Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation: Perceptions, Needs and Barriers Experienced by the Registered Nurses in Botswana

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/202073
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation: Perceptions, Needs and Barriers Experienced by the Registered Nurses in Botswana
Abstract:
(41st Biennial Convention) CARDIO-PULMONARY RESUSCITATION: PERCEPTIONS, NEEDS AND BARRIERS EXPERIENCED BY THE REGISTERED NURSES IN BOTSWANA In Botswana, nurses are the major healthcare providers. Professional nurses often encounter patients with cardiac arrests.  It is therefore essential for these nurses to perform cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) effectively. The aim of the study was to describe and explore Botswana’s nurses’ CPR perceptions, needs and barriers. Both quantitative and qualitative research designs were used in four phases of the study.  Convenience and purposive sampling were used. Phase one audited the existing available facilities in Botswana’s hospitals for providing CPR. Phase two investigated nurses’ existing CPR knowledge and skills. Focus groups discussions and semi-structured interviews, during phase three, identified nurses’ perceived CPR barriers and needs for performing CPR effectively. In phase four, recommendations were made to improve the provision of CPR in Botswana. The results indicated that inadequate CPR equipment and supplies were available,  nurses’ CPR knowledge and skills revealed during the pre-test were inadequate. Following CPR training with the help of a manikin, nurses’ knowledge and skills improved substantially during the post test. Focus group discussions and semi-structured interviews conducted with registered nurses and senior nurse managers revealed that a lack of organizational support and resources, nurses’ lack of  knowledge and skills, as well as  inadequate policies and protocols posed barriers to nurses’ effective CPR. In order to enhance the nurses’ CPR performance, Botswana’s hospitals should provide adequate equipment and supplies, introduce regular basic life support (BLS) training programs, perform regular audits of the existing facilities and equipment, implement definite policies regarding the nurses’ CPR role, and audit the records of every patient who required CPR.  These recommendations, if implemented, could help to save many lives in Botswana.
Keywords:
Knowledge and skills; CPR
Repository Posting Date:
11-Jan-2012
Date of Publication:
4-Jan-2012
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleCardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation: Perceptions, Needs and Barriers Experienced by the Registered Nurses in Botswanaen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/202073-
dc.description.abstract(41st Biennial Convention) CARDIO-PULMONARY RESUSCITATION: PERCEPTIONS, NEEDS AND BARRIERS EXPERIENCED BY THE REGISTERED NURSES IN BOTSWANA In Botswana, nurses are the major healthcare providers. Professional nurses often encounter patients with cardiac arrests.  It is therefore essential for these nurses to perform cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) effectively. The aim of the study was to describe and explore Botswana’s nurses’ CPR perceptions, needs and barriers. Both quantitative and qualitative research designs were used in four phases of the study.  Convenience and purposive sampling were used. Phase one audited the existing available facilities in Botswana’s hospitals for providing CPR. Phase two investigated nurses’ existing CPR knowledge and skills. Focus groups discussions and semi-structured interviews, during phase three, identified nurses’ perceived CPR barriers and needs for performing CPR effectively. In phase four, recommendations were made to improve the provision of CPR in Botswana. The results indicated that inadequate CPR equipment and supplies were available,  nurses’ CPR knowledge and skills revealed during the pre-test were inadequate. Following CPR training with the help of a manikin, nurses’ knowledge and skills improved substantially during the post test. Focus group discussions and semi-structured interviews conducted with registered nurses and senior nurse managers revealed that a lack of organizational support and resources, nurses’ lack of  knowledge and skills, as well as  inadequate policies and protocols posed barriers to nurses’ effective CPR. In order to enhance the nurses’ CPR performance, Botswana’s hospitals should provide adequate equipment and supplies, introduce regular basic life support (BLS) training programs, perform regular audits of the existing facilities and equipment, implement definite policies regarding the nurses’ CPR role, and audit the records of every patient who required CPR.  These recommendations, if implemented, could help to save many lives in Botswana.en_GB
dc.subjectKnowledge and skillsen_GB
dc.subjectCPRen_GB
dc.date.available2012-01-11T11:08:37Z-
dc.date.issued2012-01-04en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-01-11T11:08:37Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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