Nurses' Knowledge Assessment Regarding Blood Transfusion to Ensure Patient Safety

Asmaa Hamed Abd Elhy
2017 IOSR Journal of Nursing and Health Science  
Blood transfusion has a positive effect on patient life; so nurse play an integral role to maintain patient safety related to blood transfusion. Aim: This study aimed to assess the level of knowledge regarding blood transfusion among nurses to ensure patient safety. Setting: This study was conducted in different departments in Menoufia university hospital. Subjects: A convenient sample of 286 nurses from different departments in Menoufia university hospital. Tools: Structure interview schedule:
more » ... interview schedule: (interview questionnaire sheet) A modified version of the Routine Blood Transfusion Knowledge Questionnaire. Results: more than half of nurses had poor knowledge regarding to blood transfusion (61.2%). Also there were statically significant relation between nurses' knowledge and, their characteristic regarding to blood transfusion. Conclusion: The study concluded that deficiency of knowledge among nurses regarding to blood transfusion threaten patient safety, also put patients at life threatening condition .
doi:10.9790/1959-060202104111 fatcat:og26g3quf5gprnmbljinbsj2vy