Assessment of Knowledge Regarding Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis Among Staff Nurses at Intensive Care Units in a Selected Hospital in Palakkad

Year : 2024 | Volume :02 | Issue : 01 | Page : 14-21
By

Rani G.S.

Regina P.F.

Preskilla Pramod

Revathy P.M.

Rahuldas K.R.

Shamseena S.

  1. Assistant Professor P K Das College of Nursing Kerala India
  2. Associate Professor P K Das College of Nursing Kerala India
  3. Student P K Das College of Nursing Kerala India
  4. Student P K Das College of Nursing Kerala India
  5. Student P K Das College of Nursing Kerala India
  6. Student P K Das College of Nursing Kerala India

Abstract

The present study was conducted to assess the knowledge regarding venous thromboembolism prophylaxis among staff nurses in intensive care units in a selected hospital in Palakkad. The objectives of the study were to assess the knowledge regarding venous thromboembolism prophylaxis among staff nurses in intensive care units, and to associate nurses’ knowledge regarding venous thromboembolism prophylaxis with sociodemographic variables. A quantitative, nonexperimental descriptive exploratory research design was selected. Thirty samples were chosen through a non-probability convenience sampling method. Data were collected through questionnaire and analyzed by descriptive and inferential statistics. A total of 43.3% of nurses have average knowledge, 33.3% of nurses have good knowledge, 13.4% of nurses have excellent knowledge, and the remaining 10% of nurses have poor knowledge regarding venous thromboembolism prophylaxis. The present research found no notable correlation between the awareness of venous thromboembolism prophylaxis among intensive care unit staff nurses and their sociodemographic characteristics.

Keywords: Venous thromboembolism, prophylaxis, intensive care units, anticoagulants, immobility, critical care

[This article belongs to International Journal of Emergency and Trauma Nursing and Practices(ijetnp)]

How to cite this article: Rani G.S., Regina P.F., Preskilla Pramod, Revathy P.M., Rahuldas K.R., Shamseena S.. Assessment of Knowledge Regarding Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis Among Staff Nurses at Intensive Care Units in a Selected Hospital in Palakkad. International Journal of Emergency and Trauma Nursing and Practices. 2024; 02(01):14-21.
How to cite this URL: Rani G.S., Regina P.F., Preskilla Pramod, Revathy P.M., Rahuldas K.R., Shamseena S.. Assessment of Knowledge Regarding Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis Among Staff Nurses at Intensive Care Units in a Selected Hospital in Palakkad. International Journal of Emergency and Trauma Nursing and Practices. 2024; 02(01):14-21. Available from: https://journals.stmjournals.com/ijetnp/article=2024/view=148318




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Volume 02
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Received April 1, 2024
Accepted May 8, 2024
Published May 14, 2024