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The value of e-learning for the prevention of healthcare-associated infections

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BACKGROUND. Healthcare workers (HCWs) lack familiarity with evidence-based guidelines for the prevention of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs). There is good evidence that effective educational interventions help to facilitate guideline implementation, so we investigated whether e-learning could enhance HCW knowledge of HAI prevention guidelines. METHODS. We developed an electronic course (e-course) and tested its usability and content validity. An international sample of voluntary learners submitted to a pretest (TO) that determined their baseline knowledge of guidelines, and they subsequently studied the e-course. Immediately after studying the course, posttest 1 (T1) assessed the immediate learning effect. After 3 months, during which participants had no access to the course, a second posttest (T2) evaluated the residual learning effect. RESULTS. A total of 3,587 HCWs representing 79 nationalities enrolled: 2,590 HCWs (72%) completed TO; 1,410 HCWs (39%) completed T1; and 1,011 HCWs (28%) completed T2. The median study time was 193 minutes (interquartile range [IQR], 96-306 minutes). The median scores were 52% (IQR, 44%-62%) for TO, 80% (IQR, 68%-88%) for T1, and 74% (IQR, 64%-84%) for T2. The immediate learning effect (TO vs T1) was +24% (IQR, 12%-34%; P < .001), and a residual effect (TO vs T2) of +18% (IQR 8-28) remained (P < .001). A 200-minute study time was associated with a maximum immediate learning effect (28%). A study time >300 minutes yielded the greatest residual effect (24%). CONCLUSIONS. Moderate time invested in e-learning yielded significant immediate and residual learning effects. Decision makers could consider promoting e-learning as a supporting tool in HAI prevention.
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EVIDENCE-BASED GUIDELINES, VENTILATOR-ASSOCIATED PNEUMONIA, NURSES KNOWLEDGE, EVALUATION QUESTIONNAIRE, MEDICAL-EDUCATION, COSTS

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Labeau, Sonia et al. “The Value of E-learning for the Prevention of Healthcare-associated Infections.” INFECTION CONTROL AND HOSPITAL EPIDEMIOLOGY 37.9 (2016): 1052–1059. Print.
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Labeau, S., Rello, J., Dimopoulos, G., Lipman, J., Sarikaya, A., Oztürk, C., Vandijck, D., et al. (2016). The value of e-learning for the prevention of healthcare-associated infections. INFECTION CONTROL AND HOSPITAL EPIDEMIOLOGY, 37(9), 1052–1059.
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Labeau, Sonia, Jordi Rello, George Dimopoulos, Jeffrey Lipman, Aklime Sarikaya, Candan Oztürk, Dominique Vandijck, Dirk Vogelaers, Koenraad Vandewoude, and Stijn Blot. 2016. “The Value of E-learning for the Prevention of Healthcare-associated Infections.” Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology 37 (9): 1052–1059.
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Labeau, Sonia, Jordi Rello, George Dimopoulos, Jeffrey Lipman, Aklime Sarikaya, Candan Oztürk, Dominique Vandijck, Dirk Vogelaers, Koenraad Vandewoude, and Stijn Blot. 2016. “The Value of E-learning for the Prevention of Healthcare-associated Infections.” Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology 37 (9): 1052–1059.
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Labeau S, Rello J, Dimopoulos G, Lipman J, Sarikaya A, Oztürk C, et al. The value of e-learning for the prevention of healthcare-associated infections. INFECTION CONTROL AND HOSPITAL EPIDEMIOLOGY. 2016;37(9):1052–9.
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S. Labeau et al., “The value of e-learning for the prevention of healthcare-associated infections,” INFECTION CONTROL AND HOSPITAL EPIDEMIOLOGY, vol. 37, no. 9, pp. 1052–1059, 2016.
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METHODS. We developed an electronic course (e-course) and tested its usability and content validity. An international sample of voluntary learners submitted to a pretest (TO) that determined their baseline knowledge of guidelines, and they subsequently studied the e-course. Immediately after studying the course, posttest 1 (T1) assessed the immediate learning effect. After 3 months, during which participants had no access to the course, a second posttest (T2) evaluated the residual learning effect. 
RESULTS. A total of 3,587 HCWs representing 79 nationalities enrolled: 2,590 HCWs (72%) completed TO; 1,410 HCWs (39%) completed T1; and 1,011 HCWs (28%) completed T2. The median study time was 193 minutes (interquartile range [IQR], 96-306 minutes). The median scores were 52% (IQR, 44%-62%) for TO, 80% (IQR, 68%-88%) for T1, and 74% (IQR, 64%-84%) for T2. The immediate learning effect (TO vs T1) was +24% (IQR, 12%-34%; P < .001), and a residual effect (TO vs T2) of +18% (IQR 8-28) remained (P < .001). A 200-minute study time was associated with a maximum immediate learning effect (28%). A study time >300 minutes yielded the greatest residual effect (24%). 
CONCLUSIONS. Moderate time invested in e-learning yielded significant immediate and residual learning effects. Decision makers could consider promoting e-learning as a supporting tool in HAI prevention.},
  author       = {Labeau, Sonia and Rello, Jordi and Dimopoulos, George and Lipman, Jeffrey and Sarikaya, Aklime and Oztürk, Candan and Vandijck, Dominique and Vogelaers, Dirk and Vandewoude, Koenraad and Blot, Stijn},
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  journal      = {INFECTION CONTROL AND HOSPITAL EPIDEMIOLOGY},
  keywords     = {EVIDENCE-BASED GUIDELINES,VENTILATOR-ASSOCIATED PNEUMONIA,NURSES KNOWLEDGE,EVALUATION QUESTIONNAIRE,MEDICAL-EDUCATION,COSTS},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {9},
  pages        = {1052--1059},
  title        = {The value of e-learning for the prevention of healthcare-associated infections},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/ice.2016.107},
  volume       = {37},
  year         = {2016},
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