Paediatric resuscitation for nurses working in Ghana: An educational intervention

Mary Brennan, J. J. Fitzpatrick, S. R. Mcnulty, T. Campo, J. Welbeck, G. Barnes

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Background: Deficiencies in the paediatric emergency systems of developing countries may contribute to avoidable paediatric mortality. Studies suggest that nurses and doctors may not be educationally prepared to provide immediate paediatric resuscitative care to acutely ill children. The purpose of this study was to determine if a 1-day World Health Organization (WHO) Emergency Triage and Assessment Treatment (ETAT) Program in paediatric resuscitation would increase Ghanaian nurses' knowledge and self-efficacy of paediatric resuscitation. Methods: A pre-experimental, one-group, pre-test, post-test design was used to assess differences in the nurses' knowledge of paediatric resuscitation, and their perceived self-efficacy of paediatric resuscitation after completing a 1-day educational intervention in paediatric resuscitation. Forty-one nurses from a public teaching hospital in Ghana were recruited and participated in the study. Results: Using a paired samples t-test, there was a statistically significant increase in the nurses' perceived self-efficacy of paediatric resuscitation in general (P

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)136-143
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Nursing Review
Volume60
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2013

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Ghana
Resuscitation
Pediatrics
Self Efficacy
Nurses
Emergencies
Pediatric Nurses
Triage
Public Hospitals
Teaching Hospitals
Developing Countries
Mortality

Keywords

  • Child Mortality
  • Infant Mortality
  • Paediatric Resuscitation
  • Post-test Educational Intervention
  • Pre-test
  • Self-Efficacy of Paediatric Resuscitation
  • World Health Organization Emergency Triage and Treatment (ETAT) Guidelines

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  • Nursing(all)

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Paediatric resuscitation for nurses working in Ghana : An educational intervention. / Brennan, Mary; Fitzpatrick, J. J.; Mcnulty, S. R.; Campo, T.; Welbeck, J.; Barnes, G.

In: International Nursing Review, Vol. 60, No. 1, 03.2013, p. 136-143.

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Brennan, Mary ; Fitzpatrick, J. J. ; Mcnulty, S. R. ; Campo, T. ; Welbeck, J. ; Barnes, G. / Paediatric resuscitation for nurses working in Ghana : An educational intervention. In: International Nursing Review. 2013 ; Vol. 60, No. 1. pp. 136-143.
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