Do we really know how to respond to an unexpected event during the fittingof an intra-uterine contraceptive device?

Authors
Citation
J. Murty, Do we really know how to respond to an unexpected event during the fittingof an intra-uterine contraceptive device?, J FAM PLAN, 27(3), 2001, pp. 145-147
Citations number
3
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Public Health & Health Care Science
Journal title
JOURNAL OF FAMILY PLANNING AND REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH CARE
ISSN journal
1471-1893 → ACNP
Volume
27
Issue
3
Year of publication
2001
Pages
145 - 147
Database
ISI
SICI code
1471-1893(200107)27:3<145:DWRKHT>2.0.ZU;2-B
Abstract
Objective. To assess and improve knowledge of correct resuscitation procedu res if an unexpected event occurs during an intra-uterine device (IUD)fitti ng. Design. Previous literature on resuscitation in the family planning clinic was reviewed to provide a basis for a questionnaire for doctors and nurses within the service to assess knowledge of correct procedures. Outcome of first questionnaire. Seventeen questionnaires were returned in t he first round, of which 12 were from nurses. The results to the first ques tion gave a 70% correct response rate. The response to the second gave a co rrect response of 41%. Only six out of 17 would give atropine in a vaso-vag al attack. Intervention. The results were discussed at an audit meeting and most staff said that they wanted further training. This was linked with the Leeds Com munity and Mental Health Trust training for resuscitation. By, linking to t his training programme it saved time and resources for the family planning service. Outcome of second questionnaire. Twenty-one staff returned questionnaires, of which 12 were nurses. The results to the first question gave an 87% corr ect response rate. The response to the second showed a correct response of 71%. Fourteen out of the 21 replying would give atropine. Conclusion. A service cannot assume that staff know what to do in an emerge ncy if it is rarely encountered. This audit showed that it is possible to r aise knowledge standards through a training programme.