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Embargo Period

4-30-2018

Degree Program

Doctor of Nursing Practice

Degree Track

Family Nurse Practioner

Year Degree Awarded

2018

Month Degree Awarded

May

Keywords

Capstone, Nurse Practitioner, QI Project, Hepatitis C, HCV, web-based intervention

Advisor

Dr. Raeann Leblanc DNP, GNP-BC, ANP-BC

DNP Project Chair

Dr. Raeann Leblanc DNP, GNP-BC, ANP-BC

DNP Project Member Name

N/A

DNP Project Outside Member Name

N/A

Abstract

Purpose: The object of this Quality Improvement (QI) project was to appraise the effectiveness of a web-based education resource for APN’s knowledge of HCV recommendations.

Methods: An educational intervention was conducted for APNs working in primary care medicine to increase provider knowledge of screening, diagnosing and management of viral Hepatitis C which utilized a web-based provider-specific curricula. A pre-test and post-test survey was used to assess the APN’s Knowledge, Attitude and Practices (KAP) regarding the current published evidence. Continuing education credits and small financial incentives were offered for participation. The curriculum was evaluated by an Infectious Disease expert APN.

Results: One provider (out of 225 invited) completed the intervention in its entirety, 89 participants opened the pre-intervention survey and 36 of those participants completed the survey. Ten providers viewed varying sections of all the modules. Interestingly, many providers endorsed knowledge and comfort regarding HCV guidelines however, the survey responses lacked evidence of correctly translating that comprehension.

Conclusion: Further evaluation is needed to understand the nuances of implementing provider focused education of evidence-based practices

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