Tracheostomy is the common procedure for multiple medical indications and nurses must provide safe and competent care to tracheostomy patients to prevent complications. This study aimed to assess the knowledge and skills on tracheostomy care among staff nurses working in selected hospitals of district Mohali, Punjab. A quantitative research approach with descriptive research design was adopted. 100 staff nurses were selected using convenient sampling technique (non probability sampling). Knowledge of staff nurses was assessed using structured knowledge questionnaire and skills were assessed using checklist for tracheostomy care. The collected data was analysed by using descriptive and inferential statistics. Study showed that 57% of staff nurses were having average knowledge and 43% staff nurses were having good knowledge. Moreover, 44% and 56% staff nurses were having fair and good skills regarding tracheostomy care respectively. Study also depicted that there was a weak positive correlation between knowledge and skills on tracheostomy care (r= 0.198). Study also indicated that there was a significant association of knowledge with age, total work experience, present area of work and educational program attended on tracheostomy care. No association was found between skills and selected socio-demographic variables i.e. age, gender, educational qualification, total work experience (in years), present area of work, experience of work in present area and educational program attended on tracheostomy care.
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Mandeep Kaur Dhaliwal, Rashmi Choudhary, Poonam Sharma. A Descriptive Study to assess the knowledge and skills on tracheostomy care among staff nurses working in selected hospitals of district Mohali, Punjab. Asian J. Nursing Education and Research. 2018; 8(2): 242-246. doi: 10.5958/2349-2996.2018.00049.6