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ERIC Number: EJ1123566
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Mar
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1744-6295
Implementation of an Evidence-Based Seizure Algorithm in Intellectual Disability Nursing: A Pilot Study
Auberry, Kathy; Cullen, Deborah
Journal of Intellectual Disabilities, v20 n1 p55-64 Mar 2016
Based on the results of the Surrogate Decision-Making Self Efficacy Scale (Lopez, 2009a), this study sought to determine whether nurses working in the field of intellectual disability (ID) experience increased confidence when they implemented the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses (AANN) Seizure Algorithm during telephone triage. The results of the study indicated using the AANN Seizure Algorithm increased self-confidence for many of the nurses in guiding care decisions during telephone triage. The treatment effect was statistically significant -3.169(p < 0.01) for a small sample of study participants. This increase in confidence is clinically essential for two reasons. Many individuals with ID and epilepsy reside within community-based settings. ID nurses provide seizure guidance to this population living in community-based settings via telephone triage. Evidenced-based training tools provide a valuable mechanism by guiding nurses via best practices. Nurses may need to be formally trained for seizure management due to high epilepsy rates in this population.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Indiana
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