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RMJ. 2023; 48(1): 54-57

Evaluation of knowledge of medical department nurses regarding standard procedure toward electrocardiogram in Al-Amara City Hospitals, Iraq

Mustafa Salim Abdul Alridh, Amjad Hashim Mohammed, Mohammed Lilo Saadoon.


Objective: To assess knowledge for medical department nurses regarding the standard procedure toward electrocardiography in Al-Amara city hospitals.
Methodology: This descriptive study was conducted from 12th November 2019 to 31th May, 2020. We elected a random sample of 60 staff nurses in the medical division's wards, ICU, and emergency department in Al-Sadder teaching hospital, Al-Zahrawi surgical hospital, and Misan center for cardiac diseases. We used a questionnaire composed of 20 multiple choice questions. Data analysis was carried out utilizing inferential statistics.
Results: Majority of the nurses in the study had moderate level of knowledge about standard procedure ECG.
Conclusion: The standard procedure of electrocardiogram is very necessary to improve the knowledge and skills to enable the nurses to understand and identify electrocardiogram errors and able to accurately position electrodes.

Key words: Nurses, knowledge, electrocardiograph, medical department.

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