ORIGINAL RESEARCH ARTICLE | May 5, 2022
The Relationship between Knowledge and Anxiety Level of Frontline Nurses during COVID-19 Pandemic in Prince Sultan Military Medical City, Riyadh
Eman Abduladeem Bomozah, Zainab Al Sinan, Ibrahim Alraziza, Amsha Alshammari, Turki Almutiri, Jehad Saleh, Bander Al Onazi, Meshael Alhawasawi
Page no 84-98
This study determined the relationship between knowledge and anxiety levels of frontline nurses during the Covid-19 pandemic in Prince Sultan Military Medical City, Riyadh with the use of descriptive correlation cross-sectional research design, and the data were collected using a survey questionnaire and adopted the GAD-7 Anxiety tool. Respondents of the study were the 290 employees chosen purposively. The present study reveals that most of the respondents belonged within the age range of 31-36 (52.41%), female (90%) with O+ blood type (41.03%), bachelor's degree in nursing (82.41%), staff nurse 2 (49.31%), had 6 – 10 years work experience (40.69%), classified as a technician (50.69%) and currently working at the emergency unit (22.07%). Similarly, the mean knowledge about Covid-19 was 21.82 verbally described as "very good knowledge." Meanwhile, (59.66%) of the respondents had very good knowledge about Covid-19. The computed mean anxiety level of the respondents was 5.89 verbally described as "moderate anxiety," about (48.97%) had mild anxiety. Furthermore, the socio-demographic profile of the respondents does not significantly correlate to the knowledge about Covid-19 and anxiety level, which leads to the acceptance of the null hypothesis. Finally, there are no significant variations existed in the knowledge about Covid-19 and anxiety level when grouped according to socio-demographic variables which lead to the acceptance of the null hypothesis.
ORIGINAL RESEARCH ARTICLE | May 9, 2022
Postpartum Depression Detection: Concept Analysis
Hessa Almutairi, Kholoud Alharbi
Page no 99-104
Postpartum depression is one of the health problems that may occur without being recognized which may lead to a serious adverse effect for mother and her child. Postpartum depression remain underestimated and unrecognized as many women are discharged without being detected as having PPD or even uneducated in order to seek for help when needed. Postpartum depression has a negative impact on both mother and the child wellbeing. Early detection is essential for mothers’ and infants’ safety. Postpartum depression is defined as “a disorder that is often unrecognized and undertreated”. The aim of this paper is to go through an analysis for postpartum depression detection and get a clear picture about the definition, attributes, antecedents, consequences and its empirical References. Method: a review of the literature was conducted. Articles from 2013 to 2020 were included. Walker and Avant framework was used for concept analysis. Results: the search have found four attributes: time, risk factors, symptoms, and outcome. Also, the search have found the following antecedents: knowledge, screening and care. The consequences are access to mental health care and drawing the treatment line process. Conclusion: this analysis will help in discovering the suitable methods for detecting the postpartum depression to achieve high quality care for mothers and infants.
The term "evidence-based medicine" was coined in the 1980s to describe a method of determining the optimal treatment based on scientific evidence. In the early 1990s, the evidence-based practise movement began in England. Evidence-based medicine (EBM) or evidence-based practise (EBP) is the careful application of the best available evidence in making decisions regarding a patient's care. Evidence-based practise is both a philosophy and a methodology. The concept is based on the ethical principle that clients are entitled to the most effective interventions available. The approach of EBP is the way we go about finding and then implementing those interventions.
ORIGINAL RESEARCH ARTICLE | May 25, 2022
Succession Planning at a Medical Academic College in Saudi Arabia: A Mixed Research Design
Mahmoud Abdel Hameed Shahin, Amal Suliman Al Suliman
Page no 107-113
Objectives: To ensure the proper replacement and the continuity of effective leadership in all the management positions in the institute, effective succession planning should be implemented. The aim of the study was to assess the perception of the managers at various managerial positions regarding the succession planning implementation at their academic institution. Methods: Using a mixed research method, this descriptive, cross-sectional research was carried out at a private medical college in the eastern region of Saudi Arabia taking a convenient sample of 61 employees holding different managerial positions. An electronic, self-administered questionnaire was developed by the researchers and filled up by the participants including close-ended and some open-ended questions to assess the perception of succession planning implementation, its facilitators, and possible obstacles. Results: most of the participants revealed that the current managerial position is their first managerial position and that they had one to five years of experience. Most participants preferred to have a structural succession planning program with a mentor before moving to any future managerial position. Multitasking, followed by miscommunication were the main obstacles to succession planning. However, having previous managerial experience, and having friendly and cooperative teamwork were among the main facilitators of the managerial duties and responsibilities. Conclusion: Educational institutions generally need to develop effective succession planning for managers by designing a structural successional planning program. The greatest proportion of the participants reported that the optimal succession plan is supposed to be 4 to 6 months.
ORIGINAL RESEARCH ARTICLE | May 28, 2022
The Effect of Training Program on Knowledge and Practice of Nurses Regarding Nursing Documentation at Omdurman Military Hospital 2019 – Sudan
Suhail Naser Khalil Ahmed, Mohammed Jebreldar Abuanja Nimer
Page no 114-119
Background: Documentation of the nursing method is crucial, however regularly ignored as a part of medical documentation. Paper-primarily based structures have been added to help the nursing documentation process. Objectives: The study aims to assess the effect of training program on knowledge and practice of nurses regarding nursing documentation. Methods: Quasi-experimental study was carried out in Omdurman military hospital extended from February 2019 to August 2019. A questionnaire and evaluation checklist was used to collect data from (203) nurses. They were selected by non-probability sampling technique (purposive sampling). The data were analyzed by computer software program (SPPS) version 20. Results: The study showed that more than half (60.6%) of nurses were female, (65%) had bachelor's degrees, (42.9%)had 1-2 years of experience and more than a third (34.0%) worked in general word. The nurse’s knowledge regarding the type of record system, pretest (51.7%) had unsatisfied knowledge. There was an increase in knowledge of nurses regarding documentation post-implementation of the program. Posttest (75.9%) with a highly significant relationship between nurses training courses and knowledge about the concept of quality in nursing (0.002) Study showed that the nurse's knowledge about nursing record forms was improved post educational program (48.3%) were satisfied knowledge compared with the pretest (69.05) were poor knowledge. Common nursing report errors were the change of shift and incidence report (73.4 %, 87.2%) in pretest which decrease to (50.2%, 44.3%) in the posttest, respectively. while the common nursing record error pretest Illegible record (69.3%), change in Patient condition (66.5%), Round book (73.9), Medication record error (60.1%). Conclusion & Recommendation: The teaching program had a positive effect on the quality of nursing care. The study recommended updating nurses’ knowledge and skills about documentation guidelines through continuous professional development.