Translating research into practice: The role of web-based education

Kenneth R. Weingardt*, Steven W. Villafranca

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPGs) constitute a major focus of recent efforts to narrow the gap between research and practice. However, CBGs cannot effectively change clinical practice unless they are effectively disseminated. The present article describes a web-based course designed to teach nurses about a CPG for the management of alcohol withdrawal. In it, we outline the details of our web-based course, including its technical characteristics, organization, structure, and clinical content. Next, we outline several adjunctive strategies that may improve the effectiveness of such web-based educational interventions. Finally, we discuss other ways that web-based education may prove useful in disseminating evidence-based practices in human service delivery settings.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)259-273
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Technology in Human Services
Volume23
Issue number3-5
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2005

Keywords

  • Clinical practice guideline
  • E-learning
  • Web-based intervention

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Social Sciences(all)
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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