International Collaboration: Using Skype to Facilitate Research for a Doctor of Nursing Practice Capstone Project

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/201630
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Full-text
Format:
Text-based Document
Type:
Presentation
Title:
International Collaboration: Using Skype to Facilitate Research for a Doctor of Nursing Practice Capstone Project
Author(s):
Costa, Linda; Khan, Zeenat
Author Details:
Linda Costa, PhD, RN; Zeenat Khan, MScN, MHA
Abstract:
(41st Biennial Convention) Purpose: This presentation describes the process used to complete a research study to implement clinical practice guidelines for ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) in Nairobi Kenya. The study was initiated by the Chief Nursing Officer at the University Hospital as her Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Capstone Project. The faculty advisor and principal investigator for the study was in Baltimore Maryland. Methods: Skype became the main method of communication for study development. The use of this technology provided the ability for the advisor to discuss the study with the DNP student and meet with the Nairobi clinical staff and practice mentor, the Chief of Critical Care. The ventilator bundle developed by the Nairobi clinicians was adapted to be consistent with equipment available at the site. Project management plans were transmitted before each Skype conference call. Institutional Research Review (IRB) application was submitted at the Baltimore site. The Nairobi Hospital Chief of Staff approved the submission. Data collection forms were included in the IRB application; however, data collected pre-and-post implementation was not allowed to be transmitted from Nairobi. Data management was planned via Skype. The DNP student was responsible for data entry. Results: Skype calls were completed between March and September 2010 when IRB approval was received. Pre-and-post data were collected for two months. Between data collection periods, staff education sessions were completed on best practices with the selected bundle. The VAP bundle components were printed on a quick reference guide that affixed to identification badges. Final data analysis was completed by Skype. Conclusions: Implementing best practices internationally was enhanced through the use of Skype technology. Although challenging to meet requirements for protection of human subjects globally, the collaborative relationship between the student and advisor who met in person only twice was facilitated by this face to face technology.
Keywords:
International research; Skype technology
Repository Posting Date:
11-Jan-2012
Date of Publication:
4-Jan-2012
Conference Date:
2011
Conference Name:
41st Biennial Convention: People and Knowledge: Connecting for Global Health
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Location:
Grapevine, Texas USA
Description:
41st Biennial Convention - 29 October-2 November 2011. Theme: People and Knowledge: Connecting for Global Health. Held at the Gaylord Texan Resort & convention Center.
Note:
Items submitted to a conference/event were evaluated/peer-reviewed at the time of abstract submission to the event. No other peer-review was provided prior to submission to the Henderson Repository, unless otherwise noted.

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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.formatText-based Documenten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleInternational Collaboration: Using Skype to Facilitate Research for a Doctor of Nursing Practice Capstone Projecten
dc.contributor.authorCosta, Lindaen
dc.contributor.authorKhan, Zeenaten
dc.author.detailsLinda Costa, PhD, RN; Zeenat Khan, MScN, MHAen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/201630-
dc.description.abstract(41st Biennial Convention) Purpose: This presentation describes the process used to complete a research study to implement clinical practice guidelines for ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) in Nairobi Kenya. The study was initiated by the Chief Nursing Officer at the University Hospital as her Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Capstone Project. The faculty advisor and principal investigator for the study was in Baltimore Maryland. Methods: Skype became the main method of communication for study development. The use of this technology provided the ability for the advisor to discuss the study with the DNP student and meet with the Nairobi clinical staff and practice mentor, the Chief of Critical Care. The ventilator bundle developed by the Nairobi clinicians was adapted to be consistent with equipment available at the site. Project management plans were transmitted before each Skype conference call. Institutional Research Review (IRB) application was submitted at the Baltimore site. The Nairobi Hospital Chief of Staff approved the submission. Data collection forms were included in the IRB application; however, data collected pre-and-post implementation was not allowed to be transmitted from Nairobi. Data management was planned via Skype. The DNP student was responsible for data entry. Results: Skype calls were completed between March and September 2010 when IRB approval was received. Pre-and-post data were collected for two months. Between data collection periods, staff education sessions were completed on best practices with the selected bundle. The VAP bundle components were printed on a quick reference guide that affixed to identification badges. Final data analysis was completed by Skype. Conclusions: Implementing best practices internationally was enhanced through the use of Skype technology. Although challenging to meet requirements for protection of human subjects globally, the collaborative relationship between the student and advisor who met in person only twice was facilitated by this face to face technology.en
dc.subjectInternational researchen
dc.subjectSkype technologyen
dc.date.available2012-01-11T10:44:06Z-
dc.date.issued2012-01-04en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-01-11T10:44:06Z-
dc.conference.date2011en
dc.conference.name41st Biennial Convention: People and Knowledge: Connecting for Global Healthen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau Internationalen
dc.conference.locationGrapevine, Texas USAen
dc.description41st Biennial Convention - 29 October-2 November 2011. Theme: People and Knowledge: Connecting for Global Health. Held at the Gaylord Texan Resort & convention Center.en
dc.description.noteItems submitted to a conference/event were evaluated/peer-reviewed at the time of abstract submission to the event. No other peer-review was provided prior to submission to the Henderson Repository, unless otherwise noted.-
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