EFFECTIVENESS OF STRUCTURED TEACHING PROGRAMME ON KNOWLEDGE REGARDING ABG ANALYSIS AND ITS INTERPRETATION AMONG II AND III YEAR B.SC NURSING STUDENTS

Mrs. Jeril Mariam Thomas

Abstract


Arterial blood gas (ABG) analysis is a blood test that measures the levels of many different gases in the oxygen rich blood. Some of these levels are measured directly; while others are calculated from the measurements of other gases. Since the nurses and student nurses in critical care units are more involved in ABG interpretation and as well as caring patients on ventilation, If they are able to interpret them in a correct way, it can prevent complications, avoid errors and help in the progress of Patients condition. Purpose of the study was to assess the effectiveness of Structured Teaching Programme on knowledge regarding ABG analysis and its interpretation among B.Sc nursing II year and III year students. 40 II year and III year B.Sc Nursing students were selected using convenient sampling technique. After obtaining the necessary permission from the concerned authorities, a pre-test was done on the participants with socio demographic proforma and multiple-choice statements. On the next day, Structured teaching programme was then given to the experimental group only. After two days gap, post-test was conducted with the same tools. Findings revealed that the mean post-test knowledge level of experimental group (24.10) was higher as compared with the pre-test score (14.10). Thus,  the study revealed that the Structured Teaching Programme was effective in improving the level of knowledge of II and III year B.Sc Nursing students.


Keywords


Structured Teaching Programme, ABG analysis and its interpretation, II and III year B.Sc Nursing students

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