Background: The nurse plays a pivotal role in assisting the patient in facing many challenges that are associated with renal transplantation, including the complications and long-term physical and psychosocial implications.
Aim: The study aimed to assess the effects of a training program on nurses` knowledge regarding post-operative nursing care of renal transplantation patients.in the renal transplantation centers in Khartoum Sudan.
Methods: An interventional, hospital-based study carried out, the total coverage method used to lay down the sample which reaches (72) nurses. The study conducted at the three main transplantation centers in the Khartoum State (Ahmed Gasim, Ibn Sina, and East Nile).
Results: The total number of the participating nurses was 72 nurses their age between 20 and 30 years. The nurses' knowledge before the implementation of the program, 19 nurses (26.4%) was poor, 50 nurses (69.4%) was good, and 3 nurses (4.2%) was very good. after the program, The total number of nurses become 72, nurses' knowledge score was poor in one (2.4%) participant, good 21 (29.2%) participants, and very good in 50 (69.4).
Conclusion: The study concluded that a significant improvement in the knowledge and skills of the nurses who work in the renal transplantation units after the program. Frequent and schedule-training programs need to apply for nurses at hospitals to update their knowledge and practices.
Keywords: education program; nurse’s knowledge; nurse’s practice; renal transplantation; postoperative.
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