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The knowledge of acute care nurses regarding acute coronary syndromes

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dc.contributor.advisor Botha, Anna Dorethea Helena, 1954- Price, Carol G. 2015-01-23T04:24:07Z 2015-01-23T04:24:07Z 2000-11
dc.identifier.citation Price, Carol G. (2000) The knowledge of acute care nurses regarding acute coronary syndromes, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <> en
dc.description.abstract The tenn Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS) encompasses a spectrum of patients who present with chest discomfort or other symptoms caused by myocardial ischemia or infarction. Since critical or acute care nurses care for such patients, they should have a thorough knowledge of ACS pathophysiology and current treatments for ACS The purpose of this research study is to explore and describe the knowledge level that the critical care nurses in a state hospital in East Texas feel they have regarding ACS. This study was quantitative, descriptive and contextual in design, in which a sample survey was performed, using a questionnaire based on a literature study. The response of most ofthe critical care nurses tested was that they felt they had insufficient knowledge. An in-service training session has been proposed to help improve the nurses' knowledge and expertise on ACS. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (xi, 102 leaves)
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject.ddc 616.123
dc.subject.lcsh Atherosclerosis en
dc.subject.lcsh Intensive care nursing. en
dc.subject.lcsh Myocardium -- Diseases en
dc.subject.lcsh Angiocardiography en
dc.subject.lcsh Nurses en
dc.title The knowledge of acute care nurses regarding acute coronary syndromes en
dc.type Dissertation
dc.description.department Health Studies M.A. (Nursing Science)

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