American Journal of Nursing Science

Volume 7, Issue 1, February 2018

  • Predictors and Prevalence of Central Line Associated Blood Stream Infections Among Adult Patients in Critical Care Units -Kenyatta National Hospital

    Mukiri Jocyline, Inyama Hannah, Maina Dorcas Waithira

    Issue: Volume 7, Issue 1, February 2018
    Pages: 1-13
    Received: 27 October 2017
    Accepted: 7 December 2017
    Published: 5 January 2018
    Abstract: Most adult patients admitted in Critical Care Units (CCUs) have central venous catheters (CVCs). These catheters mostly remain in place for the entire period of hospitalization, hence the risk of developing Central Line Associated Bloodstream Infection (CLABSI). The burden of CLABSI has remained high despite the introduction of CLABSI care bundles ... Show More
  • Effects of Empowering Families on Improving Quality of Life for Children with Chronic Kidney Diseases

    Amal Abdelrazik Fathalla Ahamed

    Issue: Volume 7, Issue 1, February 2018
    Pages: 14-22
    Received: 18 November 2017
    Accepted: 4 December 2017
    Published: 16 January 2018
    Abstract: Background: One of the most chronic diseases can effect on quality of life for children and their families are chronic kidney diseases. It can cause direct adverse impact on children life. So, empowerment of family and children is essential to enhance and improve their quality of life. For this reason, the aim of this study was to evaluate the effe... Show More
  • Determinants of Adherence to Antiretroviral Among HIV Positive Adolescents at Comprehensive Care Clinic, Gertrude’s Children Hospital, Nairobi, Kenya

    Wambugu Naomi, Gatongi Peter, Joe Mbuthia, Mokaya Joshua, Taratisio Ndwiga

    Issue: Volume 7, Issue 1, February 2018
    Pages: 23-30
    Received: 17 October 2017
    Accepted: 2 November 2017
    Published: 17 January 2018
    Abstract: Antiretroviral drugs (ARVs) requires adherence of more than 95% for adequate viral suppression. The consequences of poor adherence are failure of viral suppression, decrease CD4 cell count, disease progression, drug resistance, risk of transmission of resistance virus and limited future treatment options. Published data on adherence to ARVs in Keny... Show More
  • Involvement of Patients’ Families in Care of Critically Ill Patients at Kenyatta National Hospital Critical Care Units

    Pauline Muthoni Maina, Samuel Kimani, Blasio Omuga

    Issue: Volume 7, Issue 1, February 2018
    Pages: 31-38
    Received: 28 October 2017
    Accepted: 9 December 2017
    Published: 19 January 2018
    Abstract: Patients assess the likely benefits and risks of a recommended treatment or investigation and make a decision to either accept or refuse treatment. When a patient loses the capacity to participate meaningfully in decision making, a means should exist to ensure decisions that represent the patient’s goals, preferences, and interests are made. This m... Show More
  • Assessment of Knowledge, Attitude and Practice of Disaster Preparedness among Tikur Anbessa Specialized Hospital Health Care Workers, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

    Ashenafi Habte, Adamu Addisie, Aklilu Azazh

    Issue: Volume 7, Issue 1, February 2018
    Pages: 39-48
    Received: 4 January 2016
    Accepted: 20 January 2016
    Published: 31 January 2018
    Abstract: Back ground: Disasters are parts of human life; they will never ask for permission to occur in particular area. The world over, they have been caused disastrous complications, disrupting human lives, and exposing the world economy to untold cost. In times of disasters, hospitals are among the most crucial institutions as they are considered as sanc... Show More