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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 236

Nursing empowerment by simulation in percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy short-time complication control: Protocol study


1 The Department of Critical Care Nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
2 The Department of Medical Surgical Nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
3 Imam Khomeini Hospital Complex, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
4 Cancer Control Research Center, Cancer Sciences, Tehran, Iran

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Zahra Abbasi Dolatabadi
School of Nursing and Midwifery, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran
Iran
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/jehp.jehp_155_19

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BACKGROUND: Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) is one of the most suitable methods for long-term nutritional support. In this study, the empowerment of intensive care nurses is examined by a simulation technique to control the short-term complications of PEG. METHODS: A two-group clinical trial study will be conducted on eighty intensive care nurses in a teaching hospital in Tehran. The study participants will be randomly assigned to one of the two control and intervention groups based on the inclusion criteria. A pretest will be given to both groups using a researcher-made tool. Then, the empowerment package developed by the researcher will be provided to the intervention group in two stages. Next, a posttest will be administered. After this stage, patients' complications with PEG will be observed using a researcher-made checklist. Nurses' performances in both control and intervention groups will be evaluated in terms of preventing and controlling short-term complications up to 1 week after PEG insertion. All of the data collected in this research will be analyzed with statistic tests such as independent t-test, standard deviation, T pair, ANOVA, and mean based on the SPSS 16 software. RESULTS: At present, the research team is designing an empowerment package for nurses and tools needed to evaluate the nurses' empowerment. CONCLUSION: This study will attempt to design and evaluate the empowerment package of graduate nurses with a cognitive empowerment approach and using a simulation technique to care for patients with PEG and to control their short-term complications.


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