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Paper Title :
Oncology Pediatric Nurses' Knowledge and Practices About Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in Children at National Cancer Institute-Wad Medani – Sudan

Author :Ietimad Ibrahim Abd Elrahman Kambal, Widad Ibrahim A/Gadir A/Moula Al

Article Citation :Ietimad Ibrahim Abd Elrahman Kambal ,Widad Ibrahim A/Gadir A/Moula Al , (2019 ) " Oncology Pediatric Nurses' Knowledge and Practices About Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in Children at National Cancer Institute-Wad Medani – Sudan " , International Journal of Advances in Science, Engineering and Technology(IJASEAT) , pp. 8-11, Volume-7,Issue-1

Abstract : Background: Standard Nursing care of leukemic children considered the major contributor to increase survival and improved quality of life . Material and Methods: This descriptive study aimed at assessing oncology pediatric nurses knowledge and practices about acute lymphoblastic leukemia in children at National Cancer Institute . Wad Medani. The study sample included (35) nurses during the period of the study (from April to October 2016) . The data was collected by using a questionnaire and observation check list designed for the study . The data analysis was performed by using statistical package for social sciences (SPSS). Results: The results showed that 71.4% of nurses aged between 20 – 30 years and they have little experience(1 - 5) years on oncology unit 65.7% . The majority of them didnot attended training program about acute lymphoblastic leukemia (82.9%). About 68.6%, and 76.5% identified about the definition and treatment of acute lymphoblastic leukemia , while 91.4% , 74.3% and 100% of nurses performance the care was incorrectly as cannulation, Nasogastric intubation and gave intravenous antiemetic respectively. no one wash hands but all of them wear the gloves. Conclusion: The study concluded that the nurses knowledge about acute lymphoblastic leukemia was adequate while their clinical performance were relatively incorrect in many skills . The study recommended that more educational and training program for these nurses must be applied by well trained oncology nurses team. Also continuous supervision for nurses performance must be done.

Type : Research paper

Published : Volume-7,Issue-1


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