Anesthesia-Personnel’s Knowledge of Complications from Regional Anesthesia : Survey at Srinagarind Hospital

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Janjiraporn Bumrung
Waraporn Chau-in
Khochakron Palachewa
Thepakorn Sathitkarnmanee

Abstract

Background:  Regional anesthesia is the common anesthetic procedure for patients undergoing  lower abdomen and lower extremity surgery.  Anesthesia-personnel should be aware of the common complications for patient safety.

Objective:  To survey anesthesia-personnel’s knowledge of complications from regional anesthesia.

Design:  Descriptive study

Setting: Srinagarind Hospital, Department of Anesthesiology, Faculty of Medicine.

Population:  51 anesthesia-personnel : 39 nurse- anesthetists and 12 residents.

Methods:  Anesthesia-personnel answered the questionnaire (13 items, created by the research team) during a one-hour classroom period. The answer sheets were analyzed for difficulty index (“p”), and the discrimination index (“r”).  The data were analyzed using descriptive statistics.

Results:  Fifty anesthesia-personnel answered the questionnaire: 39 nurse - anesthetists (78.00%) and 11 residents (22.00%). Respondents averaged 36.18 ± 7.23 years of age and 7.70 ± 6.26 years of experience in anesthesia.  We found that the anesthesia-personnel had averaged 80.31%(or had a good level of knowledge).  Age and years of experience did not correlate with the level of knowledge.  Residents scored significantly higher than nurse-anesthetists (88.08 vs. 78.08%, respectively)(p=0.01).

Conclusion:  The knowledge of complications from regional anesthesia was of a good level among anesthesia-personnel  practising at  Srinagarind Hospital.

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Bumrung J, Chau-in W, Palachewa K, Sathitkarnmanee T. Anesthesia-Personnel’s Knowledge of Complications from Regional Anesthesia : Survey at Srinagarind Hospital. SRIMEDJ [Internet]. 2013 Nov. 25 [cited 2022 Dec. 1];20(4):240-5. Available from: https://li01.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/SRIMEDJ/article/view/14600
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