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Effectiveness of electronic learning module in implementing ventilator-associated pneumonia prevention measures among intensive care unit nurses

Taghreed Hamza Hawsawi, Elham Naghshabandi and Samah Mahmoud Sofar
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Taghreed Hamza Hawsawi: Department Nursing educator-MCH, Makkah, Saudi Arabia
Elham Naghshabandi: Department of Medical Surgical Nursing, Alexandria University, Alexandria, Egypt
Samah Mahmoud Sofar: Department of Medical Surgical Nursing, Alexandria University, Alexandria, Egypt

Journal of Advances in Health and Medical Sciences, 2017, vol. 3, issue 3, 126-149

Abstract: Background: One of the vital principle for preventing Ventilator Associated Pneumonia (VAP) in the hospital is equipping healthcare worker by adequate knowledge regarding VAP prevention mea- sures. Integration of electronic education into nursing education flowing growing awareness all-over the world help Intense Care Unit (ICU) nurses to incorporate evidence based practice into daily care for criti- cal ill patient. Study aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of electronic learning module in implementation of ventilator-associated-pneumonia prevention measures among intensive care unit nurses. Design of the study: Quasi experimental design was used. Setting: The current study was conducted in intensive care unit of Al Noor Specialist Hospital in Makkah. Sample of the study: convenience sample of 109 ICU nurses was recruited. The tool of this study: this study was conducted by using two tools; knowledge assessment tool and VAP bundle checklist . Result: It was founded that nurses’ knowledge before they were exposed to edu- cational module was graded as average 72.66% while scores were improved after the exposure to learning module to be high 96.2% meaning that their knowledge has been noticeably improved. However, differ- ences in ICU nurses knowledge in pre and post test was highly significant (p 99%) in the last observation. The difference between pre- and post test ob- servation was highly significant (p > 0.005). Conclusion: The study revealed that e-learning module in ed- ucating ICU nurses about VAP prevention were considerably effective. This was highlighted by high mean scores for VAP knowledge and practice after exposure to module. Recommendation: Integrate orientation program for VAP prevention measures to new staff and continues professional development program for senior staff.

Keywords: Ventilator associated pneumonia; E-learning program; Mechanical ventilator; ICU nurses; Knowledge; Performance (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2017
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DOI: 10.20474/jahms-3.3.4

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