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Nurses’ knowledge about electrocardiogram interpretation: A cross-sectional study

Khadija Mohammed Jassim, Abdulkareem Salman Khudhair, Zainab Salman Dawood, Ali Malik Tiryag.

Abstract
Objective: To determine the level of nurses’ knowledge about electrocardiograms.
Methodology: This cross-sectional design study was conducted from November 2022 and March 2023. It included 100 nurses who were working in Al-Fayhaa Hospital and the Basrah Teaching Hospital. The competence of nurses was assessed using a standardized questionnaire that was developed and distributed to the respondents involved. The data collected were analyzed using SPSS version 26.
Results: Nearly to half of nurses had fair understanding regarding ECG interpretation, while one third of study participants had good knowledge.
Conclusion: Most nurses have a solid understanding of ECG interpretation.

Key words: Nurses, knowledge, electrocardiogram interpretation.


 
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Jassim KM, Khudhair AS, Dawood ZS, Tiryag AM. Nurses’ knowledge about electrocardiogram interpretation: A cross-sectional study. RMJ. 2023; 48(4): 850-852. doi:10.5455/rmj.20230722032424


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Jassim KM, Khudhair AS, Dawood ZS, Tiryag AM. Nurses’ knowledge about electrocardiogram interpretation: A cross-sectional study. https://www.rmj.org.pk/?mno=162081 [Access: November 22, 2023]. doi:10.5455/rmj.20230722032424


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Jassim KM, Khudhair AS, Dawood ZS, Tiryag AM. Nurses’ knowledge about electrocardiogram interpretation: A cross-sectional study. RMJ. 2023; 48(4): 850-852. doi:10.5455/rmj.20230722032424



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Jassim KM, Khudhair AS, Dawood ZS, Tiryag AM. Nurses’ knowledge about electrocardiogram interpretation: A cross-sectional study. RMJ. (2023), [cited November 22, 2023]; 48(4): 850-852. doi:10.5455/rmj.20230722032424



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Jassim, K. M., Khudhair, . A. S., Dawood, . Z. S. & Tiryag, . A. M. (2023) Nurses’ knowledge about electrocardiogram interpretation: A cross-sectional study. RMJ, 48 (4), 850-852. doi:10.5455/rmj.20230722032424



Turabian Style

Jassim, Khadija Mohammed, Abdulkareem Salman Khudhair, Zainab Salman Dawood, and Ali Malik Tiryag. 2023. Nurses’ knowledge about electrocardiogram interpretation: A cross-sectional study. Rawal Medical Journal, 48 (4), 850-852. doi:10.5455/rmj.20230722032424



Chicago Style

Jassim, Khadija Mohammed, Abdulkareem Salman Khudhair, Zainab Salman Dawood, and Ali Malik Tiryag. "Nurses’ knowledge about electrocardiogram interpretation: A cross-sectional study." Rawal Medical Journal 48 (2023), 850-852. doi:10.5455/rmj.20230722032424



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Jassim, Khadija Mohammed, Abdulkareem Salman Khudhair, Zainab Salman Dawood, and Ali Malik Tiryag. "Nurses’ knowledge about electrocardiogram interpretation: A cross-sectional study." Rawal Medical Journal 48.4 (2023), 850-852. Print. doi:10.5455/rmj.20230722032424



APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Jassim, K. M., Khudhair, . A. S., Dawood, . Z. S. & Tiryag, . A. M. (2023) Nurses’ knowledge about electrocardiogram interpretation: A cross-sectional study. Rawal Medical Journal, 48 (4), 850-852. doi:10.5455/rmj.20230722032424