Background The training injury prevention and care for nursing students is important as they will graduate with knowledge and skills to prevent injury and provide optimal care for people suffering from injuries in the future. This study was conducted to develop the injury prevention and care courses integrating into the bachelor of nursing science program and to train nursing instructors to be able to implement the courses.
Methods The study was conducted in 2 phases; Phase 1 developing the injury prevention and care courses, and phase2 training nursing instructors. Participants in the first phase composed of 6 nursing instructors and 30 directors of nursing colleges. Selected experienced nursing instructors and researchers developed the injury prevention and care courses. The meeting among 30 directors of nursing colleges was set to distribute a policy of implementing the integrating injury prevention and care courses in 30 nursing colleges. In Phase 2, 51 nursing instructors from 28 nursing colleges were recruited to attend a four-day workshop. Knowledge and attitude on injury prevention and care of nursing instructors, as well as satisfaction were assessed using questionnaires developed by researchers. The scores of knowledge and attitude were compared between before and after training using paired t-test.
Results Four modules of injury prevention and care were developed to flexibly integrate into the bachelor of nursing science program. After the workshop, mean scores of knowledge and attitude of the nursing instructors were significantly higher than those before training (p < 0.01). The participants also reported their satisfaction in a high level (Mean = 4.58, S.D. = 1.10).
Conclusions The four-module of integrating injury prevention and care into the bachelor of nursing science program has been developed and used to train the instructors with satisfied outcomes.
- Prevention and Care
- Integrating curriculum