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Multiple Myeloma Education: Results From the ACE Program’s Digital, Serial Learning Approach

Beth Faiman

Sandra Kurtin

Jocelyn Timko

Linda Gracie-King

multiple myeloma, Patient education, nurse education, survivorship
CJON 2018, 22(5), E120-E126. DOI: 10.1188/18.CJON.E120-E126

Background: Understanding aspects of multiple myeloma (MM) from drug delivery to side effect management and survivorship are critical to patient management. The Advanced Clinical Educator (ACE) program in MM combined live and web-based activities to educate nurses to gain mastery of content and achieve ACE status.

Objectives: The primary objectives were to improve ACE candidates’ practice skills and knowledge of MM and prepare them to educate others.

Methods: 20 ACE candidates were paired with an advisor and educated through a structured learning program. The RealMeasure® methodology measures the effect on intended learner cohorts, analyzing pre- and post-assessment data, as well as follow-up data, with a multidimensional metric that serves as a surrogate marker for performance.

Findings: Learners from the ACE program and a national cohort improved substantially from baseline averages at pretest to high levels of proficiency at post-test. This curriculum model fosters subject matter expertise, leadership, professional networking, and peer-to-peer learning.

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