Advisor

Dunemn, Kathleen

Committee Member

McNeill, Jeanette

Department

Advanced Nurse Generalist

Institution

University of Northern Colorado

Type of Resources

Text

Place of Publication

Greeley (Colo.)

Publisher

University of Northern Colorado

Date Created

12-2019

Genre

Thesis

Extent

79 pages

Digital Origin

Born digital

Abstract

Clinical nurses have a key role in supporting and management of diabetes patients during hospitalization. The purpose of this study was to evaluate nurses’ level of comfort, familiarity, and knowledge in diabetes management. In this study, 30 full-time nurses working in Vinmec Central Park International Hospital completed a 34-question assessment that included eight questions on comfort, six questions on familiarity, and 20 questions on nursing knowledge. The findings indicated the level of nursing knowledge regarding diabetes management in the hospital was low. The comfort, familiarity, and knowledge scores were not directly proportional to the age, education, and years of clinical experience or specialty. Finally, this study demonstrated that bedside nurses had a deficit in knowledge in the management of diabetes patients. This level of unfamiliarity indicated insufficient teaching practices. Strategies are required to provide a continuing education program for all bedside nurses and ensure all proper criteria meet the caring of specific diabetes patients. Future studies must be repeated with more data to evaluate the result of nursing and diabetes management.

Degree type

MS

Degree Name

Master

Language

English

Local Identifiers

MaiThesis2019

Rights Statement

Copyright is held by the author

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