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American Journal of Nursing Research. 2019, 7(5), 889-898
DOI: 10.12691/ajnr-7-5-22
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Effect of Training Program on Nurse Intern's Knowledge and Practice Regarding Obstetric and Gynecological Skills at Benha University Hospital

Elham Abozied Ramadan1, , Rehab Mohammed Abd El Hady2 and Amal Talaat Abd El Wahed El Shar Kawy3

1Lecturer of Obstetrics & Woman's Health Nursing, Faculty of Nursing, Benha University, Egypt.

2Assistant Professor of Obstetrics & Woman's Health Nursing, Faculty of Nursing, Benha University, Egypt.

3Assistant Professor of Maternity and Gynecological Health Nursing, Faculty of Nursing, Ain Shams University, Egypt.

Pub. Date: August 26, 2019

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Elham Abozied Ramadan, Rehab Mohammed Abd El Hady and Amal Talaat Abd El Wahed El Shar Kawy. Effect of Training Program on Nurse Intern's Knowledge and Practice Regarding Obstetric and Gynecological Skills at Benha University Hospital. American Journal of Nursing Research. 2019; 7(5):889-898. doi: 10.12691/ajnr-7-5-22


Background: Obstetrical and Gynecological nursing is a health care profession that focuses on the care of the women and newborn, for that reason nurse interns who receive the training in obstetrical and gynecological should be highly knowledgeable and well-trained caregivers for the overall safety and wellbeing of women, newborn and pregnancy outcome from the moment of menarche to menopause. The aim of the research: to assess the effect of the training program on nurse intern's knowledge and practice regarding obstetric and gynecological skills. Study design: A quasi-experimental design was used to fulfill the aim of the research. Setting: This study was conducted in Outpatient Clinic, emergency and reception unit, Antenatal ward, delivery unit and Postnatal ward affiliated at Beha university hospital. Study subjects: A purposive sample of 80 internship nursing students and divided into pre and post group. Tools: two tools were used for collecting data; (1) an interviewing questionnaire sheet; includes two parts, personal characteristics internship nursing students, Assessment of the internship nursing students about obstetric and gynecological knowledge, (2) Nurse interns performance checklist about obstetric and gynecological skills. Results: Before implementation of the program the majority of nurse interns and slightly more than half of them had inadequate practice regarding obstetric skills and poor knowledge (86.3% & 55%, respectively). After the implementation of the program, the highest percentages of nurse interns and slightly more than half of them had adequate practice and good levels of knowledge (80 %& 57.5 % respectively). Conclusion: The present research concluded that implementation of training program for internship nursing students was effective in improving their oobstetric knowledge and skills with considerable variation among pre and post-training of the training time nursing students as regards the total degrees of knowledge and fundamental nursing and generative skills as shown in the logbook. Recommendations: Continuous training educational programs and workshops should be planned on regular basis to nurse interns receiveing training in obstetric and gynecological unit about obstetric skills for enhancing nurse intern’s practice and this programms should made on free days so they don't interfere with nurse interns clinical work schedule to achieve high quality of care.

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