The effectiveness of teaching on standardized neonatal resuscitation protocol in relation to knowledge and skills of nursing personnel in tertiary care hospital

Sciddhartha Koonwar, Rina Kumari, Sarvesh Kumar, Sanjeev Verma


Background:Perinatal asphyxia is a major contributor to neonatal morbidity and mortality worldwide. Neonatal resuscitation is effective only when health professionals have sufficient knowledge and skills. We studied the change in the knowledge and skills of health professionals before and after training on standard protocol on neonatal resuscitation.

Methods: A Hospital based cross-sectional prospective study was conducted in tertiary care hospital of Lucknow. All nurses from delivery room and Neonatal intensive care unit were included. The mean scores of knowledge and skills were assessed before and after teaching neonatal resuscitation protocol. Results were analysed by using ‘paired t’ test and Chi-square to see the association.

Results:Fifty nursing personnel participated in the study. The overall mean scores of knowledge and skills of subjects were (11±4.18, 5.98±1.68) respectively. Whereas the mean scores of knowledge and skill after post-test were (27.28±1.45, 16.28±0.99). Effectiveness of teaching programme regarding standardized Neonatal Resuscitation Protocol in relation to skill was effective as the t value 37.27 and p value <0.0001 was highly significant and Effectiveness of teaching programme regarding standardized Neonatal Resuscitation Protocol in relation to knowledge was effective as the t value 27.27and p value <0.0001 was highly significant.

Conclusions:The knowledge and skill levels of nursing personal were substandard. There was significant difference in knowledge and skill scores after teaching. Continual teaching and training on neonatal resuscitation for nursing personal should be emphasized.  


Knowledge, Neonatal resuscitation protocol, Nursing personnel, Skill

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