Effectiveness of technological skill training programme on electronic documentation among clinical nurses
P Ester Mary, Hamed algrad
Introduction: In recent years, healthcare organizations have aimed to provide more customer-oriented services. To achieve this goal, the quality of care needs to be improved, which, in turn, requires timely access to high quality information. Health information technology, especially electronic documentation has the potential to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of health care provider's the importance of the electronic documentation in health care is well known to everybody, the role of nurses to provide clinical care; they have a valuable role in successful implementation of electronic documentation systems. Nursing practice is continuously changing, and the need for appropriate documentation to address specific areas of nursing are essential to the provision of safe and effective care. Among the most important components of patient care are communication, clinical decision making, and patient safety through the documentation. It saves time, energy and man power also easy to access. The degree of clinical nurses supports the growth of technology and champion its use in the clinical settings is based on their documentation which subsequently improves the patient care. Aim: The aim of the study is to evaluate the effectiveness of technological skill training programme on electronic documentation among clinical nurses.Objectives: 1. to assess the pretest level of technological skills on electronic documentation among the clinical nurses. 2. To evaluate the effectiveness of technological skill training programme on electronic documentation among the clinical nurses. 3. To associate the posttest level of technological skills with selected demographic variables among the clinical nurses. Methodology: The research approach used in the study was quantitative approach by using pre experimental one group pretest and posttest research design. The study was conducted at selected hospitals with 60 samples. The Samples were selected by using convenient sampling technique. The tool used for the study was demographic variables and computer skill assessment check list was used to collect data. Data were analyzed by using descriptive and inferential statistics. Result: In pretest out of 60 samples 7(12%) had high level of technological skills 15(25%) had moderate level of technological skills and 38(63%) had low level of technological skills. In posttest out of 60 samples 39(65%) had high level of technological skills 20(33%) had moderate technological skills 1 (2%) had low level of technological skills. The effectiveness of technological skill training programme mean difference score was 37.56 and standard deviation was 9.18 and paired t-test value was 31.68 which was highly significant at level of P<0.05.There is no significant association between the posttest level of technological skills with selected demographic variables.
P Ester Mary, Hamed algrad. Effectiveness of technological skill training programme on electronic documentation among clinical nurses. International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development, Volume 3, Issue 9, 2016, Pages 273-275