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Inventi Impact - Advanced Nursing

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  • Inventi:han/17831/15
    ASSESSMENT OF LEARNING NEEDS OF NURSING STAFF REGARDING DISASTER MANAGEMENT
    Meena Kumari Bimal*, Jagmeet Kaur, Japneet Kaur, Jaspreet Kaur, Kirandeep Kaur

    The number of natural and man-made disasters continues to rise worldwide. Nurses constitute the highest percentage of health and medical workforce. It is essential for the nurses to be aware of disaster management protocols. A pre-experimental study was conducted to assess the learning needs of nursing staff regarding disaster management of selected civil hospitals of Punjab. A total of 100 staff nurses were selected with convenient sampling technique. Self structured questionnaire was implemented to assess the learning needs of nursing staff regarding disaster management. Structured teaching programme on disaster management was implemented to nursing staff after taking pre-test. The assessment of pre-test and post-test knowledge score showed statistically highly significant difference (chi-square = 124.3, p value 0.000). There was statistically significant difference found in relationship of pre-test knowledge score of subjects with habitat at p<0.05 level of significance and in-service education at p<0.001 level of significance. There was no subject who had excellent knowledge in pre-test. Further, the results revealed that there was statistically no significant difference found in relationship of post-test knowledge score of subjects with selected variables. There was no subject who had average, below average and poor knowledge in post-test. The study concluded that that effective teaching can lead to improvement in the knowledge of nursing staff regarding disaster management. So there is a need to adopt such programmes continuously to increase the knowledge and preparation of health workers for disaster management.

    How to Cite this Article
    Meena Kumari Bimal, Jagmeet Kaur, Japneet Kaur et al. Assessment of Learning Needs of Nursing Staff Regarding Disaster Management. Inventi Impact: Advanced Nursing, 2016(1):10-14, 2016.
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