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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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)|
|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|
|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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