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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/150646
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Using Evidence to Educate And Evaluate Effectiveness of Nursing Practice
Abstract:
Using Evidence to Educate And Evaluate Effectiveness of Nursing Practice
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2006
Author:Stone, Eva M., RN, MSc
P.I. Institution Name:Phoenix Children's Hospital
Title:Director of Clinical Education
Co-Authors:Natalie Truett, BSN
Background: With diminishing resources, health care organizations are challenged to produce measurable outcomes of educational interventions. An opportunity was identified with the opening of a new pediatric airway unit. An evidence-based education program was developed to increase nurses? confidence in caring for patients with critical airway issues, including patients with tracheal reconstruction, tracheostomies, macrognathia, patients who are ventilator dependent, and those who are being weaned from the ventilator. This patient population is extremely vulnerable to airway dysfunction and /or loss.  Comprehensive planning of care, and patient and family focused education is required.  A tool to evaluate the effectiveness of such education is needed. Methods: Nurses were interviewed to gather information regarding cognitive, affective, and behavioral interventions that would increase the confidence of the nurses on the new unit.  Following a literature review, a concept analysis was completed to develop a scale to measure ?confidence.? The scale contains cognitive, affective, and behavioral practice statements. Measured on a Likert scale from 1 to 5, with 5 being extremely confident and 1 being not at all confident, the pre-intervention survey and subsequent surveys were administered at pre-determined intervals to measure ?confidence.? Nurses new to a pediatric airway unit were then given the scale prior to educational interventions needed for practicing on the new unit.  A longitudinal design was used to measure changes in the same subjects over a 6 month time frame.  Results:  Preliminary results provide valuable information concerning which educational interventions yield the greatest enhancement of staff nurse confidence, most notably among educator interventions at the bedside. Conclusions:  Using an evidence-based approach toward evaluating the effectiveness of educational interventions among in a pediatric airway unit using a confidence scale suggests that the educational content provided is effective in improving the confidence levels of nurses caring for pediatric patients with airway disease.
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.titleUsing Evidence to Educate And Evaluate Effectiveness of Nursing Practiceen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/150646-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Using Evidence to Educate And Evaluate Effectiveness of Nursing Practice</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">2006</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Stone, Eva M., RN, MSc</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Phoenix Children's Hospital</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Director of Clinical Education</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">estone@phoenixchildrens.com</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Natalie Truett, BSN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Background: With diminishing resources, health care organizations are challenged to produce measurable outcomes of educational interventions. An opportunity was identified with the opening of a new pediatric airway unit. An evidence-based education program was developed to increase nurses? confidence in caring for patients with critical airway issues, including patients with tracheal reconstruction, tracheostomies, macrognathia, patients who are ventilator dependent, and those who are being weaned from the ventilator. This patient population is extremely vulnerable to airway dysfunction and /or loss.&nbsp; Comprehensive planning of care, and patient and family focused education is required.&nbsp; A tool to evaluate the effectiveness of such education is needed. Methods: Nurses were interviewed to gather information regarding cognitive, affective, and behavioral interventions that would increase the confidence of the nurses on the new unit.&nbsp; Following a literature review, a concept analysis was completed to develop a scale to measure ?confidence.? The scale contains cognitive, affective, and behavioral practice statements. Measured on a Likert scale from 1 to 5, with 5 being extremely confident and 1 being not at all confident, the pre-intervention survey and subsequent surveys were administered at pre-determined intervals to measure ?confidence.? Nurses new to a pediatric airway unit were then given the scale prior to educational interventions needed for practicing on the new unit.&nbsp; A longitudinal design was used to measure changes in the same subjects over a 6 month time frame.&nbsp; Results:&nbsp; Preliminary results provide valuable information concerning which educational interventions yield the greatest enhancement of staff nurse confidence, most notably among educator interventions at the bedside. Conclusions: &nbsp;Using an evidence-based approach toward evaluating the effectiveness of educational interventions among in a pediatric airway unit using a confidence scale suggests that the educational content provided is effective in improving the confidence levels of nurses caring for pediatric patients with airway disease.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:38:55Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:38:55Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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