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Background: Patient falls in hospitals are common and affect approximately 2% to 17% of patients during their hospital stay. Patient falls are a nursingsensitive quality indicator in the delivery of inpatient services. Objective: To assess the effect of educational training program on nurses’ knowledge and performance regarding prevention of fall at one of the health insurance organization hospitals in Alexandria. Setting: The study was conducted at 284 bed general hospital affiliated with the Health Insurance Organization in Alexandria. Design: A quasi-experimental design was followed. Participants: The study sample included all nurses of different ranks working at four departments namely, orthopedic, medical, surgical, ICU unit. Results: There was a significant difference regarding all factors under study before and after the educational programme except for two individual factors, old age p = 0.84, overall poor health status p = 0.38, and two health factors, uses aids p = 0.50, treatment by heparin p = 1.00, and two environmental factors, poor lighting p = 0.34, loose cords or wires p = 0.30 and bells p = 0.30, and one miscellaneous factor, patient education p = 0.85 and tidy environmentp = 0.85. All departments showed posttest performance improvement, the total performance median for departments regarding environmental factor p = 0.04 and health education p = 0.001. Conclusion: Education programmes should be regularly, updated in view of changing knowledge and work practices.

KEYWORDS

Patient Falls; Nurse Knowledge; Performance; Quasi-Experimental Design

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El Enein, N. , El Ghany, A. and Zaghloul, A. 2012 Knowledge and performance among nurses before and after a training programme on patient falls. Open Journal of Nursing, 2, 358-364. doi: 10.4236-ojn.2012.24053.





Autor: Nagwa Younes Abou El Enein, Azza Saad Abd El Ghany, Ashraf Ahmad Zaghloul

Fuente: http://www.scirp.org/



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