Assessment of the level of knowledge regarding the intramuscular administration of medication among staff nurses

Authors

  • Ammu Ammu Little Flower Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Kerala
  • Sai Sailesh Kumar DM Wayanad Institute of Medical Sciences, Kerala
  • Srilatha Bashetti Apollo Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Hyderabad

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3126/jmcjms.v5i2.19015

Keywords:

Intramuscular Injection, Knowledge, Medication, Staff nurse

Abstract

Background and Objectives: Intramuscular injection is an everyday procedure which is not without its hazards. Although insuring bodies have pointed out that the lateral thigh is the least unsafe site for an IM injection. The commonly used sites in the adult are gluteal and deltoid muscle. The present study was undertaken to assess the level of knowledge related to intramuscular administration of medication among staff nurses.

Material and Methods: 30 samples were selected and descriptive research approach was used in the study. The level of study was assessed using self-administered questionnaire.

Results: 46.67 % had inadequate knowledge, 40% had moderate knowledge regarding g the administration of IM injection. Efforts were also made to find the association between the level of knowledge and selected demographic variables. There is significant association between knowledge and educational status and years of clinical experience.

Conclusion: The present study assessed the knowledge of staff nurses regarding the administration of intramuscular (IM) medication and tries to find association between the level of knowledge and selected demographic variables. At the nd of the study, the investigators found that there is association between the level of knowledge, age, educational status and year of experience.

Janaki Medical College Journal of Medical Sciences (2017) Vol. 5 (2): 35-40

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Author Biographies

Ammu Ammu, Little Flower Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Kerala

Hospital administration

Sai Sailesh Kumar, DM Wayanad Institute of Medical Sciences, Kerala

Physiology

Srilatha Bashetti, Apollo Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Hyderabad

Biochemistry

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Published

2018-01-16

How to Cite

Ammu, A., Kumar, S. S., & Bashetti, S. (2018). Assessment of the level of knowledge regarding the intramuscular administration of medication among staff nurses. Janaki Medical College Journal of Medical Science, 5(2), 35–40. https://doi.org/10.3126/jmcjms.v5i2.19015

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