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RMJ. 2023; 48(4): 850-852

Nurses’ knowledge about electrocardiogram interpretation: A cross-sectional study

Khadija Mohammed Jassim, Abdulkareem Salman Khudhair, Zainab Salman Dawood, Ali Malik Tiryag.


Objective: To determine the level of nurses’ knowledge about electrocardiograms.
Methodology: This cross-sectional design study was conducted from November 2022 and March 2023. It included 100 nurses who were working in Al-Fayhaa Hospital and the Basrah Teaching Hospital. The competence of nurses was assessed using a standardized questionnaire that was developed and distributed to the respondents involved. The data collected were analyzed using SPSS version 26.
Results: Nearly to half of nurses had fair understanding regarding ECG interpretation, while one third of study participants had good knowledge.
Conclusion: Most nurses have a solid understanding of ECG interpretation.

Key words: Nurses, knowledge, electrocardiogram interpretation.

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