Impact of an Educational Program on the Use of Standardized Nursing Languages for Nursing Documentation Among Public Health Nurses in Nigeria
Article first published online: 5 APR 2013
© 2013, The Authors. International Journal of Nursing Knowledge © 2013, NANDA International
International Journal of Nursing Knowledge
Volume 24, Issue 2, pages 108–112, June 2013
How to Cite
Odutayo, P. O., Olaogun, A. A., Oluwatosin, A. O. and Ogunfowokan, A. A. (2013), Impact of an Educational Program on the Use of Standardized Nursing Languages for Nursing Documentation Among Public Health Nurses in Nigeria. Int Jnl Nurs Knowledge, 24: 108–112. doi: 10.1111/j.2047-3095.2013.01239.x
- Issue published online: 11 JUN 2013
- Article first published online: 5 APR 2013
- Clients' documentation;
- public health nurse;
- standardized nursing language
To measure the effect of an educational package on documentation of care among public health nurses (PHNs).
A quasi-experimental design was adopted. Forty PHNs working in primary healthcare settings were selected. Education was given through a 5-day workshop. Documentation of care was assessed using a modified “Muller-Staub Q-DIO instrument.” Data were analyzed using t test third and twelfth months postintervention.
There was a significant improvement on documentation of care at p = .0001.
Educating PHNs and providing them with standardized nursing care plans enhance documentation of care.
Implication to Practice
A combination of education on the use of standardized nursing languages and standardized nursing care plans can enhance documentation of care. There is a need for more research on the use of standardized nursing languages in developing nations.