Determination of Nurses' Knowledge Level about Total Parenteral Nutrition in a Training Hospital

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/308156
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Determination of Nurses' Knowledge Level about Total Parenteral Nutrition in a Training Hospital
Author(s):
Tosun, Nuran; Kalender, Nurten
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
N/A
Author Details:
Nuran Tosun, PhD, ntosun@gata.edu.tr; Nurten Kalender, MSN
Abstract:

Poster presented on: Monday, November 18, 2013, Tuesday, November 19, 2013

        Determination of Nurses' Knowledge Level about Total Parenteral Nutrition in a Training Hospital

        This study was conducted as a descriptive study to determine the knowledge levels of nurses about Total Parenteral Nutrition (TPN) in a training hospital. A total of 166 nurses were included the study between July-August 2012. A questionnaire form consisted of 40 items developed by researchers was used. Seventy five points and above were considered to be sufficient. Just 12% of the nurses had 75 and above scores, so nurses’ knowledge level about TPN was seen to be low.

         The nurses had information about TPN solution must be clear and non-particulate (99.4%), and the purpose of TPN (97.6%).  And 96.4% of the nurses were aware of TPN solutions are favorable environment to grow bacteria/fungi, and recording the changes with the patients. About one third of nurses had information about the conditions that should be applied TPN, the frequency of taking vital signs and central catheter dressing. The nurses had little knowledge about the osmolarity of TPN solutions (23.5%) and performing the patient’s nutritional assessment and anthropometric measurements (21.1%).   

         The nurses whose professional experience is 10 year and up, education level is master and up, and working in critical care units had been found higher knowledge level, but the difference between scores was not statistically significant. The nurses who read scientific papers/books had been found higher knowledge level and the difference between scores was statistically significant. According to results of this study the education program was planned for nurses.

Keywords:
Total Parenteral Nutrition; Nurse; Knowledge level
Repository Posting Date:
19-Dec-2013
Date of Publication:
19-Dec-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
42nd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriott
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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleDetermination of Nurses' Knowledge Level about Total Parenteral Nutrition in a Training Hospitalen_GB
dc.contributor.authorTosun, Nuranen_GB
dc.contributor.authorKalender, Nurtenen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentN/Aen_GB
dc.author.detailsNuran Tosun, PhD, ntosun@gata.edu.tr; Nurten Kalender, MSNen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/308156-
dc.description.abstract<p>Poster presented on: Monday, November 18, 2013, Tuesday, November 19, 2013</p><b>        Determination of Nurses' Knowledge Level about Total Parenteral Nutrition in a Training Hospital </b><p>        This study was conducted as a descriptive study to determine the knowledge levels of nurses about Total Parenteral Nutrition (TPN) in a training hospital. A total of 166 nurses were included the study between July-August 2012. A questionnaire form consisted of 40 items developed by researchers was used. Seventy five points and above were considered to be sufficient. Just 12% of the nurses had 75 and above scores, so nurses’ knowledge level about TPN was seen to be low. <p>         The nurses had information about TPN solution must be clear and non-particulate (99.4%), and the purpose of TPN (97.6%).  And 96.4% of the nurses were aware of TPN solutions are favorable environment to grow bacteria/fungi, and recording the changes with the patients. About one third of nurses had information about the conditions that should be applied TPN, the frequency of taking vital signs and central catheter dressing. The nurses had little knowledge about the osmolarity of TPN solutions (23.5%) and performing the patient’s nutritional assessment and anthropometric measurements (21.1%).    <p>         The nurses whose professional experience is 10 year and up, education level is master and up, and working in critical care units had been found higher knowledge level, but the difference between scores was not statistically significant. The nurses who read scientific papers/books had been found higher knowledge level and the difference between scores was statistically significant. According to results of this study the education program was planned for nurses.en_GB
dc.subjectTotal Parenteral Nutritionen_GB
dc.subjectNurseen_GB
dc.subjectKnowledge levelen_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:27:38Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:27:38Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name42nd Biennial Conventionen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen_GB
dc.description42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriotten_GB
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.en_GB
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