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Online Continuing Education in Nursing-Cancelled

by Karen Holloway Springer Publishing Company
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Pbk 200 pages
AU$75.00 NZ$77.39
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While the use of online continuing education for nurses and allied health professionals has increased dramatically in the last five years, much of this education has been deemed ineffective in improving patient outcomes. This book provides a comprehensive overview of evidence-based teaching and design techniques that can be used to generate appropriate and effective online educational activities for nurses and allied health professionals. Case studies, descriptions, and graphic examples illustrate these evidence-based techniques. The text also provides nurse educators with tools for measuring and analyzing the efficacy of these programs, including checklists for developing and evaluating online educational activities to confirm compliance with evidence-based teaching techniques. Additionally, the book offers guidance for working effectively with stakeholders to use evaluation and performance improvement data to purchase or develop, then target and deliver, appropriate online educational activities that address the facility's and individual healthcare professional's identified educational needs. Key Features: Provides a comprehensive overview of evidence-based online teaching techniques using case studies and screen examples of course work for nurses/allied health professionalsExamines three major approaches to online learning: synchronous, asynchronous, and performance support Provides evidence and applications of digital learning for teaching procedural skills, strategic skills that involve problem solving, and knowledgeDescribes how to use an organization's quality data and individual professionals' evaluations and performance improvement data to develop/select appropriate online education activitiesOffers organizational change management processes and techniques to obtain the resources to develop and deliver effective online continuing education activities
Karen Holloway, MSEd, is Senior Instructional Designer, at ECRI Institute, a non-profit R and D firm with a 5000 member client list that includes hospitals, health systems, public and private payers, U.S. federal and state government agencies, ministries of health, voluntary sector organizations, associations, and accrediting agencies worldwide. Currently, ECRI is designated as an evidence-based practice center by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, and is affiliated as a collaborating center with the World Health Organization. Ms. Holloway has been studying the effectiveness of online teaching techniques for healthcare professionals since 2006 and has developed over 100 online continuing education courses for nurses and allied health professionals. These courses were purchased in 2009 by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Health Resources and Services Administration for nurses and allied healthcare professionals in 7,200 healthcare clinics in the U.S. and its territories. Ms. Holloway holds a Master of Science degree in Education with a concentration in Online Teaching and Learning from California State University.