An educational intervention to evaluate nurses’ knowledge of heart failure

Siobhan Sundel, Emerson Ea

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Background: Nurses are the main providers of patient education in inpatient and outpatient settings. Unfortunately, nurses may lack knowledge of chronic medical conditions, such as heart failure. Method: The purpose of this one-group pretest– posttest intervention was to determine the effectiveness of teaching intervention on nurses’ knowledge of heart failure self-care principles in an ambulatory care setting. The sample consisted of 40 staff nurses in ambulatory care. Nurse participants received a focused education intervention based on knowledge deficits revealed in the pretest and were then resurveyed within 30 days. Nurses were evaluated using the valid and reliable 20-item Nurses Knowledge of Heart Failure Education Principles Survey tool. Results: The results of this project demonstrated that an education intervention on heart failure self-care principles improved nurses’ knowledge of heart failure in an ambulatory care setting, which was statistically significant (p, .05). Conclusion: Results suggest that a teaching intervention could improve knowledge of heart failure, which could lead to better patient education and could reduce patient readmission for heart failure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)315-321
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Continuing Education in Nursing
Volume49
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2018

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An educational intervention to evaluate nurses’ knowledge of heart failure. / Sundel, Siobhan; Ea, Emerson.

In: Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, Vol. 49, No. 7, 01.07.2018, p. 315-321.

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