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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/164264
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Demonstrating the Effectiveness of an Online, Computer-Based Learning Module
Author(s):
Corbridge, Susan; Schneiderman, Jessica; Zerwic, Julie Johnson
Author Details:
Susan Corbridge, MS, RN, CNP, University of Illilnois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, USA, email: nacnsorg@nacns.org; Jessica Schneiderman, MSN, RN, CCRN, CNS; Julie Johnson Zerwic, PhD, RN
Abstract:
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to determine the effectiveness of a computer-based learning module specific to arterial blood gas (ABG) interpretation. Significance: Advances in technology, increased complexity of patient care, and changes in health care systems have contributed to Clinical Nurse Specialists' (CNS) dilemma of assessing initial and ongoing competency for the multiple skills nurses' roles encompass. Increasingly, nurses are caring for multiple patients with highly specialized needs that require critical thinking and skill in decision-making and communication. Online, computer-based learning has emerged as an alternative means of providing continuing education to nurses. Such a teaching strategy helps to overcome barriers pertinent to traditional classroom settings including geographic distances, limited budgets for education, and the inflexibilities of nursing shift work. Design: A pre- and post-test design was used to assess staff nurses' ability to interpret arterial blood gases before and after engaging in an on-line, computer-based module. Methods: A paired t-test showed that the nurses significantly improved their ABG knowledge after viewing the on-line module (t=6.30, p<.001). A Pearson correlation revealed no relationship between years as a nurse and change scores (r=.11, p>0.05). There was also no relationship between change scores and whether nurses worked in the ICU (Mean=0.77, SD=1.03, n=17), or other units in the hospital (Mean=1.24, SD=1.42, n=41). Findings: These results demonstrate that an online learning module increased staff nurses' knowledge of arterial blood gas interpretation. Conclusions: This improvement was irrespective of experience or whether the nurse worked in the ICU, ER or hospital ward. This study also suggests that an online learning module can not only be utilized for education but as a tool to assess and improve competency of arterial blood gas interpretation in staff nurses. Implications for Practice: Online learning is clearly a technique that can provide education as well as assess competency, and CNSs must develop the skills to utilize this type of format.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2008
Conference Name:
Clinical Nurse Specialists: Leaders in Clinical Excellence
Conference Host:
NACNS - National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists
Conference Location:
Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Description:
Conference theme: Clinical Nurse Specialists: Leaders in Clinical Excellence, held March 5 - 8 at the Westin Peachtree Plaza in Atlanta, Georgia
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleDemonstrating the Effectiveness of an Online, Computer-Based Learning Moduleen_GB
dc.contributor.authorCorbridge, Susanen_US
dc.contributor.authorSchneiderman, Jessicaen_US
dc.contributor.authorZerwic, Julie Johnsonen_US
dc.author.detailsSusan Corbridge, MS, RN, CNP, University of Illilnois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, USA, email: nacnsorg@nacns.org; Jessica Schneiderman, MSN, RN, CCRN, CNS; Julie Johnson Zerwic, PhD, RNen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/164264-
dc.description.abstractPurpose: The purpose of this study was to determine the effectiveness of a computer-based learning module specific to arterial blood gas (ABG) interpretation. Significance: Advances in technology, increased complexity of patient care, and changes in health care systems have contributed to Clinical Nurse Specialists' (CNS) dilemma of assessing initial and ongoing competency for the multiple skills nurses' roles encompass. Increasingly, nurses are caring for multiple patients with highly specialized needs that require critical thinking and skill in decision-making and communication. Online, computer-based learning has emerged as an alternative means of providing continuing education to nurses. Such a teaching strategy helps to overcome barriers pertinent to traditional classroom settings including geographic distances, limited budgets for education, and the inflexibilities of nursing shift work. Design: A pre- and post-test design was used to assess staff nurses' ability to interpret arterial blood gases before and after engaging in an on-line, computer-based module. Methods: A paired t-test showed that the nurses significantly improved their ABG knowledge after viewing the on-line module (t=6.30, p<.001). A Pearson correlation revealed no relationship between years as a nurse and change scores (r=.11, p>0.05). There was also no relationship between change scores and whether nurses worked in the ICU (Mean=0.77, SD=1.03, n=17), or other units in the hospital (Mean=1.24, SD=1.42, n=41). Findings: These results demonstrate that an online learning module increased staff nurses' knowledge of arterial blood gas interpretation. Conclusions: This improvement was irrespective of experience or whether the nurse worked in the ICU, ER or hospital ward. This study also suggests that an online learning module can not only be utilized for education but as a tool to assess and improve competency of arterial blood gas interpretation in staff nurses. Implications for Practice: Online learning is clearly a technique that can provide education as well as assess competency, and CNSs must develop the skills to utilize this type of format.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T11:45:06Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T11:45:06Z-
dc.conference.date2008en_US
dc.conference.nameClinical Nurse Specialists: Leaders in Clinical Excellenceen_US
dc.conference.hostNACNS - National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialistsen_US
dc.conference.locationAtlanta, Georgia, USAen_US
dc.descriptionConference theme: Clinical Nurse Specialists: Leaders in Clinical Excellence, held March 5 - 8 at the Westin Peachtree Plaza in Atlanta, Georgiaen_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.en_US
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