Nurse's knowledge, attitude and practice on the initial management of acute poisoning among adult casualities: study at Accident and Emergency department, Kenyatta National Hospital, Kenya
Rutto, Japheth K
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Acute poisoning is a medical emergency and patients are always rushed to the hospital at the earliest possible moment, irrespective of the amount and nature of poison. It .requires early management decisions to ensure an optimal patient outcome. Accident and emergency (A&E) nurses are often at the forefront when it comes to this initial and critical assessment. Their knowledge, skills and positive self esteem are fundamental to their practice and patient outcome The purpose of this study was to determine nurse' s knowledge, attitude and practice on the initial department (AED)., This were A&E nurses on the initial management of acute poisoning increased. nurses with nursing score of positive comparedME on the initial management of poisoning ME Presentation, management and gut decontaminations.in addition, refresher courses should be organised for those already trained. Flowcharts that will enhance easy identification and n management of poisoned casualties should be set and utilized accordingly at AED.