Background and Importance Our institution is specialised in lung transplantation (LT). The drugs associated with this procedure are numerous and of complex management. However, the long-term success of LT is directly linked to patient adherence. In our institution, nursing staff turnover is frequent, and the replacement staff is not always specialised in LT. This observation led to the development, in collaboration with the medical and nursing teams, of an online training program (e-learning) for health care staff, intending to reinforce the appropriate use of transplant drugs and better respond to patients' queries.
Aim and Objectives To evaluate the impact of our training on the acquisition of knowledge by nursing and pharmaceutical staff.
Material and Methods The content and format of the e-learning were decided during multidisciplinary meetings, and the training was created using specific software (Articulate Storyline®). It is divided into 5 parts and contains an assessment questionnaire to be completed before and after the training. The e-learning was distributed to the nursing staff of the thoracic surgery and intensive care units, as well as to the pharmaceutical staff of our hospital group. The rate of correct answers obtained before and after the training was collected and compared.
Results 34 people completed the training. The average rate of correct answers obtained before and after completing the training increased significantly, from 75% to 86% (p < 0.001). The most represented professional categories were pharmacy students (15/34), pharmacy residents (7/34), and nurses (7/34).
100% of people said they were ‘satisfied’ or ‘very satisfied’ with the training and 97% would recommend it.
Conclusion and Relevance The increase in the rate of correct answers before and after the training shows that the nursing and pharmaceutical staff has acquired knowledge. A main limitation of the project was the difficulty for nurses to find dedicated time to complete the training. The impact on daily practices in our institution still remains to be evaluated. The distribution of the training to community pharmacies that treat lung transplant patients could prove valuable to strengthen our community relations.
Conflict of Interest No conflict of interest
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