Teaching Infection Prevention Using Concept Mapping Learning Strategies

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Identifier 2013_Anderson
Title Teaching Infection Prevention Using Concept Mapping Learning Strategies
Creator Anderson, Peggy H.
Subject Advanced Practice Nursing; Education, Nursing, Graduate; Systems Analysis; Cross Infection; Infection Control; Education, Nursing; Retention (Psychology); Guideline Adherence; Concept Formation; Healthcare Associated Infections
Description Infection prevention challenges are encountered in all hospital settings. Daily clinical interactions frequently expose nurses to microorganisms that can result in healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) for a patient. The relationship between infections as a result of healthcare and susceptible patients has long been understood and although HAIs are preventable, they continue to be a peril to today's patients. Previous healthcare research has indicated that recognition by nurses regarding the importance of HAI prevention strategies is inconsistent (Siegel, Rhinehart, Jackson, Chiarello, & the Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee, 2007). Lack of adherence to infection prevention strategies was also identified as a concern for graduate nurses participating in the Intermountain Healthcare Urban South Region registered nurse residency program. As a result, this quality improvement infection prevention educational intervention was planned in collaboration with the Intermountain Healthcare Urban South Region residency program coordinator and infection preventionist. The quality improvement project describes the addition of a concept mapping learning strategy for infection prevention education of novice graduate nurses enrolled in the RN residency program. The project objective was to evaluate the use of a concept mapping learning strategy as an educational intervention to improve novice graduate nurses' critical thinking and prioritization skills regarding infection prevention. Results of the project indicate that the learning strategy intervention had a positive effect in improving novice graduate nurses' critical thinking, prioritization of nursing assessments and interventions related to infection prevention, and retention of infection prevention nursing care knowledge.
Relation is Part of Graduate Nursing Project, Doctor of Nursing Practice
Publisher Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, University of Utah
Date 2013
Type Text
Rights Management © 2013 College of Nursing, University of Utah
Holding Institution Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, University of Utah
Collection Nursing Practice Project
Language eng
ARK ark:/87278/s6hf0svc
Metadata Cataloger AMT
Setname ehsl_gradnu
Date Created 2014-01-29
Date Modified 2018-01-30
ID 179584
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6hf0svc
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