Acıbadem Üniversitesi Sağlık Bilimleri Dergisi 2020 , Vol 11, Issue 2
Nurse In The Care of The Newborns With Mechanical Ventilation Treatment: Education and Information Level Relationship
Sultan Güner Başara1,Sibel Küçük2
1Sağlık Bilimleri Üniversitesi, Zekai Tahir Burak Kadın Sağlığı Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, Yenidoğan Yoğun Bakım, Ankara, Türkiye
2Ankara Yıldırım Beyazıt Üniversitesi, Hemşirelik, Ankara, Türkiye
DOI : 10.31067/0.2020.270 Purpose: A descriptive cross-sectional survey was used in order to determine nurses" level of knowledge about mechanical ventilation (MV) treatment with 222 nurses who are employees in six hospitals and work in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU).

Patients and Methods: In order to determine nurses" level of knowledge about mechanical ventilation (MV) treatment with 222 nurses who are employees in six hospitals and work in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), the data were collected using the data collection form. Number, percentage, mean and chi-square test statistics were used in the assessment and a statistical significance rate of p<0.05 was accepted.

Results: In-service training, knowing/knowledge about the type of mechanical ventilation that is used, determining the frequency of aspiration, risks that might develop during the aspiration, oral care supplies and education certificate, on the other hand, affect the changing of MV position, the duration of changing the MV position, and also affect the knowledge of pressure and duration that are required to be applied during the aspiration (p<0.05).

Conclusion: It is determined that during mechanical ventilation treatment, the knowledge of nurses working in the NICU was inadequate in terms of newborns position, aspiration and oral care. It can be recommended that getting nursing certification and in-service training integrated, creation of application protocols and working nurse expert guides in the unit. In-service training, nursing certification, creating guidelines for nurse protocols/nursing assessment protocols and being guided by an experienced nurse in the NICU are recommended. Keywords : Parent, anxiety, newborn, transient tachypnea of newborn