Title of Presentation

Nursing Student’s Knowledge of Alcohol-Interactive Medications

Type of Submission

Event

Faculty Advisor

Carolyn Jarvis

Graduation Year

2019

Location

Room E102, Center for Natural Sciences, Illinois Wesleyan University

Start Date

13-4-2019 10:00 AM

End Date

13-4-2019 11:00 AM

Disciplines

Education

Abstract

In 2018, nearly 57% of American adults reported drinking alcohol in the past month and 41.5% also reported taking alcohol-interactive (AI) medications. Consuming alcohol and medications concurrently may result in adverse effects. The purpose of this study was to determine whether a one-hour lecture about AI medications was effective in teaching a class of undergraduate nursing students (N = 50) at a small Midwestern university. The Jarvis Nursing Knowledge of Alcohol-Interactive Medications survey was distributed in August at the beginning of the semester and again 2 weeks post lecture. Students scored significantly higher on the posttest (27.47 ± 14.18 vs. 37.33 ± 16.60; p < .02). While scores increased significantly, students failed to recognize the correct medication-alcohol interaction consistently. A one-hour lecture emphasizing AI medications in the pre-licensure program enhanced students’ knowledge; however, future research is needed to determine retention of AI medication knowledge.

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Nursing Student’s Knowledge of Alcohol-Interactive Medications

Room E102, Center for Natural Sciences, Illinois Wesleyan University

In 2018, nearly 57% of American adults reported drinking alcohol in the past month and 41.5% also reported taking alcohol-interactive (AI) medications. Consuming alcohol and medications concurrently may result in adverse effects. The purpose of this study was to determine whether a one-hour lecture about AI medications was effective in teaching a class of undergraduate nursing students (N = 50) at a small Midwestern university. The Jarvis Nursing Knowledge of Alcohol-Interactive Medications survey was distributed in August at the beginning of the semester and again 2 weeks post lecture. Students scored significantly higher on the posttest (27.47 ± 14.18 vs. 37.33 ± 16.60; p < .02). While scores increased significantly, students failed to recognize the correct medication-alcohol interaction consistently. A one-hour lecture emphasizing AI medications in the pre-licensure program enhanced students’ knowledge; however, future research is needed to determine retention of AI medication knowledge.