Description of Knowledge and Skill of Nurses to Interpret Basic ECG In The Hospital

Nissa Aruming Sila, Nursalam, M. Yusuf Asegaf

Abstract

Heartdisease is the third cause of the death worldwide. The American Heart Association reported that 405.309 Americans died because of cardiovascular disease in 2008, and about 785.000 Americans got coronary attack for the first time every year. Screening for early detection of cardiovascular disease is an appropriate step in reducing mortality. Electrocardiogram(ECG) data are critical in formulating management strategies of patients with heart disease. The purpose of this study was to determine the level of knowledge and skill of nurses to interpreting ECG rhythms. This study useda descriptive method. Data were collected by questionnaire of knowledge and questionnaire of ECG interpretation from 69 ward nurses. Dataanalysis showed that 76% of nurses had an average level of knowledge on ECG and 24% of them had below that level.Sufficient knowledge of ECG is not supported by the skill to interpret ECG examination. Increasingthe knowledge and skill of basic ECG interpretation of ward nurses is important. Improving the knowledge and skill of ward nurses to interpret ECG rhythms could improve the response time to manage patients with cardiovascular disease so that all procedure could be faster, right and accurate.

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Sila N., Nursalam. and Asegaf M. (2018). Description of Knowledge and Skill of Nurses to Interpret Basic ECG In The Hospital.In Proceedings of the 9th International Nursing Conference - INC, ISBN 978-989-758-336-0, pages 244-249. DOI: 10.5220/0008323302440249


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@conference{inc18,
author={Nissa Aruming Sila and Nursalam and M. Yusuf Asegaf},
title={Description of Knowledge and Skill of Nurses to Interpret Basic ECG In The Hospital},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 9th International Nursing Conference - INC,},
year={2018},
pages={244-249},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0008323302440249},
isbn={978-989-758-336-0},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 9th International Nursing Conference - INC,
TI - Description of Knowledge and Skill of Nurses to Interpret Basic ECG In The Hospital
SN - 978-989-758-336-0
AU - Sila N.
AU - Nursalam.
AU - Asegaf M.
PY - 2018
SP - 244
EP - 249
DO - 10.5220/0008323302440249