The Effect of Educational Podcasts on Preceptor Perception of Support

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/308470
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The Effect of Educational Podcasts on Preceptor Perception of Support
Author(s):
Blum, Cynthia
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Iota Xi
Author Details:
Cynthia Blum, PhD, RN, CNE, cblum@fau.edu
Abstract:

Session presented on: Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Purpose: The purpose of this staff development study was to develop and test a mechanism for ongoing educational support for nurse preceptors in the workplace and to examine the relationship between support and role commitment. The support involved producing four podcasts as a staff development intervention, each representing an identified area of unsafe practice: the inability to demonstrate knowledge and skills, attitude problems, unprofessional behavior, and poor communication skills (Luhanga et al. 2008). These podcasts, continuously available through common web sites, demonstrate how a  preceptor could constructively approach situations using caring behaviors to engage novice nurses.

Methods: In Phase 1 of the project, podcast scripts were created by the researcher, community collaborators, and a Caring theory expert. Focus groups of nurse preceptors helped refine the scenarios to assure meaningfulness for practicing nurses. In Phase 2, preceptors assessed the effect of viewing podcasts using a 4-part preceptor evaluation questionnaire with subscales addressing perception of support for precepting, benefits to be derived, and commitment to the preceptor role. In Phase 2 of the study, an ex-post facto component of the research design enabled investigation of the relationship between support and commitment while controlling for benefits. Descriptive and inferential statistics were used to analyze data.

Results: Number of years precepting, preceptor experiences, and preceptor training were predictors of perception of support. There was a significant increase in preceptor perception of support and a strong correlation between the preceptor’s perception of support and commitment to their role as measures by the Preceptor’s Perception of Support Scale and the Commitment to the Preceptor Role Scale (r=.760, p<.001).

Conclusion: Educational podcasts are a supportive tool for preceptors and should be expanded to additional subjects as identified by the sample. Access to the resources via a common internet site assures “free” preceptor support for all audiences.

Keywords:
Nurse Preceptors; Educational Podcasts
Repository Posting Date:
19-Dec-2013
Date of Publication:
19-Dec-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
42nd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriott

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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleThe Effect of Educational Podcasts on Preceptor Perception of Supporten_GB
dc.contributor.authorBlum, Cynthiaen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentIota Xien_GB
dc.author.detailsCynthia Blum, PhD, RN, CNE, cblum@fau.eduen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/308470-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Tuesday, November 19, 2013</p>Purpose: The purpose of this staff development study was to develop and test a mechanism for ongoing educational support for nurse preceptors in the workplace and to examine the relationship between support and role commitment. The support involved producing four podcasts as a staff development intervention, each representing an identified area of unsafe practice: the inability to demonstrate knowledge and skills, attitude problems, unprofessional behavior, and poor communication skills (Luhanga et al. 2008). These podcasts, continuously available through common web sites, demonstrate how a  preceptor could constructively approach situations using caring behaviors to engage novice nurses. <p class="Default">Methods: In Phase 1 of the project, podcast scripts were created by the researcher, community collaborators, and a Caring theory expert. Focus groups of nurse preceptors helped refine the scenarios to assure meaningfulness for practicing nurses. In Phase 2, preceptors assessed the effect of viewing podcasts using a 4-part preceptor evaluation questionnaire with subscales addressing perception of <i>support </i>for precepting, <i>benefits </i>to be derived, and <i>commitment </i>to the preceptor role. In Phase 2 of the study, an ex-post facto component of the research design enabled investigation of the relationship between <i>support </i>and <i>commitment </i>while controlling for <i>benefits</i>. Descriptive and inferential statistics were used to analyze data. <p>Results: Number of years precepting, preceptor experiences, and preceptor training were predictors of perception of support. There was a significant increase in preceptor perception of support and a strong correlation between the preceptor’s perception of support and commitment to their role as measures by the <i>Preceptor’s Perception of Support Scale</i> and the <i>Commitment to the Preceptor Role Scale</i> (r=.760, p<.001). <p>Conclusion: Educational podcasts are a supportive tool for preceptors and should be expanded to additional subjects as identified by the sample. Access to the resources via a common internet site assures “free” preceptor support for all audiences.en_GB
dc.subjectNurse Preceptorsen_GB
dc.subjectEducational Podcastsen_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:31:47Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:31:47Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name42nd Biennial Conventionen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen_GB
dc.description42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriotten_GB
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