Evaluation of Nurses’ practices provided to the Patients who undergo Open Heart Surgery in Sulaimani center of Heart Diseases (S.C.H.D)


Objectives: To identify the level of practices provided to the patients who undergo open heart surgery, and to find out the relationship between practices and some sociodemographic characteristics such as (age, gender, level of education, marital status, monthly income, and years of employment in heart surgery).Methodology: An evaluative study has been conducted in Center of Heart Disease in Sulaimani city for the period extended from November of 2010 up to the end of October of 2011. To achieve the objectives of the study, a non-probability (purposive) sample of (32) nurses who are present all the nurses working in the center. For the purpose of data collection, an instrument was designed that contain two parts; the first one was include the questionnaire which contain the demographic data, and observational check list. A panel of (18) experts to check the validity, and the data were collected through the use of interview and observational check list. A pilot study was carried out to check the reliability of the check list which is estimated as (r = 0.89). Data were analyzed through descriptive and inferential statistics. Conclusion: Statistical analyzed were revealed that there is significant association between (General physical preparation, pre operative teaching, psychological and environmental) and nurses practices, and there is no statistical association were found between level of practices profile of the nurses and some socio demographic attributes such as (age group; gender; marital status except statistical association was found between years of employment and profile which mean years of experience have an impact nurses practices.Recommendation: The study recommended that nurses should be encouraged to continue their higher study in cardiac nursing, supporting nurses by increasing their monthly salary, arranging special training programs, applied world standardization by giving the patient code or nick name.