A Study To Assess The Effectiveness Of Structured Teaching Program On Nursing Procedures Among The Newly Inducted Nurses In Dr L H Hiranandani Hospital, Mumbai

Research Article
Pankaj Punjot, Silvia Mathew, Saly Suseel, Elizebeth Thomas, Binu Gigimon and Jincy Mathew
Effectiveness, Structured Teaching Program, Nursing Procedures, Newly Inducted Nurses.

Nursing involves comprehensive care of the sick, not only of the individual patient but of the family and community. She should have required qualifications and the license to practice in the position entrusted to her. She should be competent - have good knowledge in her field as well as technical, administrative and critical thinking skills to perform in her designated role. A right attitude towards her profession is very pertinent too. The nurse should function optimally through team work to provide quality nursing care to her patients. The patient as an individual and a member of the community has a right to be treated with dignity and respect and has a right to expect planned, individualized nursing care. The Mission of the hospital is “to be the preferred choice of healing and health” and we aim to provide high quality nursing care to patients and their families regardless of their religion, disease condition or status. This is achieved with compassion, honesty and caring, through competent and patient oriented nursing service and by continually assessing, planning, prioritizing, implementing and evaluating nursing care interventions. The nurses undergoing induction where they are taught and demonstrated about basic nursing procedures which is already part of the Nursing degree/diploma curriculum. A pretest was conducted to assess the knowledge of the newly inducted nurses. The average score was 62%. After the training for basic nursing procedures a post test was conducted and they scored an average of 90%.The nurses inducted to the hospital 98% of nurses were in the age group of 20 to 30 years and only 2% were in the age group of 30 to 35 years and there were none above 35 years age. It was also found that 72% of the nurses were having qualification of four years i.e. B.Sc nursing while 28% of nurses were Diploma in nursing which is a 3 years course. It was found that 65% of newly inducted nurses were fresher’s i.e. with no experience, 16% nurses had two years experience, 15% came with 2-4 years experience and only 4% came with more than four years experience. Even though the hospital recruits male as well as female nurses, it was found that all nurses recruited during that period were females.