A Study to Assess the Knowledge Regarding Care Of Patients Undergoing Hemodialysis among Staff Nurses and Nursing Students in Narayana Medical College Hospital, Nellore.

Lydia Antony, Bhanu paramjyothi, B2 & Dr. Indira. S


kidneys are vital organs of our body and are integral to maintain the body’s homeostasis. Dysfunction of kidney is very common now a day and may occur at any age with varying degrees. kidney problems are acute and chronic, kidney failure from stage 1 to stage 5 and end stage renal failure. Hemodialysis is the process, by which the crystalline substances will pass through a semipermeable membrane, usually employed to remove waste and toxic products from the blood in cases of renal insufficiency. Taking care involves interactive actions that must be built on the ethical dimension between the caregiver and the client. Knowledge regarding care of hemodialysis is essential for care givers. Objective:  To assess the level of knowledge regarding care of patients undergoing hemodialysis among staff nurses and nursing students in Narayana medical college and hospital. Materials and Methods: Descriptive cross sectional design and convenient sampling technique was followed which included 30 samples were used. Data was collected using structured questionnaire. Data analysis was done with SPSS. Results: Shows that with regard to level of knowledge regarding care of patients undergoing hemodialysis among staff nurses 4(26.7%) had inadequate knowledge, 9(60%) had moderately adequate knowledge and 2(13.3%) had adequate knowledge. Among nursing students 12(80%) had inadequate knowledge, 3(20%) had moderately adequate knowledge. Conclusions: In the present study concluded that comparing the level of knowledge between staff nurses and nursing students, staff nurses having adequate level of knowledge than Nursing students regarding care of patients undergoing hemodialysis.

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