TABLE OF CONTENTS
Title Page i
Approval Page ii
Certification Page iii
Table of contents vi
List of Tables viii
List of Figures viii
1.1Background of Study 1
1.2Statement of Problem 7
1.3Objectives of the Study 8
1.4Significance of the study 8
1.5 Scope of Study 9
LITERATURE REVIEW 10
2.1 Knowledge of Acute Management of unconscious Patients
Among Radiographers 10
2.2 Knowledge of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) 14
2.3 Knowledge of contrast media reaction and management 15
2.4 Response of Radiographers to Unconscious Patients 15
2.5 Availability of Training Skills for Radiographers 16
MATERIALS AND METHODS 18
3.1 Research Design 18
3.2 Study Area 18
3.3 Target Population 18
3.4 Sample size 18
3.5 Sampling Technique 18
3.6 Ethical consideration 18
3.7 Inclusion criteria 19
3.8 Exclusion criteria 19
3.9 Instrument for data collection 19
3.10 Method of Data Collection 19
3.11 Method of data analysis 19
5.1 Discussion of Findings 32
5.2 Summary 35
5.3 Conclusion 36
5.4 Recommendation 36
5.5 Limitation of the Study 37
5.6 Areas of Further Research 37
LIST OF TABLES
Table 4.1 Demographic data of respondents. 20
Table 4.2 Knowledge of radiographers about basic life
support (BLS) 23
Table 4.3 Number of radiographers that have the knowledge of
attending to unconscious patient. 26
Table 4.4 Radiographers experiences and challenges in
management of unconscious patient. 29
LIST OF FIGURES
Figure 4.1 Bar chart showing age of respondents. 22
Figure 4.2 Pie chart showing have you undergone any training
on basic life support (BLS). 25
Figure 4.3 Pie chart showing have you manage unconscious patient
in radiology department. 28
Figure 4.4 Pie chart showing rating of the level of management of
unconscious patient. 31
Background: Cardiac arrests and accidents are the most common emergencies with grave consequences but the high mortality associated with them can be easily prevented most of the times by some very simple maneuvers and skill.
Aim: This study was undertaken to evaluate radiographers’ knowledge in management of unconscious patient in radiology departments in Awka and Nnewi metropolis of Anambra State.
Methods: A total of sixty (60) radiographers was studied, 47.7% of the studied radiographers work in private sector/healthcare and 58.3% work in government sector/healthcare. The sampling technique used was a convenience sampling.
Data was collected using self administered semi-structured questionnaires.
Results: Results showed that 100% of radiographers studied are aware of basic life support (BLS) but only 23.3% of them have received any form of training on basic life support (BLS). Most radiographers studied attributed their lack of knowledge of basic life support (BLS) to lack of training sponsorship and time factor (49.1) and 20% to lack of personal funds and time factor. Most radiographers studied are not satisfied with their level of management of unconscious patient (55.6%). Most radiographers studied noted the necessity of basic life support (BLS) training to the professional work (98.3%), However there is poor confidence of competence in management of unconscious patient among the studied radiographers.
Conclusion: There is gross inadequacy in training of radiographers. Recommendations were also made in line with obvious deficiency in knowledge of basic life support (BLS).
Chibuike, L (2019). Evaluation of Radiographer`s Knowledge in Management of Unconscious Patient in Radiology Departments in Awka and Nnewi Metropolis Anambra State. Afribary.com: Retrieved August 19, 2019, from https://afribary.com/works/evaluation-of-radiographer-s-knowledge-in-management-of-unconscious-patient-in-radiology-departments-in-awka-and-nnewi-metropolis-anambra-state
Lawrence, Chibuike. "Evaluation of Radiographer`s Knowledge in Management of Unconscious Patient in Radiology Departments in Awka and Nnewi Metropolis Anambra State" Afribary.com. Afribary.com, 09 Jan. 2019, https://afribary.com/works/evaluation-of-radiographer-s-knowledge-in-management-of-unconscious-patient-in-radiology-departments-in-awka-and-nnewi-metropolis-anambra-state . Accessed 19 Aug. 2019.
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Lawrence, Chibuike. "Evaluation of Radiographer`s Knowledge in Management of Unconscious Patient in Radiology Departments in Awka and Nnewi Metropolis Anambra State" Afribary.com (2019). Accessed August 19, 2019. https://afribary.com/works/evaluation-of-radiographer-s-knowledge-in-management-of-unconscious-patient-in-radiology-departments-in-awka-and-nnewi-metropolis-anambra-state