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Original Research Article

Year: 2018 | Month: August | Volume: 8 | Issue: 8 | Pages: 182-188

A Study to Assess the Effectiveness of STP on Knowledge and Practice Regarding ABGs among ICU Nurses in Selected Hospitals at Jalandhar, Punjab.

Akashpreet Kaur1, Gopal Singh Charan2

1Assistant Professor, 2Associate Professor, SGRD College of Nursing, SGRDIMSR, Amritsar

Corresponding Author: Gopal Singh Charan


Arterial blood gas analysis is a basic and useful laboratory test for the critical care of patients. Arterial blood gas analysis is an essential investigation for assessing clinical oxygenation and acid-base status in critically ill patients, providing information about ventilation, oxygenation, and acid-base status, the three closely and interrelated physiological parameters that maintain pH homeostasis. A pre experimental one group pretest post-test design therefore was undertaken to assess the effectiveness of structured teaching programme on knowledge and practice regarding arterial blood gas analysis among the ICU nurses at selected hospitals, Jalandhar. 60 samples were selected using convenience sampling technique. Structured knowledge questionnaire was used to collect data and practices were observed by checklist. The study results revealed that mean difference of pretest and post-test knowledge score of nurses was 7.83 and tcal value20.631 which is more than tabulated value at 5% level of significance. For the practice score, there was significant difference between pretest and post-test practice score, tcal 10.492 which is more than tabulated value at 5% level of significance this shows that structured teaching programme had significant effect on knowledge and practice of nurses regarding ABG analysis.

Key words: Arterial blood gas analysis, nurses, pre-experimental study

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