Knowledge of HIV/AIDS and implementation of universal precautions: Baccalaureate nursing students

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/148501
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Knowledge of HIV/AIDS and implementation of universal precautions: Baccalaureate nursing students
Abstract:
Knowledge of HIV/AIDS and implementation of universal precautions: Baccalaureate nursing students
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:1991
Author:Jones, Lorraine, MSN/MN/MNSc/MNE
P.I. Institution Name:
Title:Retired
Nursing schools have been directed by the Centers for Disease Control, the National League for Nursing, and some State Boards of Health to educate nursing students in the provisions of care for persons with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)/Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS). The purposes of this study were to measure retention of students' knowledge regarding HIV/AIDS and universal precautions and to describe the application of universal precautions in practice settings as perceived by students. A multiple choice test, to measure students' retention of HIV related knowledge, was piloted with 64 basic junior nursing students. Seventy percent of the students passed the test at the 80th percentile. The same test was administered to 18 junior and 21 senior registered nursing students completing a baccalaureate degree. Results were that 83 percent of the juniors and 76 percent of the seniors passed the test. The test was administered again during the spring 1991 semester with a junior and senior basic nursing students. On a demographic section of the questionnaire, seniors were asked about their confidence in implementing universal precautions, the availability of supplies and equipment to implement universal precautions, and experiences working with HIV/AIDS patients. Findings revealed that 59 percent of junior baccalaureate nursing students and 75 percent of seniors retained knowledge about HIV/AIDS and universal precautions taught at earlier levels. Seniors indicated that in their role as nursing student or technician/extern, supplies and equipment were readily available and that they had sufficient time to implement universal precautions. However, only 64 percent admitted to following correct procedures, even though 96 percent acknowledged feeling confident in their ability to do so. Knowledge about HIV/AIDS and consistent application of universal precautions protects nursing students, prevents legal problems, and promotes the quality of patient care. This study is significant because results have identified the need for validation testing and reinforcement of previous learning related to HIV/AIDS.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleKnowledge of HIV/AIDS and implementation of universal precautions: Baccalaureate nursing studentsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/148501-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Knowledge of HIV/AIDS and implementation of universal precautions: Baccalaureate nursing students</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">1991</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Jones, Lorraine, MSN/MN/MNSc/MNE</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value"> </td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Retired</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Nursing schools have been directed by the Centers for Disease Control, the National League for Nursing, and some State Boards of Health to educate nursing students in the provisions of care for persons with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)/Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS). The purposes of this study were to measure retention of students' knowledge regarding HIV/AIDS and universal precautions and to describe the application of universal precautions in practice settings as perceived by students. A multiple choice test, to measure students' retention of HIV related knowledge, was piloted with 64 basic junior nursing students. Seventy percent of the students passed the test at the 80th percentile. The same test was administered to 18 junior and 21 senior registered nursing students completing a baccalaureate degree. Results were that 83 percent of the juniors and 76 percent of the seniors passed the test. The test was administered again during the spring 1991 semester with a junior and senior basic nursing students. On a demographic section of the questionnaire, seniors were asked about their confidence in implementing universal precautions, the availability of supplies and equipment to implement universal precautions, and experiences working with HIV/AIDS patients. Findings revealed that 59 percent of junior baccalaureate nursing students and 75 percent of seniors retained knowledge about HIV/AIDS and universal precautions taught at earlier levels. Seniors indicated that in their role as nursing student or technician/extern, supplies and equipment were readily available and that they had sufficient time to implement universal precautions. However, only 64 percent admitted to following correct procedures, even though 96 percent acknowledged feeling confident in their ability to do so. Knowledge about HIV/AIDS and consistent application of universal precautions protects nursing students, prevents legal problems, and promotes the quality of patient care. This study is significant because results have identified the need for validation testing and reinforcement of previous learning related to HIV/AIDS.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T09:46:06Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T09:46:06Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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