Poster Presentation

Monday, November 5, 2007
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM

Monday, November 5, 2007
1:30 PM - 2:45 PM
This presentation is part of : Scientific Posters
Minimum Essentials of Physical Assessment on Respiratory System in Basic Nursing Education in Japan
Emiko Shinozaki, RN, MSN, School of Nursing, Seirei Christopher University, Hamamatsu, Sizuoka, Japan and Toyoaki Yamauchi, MD, ND, PhD, FNP, RN, School of Health Sciences, Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan.
Learning Objective #1: consider what should be taught in physical assessment education on respiratory system in basic nursing education.
Learning Objective #2: know minimum essentials of physical assessment on respiratory system in basic nursing education.

Purpose: The purpose of this study is to obtain a consensus on minimum essentials in physical assessment education concerning respiration that is provided in basic education of nursing in Japan. Design: The design of this study was quantitative descriptive study using the Delphi technique, one of consensus methods. Method: The participants were 86 nurse educators at 60 nursing schools who were in charge of physical assessment or similar subjects. The questionnaire was sent 3 times along with the results of each previous questionnaire for feedback. The questionnaire should be answered under a virtual situation that the total hours of lectures was reduced to 60% of the current time, and the consensus should be equated with 51% agreement amongst respondents. Result: Respondents selected 32 items. The details of the 32 items are as follows; five (5) [Structure and function] items, seven (7) [interview] items, ten (10) [inspection] items, one (1) [palpation] item, one (1) [Percussion] item, six (6) [auscultation] items, and two (2) [monitoring data] items.