Are Nurses Prepared for a Radiological Disaster?: Assessing the Knowledge of Nursing Students to Support the Need of Integrating Radiological/Disaster Content Into Nursing Curricula

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/335474
Category:
Full-text
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Are Nurses Prepared for a Radiological Disaster?: Assessing the Knowledge of Nursing Students to Support the Need of Integrating Radiological/Disaster Content Into Nursing Curricula
Other Titles:
Clinically Relevant Global Nursing Education
Author(s):
Brown, Cary
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Upsilon Kappa
Author Details:
Cary Brown, MSN, BSN, RN, cbrown7@uwf.edu
Abstract:
Session presented on Sunday, July 27, 2014: Purpose: The purpose of this project is to provide further evidence of the need for integrating radiological disaster preparedness content into nursing education curricula by assessing current knowledge of radiological emergency preparedness among licensed and pre-licensed nursing students using the Emergency Preparedness Information Questionnaire (EPIQ) survey revised for radiological emergencies. Methods: Undergraduate licensed and pre-licensed nursing students attending the University of West Florida completed the survey (N=60). Pre-licensed students received a radiation instructional intervention and completed the survey post-intervention. Results: Nursing students have a low level of self-reported knowledge of radiological emergency preparedness. Pre-licensed students had a greater awareness of preparedness for a radiological disaster after the intervention. Conclusion: The inclusion of the radiation content in a class lecture can significantly prepare nursing students for a radiological emergency as demonstrated by improved post-intervention survey results. Low pre-intervention EPIQ scores and high post-intervention scores suggest there is a need to incorporate radiological/disaster content into nursing education curricula.
Keywords:
preparedness; nursing curricula; radiological disaster
Repository Posting Date:
17-Nov-2014
Date of Publication:
11 ; 11
Other Identifiers:
INRC14I06
Conference Date:
2014
Conference Name:
25th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Hong Kong
Description:
International Nursing Research Congress, 2014 Theme: Engaging Colleagues: Improving Global Health Outcomes. Held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wanchai, Hong Kong

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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleAre Nurses Prepared for a Radiological Disaster?: Assessing the Knowledge of Nursing Students to Support the Need of Integrating Radiological/Disaster Content Into Nursing Curriculaen
dc.title.alternativeClinically Relevant Global Nursing Educationen
dc.contributor.authorBrown, Caryen
dc.contributor.departmentUpsilon Kappaen
dc.author.detailsCary Brown, MSN, BSN, RN, cbrown7@uwf.eduen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/335474-
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Sunday, July 27, 2014: Purpose: The purpose of this project is to provide further evidence of the need for integrating radiological disaster preparedness content into nursing education curricula by assessing current knowledge of radiological emergency preparedness among licensed and pre-licensed nursing students using the Emergency Preparedness Information Questionnaire (EPIQ) survey revised for radiological emergencies. Methods: Undergraduate licensed and pre-licensed nursing students attending the University of West Florida completed the survey (N=60). Pre-licensed students received a radiation instructional intervention and completed the survey post-intervention. Results: Nursing students have a low level of self-reported knowledge of radiological emergency preparedness. Pre-licensed students had a greater awareness of preparedness for a radiological disaster after the intervention. Conclusion: The inclusion of the radiation content in a class lecture can significantly prepare nursing students for a radiological emergency as demonstrated by improved post-intervention survey results. Low pre-intervention EPIQ scores and high post-intervention scores suggest there is a need to incorporate radiological/disaster content into nursing education curricula.en
dc.subjectpreparednessen
dc.subjectnursing curriculaen
dc.subjectradiological disasteren
dc.date.available2014-11-17T13:53:20Z-
dc.date.issued11/17/2014-
dc.date.issued11/17/2014en
dc.date.accessioned2014-11-17T13:53:20Z-
dc.conference.date2014en
dc.conference.name25th International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationHong Kongen
dc.descriptionInternational Nursing Research Congress, 2014 Theme: Engaging Colleagues: Improving Global Health Outcomes. Held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wanchai, Hong Kongen
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