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A Descriptive Study to find out the Knowledge and Practices of Staff Nurses Regarding Administration of IV Therapy in Ideas Hospital of Gwalior, (M.P.)

Anand Dixit

Abstract: A descriptive study to find out the knowledge and practices of staff nurses regarding administration of iv therapy in Ideas hospital of Gwalior, (M.P.). Objectives of the Study: “To find out the knowledge of staff nurses regarding administration of IV therapy”, “To assess the practice of staff nurses regarding administration of IV therapy”, “To know the correlation between knowledge and practice of staff nurses regarding administration of IV therapy”, “To know the association between knowledge of staff nurses regarding administration of IV therapy according to the demographic variables”. Methodology: A non-experimental research approach was used in this study to evaluate the subject's knowledge and practice. Staff nurses at IDEAS Hospital, Gwalior, make up the population. Using a deliberate sampling method, the samples were drawn. The demographic factors included age, gender, professional qualification, total clinical experience, the availability of essential IV treatment equipment, any in service training program attended, and the frequency of IV therapy administration per day in this research. Data was gathered via the use of a questionnaire and an observational checklist that had been specifically designed for the purpose. Experts have confirmed its validity. Employing Karl Pearson's (correlation coefficient) method, it was determined that the tool (r=0.5281) was dependable. Results: After executing a pilot research, the full study was carried out. Researchers found that, on average, staff nurses knew (14.16%) and had a mean practice score of of the following: (38.84 percent). There was a strong correlation between the demographic variables of gender and the frequency of IV therapy administration per day, but none of the Age, professional qualification, total clinical experience, equipment on the ward, and participation in any in-service education programs were all crucial demographic factors to take into consideration. H1 is accepted as true, and the null hypothesis is rejected. In nursing practice, education, administration and research, the study's findings have a significant impact. Students should be provided with opportunity to learn about recognizing care. Components of nursing practice that must be prioritized in hospital and community settings the nurse's responsibility for IV treatment administration Nurses administering IV treatment need more research.
Keywords: treatment / staff nurses / regarding administration / nurses regarding / administration of IV therapy / total clinical

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