Title : Effect of an educational program for nurse’s working at mansoura university hospitals on chest tube complications
Background: Chest tube is an essential life saving measure for the management of pneumothorax, and hemopneumothorax developed as a consequence of chest trauma or surgery. The aim of this study was to assess the effect of a nurse’s education program on chest tube complications. Subjects and Method: Quasi experimental design was utilized to carry out this study. Study Subjects: All available nurses were included in the study (44) both sexes who are working in chest department at Mansoura University Hospitals and (30) patients admitted to same sitting. Three tools were used for data collection; first tool included three parts sociodemographic characteristics of the studied nurses, interview questionnaire sheet about nursing chest tube knowledge and patients’ demographic characteristics. Second tool is nurses’ performance observational checklist about nursing management and tool three chest tube complications. Results: Before implementing the educational 62.5% of the studied nurses had low knowledge level, and 70% of them had moderate practice level, while after education 65.0% of them had moderate knowledge level and 90% had high practice level. There were significant differences in incidence of chest complications post education. The study concluded; nursing management intervention guidelines significantly improved nurses’ performance and decrease chest tube complications.
Keywords: chest tube, guidelines, nursing management