Indian Journal of Holistic Nursing (ISSN: 2348-2133) 2021-09-20T11:04:58+00:00 Advanced Research Publications Open Journal Systems Indian Journal of Holistic Nursing Assessment of Knowledge and Practice of ICU Nurses regarding Prevention of Ventilatorassociated Pneumonia (VAP) at a Tertiary Care Hospital, Jammu and Kashmir 2021-05-28T13:36:40+00:00 Sumera Hassan Dilshada Wani Suby Annu Uzma Iqbal Kavita Bharti Rameez Nabi Wahid Akbar <p>Background: Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) is defined as<br />pneumonia in a patient receiving mechanical ventilation that was not<br />present at the time of admission to hospital or that occurs 48 hours after<br />intubation and mechanical ventilation.<br />Objectives: The objectives of the study were to assess the knowledge and<br />practice scores of ICU nurses, find the association of their knowledge and<br />practice scores with selected demographic variables, and the correlation<br />between their knowledge and practice scores.<br />Methodology: A quantitative research approach with descriptive<br />correlational design was used. 60 staff nurses working in ICUs of SKIMS<br />were selected by non-probability purposive sampling. Assessment of<br />knowledge and practice was done by using a ‘self-structured knowledge<br />questionnaire’ and ‘observation checklist’ respectively.<br />Results: The study showed that maximum staff nurses had moderate<br />knowledge regarding prevention of VAP and majority had unsatisfactory<br />practice. A statistically significant association was found between the<br />knowledge score of nurses and their demographic variables (except<br />gender), and between their practice score and demographic variables<br />(except gender and in-service teaching programme attended regarding<br />prevention of VAP). There was no significant correlation between knowledge<br />and practice scores of study subjects regarding prevention of VAP.<br />Conclusion: The study concluded that the staff nurses working in ICUs<br />lack adequate knowledge and satisfactory practice regarding prevention<br />of VAP. There is a need to conduct in-service education and skill training<br />programmes to improve their knowledge and practice to provide<br />mechanically ventilated patients with the best standard of care possible.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>How to cite this article:</strong><br />Hassan S, Wani D, Annu S, Iqbal U, Bharti K,<br />Nabi R, Akbar W. Assessment of Knowledge<br />and Practice of ICU Nurses regarding Prevention<br />of Ventilator-associated Pneumonia (VAP) at a<br />Tertiary Care Hospital, Jammu and Kashmir. Ind<br />J Holist Nurs. 2021;12(3):1-8.</p> 2021-09-20T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2021 Indian Journal of Holistic Nursing (ISSN: 2348-2133) Effectiveness of Structured Teaching Programme on Knowledge regarding Anxiety among GNM Students of Selected Institute of Pulwama 2021-07-28T04:09:51+00:00 Perkash Kour Aadila Rashid Aamina Bashir Asif Manzoor Kumail Yousouf Nadeem Ahmad Dar Rabiya Shafi Towseef Mohiud Din <p>Background: The mental health of an individual is affected by a number<br />of factors, including anxiety. Anxiety is a normal human emotion that<br />is experienced in varying degrees as a state of emotional or physical<br />uneasiness. Excessive anxiety occurs as a response to an actual or<br />anticipated situation or as a pathological state.<br />Aim: The study aimed to find the efficacy of teaching programme on<br />knowledge regarding anxiety among GNM students by assessing their<br />knowledge before and after intervention through pre and post-test.<br />Materials and Methods: Pre-experimental approach was adopted for<br />the study with one group pre-test post-test design. 30 GNM students<br />studying in Dolphin Institute of Medical Sciences and Technology,<br />District Pulwama were selected by using non-probability purposive<br />sampling technique. Data were collected by using a self-structured<br />questionnaire. The collected data were organised and analysed according<br />to the objectives of the study using descriptive and inferential statistics.<br />Results: The mean post-test knowledge score was higher than the<br />mean pre-test knowledge score. This indicates the effectiveness of the<br />planned teaching programme in increasing the level of knowledge of<br />GNM students regarding anxiety. There was no statistically significant<br />association between pre-test knowledge score of the subjects with the<br />selected demographic variables such as age, gender, residence, type of<br />family, occupation of parents at 0.05 level of significance.<br />Conclusion: The findings of the study conclude that GNM students were<br />not possessing adequate knowledge regarding anxiety. The planned<br />teaching programme was found to be effective in increasing their<br />knowledge level of study subjects.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>How to cite this article:</strong><br />Kour P, Rashid A, Bashir A, Manzoor A, Yousouf<br />K, Dar NA, Shafi R, Din TM. Effectiveness of<br />Structured Teaching Programme on Knowledge<br />regarding Anxiety among GNM Students of<br />Selected Institute of Pulwama. Ind J Holist Nurs.<br />2021;12(3):9-15.</p> 2021-09-20T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2021 Indian Journal of Holistic Nursing (ISSN: 2348-2133)