Pediatric nurses’ knowledge regarding management of low birth weight at neonatal care unit in teaching hospitals
Mohammed Ahmed Sultan Alwily
Objective: Measure the degree of expertise of paediatric nurses in neonate care units of Mosul teaching hospitals in managing low birth weight
The Methodology: A descriptive study design was practical at neonatal care units in Mosul teaching hospitals from 5 /April / 2021 to 31/October/ 2021. The sample included (177) nurses employed in the neonatal care units of five Mosul Teaching Hospitals. The validity was tested using twelve expert panels. The pilot study's dependability was applied from 7-10/ June/ 2021 by use of Cronbach's Alpha (0. 851) using SPSS version 26.
The Result: Most of the sample results were females (21-30) years age-old, who graduated from a College of nursing had less than five years of the general employment period, and not having training courses, and also reading resources related to low birth weight. The paediatric nurses were having appropriated and adequate knowledge level concerning the management of neonates with low birth weight.
The Recommendations: Wide special programs, and training courses, must be designed and also implement in other Nineveh hospitals.
Mohammed Ahmed Sultan Alwily. Pediatric nurses’ knowledge regarding management of low birth weight at neonatal care unit in teaching hospitals. Int J Midwifery Nurs Pract 2023;6(2):46-50. DOI: 10.33545/26630427.2023.v6.i2a.145