Creator

Nguyen Thi Hoa

Advisor

Hummel, Faye

Committee Member

Einhellig, Katrina

Department

Nursing

Institution

University of Northern Colorado

Type of Resources

Text

Place of Publication

Greeley (Colo.)

Publisher

University of Northern Colorado

Date Created

12-2019

Genre

Thesis

Extent

73 pages

Digital Origin

Born digital

Abstract

The purpose of this research project was to evaluate the effectiveness of a training program to improve the knowledge of port-a-cath care for staff nurses. The main objectives were to assess staff nurses’ knowledge of the port-a-cath care process before the training program and measure knowledge of the device and the procedures associated with the use and maintenance of the device after training. The study used a one group pretest and posttest design. Simple random sampling was done in Hoan My Sai Gon Hospital, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (N = 90). The study instrument was a questionnaire that consisted of 31 questions regarding knowledge of port-a-cath care. Data were analyzed using t-test and analysis of variance to determine the knowledge difference before and after a 40-minute training session. Only 8.89% of 90 nurses had received some training on port-a-cath care in their previous education and 91.11% had not been trained on port-a-cath care. The rate of nurses who took care of patients with port-a-cath was as follows: never—58.89%, one to five times—31.11%, 6-10 times——2.22%, and >10 times—7.78%. In summary, the study intervention significantly increased nurses’ knowledge concerning port-a-cath care. The nurses achieved an average of 12.5 points on the pretest (40.4%). However, nurses’ scores increased an average of 27 points posttest (88.1%).

Degree type

MS

Degree Name

Master

Local Identifiers

NguyenThesis2019

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