Nurses knowledge about Glasgow come scale in AL-Sader medical city
Haider Mohammed Haloob AL-Abedi
Objective: this study aimed to determine nurses' knowledge about the Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) and to determine the association between nurses' knowledge and their demographic data, such as educational level and years of experience.
Methodology: The current study adopts a descriptive cross-sectional approach to meet its initial goals. The research was conducted in the city of Al Najaf from May 8 until July 28, 2021. Instrument of the study consist of two parts: There were 10 items on the Demographic Information Sheet. Additionally, nurses' knowledge of the Glasgow Coma Scale Sheet, which had 21 elements, the study includes a non-probability (accidental) sample of 80 nurses who work in the intensive care, emergency, and neurosurgery units of Al-Sadr Medical Hospital.
Results: The results of this study show that psychological components are rated moderately overall. Additionally, there is a non-significant correlation (p>0.05) between the demographic information and the total assessment of psychological aspects.
Conclusion: The study concluded that all nurses' knowledge of the Glasgow Coma Scale (G.C.S.) was nearly insufficient.
Recommendation: The study recommends that nurses receive educational booklets in addition to participating in educational programs.