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ERIC Number: ED556933
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 78
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-1-3039-7124-2
Perceived Effectiveness of Clinical E-Learning for Georgia Midwives
Hunter, Adrienne
ProQuest LLC, D.H.A. Dissertation, Medical University of South Carolina, College of Health Professions
In the state of Georgia, approximately nine out of every 1,000 babies die during birth and approximately 18.6 out of every 1,000 women die from a pregnancy-related cause (Georgia Department of Public Health, 2011). Continuing to build capacities for the continuing education of midwives--specifically Certified Nurse Midwives (CNMs)--can ensure they have the requisite competencies and skills (United Nations Population Fund, 2013) needed to meet the demands of lowering maternal and neonatal mortality and morbidity rates. Opportunities to obtain knowledge-enhancing information from electronic learning (e-learning) sources continue to become more streamlined in clinical settings. However, no current research exists to measure the effectiveness of e-learning for CNMs in Georgia. This preliminary study assessed perceptions of e-learning effectiveness, as a method for meeting the continuing clinical education needs of Georgia midwives. It also determined the characteristics of midwives who are motivated by & experienced in the use of e-learning for continuing education. Georgia midwives had the opportunity to voluntarily participate in an electronic survey distributed by the American College of Nurse-Midwives. Of the respondents, 84% consider e-learning to be an effective method for their continuing education (n = 48), and 61.5% of Georgia midwives who are both motivated by and experienced in using e-learning for continuing clinical education (n = 39) were older than 45 years of age. Such an evaluation draws inferences that an opportunity exists to consider the most crucial midwifery topic areas when developing e-learning curriculums and discussions. Doing so can be useful to enhancing Georgia midwives' competencies and may result in the lowering of maternal and neonatal mortality rates in Georgia. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Adult Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Georgia