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A study to assess the knowledge of nurses regarding neonatal transportation in neonatal care services

Nancy Fernandes Pereira, Agnes A. Swamy

Abstract


A study was conducted to assess the knowledge of nurses regarding neonatal transportation in neonatal care services, 51 nurses from private & government hospitals were selected the objectives of the study was to assess the knowledge of nurses regarding neonatal transport & to correlate the knowledge with selected demographic variables the design was exploratory design & the approach was quantitative descriptive study approach. A structures questionnaire was distributed to all the nurses to assess their knowledge the findings revealed 66.7% nurses were in the age group 21-25 years, 23.5% nurses were in the age group 26-30 years. 45% nurses were with GNM (General Nursing & Midwifery) educational qualification & the remaining was B.B.Sc (N). 64.7% nurses were with 1-3 years of experience & 21.6% nurses were with 4-6 years of experience in NICU. 78.4% nurses had average knowledge regarding neonatal transportation 17.6% had good knowledge & only 3.9% nurses had poor knowledge. There was no correlation between the knowledge & selected demographic variables. Conclusion: - in order to improve the knowledge regarding neonatal transportation in nurses from average to good a hands on training for the nurses is essential.


Keywords


Neonatal, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Nurses, Transportation.

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