Usefulness of Personal Digital Assistants (PDA) in Nursing Skills Competency Assessments

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/151080
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Usefulness of Personal Digital Assistants (PDA) in Nursing Skills Competency Assessments
Abstract:
Usefulness of Personal Digital Assistants (PDA) in Nursing Skills Competency Assessments
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2010
Author:Koh, Geok Mui, RN, BN, PGDip
P.I. Institution Name:Ngee Ann Polytechnic
Title:Lecturer
Co-Authors:Lee Sung Tang, RN, BN, AdvDip; Chau Chain Yan, RN, BN; Tina Soo, RN, BN, PGDip, AdvDip; Siti Muslehat, RN, BN, ANS, MHSM; Chiew Hun Phang, BSc, PhD
21st INRC [Research Presentation] Purpose: The Diploma in Health Sciences (Nursing) course at Ngee Ann Polytechnic aims to deliver a high quality learning experience that prepares its students to function as healthcare professionals. The Ngee Ann Polytechnic Augmented Learning Media (NPALM) project uses Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs) for training of nursing students. It had a successful pilot run with 150 students in 2007. NPALM has been fully implemented since 2008. Methods: NPALM Nursing Assessment is a proprietary Pocket PC applications developed in-house to efficiently manage students' learning and skills competency at Clinical Attachment (CA). The NPALM Nursing Assessment consists of 3 major components of an electronic logbook, an electronic learning journal and a bank of multiple choice test questions (pre-test). A survey of 417 students on the usefulness of the PDAs in nursing skills competency assessments was conducted between May to August 2009. Results: The e-logbook for nursing education is a first in Asia. The design took into consideration security feature and user-friendliness. It allows electronic capture of preceptors' signature via password access when students achieve different levels of competency. The information can be synchronized onto a server wirelessly to allow real-time distant monitoring of students' progress by academic staff. There is an automatic update (in percentage) of completed assessments. A print-out of the information can be done. The pre-test is activated by preceptors to test knowledge of students prior to them performing skills on patients. The e-learning journal is for students to record events and activities during the CA to be uploaded to the server too for remote access by staff. Conclusion: Survey findings had been very positive with respondents (92.9%) indicating that the NPALM Nursing Assessment was useful. The other data confirms that the PDA, with its other features, has revolutionized nursing training and education at clinical settings and also increased work productivity.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleUsefulness of Personal Digital Assistants (PDA) in Nursing Skills Competency Assessmentsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/151080-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Usefulness of Personal Digital Assistants (PDA) in Nursing Skills Competency Assessments</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2010</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Koh, Geok Mui, RN, BN, PGDip</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Ngee Ann Polytechnic</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Lecturer</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">kgm2@np.edu.sg</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Lee Sung Tang, RN, BN, AdvDip; Chau Chain Yan, RN, BN; Tina Soo, RN, BN, PGDip, AdvDip; Siti Muslehat, RN, BN, ANS, MHSM; Chiew Hun Phang, BSc, PhD</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">21st INRC [Research Presentation] Purpose: The Diploma in Health Sciences (Nursing) course at Ngee Ann Polytechnic aims to deliver a high quality learning experience that prepares its students to function as healthcare professionals. The Ngee Ann Polytechnic Augmented Learning Media (NPALM) project uses Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs) for training of nursing students. It had a successful pilot run with 150 students in 2007. NPALM has been fully implemented since 2008. Methods: NPALM Nursing Assessment is a proprietary Pocket PC applications developed in-house to efficiently manage students' learning and skills competency at Clinical Attachment (CA). The NPALM Nursing Assessment consists of 3 major components of an electronic logbook, an electronic learning journal and a bank of multiple choice test questions (pre-test). A survey of 417 students on the usefulness of the PDAs in nursing skills competency assessments was conducted between May to August 2009. Results: The e-logbook for nursing education is a first in Asia. The design took into consideration security feature and user-friendliness. It allows electronic capture of preceptors' signature via password access when students achieve different levels of competency. The information can be synchronized onto a server wirelessly to allow real-time distant monitoring of students' progress by academic staff. There is an automatic update (in percentage) of completed assessments. A print-out of the information can be done. The pre-test is activated by preceptors to test knowledge of students prior to them performing skills on patients. The e-learning journal is for students to record events and activities during the CA to be uploaded to the server too for remote access by staff. Conclusion: Survey findings had been very positive with respondents (92.9%) indicating that the NPALM Nursing Assessment was useful. The other data confirms that the PDA, with its other features, has revolutionized nursing training and education at clinical settings and also increased work productivity.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:51:17Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:51:17Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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