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American Journal of Nursing Research. 2014, 2(3), 38-43
DOI: 10.12691/ajnr-2-3-2
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Nursing Intervention for Management of Patients with Dyspnea at Emergency Units in Baghdad Hospitals

Ali D. Abbas1,

1Instructor, Fundamentals of Nursing Department, College of Nursing, University of Baghdad

Pub. Date: November 03, 2014

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Ali D. Abbas. Nursing Intervention for Management of Patients with Dyspnea at Emergency Units in Baghdad Hospitals. American Journal of Nursing Research. 2014; 2(3):38-43. doi: 10.12691/ajnr-2-3-2


Objective(s): The study aims are to check the nursing intervention practices by nurses for management dyspnea for patients in emergency units and to find out the relationship between the nursing intervention and the demographic characteristics that includes (age, gender, level of education, years of experience, and training session). Methodology: Quantitative design (a descriptive study). The study was conducted in Baghdad Hospitals (Baghdad Teaching Hospital; Al - Shaheed Sadr General Hospital Education, and Al-Kindi Teaching Hospital) Starting from July 2nd 2014 up to the 10th of September 2014. To achieve aims the study, a non-probability (purposive) samples of (50) a nurse who was consisted of all nurses who provide emergency nursing care for patients which has a dyspnea and according to special criteria. The Data were collected by check list observation as a means of data collection. Nurses were observed while they are working at the emergency unit during three time periods divided by the 24 hours. Instrument validity was determined through content validity by a panel of experts. Reliability of the instrument was determined by Pearson correlation coefficient for the researcher and co-observe reliability approach, which was (0.82). Data analysis were performed through descriptive statistics (frequency, percentage, mean of score, Relative sufficiency) and inferential statistics (Chi-square (x2) test). Results: The results of the study indicated the evaluation of relative sufficiency for nursing intervention for management dyspnea for patients at the emergency unit was low and there is no significant association between ages, gender, level of education, years of experience in emergency unit, training session of sample and nursing intervention scores. Conclusion: The study concluded that the most of nurses who work at emergency unit have inadequate skills to manage dyspnea. Recommendations: The study recommended the need to develop and carry out special training programs for nurses to enhance their skills in the field of nursing care for patients with dyspnea.

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