Knowledge and Practice Regarding Hemodialysis Procedure Among Nurses Working at the Dialysis Centers, in Khartoum, Sudan: A Cross-sectional Study
Background: Hemodialysis procedures is considered as a supportive management for kidney failure. Nurses play a major role in hemodialysis procedures, because most of the complications facing patients during dialysis as hypotension, cramped muscles, and weak pulse, need nurses with knowledge and practical experience. The current study aimed to assess nurses’ knowledge and practice about hemodialysis procedures.
Methods: This is a cross-sectional study, which included 103 nurses who worked in dialysis centers in Khartoum State in Sudan, from February to May 2022. A selfadministered questionnaire and observational checklists were used to collect the data and was analyzed using the statistical program for social science (SPSS) version 23, the knowledge and practice score was calculated, and the mean was obtained.
Results: The results of our study showed the mean scores of the participant knowledge 11.3, and practice 13.6, and also showed statistical significance regarding the relationship between the level of education and knowledge of nurses regarding hemodialysis procedure; p-value = 0.01.
Conclusion: The study concluded that there is sufficient knowledge and practice of nurses in dialysis centers, and there is also a relationship between educational level and knowledge, so the study recommends conducting continuous training for nurses in dialysis centers.
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