Exploring infection prevention and control education in Atlantic Canadian undergraduate nursing education programs

Chiasson, Moira (2015) Exploring infection prevention and control education in Atlantic Canadian undergraduate nursing education programs. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Abstract

Purpose: To identify whether or not undergraduate nursing education curricula contain the material and delivery necessary to prepare nursing students to meet published core competencies for infection prevention and control (IP&C). Methods: Directors completed a curriculum review questionnaire to identify when and how IP&C material was covered in their programs. Online questionnaires were used to assess nurse educator and student knowledge and confidence. Results: Most programs provided at least some coverage of all topics identified in the published core competencies for IP&C, but the extent of coverage varied by topic. Educator and student total knowledge scores ranged from 61.5% - 86.5%, and 55.8% - 92.3% respectively, with variation found within topic areas. Educator and student total percent confidence scores ranged between 68.5% - 100.0% and 59.3% - 100.0% respectively, with variation also found within topic areas. Conclusion: Gaps in curricula were identified related to IP&C, as were gaps in educator and student knowledge and confidence. Strategies were identified to address these gaps.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/8446
Item ID: 8446
Additional Information: Includes bibliographical references (pages 132-139).
Keywords: Infection Prevention and Control, IP&C, Education, Nursing Student, Undergraduate, Education, Curriculum, Clinical Educators, Nurse Educators, Core Competencies, Undergraduate nursing education
Department(s): Nursing, School of
Date: May 2015
Date Type: Submission
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Nosocomial infections--Prevention--Study and teaching; Communicable diseases—Prevention--Study and teaching; Medical education--Curricula
Medical Subject Heading: Cross Infection--prevention & control; Communicable Disease Control; Education, Medical; Curriculum.

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