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International Journal of Healthcare and Medical Sciences

Online ISSN: 2414-2999
Print ISSN: 2415-5233

Quarterly Published (4 Issues Per Year)


Volume 10 Number 2 June 2024

Does A Training Program Improves Neonatal Nurses’ Knowledge and Practice Towards Developmental Positioning of Premature Infants?

Authors: Zubaida Abu humida Babiker ; Rawia Eljaili Mohammed ; Sally Ebrahim Ali, et. al.
Pages: 14-19
DOI: doi.org/10.32861/ijhms.102.14.19
Premature infants face many challenges in different areas of development especially while staying in the Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICUs). Developmental care is a strategy used to reduce the annoying effects of these challenges and help premature grow normally; developmental positioning is an essential part of developmental care measures. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of a training program on level of knowledge and practice among neonatal nurses towards developmental positioning of premature infants. Material and Methods: An interventional research study design was conducted in NICUs including 102 nurses at three hospitals in Khartoum State, Sudan. Data were collected using three tools to collect the required data. The levels of knowledge and practice were evaluated pre-training, immediately after training, and after six months of training. Results: There were statistically significant differences between nurse’s levels of knowledges and practices on developmental positioning for premature infants in all the three phases of evaluation. Conclusion: a training program was an effective method to upgrade neonatal nurses’ levels of knowledge and practice towards development positioning of preterm infants.