International Research Journal of Public and Environmental Health
Vol.2 (1),pp. 1-3,January 2015
Article 15/ID/JPRH01/ 03 pages
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Original Research Article
Assessment of nurses opinions on participation in ward round in Ebonyi State
1*Ndie, E C., 2Ogwa, E ., 1Oko, U J and 1Emeh A.
1Department of Nursing Ebonyi State University ,Abakaliki, Nigeria.
2Federal Teaching Hospital Abakaliki, Nigeria.
*Corresponding Author E-mail:chubike05(at)yahoo.com
Study of nurses opinions on participation on the conduct of ward round in the hospital wards was conducted using questionnaire as instrument. One hundred (100) nurses were randomly selected from 420 nurses that took part in the mandatory continue education organized for nurses at the State. The respondents were assured that their responses would be only for statistical use. The results show that 91% of nurses knew the importance of ward round and are willing to participate yet only 13% participated in ward round the previous day. The reason was due to high workload and the time for ward round not specified to enable the nurses incorporate it in ward routines. It was recommended that the state should employ more nurses to reduce workload on the nurses to enable them participate actively in ward round.
Key words: Nurses’ opinion, ward round, participation