A1 Journal article – refereed
Video education for critical care nurses to assess pain with a behavioural pain assessment tool: A descriptive comparative study

List of Authors: Björn A, Pudas-Tähkä SM, Salanterä S, Axelin A
Publication year: 2017
Journal: Intensive and Critical Care Nursing
Journal acronym: INTENS CRIT CARE NUR
Volume number: 42
Number of pages: 7
ISSN: 0964-3397
eISSN: 1532-4036

Aim: To evaluate the impact of video education on critical care nurses' knowledge and skills in using a behavioural pain assessment tool for intensive care patients and to explore the nurses' experiences with video education.Methods: Forty-eight nurses in one intensive care unit watched an educational video on the use of the Critical-Care Pain Observation Tool, then assessed pain in two patients with the tool and took a knowledge test. The researcher made parallel pain assessments. Interrater reliability of patients' pain assessment between nurses and the researcher was determined to examine nurses' skills in using the tool after education. Twenty nurses were interviewed about their experiences with the video education. Interviews were analysed with deductive thematic analysis.Results: The knowledge test scores indicated that the nurses learned the principles of how to use the tool. The interrater reliability of pain assessments reached a moderate level of agreement during the painful procedure, with a weighted kappa coefficient value of 0.48, CL [0.37, 0.58]. The nurses perceived video education positively, but requested additional interaction.Conclusions: Video education is useful in teaching the principles of using a pain assessment tool. Additional clinical training is required for nurses to reach adequate skills in using the tool. (C) 2017 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

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