A Comparison of Nurses' Knowledge about Key Principles Associated with Administering PCA (Patient Controlled Analgesia) and the Nurses' Application of These Principles within Selected Case Scenarios.

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/183131
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
A Comparison of Nurses' Knowledge about Key Principles Associated with Administering PCA (Patient Controlled Analgesia) and the Nurses' Application of These Principles within Selected Case Scenarios.
Author(s):
Brennan, Babette; Alminde, C.; Bloom, K.; Hartman, J.
Author Details:
Babette Brennan, RSN, RN, CPN, St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, Philadelphia, PA, email: babette.brennan@tenethealth.com; C. Alminde; K. Bloom; J. Hartman
Abstract:
Purpose: a) To establish a baseline measure of nurses' knowledge about key principles of PCA (Patient Controlled Analgesia) that are related to nursing practice. b) To determine the accuracy with which nurses apply key principles of PCA within selected case scenarios. c) To assess learning needs of nursing staff related to management of patients receiving PCA. 2) Method: We propose a non-experimental, questionnaire design using knowledge-based questions and selected case study scenarios as proxies for actual patient care situations (the PCA Knowledge and Application Assessment Tool Scenario #1 and Scenario #2). In Scenario #1 the patient diagnosis is sickle cell disease. In Scenario #2 the patient diagnosis is postoperative spinal fusion. The age and other identifying characteristics are identical in both scenarios. i) Expedited IRB approval will be requested since there is little or no risk to respondents. An Informed Consent/Instruction sheet has been prepared to inform nurses about the study and their rights, to invite their voluntary participation, and to instruct them in procedures for completing and returning the survey. ii) The names of each eligible RN's working on 4south and 4north will be written on a slip of paper and placed in a bowl. The bowl will then be shaken to mix up the slips of papers. Thirty slips will be selected to identify the names of the nurses receiving Scenario #1. The remainder of the names will receive Scenario #2. iii) The research instrument(s), with the informed consent/instruction form and an anonymous return-addressed envelope will be placed in individually addressed envelopes and delivered through on-unit distribution to all staff RNs on units 4N and 4S at SCHC who meet the inclusion criteria. iv) A specified on-unit mail-drop area will be located for convenient return of the instruments. All responses will be collected at the end of two weeks and again at the end of 4 weeks. If the boxes fill before these time periods, collection will be more frequent. v) A codebook will be used to assist data entry for subsequent descriptive and inferential statistics. 3) Findings and Discussion: The anticipated expectation is the nurses' understanding regarding the principles of PCA operation as manifested by the answers to the knowledge based questions will not demonstrate further education required. However it is expected their ability to apply this knowledge to patient care as manifested by the responses to the patient care scenarios will show further education required.
Repository Posting Date:
28-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
28-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2010
Conference Name:
7th Annual Florida Magnet Research Conference
Conference Host:
University of South Florida College of Nursing; Sigma Theta Tau International; Florida Organization of Nurse Executives
Conference Location:
Naples, Florida, USA
Description:
7th Annual Florida Magnet Research Conference - Theme: Research at the Point of Care. Held 11-13 February 2010 at the Naples Grande Beach Resort, Naples, Florida, 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.titleA Comparison of Nurses' Knowledge about Key Principles Associated with Administering PCA (Patient Controlled Analgesia) and the Nurses' Application of These Principles within Selected Case Scenarios.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorBrennan, Babetteen_US
dc.contributor.authorAlminde, C.en_US
dc.contributor.authorBloom, K.en_US
dc.contributor.authorHartman, J.en_US
dc.author.detailsBabette Brennan, RSN, RN, CPN, St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, Philadelphia, PA, email: babette.brennan@tenethealth.com; C. Alminde; K. Bloom; J. Hartmanen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/183131-
dc.description.abstractPurpose: a) To establish a baseline measure of nurses' knowledge about key principles of PCA (Patient Controlled Analgesia) that are related to nursing practice. b) To determine the accuracy with which nurses apply key principles of PCA within selected case scenarios. c) To assess learning needs of nursing staff related to management of patients receiving PCA. 2) Method: We propose a non-experimental, questionnaire design using knowledge-based questions and selected case study scenarios as proxies for actual patient care situations (the PCA Knowledge and Application Assessment Tool Scenario #1 and Scenario #2). In Scenario #1 the patient diagnosis is sickle cell disease. In Scenario #2 the patient diagnosis is postoperative spinal fusion. The age and other identifying characteristics are identical in both scenarios. i) Expedited IRB approval will be requested since there is little or no risk to respondents. An Informed Consent/Instruction sheet has been prepared to inform nurses about the study and their rights, to invite their voluntary participation, and to instruct them in procedures for completing and returning the survey. ii) The names of each eligible RN's working on 4south and 4north will be written on a slip of paper and placed in a bowl. The bowl will then be shaken to mix up the slips of papers. Thirty slips will be selected to identify the names of the nurses receiving Scenario #1. The remainder of the names will receive Scenario #2. iii) The research instrument(s), with the informed consent/instruction form and an anonymous return-addressed envelope will be placed in individually addressed envelopes and delivered through on-unit distribution to all staff RNs on units 4N and 4S at SCHC who meet the inclusion criteria. iv) A specified on-unit mail-drop area will be located for convenient return of the instruments. All responses will be collected at the end of two weeks and again at the end of 4 weeks. If the boxes fill before these time periods, collection will be more frequent. v) A codebook will be used to assist data entry for subsequent descriptive and inferential statistics. 3) Findings and Discussion: The anticipated expectation is the nurses' understanding regarding the principles of PCA operation as manifested by the answers to the knowledge based questions will not demonstrate further education required. However it is expected their ability to apply this knowledge to patient care as manifested by the responses to the patient care scenarios will show further education required.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-28T16:15:52Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-28en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-28T16:15:52Z-
dc.conference.date2010en_US
dc.conference.name7th Annual Florida Magnet Research Conferenceen_US
dc.conference.hostUniversity of South Florida College of Nursingen_US
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_US
dc.conference.hostFlorida Organization of Nurse Executivesen_US
dc.conference.locationNaples, Florida, USAen_US
dc.description7th Annual Florida Magnet Research Conference - Theme: Research at the Point of Care. Held 11-13 February 2010 at the Naples Grande Beach Resort, Naples, Florida, USA.en_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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