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[This article belongs to Volume - 26, Issue - 03]

Effectiveness of an educational health program about practice of nurses that related to neonatal sepsis at Al-Hilla city.

Neonatal sepsis is one of the most common causes for admission to neonatal care units at developing countries It is also a major reason of mortality and morbidity in both developed and developing countries. To evaluate the level of practice of nurses. about sepsis and to assess their needs to an educational program. To determine the effectiveness of structured education program intervention with nurses about sepsis through follow up process for three months after program implementation. Quasi experimental study designed to assess the practice of nurses about neonatal sepsis Anon probability (purposive) sample composed of (73) nurse who employed in the neonatal care units, the study sample include nurses who works in the neonatal care units of Al-Imam Al-sadiq hospital and Babylon hospital for maternity and pediatrics for the period from 10th of march to the 15th of December of 2023. The study showed that (93.1%) and (100%) in control and study group respectively were female, young age and (51.7%), (72.4%) in control and study group respectively were married and most of them have diploma degree of sciences of nursing where their percent was (48.3%), (65.5%) in control and study group respectively. Results of pre-test estimated that the most of nurses have moderate level of practice of control and study group were their percent were (62.1%), (58.6%) in control and study group respectively. Results of post one estimated that 62,1% of nurses in control group have moderate level of practice and (62,1%) of nurses were have a adequate level of practice regarding neonatal sepsis in study group after one month of apply the educational program. and finally results of post two estimated that (62.1%), of nurses were have a moderate practice in control group, while (58.6%) %) of nurses were have a adequate level of practice in study group after three month of apply the educational program. most of the nurses who work in neonatal care units and shared in the study were female, and their marital status were married and most of them have diploma degree of sciences of nursing. The most of nurses have moderate level of practice of control and study group of nurses who works in neo-natal care units after apply the educational program. results of post one test reflects the effect of educational program of study group of nurses where the level of their practice change to good level of practice after apply the educational program. The study recommended with Developing further educational programs for the nurses that focused on neonatal sepsis and how to deal with patient with neonatal sepsis and encourage the ministry of health and health directorate to establish a special training program for develop the level of practice of nurses with related to sepsis.