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Document Type

DNP - University Access Only

Award Date

2018

Degree Name

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

Department

Graduate Nursing

First Advisor

Linda Burdette

Keywords

attitude, donor referral, education, emergency department, knowledge, organ donation

Abstract

Purpose: The purpose of the DNP Project was to increase donation knowledge, attitude, and recognition of potential donors among ED caregivers using education. Background: Healthcare providers are responsible for identifying potential donors and need the knowledge and skills to do so. Nearly 115,000 people are waiting for donated organs but only 34,800 organs were donated last year (Organ Procurement and Transplant Network, 2018). Review of Literature: Educational interventions were shown to increase donation-related outcomes, attitude, and knowledge among healthcare providers (Douville, Godin, & Vézina-Im, 2014; Henry & Rosson, 2013; Lin, Lin, Chen, & Lin, 2014; Potenza et al., 2015). Methods: The DNP Project took place in a Midwestern regional hospital ED level II trauma center. A pretest and 12-week follow-up posttest survey were used to measure changes in donation knowledge and attitude. A retrospective chart review spanning 12 weeks before and after the intervention was used to measure timeliness of referrals. The intervention was an organ donation presentation delivered by the DNP Project Coordinator to ED caregivers. Analysis: Nineteen participants completed the pre-and posttest surveys. There was a significant increase in attitude (p = .002), but not in knowledge (p = .13). There was no relationship between the intervention and timely recognition of potential donors (p = .545). Conclusions: Donation education improved participant’s attitude toward donation and has the potential to improve donation knowledge and referral of potential donors.

Description

Includes bibliographical references

Format

application/pdf

Number of Pages

135

Publisher

South Dakota State University

Rights

In Copyright - Educational Use Permitted
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