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A Study to assess the Knowledge on Paediatric Ventilator associated Pneumonia (VAP) among Nursing Students, at selected College, Tirupati
Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) is a serious health care- associated infection, resulting in high morbidity and mortality. Nurse’s awareness, education and understanding the preventive measures for ventilator associated pneumonia (VAP) are necessary component in NICU / PICU settings. The aim of the present study was to assess the knowledge on paediatric ventilator associated pneumonia (VAP) among nursing students, at selected college, Tirupati. Objectives: To assess the nursing students knowledge on Paediatric Ventilator Associated Pneumonia (VAP), to find out the association between level of knowledge with selected socio demographic variables, to provide information booklet on Paediatric Ventilator Associated Pneumonia (VAP). Methodology: The research approach used for the study was descriptive research design. One Stage Cluster sampling technique was adopted; College of Nursing, SVIMS, Tirupati was considered as one cluster, by random sampling technique all 3rd Year B.Sc Nursing Students of College of Nursing, SVIMS, Tirupati were selected. Data was collected with questionnaire on Paediatric Ventilator Associated Pneumonia (VAP). Results: The major findings of the study was, Out of 96 B.Sc nursing students 30.2% (29) had inadequate knowledge, 26% (25) had moderate knowledge and 43.8% (42) had adequate knowledge regarding Paediatric Ventilator Associated Pneumonia. Level of knowledge regarding practices to prevent Paediatric Ventilator Associated Pneumonia majority 36.5% (35) students had inadequate knowledge, 28.1% (27) students had moderate knowledge, 35.4% (34) students adequate knowledge. There no significant association between level of knowledge and knowledge on practices to prevent on paediatric ventilator associated pneumonia with selected socio demographic variables. Conclusion: The study shows that B.Sc Nursing students have moderate knowledge on Paediatric Ventilator Associated Pneumonia. Based on the findings information booklet was given to all the students (subjects), to improve the level of knowledge.
Knowledge, Paediatric Ventilator Associated Pneumonia, Nursing Students.
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