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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 19  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 51-57

Nurses training, clinical support and confidence in management of tracheostomy patients in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia


1 Department of Otolaryngology, Head Neck Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia
2 Department of Otolaryngology, Head Neck Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Al Imam Mohammad Ibn Saud, Islamic University, Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
Turki Bin Mahfoz
P.O. Box 7544, Riyadh 4233-13317
Saudi Arabia
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/1319-8491.275316

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Objectives: To identify nurses pre and post graduate clinical support and confidence level for tracheostomy management. Methods: A cross sectional study was carried out in two tertiary care centers in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia; King Abdulaziz University and King Fahad Military Hospital, during the period from February to October 2014. Results: Two hundred and six nurses were enrolled in the study. Majority of nurses (69%) had an experience of less than 11 years and they were mostly working for forty hours or more weekly (77.5%). The respondent nurses indicated that they were working in different departments with varied frequencies and they were confronted with different age group of patients. Sixty two point three per cent indicated that they had from 1-10 hours of formal training on managing patients with tracheostomy. It was observed that almost one half of the nurses (53.2%) perceived that they are up to date with the available evidence-based practice regarding tracheostomy management. However, only 11.4% of the nurses perceived that they were very confident in managing patients with tracheostomy and those who require ventilator assistance in addition. Conclusion: Our study demonstrates the importance of formal training and exposure, which reflect on nurses training, clinical support and confidence in management of tracheostomy patients.


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