Online ISSN: 2515-8260

Keywords : Nurses


Self-Medication Among Nurses In A Tertiary Health Facility In Enugu State, South East Nigeria

Hope O. Nwoga; Miriam O. Ajuba; Gabriel C. Ume

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2020, Volume 7, Issue 10, Pages 1410-1425

Background: Self-medication (SM) is a global practice that is prevalent in all age groups and in all races. Although it has been successfully integrated into many healthcare systems throughout the world, it still presents with the problems of wrong diagnosis, inappropriate choice of treatment, drug abuse, delayed health seeking behaviour, double medication and harmful interactions, inappropriate storage and administration of expired medicines, medication wastage and in extreme cases death.
Methods: The study was a cross-sectional study conducted at ESUTH Parklane, Enugu Nigeria. A structured pre-tested self-administered questionnaire was used to collect data from the consenting nurses. Data was analysed using SPSS version 25 and variables were presented in frequencies, percentages, means, and standard deviation with the aid of tables. Bivariate analysis was done using chi-square test. The level of significance was set at p value ≤ 0.05.
Results: Most of the nurses were within the 30-39 years age group 95(44.4%). Majority were females 199(93.0%) and married 169(79.0%). Almost all of them were Christians 213(99.5%) and Igbo ethnic group 212(99.0%).
All the nurses have heard about SM but only 181(86.4%) have good knowledge of it. Majority of them have practiced SM in the past one year 185(86.4%). Among those that practiced SM, majority practiced rarely 157(73.4%). The commonest symptom for which SM was practiced was headache 194(90.7%) followed by fever 170(79.4%) and pain 163(76.2%). The commonly used drugs for SM were analgesics/anti-pyretic 194(90.7%) and anti-malarias 187(87.4%). Sources of drugs were majorly from pharmacy shops 195(91.1%). Their major reasons for SM were emergency illness 171(79.9%), mild illness 162(75.9%) and prior knowledge about the illness and its treatment 150(70.1%).Conclusion: There was good knowledge of SM among the studied nurses but their practice was poor as majority practiced SM in the past one year.

The Effectiveness of Hand Washing Training Based on Kirkpatrick's Theory on Nurses.

VinnaAmaliaResi Damayanti; Ernawaty .

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2020, Volume 7, Issue 5, Pages 602-607

Hospitals have an obligation to provide education and training to staff who are potentially exposed and have direct contact with patients. This research was conducted because the number of hand washing non-compliance in 2017 still become the high standard set by the hospital at 0%. The study aims to analyze the elements of hand washing training on nurses based on the training effectiveness by Kirkpatrick''s 2- Level theory. This research was descriptive, using a questionnaire to know the effectiveness of the training and the effectiveness of knowledge. The sample consisted of the nurses at DKT GubengPojok Hospital Surabaya. The sampling technique was total sampling with 14 nurses who participated in the training and also 20 nurses who did not attend, and there were 34 respondents. Fourteen nurses who participated in the training had an adequate reaction level about the training they get and supported by an average score of 78.29 had good knowledge and ability to remember the training material, compared with 20 nurses who did notattend the training. This research concludes that the identification of each element of training gets effective results. Moreover, the result showed the comparison of the knowledge level between the participating nursesand those who did not participate in practice as they received different grades.

NURSING RELATIONSHIP ANALYSIS OF NURSING AGENCY WITH DRUG COMPLIANCE IN THE PUBLIC HEALTH CENTER OF MALANG DISTRICT

Rahmania Ambarika; Novita Ana Anggraini; Dedi Saifullah; Alfian Fauzi; Sutrisno .; Joko Sutrisno; Erma Retnaningtyas; Nur Yeny Hidajaturrokhmah

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2020, Volume 7, Issue 5, Pages 976-985

The process of treating pulmonary tuberculosis patients must be done regularly so that the disease can be completely cured. Treatment of pulmonary tuberculosis that is incomplete will have an impact on the resistance of Mycobacterium tuberculosa so that it will be more difficult in the healing process. This research design is correlation analytic. The population in this study were all patients with pulmonary TB in the Wajak Public Health Center in Malang Regency, there were 33 respondents, a large sample of 30 respondents with accidental sampling technique. The independent variable is the nurse of nursing agency while the dependent variable is compliance. The test used is rho spearment. The results showed that 22 (73.3%) respondents thought that the nursing agency of nurses was sufficient, most respondents of family nursing agencies were quite good as many as 16 respondents (53.3%) and the majority of respondents complied with taking medication as many as 21 respondents (70%) . Based on the results of the analysis using the rho spearment test. The results obtained p = 0.020 there is a relationship between nursing agency nurses with medication adherence in TB patients and the research results obtained that p = 0.033, which means that there is a relationship between family nursing agency and medication adherence in TB patients in Puskesmas Wajak. The existence of a family and nurse nursing agency is a psychosocial support that is able to provide emotional strength, family affection and the attention of health workers increases the patient's enthusiasm to spend drugs with the aim of being cured

The Effectiveness of Hand Washing Training Based on Kirkpatrick's Theory on Nurses

VinnaAmaliaResi Damayanti; Ernawaty .

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2020, Volume 7, Issue 5, Pages 392-397

Hospitals have an obligation to provide education and training to staff who are potentially exposed and have direct contact with patients. This research was conducted because the number of hand washing non-compliance in 2017 still become the high standard set by the hospital at 0%. The study aims to analyze the elements of hand washing training on nurses based on the training effectiveness by Kirkpatrick's 2- Level theory. This research was descriptive, using a questionnaire to know the effectiveness of the training and the effectiveness of knowledge. The sample consisted of the nurses at DKT GubengPojok Hospital Surabaya. The sampling technique was total sampling with 14 nurses who participated in the training and also 20 nurses who did not attend, and there were 34 respondents. Fourteen nurses who participated in the training had an adequate reaction level about the training they get and supported by an average score of 78.29 had good knowledge and ability to remember the training material, compared with 20 nurses who did notattend the training. This research concludes that the identification of each element of training gets effective results. Moreover, the result showed the comparison of the knowledge level between the participating nursesand those who did not participate in practice as they received different grades.

Nursing Relationship Analysis Of Nursing Agency With Drug Compliance In The Public Health Center Of Malang District

Rahmania Ambarika; Novita Ana Anggraini; Dedi Saifullah; Alfian Fauzi; Sutrisno .; Joko Sutrisno; Erma Retnaningtyas; Nur Yeny Hidajaturrokhmah

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2020, Volume 7, Issue 2, Pages 4668-4677

The process of treating pulmonary tuberculosis patients must be done regularly so that the disease can be completely cured. Treatment of pulmonary tuberculosis that is incomplete will have an impact on the resistance of Mycobacterium tuberculosa so that it will be more difficult in the healing process. This research design is correlation analytic. The population in this study were all patients with pulmonary TB in the Wajak Public Health Center in Malang Regency, there were 33 respondents, a large sample of 30 respondents with accidental sampling technique. The independent variable is the nurse of nursing agency while the dependent variable is compliance. The test used is rho spearment. The results showed that 22 (73.3%) respondents thought that the nursing agency of nurses was sufficient, most respondents of family nursing agencies were quite good as many as 16 respondents (53.3%) and the majority of respondents complied with taking medication as many as 21 respondents (70%) . Based on the results of the analysis using the rho spearment test. The results obtained p = 0.020 there is a relationship between nursing agency nurses with medication adherence in TB patients and the research results obtained that p = 0.033, which means that there is a relationship between family nursing agency and medication adherence in TB patients in Puskesmas Wajak. The existence of a family and nurse nursing agency is a psychosocial support that is able to provide emotional strength, family affection and the attention of health workers increases the patient's enthusiasm to spend drugs with the aim of being cured

ASSESSMENT OF PREVALENCE OF WORKPLACE VIOLENCE AMONG NURSES AND PHYSICIANS AT EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT IN PRIMARY HEALTH CARE CENTERS, MAKKAH, 2019

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2019, Volume 6, Issue 1, Pages 351-362

Background:  Workplace violence (WPV) is a serious worldwide concern, especially for health care professionals when compared with workers in other industries. Violence in the health care sector harms both patients and health care professionals and causes enormous economic losses. Victims of WPV show signs of anxiety, depression, and low efficiency in their work performance, which may decrease the quality of the service that they provide. Among health care professionals, nurses who have direct contact with patients face numerous risks related to WPV. Therefore, it is important to recognize risk factors that can be used to reduce the incidence of WPV against nurses. Emergency healthcare workers (HCWs) have a high risk of exposure to violence with negative personal consequences. Violence is an occupational hazard in hospitals. Occupational researches have gradually shifted focus from traditional, visible environmental risk factors, such as physical, chemical, biological exposure or ergonomic problems, to the invisible, psychological harm that maybe present in the workplace.
Aim of the study: To assessment of Prevalence  of Workplace Violence among  and Nurses and Physicians at Emergency Department in  Primary Health Care Centers and confirm the factors influencing such violence.
Method: Cross-sectional analytical study has been conducted at emergency departments (EDs), Primary Health Care Centers in
Makkah city, during data collection period 2019, the total sample has been (400) nurses and physicians.
Results: Regarding the age the highest age were (35.0%) were (30-40) years and the data ranged from (22-57) by mean ±SD (38.315±9.816), were females (57.0%)while males. The majority of the participated nurse were(67.0%), followed by doctor were(33.0%). Regarding the qualification, the majority of participated heave Bachelor were (28.0%) followed by Resident (21.0%), the participated experience in from 6-10 years were (31. 0%).More than half of the participants were yes to physical or verbal violence and their percentage was (75. 0%).Conclusion: Workplace violence was prevalent, and verbal abuse was the commonest type among HCWs in emergency departments of PHC.  Workplace violence, a possible cause of job stress, has recently become an important concern in occupational health. Almost half of the ED nurses and physicians experienced one or more WPV incident.

Assessment of Prevalence of Workplace Violence among Nurses and Physicians at Emergency Department in Primary Health Care Centers, Makkah, 2019.

Zahid Mohammed Zahid Serdar, Mane Mueen Shalah Alotaibi, Samirah Tawfiq S Albeladi, Adnan Awadh Alwuthaynani, Hanan Abdullah Turkstani, Sara Mohammed Barahim, Hadi Helal Alotaibi, Abdullah Abed Alotaibi, Hayat Abdullah Alzahrani Babaynjy

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2019, Volume 6, Issue 1, Pages 585-596

Background
Workplace violence (WPV) is a serious worldwide concern, especially for health care professionals when
compared with workers in other industries. Violence in the health care sector harms both patients and health
care professionals and causes enormous economic losses. Victims of WPV show signs of anxiety, depression,
and low efficiency in their work performance, which may decrease the quality of the service that they provide.
Among health care professionals, nurses who have direct contact with patients face numerous risks related to
WPV. Therefore, it is important to recognize risk factors that can be used to reduce the incidence of WPV
against nurses. Emergency healthcare workers (HCWs) have a high risk of exposure to violence with negative
personal consequences. Violence is an occupational hazard in hospitals. Occupational researches have gradually
shifted focus from traditional, visible environmental risk factors, such as physical, chemical, biological exposure
or ergonomic problems, to the invisible, psychological harm that maybe present in the workplace.
Aim of the study: To assessment of Prevalence of Workplace Violence among and Nurses and Physicians at
Emergency Department in Primary Health Care Centers and confirm the factors influencing such violence.
Method: Cross-sectional analytical study has been conducted at emergency departments (EDs), Primary Health
Care Centers in Makkah city, during data collection period 2019, the total sample has been (400) nurses and
physicians.
Results: Regarding the age the highest age were (35.0%) were (30-40) years and the data ranged from (22-57)
by mean ±SD (38.315±9.816), were females (57.0%)while males. The majority of the participated nurse were
(67.0%), followed by doctor were (33.0%). Regarding the qualification, the majority of participated heave
Bachelor were (28.0%) followed by Resident (21.0%), the participated experience in from 6-10 years were (31.
0%).More than half of the participants were yes to physical or verbal violence and their percentage was (75.
0%).Conclusion: Workplace violence was prevalent, and verbal abuse was the commonest type among HCWs in
emergency departments of PHC. Workplace violence, a possible cause of job stress, has recently become an
important concern in occupational health. Almost half of the ED nurses and physicians experienced one or more
WPV incident.