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6th World Nursing and Healthcare Conference

London, UK

Muhammad Saied Saif Al nasr

Muhammad Saied Saif Al nasr

Port-Said University, Egypt

Title: Assessment of nurses’ performance regarding care of patients undergoing blood transfusion

Biography

Biography: Muhammad Saied Saif Al nasr

Abstract

Blood transfusion is one of the most commonly performed procedures in hospitals and an essential component of modern health care. making it a highly effective and potentially life-saving treatment for many patients.However, it can also not be risk-free. Many hospital transfusion protocols and related nursing practices have been based more on tradition and assumptions than on scientific.The aim of the current study was to assess nurses’ performance regarding care of patients undergoing blood transfusion and three research questions addressed the comprehensive scope of nurses’ involvement with blood transfusions. A descriptive research design was utilized in this study. The study was carried out at three hospitals affiliated to the Ministry of Health (Port-Said General Hospital, Port -Fouad General Hospital, and El-Zohoer Central Hospital). The subjects comprised of 134 nurses and the data were collected using an interview questionnaire sheet for nurses developed by the researcher.The study’s results indicated that slightly more than the half of the studied nurses had poor level of knowledge and slightly less than two thirds of them had poor level of practice. There was a highly statistical significant relation between the studied nurses' total knowledge mean scores and total practice mean scores with their educational level with p ≤ 0.001.. The study concluded that serious performance deficits which have the potential to threaten patient safety and reduce the effectiveness of the transfusion. Patients are placed at serious preventable risks such as receiving incorrect transfusions and acquiring bacterial infections.