Year : 2016  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 691-693

The impact of teaching on nurses' knowledge to VAP prevention bundle

1 Nursing Supervisor–ICU, Kovai Medical Center and Hospital, Coimbatore - 14, India
2 Head, Department of Critical Care Medicine, Kovai Medical Center and Hospital, Coimbatore - 14, India
3 Department of Medical-Surgical Nursing, Kovai Medical Center and Hospital, College of Nursing, Coimbatore –14, India

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Nursing Supervisor–ICU, Kovai Medical Center and Hospital, Coimbatore - 14
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Introduction: There are limited Indian studies that evaluate the nurses' knowledge of VAP prevention bundle. Aim: Our study aimed to assess the effectiveness of a structured teaching programme on VAP bundle among staff nurses in critical care unit. Methodology: The prospective, quasi-experimental study was conducted among critical care nurses. The final sample (n=57) nurses was selected by purposive sampling technique on the basis of set inclusion criteria. The nurses were first assessed for their knowledge of guidelines to prevent VAP. They were then educated using a standard teaching module and the assessment performed again. Results: There was a statistically significant increase in the knowledge level of participants by a mean (±S.D) 5.68 (±2.8) score with 95% C.I (4.94 – 6.43) and p <0.001. Conclusion: The 2-hour teaching module significantly enhanced nurses' knowledge towards evidence based guidelines for the prevention of VAP.

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