The Effect of Education through Workshop on Nursing Students’ Rapid and Sustained Learning regarding Infused Drug Calculating Skills

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Hamid Reza Koohestani 1 , * , Nayereh Baghcheghi 1

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1 Iran

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Strides in Development of Medical Education: 7 (1); e59514
Published Online: July 15, 2010
Article Type: Research Article
Received: August 06, 2017
Accepted: March 10, 2010

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Abstract

Background & Objective: Drug calculation is an essential skill for nurses. However, numerous
studies have demonstrated that such a skill is weak among nursing students or even nurses. This
study was designed to determine the effect of education through workshop on nursing students’
rapid and sustained learning regarding infused drug calculating skills.
Methods: In this semi-experimental study, 28 nursing students studying in the second semester
were recruited. Data was collected using a questionnaire including demographic information and ten
questions about infused drug calculating. This questionnaire was distributed before, immediately
after and 3 months after the workshop.
Results: The students’ mean (±SD) score in pre-test was 4.23 (±2.43) and it was 18.22 (±1.33) and
14.12 (±57) in two consecutive post-tests, respectively. Comparing the mean scores revealed that
the mean scores of the first and second post-tests were significantly higher than pre-test while the
second post-test score was significantly less than the first one (p<0.0001).
Conclusion: Our results suggest that although the drug calculating workshop increased the students’
drug calculating skills immediately after the education, but their knowledge significantly decreased
after three months; hence it is recommended that nursing instructors evaluate students’ knowledge
in this regard at their entrance to the wards and conduct essential practices if needed.

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Learning Drug calculation nursing student

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