An Assessment of Irish Paediatric Nurses' Level of Knowledge in Relation to Paediatric Pain and Pain Management

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/153726
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Presentation
Title:
An Assessment of Irish Paediatric Nurses' Level of Knowledge in Relation to Paediatric Pain and Pain Management
Abstract:
An Assessment of Irish Paediatric Nurses' Level of Knowledge in Relation to Paediatric Pain and Pain Management
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2004
Conference Date:July 22-24, 2004
Author:Conlon, Joy A., MSc, RNT, BSc, RSCN, RGN
P.I. Institution Name:Our lady's Hospital for Sick Children, Crumlin
Title:Miss
Co-Authors:H.W. Kelly, BA, MSSc, MRes, Cert, Teaching, Studies, RGN, RMN, RCNT, RNT
Introduction: The study aimed to assess Irish paediatric nurses level of knowledge regarding paediatric pain management. A simple random sample (n=300) of Irish paediatric nurses was selected from two study setting. A descriptive quantitative survey design was chosen to meet the aims of the study. Data was collected using The Paediatric Nurses Knowledge and Attitudes Survey Regarding Pain (PNKAS) self-report questionnaire, which assessed various aspects of paediatric pain. Overall a 59% response rate was achieved. The study findings highlighted a concerning lack of knowledge amongst Irish paediatric nurses regarding effective paediatric pain management practices. Also highlighted was an incessant belief in the many myths that surround paediatric pain and the use of opioid analgesia. Previous education in the area of pain was not found to influence the respondents’ level of knowledge. The use of a pain assessment tool was found to positively affect paediatric pain management practices; however pain assessment tools were not universally employed throughout the study settings. The study findings strongly call for aggressive measures to educate Irish paediatric nurses in the area of paediatric pain management. The findings also suggest the need for Irish paediatric nurses to adopt a proactive approach to paediatric pain management. Conclusion: If Irish paediatric nurses are to act as role models in the area of paediatric pain management and pave the way for improvements in this area of practice, they need to ensure that they are fully equipped with the fundamental knowledge and skills to fulfill the requirements of this principal role.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
22-Jul-2004
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleAn Assessment of Irish Paediatric Nurses' Level of Knowledge in Relation to Paediatric Pain and Pain Managementen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/153726-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">An Assessment of Irish Paediatric Nurses' Level of Knowledge in Relation to Paediatric Pain and Pain Management</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">2004</td></tr><tr class="item-conference-date"><td class="label">Conference Date:</td><td class="value">July 22-24, 2004</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Conlon, Joy A., MSc, RNT, BSc, RSCN, RGN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Our lady's Hospital for Sick Children, Crumlin</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Miss</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">joy.conlon@olhsc.ie</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">H.W. Kelly, BA, MSSc, MRes, Cert, Teaching, Studies, RGN, RMN, RCNT, RNT</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Introduction: The study aimed to assess Irish paediatric nurses level of knowledge regarding paediatric pain management. A simple random sample (n=300) of Irish paediatric nurses was selected from two study setting. A descriptive quantitative survey design was chosen to meet the aims of the study. Data was collected using The Paediatric Nurses Knowledge and Attitudes Survey Regarding Pain (PNKAS) self-report questionnaire, which assessed various aspects of paediatric pain. Overall a 59% response rate was achieved. The study findings highlighted a concerning lack of knowledge amongst Irish paediatric nurses regarding effective paediatric pain management practices. Also highlighted was an incessant belief in the many myths that surround paediatric pain and the use of opioid analgesia. Previous education in the area of pain was not found to influence the respondents&rsquo; level of knowledge. The use of a pain assessment tool was found to positively affect paediatric pain management practices; however pain assessment tools were not universally employed throughout the study settings. The study findings strongly call for aggressive measures to educate Irish paediatric nurses in the area of paediatric pain management. The findings also suggest the need for Irish paediatric nurses to adopt a proactive approach to paediatric pain management. Conclusion: If Irish paediatric nurses are to act as role models in the area of paediatric pain management and pave the way for improvements in this area of practice, they need to ensure that they are fully equipped with the fundamental knowledge and skills to fulfill the requirements of this principal role.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T12:28:20Z-
dc.date.issued2004-07-22en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T12:28:20Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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