Research on the Effectiveness of Transferring Skills with the Use of E-Learning in the Precision of Blood Pressure Measurement Conducted by Pharmacists
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E-learning is widespread among pharmacists who take part in the continuing education courses. The fast development of e-learning platforms which provide educational courses has been noted. There is a need of standardization and validation of distance learning courses, especially as they have started to be recognized and accredited by continuing pharmacy education centres, pharmaceutical societies, chambers or other institutions which supervise the continuing education process. The study is focused on exploring the transfer of skills related to the proper measurement of blood pressure by mechanical sphygmomanometer with aneroid manometer and stethoscope. The transfer of skills takes place in the research by two learning methods: e-learning and stationary course. Their effectiveness is compared to each other. The received p-value from the analysis of the precision of measurement in both groups is 0.9376. It is higher from the established statistical significance level 0.05. Therefore the hypothesis H0 is not excluded. The verified hypothesis H0 assumes that the difference between analyzed parameters from both samples is null:25 H0 : Ɵ 1 = Ɵ 2 There is not observed any difference in precision of measuring blood pressure between both groups with established statistical significance level 0.05. E-learning shows to be an effective tool not only in transferring knowledge but also in obtaining special skills needed for pharmacists in their daily work.
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