Author(s): Preeti Manoj Bagul


DOI: 10.5958/2349-2996.2021.00050.1   

Address: Ms. Preeti Manoj Bagul
M.Sc. Child Health Nursing, Nursing Tutor in Holy Family Institute of Nursing Education, Kurla, Mumbai.
*Corresponding Author

Published In:   Volume - 11,      Issue - 2,     Year - 2021

Health is considered as one of the most important values in life. It is a key factor and is regarded as precious. Health as well as longevity should be protected and enhanced as much as possible. Early detection and treatment is one of the measures to prevent illness and also to reduce complications and death. Early diagnosis is key to better management1.According to Hippocrates (460-377 BC) good health resides in a proper balance among the four humors: blood, phlegm, black bile, and yellow bile, a balance that depends on the generation of life-giving heat within the left ventricle. Among these humors blood is very important as it plays a vital role in maintaining normal body mechanism2. The primary function of blood is to transport oxygen from the lungs to the body tissue and CO2 from the tissues to the lungs. This function is essential in order to prevent the death of tissues due to hypoxia. Many lifesaving diagnostic tests which are performed in clinical set up to identify disease and are very essential tools in screening any deviations from normal functions of the body. The methods used will of course vary from assessment of radial pulse, blood pressure, and pulse oximeter to the increasingly complex invasive hemodynamic monitoring such as interpretation of ABG sample with super specialization health care management in care of the patient. Though there are various diagnostic procedures, ABG analysis can be thought of as a window through which ventilation, respiration, metabolism and acid-base balance can be examined1. Objectives: To assess the pretest knowledge of staff nurses regarding ABG analysis in a selected hospital. To determine the effect of planned teaching on knowledge of staff nurses regarding ABG analysis in a selected hospital. To find the association between the selected demographic variables such as age, experience and educational qualification. Research Methodology: A descriptive, evaluative approach was used. One group pretest and posttest research design was adopted. A non-probability convenience sampling technique was used and 30 sample from selected hospitals were selected. A structured questionnaire will be prepared to assess the knowledge and observation checklist will be prepared to assess the practice among nurses regarding ABG analysis. The content validity of the questionnaire was done by 4 experts from nursing and medical fields for scrutinizing its adequacy and relevance reliability of questionnaire was done. The reliability of the questionnaire was calculated by the test retest method. Reliability coefficient was0.85 in test retest. Pilot study was initiated after the investigator obtained official permission from the concerned administrative authorities of the selected hospital. Pilot study was conducted from 8th April to 12th April 2019. The data gathering process begin on 22 April to 29th April 2019.In which contents of the consent form were explained. Pretest was initiated and planned teaching program was given. After 5 days posttest was done. This process continued till the investigator obtained the required sample size. Major Findings of The Study: Distribution of sample according to the demographic data – Age Data of age shows that the samples were fully distributed in age in one age group.30 {100%} samples belongs to age group of 20 -25 years .Nil Samples were there in age group of 26 -30 years, 31 – 40 years and 41 – 60 years Distribution of samples according to their demographic data- qualification Data of qualification indicates that maximum samples 26 {86.6%} were from the basic BSc nursing followed by 2{6.7 %} each from GNM and P.B.B.Sc. Nil samples were there in the category of master in nursing. Distribution of sample according to their demographic data – clinical experience. It illustrate that 14 {46.6 %} were having 1 – 3 months experience followed by 9 {30%} samples having 5 – 6 months of experience on next level 5 {16.7%} samples having 3 – 5 months experience and 2 {6.7%} samples having 0 – 1 months experience. Distribution of samples according to the demographic data – area of illustrate that 14 {46.6%} samples having experience in ICCU followed by 8 {26.7 %} samples having experience in ICU, 5 {16.7%} samples having experience in CARDIAC WARD /SICU and 3 {10.0%} sample having experience in Emergency.

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Preeti Manoj Bagul. Effect of Planned Teaching Programme on Knowledge regarding ABG Analysis among Staff Nurses working in a selected hospital in Mumbai. Asian J. Nursing Education and Research. 2021; 11(2):209-212. doi: 10.5958/2349-2996.2021.00050.1

Preeti Manoj Bagul. Effect of Planned Teaching Programme on Knowledge regarding ABG Analysis among Staff Nurses working in a selected hospital in Mumbai. Asian J. Nursing Education and Research. 2021; 11(2):209-212. doi: 10.5958/2349-2996.2021.00050.1   Available on:

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