The use of a ward-based educational teaching package to enhance nurses'compliance with infection control procedures.
- Obtaining study leave is becoming difficult for clinical nurses in the current economic climate, but the need to develop new clinical skills and to maintain existing good practice remains of prime importance to patient care and will become mandatory with the advent of post-registration education and practice (PREP) in the UK. - The ward is widely acknowledged as the best venue for learning clinical skills by nurse educationalists and for many nurses is the preferred learning environment. - The feasibility of using a ward-based teaching package to enhance nurses'compliance with key infection control precautions (hand decontamination, the use of gloves and the safe handling and disposal of sharp instruments) was tested in a quasi-experimental research study conducted on matched surgical wards in a teaching hospital, controlling for variables likely to influence performance (knowledge, availability of resources to perform infection control, previous opportunity to develop infection control expertise and nursing workload).
Nurses on two wards received the intervention (experimental group).
The remaining wards, which received no intervention, operated as controls. - The ward-based sessions consisted of a carefully planned sequence of theory and practical demonstration delivered to qualified nurses in the clinical environment at convenient times selected by the ward managers. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Formation professionnelle, Infirmier, Enseignement professionnel, Infection, Milieu hospitalier, Procédure, Programme enseignement, Prévention, Méthodologie, Evaluation, Homme, Royaume Uni, Europe, Questionnaire, Personnel sanitaire
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Occupational training, Nurse, Occupational education, Infection, Hospital environment, Procedure, Educational program, Prevention, Methodology, Evaluation, Human, United Kingdom, Europe, Questionnaire, Health staff
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0172922
Code Inist : 002B30A09. Création : 21/05/1997.