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An Innovative Online Program to Facilitate Hand Hygiene Adoption and Behavioural Change in Nurses in a Major Urban Health Region
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, University of Calgary, Canada ; , , Calgary Health Region, Canada ; , University of Calgary, Canada

E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Vancouver, Canada ISBN 978-1-880094-57-0 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), San Diego, CA

Abstract

Previous education campaigns promoting hand hygiene behaviour among health care professionals have been effective only for as long as the campaign lasts. Instructional designers were consulted to create a modular professional development program for nurses, with learning, reflection and assessment components to influence long-term behavior change. The variety of shifts, as well as nurses' demanding schedules, were significant constraints on the design. Instructional designers made advantageous use of several media to create modules that are accessible across all shifts, content-rich, and time-condensed. Modules are presented at six-week intervals, allowing busy nurses sufficient time for learning, reflection and assessment. The present initiative has encouraged the health region to continue with creating similar infection control modules for patients and other health care professions. Project team members from health care disciplines have noted how invaluable instructional designers are towards creating accurate, useful and appropriate educational programs in health care.

Citation

Tworek, J., Henderson, E., Myers, G. & Crichton, S. (2005). An Innovative Online Program to Facilitate Hand Hygiene Adoption and Behavioural Change in Nurses in a Major Urban Health Region. In G. Richards (Ed.), Proceedings of E-Learn 2005--World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (pp. 1549-1554). Vancouver, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved December 9, 2019 from .

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