FACILITATED FAMILY PRESENCE AT RESUSCITATION: IMPACT OF A NURSING STUDENT TOOL KIT

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/211486
Type:
Research Study
Title:
FACILITATED FAMILY PRESENCE AT RESUSCITATION: IMPACT OF A NURSING STUDENT TOOL KIT
Abstract:
Purposes/Aims:  The purpose of this study was to test the impact of an educational intervention about facilitated family presence during resuscitation (FFPR) on nursing students’ knowledge, perceptions, and confidence. Background: FFPR is endorsed by multiple nursing and specialty practice organizations.  Implementation of this practice is not universal and there is a need to increase familiarity and competence with FFPR during this significant life event.  One strategy to promote this practice is by using the FFPR Tool Kit, which includes a short video simulation of FFPR, a PowerPoint presentation of evidence-based practice, and questions for guided discussion. Methods: IRB approval was obtained from each of five educational institutions.  The educational intervention was incorporated into existing nursing coursework as a required activity, while completion of the questionnaire and study participation was optional.  Nursing students from five universities in two states completed the Family Presence Risk-Benefit Scale (FPR-BS), the Family Presence Self-Confidence Scale (FPS-CS), and a set of ten true-false knowledge questions before and after the intervention. Results: Participants (n = 272) represented a diverse sample:  mean age 25.1 (SD = 8.3 yr), 68% white, and 71% female; 93% BSN students and 7% graduate students.  Participants’ knowledge regarding FFPR increased significantly (pre-test M = 7.1, post-test M=9.0, p < 0.000).  Participants’ perceptions of the benefits and risks of FFPR became more favorable (pre-test M = 3.43; post-test M = 3.87; p < 0.000) and the effect size (Cohen’s d) was strong at 0.84.  Participants’ confidence related to FFPR also increased significantly (pre-test M =3.42; post-test M = 3.65; p< 0.000), however, the effect size (Cohen’s d) was moderate at 0.37. Implications: Implementing the FFPR Tool Kit increased nursing students’ knowledge, perceptions and confidence toward FFPR thereby fulfilling a curricular need identified in the literature. The FFPR Tool Kit is available in the public domain and can be readily integrated into either classroom or clinical learning activities. The modest increase in student confidence following completion of the FFPR Tool Kit suggests that students may require other practice-based interventions in actual or simulated clinical environments to attain stronger feelings of confidence.
Keywords:
Family presence; Resuscitation; Nursing students' perceptions
Repository Posting Date:
20-Feb-2012
Date of Publication:
20-Feb-2012
Other Identifiers:
5267
Sponsors:
Western Institute of Nursing

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dc.typeResearch Studyen_GB
dc.titleFACILITATED FAMILY PRESENCE AT RESUSCITATION: IMPACT OF A NURSING STUDENT TOOL KITen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/211486-
dc.description.abstractPurposes/Aims:  The purpose of this study was to test the impact of an educational intervention about facilitated family presence during resuscitation (FFPR) on nursing students’ knowledge, perceptions, and confidence. Background: FFPR is endorsed by multiple nursing and specialty practice organizations.  Implementation of this practice is not universal and there is a need to increase familiarity and competence with FFPR during this significant life event.  One strategy to promote this practice is by using the FFPR Tool Kit, which includes a short video simulation of FFPR, a PowerPoint presentation of evidence-based practice, and questions for guided discussion. Methods: IRB approval was obtained from each of five educational institutions.  The educational intervention was incorporated into existing nursing coursework as a required activity, while completion of the questionnaire and study participation was optional.  Nursing students from five universities in two states completed the Family Presence Risk-Benefit Scale (FPR-BS), the Family Presence Self-Confidence Scale (FPS-CS), and a set of ten true-false knowledge questions before and after the intervention. Results: Participants (n = 272) represented a diverse sample:  mean age 25.1 (SD = 8.3 yr), 68% white, and 71% female; 93% BSN students and 7% graduate students.  Participants’ knowledge regarding FFPR increased significantly (pre-test M = 7.1, post-test M=9.0, p < 0.000).  Participants’ perceptions of the benefits and risks of FFPR became more favorable (pre-test M = 3.43; post-test M = 3.87; p < 0.000) and the effect size (Cohen’s d) was strong at 0.84.  Participants’ confidence related to FFPR also increased significantly (pre-test M =3.42; post-test M = 3.65; p< 0.000), however, the effect size (Cohen’s d) was moderate at 0.37. Implications: Implementing the FFPR Tool Kit increased nursing students’ knowledge, perceptions and confidence toward FFPR thereby fulfilling a curricular need identified in the literature. The FFPR Tool Kit is available in the public domain and can be readily integrated into either classroom or clinical learning activities. The modest increase in student confidence following completion of the FFPR Tool Kit suggests that students may require other practice-based interventions in actual or simulated clinical environments to attain stronger feelings of confidence.en_GB
dc.subjectFamily presenceen_GB
dc.subjectResuscitationen_GB
dc.subjectNursing students' perceptionsen_GB
dc.date.available2012-02-20T11:57:58Z-
dc.date.issued2012-02-20T11:57:58Z-
dc.date.accessioned2012-02-20T11:57:58Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipWestern Institute of Nursingen_GB
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