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Improving infection control competency through an online learning course

Atack, Lynda and Luke, Robert (2009) Improving infection control competency through an online learning course. Nursing Times, 105 (4). pp. 30-32. ISSN 0954-7762

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Abstract

Background: While most staff are aware of the basics of infection prevention and control, this can be eroded over time. In addition, it is difficult to keep up with emerging best practices.

Aim: To develop an online course to improve infection prevention and control competency and access to training.

Method: Surveys were conducted with 76 healthcare professionals, most of whom were nurses, before and after the course.

Results: Participants made significant increases in competency scores, and satisfaction with the course was high.

Discussion: A number of barriers to online learning in the workplace were identified. Organisational support in terms of protected training time, computers and internet access are essential.

Conclusion: Online learning can be an effective way for nurses to learn or refresh their skills and knowledge but needs employer support to be successful.

Item Type: Article
Date Deposited: 07 Sep 2016 17:30
Last Modified: 07 Sep 2016 17:30
URI: http://openresearch.ocadu.ca/id/eprint/1211

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