Arterial Line E-Learning Module


Emergency (ED) nurse competence with hemodynamic monitoring is essential to ensure safe, effective care and to influence and improve patient outcomes (Jarman, 2007).  ED nurses must receive adequate knowledge and training in order to safely care for patients with arterial lines (Scales, 2010).  Without regular continuing education, ED nurses are challenged to maintain the knowledge and skills necessary to competently care for patients with arterial lines, thus impacting the safety and quality of patient care.  The purpose of this clinical project is to develop and implement an arterial line e-learning module for ED nurses to improve nurses’ knowledge, competency and comfort in caring for a patient with an arterial line.