Building an Educational Intervention about Nursing Process in Primary Health Care

Monday, July 11, 2011

M. Ledesma M. Elena, MA, PhD
Department of Nursing and Midwifery of Irapuato, University of Guanajuato, Irapuato, Mexico
M. González-Flores Tulia, NBS
Heath Coordination, University of Guanajuato, Guanajuato, Mexico

Learning Objective 1: The learner will be able to describe the impact of an educational intervention using the Nuring Process to improve the nursing care delivery.

Learning Objective 2: The learner will be able to describe how an educational intervention can be builded and measured.


To build, implement, and to identify the results of an educational intervention of the Nursing Process in primary health care.


 A study of 129 nurses in primary care was conducted. Was used an educational intervention program based on meaningful learning. The intervention consisted of a training workshop about the  Nursing Process and the advice in the field work after the implementation. For data analysis descriptive statistics were used by SPSS V. 17.


As a result of this intervention was obtained as a valuable tool to approach functional patterns and a guide for teaching the nursing process. In the pre-intervention, 84.3% of the nurses agree that Nursing Process consists of 5 stages in the post-intervention 98.3%; 56.7% say it is a method for independent action in pre-intervention and post-intervention 78.6%; 3.1% strongly agree that the diagnosis is necessary in practice in the pre-intervention and post-intervention in 80%. Related with the practice of nursing process, 61.7% nurses make an individualized assessment of the patient in the pre-intervention and in the post-intervention were 75.4%. 35.7% reported provide care plans in the pre-intervention and 54.8% in the post-intervention. Conclusion:


The implementation of educational intervention program succeeded in raising awareness of the PE, increasing their knowledge and application in the primary care level.