Using a blended-learning approach and mHealth to improve competence on antimicrobial stewardship for healthcare providers in Nigeria

Kelechi Eguzo1, Chukwuemeka Oluoha2, Usenime Akpanudo3, Chinenye Onodugo4, Kingsley Nnah5, Peace Egharevba6, Peace Ndukwe7, Onyechere Nwokocha7

  1. Marjorie Bash Foundation
  2. Abia State University
  3. Harding University
  4. University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital
  5. Marjorie Bash College of Health Sciences and Technology
  6. University of Benin
  7. Abia State Ministry of Health

Abstract

Purpose

Above 50% of Nigerians who take medications on any given day consume antibiotics, while up to 22% of cases of malaria are treated with antibiotics. The prevalent inappropriate use of antibiotics with relatively poor knowledge can effectively be addressed through education. This project explored the impact of a blended learning course and mHealth intervention on the competence of healthcare professionals (HCP) regarding antimicrobial stewardship in Abia State. The primary outcome was a change in content knowledge before and after the course.

READ MORE

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *