Effectiveness of Structured Teaching Programme on Arterial Blood Gas Analysis among Staff Nurses of Critical Care Unit.
Background: Arterial blood gas (ABG) analysis is an essential part of diagnosing and managing a patient’s oxygenation status and acid–base balance. Objective: (1) To assess the knowledge on Arterial Blood Gas Analysis among staff nurses of critical care unit. (2) To assess the effectiveness of Structured Teaching Programme on Arterial Blood Gas Analysis in Terms of Knowledge among Staff Nurses of Critical Care Unit. (3) To find out association between pre-test knowledge score with demographic variables. Method: One group pre-test, post-test design was used to conduct the study among staff nurses. Totally 50 staff nurses were selected by Purposive Sampling technique. The data were collected by structured questionnaire. The data were analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics. Results: Pretest mean of staff nurses was 23.92 and in posttest mean of staff nurses was 31.58 and Mean difference is 7.66 and calculated Paired t test value was 7.093 found significant at the level of p<0.0001.Conclusions: Structured Teaching Programme was found effective to improve the knowledge of staff nurses regarding Arterial Blood Gas Analysis