Advantage and limitation of nursing students’ training at governmental intensive care units in Gaza strip: Nurses’ perceptions
Akram Sayed Salama and Yousef Mohamoud Awad
Background: Today's the health care system is suffering from an increase in the number of critically ill patients being cared for in a ward environment.
Material and Methods: A cross-sectional analytical design was used in the present study to explore the advantages and limitations of nursing students’ training at governmental intensive care units in Gaza strip as perceived by involved ICU nurses, head nurses and supervisors. The study was conducted in five ICUs in the main governmental hospitals of Gaza strip. The study subjects include ICU nurses’ students (n=85), ICU head nurse (n=5) and ICU supervisors nurse (n-=3). The data was collected by self-constructed structured questionnaire with 51 close-end questions was developed after extensive literature review which went through content and face validity. The questionnaire covered the variables in four main domains.
Result: there was a significant nurses’ agreement toward nursing students training at ICU (mean 3.69, t= 73.941). The nursing instructor at the intensive care unit domain (mean 3.93, t = 68.765) capture the higher agreement score among other domains, while the clinical training environment in the intensive care units shows the least one (mean 3.55, t= 60.939). This result indicates that the clinical instructor does his best to provide students with new knowledge, experience motivation, support and help the for gaining new skills that practiced in the intensive care unit. The clinical environment of the ICU needs to be improved some intensive care unit space not suitable for students to take practice freely.
Conclusion: Intensive critical care environment is considered as an effective place to promote nursing students’ clinical learning for most of the nursing students.
Akram Sayed Salama, Yousef Mohamoud Awad. Advantage and limitation of nursing students’ training at governmental intensive care units in Gaza strip: Nurses’ perceptions. Int J Adv Res Med Surg Nurs 2020;2(1):23-29.