Volume No. :   5

Issue No. :  4

Year :  2015

ISSN Print :  2231-1149

ISSN Online :  2349-2996


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Effect of a Dash Board Teaching Programme on Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) Risk Assessment Compliance among Primary Care Nurses in an Urban Tertiary Care Hospital



Address:   Mrs. Sujitha Elavally1*, Mrs. S. Usha2, Mrs. S. Ramya3
1Lecturer, Sri Ramachandra College of Nursing, Porur, Chennai- 600 116.
2Nurse Level- I, Sri Ramachandra Medical Centre, Porur, Chennai- 600 116.
3Nurse Level- II, Sri Ramachandra Medical Centre, Porur, Chennai- 600 116.
*Corresponding Author
DOI No: 10.5958/2349-2996.2015.00113.5

ABSTRACT:
Venous thromboembolism is a common and serious complication among hospitalised patients.VTE incidence increases the hospital stay and thus the cost of treatment. Staff nurses play an important role in the risk assessment, prophylaxis and prevention of VTE. Their knowledge on VTE largely influences the successful VTE prevention programme. The aim of the study was to assess the effect of a dash board teaching programme on the risk assessment compliance among staff nurses. A retrospective audit of in-service department files was conducted to assess the intervention and outcome measures. The audit included the laptop assisted teaching, post-test knowledge of nurses on VTE and their compliance on VTE assessment. The approach was descriptive. The instruments used were a 10 item knowledge questionnaire and a 24 item VTE risk assessment tool. Descriptive and inferential statistical methods were used for data analysis. The result showed that the knowledge of staff nurses and risk assessment compliance was good. There was a positive correlation between compliance and knowledge among staff nurses.
KEYWORDS:
venous thromboembolism, prevention, prophylaxis, staff nurses, knowledge, teaching, compliance.
Cite:
Sujitha Elavally, S. Usha, S. Ramya. Effect of a Dash Board Teaching Programme on Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) Risk Assessment Compliance among Primary Care Nurses in an Urban Tertiary Care Hospital. Asian J. Nur. Edu. and Research 5(4): Oct.- Dec.2015; Page 492-494.
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