Author(s): Kirubel Dagnew, Lehulu Tilahun


DOI: 10.5958/2454-2660.2020.00105.2   

Address: Kirubel Dagnew 1, Lehulu Tilahun2
1Wollo University, Department of Comprehensive health Nursing, Dessie, Ethiopia.
2Wollo University, Department of Emergency and Ophthalmic Health, Dessie, Ethiopia.
*Corresponding Author

Published In:   Volume - 8,      Issue - 4,     Year - 2020

Background: Cardiac Resuscitation is an important medical procedure which is performed in an effort to manually preserve intact brain function until further measures are taken to restore normal spontaneous blood circulation and breathing in a person with cardiac arrest. Objective: To assess knowledge, attitude and practice towards cardiac resuscitation among Nursing professionals at Dessie Referral Hospital. Methods: Institutional based cross sectional study was conducted among 182 nursing professionals at Dessie Referral Hospital to assess their Knowledge Attitude and practice towards cardiac resuscitation. And the participant was selected from each Strata by systematic random sampling as a whole, with proportional allocation to each department in its respective ward to fill self-administered questionnaire. The data that we gathered from April 1-5/2018 was analyzed by SPSS statistical software and presented by using frequency table. Results: Among 182 respondents 59.9% have good knowledge; degree nursing professionals also had good knowledge as high as 68.8%. 84.6 % have good attitude among all respondents and only 31% of nursing professionals have good performance of cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Significantly academic qualification has association with knowledge and attitude at p=0.04 and 0.00 respectively. Discussion: Based on the results discussions were made. Conclusion: Generally majority of respondents had good knowledge and attitude and poor performance on Cardiac Resuscitation.

Cite this article:
Kirubel Dagnew, Lehulu Tilahun. Study on Knowledge, Attitude and Practice of Cardiac Resuscitation Among Nursing Professionals at Dessie Referal hospital, North East Ethiopia. Int. J. Nur. Edu. and Research. 2020; 8(4):478-482. doi: 10.5958/2454-2660.2020.00105.2

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