Task support for nurses in antibiotic Stewardship via information app

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    Introduction: Nurses experience high task-load and need to rely on good information supply, especially in antibiotic stewardship (prudent antibiotic use). Nurses prepare and administer drugs and monitor the patient during treatment. To increase patient safety, we developed the Antibiotic App, which centralizes and re-structures antibiotic-related information into one location. In a pilot study we evaluated the app, before and after its introduction.

    Method: Scenario-based tests were performed in a before (n=16) and after design, with post-intervention measurement randomization into intervention (n=17) or control group (n=17). Nurses were presented with three scenarios they needed to resolve by searching for information, without or with the app. Task-success, speed and problems encountered were assessed. Interviews were held to discuss app satisfaction. A questionnaire (n=30) measured perceived app quality (Website Evaluation Questionnaire) and persuasiveness (Persuasive Systems Design Model).

    Results: Analysis of scenario tests and interview results are ongoing. Baseline measurements show problems concerning: localizing , interpreting and understanding information, and usability of available information sources. To solve a scenario, nurses need from zero (ready knowledge, no need for a search) to up to eight minutes. Interview results include appreciation of app design and structure (clarity).
    Original languageEnglish
    Publication statusPublished - 20 Aug 2014
    Event13th International Congress of Behavioural Medicine, ICBM 2014: Innovation in Behavioral Medicine - MartiniPlaza, Groningen, Netherlands
    Duration: 20 Aug 201423 Aug 2014
    Conference number: 13


    Conference13th International Congress of Behavioural Medicine, ICBM 2014
    Abbreviated titleICBM
    Other20-08-2014 - 23-08-2014

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