Use of a Web-Based Course for Teaching Evidence-Based Practice on Acute Pain Management in the Elderly

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/160573
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Presentation
Title:
Use of a Web-Based Course for Teaching Evidence-Based Practice on Acute Pain Management in the Elderly
Abstract:
Use of a Web-Based Course for Teaching Evidence-Based Practice on Acute Pain Management in the Elderly
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2002
Author:Schmitt, Mary
P.I. Institution Name:University of Iowa
Title:Research Assistant
Contact Address:College of Nursing, 101F Nursing Building, Iowa City, IA, 52242, USA
Purpose: As part of a larger study, an EBP guideline for Acute Pain Management in the Elderly was developed. Staff nurses were educated about the guideline using a web-based CEU course. This paper describes the implementation and evaluation of this web-based course on Acute Pain Management in the Elderly. Issues encountered in implementing the course at 6 Midwest acute care hospitals are also discussed. Conceptual Model: Principles of adult learning provided the theoretical underpinnings for this work. Methods: Course content is based on the evidence-based guideline, supplemented with additional clinical and research material. It includes graphics, quizzes, and course evaluations. Dreamweaver 4 software, and several graphical programs were used to construct the web-based course. The course was piloted with 3 staff nurses, feedback elicited, and minor modifications were made. Staff at the six sites were oriented to the Internet, supplied with user names and passwords, and provided with written instructions on accessing the course from home and through a dedicated computer on the unit. Users evaluate the course on-line following completion of the course and receive 4 CEUs upon course completion. Results: Issues encountered in implementing the course include 1) having work time to complete the course, 2) limited availability of home computers, and 3) limited familiarity with computers and accessing the Internet. Ninety-five percent of the staff successfully passed the test on the first attempt. Users (N=75) rated the course content (1=poor to 5=excellent) as good to excellent (mean=4.0-4.3). Mean ratings (1=strongly disagree to 4=strongly agree) about course objectives being met ranged from 3.2 to 3.4. Mean effectiveness ratings (1=Poor to 5=Excellent) ranged from 4.1 to 4.3. Conclusion: Data indicate that nurses are learning evidence-based pain management practices.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleUse of a Web-Based Course for Teaching Evidence-Based Practice on Acute Pain Management in the Elderlyen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/160573-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Use of a Web-Based Course for Teaching Evidence-Based Practice on Acute Pain Management in the Elderly</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2002</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Schmitt, Mary</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Iowa</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Research Assistant</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">College of Nursing, 101F Nursing Building, Iowa City, IA, 52242, USA</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Purpose: As part of a larger study, an EBP guideline for Acute Pain Management in the Elderly was developed. Staff nurses were educated about the guideline using a web-based CEU course. This paper describes the implementation and evaluation of this web-based course on Acute Pain Management in the Elderly. Issues encountered in implementing the course at 6 Midwest acute care hospitals are also discussed. Conceptual Model: Principles of adult learning provided the theoretical underpinnings for this work. Methods: Course content is based on the evidence-based guideline, supplemented with additional clinical and research material. It includes graphics, quizzes, and course evaluations. Dreamweaver 4 software, and several graphical programs were used to construct the web-based course. The course was piloted with 3 staff nurses, feedback elicited, and minor modifications were made. Staff at the six sites were oriented to the Internet, supplied with user names and passwords, and provided with written instructions on accessing the course from home and through a dedicated computer on the unit. Users evaluate the course on-line following completion of the course and receive 4 CEUs upon course completion. Results: Issues encountered in implementing the course include 1) having work time to complete the course, 2) limited availability of home computers, and 3) limited familiarity with computers and accessing the Internet. Ninety-five percent of the staff successfully passed the test on the first attempt. Users (N=75) rated the course content (1=poor to 5=excellent) as good to excellent (mean=4.0-4.3). Mean ratings (1=strongly disagree to 4=strongly agree) about course objectives being met ranged from 3.2 to 3.4. Mean effectiveness ratings (1=Poor to 5=Excellent) ranged from 4.1 to 4.3. Conclusion: Data indicate that nurses are learning evidence-based pain management practices.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T23:04:25Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T23:04:25Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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