Evaluation of Radiographer`s Knowledge in Management of Unconscious Patient in Radiology Departments in Awka and Nnewi Metropolis Anambra State

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Title Page                                                                                                    i

Approval Page                                                                                           ii

Certification Page                                                                                       iii

Dedication                                                                                                  iv

Acknowledgement                                                                                                v

Table of contents                                                                                        vi

List of Tables                                                                                              viii

List of Figures                                                                                            viii

Abstract                                                                                                      ix


INTRODUCTION                                                                                    1

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


RESULT                                                                                                    20


DISCUSSIONS                                                                                         32

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

REFERENCES                                                                                         38


Questionnaires                                                                                           40



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




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).


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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 February 16, 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

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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. 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 16 Feb. 2019.


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. Web. 16 Feb. 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 >.


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 February 16, 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