Evaluation of Safe Sedation TrainingTM: An interactive, web-based training for moderate sedation administration
AIM: To evaluate the effectiveness of a new web-based training on novice nurse knowledge of moderate sedation administration principles and practices.
RISKS OF MODERATE SEDATION
•Deeper-than-intended level of sedation
Twenty-five registered nurses (0 to 2 years experience) completed a proctored 40-question baseline knowledge test on the principles and practices of moderate sedation, after which they completed the six online SST® learning modules, and repeated the proctored knowledge-based test.
Novice Nurse Baseline Knowledge of Moderate Sedation Principles & Practice: Mean pre-training test score was 40.8% (SD 15.8%, range = 10-62.5%)
Knowledge Deficit Areas
Evaluation of Safe Sedation Training®
Mean test score increased to 86.8% (SD 11.0%) (t = -12.7, p < .0001)
Learner Evaluation of Modules
Overall rating of modules: 4.4 on scale of 1-5