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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.
We developed an electronic course (e-course) and tested its usability and content validity. An international sample of voluntary learners submitted to a pretest (T0) 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.
A total of 3,587 HCWs representing 79 nationalities enrolled: 2,590 HCWs (72%) completed T0; 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 T0, 80% (IQR, 68%–88%) for T1, and 74% (IQR, 64%–84%) for T2. The immediate learning effect (T0 vs T1) was +24% (IQR, 12%–34%; P<.001), and a residual effect (T0 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%).
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.
Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2016;37:1052–1059
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