Evaluation of Nursing Practices for Patients with Burns in Emergency Units


Objectives: presented study aimed to evaluate the practice of nursing for patients with burns in the emergency units and to find out any relationship between the practices of nurses on years of experience, and level of education and training courses, and the percentages of burns. Methodology: descriptive design study was conducted in the emergency units in the medical city and AL- Yarmouk Teaching hospital in Baghdad. Data was gathered by using a questionnaire to 40 cases for the period (the first of October 2012 to the first of April 2013).data was analyzed by using descriptive and Inferential data analysis Results: the results shows that the higher percentage of the sample (75%) were males, 50% of the samples fall in the age group 25-29 years and 55% of them are graduates from the Institute of medical technology. And 62.5% have experience of year more than 15 years. Most of the nurses have experience in the emergency units from 5-10 years, and the majority have 1-5 training courses in the field of care in emergency units was held inside Iraq, and the results showed that the highly significant difference between nursing intervention for patients with burns and gender (P ≤0.05). Conclusion: Observational checklist for nursing intervention which provided to burn patients were high level in total means except the domains for maintain patients airway and adequate airway clearance intervention were have moderate levels in total mean and the intervention related to improved skin integrity for burn patients which have moderate levels in total means.Recommendation: The study recommends to providing all facilities of nursing intervention for burn patients like medications, advanced machines and equipments and increased awareness of families toward protective measures to avoid burns like T.V, posters.