Knowledge acquisition and retention among nurses after an educational intervention on endotracheal cuff pressure

Murugiah, Uma R. and Ramoo, Vimala and Jamaluddin, Muhamad F. H. and Yahya, Abqariyah and Baharudin, Ayuni A. and Abu, Harlinna and Thinagaran, Raveena R. R. (2021) Knowledge acquisition and retention among nurses after an educational intervention on endotracheal cuff pressure. Nursing in Critical Care, 26 (5). pp. 363-371. ISSN 1362-1017, DOI

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Background Nurses play a key role in the proper management of endotracheal tube (ETT) cuff pressure, which is important for patients' safety, so it is vital to improve nurses' knowledge on safe cuff management practices. Aims and objectives This study aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of an educational intervention related to ETT cuff pressure management on improving and retaining critical care nurses' knowledge. Design A single group pre-post interventional study was conducted involving 112 registered nurses (RNs) from a 24-bed adult general intensive care unit at a teaching hospital in Malaysia. Methods The educational intervention included a theoretical session on endotracheal cuff pressure management and demonstration plus hands-on practice with the conventional cuff pressure monitoring method. Nurses' knowledge was measured using a self-administered questionnaire pre- and post-intervention. Data were analysed using repeated measure analysis of variance and bivariate analysis. Results In this study, 92% of the total number of RNs in the unit participated. A significant difference in mean knowledge score was noted between the pre- (mean = 8.13; SD = 1.53) and post-intervention phases (3 months mean = 8.97; SD = 1.57) and 9 months post-intervention mean = 10.34; SD = 1.08), P < .001), indicating significant knowledge acquisition and retention between the phases. Knowledge gained between the pre- and 9 months post-intervention phases significantly differed according to nurses' educational level. Conclusions This study supports existing evidence that ongoing educational interventions are essential to improve nurses' knowledge. However, further exploration is suggested to assess how well this knowledge is translated into clinical practice. Relevance to clinical practice Regular educational programmes with current updates would enhance nurses' knowledge through proper practice and clinical decision-making skills; this, in turn, would help to standardize cuff management practices.

Item Type: Article
Funders: University of Malaya Postgraduate Research Fund (PPP) [PO043-2016A]
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cuff pressure management; Cuff pressure monitoring; Educational intervention; Endotracheal tube; Intensive care nurses; nurses&apos; Knowledge
Subjects: R Medicine > RT Nursing
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine > Anaesthesiology Department
Faculty of Medicine > Nursing Science Department
Depositing User: Ms Zaharah Ramly
Date Deposited: 20 Apr 2022 07:27
Last Modified: 20 Apr 2022 07:27

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