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International Journal of Midwifery and Nursing Practice
International Journal of Midwifery and Nursing Practice
2021, Vol. 4, Issue 1, Part A
A descriptive study to assess the knowledge of staff nurses regarding obstetrical emergencies and its management in selected hospital of Greater Noida

Mukesh Kumar, Neha Rajpoot and Sandhya Kushwah

Background: Obstetrical emergencies are life threatening medical conditions that occur in pregnancy, during or after delivery and are the leading cause of maternal and perinatal mortality and morbidity. It comprises 46% of maternal mortality in worldwide (PARK J.E. 2007). The emergency conditions of pregnancy that threaten the wellbeing of both mother and child may occur during labour and after delivery (in post-partum period). Being primary health care provider nurses have key roles in identification and prompt management of obstetric emergencies.
Objectives: To assess the knowledge of staff nurses regarding obstetrical emergencies and its management. To find out association between the knowledge and selected demographic variables of the staff nurses.
Method: The research approach adopted for this study is descriptive in nature, Non-experimental research design is used. 80 subjects were collected by using convenient sampling techniques. The researcher introduced himself to the respondents and explained the purpose of the study to the staff nurses. After this investigator collected the data from staff nurses by using self-structured questionnaire to assess the knowledge and management regarding obstetrical emergencies.
Result: The majority of the respondents, where having 66.8% knowledge about part-1 (over all knowledge about obstetrical emergencies and its management). In other parts respondents were having knowledge regarding 4 selected obstetrical emergency conditions and its management namely (PPH, cord prolapsed, uterine rupture and Shoulder dystocia). 49.3% knowledge about part-2 (PPH and its management), 40.9% knowledge about part-3 (cord prolapsed and its management), 46.9% knowledge about part-4 (uterine rupture and its management) and 39.9% knowledge about Part-5 (shoulder dystocia and its management) Significant association is check by chi square test. There is no significant association between the knowledge score and following demographic variables (Age, professional qualifications, working area, experience, previous experience in maternity related services/ward.). There is significant association between knowledge and gender demographic variable at 0.05 level of significance means female staff nurses have more knowledge than male staff nurses regarding obstetrical emergencies and its management.
Conclusion: In this study Majority of respondents were having maximum knowledge regarding obstetrical Emergencies and its management was 66.8% and minimum 39.9%.
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How to cite this article:
Mukesh Kumar, Neha Rajpoot, Sandhya Kushwah. A descriptive study to assess the knowledge of staff nurses regarding obstetrical emergencies and its management in selected hospital of Greater Noida. Int J Midwifery Nurs Pract 2021;4(1):55-59.
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