Assiut University, Egypt
Title: Expand the immediate clinical postnatal knowledge of internship nurses at Women’s Health Hospital
Biography: Howieda Fouly
Aim: This study was conducted to expand the clinical postnatal knowledge of internship nurses at Women's Health Hospital in Assiut University, Egypt. Methodology: The study design was a prospective, quasi-experimental pretest–posttest design. Findings of the study indicate that majority of internship nurses 68.9% had an average level of knowledge (satisfactory), 27.0% had poor level of knowledge and 4.1% had good level of knowledge regarding immediate postnatal care. Conclusion: The training program used in this study was effective in increasing the postnatal knowledge among internship nurses which evidenced by higher mean score in both immediate and later post-test instead of little drop in retention of knowledge at 1-month follow up but its score reflected a higher knowledge than before. The application of training programs supported with clinical intervention and fellow-up for all internship nurses it’s highly recommended to achieve a better health care in postnatal and other specialties.