Exploring the knowledge of community-based nurses in supporting parents of preterm babies at home: A survey-based study.  

Julia Petty, Lisa Whiting, Professor Cathrine Fowler, Janet Green, Alison Mosenthal

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Abstract

Aim: This study aimed to investigate the confidence levels, knowledge base and learning needs of community-based nurses relating to the care of preterm babies and parents, to explore what education is required and in what format.
Design: An online survey methodology was utilised.
Methods: A 32-item questionnaire was distributed via social media platforms to community-based nurses in Australia.
Results: Descriptive analysis was undertaken relating to knowledge base, confidence levels, previous training, learning and resource needs and barriers to education. It was deemed vital to expand confidence and knowledge in this area. Gaps in learning resources were identified and a need for more training in topics such as developmental outcomes, feeding, expected milestones, weight gain, growth trajectories and supporting parents. Online resources were the preferred format to teach key knowledge to community-based health professionals, tailored to the specific features of preterm babies and support needs of parents.
Original languageEnglish
JournalNursing Open
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Publication statusPublished - 19 May 2021

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