Surgical nurses' knowledge levels about hemodynamic monitoring


Anatolian Current Medical Journal, vol.3, no.2, pp.85-92, 2021 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 3 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.38053/acmj.826454
  • Journal Name: Anatolian Current Medical Journal
  • Journal Indexes: Index Copernicus
  • Page Numbers: pp.85-92
  • Recep Tayyip Erdoğan University Affiliated: Yes


Aim: This study was carried out to determine surgical nurses’ knowledge levels about hemodynamic monitoring. Material and Method: The research was carried out in a descriptive design to determine the knowledge levels of surgical nurses related to hemodynamic monitoring. Nurses working in the surgical clinics of three hospitals in the XXX Region. 156 surgery nurses took part in the study. The data were collected through a questionnaire developed by the researchers. Percentage, mean, standard deviation, median, Kolmogorov-Smirnov test, t-test in independent groups, and variance analysis in multiple groups were used to evaluate the data in the research. Results: The mean score of the nurses’ knowledge about hemodynamic monitoring was 65.3±7.9. There was a significant difference between nurses’ receiving education on monitoring, gender, marital status, education level and the mean scores of their knowledge about hemodynamic monitoring (p<0.05). Conclusion: The study revealed that nurses had a lack of knowledge about hemodynamic monitoring, which was reflected in nursing care and practices. It is recommended that surgical nurses are provided detailed and regular training on hemodynamic monitoring methods and follow-up including nursing care. Keywords: Surgical nurse, hemodynamic monitoring, invasive, non-invasive