Vol. 1, Issue 3 (2016)
A study to assess the knowledge regarding tracheostomy care among staff nurses and nursing students in narayana medical college and hospital, Nellore
Author(s): Padma K, Arundathi S, Latha A, Dr. Indira S, Sreelakshmi T
Abstract: Background: Tracheostomy is one of the oldest known surgical procedure. A tracheostomy is an opening in the trachea when an individual natural airway is compromised and requires long term ventilation at the same time tracheostomy care is essential to prevent infection. Objective: To assess the level of knowledge on tracheostomy care among staff nurses and student nurses in Narayana medical college and hospital. Materials and Methods: Descriptive cross sectional design and convenient sampling technique was followed which included 30 samples were used. Data was collected using structured questionnaire. Data analysis was done with SPSS. Results: shows that with regard to assessment of umbilical cord among 15 staff nurse 8(53.3%) have moderately adequate knowledge and in student nurses 6(40%) have moderately adequate knowledge. Conclusions: The study concluded that majority of staff nurses and nursing students had moderate knowledge of tracheostomy care.