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NNJ. 2018; 7(4): 36-38


“A study to assess the knowledge regarding recording and interpretation of pulse among staff nurses and nursing students in NMCH, Nellore”

Asso. Prof.,Ms. K. Ramya,,Asst. Prof.,Ms. Samhitha. J, Dr. Mrs. S. Indira.

Abstract
The pulse is a throbbing sensation that can be palpated over a peripheral artery, such as the radial
artery or the carotid artery. Assessing the rhythm, strength and rate of the patient’s peripheral pulse provides
valuable information about the cardio vascular system. The aim of the present study was to assess the
knowledge regarding recording and interpretation of pulse among staff nurses and nursing students in
Narayana Medical College Hospital, Nellore. A quantitative approach was used for the study and descriptive
method was used as research design and the study was conducted in Narayana Medical College Hospital,
Nellore. The sample for the present study includes the staff nurses and nursing students and convenience
sampling technique was used for selecting subjects. The sample size selected for the study was 30 staff
nurses and 30 nursing students for this study. Structured questionnaire was adopted to collect the data. The
data was obtained from staff nurses and nursing students for about 30 minutes. The study concluded that
majority of student nurses have inadequate knowledge regarding recording and interpretation of pulse
while comparing to the level of knowledge of staff nurses regarding recording and interpretation of pulse.

Key words: Pulse, Interpretation, Recording.



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