Evaluation of Nurses/ Midwives' Knowledge and Skills Retention on Neonatal Resuscitation, in Obio Cottage Hospital

Ati-Makapah Victoria Shopkeeper

Africa Centre of Excellence for Public Health and Toxicological Research, University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria.

Egelege Aziemeole Pius

Africa Centre of Excellence for Public Health and Toxicological Research, University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria.

Juliet Avwerosuo Alabrah

Africa Centre of Excellence for Public Health and Toxicological Research, University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria.

Esther K. Afolabi

Africa Centre of Excellence for Public Health and Toxicological Research, University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria.

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Abstract

The study is aimed at evaluating Nurses'/Midwives' knowledge and skills retention on Neonatal resuscitation in Obio-Cottage Hospital Port Harcourt. A QUASI-Experimental Research Study was adopted for the study. The population for the study consist of nurses/midwives and volunteers currently working with Obio-Cottage Hospital Port Harcourt Rivers State. A validated self-structured instrument was adopted for data collection. Statistical Package for Social Science version 22.0 was used to analyse the data. Descriptive statistics were used as the data analysis method. Hence, a measure of central tendency statistics (mean), simple percentages and charts were used to answer the research questions while t-test statistical tool was used to test the null hypothesis 0.05 level of significance. The study revealed that 20.9%, 52.2% and 26.9% were of the respondents were between ages 25-34, 35-44 and 45 and above years respectively. The educational qualifications, 61.2% of the respondents had RN/RM and 7.5% had BNSc. The mean score of knowledge at baseline was 1.63343±SD=2.13428 and Mean=7.6286±SD=1.89199 at P1-Post-intervention. Also, the mean score of the skill retention of nurse-midwives at baseline was Mean=1.47 ± SD=1.129 and Mean=3.74 ±SD=1.050 at P1-Post-intervention. There was a significant difference in the knowledge mean scores, t=22.429, p = 0.00 at P0 and P1, and in the skill mean scores, t=18.784 0 p = 0.00 at P0 and P1. The study concluded that nurses'/Midwives' knowledge and skills retention in Neonatal resuscitation in Obio-Cottage Hospital Port Harcourt were low. Therefore, the study recommends that time should be allotted for nurse midwives to attend seminars and training to improve their performance in new-born resuscitation.

Keywords: Midwives, knowledge, skills, retention, neonatal, resuscitation


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Shopkeeper , A.-M. V., Pius , E. A., Alabrah , J. A., & Afolabi , E. K. (2023). Evaluation of Nurses/ Midwives’ Knowledge and Skills Retention on Neonatal Resuscitation, in Obio Cottage Hospital. Asian Journal of Research in Nursing and Health, 6(1), 309–320. Retrieved from https://journalajrnh.com/index.php/AJRNH/article/view/131

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