In the old days all clinical teaching had to be carried out in an actual clinical environment in which real patients were used as teaching aids.
This approach was noted to be inadequate in teaching clinical skills. In brief the Clinical Skills Lab is now days regarded as the focus for practical medical/ nursing training .
It is type of simulation environment in which a learner can practice the steps, in their proper sequences needed to perform some new task or activity and arranged for learners to learn a specific psychomotor skill.
It also aims to promote safe, knowledgeable and effective nursing care by demonstrating and reinforcing the highest level of performance and readiness.
But, Nursing Skill Laboratory have certain rules such as:- *No eating or drinking in the lab *No smoking is allowed in the lab. *Chairs should be replaced under the tables when leaving the area. *Pick up any waste materials observed on the floor and place in trash containers.
*Return media to proper storage area or to lab personnel after viewing. * All simulated practice needles are to be covered with needle sheath.
All users must respect these rules and act in a manner not disturb the academic activities occurring in the lab. Laboratory user must also respect; privacy, rights, health, or safety of other lab users.
In the present study, the general area of interest is; Study Of Nursing Labs as a very important nursing training environment. What will be studied; Student Behavior regarding labs rules Why, to identify the most common neglecting rules and find ways to help students to respect and follow them.
AIM OF THE STUDY: Study of Nursing Labs Rules and Student Behavior.
SUBJECTS AND METHODS Design: The quasi-experimental pre-post-test design was used to evaluate the effectiveness of the intervention through education to raise the awareness of nursing students toward the value of nursing labs rules
Sampling: A random sample of 100 nursing students. Setting Of The Study : T he study was conducted in sFaculty of Nursing - Menofia University at the following settings: a) First year skill lab. b) Second year skill lab. C) Third year skill lab.
TOOL OF THE STUDY: 1- An interview Questionnaire 2- Observational Check list
PILOT STUDY: A pilot study was conducted at third year lab (Padiatrics department )
The most common neglecting rules before intervention Eating or drinking in the lab Media not return to proper storage area or to lab personnel after viewing. Chairs not replaced under the tables when leaving the area. Not cover the simulated practice needles with needle sheath and discarded in trash containers. beds not Kept in appropriate position with linens straightened before leaving. Any waste materials observed on the floor not place in trash containers. Report any incidents or malfunctions to the lab staff. The student don’t ask for help if accidentally stuck with a non-sterile needle or material
Pre Post Retention Pre- Post And Retention of Knowledge of The Participants Regarding Nursing Labs Rules
The most common followed rules after intervention No eating or drinking in the lab Media return to proper storage area or to lab personnel after viewing. Chairs replaced under the tables when leaving the area. cover the simulated practice needles with needle sheath . beds Kept in appropriate position with linens straightened before leaving. Any waste materials observed on the floor placed in trash containers.