The Effect of Training Intervention on Nurse’s Performance in Execution of Drug and Food Delivery via Nasogastric Tube JC01-JC04
Mr. Masoumeh Otaghi,
Department of Nursing, Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Ilam University of Medical Science, Ilam, Iran.
Introduction: The safety of a patient who receives nutritional support by tube feeding depends on nursing care and proper implementation of method and detection by the nurse in case of potential damage threatening the patient. Serious and fatal complications can occur if these considerations are not enacted correctly.
Aim: The study was conducted to determine the effect of training intervention on nurses’ performance in execution of drug and food orders using a Nasogastric Tube (NGT).
Materials and Methods: The present quasi-experimental study was carried out with experimental and control groups by observing 240 cases of executing drug and food orders. The sample consisted of 60 nurses (30 in each group). The experimental group was divided into three groups containing 10 nurses each. Training session of about one and a half-hour was held for each of the three groups. Nurse’s performance was observed by the researchers using an active participation method. Then, data were analysed using SPSS version 21.0 with descriptive (mean and standard deviation) and analytical (independent t-test) statistical tests.
Results: Findings showed that there was no statistically significant difference among the nurses’ performances before intervention. Training implementation improved the performance level of nurses in the experimental group from 10.05±1.47 before intervention to 13.40±1.94 after intervention (p=0.01).
Conclusion: With respect to the effectiveness of training intervention based on training in small groups, implementation of this intervention is recommended to improve the performance of nurses.