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JBUMS 2016, 18(5): 26-30 Back to browse issues page
The Impact of Self-Learning on the Improvement of Neonatal Resuscitation Knowledge and Skills among Nurses
M Ahmadpour-kacho (MD) , Y Zahed Pasha , M Hajiahmadi , M Taghizadeh , T Jahangir
Babol University of Medical Sciences, Babol, IR Iran , taghizadeh13@yahoo.com
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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Neonatal resuscitation training for healthcare workers can prevent pregnancy-related mortality and reduce disability among birth asphyxia survivors. Since the participation of nurses in workshops is not always possible for recertification, in this study, we aimed to investigate the impact of self-learning, using the new edition of neonatal resuscitation textbook on the improvement of nurses’ skills and knowledge in this area.

METHODS: In this cross-sectional study, 58 nurses at Babol hospitals, who had received the neonatal resuscitation certificate less than two years ago, were provided with the new edition of neonatal resuscitation textbook (published in 2011). Practical training was performed under the supervision of a trained instructor at the skill laboratory. After eight weeks, a knowledge test was performed based on the textbook, and Megacode skill test was carried out, using the skill assessment checklist in the textbook. The scores were rated as follows: poor (<17), acceptable (17-19), and favorable (> 19). Afterwards, the mean scores of the previous workshop and self-learning were compared.

FINDINGS: The comparison of knowledge scores revealed that 39.4% and 56.9% of the subjects obtained favorable scores in the previous workshop and self-learning (p=0.27), 10.4% and 36.2% obtained acceptable scores (p=0.05), and 44.8% and 6.8% had poor scores (p=0.0002), respectively. Moreover, the comparison of skill scores showed that 48.3% and 34.5% of the subjects obtained favorable scores in the previous workshop and self-learning (p=0.33), 34.5% and 43.1% had acceptable scores (p=0.052), and 17.2% and 22.3% obtained poor scores (p=0.56), respectively.

CONCLUSION: Based on the obtained results, self-learning is more effective in improving theoretical knowledge rather than practical skills. Therefore, participation in skill workshops is recommended for the improvement of neonatal resuscitation skills.

Keywords: Resuscitation, Course assessment, Workshop, Neonate, Training
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Type of Study: Interventional | Subject: GH
Received: 2015/08/17 | Accepted: 2016/04/17 | Published: 2016/06/5
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Ahmadpour-kacho (MD) M, Zahed Pasha Y, Hajiahmadi M, Taghizadeh M, Jahangir T. The Impact of Self-Learning on the Improvement of Neonatal Resuscitation Knowledge and Skills among Nurses. JBUMS. 2016; 18 (5) :26-30
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