Abstract
THE EFFECTIVENESS OF TRAINING MODULE ON MASS CASUALTY MANAGEMENT PLAN(MCMP) ON KNOWLEDGE AND PERCEPTION OF STAFF NURSES OF EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT IN SELECTED HOSPITAL OF PUNE

*Nitin Patidar, Dr. S. G. Joshi and Jasneet Kaur

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Background: The National Health Policy (NHP) was first formulated in 1983. This policy-guided government effort aims to provide health for all by outlining a time-bound phased setup of comprehensive primary health care services throughout the country. We believe that EDs should exist for true emergencies, similar to the notion that fire departments exist to extinguish fires. Nurses employed in Emergency Departments and Critical Care settings (ECCNs) are moving towards a new professional era encompassing a highly sophisticated clinical environment, education in advanced practice and augmented clinical duties denoting that new professional roles may need to be developed. The aim of the study is to determine the effectiveness of training module on knowledge and perception among the staff nurses and to correlate the knowledge with perception of the staff nurses regarding mass casualty management plan. Methodology: A Pre-Experimental design one group pre- test post-test. Non-probability convenience sampling technique was used for the groups. The sample consisted of 50 staff nurses who fulfilled the inclusion criteria of the study. In order to assess the Effectiveness of training module on mass casualty management plan (MCMP) on knowledge and perception of staff nurses self-structured questionnaire on knowledge and perception regarding mass casualty management plan (MCMP) was used as data collection tool. The tool consisted of demographic variables, Structured questionnaire (knowledge assessment), Likert scale (perception assessment), Training module on hospital preparedness for mass casualty management. Result: The findings show that analysis of structured questionnaire tool on Knowledge of the staff nurses regarding mass casualty management, which reflects that the before intervention 80% staff nurses are having average level of Knowledge regarding mass casualty management. The total mean knowledge is 8.54 in pre-test with SD 3.02. After intervention 86% staff nurses are having Good level of Knowledge regarding mass casualty management. The total mean knowledge is 16.56 in post-test with SD 2.6. Analysis of Likert sale on perception of the staff nurses regarding mass casualty management, which reflects that the before intervention 66% staff nurses are having bad perception of Knowledge regarding mass casualty management. The total mean perception in pre-test 27.4 with SD 4.46. After intervention 76% staff nurses are having Good level of perception regarding mass casualty management. The total mean knowledge is 57.5 in post-test with SD 3.12. Findings related to effectiveness of training module on knowledge and perception mass casualty management plan among the staff nurses shows that the significant change was observed in knowledge level as evident from the calculated’ value 8.54 to 16.56 in experiment group with t value of 5.66 to 14.46 and p value is .00001 that is less than 0.05 therefore structured teaching programme was effective. Conclusion: That the descriptive analysis was done for effectiveness of training module on knowledge and perception on mass casualty management plan among the staff nurses, which shows that training module is effective method for enhancement of knowledge and perception on mass casualty management plan.

Keywords: Training Module On Mass Casualty Management Plan (MCMP), Knowledge Of Staff Nurses On Emergency Department, Perception Of Staff Nurses Of Emergency Department.


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