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The impact of content reinforcement on anatomical knowledge retention of cardiovascular and lymphatic systems in nursing students

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anatomy, knowledge retention, nursing students

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Medical & allied health students struggle to transfer the anatomical knowledge from the first year to the future years of their disciplines, although few studies focus on nursing students. As an intervention strategy to improve long-term knowledge retention, the present study demonstrates that repeated evaluation of the cardiovascular and lymphatic systems over eight weeks can significantly increase anatomical knowledge retention of these systems compared to the evaluation of the same organ systems in the first week. Our results show that content reinforcement can be used as an effective interventional strategy to improve long-term anatomical knowledge retention in nursing students.

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Presented May 24-28, 2023 at the 2023 HAPS (Human Anatomy & Physiology Society) Conference held at Central New Mexico Community College in Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States.

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