Educating Nursing Staff About Pain Management Using Computerized Tutorial Modules

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/165767
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Educating Nursing Staff About Pain Management Using Computerized Tutorial Modules
Author(s):
Cooper, Janice
Author Details:
Janice Cooper, Hackley Hospital, Muskegon, Michigan, USA
Abstract:
Pain management has become a nation wide priority due to new JCAHO standards and increased public awareness. Our multidisciplinary hospital pain management task force identified the need for nursing education on pain management. The nursing department was in charge of planning the nursing education. The purpose of the project was to create cost effective education on pain management for the nurses. Budget and staffing concerns made it difficult to have nurses attend mandatory educational programs. Therefore, the educational plan needed to be designed for short, self-study educational modules on pain management. With this in mind, the decision was made to create these as tutorials on the computer. In the beginning, nurses completed the Nurses' Knowledge and Attitudes Survey Regarding Pain at Skills Fair. The ten areas that showed the poorest results were used as the basis for constructing eight tutorial modules. The modules were built using Power Point and automated with voice recordings. Post-tests were created using Access and hyperlinked to the end of the Power Point presentations. The modules were pilot tested and changes were made based on recommendations. The modules were then approved for 2.5 contact hours and the nurses were given one year to complete them. The response to the computerized modules has been mixed. Because the nurses also had to complete several hospital "mandatory education" modules on the computer, they were slow to start working on the pain modules. Incentives were offered to the first nurse completing the Pain modules for each nursing unit. Recommendation for improvement would be to make sure each module was no more than five minutes in length. Although this would increase the number of modules, it would make it easier for nurses to complete a module during a short lull in their workday. The more complex topics will be reviewed in optional education programs. The Nurses' Knowledge and Attitudes Survey Regarding Pain will be given to all nurses to complete once everyone has completed the modules. The results will be compared to the initial survey results.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2002
Conference Name:
27th Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congress
Conference Host:
Oncology Nursing Society
Conference Location:
Washington, D.C., USA
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.

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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleEducating Nursing Staff About Pain Management Using Computerized Tutorial Modulesen_GB
dc.contributor.authorCooper, Janiceen_US
dc.author.detailsJanice Cooper, Hackley Hospital, Muskegon, Michigan, USAen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/165767-
dc.description.abstractPain management has become a nation wide priority due to new JCAHO standards and increased public awareness. Our multidisciplinary hospital pain management task force identified the need for nursing education on pain management. The nursing department was in charge of planning the nursing education. The purpose of the project was to create cost effective education on pain management for the nurses. Budget and staffing concerns made it difficult to have nurses attend mandatory educational programs. Therefore, the educational plan needed to be designed for short, self-study educational modules on pain management. With this in mind, the decision was made to create these as tutorials on the computer. In the beginning, nurses completed the Nurses' Knowledge and Attitudes Survey Regarding Pain at Skills Fair. The ten areas that showed the poorest results were used as the basis for constructing eight tutorial modules. The modules were built using Power Point and automated with voice recordings. Post-tests were created using Access and hyperlinked to the end of the Power Point presentations. The modules were pilot tested and changes were made based on recommendations. The modules were then approved for 2.5 contact hours and the nurses were given one year to complete them. The response to the computerized modules has been mixed. Because the nurses also had to complete several hospital "mandatory education" modules on the computer, they were slow to start working on the pain modules. Incentives were offered to the first nurse completing the Pain modules for each nursing unit. Recommendation for improvement would be to make sure each module was no more than five minutes in length. Although this would increase the number of modules, it would make it easier for nurses to complete a module during a short lull in their workday. The more complex topics will be reviewed in optional education programs. The Nurses' Knowledge and Attitudes Survey Regarding Pain will be given to all nurses to complete once everyone has completed the modules. The results will be compared to the initial survey results.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T12:24:31Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T12:24:31Z-
dc.conference.date2002en_US
dc.conference.name27th Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congressen_US
dc.conference.hostOncology Nursing Societyen_US
dc.conference.locationWashington, D.C., USAen_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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