Abstract

Research Article

Nurses' knowledge and practice in assessment and management of neonatal pain at Governmental Hospitals in Gaza Strip: A cross sectional study

Yunis KS Qasim*, Hamza Abdeljawad and Ali H Abusafia

Published: 06 July, 2021 | Volume 5 - Issue 1 | Pages: 038-042

Objective: The study aimed to investigate neonatal nurses' knowledge and practices related to pain assessment and management that may contribute to improve the quality of pain management by nurses at Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICUs) of governmental hospitals in Gaza Strip.

Design: The study design was quantitative, descriptive cross sectional, conducted at the NICUs affiliated to the governmental hospitals "Al Shifa Hospital - Al Nasser Pediatric Hospital - European Gaza Hospital".

Materials and Methods: The sample consisted of all nurses working in NICUs. The total number of nurses was 102. The data were collected from study participants by using a self-administered questionnaire. The response rate was 100%. The data collected were analyzed by using descriptive and inferential statistical tests with level of statistical significance at p < 0.5.

Results: The results showed that nurses had very low of knowledge level with mean percentages (59.42%) and very low of practice level with mean percentages (58.33%).

Conclusion: Therefore, the study recommended to developing course or educational program related to assessment and management of neonatal pain to promote their integrated pain management care for neonates.

Read Full Article HTML DOI: 10.29328/journal.cjncp.1001035 Cite this Article Read Full Article PDF

Keywords:

Nurses; Assessment; Management; Gaza; Hospital

References

  1. Kumar K, Elavarasi P. Defnition of pain and classifcation of pain disorders. J Adv Clin Res Insights. 206; 3: 87–90.
  2. Gradin M, Eriksson M. Neonatal pain assessment in Sweden – a fifteen-year follow up. Acta Pdiatrica. 2011; 100: 204–208. PubMed: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/20804461/
  3. Sposito NPB, Rossato LM, Bueno M, Kimura AF, Costa T, et al. Assessment and management of pain in newborns hospitalized in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit: a cross-sectional study. Rev Latino-Am. Enfermagem. 2017; 25: e2931. PubMed: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/28902934/
  4. Nicolet E, Annequin D, Biran V, Mitanchez D, Tourniaire B. Pain Management in Newborns From Prevention to Treatment. Pediatric Drugs. 2010; 12: 353-365. PubMed: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/21028915/
  5. McDonald‟s ME. Systemic assessment of learning outcome: Developing multiple choice examinations. Sudbury MA: Jones and Bartiett publishers. 2002.
  6. Lake S. Barriers to Effective Pain Management in Preterm and Critically Ill Neonates. University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky (Doctoral theses published). 2013.
  7. Christensen M. Men in nursing: The early years. J Nur Educat Practice. 2017; 5: 94.
  8. Costa T, Rossato L, Bueno M, Secco I, Sposito N, et al. Nurses’ knowledge and practices regarding pain management in newborns. Rev Esc Enferm USP. 2017; 51: e03210. PubMed: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/28403366/
  9. Martinez G. Factors that Influence Implementation of Pain Management Strategies in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida. 2014.
  10. Mehrnoush N, Ashktorab T, Heidarzadeh M, Momenzadeh S, Khalafi J. Pain Management Perceptions of the Neonatal Nurses in NICUs and Neonatal Units in Ardebil, Iran. Iranian J Neonatol. 2016; 4: 23–29.
  11. Abd El-Aziz D, Abd El-Aziz M, Adly R, El Sallab S. Improving Nurses' Performance Towards Non- Pharmacological Pain Management Among Neonates In Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. J Nurs Health Sci. 2018; 4: 83-97.
  12. Abdel Razeq N, Akuma A, Jordan S. Status of Neonatal Pain Assessment and Management in Jordan. Pain Manag Nurs. 2016; 4: 239-248. PubMed: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/27108085/
  13. Maghami M, Aghababaeian H, Majin SA, Moosavi A, Tahery N. Knowledge, attitude and performance of the nurses working in neonatal wards about treatment of pain in neonates. J Chem Pharmaceut Sci. 2016; 4: 2796–2801.

Figures:

Figure 1

Figure 1

Figure 1

Figure 2

Figure 1

Figure 3

Figure 1

Figure 4

Similar Articles

Recently Viewed

Read More

Most Viewed

Read More