How Effective Are the Stroke Management Workshops Held for the Emergency Nurses?

Document Type : Original Article


1 Emergency and Trauma Care Research Center, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran

2 emergency department of Iran university of medical sciences


Nurses play a vital role in the recognition and triage of patients with stroke and Initial assessment. We intended to evaluate the validity and usefulness of training programs in the knowledge of nurses working in the emergency department who participated in the stroke training workshop; and compare the data with those who did not, to assess the effectiveness of these workshops.
 This was a cross-sectional analytical study of all nurses working in the emergency department. An interview was conducted with nurses and they were asked several questions about demographic data of participants, signs, and symptoms of stroke and stroke types and its complications. The data was analyzed by IBM® SPSS® 20.0 release software and a Comparison between the two groups was done by crosstab t-test.
 A total of 26 participants including 53.8% male and 46.2% female with an average age of 32.62 8.68 were studied. Of these participants, 15 had a history of attending the training classes and 11 had none. There wasn’t any significant difference in the knowledge of nurses who participated in the stroke education workshop and who did not about stroke signs and their subtypes. The nurses' work experience also did not affect this matter.
The present study showed that there should be a workshop for holding educational classes as continuous education, using different resources, updated guidelines, and evaluating the usefulness of these classes and the performance of the participants.


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