Overcoming the Tyranny of Distance: An Education Strategy to Assist Guideline Implementation

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/243216
Category:
Full-text
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Overcoming the Tyranny of Distance: An Education Strategy to Assist Guideline Implementation
Author(s):
Schafer, Keppel W.; Gray, Lyndel; Doolan, Jackie; Kimble, Rebecca; Lee, Jacinta
Author Details:
Schafer, Keppel W., RN, RM, BN, GradDipMid, MMid, Keppel_Schafer@health.qld.gov.au; Gray, Lyndel, RN, RM, GradDipNurs, MIntEc&Fin; Doolan, Jackie, RN, RM, BN, MSocSc; Kimble, Rebecca, MBBS, FRANZCOG, GradCertIVWT&A; Lee, Jacinta , RN, RM, BNSc (Hons), MIS;
Abstract:
Queensland Health is responsible for the delivery of publicly funded health services within Queensland.  Queensland is the second largest state in Australia covering 700,000 square miles (2½ times the size of Texas, USA) 1.  Some health professionals, particularly in rural / remote areas, providing maternal and neonatal health care do not have access to specialist nurse education resources.

The Queensland Maternity and Neonatal Clinical Guidelines Program trialled an education package to increase clinician knowledge of clinical guideline content.  The package was available as a self directed learning tool or sessions facilitated by a local champion.  As a result of positive feedback from pilot site participants and intense interest in the education packages an innovative way of providing education, at minimal cost, was developed.

Video conferencing was identified as a mode of delivery that could reach a large audience simultaneously.  The PowerPoint presentation and a multi screen format was used which allowed the participants to see the presentation as well as participants at other sites.  The videoconference was facilitated by a Maternity Nurse Educator who electronically distributed pre and post tests and evaluation forms to the site coordinators ahead of the videoconference. 

Using adult learning principles, this program brings education to clinicians who do not ordinarily have the opportunity to access specialist professional development opportunities.  This is particularly topical in Australia since the introduction of mandatory continuing professional development hours in July 2010.

Preliminary data analysis shows participating clinicians found the program to be well structured, logical, of good quality and providing an appropriate level of interactive learning.  Further data will be available following analysis of feedback from future planned sessions.

1http://www.visit-queensland.com/iss/emerging-markets/travel-info/general-info.cfm

Keywords:
Education; Videoconference; Guideline
Repository Posting Date:
12-Sep-2012
Date of Publication:
12-Sep-2012 ; 12-Sep-2012
Conference Date:
2012
Conference Name:
23rd International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Brisbane, Australia

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dc.language.isoenen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleOvercoming the Tyranny of Distance: An Education Strategy to Assist Guideline Implementationen
dc.contributor.authorSchafer, Keppel W.en
dc.contributor.authorGray, Lyndelen
dc.contributor.authorDoolan, Jackieen
dc.contributor.authorKimble, Rebeccaen
dc.contributor.authorLee, Jacintaen
dc.author.detailsSchafer, Keppel W., RN, RM, BN, GradDipMid, MMid, Keppel_Schafer@health.qld.gov.au; Gray, Lyndel, RN, RM, GradDipNurs, MIntEc&Fin; Doolan, Jackie, RN, RM, BN, MSocSc; Kimble, Rebecca, MBBS, FRANZCOG, GradCertIVWT&A; Lee, Jacinta , RN, RM, BNSc (Hons), MIS;en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/243216-
dc.description.abstract<i>Queensland</i><i> Health is responsible for the delivery of publicly funded health services within Queensland.&nbsp; Queensland is the second largest state in Australia covering 700,000 square miles (2&frac12; times the size of Texas, USA)<sup> 1</sup>.&nbsp; Some health professionals, particularly in rural / remote areas, providing maternal and neonatal health care do not have access to specialist nurse education resources. </i><p><i>The Queensland Maternity and Neonatal Clinical Guidelines Program trialled an education package to increase clinician knowledge of clinical guideline content.&nbsp; The package was available as a self directed learning tool or sessions facilitated by a local champion.&nbsp; As a result of positive feedback from pilot site participants and intense interest in the education packages an innovative way of providing education, at minimal cost, was developed.</i><p><i>Video conferencing was identified as a mode of delivery that could reach a large audience simultaneously.&nbsp; The PowerPoint presentation and a multi screen format was used which allowed the participants to see the presentation as well as participants at other sites.&nbsp; The videoconference was facilitated by a Maternity Nurse Educator who electronically distributed pre and post tests and evaluation forms to the site coordinators ahead of the videoconference.&nbsp; </i><p><i>Using adult learning principles, this program brings education to clinicians who do not ordinarily have the opportunity to access specialist professional development opportunities.&nbsp; This is particularly topical in Australia since the introduction of mandatory continuing professional development hours in July 2010.</i><p><i>Preliminary data analysis shows participating clinicians found the program to be well structured, logical, of good quality and providing an appropriate level of interactive learning.&nbsp; Further data will be available following analysis of feedback from future planned sessions.</i><p><sup>1</sup>http://www.visit-queensland.com/iss/emerging-markets/travel-info/general-info.cfmen
dc.subjectEducationen
dc.subjectVideoconferenceen
dc.subjectGuidelineen
dc.date.available2012-09-12T09:19:09Z-
dc.date.issued2012-09-12-
dc.date.issued2012-09-12en
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-12T09:19:09Z-
dc.conference.date2012en
dc.conference.name23rd International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationBrisbane, Australiaen
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