Assessment of Nurse’s Knowledge Regarding Postoperative Renal Surgery Complication in El Gazira Hospital for Renal Surgery and Disease
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Background: Nurses play an important role in post operative patient care, including close observation, problem assessment, and complication monitoring.
Aim: This study was aimed to assess nurses Knowledge regarding postoperative renal surgery complication.
Methods: This is a descriptive hospital-based study, conducted in the Kidney Center at El-Jazira Hospital during the period from October 2016 to April 2019. The study was involved 35 staff nurses as total coverage. Self-administrated questionnaire was used to interview the study population. The nurse’s knowledge was assessed by using scoring system in which the data was distributed into three categories to measure the level of nurse’s knowledge about Post Renal Complication (PRC), if the nurse respond to (4, 3) choice it was consider as good knowledge, (2) choice consider as fair knowledge, while (1, 0) choice was consider as poor knowledge. Each nurse was given one week to fill the questionnaire and return it. The collected data was analyzed using statistical package for social sciences (SPSS version 21) and presented in forms of tables and figures.
Results: The questionnaire was completed by all involved nurses. The overall knowledge of post-enal surgical complications is 90.01 %. More than 91.4 % are well-versed in the various types of kidney rejection. The majority of nurses have good knowledge about the nursing role in postoperative renal transplantation. More than 94.3 % of nurses have good knowledge about home nursing for renal transplant patients. More than 94.4 % of Nurses have good knowledgeable about post-operative renal stone nursing. The knowledge of the involved nurses about prostate surgery was ranged 94.3% to 100% and about radical nephrectomy was 85.7% to 100%. Nurse’s knowledge about partial nephrectomy surgery is ranged from 80.0% to 100%.
Conclusions: The study concluded that there was adequate knowledge of nurse’s staff regarding postoperative care for patients with postoperative renal surgery complications.
- renal surgery
- renal disease
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