Project Design The selected design in this project was the pre-test and post-test design. The pretest/posttest design was selected as it encouraged measuring of a variable before and after intervention (Thyer, 2012). Further, the design was used to determine the causal relationship between the dependent and the independent variables. The pretest/posttest design was applicable in contexts dealing with behavioral projects. The pre-posttest design facilitated the data collection process in which data was collected before the intervention and after the intervention
CDC ANTIMICROBIAL STEWARDSHIP EDUCATION PROGRAM 60 60 of CDC Antimicrobial Stewardship Education Program. The pre-intervention period was done on the day of the educational session while the post intervention period was in two weeks after the implementation of CDC Antimicrobial Stewardship Educational Program. The independent variable was the CDC Antimicrobial Stewardship Education Program while the dependent variable was the antibiotic prescription knowledge and practices for treating UTIs. Population and Sample Selection The population of the project consisted of 10 providers who participated in the CDC antimicrobial stewardship educational session provided in one long-term care facility located in Florida. The project population included all the providers with the responsibility of antibiotic prescription for treating UTI. Convenient sampling was used to select the sample of the project. The convenience sampling method was appropriate in selecting the sample since it required members of the target population to meet certain criteria such as easy accessibility, willingness to participate, geographical proximity and available at a given time (Etikan, Musa & Alkassim, 2016). The project record size included at least ten participants that practice in the long-term care settings in Florida calculated using power analysis. According to Singh and Masuku (2014), Cohen’s d of 0.8 and a power of 0.8 yields a record of 20 participants. A power of 0.8 is mostly used in experimental studies (Singh & Masuku, 2014). Participants will be invited to participate in the project through emails and face to face recruitment in the long-term care center. The emails informed the potential participants about the project purpose, inclusion criteria, and the principal investigator’s contact information. No written informed consent forms were distributed to the participants in the project because a doctoral project improvement does not require informed consent. Furthermore, the skilled nursing facility did not require the participants to sign a written informed consent because the
CDC ANTIMICROBIAL STEWARDSHIP EDUCATION PROGRAM 61 61 providers are not patients under their care and no patient charts will be accessed. The confidentiality of the participants will be maintained and personal information will not be collected.
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- Bacteria, urinary tract infection, Clostridium difficile, CDC Antimicrobial Stewardship Education Program