Assess The Knowledge Of Staff Nurses Working In Intensive Care Unit (Icu) Regarding The Use Of Inotropes In Critically Ill Patients
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2020, Volume 7, Issue 11, Pages 1097-1101
AbstractCongestive Heart Failure is a typical condition that happens when the heart can't supply enough blood to address tissue issues for oxygen and supplements. Inotropes assume a significant job in maintaining a strategic distance from cardiogenic shock. The compensative channel itself expands the load of the heart and they are constrained to broaden and span. In this condition, drug treatment is planned to improve the pumping capacity of the heart by utilizing inotropes and other protective measures. The study meant to survey the knowledge score of intensive care unit (ICU) staff nurses regarding the use of inotropes in critically ill patients in selected hospitals, Bhubaneswar, Odisha. A quantitative research approach with a non-experimental descriptive research design was used for the study. Total 50 no. of staff nurses were selected as sample by applying non-probability convenient sampling technique. The self-structured questionnaire was used as a tool to assess the knowledge level of intensive care unit staff nurses regarding the use of inotropes. Findings revealed that the mean and standard deviation of the knowledge score of staff nurses on the utilization of inotropes was 7.58± 2.59. The majority of study samples 36(72%) had fair knowledge; whereas 8(16%) samples had good knowledge & 6(12%) had poor knowledge regarding the use of inotropes. There was no significant association of knowledge level about demographic variables. The study presumed that there is have to upgrade the knowledge level of staff nurses to the use of inotropes to deliver qualitative care to ill patients.
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