The Relationship Between The Level Of Nursing Knowledge On Prevention Of Hypothermia Post-Operation Of General Anesthesia In The St.Vincentius Hospital Year 2017

Nida Agresa, Halina Rahayu, Leonatus Limson


Background: Shivering is a condition characterized by an increase muscular activity that often occurs after anesthetic action, especially in patients undergoing surgery with general anesthesia. The combination of anesthesia and surgery can cause a disruption of the function of regulating body temperature which will cause a decrease in the body's core temperature causing hypothermia. The results of previous studies stated that the incidence of shivering after anesthesia was reported to range from 5-65%in patients undergoing general anesthesia and about 33-56.7% in patients undergoing neuraxial anesthesia. Aims: The purpose of this study was to determine the relationship between the level of knowledge of nurses on the behavior of prevention of postoperative hypothermia with general anesthesia. Methods: This type of research was observational analytic research using theapproach cross-sectional. The sample in this study were 20 respondents with this sampling technique is total sampling or saturated sampling, and data collection techniques using questionnaires. While the analysis used is thetest chi square. Result: The result of the statistical calculation with chi square value was p value of 0.000 with a significanceof 0.05. Then Ha is accepted. Conclusion:  There is a relationship between knowledge of the behavior of hypothermic prevention of postoperative patients with general anesthesia in the recovery room of St. RSU. Vincentius Singkawang. Advice for nurses to always pay attention to the patient's body temperature after anesthesia to prevent hypothermia or the incidence of shivering. 


Level Of Knowledge; Hypothermia; General Anesthesia


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