E-Readiness Assessment of Teaching Hospitals Affiliated to Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences for E-Learning Implementation for Nurses’ In- Service Training

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Asma Tab 1 , Kobra Jokar 1 , Shima Mollaei 2 , Halimeh Aramideh 1 , Mohsen Azad 3 , Khadijeh Ahmadzadeh 4 , Nader Alishan Karami 5 , *

1 Student, Research Committee, Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences, Bandar Abbas, Iran.

2 Shima Mollaei

3 Cardiovascular Research Center, Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences, Bandar Abbas, Iran.

4 PhD Candidate, Medical Library and Information Sciences, School of Management and Medical Information, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran.

5 PhD Student, Knowledge and Information Science, Faculty of Human Sciences, Imam Reza International University, Mashhad, Iran.

How to Cite: Tab A , Jokar K , Mollaei S , Aramideh H , Azad M , et al. E-Readiness Assessment of Teaching Hospitals Affiliated to Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences for E-Learning Implementation for Nurses’ In- Service Training, Hormozgan Med J. 2017 ; 21(3):e87330. doi: 10.29252/hmj.21.3.208.

ARTICLE INFORMATION

Hormozgan Medical Journal: 21 (3); e87330
Published Online: November 28, 2017
Article Type: Research Article
Received: October 14, 2017
Accepted: November 28, 2017
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Abstract

Introduction: To get updated, nurses need to attend in-service training courses. Elearning
is a promising solution for providing courses to busy nurses in teaching hospitals.
This study aims to evaluate the readiness of teaching hospitals for e-learning
implementation specialized for nurses' in-service trainings.
Methods: This descriptive-analytical survey was carried out in Bandar Abbas (Iran)
teaching hospitals affiliated to Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences (HUMS) from
March to June 2016. It included nursing staff, trainers, and related hospital and HUMS
authorities. Questionnaires and checklists adopted from earlier studies and customized for
this study were used for data collection. Appropriate descriptive and inferential statistical
formulas were applied using SPSS version 19.
Results: Data showed that HUMS; in general, was in an optimum situation for e-learning
implementation regarding manpower, financial support, technical equipment, strategic
plan, content authoring and access to the internet. However, access to information
resources and digital library was not good. Hospital authorities stated that they had lack of
manpower and required infrastructure. Some of them doubted the appropriateness of elearning
for clinical trainings. Apart from knowledge dimension, nurses reported
significantly higher than the average on other study dimensions.
Conclusion: To implement e-learning for nurses' in-service trainings, HUMS must hire
experts for authoring and producing content; and technical staff for maintenance the
infrastructure. Moreover, e-learning knowledge and skills of people involved in e-learning
needs to be improved.

Keywords

E-Readiness Nurses In-Service Training

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