Effect of Educational Intervention On Nurses' Knowledge And Practices Regarding Endotracheal Tube Suctioning

International Journal of Nursing and Health Science
© 2019 by SSRG - IJNHS Journal
Volume 5 Issue 3
Year of Publication : 2019
Authors : Samira E Aboalizm , Asmaa Hamed Abd Elhy
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Samira E Aboalizm , Asmaa Hamed Abd Elhy, "Effect of Educational Intervention On Nurses' Knowledge And Practices Regarding Endotracheal Tube Suctioning," SSRG International Journal of Nursing and Health Science, vol. 5,  no. 3, pp. 1-8, 2019. Crossref, https://doi.org/10.14445/24547484/IJNHS-V5I3P101


Endotracheal suctioning is an essential part of nurses' duties to manage airways for mechanically ill patients in intensive care units. The efficiency and problems with the endotracheal suctioning procedure are associated with the technique of accomplishment. Therefore the nurses should achieve this technique carefully and efficiently.
A. The aim of this study was to determine the effect of an education intervention on nurse's Knowledge and Practices about Endotracheal Tube Suctioning.
B. Research Design: A quasi-experimental research design with a pre-posttest was utilized to fulfill the aim of this study.
C. Subjects: A convenience sample (nurses who were working in intensive care units); 100 nurses at Menoufia University.
D. Tools; two tools were utilized for data collection:
a) Tool I – Structure interview questionnaire schedule: which consists of two parts; part one Characteristics of Nursing Staff & part two Knowledge questionnaire sheet about endotracheal tube suction and its complication.
b) Tool II- Observation checklist for endotracheal suction practice. Result: Most of the studied sample had bad knowledge regarding endotracheal suctioning pre-intervention (94%). While most of the studied sample had a good knowledge post one & two post-intervention (83% and 94%), respectively. The mean nurse' practice pre-intervention was 29.25, while there was an improvement of mean nurse' practice post-intervention (60.08 &61. 59), respectively.
E. Conclusion: Education intervention about endotracheal tube suctioning has a positive effect on a nurse's knowledge and Practices about endotracheal tube suctioning.
F. Recommendation: Educational intervention about endotracheal suction should be performed periodically.


Education intervention, Nurse's knowledge, Practices, Endotracheal Tube, Suctioning


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