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Assessment of Nurses’ Practice Related to Managing Patients with Dyspnea at Emergency Units at Port Said hospitals

Mariam Sabry Shehab, Hayat Abd-Elkader, Noha Mohamed Ibrahim

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Background: Aim of this study:  This study was aiming to assess nurses' practice related to managing patients with dyspnea at emergency units at port said hospitals. Research design: descriptive study design was used. Setting: The study was conducted at emergency units at Alamerie and Alzohor hospitals at Port Said city. Subject: The study involved all available nurses' worked in emergency units at Alamerie and Alzohor hospitals about (50 nurse). Tool of data collection: Data were collected using nurses' dyspnea managing observation checklist. Results: Total mean practice score regarding management of patients with dyspnea were un satisfactory. Conclusion: Nurse’s level of practice in assessing physical assessment parameters was un satisfactory in all items. Recommendation: The study recommended continuous educational programs should be planned on regular basis to nurses' managing patients with dyspnea for enhancing nurses' practice and to achieve high quality of care.

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