Developing Knowledge of Nurses by Using the Neonatal Resuscitation Electronic Book

Authors

  • Saengatid Vichaiya Senior Professional Nurse, Fang Hospital, Chiang Mai Province
  • Petsunee Thungjaroenkul Assistant Professor, Faculty of Nursing, Chiang Mai University
  • Apiradee Nantsupawat Associate Professor, Faculty of Nursing, Chiang Mai University

Keywords:

Knowledge Development, Professional Nurses in Fang Hospital, Electronic book, Neonatal Resuscitation

Abstract

Annual newborn cardiopulmonary resuscitation (NCPR) training sessions can improve knowledge and skills in the event of respiratory failure or sudden cardiac arrest. However, some nurses are unable to participate in the whole CPR training session due to being on duty and limitation of time. The use of an electronic book (e-book) has provided increased opportunities for nurses to have better access to the NCPR training session. The objectives of this study were to develop a newborn CPR e-book and evaluate nurses’knowledge in newborn CPR after learned through this e-book. Participants were 33 nurses who were randomly selected from three departments in Fang Hospital. Learning outcomes were determined by a knowledge assessment test that was validated by an expert panel and had a reliability index of .71 There were two steps in the data collection process. First, a pilot test was conducted to assess the efficiency of the e-book. Secondly, a field test was performed to evaluate learning through the e-book. The test scores were analyzed by descriptive statistics.

The results of study illustrated that:

  1. The efficiency index of this newborn CPR e-book is 36/93.33, which means that the efficiency of the e-book is satisfactory.
  2. Nurses improved their cognitive ability in newborn CPR practice after using the
    e-book. About 76.7% of the participants achieved test scores of more than 80% and the lowest test scores were between 70 to 79%.

The study findings suggest that this newborn CPR e-book can be used to increase knowledge of nurses. Therefore, hospital administrators should use this e-book as a form of
pre-course learning prior to attending a hand-on CPR skills session in order to shorten the duration of time needed at the annual newborn CPR training session.

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Published

2020-12-08