Effect of an Educational Program on Nurses Performance Regarding COVID-19 in the Obstetrics and Surgical units

Document Type : Original Article


1 Lecturer in Medical Surgical Nursing, Faculty of Nursing, Beni-Suef University, Egypt

2 Assistant professor of Medical- Surgical Nursing Faculty of Nursing,Beni-Suef University, Egypt

3 Assistant professor of Maternal and Newborn Health Nursing Faculty of Nursing, Beni-Suef University, Egypt


COVID-19 a highly infectious disease threatened the world and created a big
challenge to healthcare systems and their personnel worldwide. Nurse plays very
important role in infection prevention and control, safeguard the community and
providing care at this critical time. Aim of this study is evaluate the effect of an
education program on nurses' performance regarding COVID-19. Design: A quasi-
experimental design was used. Setting: this study was conducted in surgical and
obstetric units at Beni-Suef University Hospital. Sample: all nurses (n = 40)
working at surgical and obstetric units. Tools: Two tools were used a self-
administered questionnaire to assess knowledge and observational checklist to
assess practice. Results: preprogram; the majority of the nurses had unsatisfactory
knowledge and practice regarding COVID-19 (87.5% and 90%respectively). A
significant improvement was found immediately post-program (90% and 92.5%
respectively) while this improvement lowered lightly post three months at follow
up (77.5%and 80% respectively). Conclusion: A statistically significant
improvement in nurses' performance had got after implementation of the program
which confirming the study hypothesis. Recommendation that the necessary of
continuous in-service training programs about COVID-19.