Effect of a self-directed learning package on emergency nurses` knowledge of assessment of oxygenation and use of supplemental oxygen

Considine, Julie, Botti, Mari and Thomas, S. 2005, Effect of a self-directed learning package on emergency nurses` knowledge of assessment of oxygenation and use of supplemental oxygen, Nursing & health sciences, vol. 7, no. 3, pp. 199-208.

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Title Effect of a self-directed learning package on emergency nurses` knowledge of assessment of oxygenation and use of supplemental oxygen
Author(s) Considine, Julie
Botti, Mari
Thomas, S.
Journal name Nursing & health sciences
Volume number 7
Issue number 3
Start page 199
End page 208
Publisher Blackwell Publishing Asia
Place of publication Carlton, Vic.
Publication date 2005-08-03
ISSN 1441-0745
Keyword(s) education
emergency
nursing
research
self-directed learning
Summary Abstract Emergency nurses frequently and independently make decisions regarding supplemental oxygen. The importance of these decisions for patients is highlighted by the well documented association between respiratory dysfunction and adverse events. This study aimed to: (i) examine the effect of educational preparation on emergency nurses' knowledge of assessment of oxygenation, and the use of supplemental oxygen; (ii) explore the impact of existing knowledge on decisions related to the implementation of supplemental oxygen; and (iii) explore nurses' characteristics that were associated with effectiveness of the educational preparation. A pretest/post-test, controlled, quasi-experimental design was used in this study. Educational preparation was effective in increasing emergency nurses' knowledge. Baseline level of knowledge was predictive of reports of independent decisions regarding the implementation of oxygen. There was a significant positive relationship between postgraduate qualification in emergency nursing and the effect of education, and significant negative relationships between effect of education and baseline level of knowledge and daily decisions to implement supplemental oxygen.
Language eng
Field of Research 111003 Clinical Nursing: Secondary (Acute Care)
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2008, Blackwell Publishing Asia
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30003384

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Nursing and Midwifery
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