Innovative Journal of Medical and Health Science 2018-04-05T15:51:36+00:00 medical and health science Open Journal Systems ijmhs Effectiveness of a computer-based learning module on arterial blood gas interpretation among staff nurses in critical care units 2018-04-05T15:51:36+00:00 Amany Mohammed Safwat, Asmaa Mohamed khorais <p>Continuous education and updating knowledge and skills for nurses is very important, because they working in di˙erent shifts, do not have the opportunity to participate in face-to-face teach-ing sessions; self-educating methods are is very useful for them. Online, computer-based learning has emerged as an alternative means of providing continuing education to nurses. The aim of this study was to assess the e˙ect of online-learning module on nurses’ knowledge and practice regard-ing Arterial Blood Gas (ABG) interpretation in critical care units. Design: A quasi-experimental design was utilized in the conduction of this study. Setting: the study was carried out in the respira-tory ICU and coronary care unit aÿliated to Ain Shams University Hospitals. Sample: a purpo-sive sample of (60) sta˙ nurses. Tools: data were collected through three tools; 1. Nurses’ self- administered questionnaire; it included two parts: A. characteristics of the studied Nurses, B. Nurses’ knowledge assessment tool to assess the level of nurses’ knowledge regarding ABG inter-pretation. 2. Nurses’ practice checklist to assess nurses’ level of practice regarding ABG interpre-tation; both tools used pre and post implementa-tion of the online-learning module 3. Nurses’ satisfaction questionnaire to assess the level of nurses’ satisfaction regarding Arterial Blood Gas (ABG) interpretation post implementing online&nbsp;learning module. Results howed that there were a highly statistically significant di˙erence of nurses’ level of knowledge and nurses’ level of practice before and after implementation of online-learning module (X2 = 53.333; 58.800) re-spectively at p. &lt;0.001. The results also re-vealed that there was a positive correlation asso-ciation between nurses’ total satisfactory level of knowledge and total satisfactory level of practice pre and post implementation of online-learning module (r = 0.566, 0.809) respectively. Conclu-sions: The level of nurses’ knowledge and level of nurses’ practice regarding Arterial Blood Gas (ABG) interpretation increased significantly after implementing the online-learning module. Rec-ommendations: The study can be replicated on a large sample to generalize findings. Incorporat-ing online-learning module related to ABG inter-pretation into the continuing professional devel-opment courses for critical care nurses is recom-mended.</p> 2018-04-05T00:00:00+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement##