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RMJ. 2023; 48(2): 379-381


Nurses knowledge regarding to phototherapy at neonatal care units in Mosul City, Iraq

Laith Nawfal Bura'a, Nasir Muwfaq Younis.




Abstract

Objective: To evaluate the expertise and efforts of neonatal ward nurses in relation to phototherapy.
Methodology: In this study, non-probability, purposive sampling was used and study was performed from January to February 2023. It included 62 nurses working in neonatal units in the city of Mosul. The study consisted of two parts: The first part was related to demographic information and second part was related to their knowledge of phototherapy in neonatal units.
Results: Out of 62 nurses, 50 (80.65%) were male while 12 (19.35%) females. Mean age was 30.43 years. Nurses' knowledge about phototherapy was acceptable in 45% and good in 29%.
Conclusion: Generally speaking, the nurses' understanding of how to administer phototherapy to neonates was inadequate to acceptable.

Key words: Assessment, knowledge, phototherapy, neonatal care units.






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