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Kord Z, Salehi Tali S, Alaee Karharoudy F. Evaluation of adherence to oxygen therapy standards before, during and after oxygen hood administration. JNMS. 2015; 2 (4) :30-36
URL: http://jnms.mazums.ac.ir/article-1-160-en.html
Faculty Member, Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, Iran
Abstract:   (1701 Views)

Background and Purpose: Oxygen therapy is one of the common treatments for neonates with cardiopulmonary disease. The aim of
this study was to evaluate adherence to oxygen therapy standards by nurses before, during and after using oxygen hood.
Methods: In this cross-sectional study, 250 cases of nursing care were evaluated before, during and after administration of oxygen
hood therapy in preterm infants. The observations were conducted according to the standards of the neonatal intensive care units
(NICU) of hospitals affiliated to the Ahvaz University of Medical Sciences. The data collection tools included a self-designed checklist
for nursing audit evaluating the performance of NICU nurses working by neonatal oxygen hood, and a demographic profile checklist.
The data were analyzed by Chi-square and Spearman tests, using SPSS version 18.
Results: The results demonstrated insufficient adherence to the standards of oxygen therapy by 90% of the nurses before neonatal
oxygen hood. Moreover, regarding the mentioned standards, 84% and 99.2% of the nurses had moderate and poor performance during
and after oxygen therapy, respectively.
Conclusion: Considering the poor performance of the NICU nurses before, during and after oxygen therapy, appropriate supervision
and training programs for nurses is recommended to promote their capabilities in this regard.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Nursing
Received: 2016/01/18 | Accepted: 2016/01/18 | Published: 2016/01/18

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