Developing a Technology-enhanced Enquiry-based Learning Programme on Management of Intravenous Therapies for Baccalaureate Nursing Students
Janita Pak Chun Chau, Suzanne Hoi Shan Lo, Vivian Wing Yan Lee, Kam Ming Chan, Man Yi Chan, Crystal Hoi Yue Tao and Simon Kwun Yu Lam
Administration of intravenous therapy for providing fluids, medications and nutrition is a critical component of infant care in special care and neonatal intensive care units. Extravasation injury, efflux of solutions from a vessel into surrounding tissue spaces, is a serious iatrogenic injury of newborn babies receiving intravenous therapy. Enquiry-based learning is conducive to create a motivating learning environment which develops nursing students’ higher-order thinking skills in preventing and managing extravasation injury.
The objectives of this project are to: (1) develop high quality e-learning resources to facilitate students’ learning of prevention and management of extravasation injury, and (2) determine its impact on students’ knowledge, focus of learning, and satisfaction with the learning resources.
A total of 10 interactive games covering essential topics about neonatal extravasation injuries and related care were produced. Critical-thinking exercises involving anticipating possible complications, initiating therapeutic interventions, and critically examining healthcare providers’ actions that contribute to problems with administration of intravenous therapy were developed. An e-learning platform was created to embed all learning resources and share among the two institutions that offer baccalaureate nursing programmes in Hong Kong. A pretest posttest study will be conducted to determine students’ knowledge on care of extravasation injury, effects on focus of students’ learning, and their satisfaction with using the learning resources. Qualitative comments on enhancement of the resources will be collected.
This project adopting new pedagogical approaches of enquiry-based learning will sustain students’ active engagement in their studies, promote deep learning, and enhance critical enquiry and synthesis.