Title

A comparative study between the perception of nursing students and staff nurses regarding the effectiveness of the use of medication chart profile in De La Salle University Medical University

Date of Completion

2005

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Keywords

Nurses, Drug Administration Schedule

Abstract

A comparative study between the perception of nursing students and staff nurses regarding the effectiveness of the use of medication chart profile in De La Salle University Medical University. Angeles, Charites F.; Arce, Julienne Ingrid B.; Auditor, Jasmin Criselda B.; Awat, Ronalyn S.; Bracamonte, Bernadette L. 2005. TH NM 356 & TH NM 505.

The study used the descriptive-correlational method of research, which involved 115 nursing students of DLSHSC and 60 staff nurses in DLSUMC from different clinical areas of DLSUMC selected through purposive sampling technique. A self-made questionnaire was used. Data was analyzed through percentage, mean, t-test, f-test or ANOVA, and the Pearson’s correlation. The study concluded that, 1) Most of the student respondents belonged to 18-19 years age group, female, with length of service of more than six (6) months and were assigned in Area 1300 or Service Ward. Most of the staff nurse respondents belonged to 21-25 years age group, female, with length of service of less than one (1) year, and were assigned in the ICU; 2) The nursing students agreed on the effectiveness of use of medication chart profile in DLSUMC in terms of structure, convenience and legal aspects; 3) The staff nurses generally agreed on the effectiveness of use of medication chart profile in DLSUMC in terms of structure, convenience and legal aspects. In terms of structure, staff nurses perceived that the medication chart profile provides necessary information on the medication and treatment given to the client, which is written in a two-page document and contains the parenteral fluid section that provides information about the kind and amount of fluid infused and the time it was started and its remaining amount every shift. In terms of convenience, staff nurses perceived that the medication chart profile is reliable, current and can easily be brought to the patient’s bedside when giving medication so it could be signed right after the medication/treatment administration. In terms of legal aspect, staff nurses perceived that the medication chart profile is a sound proof of the appropriate nursing intervention that the nursing students and staff nurses provided; 4) There was no significant difference in the perception of nursing students regarding the use of medication chart profile in DLSUMC when grouped according to age and area of duty. However, there was a significant difference in the perception of the nursing students when grouped according to gender and length of service; 5) There is no significant difference in the perception of staff nurses regarding the use of medication chart profile in DLSUMC when grouped according to age, length of service and area of duty; 6) There is no significant relationship between the perception of nursing students and staff nurses regarding the effectiveness of use of the medication chart profile in DLSUMC in terms of structure, convenience and legal aspects. The perception of the nursing students is not a predictor of the perception of the staff nurses regarding the effectiveness of the use of medication chart profile and vice versa. The perception of the nursing students regarding the effectiveness of use of the medication chart profile does not influence the perception of the staff regarding the effectiveness of use of the medication chart profile and vice versa.

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