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مدیریت پرستاری 2018, 7(3): 59-65 Back to browse issues page
Clinical audit process for the prevention of ventilator-associated pneumonia in in nurses working in the evening shift at general wards
Khosrow Hashemzadeh, Abbasali Dorosti, Majid Montazer, Dara Alvandfar#
#Assistant Professor, General and Vascular Surgery Department, Research Center Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran
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Introduction: Increasing the prevalence of ventilator- associated pneumonia following the onset of ill-treatment in the public sector has made it more obvious that there is a need for interventions such as clinical audits to reduce the prevalence of this hospital infection.
Aim: This study aims to examine the clinical audit process in preventing Ventilator- associated pneumonia has been performed in nurses of the era of general wards of Imam Reza Hospital in Tabriz in 2018.
Material & Methods: This is a clinical trial study based on a clinical audit process  and 30 nurses with a minimum degree of undergraduate degree in working age shifts were entered into the study by available sampling method. The performance of all nurses in the field of prevention of ventilator- associated pneumonia was measured based on the prevention of ventilator- associated pneumonia checklist before and after the intervention. The intervention was the formation of a class, the placement of a poster on top of each bed, and giving nurses a pamphlet; it should be noted that intervention was included in the checklist mentioned in the checklist and explained each item.
Results: The clinical audit process in the present study has significantly improved the performance of nurses after intervention (score 16.80 ± 2.11 before the intervention and score 24.49 ± 3.81 after intervention). Also, there was a significant relationship between the shift of the evening and the positive effect of education (P = 0.02).
Conclusion: Clinical Audit is an essential way to bring services closer to care standards. Therefore, it is suggested to nursing directors and hospitals to always seek clinical testing as a solution to quality care.
Keywords: clinical audit, nurses' function, ventilator-associated pneumonia, clinical governance
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Received: 2018/09/26 | Accepted: 2019/03/5 | Published: 2019/03/5
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Hashemzadeh K, Dorosti A, Montazer M, Alvandfar# D. Clinical audit process for the prevention of ventilator-associated pneumonia in in nurses working in the evening shift at general wards. مدیریت پرستاری. 2018; 7 (3) :59-65
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فصلنامه مدیریت پرستاری Quarterly Journal of Nursing Management
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