The Quality of Pre Cardiac Catheterization Nursing Care at Surgical Specialty Hospital-Cardiac Center in Erbil City
Background and objectives: Cardiac catheterization is an invasive procedure, also is a diagnostic and therapeutic procedure of the heart and blood vessel. A major role of nurses is to provide care to the patients before procedure. The aim of the study is to assess the quality of nursing care for patients undergoing cardiac catheterization in cardiac center in Erbil city.
Methods: This descriptive study was conducted on all nurses who perform pre cardiac catheterization nursing care in the Surgical Specialty Hospital - Cardiac Centre in Erbil City. A questionnaire and checklist was designed for the purpose of the study. Data were collected through the part one interview with nurses and part two was checklist observation of nursing care. Frequency and Kendall test was used for data analysis.
Result: The mean age (±SD) was 25.36 (±2.16) years. Gender was more than half of the nurses were female, were male (45.5 %), single (63.6%), most (90.9) of them were nurses graduated from Hawler Medical Technical Institute, the length of experience in nursing (63.6%) had experience of 1-5 years, duration of work for nurses (72.7%) in cardiac catheterization worked for 1-5 years, and none of them attended any training program on cardiac catheterization in the Kurdistan region or abroad.
In general, there was no significant association between the quality of pre cardiac catheterization nursing care and their socio-demographic characteristics of the nurses.
Conclusion: Nursing care had sometimes to never level, but need continuous knowledge and training course regarding nursing care. Future research is required to affirm these determinations.
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