International Journal of Advance Research in Nursing
2022, Vol. 5, Issue 2, Part A
A study to assess the knowledge regarding ABG analysis and interpretation of ABG results among staff nurses
Anand R Joel and Ramniwas Choudhary
Background: An arterial blood gas (ABG) study is a blood test that measures the levels of many different gases like the oxygen rich blood, carbon dioxide and bicarbonate, some of these levels measured directly, while others are calculated from the measurement of other gases by measuring the gases in arterial blood.
Objective: To assess the level of knowledge regarding ABG analysis and interpretation of ABG results among staff nurses.
Materials and Methods: Descriptive cross-sectional design and convenient sampling technique was followed. This research is conducted among 30 samples. Data was collected using structured questionnaire. Data analysis was done using descriptive and inferential statistics.
Results: Shows that with regard to ABG analysis and interpretation results among 30 staff nurses, 5(16.7%) had ‘A’ grade, 6(20 %) had B+ grade, 13 (43.3%) had B grade, 4(13.3%) had C grade and 2(6.7%) had D grade knowledge and mean value was 19.0 and standard deviation was 3.5 in staff nurses.
Conclusions: The study concluded that majority of staff nurses had B grade level of knowledge.