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Nurses’ Knowledge and Practices regarding Immediate Care of the Newborn in Wed madni Obstetric and Gynaecology Teaching Hospital, Gezira State, Sudan ( 2014) .

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dc.contributor.author Alsheikh, Areeg Abdallah Mohamed
dc.date.accessioned 2018-09-18T11:46:07Z
dc.date.available 2018-09-18T11:46:07Z
dc.date.issued 2015
dc.identifier.uri http://repo.uofg.edu.sd/handle/123456789/1765
dc.description A Dissertation Submitted to University of Gezira in Partial fulfillment of the Requirements for the Awarded of the Degree of Master of Sciences in Pediatric Nursing, Department of Nursing, Faculty of Applied Medical Sciences, January 2015 en_US
dc.description.abstract The first 24 hours of life is the crucial period in the newborn life, the newborn has to adapt his/herself rapidly to external environment. The risk of death is the greatest during this period due to neglected and lack of knowledge regarding newborn care. The nurses must be knowledgeable and aware regarding newborn care to decrease incidence of mortality and morbidity rate. A descriptive hospital- based study was conducted in Obstetric and Gynecological Teaching Hospital in Wadmadani, Gezira state aimed at assessing nurses’ knowledge and practices regarding immediate care of the newborn. The sample size consisted of 54 nurses who constituted all available nurses during the period from September to December 2014. Data were collected by a questionnaire designed for the study and checklist for monitoring nurses’ practices in immediate neonatal care. Data analysis was performed using the Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS). The study results revealed that 26% ,31% and 39% of the study sample responded with correct answers regarding skin to skin contact, Apgar score and steps of newborn resuscitation respectively, and 20%, 80% and 70% of study sample responded with correct answers regarding immediate assessment of umbilical cord, normal body weight of the newborn and equipment used in newborn suctioning respectively. the majority of them (78%) performed dry and warm process correctly. 63% of study sample performed immediate care of the umbilical cord correctly and 37% of study sample monitored heart rate and respiratory rate correctly. however all study sample didn’t perform Apgar score , skin to skin contact , giving vitamin k as prophylaxis and measuring head and chest circumference. The study concluded that nurses’ knowledge and practices regarding immediate care of the newborn were inadequate. The study recommended that continuous training program for nurses in the hospital about immediate newborn care must be conducted and continuous observation for nurses' performance. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Ietimad Ibrahim AbdElrahman Kambal (Main supervisor) . Bothyna Basyoni Alssyed Etewa (Co-Supervisor) en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher University of Gezira en_US
dc.subject Nursing care en_US
dc.subject Child care en_US
dc.subject Training nurses en_US
dc.title Nurses’ Knowledge and Practices regarding Immediate Care of the Newborn in Wed madni Obstetric and Gynaecology Teaching Hospital, Gezira State, Sudan ( 2014) . en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US


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