Project Firstline Learning Needs Assessment

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Project Firstline Learning Needs Assessment Goal of the project The purpose of this project is to conduct a high-level learning needs assessment to provide a summary on Kentucky''s healthcare workforce demographics including role, time in the workforce, setting, language to receive training, post training support and to identify knowledge gaps, confidence levels, and preferred methods of learning and the delivery of training related to infection control. The population to be surveyed include the following members of Kentucky health care workforce who are frontline workers. These include the following groups: Physicians Social service workers Physician assistants Healthcare administrators Nurse practitioners Non-clinical support staffs Registered nurses (RN) Emergency medical technician/paramedics Licensed practical nurse s(LPN) Epidemiologists Nursing assistants Infection preventionists Respiratory Therapists Dietary Services Workers Dentists Dental Hygienists Technicians Health educators Pharmacists Laboratorians Environmental services Others The focus of the survey which was developed by the Center for Disease Control is to capture demographic information, experiences with infection control training, confidence in being able to effectively implement infection control activities, and preferences for additional training for frontline health care workers in Kentucky. REDCap software will be used as the electronic survey instrument and will be distributed via email and social media. The following information will be collected in the survey: primary professional role, primary workplace, geographic locations (urban, rural, suburban, tribal lands, state wide, other), number of years practicing or working in current role and current facility, preferred approaches for training delivery and post training support (sources for training), format for learning, preferred language to receive training, devices for remote training, preference of live or recorded trainings, importance of being able to ask questions during the training, post training support, infection control training experience in the past, infection control practices and additional training needs. The importance of confidence in ability to perform and capacity to do infection control measures will be measured by a 5- item tool. Infection control topics to be covered include hand hygiene, personal protective equipment, COVID 19, source control, triage and screening and environmental cleaning.
Effective start/end date9/15/206/30/21


  • University of Louisville: $118,181.00


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