Teaching Strategies to Reduce VAP at Mulago Hospital: A Capstone Project

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/621057
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Full-text
Format:
Text-based Document
Type:
In Lieu of Thesis
Level of Evidence:
Literature Review
Research Approach:
Other
Title:
Teaching Strategies to Reduce VAP at Mulago Hospital: A Capstone Project
Author(s):
Marzuola, Jason Michael
Additional Author Information:
Jason M. Marzuola, MSN, RN, CNRN. Email: orthojas@gmail.com
Advisors:
Beck, Marlene; Watson, Sherylyn M.
Degree:
Master’s
Degree Year:
2016
Grantor:
Sacred Heart University
Abstract:

Mulago National Referral Hospital (Mulago), in the sub-Saharan African country of Uganda, is one of the largest hospitals in East Africa.  Continuing education requirements for nurses working in the ICU at Mulago are not formalized, and teaching preferences for nurses here at not well-understood.  Ventilator associated pneumonia (VAP) is a global problem, but the incidence and prevalence of the disease is not well-documented in the developing world.  Undoubtedly, nursing interventions play a significant role in the prevention of VAP, but education on evidence-based bundle approaches in countries such as Uganda is not well-understood.  Active teaching methods, such as posters and lectures, and passive teaching methods, such as posters alone, have been used to teach evidence-based practices to numerous populations, but their application for teaching VAP prevention in Uganda has not been documented.  By using Kurt Lewin’s Theory of Planned Change (TPC) to guide an educational change, nursing experts from western countries will identify future change agents, deliver active education through posters and lectures, solicit buy-in from stakeholders, and evaluate change for evidence-based practice changes for VAP prevention at Mulago through a pre-test/post-test design.  By implementing this Capstone project, Mulago ICU nurses have the potential to drive change and influence future continuing education efforts in this unique and challenging clinical setting. 

Keywords:
pneumonia, prevention and control; continuing education, nursing; East Africa
CINAHL Headings:
Pneumonia, Ventilator-Associated--Prevention and Control--Africa, Eastern; Pneumonia, Ventilator-Associated--Prevention and Control; Pneumonia, Ventilator-Associated; Education, Nursing, Continuing--Africa, Eastern; Education, Nursing, Continuing
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This work has been approved through a faculty review process prior to its posting in the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository.
Repository Posting Date:
2016-10-18T19:48:36Z
Date of Publication:
2016-10-18

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dc.contributor.advisorBeck, Marleneen
dc.contributor.advisorWatson, Sherylyn M.en
dc.contributor.authorMarzuola, Jason Michaelen
dc.date.accessioned2016-10-18T19:48:36Z-
dc.date.available2016-10-18T19:48:36Z-
dc.date.issued2016-10-18-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/621057-
dc.description.abstract<p>Mulago National Referral Hospital (Mulago), in the sub-Saharan African country of Uganda, is one of the largest hospitals in East Africa.  Continuing education requirements for nurses working in the ICU at Mulago are not formalized, and teaching preferences for nurses here at not well-understood.  Ventilator associated pneumonia (VAP) is a global problem, but the incidence and prevalence of the disease is not well-documented in the developing world.  Undoubtedly, nursing interventions play a significant role in the prevention of VAP, but education on evidence-based bundle approaches in countries such as Uganda is not well-understood.  Active teaching methods, such as posters and lectures, and passive teaching methods, such as posters alone, have been used to teach evidence-based practices to numerous populations, but their application for teaching VAP prevention in Uganda has not been documented.  By using Kurt Lewin’s Theory of Planned Change (TPC) to guide an educational change, nursing experts from western countries will identify future change agents, deliver active education through posters and lectures, solicit buy-in from stakeholders, and evaluate change for evidence-based practice changes for VAP prevention at Mulago through a pre-test/post-test design.  By implementing this Capstone project, Mulago ICU nurses have the potential to drive change and influence future continuing education efforts in this unique and challenging clinical setting. </p>en
dc.formatText-based Documenten
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.subjectpneumonia, prevention and controlen
dc.subjectcontinuing education, nursingen
dc.subjectEast Africaen
dc.titleTeaching Strategies to Reduce VAP at Mulago Hospital: A Capstone Projecten_US
dc.typeIn Lieu of Thesisen
thesis.degree.grantorSacred Heart Universityen
thesis.degree.levelMaster’sen
dc.description.noteThis work has been approved through a faculty review process prior to its posting in the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository.-
dc.primary-author.detailsJason M. Marzuola, MSN, RN, CNRN. Email: orthojas@gmail.comen
thesis.degree.year2016en
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.evidence.levelLiterature Reviewen
dc.research.approachOtheren
dc.subject.cinahlPneumonia, Ventilator-Associated--Prevention and Control--Africa, Easternen
dc.subject.cinahlPneumonia, Ventilator-Associated--Prevention and Controlen
dc.subject.cinahlPneumonia, Ventilator-Associateden
dc.subject.cinahlEducation, Nursing, Continuing--Africa, Easternen
dc.subject.cinahlEducation, Nursing, Continuingen
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