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Professional Practice Gaps

Identify objective data sources such as evidenced-based and epidemiologic data when creating needs assessment documents
Review subjective data sources to complete the needs assessment process
Align identified professional practice gaps and educational needs of targeted audience
Create metrics and protocols for reviewing final gap analysis and needs assessment documents
Establish mechanisms for electronic storing and retrieving gap analysis and needs assessment documents

Educational Design

Create measurable learning objectives based on professional practice gaps and identified educational needs
Ensure selection of appropriate learning methods and formats matched to objectives
Utilize alternative learning styles, methods and formats to reach an expanded target audience

Post-Activity Evaluation and Outcome Assessments:

Develop tools to evaluate attainment of desired learning outcomes
Employ methods to measure change in knowledge, competence and performance
Design Intent to Change surveys to assess immediate and long-term acquisition of knowledge and skills
Evaluate barriers and mechanisms to overcome them

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