Impact of a Delirium Awareness Programme for Undergraduate Nursing Students in Northern Ireland

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Abstract

Presented at the School's Annual Research Conference:

Aims: To evaluate the effectiveness of a co-produced delirium awareness programme on undergraduate nursing students in Northern Ireland.
Methods: The intervention was a 2-hour delirium workshop, delivered in April 2019, to a convenience sample of year one undergraduate nursing students (n=206) completing a BSc Honours Nursing degree programme in a Northern Ireland University. Participants completed the validated 35-item true-false Delirium Knowledge Questionnaire (DKQ) at baseline and post intervention using Socrative, a cloud-based student response system.
Results: In the DKQ, Scores were normally distributed around the mean at baseline (71.89%) and post intervention (81.89%). Students improved across all three core areas in the post-test questionnaire, demonstrating improvements in knowledge about symptoms of delirium (7.32% increase), causes and risk factors of delirium (17.91% increase) and management of delirium (5.72% increase).
Conclusions: A 2-hour workshop on delirium improved knowledge about delirium. Nursing students expressed that this approach to delirium education enabled collective thinking about how knowledge could be transferred into individual practises
Implications for Practice: The lack of literature in this area suggests an urgent need to improve delirium knowledge in healthcare education to support future practitioners to more effectively support patients experiencing delirium.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 09 Dec 2019
EventQUB School of Nursing and Midwifery Research Showcase Conference 2019: Making an impact on education and practice - Queen's University Belfast, Belfast, United Kingdom
Duration: 09 Dec 201909 Dec 2019

Conference

ConferenceQUB School of Nursing and Midwifery Research Showcase Conference 2019
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityBelfast
Period09/12/201909/12/2019

Keywords

  • Delirium
  • Nurse Education
  • Co-Production
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Nursing

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