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J Nurses Staff Dev. 2010 May-Jun;26(3):E1-7. doi: 10.1097/NND.0b013e3181aa2f54.

Education methods for maintaining nursing competency in low-volume, high-risk procedures in the rural setting: bridging the theory to practice gap.

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Rural Health Clinic, Gordon Memorial Health Services, Gordon, Nebraska, USA. cbanks@gordonmemorial.org

Abstract

Nurses practicing in the rural setting have faced a unique challenge in maintaining competency in low-volume, high-risk procedures. This study assessed the effectiveness of a focused, multifaceted educational intervention on the retention of nursing knowledge related to central venous access devices care and maintenance. A pretest-posttest intervention study design was used at a 58-bed rural healthcare facility in a Western state. This study demonstrates a statistically significant increase in functional nursing knowledge in the postintervention period.

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20508418
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10.1097/NND.0b013e3181aa2f54
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