Awareness of Nurses/nurse Midwives Regarding Magnesium Sulfate Administration to Pre-Eclamptic /Eclamptic Mothers
Aida Ahmed Fadlala, Rosa Khalil Mohammed Babikir, Zeinab Taha Ali, Nazik Abdelwahab Gassmalla

Background: Hypertension is the most common medical problem encountered in pregnancy and remains an important cause of maternal, and fetal, morbidity and mortality. It complicates up to15% of pregnant mothers and accounts for approximately a quarter of all antenatal admissions. The hypertensive disorders of pregnancy cover a spectrum of conditions, of which pre eclampsia poses the greatest potential risk and remains one of the most common causes of maternal death in the UK. The aim of the study is to examine the nurses/nurse midwives knowledge regarding Magnesium Sulfate administration to pre-eclamptic /eclamptic mothers. Materials and Methods, study design is a descriptive – cross sectional hospital based study, at Bhari Teaching Hospital, Saad Abualla, and Omdurman Maternity Hospital, Khartoum State, Sudan. Sample sizeis 50 nurses/nurse midwives who are working in obstetrical wards are all enrolled in this study as total coverage. Data collection technique and tools: structured interview questionnaire sheet was developed to assess the nurses/nurse midwives' knowledge regarding Magnesium Sulfate administration to pre-eclamptic /eclamptic mothers and parameters of monitoring the patient. Data processing and statistical analysis: Data were analyzed by using Statistical Package for Social Sciences program (SPSS). Validity and reliability of instruments: The instruments were pre-tested in the pilot study before final data collection for reliability. Ethical consideration: from Ethical Committees, general medical directors of selected hospitals and verbal agree from the nurses who are working in obstetric words.

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