Insights on Competency and Knowledge Related to the Tracheostomy Care of Nurses at a Tertiary Referral Hospital in Oman

Arif Ali Kolethekkat*, Hamza Zakariya Al Salmi, Houda Khamis Al Abri, Rashid Al Abri

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Objectives: To assess the efficacy of current knowledge and competency of tracheostomy care providers in inpatient setting. Methods: A real-time questionnaire-based cross-sectional study was carried out on 34 tracheostomy nursing care providers from different in patient settings. There were 50 questions in 8 sections, covering most of the aspects and steps of tracheostomy. The assessment of efficacy of the current knowledge and competency of tracheostomy care were assessed based on the response of the survey. Results: The overall competency of nursing for tracheostomy care was only 63.5%. In 5.9% of them, it was less than 50%. 30 (88.2%) tracheostomy care givers answered between 50% and 80% of the questionnaire correctly, and only 2 (5.9%) of them managed to get higher than 80%. Conclusion: The competency and knowledge regarding the tracheostomy care is low and the study highlight the importance of staff education for post-operative tracheostomy care to increase the level of care and to reduce adverse events. A re audit is needed to ensure that the care is improved qualitatively after training.

اللغة الأصليةEnglish
دوريةIndian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery
المعرِّفات الرقمية للأشياء
حالة النشرAccepted/In press - 2023

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