Development of a hybrid simulation course to reduce central line infections

J Contin Educ Nurs. 2012 May;43(5):218-24. doi: 10.3928/00220124-20111101-06. Epub 2011 Nov 8.


Clinical educators are continually looking at ways to effectively deliver large amounts of information to their learners. Whether as a part of pre-course work or as a separate phase of training, there are numerous benefits to making information available to learners before conducting sessions that allow the learners to practice the skills. Hybrid courses consist of a mixture of online and on-site instruction and offer a viable option for clinical educators to consider, especially when their intended audience consists of thousands of learners. This article describes the experiences of a medical simulation center and the use of a hybrid curriculum technique to reduce central line infections.

MeSH terms

  • Catheterization, Central Venous / nursing*
  • Education, Nursing, Continuing / organization & administration*
  • Humans
  • Infection Control / organization & administration*
  • Nursing Staff, Hospital / education*
  • Program Evaluation
  • Staff Development / organization & administration*