1. SABAH LOTFY MOHAMED - Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecological Nursing, Faculty of Nursing, Zagazig University,
2. AMINA SAAD GONIED - Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecological Nursing, Faculty of Nursing Zagazig University, Egypt.
3. AHLAM MOHAMED ELSAYED - Assistant Lecturer, Faculty of Nursing-Zagazig University, Egypt.
Preeclampsia is one of the leading reasons for maternal and perinatal morbidity and mortality around the world. Objective: The study aimed to assess nursing care provided of preeclamptic women in zagazig university hospital. Methods: A descriptive study design was conducted at the obstetric department, the high-risk unit at Zagazig University Hospital on 80 nurses. There are two tools: A] Interviewing questionnaire. B] Nurses practice an observational checklist. Limitations: Sometimes the sessions were protracted because of clinical schedule interruption which required more devoted time and effort. Results: Nurses within the study had a mean knowledge of preeclampsia with a mean score of 18.21±2.66, mean scores on the accurate weight measurement practices were 3.37±2.87, mean of nurses' practices regarding administration of MgSo4 was 3.00, and that they didn't perform edema assessment. There are gaps in knowledge regarding causes, diagnosis, and medical care of preeclampsia among nurses. Conclusion: Results proposed that lesser knowledge regarding management of preeclampsia is thanks to lack of refresher training and written guidelines for the management of preeclampsia. The study recommended incorporating the management of preeclampsia in the regular training of nurses and to supply management protocols in the least health facilities.
Assessment, Preeclampsia, knowledge, Nursing practice