Assessment of Nurses Knowledge and Practice Regarding Patients Care After Cardiac Catheterization at Selected Hospitals, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia:Cross Sectional Study

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Addis Ababa University


Background: Cardiac catheterization is an invasive procedure which is used in the diagnosis and treatment of several cardiac diseases. As cardiac catheterization involves the insertion ofcardiac catheters into the circulatory system, there will be a risk of developing variety of complications which may contribute to morbidity and mortality. Early recognition of complications requires standardized care policies, as well as it needs qualified and skilled health care providers to ensure good patient care and improve patient outcome. Objective: assess knowledge and practice on patient’s care after cardiac catheterization among nurses working in cardiac wards and cardiac ICUs of the selected hospitals in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 2021. Method: An institution based cross-sectional study was conducted among 151 nurses working in cardiac wards and cardiac ICU of the seven purposely selected hospitals. The total sample sizes were allocated proportionally based on the number of nurses from each hospital. A simple random sampling technique was employed for the selection of study participants. Datawere collected by using self-administered structured questionnaire and imported to SPSS version 26.0 software for analysis. Descriptive statistics and binary logistic regression was used to analyze the result. Bivariable and multivariable logistic regression was done to determine the association between the independent variables and dependent variables. Result: Overall 42.4% and 32.5% of the participants have unsatisfactory knowledge and practice regarding patient care after cardiac catheterization respectively.BSC degree and training [AOR=3.7 ;( 1.1, 12.4) and 3.1 ;( 1.2, 7.9) respectively] were found to be statistically significant with nurses knowledge of patients care after cardiac catheterization. Experience incardiac unit, knowledge and training [AOR=5.6 ;( 1.6, 19.3), 2.2 ;( 1.04, 4.7) and 3.0 ;( 1.09, 8.4)] were also found to be significantly associated with practice. Conclusion and recommendation: The study revealed that above one third of of the participants do not have satisfactory knowledge and more than one third of the participants practice is not satisfactory. Therefore, there is a need to design and implement knowledge increasing training on patients care after cardiac catheterization



Cardiac catheterization, nurses, knowledge, practice.