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Aseptic technique: a mixed methods study exploring undergraduate nursing students' education and training in the United Kingdom

Hawker, Clare 2019. Aseptic technique: a mixed methods study exploring undergraduate nursing students' education and training in the United Kingdom. PhD Thesis, Cardiff University.
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Abstract

This sequential mixed-methods study explores learning and teaching approaches to aseptic technique in the pre-registration nursing curriculum. In Phase 1 of the study a national survey was undertaken to establish the different approaches used to teach aseptic technique in universities in England and Wales. Phase 2 took a case study approach to explore the learning and teaching of aseptic technique in two contrasting case study sites selected from the survey results. Although aseptic technique is undertaken by most practising clinical nurses on the general part of the nursing register nearly every day of their of working lives, it has attracted remarkably little research. This PhD makes a highly original contribution to the literature and does much to explain the existing suboptimal practice and misconceptions that have been described in the few studies that have explored how aseptic technique is undertaken by qualified practitioners.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Date Type: Completion
Status: Unpublished
Schools: Healthcare Sciences
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 30 October 2019
Last Modified: 31 Oct 2019 09:45
URI: http://orca-mwe.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/126399

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