Strides in Development of Medical Education

Document Type : short communication


M.Sc. in Nursing, Instructor of Nursing Dept., School of Nursing & Midwifery, Arak University of Medical Sciences, Arak, Iran


Background & Objective : Drug calculation is an essential skill for nurses However numerous studies have demonstrated that such a skill is weak among nursing students or even nurses This study was designed to determine the effect of education through workshop on nursing students rapid and sustained learning regarding infused drug calculating skills Methods : In this semiexperimental study 28 nursing students studying in the second semester were recruited Data was collected using a questionnaire including demographic information and ten questions about infused drug calculating This questionnaire was distributed before immediately after and 3 months after the workshop Results : The students mean ( ± SD) score in pretest was 423 ( ±243) and it was 1822 (±133) and 1412 (±57) in two consecutive posttests respectively Comparing the mean scores revealed that the mean scores of the first and second posttests were significantly higher than pretest while the second posttest score was significantly less than the first one (p


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