Advisor(s)

Megan Lieb, DNP
Ohio Northern University
Nursing, Health & Behavioral Sciences
m-lieb.2@onu.edu

Jamie Hunsicker, DNP
Ohio Northern University
Health & Behavioral Sciences, Nursing
j-hunsicker@onu.edu

Document Type

Poster

Start Date

23-4-2021 9:00 AM

Description

Problem: Prone position involves putting the patient on their stomach to allow the lungs to drain and rest more effectively. With an increase in COVID-19 patients, prone positioning is being widely used to treat this ARDS-like illness. Many nurses do not have experience with this maneuver and don’t feel comfortable doing it. Ensuring that the nurses feel confident in this process prevents patient safety errors.

Purpose: The purpose of this project is to determine the effect of prone education on nurses' knowledge and implementation of putting patients in prone position.

Methods: A pre-and post-survey were developed to assess the nurses' knowledge and implementation of putting patients in prone position. Education was provided before the post-survey, which involved verbal education at shift change as well as the use of a checklist when placing a patient in prone position. The sample included nurses on the inpatient unit at a local hospital.

Pertinent Findings: It is expected that education will increase nurses' knowledge and prevention interventions implemented.

Conclusion: The benefits of this study include nurses feeling more confident in the prone position maneuver which will prevent patient safety errors.

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Apr 23rd, 9:00 AM

The Effect of Prone Positioning Education on Nursing Knowledge and Implementation

Problem: Prone position involves putting the patient on their stomach to allow the lungs to drain and rest more effectively. With an increase in COVID-19 patients, prone positioning is being widely used to treat this ARDS-like illness. Many nurses do not have experience with this maneuver and don’t feel comfortable doing it. Ensuring that the nurses feel confident in this process prevents patient safety errors.

Purpose: The purpose of this project is to determine the effect of prone education on nurses' knowledge and implementation of putting patients in prone position.

Methods: A pre-and post-survey were developed to assess the nurses' knowledge and implementation of putting patients in prone position. Education was provided before the post-survey, which involved verbal education at shift change as well as the use of a checklist when placing a patient in prone position. The sample included nurses on the inpatient unit at a local hospital.

Pertinent Findings: It is expected that education will increase nurses' knowledge and prevention interventions implemented.

Conclusion: The benefits of this study include nurses feeling more confident in the prone position maneuver which will prevent patient safety errors.