International Archives of

Nursing and Health CareISSN: 2469-5823


 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510166

Occupational Exposure to Blood and Body Fluids among Health Care Workers at Hospitals of Aksum Town, Tigray, Ethiopia: A Cross-Sectional Study

Ayehu Kassaw and Biniyam Demisse

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: September 30, 2021

Health care workers face a daily risk of occupational exposure to blood and body fluids that makes susceptible them for pathogens at working areas. The most common pathogens are related with viruses like Hepatitis B, C and Human Immuno-deficiency Virus and bacteria’s that are causing infections with chronic problems to even disabilities and deaths. Facility based cross-sectional study was conducted from April 21 to May 21, 2019. A total of 219 participants were selected for the study using sim...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510165

Compassionate and Respectful Maternity Care and Associated Factors among Women Attending Delivery Services at Public Health Facilities of Hawassa City, Southern Ethiopia

Bersabeh Bedru Wochefu, Abdela Amano Abdo and Dubale Dulla Koboto

Article Type: Original Article | First Published: September 11, 2021

Providing compassionate and respectful maternity care service to laboring mothers is one of the most important interventions to ensure the survival of women. However, compassionate and respectful maternity care has received less attention both in practice and research. To assess the compassionate and respectful maternity care and associated factors among women attending delivery services at the Public health Facilities of Hawassa City, Southern Ethiopia. Institution based cross-sectional study d...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510164

Physiological Changes in Bipolar Disorder

Marie Alexandra Vilbrun, RN, MSN

Article Type: Concept Analysis & Literature Review | First Published: August 21, 2021

According to the World Health Organization, an estimated 45 million people worldwide suffer from mental health disorders. Mental health disorders encompass the concept of mood and affect. Bipolar disorder is one exemplar of the mood and affect concept. According to the WHO, bipolar disorder consists of both manic and depressive episodes occurring between periods of a healthy mood. During manic episodes, patients may have elevated or irritable mood, hyperactivity, fast speech, delusions of grande...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510163

Critical Care Nurses’ Knowledge and Practices on Ventilator- Associated Pneumonia

Nurul Aqilah Bt Selamat, Khin Thandar Aung and May Khin Soe

Article Type: Original Article | First Published: July 26, 2021

Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) is common in critical care and can happen within 48-72 hours in intubated ventilated patients. Ventilator-associated pneumonia is a condition of high rates of morbidity, mortality, length of stay and hospital costs for ventilated patients. The prevention of (VAP), known as a hospital-acquired infection, is a major clinical challenge such that critical care nurses need to understand the risk factors for developing VAP. And also, nurses are the best position t...

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