Effectiveness of Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter Training Program on Nurses’ Knowledge, Attitude, Confidence and Care

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Sujintra Buachuen
Pongpak Pittayapan


         Purpose: The study purpose was to determine the effects of peripherally inserted central catheter training program on knowledge, attitude, confidence and frequency of patient care among nurses.
         Design: A quasi-experimental research.
         Methods: The study sample included 60 nurses at Siriraj Hospital who took care of patients with peripherally inserted central catheter. The study subjects were divided into trained nurses who received the program and non-trained nurses who did not receive the program, with 30 each. Data collection was performed by using a demographic data form and a set of questionnaires: knowledge, attitudes, confidence and frequency of peripherally inserted central catheter care. Data were analyzed by chi-square test, paired sample t-test and independent sample t-test.
         Main findings: For knowledge before receiving the training program, there was no difference between two groups. Average score of trained nurses’ knowledge at 6 months after the training was statistically higher than before the training (p < .01). The average scores of attitude and confidence of the trained group were significantly higher than that of the non-trained group (p < .05 and p < .01, respectively). For the average score of frequency of care, there was no significant difference between two groups.
         Conclusions and recommendations: Training program on peripherally inserted central catheter patient care can increase knowledge, attitude, and confidence of the nurses. Therefore, continuous training should be provided to enable nurses to effectively provide care for the patients. 

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Buachuen, S., & Pittayapan, P. (2018). Effectiveness of Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter Training Program on Nurses’ Knowledge, Attitude, Confidence and Care. Nursing Science Journal of Thailand, 36(3), 20–33. Retrieved from https://he02.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/ns/article/view/146969
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