Effectiveness of learning intramuscular injection techniques with aid of an interactive APP

Chang Chu-Ling


In this study, an interactive application (app) for learning intramuscular injection is developed through an interdisciplinary collaboration, and its effectiveness in learning is explored. APP is application software. The research object is a second-year student of the nursing department of a university of science and technology. The study results indicated that only 1 out of 57 students failed to obtain a score of 60 on a technical test, whereas the other students all scored 60 or higher (a score of 60 or higher is regarded as the acceptable range). For the self-assessment of learning effectiveness, the three items with the highest average scores were “It helps students to improve their self-confidence,” “It helps the integration with practical operations,” and “It enhances my after-school learning and meets my learning needs.” Furthermore, the students indicated that the interactive app helped them clarify technical procedures and precautions, deepen their knowledge, and clarify clinical concepts. Moreover, more planning and communication is required for the teaching of nursing techniques and cross-disciplinary integration of technologies. This study aims to provide a reference for nursing educators and integrate technology applications in nursing teaching to enhance the learning effectiveness of students in relation to nursing techniques.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5430/jnep.v12n8p1

Journal of Nursing Education and Practice

ISSN 1925-4040 (Print)   ISSN 1925-4059 (Online)

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