The Triangle technique: Pilot Study and Construct of a New Evidence-Based Educational Tool for Pediatric Medication Calculations

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/159997
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Presentation
Title:
The Triangle technique: Pilot Study and Construct of a New Evidence-Based Educational Tool for Pediatric Medication Calculations
Abstract:
The Triangle technique: Pilot Study and Construct of a New Evidence-Based Educational Tool for Pediatric Medication Calculations
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2007
Author:Sredl, Darlene, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:University of Missouri @ St. Louis
Contact Address:#206 College of Nursing, One University Blvd., St. Louis, MO, 63121, USA
Many student nurses verbalize an aversion to mathematical concepts that can lead to "math anxiety" whenever a mathematical problem is confronted. Since nurses confront mathematical problems on a daily basis, they must learn to feel comfortable with their ability to perform these calculations correctly. The Triangle Technique is a new educational tool available to nursing educators. It incorporates evidence-based concepts within a graphic model exemplifying Maslow's hierarchy of needs, Imogene King's Theory of Goal Attainment, the Cycle of Learning Model, and neurolinguistic programming (NLP) styles of - visual, auditory, and kinesthetic learning in demonstrating pediatric medication calculations of normal therapeutic ranges. The theoretical framework explores how the above theories apply to nursing education and nursing work-related issues in that they enhance an individual's baseline perception of freedom from stress, security, and self-esteem. King's theory applied to learning style affects perceptions of achievement while enhancing self-esteem. The Cycle of Learning Model developed by the University of Rochester utilizes a triangle (as does Maslow's Model) assisting educators in applying EBP concepts to learning. Comprised of two parts, Part I describes a pilot study examining the Triangle Technique's efficacy, and is the educational intervention that the pre-test/post-test methodological study is based upon. Statistically significant results obtained by Pearson's Product Moment Correlation (N=30; r2=0.84) indicate that students are better able to calculate accurate pediatric therapeutic dosage ranges after participation in the educational intervention of learning the Triangle Technique. Part II describes the Triangle Technique as an educational construct, exploring how evidence- based information was utilized in its inception, relationship to the above theories, how to calculate and apply it, and how Triangle Technique instruction can be accomplished via computer-assisted methods and distance-learning technology. Sredl, D. (2006). The triangle technique: A new evidence-based educational tool for pediatric medication calculations. Nursing Education Perspectives 27(2), 84-88.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleThe Triangle technique: Pilot Study and Construct of a New Evidence-Based Educational Tool for Pediatric Medication Calculationsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/159997-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">The Triangle technique: Pilot Study and Construct of a New Evidence-Based Educational Tool for Pediatric Medication Calculations</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2007</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Sredl, Darlene, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Missouri @ St. Louis</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">#206 College of Nursing, One University Blvd., St. Louis, MO, 63121, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">sredld@umsl.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Many student nurses verbalize an aversion to mathematical concepts that can lead to &quot;math anxiety&quot; whenever a mathematical problem is confronted. Since nurses confront mathematical problems on a daily basis, they must learn to feel comfortable with their ability to perform these calculations correctly. The Triangle Technique is a new educational tool available to nursing educators. It incorporates evidence-based concepts within a graphic model exemplifying Maslow's hierarchy of needs, Imogene King's Theory of Goal Attainment, the Cycle of Learning Model, and neurolinguistic programming (NLP) styles of - visual, auditory, and kinesthetic learning in demonstrating pediatric medication calculations of normal therapeutic ranges. The theoretical framework explores how the above theories apply to nursing education and nursing work-related issues in that they enhance an individual's baseline perception of freedom from stress, security, and self-esteem. King's theory applied to learning style affects perceptions of achievement while enhancing self-esteem. The Cycle of Learning Model developed by the University of Rochester utilizes a triangle (as does Maslow's Model) assisting educators in applying EBP concepts to learning. Comprised of two parts, Part I describes a pilot study examining the Triangle Technique's efficacy, and is the educational intervention that the pre-test/post-test methodological study is based upon. Statistically significant results obtained by Pearson's Product Moment Correlation (N=30; r2=0.84) indicate that students are better able to calculate accurate pediatric therapeutic dosage ranges after participation in the educational intervention of learning the Triangle Technique. Part II describes the Triangle Technique as an educational construct, exploring how evidence- based information was utilized in its inception, relationship to the above theories, how to calculate and apply it, and how Triangle Technique instruction can be accomplished via computer-assisted methods and distance-learning technology. Sredl, D. (2006). The triangle technique: A new evidence-based educational tool for pediatric medication calculations. Nursing Education Perspectives 27(2), 84-88.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T22:31:46Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T22:31:46Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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