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Impact of Adesigned Teaching Protocol about Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) On Critical Care Nurse’s Knowledge and Practices at Benha University Hospital, Cairo, Egypt.
Amal Saied Taha Refaey
Medical Surgical Nursing Department, Faculty of Nursing, Benha University
Abstract: In sudden death situations prompt and high quality ACLS is vital for patient survival. This can only be achieved by ensuring that nurses, and by extension, other health care professionals acquire the requisite ACLS knowledge and skills through training. The aim of this study was to examine the impact of a designed teaching protocol on nurse's knowledge and practices as regards the advanced cardiac life support at the intensive care &critical care units at Benha university hospital.Quasi-experimental design(pre-test/post-test)was used in this study; The critical care staff nurses  working with critically ill patients in both intensive care &critical care units at Benha university hospital were included in this study. Data were obtained through three main tools; A constructed interviewing questionnaire sheet, observational checklist and hospital resuscitation policy assessment sheet. Method; the program was divided into 23 sessions; it was given in an average of three days per week for eight months with pre-post implementation evaluation. Results of the study revealed the following: (a) The mean knowledge scores of nurses are increased immediately after implementation of the program with a significant statistical difference. This increased level slightly decreased post three months of program implementation. (b) As well, the mean practice scores of the study group subjects was higher immediately after the implementation of the program with a high significant statistical difference compared to the pre program implementations, this increased level slightly decreased post three months of program implementation. (c) Also, a positive correlation was found between knowledge and practice scores of the study subjects therefore the 3 stated research hypothesis were supported. In conclusion, empowerment of critical care nurses knowledge and practices would have a positive impact upon their knowledge and performance. This could be of great importance upon patients’ condition and is a cost effective. The study recommended that continuous In–service training programs for the purpose of updating the knowledge and skills of nurses working with cardiac arrest patients.
[Amal Saied Taha Refaey. Impact of Adesigned Teaching Protocol about Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) On Critical Care Nurse’s Knowledge and Practices at Benha University Hospital, Cairo, Egypt.J Am Sci 2012;8(10):838-850]. (ISSN: 1545-1003). http://www.jofamericanscience.org. 113
Keywords: Impact, designed teaching protocol, advanced cardiac life support, knowledge, practices, critical care nursing. Full Text 113