Maxillofacial Nursing: Assessing the Knowledge and Awareness of Nurses in Handling Maxillofacial Injuries Through a Comprehensive Survey

  • Nishit Kumar
  • Rama Shankar Choudhary
  • Kamal Malhotra
  • Rahul KathariyaEmail author
Original Article



To assess the knowledge and awareness of nurses in handling maxillofacial injuries.


A cross-sectional questionnaire study was conducted among the staff nurses of the multi-specialty Gokul Newtech Hospital, Jamnagar, Gujarat. Forty nursing staff were included in the study. Kruskal–Wallis ANOVA, Spearman’s correlation and Mann–Whitney U tests were applied for statistical analysis.


There was no statistically significant difference between the mean knowledge score concerning the study participant’s age, work experience, and education. According to the survey, a majority of the nurses either did not know the answer or answered incorrectly.


It can be concluded that there is a requirement of new guidelines and recommendations in the existing teaching and training modules being followed by the nursing schools across the country.


Maxillofacial injuries Nursing assistants Oral surgical procedure School Nursing Nursing assessment Nursing audits 


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Conflict of interest

The authors report no conflict of interest.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Oral and Maxillofacial SurgeryGovernment Dental College and HospitalJamnagarIndia
  2. 2.Department of DentistryTata Main HospitalJamshedpurIndia
  3. 3.Dr. Malhotra’s Nuface ClinicLudhianaIndia
  4. 4.Dental GalaxyPuneIndia

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