Date of Award
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
Significance: In this original research, the purpose of this project is to compare and promote increased pediatric immunization knowledge among healthcare providers and clinic staff of a family medicine clinic. In turn, there is greater compliance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) recommended immunization schedule and adherence to vaccinations against the 17 vaccine-preventable diseases.
Methods: This exploratory pilot case study surveyed 34 individuals by using an educational tool with information regarding the current CDC-recommended pediatric vaccination schedule. Prior to reviewing the educational material, the participant tested their baseline knowledge about vaccination scheduling and immunization administration. After reviewing the educational tool, a posttest was given with a survey of the participant’s perceived improvement of knowledge and application.
Results: Our results suggest that vaccine education for all clinical staff results in improvement of schedule knowledge, vaccine administration knowledge, and vaccine-specific knowledge.
Discussion: Overall, the project indicates need for recurrent familiarization of providers and clinical staff with the CDC-recommended pediatric immunization scheduling. The test results indicates benefit from the resources provided and exhibits an increased confidence, as declared subjectively.
Derfelt, John Matthew, "EFFECT OF EDUCATION ABOUT PEDIATRIC IMMUNIZATION SCHEDULE AND VACCINE ADMINISTRATION ON FAMILY MEDICINE CLINIC PROVIDERS AND CLINICAL STAFF KNOWLEDGE AND CONFIDENCE" (2019). Doctor of Nursing Practice. 32.