Personal Digital Assistant: Experiences in the use of “a techie textbook” for Nursing Clinicals

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/160312
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Presentation
Title:
Personal Digital Assistant: Experiences in the use of “a techie textbook” for Nursing Clinicals
Abstract:
Personal Digital Assistant: Experiences in the use of “a techie textbook” for Nursing Clinicals
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2004
Author:Williams, Margaret, DNSc ,RN
Title:Associate Professor
Contact Address:1301 S. 46th St., Quincy, IL, 62305, USA
Co-Authors:Margaret G. Williams, DNSc ,RN, Associate Professor; Arlis Dittmer, MA, MALS
Changing technology is creating new ways to approach nursing practice. Nursing students' use of technology to access and use data for clinical decision making poses an interdisciplinary challenge for library resources, clinical units and colleges. One solution is to partner with diverse research and clinical based teams to explore new models of nursing practice. Purpose: To analyze the ability of a Personal Digital Assistant (PDA) to assist in retrieving and organizing nursing data for patient care. Theoretical Model: Rogers Diffusion of Innovations Change Theory Design: Quasi-experimental design with test and control group with pre and posttests. Population: Nursing students in senior leadership and medical-surgical clinical courses Sample: Four groups of seven BSN students in senior clinical courses. Setting: Rural Midwest medical center campus Methods: Two clinical groups (seven students) and their clinical instructor used PDAs for patient preparation and patient care. The two control groups used the standard preparation and care methods. The project clinical groups were trained on PDA usage and applications. They were given the PDAs for a block of time during the semester. The PDA held Davis's Drug Guide for Nurses, RN Labs (Nurse's Manual of Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests), and RN Diseases (Diseases and Disorders: A Nursing Therapeutics Manual) and other pertinent software. Student and instructor use of the PDAs was monitored throughout the project. Pretest and posttests were given to both groups. Results: Results from the first phase revealed student openness to using new technology, i.e. PDAs, in clinical practice. The second phase of the research study demonstrated increased mastery in the use of new technology for information retrieval in clinical practice. Conclusions: Results from the project will be discussed and recommendations given for use of this technology in nursing education and practice. The potential implications for print and electronic library resources will be shared.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.titlePersonal Digital Assistant: Experiences in the use of “a techie textbook” for Nursing Clinicalsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/160312-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Personal Digital Assistant: Experiences in the use of &ldquo;a techie textbook&rdquo; for Nursing Clinicals</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2004</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Williams, Margaret, DNSc ,RN</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">1301 S. 46th St., Quincy, IL, 62305, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Margaret G. Williams, DNSc ,RN, Associate Professor; Arlis Dittmer, MA, MALS </td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Changing technology is creating new ways to approach nursing practice. Nursing students' use of technology to access and use data for clinical decision making poses an interdisciplinary challenge for library resources, clinical units and colleges. One solution is to partner with diverse research and clinical based teams to explore new models of nursing practice. Purpose: To analyze the ability of a Personal Digital Assistant (PDA) to assist in retrieving and organizing nursing data for patient care. Theoretical Model: Rogers Diffusion of Innovations Change Theory Design: Quasi-experimental design with test and control group with pre and posttests. Population: Nursing students in senior leadership and medical-surgical clinical courses Sample: Four groups of seven BSN students in senior clinical courses. Setting: Rural Midwest medical center campus Methods: Two clinical groups (seven students) and their clinical instructor used PDAs for patient preparation and patient care. The two control groups used the standard preparation and care methods. The project clinical groups were trained on PDA usage and applications. They were given the PDAs for a block of time during the semester. The PDA held Davis's Drug Guide for Nurses, RN Labs (Nurse's Manual of Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests), and RN Diseases (Diseases and Disorders: A Nursing Therapeutics Manual) and other pertinent software. Student and instructor use of the PDAs was monitored throughout the project. Pretest and posttests were given to both groups. Results: Results from the first phase revealed student openness to using new technology, i.e. PDAs, in clinical practice. The second phase of the research study demonstrated increased mastery in the use of new technology for information retrieval in clinical practice. Conclusions: Results from the project will be discussed and recommendations given for use of this technology in nursing education and practice. The potential implications for print and electronic library resources will be shared.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T22:49:25Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T22:49:25Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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