Publication type: Conference other
Type of review: Peer review (abstract)
Title: New blended-learning module for breast care nurses in Switzerland
Authors: Gresch, Barbara
Kohler, Sara Kerstin
Alig, Bernadette
et. al: No
DOI: 10.1016/j.annonc.2020.08.723
Published in: Annals of Oncology
Volume(Issue): 31
Page(s): S1123
Conference details: ESMO Virtual Congress 2020, online, 19-21 September / 16-18 October 2020
Issue Date: 2020
Publisher / Ed. Institution: Elsevier
ISSN: 0923-7534
Language: English
Subject (DDC): 378: Higher education
610.73: Nursing
Abstract: Background The EUSOMA guidelines suggest a diploma of advanced studies (DAS) with the focus breast care on the basis of a bachelor’s degree for breast care nurses as well as two years practical experience. The nurses attend these studies alongside employment which are based on a modular system with eight presence days per module (DAS = 6 modules). Due to the actual COVID-19 situation and the nurses’ shortage in clinics, classroom teaching was no longer possible. Methods As a consequence and due to future learning trends, we generated the “breast care module” as a blended (face-to-face and virtual) module starting with a detailed content and target audience analysis. We illustrated the whole blended-learning course in a “scripting tool” with expert experiences included. Results The didactic methodology was adjusted by intensifying self-directed learning using Moodle, an online learning management system using Webinars, Wiki, peer-feedback, lessons-learned. The AVIVA methodology was utilised for the online course as well as for in-person classes. On the content aspect, new topics like pregnancy and breast cancer, genetic counselling, plastic surgery methods, follow-up care and survivorship were included. Conclusions This course is conducive to learning as it provides a deeper insight in specific topics and allows for independent learning at a time, that is most convenient for the participants. This is advantageous for nurses who work shifts. Despite distance learning, alternating classroom meetings are important for socialising and networking. Furthermore, a continuous theory-practice transfer on evidence-based decision-making and positive experience with an autonomous learning system is the basis for fruitful life-long learning. This course will support the participants in caring for women during the whole cancer care continuum process with high quality and patient satisfaction.
Fulltext version: Published version
License (according to publishing contract): Licence according to publishing contract
Departement: School of Health Sciences
Organisational Unit: Institute of Nursing (IPF)
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