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Assessment Of Nurses Performance During Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation In Intensive Care Unit And Cardiac Care Unit At The Alexandria Main University Hospital.

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Dr. Nagla Hamdi Kamal Khalil El- Meanawi



Index Terms: Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR).



Abstract: Background Cardiopulmonary resuscitation one of the most emergency management, the nurse has a pivotal role and should be highly qualified in performing these procedures. The aim of the study is to assess performance of nurses during Cardio pulmonary resuscitation for patient with cardiac arrest In Intensive Care Unit and Cardiac Care Unit at the Alexandria main university hospital. To answer the question; what are the most common area of satisfactory and area of neglection in nurse's performance during Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation. The sample consists of 53 staff nurses, working in Intensive care unit & cardiac care unit at Alexandria main university hospital. The tools of data collection were structured of questionnaire sheet and observational cheek list. The results showed that unsatisfactory performance between nurses in both units. The study concluded that all nurses need to improve their performance during cardiopulmonary resuscitation for patient with cardiac arrest , it is crucial for nursing staff to participate in CPR courses in order to refresh and update their theoretical knowledge and performance skills and consequently to improve the safety and effectiveness of care. The study recommended that continuous evaluation of nurses' knowledge and performance is essential, the optimal frequency with which CPR training should be implemented at least every 6 months, in order to avoid deterioration in nurses CPR knowledge and skills.



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