The effectiveness of a standardised positioning tool and bedside education on the developmental positioning proficiency of NICU nursesIntensive and Critical Care Nursing (2016)
In order to improve the developmental proficiency of neonatal intensive care unit nurses, a standardised infant positioning assessment tool and a bedside education programme were introduced to the registered nurses in a 46 bed level III neonatal intensive care unit in the western United States. A developmental positioning team collected pre-intervention positioning scores on 54 preterm infants. This was followed by a survey of the registered nurses beliefs and attitudes, the introduction of the standardised assessment tool and an informal education programme. Post-intervention positioning scores were collected on 55 preterm infants, and analysis of the data indicated there was a statistically significant change in mean positioning scores. Additionally, the registered nurses identified several barriers to the implementation of developmental positioning. This research indicates the use of a standardised infant positioning assessment tool and bedside education may be useful strategies for improving the developmental positioning proficiency of NICU nurses.
- Developmental positioning,
- Neonatal intensive care unit,
- Registered nurse
Publication DateAugust, 2016
Citation InformationArlene Spilker, Constance Hill and Ruth Rosenblum. "The effectiveness of a standardised positioning tool and bedside education on the developmental positioning proficiency of NICU nurses" Intensive and Critical Care Nursing Vol. 35 (2016) p. 10 - 15 ISSN: 1532-4036
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/constance_hill/11/