Ann Ross, BSN, RN, MSN Student
Janet Reilly, DNP, APRN-BC, RN
Emily Halla, DNP, MS, BSN, RN
Kathryn Anderson, BS, Business Management
Objectives: This project aimed to determine the effects an online educational course about organ procurement procedures (OPPs) in the operating room (OR) had on the levels of confidence and understanding among OR registered nurses (RNs) and surgical technologists (STs).
Sample and setting: Data were collected from OR RNs and STs in the United States (US) at a Level II trauma centre with 19 operating rooms that completes eight to ten OPPs per year. A graduate nursing leadership student in this hospital created a Microsoft PowerPoint educational course about OPPs as her capstone project.
Methods and variables: The course was developed and offered through the online learning management system the hospital uses. A retrospective pretest–posttest survey was designed and evaluated the effects of the course on participants’ levels of confidence and understanding.
Results: The overall levels of understanding and confidence about OPPs improved in the RNs and STs, comparing aggregate scores.
Implications for perioperative nursing: An educational course can enhance the OR RNs and STs understanding and confidence in OPPs. Increased confidence and understanding can advance the successful outcomes of the OPPs. Ongoing education is needed to reinforce confidence and understanding in rarely done surgical procedures like OPPs.
Ross, Ann; Reilly, Janet; Halla, Emily; and Anderson, Kathryn
"Organ Procurement Processes in the Operating Room: The Effects of an Educational Session on Levels of Confidence and Understanding in Operating Room Registered Nurses and Surgical Technologists,"
Journal of Perioperative Nursing: Vol. 33
, Article 2.
Available at: https://doi.org/10.26550/2209-1092.1072
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