Meeting Educational Needs with Portable Technology: Adapting to the Next Generation of Nurses

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/157037
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Meeting Educational Needs with Portable Technology: Adapting to the Next Generation of Nurses
Author(s):
Reed, Charles C.; Williams, Heather; Medellin, Ken; Beadle, Randall; Robertson, Kate; Gerhardt, Susan
Author Details:
Charles C. Reed, RN,MSN,CNRN, University Hospital, San Antonio, Texas, USA, email: ccreed@satn.rr.com; Heather Williams; Ken Medellin; Randall Beadle; Kate Robertson; Susan Gerhardt
Abstract:
PURPOSE: In the rapidly changing and fast paced environment of health care, keeping nurses up to date on new procedures, educational opportunities, and leadership communication is often difficult. To meet the learning needs of the staff, a novel method of disseminating medical information in a portable and on-demand format was developed. This change provides nurses with learning opportunities in a setting that accommodates their busy schedules. DESCRIPTION: Educational training needs and practice updates are continuous and often mandatory in the hospital setting. These opportunities are frequently missed and poorly attended by the bedside staff in their effort to provide quality patient care. To increase participation, a team including learning resources, corporate communication, and clinical staff collaborated to develop and ultimately implement a high tech, portable on-demand resource that contains in-services, training courses, and ongoing leadership communications. In creating this effective yet efficient means of information dissemination, a portal was developed to house multiple channels that provide outlets of information on topics that have proven to be of significance. Additionally, the learning portal has a subscription feed, which automatically syndicates pertinent information in a timely manner. This portal provides our nursing staff access to various educational episodes via any device that is connected to the Internet. The portal also provides our staff with the opportunity to download audio-visual content to any portable player, thus allowing our nurses the capability of time-shifting their learning. EVALUATION/OUTCOMES:The implementation of our learning portal makes training available in a limitless fashion. The online multicultural continuing education course received a 300% increase in participation compared to the same instructor-led course. Leadership rounds led by our CNO updates 25 attendants per session. By adding this information in an audible format, 233 additional employees were conveniently exposed to the same information in the environment and time of their choosing. The option of reviewing information portable/on-demand appeals to the fast-paced lives of our nursing staff, allowing them to be compliant in reviewing pertinent information without removal from their unit responsibilities.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
26-Oct-2011
Citation:
2010 National Teaching Institute Research Abstracts. American Journal of Critical Care, 19(3), e15-e28. doi:10.4037/ajcc2010866
Conference Date:
2010
Conference Name:
National Teaching Institute and Critical Care Exposition
Conference Host:
American Association of Critical-Care Nurses
Conference Location:
Washington, D.C., USA
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.

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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleMeeting Educational Needs with Portable Technology: Adapting to the Next Generation of Nursesen_GB
dc.contributor.authorReed, Charles C.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorWilliams, Heatheren_GB
dc.contributor.authorMedellin, Kenen_GB
dc.contributor.authorBeadle, Randallen_GB
dc.contributor.authorRobertson, Kateen_GB
dc.contributor.authorGerhardt, Susanen_GB
dc.author.detailsCharles C. Reed, RN,MSN,CNRN, University Hospital, San Antonio, Texas, USA, email: ccreed@satn.rr.com; Heather Williams; Ken Medellin; Randall Beadle; Kate Robertson; Susan Gerhardten_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/157037-
dc.description.abstractPURPOSE: In the rapidly changing and fast paced environment of health care, keeping nurses up to date on new procedures, educational opportunities, and leadership communication is often difficult. To meet the learning needs of the staff, a novel method of disseminating medical information in a portable and on-demand format was developed. This change provides nurses with learning opportunities in a setting that accommodates their busy schedules. DESCRIPTION: Educational training needs and practice updates are continuous and often mandatory in the hospital setting. These opportunities are frequently missed and poorly attended by the bedside staff in their effort to provide quality patient care. To increase participation, a team including learning resources, corporate communication, and clinical staff collaborated to develop and ultimately implement a high tech, portable on-demand resource that contains in-services, training courses, and ongoing leadership communications. In creating this effective yet efficient means of information dissemination, a portal was developed to house multiple channels that provide outlets of information on topics that have proven to be of significance. Additionally, the learning portal has a subscription feed, which automatically syndicates pertinent information in a timely manner. This portal provides our nursing staff access to various educational episodes via any device that is connected to the Internet. The portal also provides our staff with the opportunity to download audio-visual content to any portable player, thus allowing our nurses the capability of time-shifting their learning. EVALUATION/OUTCOMES:The implementation of our learning portal makes training available in a limitless fashion. The online multicultural continuing education course received a 300% increase in participation compared to the same instructor-led course. Leadership rounds led by our CNO updates 25 attendants per session. By adding this information in an audible format, 233 additional employees were conveniently exposed to the same information in the environment and time of their choosing. The option of reviewing information portable/on-demand appeals to the fast-paced lives of our nursing staff, allowing them to be compliant in reviewing pertinent information without removal from their unit responsibilities.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T19:21:54Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-26en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T19:21:54Z-
dc.identifier.citation2010 National Teaching Institute Research Abstracts. American Journal of Critical Care, 19(3), e15-e28. doi:10.4037/ajcc2010866en_GB
dc.conference.date2010en_GB
dc.conference.nameNational Teaching Institute and Critical Care Expositionen_GB
dc.conference.hostAmerican Association of Critical-Care Nursesen_GB
dc.conference.locationWashington, D.C., USAen_GB
dc.identifier.citation2010 National Teaching Institute Research Abstracts. American Journal of Critical Care, 19(3), e15-e28. doi:10.4037/ajcc2010866en_GB
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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