Perceived clinical comptency and associated factors of basic life support among nurses working in debre birhan referal hospital, Amhara region, northeast Ethiopia, 2020.
Corresponding Author(s) : Infant Rani Augustin
International Journal of Allied Medical Sciences and Clinical Research,
Vol. 9 No. 2 (2021): 2021 Volume - 9 Issue - 2
Objective: The study aimed to assess perceived clinical competency towards basic life support and associated factors among nurses working Debre Birhan Referral Hospital, Northeast Ethiopia.
Methods: An institutional based cross-sectional study was conducted from October to December, 2020.All nurses working from Debre Birhan Referral Hospital were considered as study subjects. Self-administered questionnaire was used for data collection. Data were entered and analyzed using SPSS version 21. Logistic regression analysis was used to assess associated factors of perceived clinical competency of nurses.
Results: From study participants (234) 135(57.7%) were female, 145(62.0%) were married and 172(73.5%) perceived themselves highly competent while 62(26.5%) had low perception towards Basic Life Support. Majority of the study participants 177(75.6%) had poor knowledge. Based on logistic regression, clinical work experience [AOR=4.98(1.35, 7.83)], duration of working in the current area [AOR=3.6(1.67, 7.84)] and participation in patients care on Basic Life Support [AOR=8.552(1.247, 58.673)] were significantly associated with nurses perceived clinical competence.
Conclusion and Recommendation: The overall perception of nurses towards Basic Life Support was high but majority of study participants were having poor knowledge. Health administrations should motivate nurses to develop their knowledge to have clinically competent.
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