School of Medicine, Flinders University, Australia
*Corresponding author:Anne Wilson, School of Medicine, Flinders University, Bedford Park, South Australia, Australia; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Submission: November 16, 2017; Published: March 29, 2018
ISSN: 2577-2007Volume2 Issue2
New knowledge/skills from CPD provides increased confidence to advocate for best practice; New knowledge/skills result in improved selfefficacy enabling better patient care and better patient education; CPD fosters leadership skills and confidence in demonstrating influence on health outcomes; The benefit of continuing professional education in improving competence is identified; The major benefits of online learning are convenience and increase accessibility to education.
‘This study was conducted to determine the effects of continuing professional development via online Video Learning Activities for nurses and midwives and the perceived contribution to their practice. Change in knowledge, skills and self-efficacy due to undertaking online Video Learning Activities was assessed by two online questionnaires applied through Survey Monkey TM. Forty-two online learners entered the study and 36 (85.7%) participants completed the entire protocol. Our study demonstrates supports the use of innovative Video Learning Activities as part of continuing professional education to expand knowledge and skill , promote positive attitudes among nurses and midwives, strengthen patient provider relationships, and enhance well-being. Online learning via Video Learning Activities resulted in the acquisition of new knowledge and/or skills. Learning outcomes included change in clinical practice, management practice, workplace culture, increased awareness of patients’ rights, and improved communications with colleagues.
Keyword: Continuing professional education; Video learning activities; Electronic learning; online courses; Survey