Comparing pharmacology knowledge and pharmaceutical calculations skill in Cardiac Care Unit (CCU) among nursing students of Oroumiyeh and Khouy
Journal of Critical Care Nursing : January 01, 2007, 6 (3); e7014
September 30, 2013
Article Type: Research Article
August 06, 2016
September 23, 2013
M. Comparing pharmacology knowledge and pharmaceutical calculations skill in Cardiac Care Unit (CCU) among nursing students of Oroumiyeh and Khouy,
Crit Care Nurs J.
Aims: One of the effective education evaluation methods in higher education is evaluating students in the area of knowledge and using specialized courses that one of these courses is pharmacology course. Nowadays, doing pharmaceutical orders is an important part of nursing cares. Awareness of the precautions concerning drugs and using them is counted as one of the increasing factors of nursing cares in drug therapy. The present study had been done with the aim of “determining the amount of pharmaceutical knowledge and pharmaceutical calculations skill in CCU among nursing students of Oroumiyeh and Khouy and comparing them”.
Methods: This cross-sectional study had been done on 120 nursing students of Orumiyeh and Khouy through census method in the academic year of 2013. Data collection tool was a questionnaire including three parts: demographic information, pharmacology knowledge and pharmaceutical calculations that had been analyzed after their collection through descriptive statistic and long linear (row effect) test by using SAS 92 software and chi 2 test in SPSS16 software.
Results: Findings showed that pharmaceutical knowledge in the area of nursing cares among nursing college students of Oroumieh; 43.3% and Khouy students; 48.3% was good and there was no significant difference. In the area of drug class, the amount of familiarity , Oroumieh nursing students; 76.7% and Khoy students; 48.3% was good and there was significant difference (p=0.0). About pharmaceutical calculations, Oroumieh students 48.3% and Kouy students 16.7% was good and there was significant difference (p<0.001).
Conlusion: Considering the results of the study, the pharmaceutical calculation power of all the nursing students is not in the appropriate level. So it is required to promote pharmaceutical knowledge and pharmaceutical calculations skills by the professors and teachers for decreasing risks and increasing patient’s safety and it needs exact planning in nursing students educational programs.
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