International Journal of Health, Medicine and Nursing Practice <p>International Journal of Health, Medicine and Nursing Practice is a peer reviewed journal published by CARI. The peer review process is double blind and takes a maximum of 7 days. The journal publication takes place monthly and authors are provided with download statistics for their publications. The journal is a collection of papers from undergraduate and postgraduate students, research scholars and other academic writers in its realm of Open Access Publication. All submitted manuscripts/articles are peer reviewed and accepted papers published within 14 days. The journal provides an accessible platform for the dissemination of academic work in health, nutrition, physical exercise, sciences on health related issues, occupational health &amp; safety measures, systems in pharmaceutical, technology &amp; manufacturing of medicines, diagnostics, minor and major surgery, nursing practice, nursing skills and nursing ethical practices.</p> en-US (Journal Admin) (Journal Support) Mon, 31 May 2021 20:16:05 +0300 OJS 60 KNOWLEDGE ATTITUDE AND PRACTICES ABOUT ENDOSCOPY PROCEDURES AMONG NURSES OF NISHTAR HOSPITAL MULTAN <p><strong>Purpose:</strong> &nbsp;To assess Knowledge and practices of nurses regarding endoscopic procedures and to identify associated factors towards effective endoscopy procedures</p> <p><strong>Methodology:</strong> A descriptive cross sectional study was designed. The population for this study was 250. There was selection of the population of nurses in Nishtar Hospital Multan. The target population or sample size consists of 150 participants. The nurses were selected from the Nishtar Hospital Multan for the completion of study. Likert scale close ended questionnaire was adopted for data collection from the study participants. Results were analyzed through SPSS.</p> <p><strong>Results:</strong> the nurse age, training and dealing period might have an effect on the level of nurses data relating to canal endoscopy including; general precautions, basic steps to wash and medical care in examination unit. The majority of nurses had positive attitude. While coaching and qualification can affect dealing with the patients additionally to nurses level of apply before, throughout and manual disinfecting of endoscopy.</p> <p><strong>Unique contribution to theory, practice and policy:</strong> Extensive training of staff involved in endoscope reprocessing is mandatory for quality assurance and for effective infection control and documentation of this tarring is required. The efficacy of manual cleaning and HLD operator dependent, thus assignment of personnel responsible for endoscope.</p> Kausar Parveen, Mam Kousar Parveen Copyright (c) 2021 International Journal of Health, Medicine and Nursing Practice Tue, 22 Jun 2021 00:00:00 +0300 Assessing attitudes and preparedness of nurse managers regarding effective delegation in Wapda Hospital Lahore <p><strong><em>Purpose</em></strong><em>: </em>This study aimed to identify the attitudes of registered nurses (RNs) towards delegation, their preparedness to delegate effectively, and to determine whether attitude and preparedness are related to age, experience, and education in the delegation.</p> <p><strong><em>Methodology</em></strong><em>: </em>It is a quantitative research outlook in a cross- sectional descriptive design. As it is a survey of the attitudes and preparedness of effective delegation, a quantitative approach is a suitable and explicit strategy to be utilized. Data was collected with a questionnaire in Wapda hospital Lahore (N=154). Participants were 130 RNs. A self-structured questionnaire adopted from the article “Nurse Manager's Attitudes and Preparedness towards Effective Delegation in a Tertiary Care Public Hospital Lahore” with permission of the author developed by Karnested, and Haghighi. It is based on the Likert scale. It was distributed among the sample population. The questionnaire is divided into three sections. Section I; includes the demographics of the managers i.e.: age, marital status, gender, education, nursing experience. Section II; is directed towards assessment of nurse manager’s attitudes consisting of 11 questions. Section III; pertains to the preparedness of nurse managers towards effective delegation and have 20 questions. The data was then analyzed on the software SPSS version 21.</p> <p><strong><em>Results</em></strong>: Most participants have a positive attitude towards delegation and identify themselves as prepared to delegate effectively. However, some of the answers indicate potential for improvement. The majority find they spend a large amount of time on jobs others could do and agree to some extent that skills of practical nurses could be better utilized through more effective delegation.</p> <p><strong><em>Unique&nbsp; contribution&nbsp; to&nbsp; theory,&nbsp; practice&nbsp; and&nbsp; policy: </em></strong>Age, experience, and former education on delegation are significantly related to a number of attitude and preparedness issues regarding confidence in delegating, mutual trust, collaboration, and communication between RNs and assistance personnel. Effective delegation by RNs needs to be supported by teaching, practicing and nurturing mutual trust and effective communication in nursing teams.</p> Michal Nazir , Kausar Parveen, Muhammad Afzal Copyright (c) 2021 International Journal of Health, Medicine and Nursing Practice Thu, 17 Jun 2021 00:00:00 +0300 PERCEPTIONS AND EXPECTATIONS OF NURSING STUDENTS REGARDING DIVERSE TECHNOLOGY BASED NURSING EDUCATION <p><strong>Purpose: </strong>Modern nursing care has been described as a blend of high tech and high touch, a term that describes a nurse's traditional caring and compassion combined with 21st-century health-care technology. Technology can be used in nursing schools to improve learning and student performance. Communication, student participation, and critical thinking are all improved when a technology-infused atmosphere is provided. The study aims to determine the student’s perceptions and expectations regarding technology based nursing education.</p> <p><strong>Methodology: </strong>Descriptive cross sectional study was conduct. Students who were full-time students in class, had enrolled their subjects, were current students, and had signed consent to participate in this study were included. Students who refused to participate and were absent from class were not included in the report. Using easy sampling, a sample size of n=150 nursing department undergraduate students was taken. A self-administered questionnaire with a 5-point Likert scale was used to collect data. Throughout the study, participants' identities were kept private to ensure human subject safety. Data were analyzed using software SPSS (statistical package for social science studies) version 21.</p> <p><strong>Results:</strong> Demographic characteristics of participants in which Level of the study and programmed of the study included. Minimum students 24(16.0) of the 4<sup>th</sup> year and maximum students 53(35.3%) from undergraduate 94(62.7%) and postgraduate 56(37.3%) were participate in this study. Over all perception and expectation of nursing students were 1.52<strong><em>± .</em></strong>489 and3.13<strong><em>± </em></strong>1.32 respectively.</p> <p><strong>Unique contribution to theory, practice and policy: </strong>Educators use technology for academic and communication purposes at campuses, according to nursing students in this research and that their teachers helped them to learn using their own technology devices and online platforms. As a result, more effort and special care are needed to improve nursing students' abilities at the entry level so that they can efficiently use technology for educational purposes.</p> Sana Amanuail, Kausar Parveen, Muhammad Afzal Copyright (c) 2021 International Journal of Health, Medicine and Nursing Practice Mon, 31 May 2021 00:00:00 +0300 Perception of Competence in Newly Graduated Nurses' and Possible Predictors Influencing their Perception <p><strong>Purpose:</strong> To assess the newly graduated nurses' own perception of competence and to identify possible predictors influencing their perceptions.</p> <p><strong>Methodology</strong>: A cross sectional descriptive study design. The setting will be the the Lahore School of Nursing, Allied Health Sciences The University of Lahore. Research took 4 months after the approval of synopsis Febrary 2021 to May 2021<strong>. </strong>One hundard and fifty nursing students of both gender male and female were included in this study.Using SPSS, data analysis was performed. Graphs and tables provided the details.</p> <p><strong>Result:</strong> Total 150 participants are involved this study32.0% participants belong to 20-25 years of age group, 19.3% participants have 26-30 years of age group, 15.3% participants have 31-35 years of age group, 12.7% participants have 36-40 years of age and 20.7% participants have Above 41 year’s age. 58.0% participants were male and 42.0% female. 28.7% (n=43) participants were 1st year students, 26.7% (n=40) participants were 2nd year students, 26.0% (n=39) participants were 3th year and 18.7(n=28) participants were 4th year students.</p> <p><strong>Unique&nbsp; contribution&nbsp; to&nbsp; theory,&nbsp; practice&nbsp; and&nbsp; policy:</strong> The newly graduated nurses thought they were the best at assisting patients with coping and delivering ethical, individualized nursing treatment. They thought themselves were the least qualified to evaluate results and contribute to the advancement of nursing care. The newly trained nurses thought they were competent as nurses in particular.</p> Aneela Khurram, Kausar Pareveen, Muhammad Hussain, Muhammad Afzal, Farhat Shaheen Copyright (c) 2021 International Journal of Health, Medicine and Nursing Practice Mon, 21 Jun 2021 00:00:00 +0300 Knowledge, Attitude, And Practice Regarding Nursing Interruptions Among Nurses in Tertiary Care Hospital: A Cross-Sectional Study <p><strong><em>Purpose: </em></strong>Nursing is a profession who belong to care of community, a universal perception. Nurses job criteria belongs to many distractions and obstacles in performing their job. Interruption is considered to be part of workplace. The nursing profession responsibility and reliability are of high concerns because it deals with the life of human beings. Interruption at workplace compromises the patient safety. The study sought to explore the knowledge, attitude, and practices regarding nursing interruption among nurses.</p> <p><strong><em>Methodology:</em></strong> Descriptive cross-sectional study design used. Questionnaire a tool used to collect data from tertiary care hospital (n=115). The tool contains a dimension of knowledge attitude and practice scoring of questionnaires as knowledge 50 score, attitude 45 and practice 28, respectively number questions each domains knowledge 10, attitude 9 and practice 7.</p> <p><strong><em>Results:</em></strong>&nbsp;The KAP regarding interruption among Pakistani nurses score range (26-123). The means of knowledge attitude and practices respectively 31.2957 ± 7.21229, 33.1478 ± 5.68507, 19.5826 ± 3.86841. the collective mean and standard deviation of knowledge attitude and practice 84.0261 ± 16.76577. correlation statistically significant in KAP (p&lt;0.05). Coefficient of correlation knowledge enhance practices. The combined KAP of respondents was 69%.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong><em>Unique contribution to theory, practice and policy:</em></strong> Knowledge attitude and practice prime parameters of confirming the quality of understanding and performance. Study concluded that nurses have moderate level of knowledge attitude and practice 69%. The knowledge and attitude positive coefficient correlation, enhance each other. Gender, increased academic qualification, attention of leader and experience correlation with KAP. Experience and age group 10-15 years possess a high degree of knowledge attitude and practice. There is a need for interruption management training moreover requiring leader attention. Basic understating about interruption on a clinical place not considerably efficient. The dependent variable causes a 20% variance in the criterion variable.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Simon Javed , Muhammad Hussain, Kausar Parveen, Muhammad Afzal Copyright (c) 2021 International Journal of Health, Medicine and Nursing Practice Wed, 02 Jun 2021 00:00:00 +0300