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KNOWLEDGE AND IDENTIFICATION OF SEPSIS AMONG PEDIATRIC NURSES AT NEONATAL INTENSIVE CARE UNITS

Hanaa I., El Sayed Hanaa M., Ahmed

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15520/ijmhs.2017.vol7.iss3.163.

Abstract


Background: Sepsis is a common clinical syndrome associated with high mortality rate and considered one of the world’s leading causes of death worldwide. Therefore, the aim of this study was to assess nurse's knowledge, and current practice of Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome, diagnostic criteria, sepsis guidelines and the importance of SIRS recognition. The study was conducted in the Neonatal Intensive Care Units at Menofia University Hospital and El Bagour Central Hospital.  A descriptive exploratory design was used. A convenient sample of all nurses who were working in the above mentioned settings were selected (90 nurses) from January to September 2016. One tool was used for data collection consists from 5-parts questionnaire to assess nurses' knowledge. The results of this study revealed that there were knowledge deficit between nurses' about SIRS and sepsis. In conclusion, in-service educational programs are important to upgrade nurses’ knowledge and level of performance to aid in recognizing earlier stages of sepsis to promote patients’ recovery and improve quality of life.


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