Factors Influencing Implementation Of Recommendations Gained From Continuing Nursing Education In Clinical Pratice By Nurses In Kenyatta National Hospital.
Studies have shown that there is a widespread emphasis of continuing nursing education (CNE).There is an increase in number of seminars, workshops and conferences to improve and promote clinical practice guidelines and to ensure that nurses are knowledgeable and skilled about the changing trends in patient care and management; however the implementation or utilization in practice is not optimal.(Lugtenberg et al,2009). Therefore to improve adherence and implementation the analysis of facilitators and barriers is advocated for(Forsneref aI, 2010). This study is a descriptive cross sectional study whose main objective is to determine the factors influencing implementation of CNE recommendations in practice by nurses. The study will be done at Kenyatta national Hospital in Nairobi, Kenya. The study populations are nurses working at KNH and the research hypothesis is that there is no change in clinical practice by the nurse before and after attending a CNE. Data will be collected using self-administered questionnaire to nurses and observation checklists before and after attending a particular CNE. Data will then be cleaned and analyzed by SPSS. The study is of benefit to CNE providers because it will help them come up with implementation strategies that are appropriate depending on the type CNE. It will benefit the nurses if barriers to implementation are addressed because they will be satisfied with their job and will be motivated because their time in CNE was well spent.The patients will benefit because they will receive best possible care if the barriers are dealt with. The management will benefit because the time they give nurses to go and participate in CNE will be well accounted for. The study will take 4 months and will use a total of Kenya shillings 137,240.