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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/162177
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Improving Workplace Learning Through Information Technologies
Author(s):
Doran, Diane; Dipietro, Tammie; Newman, Kristine
Author Details:
Diane Doran, RN, PhD, Lawrence S. Bloomberg Professor in Patient Safety, Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, email: diane.doran@utoronto.ca; Tammie Dipietro; Kristine Newman
Abstract:
Background: Crossing the Quality Chasm outlined some of the competencies that are needed to achieve quality care, such as evidence-based practice, quality improvement, and informatics. Each of these skills represents a key ingredient of evidence-informed decision making. This study was motivated by the need to find new and more rewarding ways to increase nurses' access to information to support evidence based practice. Purpose: The study evaluated an initiative of the Ontario Ministry of Health Nursing Secretariat that provided frontline nurses with access to mobile technologies such as PDAs to increase their access to and use of research evidence. Methods: The setting was 30 acute care, long-term care, home care, and correctional organizations. The sample consisted of 469 frontline nurses. Data collection involved questionnaires, semi-structured interviews, and self-reflective journals. This paper presents the findings from the semi-structured interviews and reflective journals. Results: The mobile technologies enabled nurses to access information about unfamiliar medications, resolve patients' medication related questions at the point of care, utilize evidence to communicate a revised plan of care to physicians, communicate with supervisors, and access resources to organize care. Conclusions: The mobile technologies were a convenient and innovative solution for supporting workplace learning and quality patient care.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2009
Conference Name:
CASN Nursing Research Conference
Conference Host:
Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing
Conference Location:
Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada
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_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleImproving Workplace Learning Through Information Technologiesen_GB
dc.contributor.authorDoran, Dianeen_US
dc.contributor.authorDipietro, Tammieen_US
dc.contributor.authorNewman, Kristineen_US
dc.author.detailsDiane Doran, RN, PhD, Lawrence S. Bloomberg Professor in Patient Safety, Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, email: diane.doran@utoronto.ca; Tammie Dipietro; Kristine Newmanen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/162177-
dc.description.abstractBackground: Crossing the Quality Chasm outlined some of the competencies that are needed to achieve quality care, such as evidence-based practice, quality improvement, and informatics. Each of these skills represents a key ingredient of evidence-informed decision making. This study was motivated by the need to find new and more rewarding ways to increase nurses' access to information to support evidence based practice. Purpose: The study evaluated an initiative of the Ontario Ministry of Health Nursing Secretariat that provided frontline nurses with access to mobile technologies such as PDAs to increase their access to and use of research evidence. Methods: The setting was 30 acute care, long-term care, home care, and correctional organizations. The sample consisted of 469 frontline nurses. Data collection involved questionnaires, semi-structured interviews, and self-reflective journals. This paper presents the findings from the semi-structured interviews and reflective journals. Results: The mobile technologies enabled nurses to access information about unfamiliar medications, resolve patients' medication related questions at the point of care, utilize evidence to communicate a revised plan of care to physicians, communicate with supervisors, and access resources to organize care. Conclusions: The mobile technologies were a convenient and innovative solution for supporting workplace learning and quality patient care.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T09:58:18Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T09:58:18Z-
dc.conference.date2009-
dc.conference.nameCASN Nursing Research Conferenceen_US
dc.conference.hostCanadian Association of Schools of Nursingen_US
dc.conference.locationMoncton, New Brunswick, Canadaen_US
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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