Development of a Group B Streptococcus self-learning module for registered nurses in intrapartum and postpartum care

Clancey, Cindy (2016) Development of a Group B Streptococcus self-learning module for registered nurses in intrapartum and postpartum care. Practicum Report. Memorial University of Newfoundland. (Unpublished)

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Background: The birth of a new baby is usually a time of joy and excitement. However, there exists the potential for complications, such as the exposure of the newborn to a variety of bacteria during the labour and delivery process. Group B Streptococcus (GBS) is one such infection, which can cause severe or fatal outcomes for newborns. Nurses working in this area need to be knowledgeable about this infection to provide optimal care and ensure newborn safety and wellbeing. The Northwest Health Center (NWHC) is a small isolated health facility. Currently, there is a no learning module on the topic of GBS available at the NWHC. Purpose: The purpose of this practicum project was to develop a learning module for Registered Nurses at the NWHC. Methods: This practicum project consisted of an integrated literature review, an environmental scan and consultations with key informants. Results: Resulting from these processes, the need for a learning module on GBS was clearly identified and substantiated. Knowles’ Adult Learning Theory was used to guide development of the module. Conclusion: This final report will include the results of the literature review, the environmental scan and consultations and summary of self-learning module. Advanced nursing practice competencies such as clinical, research, leadership, and consultation and collaboration competencies were utilized throughout the process.

Item Type: Report (Practicum Report)
Item ID: 13460
Additional Information: Includes bibliographical references.
Department(s): Nursing, Faculty of
Date: August 2016
Date Type: Submission
Medical Subject Heading: Streptococcus agalactiae; Infant, Newborn, Diseases--prevention & control.

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