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Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 32  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 497-504
Knowledge of acute kidney injury among Pakistani nurses: A cross-sectional survey

1 Department of Pharmacy, The University of Lahore, Pakistan
2 Department of Pharmacy Services, District Headquarter Hospital (DHQ) Pakpattan, Pakpattan, Pakistan
3 Punjab University College of Pharmacy, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan
4 Department of Internal Medicine, University of Medical Sciences, Ondo, Nigeria
5 Department of Clinical Pharmacy, College of Pharmacy, Jouf University, Sakaka, Al-Jouf, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

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Muhammad Salman
Department of Pharmacy, The University of Lahore, Lahore
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DOI: 10.4103/1319-2442.335462

PMID: 35017344

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Nurses are increasingly being regarded as the nucleus of the health care system, as well as serving as an advocate for health-care consumers. Therefore, adequate acute kidney injury (AKI) knowledge of nurses would definitely have a positive impact on an early diagnosis, management, and outcome of AKI. This cross-sectional study was aimed to assess the knowledge of AKI among nurses working at public and private hospitals at Lahore and Sialkot, Pakistan. The study was conducted from October 2017 to March 2018. A convenient sampling method was used and data were gathered using a self-administered questionnaire. The median knowledge score of the study population (n = 200) was 29, with majority (78.5%) having moderate knowledge (score 26–38). Only 2.5% of nurses had good AKI knowledge whereas 19.0% were found to have poor knowledge. Nurses’ age, rank, and their departments had no significant impact on the knowledge scores. Furthermore, there was no significant difference of knowledge among participants who had previously attended any seminar/special training session regarding AKI and those who had not. In conclusion, majority of Pakistani nurses had moderate AKI knowledge. Therefore, in-service training sessions on AKI should be conducted to equip nurses with up-to-date AKI knowledge.

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