BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY: Stroke is preventable health care problem; it is treatable condition, in most cases, if treatment is prompt and evidence based. A well-developed public education program is critical to have informed public who can recognize the sign and symptoms of a stroke and know how to respond. In addition, the health care system must be organized to provide evidenced based nursing care provided by stroke competent health care providers. Provision of highly specialized multidisciplinary care team can be elevating condition of patient.
OBJECTIVES OF THE STUDY: The objectives of the study were to assess the existing knowledge of staff nurse regarding comprehensive nursing care plan for the stroke patients and to identify association between knowledge score and selected demographic variables.
MATERIAL AND METHOD: An evaluatory research approach with descriptive research design was used. Total 70 Subjects were selected by using purposive sampling technique. The samples were nurses who are working in critical care areas of hospital. Participants were informed about the study & written consent was taken prior to participation. The structured knowledge questionnaires were administered to assess knowledge regarding comprehensive nursing care plan for the CVA patients. The data was analyzed by using inferential and descriptive statistics.
RESULT: While assessing the existing knowledge of nurses regarding comprehensive nursing care plan for the CVA patients the majority of staff nurses shows adequate knowledge level. Out of 70 staff nurses 83% were having adequate knowledge, 17% were having moderately adequate knowledge.While assessing the association between knowledge score with selected demographic variables, and there was no significant association between knowledge score with selected demographic variable. So H1 has been failing to accept.
CONCLUSION: The aim of this study was to determine the knowledge about comprehensive nursing care plan for the CVA patients. The study concluded that, majority of participants were having adequate knowledge regarding about comprehensive nursing care plan for the CVA patients among staff nurses. Comprehensive nursing care plan is very effective for improving the patient’s condition with stroke and to minimize the complications among them. Hospital administrative staff is responsible to maintain and enhance the knowledge of staff nurses of critical care areas regarding treating protocol and updated guidelines of CVA. Therefore nurses can be adhering with standard guidelines of care plan and delivery by that patient’s outcome can be promoted.