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Guide for Assessment, and Intravenous Fluid Infusion for Pediatric Burn Patients is very important for nurses in Burn Unit when giving care the patients with intravenous fluid Infusion. This quasi-experimental study aimed to evaluate knowledge and satisfaction of nursing students on using an application named Assessment and Intravenous Fluid Infusion for Pediatric Burns Patients. Population in this study second-year nursing students who were taking in the Pediatric nursing course. Simple random sampling technique was used to select 90 samples. The samples were randomly assigned to experimental and control groups with equal size. The experimental group was randomly assigned to use the application for practicing and assessing the percentage of body surface burn area of pediatric burn patient while the control group was received an intervention of application named Guide for Assessment and Intravenous Fluid Infusion for Pediatric Burns Patients. Content validity of the application, the control group, used manual guide for pediatric burn patient assessment and three experts approved intravenous fluid transfusion for pediatric burns patients, teaching plan, satisfaction with using application questionnaire, and pretest-posttest questionnaire. KR20 for the reliability of the pretest-posttest questionnaire was 1.00 Cronbachs alpha coefficient for the reliability of satisfaction on using application questionnaire was .96.
The results showed that there was statistically significantly different in mean scores of knowledge between experimental and control groups at posttest (Mean =6.00 S.D.=.08; Mean= 3.98 S.D.=.88) (p< .05). The post-test mean score of knowledge for the experimental group (Mean = 1.63, S.D.=1.24 ) was statistically higher than the pre-test mean score (Mean =5.37, S.D.=1.16) (p < .05). The satisfaction of using application was at a good level (Mean =4.65, S.D.=.12). The results of this study revealed how the importance of the percentage burn area accuracy for Assessment and Intravenous Fluid Infusion for Pediatric Burns Patients. As a result, the patients will receive the right dose for intravenous fluid therapy. However, the technique in percentage calculation form of this application needed to be improved for more precisely.