Impact of Intervention Program on Nursing Performance Provided for Neonates with Sepsis at Intensive Care Units

Naglaa Fathy Mohamed Belal, Safaa Salah Ismail, Madiha Hassan Bayoumi
2017 Egyptian Journal of Health Care  
Sepsis imposes a major threat to newborn infants. It is estimated that sepsis causes over half a million neonatal deaths annually, thereby accounting for about 15% of all neonatal deaths worldwide. This study aimed to: Assess the impact of intervention program on nursing performance provided for neonates with sepsis at Intensive Care Units. Setting: This study was conducted at Neonatal Intensive Care Units in Benha University Hospital, Benha Specialized Pediatric Hospital and Benha Teaching
more » ... ital. Design: A quasi-experimental design was used. Sample: A purposive sample of 100 nurses included in the study working at the previously mentioned settings. Tools: The first tool is a pre-designed questionnaire to assess nurses' knowledge about neonatal sepsis, the second tool was observational checklist to assess nurse's performance for neonates with sepsis. Results: revealed that, the mean age of the studied nurses was 23.9±3.8 years and there was a positive correlation between nurses' knowledge and practices scores post program implementation compared with preprogram implementation. Conclusion: Nurses' performance are significantly improved post program implementation that reflects the importance of continuous and in-service education for nurses working at Neonatal Intensive Care Units. Recommendation:Collaboration and continuing education of the staff in the NICUs are vital to improve the quality of care provided for neonates with sepsis.
doi:10.21608/ejhc.2017.9731 fatcat:e73jf5fbifhqpfkuda2e6aa76e