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Abstract : To determine a nurse's knowledge of patient safety following diagnostic procedures Cardiac Catheterization at Al-SADER Teaching Hospital in Basra City. From the 5th of November, 2020, to the 25th of February, 2021, a descriptive study was carried out. The study's sample was chosen using a non-probability (purposive sampling) method. The study includes thirty (30) nurses from Al-Sader Teaching Hospital in Basra City who work in the medical ICU and cardiac medical ward. A self-structured questionnaire was used to examine the knowledge and practice of nurses working in intensive care units and cardiac medical wards. Descriptive statistics were used to analyze the data (frequencies, percentages, mean, Likert score). Out of 30 participants, 86.6 percent were females, and With age groups ranging from 20 to 29, the majority of nurses had 1-10 years of experience. The mean of total knowledge was found to be good when contrasted to the poor mean of practice. This demonstrated that nurses are well-versed in post-cardiac catheterization complications. In terms of patient safety following cardiac catheterization, there is a positive relationship between knowledge and practice. Nurses with the necessary knowledge and experience can assist inpatient rehabilitation. The study suggests that educational training programs for nurses who work in cardiac catheterization be implemented, that nursing faculty pay more attention to cardiac catheterization and patient safety following cardiac catheterization and that postgraduate studies specializing in cardiac catheterization nursing be established.

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