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The Effect Of Education On Rehabilitation Nursing Staff Knowledge, Kristen L. Mauk Oct 2012

The Effect Of Education On Rehabilitation Nursing Staff Knowledge, Kristen L. Mauk

Kristen L. Mauk

Rehabilitation is a specialty area with defined competencies and discrete nursing knowledge. Unless nurses have been educated in the basic competencies of rehabilitation, they are not prepared to provide safe, quality rehabilitative care to patients with chronic illnesses and disabilities. An evidence-based practice project was designed to address the need for education of the nursing staff working on an inpatient rehabilitation unit in Northwest Indiana. Roger's Diffusion of Innovations provided the theoretical framework for the project. A critical appraisal of the literature was conducted to determine best practice. The literature showed that education increased knowledge in a specialty area ...