Nursing & Care


Effectiveness of Electronic Learning Module in Implementing Ventilator- Associated Pneumonia Prevention Measures of Intensive Care Unit Nurses

Taghreed Hamza Hawsawi, Elham Al-Naghshabandi, Samah Mahmoud Sofar.

Background: One of the vital principles for preventing ventilator associated pneumonia (VAP) in the hospital is equipping healthcare worker by adequate knowledge regarding VAP prevention measures. Integration of electronic education into nursing education flowing growing awareness all-over the world help ICU nurses to incorporate evidence-based practice into daily care for critical ill patient. Study Aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of electronic learning module in implementation of ventilator-associatedpneumonia prevention measures of intensive care unit nurses.

Methodology: this study was quasi experimental design used two tools; knowledge assessment tool and VAP bundle checklist. Convenience sample of 109 ICU nurses was recruited from Al-Noor specialist hospital in Makkah.

Result: It was founded that nurses’ knowledge before they were exposed to educational module was graded as average 72.66% while scores were improved after the exposure to learning module to be high 96.2% meaning that their knowledge has been noticeably improved. However, differences in ICU nurses knowledge in pre and post test was highly significant (P<0.005). ICU nurses poor practice was apparent before exposure to module (61.73%), while ICU nurses practice showed tremendous improvement (>99%) in the last observation. The difference between pre- and post test observation was highly significant (P>0.005).

Conclusion: The study revealed that e-learning module in educating ICU nurses about VAP prevention were considerably effective. This was highlighted by high mean scores for VAP knowledge and practice after exposure to module.

Recommendation: Integrate orientation program for VAP prevention measures to new staff and continues professional development program for senior staff.