Knowledge Regarding Teratogenic Effect of Drugs among Staff Nurses Working in Maternity and Paediartic Wards of K.L.E’s Dr. Prabhakar Kore Charitable Hospital, Belgaum, Karnataka

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PharmaTutor (December- 2014)

 

ISSN: 2347 - 7881
(Volume 2, Issue 12)

 

Received On: 03/10/2014; Accepted On: 07/10/2014; Published On: 01/12/2014

 

AUTHORS: Angadi SA1*, Dandagi SR2
1Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecological Nursing
2Department of Community Health Nursing,
KLE University Institute of Nursing Sciences,
Nehru Nagar, Belgaum
angadi.shweta@yahoo.com

 

ABSTRACT: When pregnant mother consumes drugs it reaches the fetus through the placenta, in the same way that oxygen & nutrients are delivered to the baby in the mother’s uterus. Depending upon the drug taken, the amount, duration & stage of pregnancy, it can produce varying effects on growing baby. Drugs can damage the fetus &cause developmental abnormalities (producing birth defects) & result in still birth. The objectives of the study were to assess the knowledge regarding teratogenic effect of drugs among staff nurse working in maternity and pediatric wards. Structured Knowledge Questionnaire on teratogenic effects of drugs was used to evaluate the knowledge of Staff Nurses. The results revealed that out of 30 staff nurses selected for the study, majority 19 (63.3%) possessed average knowledge regarding teratogenic effect of drugs.

 

How to cite this article: SA Angadi, SR Dandagi; Knowledge Regarding Teratogenic Effect of Drugs among Staff Nurses Working in Maternity and Paediartic Wards of K.L.E’s Dr. Prabhakar Kore Charitable Hospital, Belgaum, Karnataka; PharmaTutor; 2014; 2(12); 150-152

 

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