Are Perioperative Nurses Conducive to Learning in an Online Environment

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/147973
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Presentation
Title:
Are Perioperative Nurses Conducive to Learning in an Online Environment
Abstract:
Are Perioperative Nurses Conducive to Learning in an Online Environment
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2005
Author:Lee, Veronikia D., RN, MSN, MBA, CNOR
P.I. Institution Name:Ben Taub General Hospital
Title:Clinical Nurse Specialist
The purpose of this study was to assess the perception of perioperative nurses to an online learning in order to develop a perioperative online learning environment. It is essential to assess learner characteristics and learning needs prior to developing any educational program, whether online or within the classroom. Online learning offers flexibility, ease of access to information, and is more cost-effective by reducing time away from work, thus allowing nurses to focus on patient care activities. Nurses will have the advantage and opportunity to access information promptly, to increase knowledge and competency, as well as obtain continuing education credits for approved online learning activities. Perioperative nurses, of a large teaching hospital, completed surveys to assess their perception to online learning. Perioperative learning needs, learning characteristics, personal learning style (based on the Paragon Learning Style Inventory), self-efficacy of online learning (based on the Online Technologies Self-Efficacy Scale), and computer competence were assessed. Primary perioperative learning needs consisted of instrumentation, patient safety, implants, and patient positioning. 89.5% of the respondents were suited for online learning. An overwhelming 47.3% of the respondents revealed introverted, sensing, thinking, and judging (ISTJ) personalities, indicating that these learners have the capacity to succeed at online learning. Only 47.4% of the respondents were confident with online learning activities. 84.2% of the respondents indicated that they have adequate computer skills for online courses. The study would be more conclusive by including a target audience of perioperative nurses within a larger geographic area. Upon generalized concurrence with online learning, a pilot perioperative online learning environment can be developed and implemented to assess effectiveness of the program. A comprehensive perioperative online learning environment will provide perioperative nurses the opportunity to easily access information to increase knowledge, competency, and explore evidence based practices, thus contributing to optimized patient outcomes.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleAre Perioperative Nurses Conducive to Learning in an Online Environmenten_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/147973-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Are Perioperative Nurses Conducive to Learning in an Online Environment</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2005</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Lee, Veronikia D., RN, MSN, MBA, CNOR</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Ben Taub General Hospital</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Clinical Nurse Specialist</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">Veronikia_Lee@hchd.tmc.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">The purpose of this study was to assess the perception of perioperative nurses to an online learning in order to develop a perioperative online learning environment. It is essential to assess learner characteristics and learning needs prior to developing any educational program, whether online or within the classroom. Online learning offers flexibility, ease of access to information, and is more cost-effective by reducing time away from work, thus allowing nurses to focus on patient care activities. Nurses will have the advantage and opportunity to access information promptly, to increase knowledge and competency, as well as obtain continuing education credits for approved online learning activities. Perioperative nurses, of a large teaching hospital, completed surveys to assess their perception to online learning. Perioperative learning needs, learning characteristics, personal learning style (based on the Paragon Learning Style Inventory), self-efficacy of online learning (based on the Online Technologies Self-Efficacy Scale), and computer competence were assessed. Primary perioperative learning needs consisted of instrumentation, patient safety, implants, and patient positioning. 89.5% of the respondents were suited for online learning. An overwhelming 47.3% of the respondents revealed introverted, sensing, thinking, and judging (ISTJ) personalities, indicating that these learners have the capacity to succeed at online learning. Only 47.4% of the respondents were confident with online learning activities. 84.2% of the respondents indicated that they have adequate computer skills for online courses. The study would be more conclusive by including a target audience of perioperative nurses within a larger geographic area. Upon generalized concurrence with online learning, a pilot perioperative online learning environment can be developed and implemented to assess effectiveness of the program. A comprehensive perioperative online learning environment will provide perioperative nurses the opportunity to easily access information to increase knowledge, competency, and explore evidence based practices, thus contributing to optimized patient outcomes.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T09:38:45Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T09:38:45Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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