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Level of Awareness of Staff Nursing Regarding Nasogastric Tube Feeding in Selected Hospital of Pangasinan

This study determined the staff nurses level of awareness on nasogastric Tube Feeding in terms of nursing intervention and insertion; checking of tube placement, administering tube feeding ; drug administration and patient monitoring, conducted at the Pangasinan Provincial Hospital and the Region I Medical Center of Dagupan City and Western Pangasinan District Hospital during the period covering August 2007 to February 2008.

Based from tabular presentations, the following results were as follows: The ages of the respondents were group into two, (a) 30-40 with 10 respondents or 67%; 41-65 had 5 respondents or 33% or the overall respondents of 15. Out of 15 respondents, 7 or 47% were male and 8 or 53% were female. Majority of the respondents were female who were under ICU and medical ward of R1MC, PPH and WPDH. That the level of awareness of staff nurses regarding NGT Feeding on nursing intervention insertion in R1MC is 2.93 or with a descriptive interpretation of moderately aware, PPH is 3.06 or with a descriptive interpretation of moderately aware and WDPH is 2.99 or with a descriptive interpretation of moderately aware. That the level of awareness of staff nurses regarding NGT Feeding in R1MC on a nursing intervention of Checking of tube placement is 2.88 or with a descriptive interpretation of moderately aware, in PPH on a nursing intervention of Checking tube placement is 2.42 or with a descriptive interpretation of moderately aware, and in WDPH on a nursing intervention of Checking tube placement is 3.02 or with a descriptive interpretation of moderately aware . That the level of awareness of staff nurses regarding NGT Feeding in R1MC on a nursing intervention of Administering tube feeding is 3.24 or with a descriptive interpretation of moderately aware, in PPH on a nursing intervention of Administering tube feeding is 2.83 or with a descriptive interpretation of moderately aware, and in WDPH on a nursing intervention of Administering tube feeding is 3.55 or with a descriptive interpretation of Fully aware. That the level of awareness of staff nurses regarding NGT Feeding in R1MC , PPH, and WDPH on a nursing intervention of Drug Administration is “Fully aware”. That the level of awareness of staff nurses regarding NGT Feeding in R1MC , PPH, and WDPH on a nursing intervention of Patient Monitoring “Moderately Aware”.

In the light of the foregoing findings, the researcher therefore conclude that volunteer nurses in selected hospitals of Pangasinan are moderately aware in performing nasogastric tube feeding.

Based on the findings of the study, these are the following recommendations. Hospital administrators should provide in service trainings for their staff in order to upgrade their skills. Volunteer nurses should take the initiative in attending seminars/workshops to enhance knowledge and skills.

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  1. dear zbeirz,

    I’m interested in this study mentioned above. Can you kindly send me a copy of the full article? My email address is vbor0004@um.edu.mt

    Regards,
    Victoria

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