Effectiveness of Self-Learning Modules: The Development of an Online Learning Tool for Nurses who Administer Interleukin-2

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/164757
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Effectiveness of Self-Learning Modules: The Development of an Online Learning Tool for Nurses who Administer Interleukin-2
Author(s):
Levy, Catherine; Muehlbauer, Paul
Author Details:
Catherine Levy, MS, BSN, Senior Research Nurse Specialist, National Cancer Institute/NIH, Bethesda, Maryland, USA, email: catherinelevy@nih.gov, Paula Muehlbauer, MSN, RN, OCN, Clinical Center Nursing Department, NIH, Bethesda, Maryland
Abstract:
Education: Web based learning tools provide readily accessible training and education. Self directed learning methods can assist nurses meet challenges associated with maintaining required competency. Research and clinical staff at a large research cancer hospital collaborated to develop online self learning modules (SLM) for nurses who administer Interleukin-2 (IL-2). The purpose of these modules is to teach nurses about the administration and side effects associated with IL-2. Teaching methods in this SLM include a blended learning approach to address this complex therapy. These modules include supplemental readings, review questions, a post test, and are readily available for nursing staff 24/7. After completion of the SLM, a hands on practicum using a mentor provides further understanding for IL-2 administration. The online SLM for IL-2 consists of four modules. Three modules include a review of the immune system, an introduction to IL-2 and its administration, and the systemic side effects associated with IL-2. The use of interactive media during the first three modules involves the nurse in the learning process. The fourth module is the post-test which requires a passing score of 85%. The target audience for this learning application is nurses caring for patients receiving IL-2. IL-2 is approved by the Food and Drug Administration making this web based learning tool applicable to many institutions. An online survey was completed eight weeks post-test (N=37). Sixty percent strongly agreed that the IL-2 SLM was easy to navigate; 91.9% felt the material presented was the right amount, and 70.3% of respondents æHighly preferÆ a combination of online content and 1:1 with an experienced nurse. 100% stated the online format was conducive to learning. The IL-2 SLM appears to be useful in clinical practice and provides an alternative method of teaching. These survey results demonstrate learner satisfaction with a hybrid method of online education combined with 1:1 experienced nurse interaction. Currently, the practice is for all nurses to receive 1:1 didactic hands on training with experienced nurses in addition to completing.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2009
Conference Name:
34th Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congress
Conference Host:
Oncology Nursing Society
Conference Location:
San Antonio, Texas, USA
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.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleEffectiveness of Self-Learning Modules: The Development of an Online Learning Tool for Nurses who Administer Interleukin-2en_GB
dc.contributor.authorLevy, Catherineen_US
dc.contributor.authorMuehlbauer, Paulen_US
dc.author.detailsCatherine Levy, MS, BSN, Senior Research Nurse Specialist, National Cancer Institute/NIH, Bethesda, Maryland, USA, email: catherinelevy@nih.gov, Paula Muehlbauer, MSN, RN, OCN, Clinical Center Nursing Department, NIH, Bethesda, Marylanden_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/164757-
dc.description.abstractEducation: Web based learning tools provide readily accessible training and education. Self directed learning methods can assist nurses meet challenges associated with maintaining required competency. Research and clinical staff at a large research cancer hospital collaborated to develop online self learning modules (SLM) for nurses who administer Interleukin-2 (IL-2). The purpose of these modules is to teach nurses about the administration and side effects associated with IL-2. Teaching methods in this SLM include a blended learning approach to address this complex therapy. These modules include supplemental readings, review questions, a post test, and are readily available for nursing staff 24/7. After completion of the SLM, a hands on practicum using a mentor provides further understanding for IL-2 administration. The online SLM for IL-2 consists of four modules. Three modules include a review of the immune system, an introduction to IL-2 and its administration, and the systemic side effects associated with IL-2. The use of interactive media during the first three modules involves the nurse in the learning process. The fourth module is the post-test which requires a passing score of 85%. The target audience for this learning application is nurses caring for patients receiving IL-2. IL-2 is approved by the Food and Drug Administration making this web based learning tool applicable to many institutions. An online survey was completed eight weeks post-test (N=37). Sixty percent strongly agreed that the IL-2 SLM was easy to navigate; 91.9% felt the material presented was the right amount, and 70.3% of respondents æHighly preferÆ a combination of online content and 1:1 with an experienced nurse. 100% stated the online format was conducive to learning. The IL-2 SLM appears to be useful in clinical practice and provides an alternative method of teaching. These survey results demonstrate learner satisfaction with a hybrid method of online education combined with 1:1 experienced nurse interaction. Currently, the practice is for all nurses to receive 1:1 didactic hands on training with experienced nurses in addition to completing.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T12:06:26Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T12:06:26Z-
dc.conference.date2009en_US
dc.conference.name34th Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congressen_US
dc.conference.hostOncology Nursing Societyen_US
dc.conference.locationSan Antonio, Texas, USAen_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.-
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