Original Research Article
Year: 2017 | Month: April-June | Volume: 2 | Issue: 2 | Pages: 34-36
Effectiveness of Structured Teaching Program on Identification and Management of Psychiatric Emergencies in Hospital among Nursing Intern Students of KLE’S Dr. Prabhakar Kore Charitable Hospital, Belagavi, Karnataka
Rudreshi S. Sannashivannanavar, Ashok Kamat
Department of Psychiatric Nursing, KLE’S Institute of Nursing Sciences, Ankola. Karnataka- India.
Corresponding Author: Rudreshi S. Sannashivannanavar
Background: Emergency is a situation that’s present in all areas of health services; Psychiatric area is no exception to it.
Aims and objectives: A study was conducted to assess the level of knowledge regarding identification and management of psychiatric emergencies among nursing intern students, to evaluate the effectiveness of structured teaching programme, to find out association between pre-test scores with selected demographical variables among nursing intern student.
Material and Method: Thirty nursing intern students assessed. They were assessed for the level of knowledge regarding identification and management of psychiatric emergency by self structured questionnaires on first day pre-test followed by structured teaching programme for one hour. The post-test was conducted on seventh day by using same tool.
Results: Statistically significant effectiveness of structured teaching program was found. There was no significant association was found with selected demographical and knowledge score. Conclusion: Our findings denotes that the effectiveness of structured teaching programme help to gain the knowledge score on identification and management of psychiatric emergency. It is essential for nurse to develop knowledge regarding identification and management of psychiatric emergency in order to avoid life threatening complication in clients as well as to individual.
Keywords: Structured teaching programme, Knowledge, nursing intern students.