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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/157589
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Using Electronic Health Records to Enhance Simulation in NP Education
Abstract:
Using Electronic Health Records to Enhance Simulation in NP Education
Conference Sponsor:Western Institute of Nursing
Conference Year:2009
Author:Perri, Seneca, BSN
P.I. Institution Name:University of Utah, College of Nursing
Title:PhD Student
Contact Address:10 South 2000 East, Salt Lake City, UT, 84112, USA
Contact Telephone:801-870-0884
Co-Authors:Michelle Edwards, BSN; Allen Hanberg, PhD; Keith Robbins, BSN; Tamara Schwarting, BSN; Kimberly Simon, BSN; Katherine Sward, PhD; Blaine Winters, ACNP-BC, MS
Introduction: Using information technology has become an integral component of the health care workplace. Advanced practice nurses entering the field must be prepared to utilize emerging technologies. Current requirements mandate that preparation in the use of information systems must be assimilated into Nurse Practitioner education (AACN, 2006). Incorporating the use of electronic health records (EHR) in hi-fidelity educational simulation cases will enable students to learn how EHR technology may enhance their practice. However, there is a dearth of available literature that describes the process of creating such simulation cases. The purpose of this project was to analyze the process of enhancing hi-fidelity Nurse Practitioner educational simulation with EHR. Methods: Key informant interviews and analysis of existing hi-fidelity simulation cases identified critical components of the enhancement process. Simulation case data were evaluated to determine the optimal EHR content that reflected the desired educational outcomes. Case study information was entered into the EHR in collaboration with hi-fidelity simulation mannequin programmers to direct the flow of the case. Issues with the process and areas of enhancement were indentified. Results: The process of enhancing a simulation case with EHR was defined as beginning when a faculty member established a case and ending when the simulation was ready to run. A crucial step in the process was to differentiate what data were parts of the case history (EHR data) versus what data needed to be discovered by the student at the time of simulation. The simulation needed to reflect the physical aspects of the case, and a realistic progressive flow of information. Additional barriers and results are further described. Implications for nurses: Information system competencies are a critical element of evidence-based practice (Curran, 2003). Currently, requirements of essential advanced practice nursing education mandate that academic institutions incorporate information technology into their curricula (AACN, 2006). Enhancing hi-fidelity simulation cases with the addition of an EHR component is a simple process that any institution can implement, and is one step toward achieving current educational mandates.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Western Institute of Nursing

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleUsing Electronic Health Records to Enhance Simulation in NP Educationen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/157589-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Using Electronic Health Records to Enhance Simulation in NP Education</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Western Institute of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2009</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Perri, Seneca, BSN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Utah, College of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">PhD Student</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">10 South 2000 East, Salt Lake City, UT, 84112, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">801-870-0884</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">iptsam@gmail.com</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Michelle Edwards, BSN; Allen Hanberg, PhD; Keith Robbins, BSN; Tamara Schwarting, BSN; Kimberly Simon, BSN; Katherine Sward, PhD; Blaine Winters, ACNP-BC, MS</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Introduction: Using information technology has become an integral component of the health care workplace. Advanced practice nurses entering the field must be prepared to utilize emerging technologies. Current requirements mandate that preparation in the use of information systems must be assimilated into Nurse Practitioner education (AACN, 2006). Incorporating the use of electronic health records (EHR) in hi-fidelity educational simulation cases will enable students to learn how EHR technology may enhance their practice. However, there is a dearth of available literature that describes the process of creating such simulation cases. The purpose of this project was to analyze the process of enhancing hi-fidelity Nurse Practitioner educational simulation with EHR. Methods: Key informant interviews and analysis of existing hi-fidelity simulation cases identified critical components of the enhancement process. Simulation case data were evaluated to determine the optimal EHR content that reflected the desired educational outcomes. Case study information was entered into the EHR in collaboration with hi-fidelity simulation mannequin programmers to direct the flow of the case. Issues with the process and areas of enhancement were indentified. Results: The process of enhancing a simulation case with EHR was defined as beginning when a faculty member established a case and ending when the simulation was ready to run. A crucial step in the process was to differentiate what data were parts of the case history (EHR data) versus what data needed to be discovered by the student at the time of simulation. The simulation needed to reflect the physical aspects of the case, and a realistic progressive flow of information. Additional barriers and results are further described. Implications for nurses: Information system competencies are a critical element of evidence-based practice (Curran, 2003). Currently, requirements of essential advanced practice nursing education mandate that academic institutions incorporate information technology into their curricula (AACN, 2006). Enhancing hi-fidelity simulation cases with the addition of an EHR component is a simple process that any institution can implement, and is one step toward achieving current educational mandates.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T20:00:47Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T20:00:47Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipWestern Institute of Nursingen_GB
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