NEUROLOGICAL ASSESSMENT: A SURVEY OF PAEDIATRIC NURSES’ KNOWLEDGE AND ACTIONS

Manning, Joseph (2005) NEUROLOGICAL ASSESSMENT: A SURVEY OF PAEDIATRIC NURSES’ KNOWLEDGE AND ACTIONS. [Dissertation (University of Nottingham only)] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Aim

The aim of this research study was to investigate whether paediatric nurses

have adequate knowledge to perform a neurological assessment competently.

Rationale

Neurological assessment is essential in determining the neurological status of the child and what actions should be undertaken. It was evident from personal observations that an inconsistency of knowledge and actions relating to a

neurological assessment existed.

Methodology

A quantitative methodology with a questionnaire design was used to ascertain the level of paediatric nurses’ knowledge and actions with participants from a large, general sample of paediatric nurses.

Results

The majority of paediatric nurses did not have adequate knowledge to underpin a neurological assessment. Knowledge positively correlated with actions, academic qualifications, and experience.

Conclusion

These results have highlighted that paediatric nurses need to be aware of their own knowledge deficits and require support and training in the neurological assessment of

a child to bridge this gap between knowledge and actions.

Item Type: Dissertation (University of Nottingham only)
Depositing User: EP, Services
Date Deposited: 14 Feb 2012 14:35
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2016 02:11
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/25394

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