Evidence Based Practice in Health Care Online Module

Session Description
The healthcare industry is faced with a challenge keeping practice in pace with rapidly developing evidence. Evidence-based practice (EBP) courses address this need by integrating evidence publication into practice. EBP training prepares health care providers to effectively explore clinical questions, research literature and make recommendations or implement change. While classroom offerings exist, an online module allowing professionals to learn at their own pace would help in spreading this information at a faster pace.

The purpose of this instructional design project was to convert three classroom lessons to an online format to creates ease of access for the learner, while engaging them in the content. The module was created using Articulate Storyline 360 and delivered via HealthStream, an online learning management system. The module was designed using the constructivist learning theory and principles of andragogy. This study involved 8 registered nurses who completed the course. Data collection included online testing and a participant survey.

Results indicated overall improvement in score between the pretest and posttest. Additionally, all participants rated themselves as sufficiently capable in each of the learning objectives of the module and provided positive feedback about the online module format. An online EBP course for health care providers can be an effective and efficient delivery of this content to increase clinician knowledge base related to EBP and ultimately improve the delivery of care.

Bridget Lai
Bridget Lai, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Mililani, HI, USA
Bridget is a Master’s Student in the Learning Design and Technology program at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. She has been a registered nurse for over 17 years.
Novice, Intermediate

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