EFFECT OF EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM ON NURSES’ PERFORMANCE FOR CHILDREN WITH IDIOPATHIC THROMBOCYTOPENIC PURPURA
Introduction: Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura is an autoimmune blood disorder associated with decrease platelets level less than normal, which may result in bleeding occurrence. The actual cause is unknown. It may be progressive if untreated, but may remit spontaneously for several years. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of health educational program on nurses’ performance for children with Idiopathic-Thrombocytopenic-Purpura. Methods: The study was Quasi- experimental research design used for 50 nurses working at Pediatric Hematology Unit of Tanta University Hospital and Pediatric Hematology Unit of Al- Mabra Tanta Hospital. Two Tools were used to collect required data: structured interview schedule to collect biosocial data of nurses and observational check list regarding nursing practice. Results: The present study-represented that, three quarter of nurses had poor-knowledge and all of them had unsatisfactory level of practice before the-educational-program-implementation. While immediately and after one month from the implementation of the program the total-scores-of-nurses' knowledge and practice improved. Conclusion: There was a-significant improvement in nursing knowledge and practice in relation to nursing care for children with Idiopathic-Thrombocytopenic-Purpura. Recommendations: In-service-training program should be conducted periodically for nurses' teaching the basic knowledge and clinical skills.
Keywords:Educational Program, Nurses' Performance, Children with-Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic-Purpura
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