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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/164279
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Integrating an Academic-Version Electronic Health Record (EHR) into CNS Curricula
Author(s):
Fauchald, Sally
Author Details:
Sally Fauchald, PhD, RN, The College of St. Scholastica, Grand Rapids, Minnesota, USA, email: nacnsorg@nacns.org
Abstract:
Purpose: The purpose of this presentation is to describe the application of an academic-version electronic health record (EHR) into Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) curricula. Significance: EHRs are continuing to be integrated into health care institutions. As leaders, CNSs must be confident in the use of EHRs as a tool to enhance patient care, patient education, and patient safety. Design: Educational programs have an obligation to prepare competent practitioners. As the use of technology in health care continues to increase, educational programs must incorporate this technology into their programs in order to insure that graduates are practice ready. Incorporating EHRs into curricula is one way to insure that graduates have the knowledge and ability to adequately use patient EHRs as a means to enhance patient care. Methods: Through a federally funded academic-community partnership, an EHR is available for integration into health science curricula. Through the use of pristine cases (i.e., actual patient medical records), the EHR has been used as a tool to stimulate the use of evidence-based practice, expand the ability to retrieve resources at the point of care, and to enhance CNS practice overall. Students initially began using the EHR as a basis for an advanced teaching assignment; plans are to further integrate this technology into CNS courses. Findings: The use of the EHR resulted in higher quality assignments and classroom discussions. Because students were allowed to choose their "patient", they were able to focus on a patient within their proposed specialty area. Students were able to include evidence retrieved from the resource section of the record as a basis for their interventions and teaching strategies. Conclusions: The EHR can be used effectively in the classroom setting as a means to support the use of evidence-based practice and the use of technology as a tool to enhance patient care. Implications for Practice: Strategies that are taught in the classroom are carried over into the practice setting. Incorporation of EHR use in a classroom setting can result in confident use of the EHR in practice. With practice, CNSs can role model the use of an EHR as a tool to use in partnership with patients to other health care providers.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2008
Conference Name:
Clinical Nurse Specialists: Leaders in Clinical Excellence
Conference Host:
NACNS - National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists
Conference Location:
Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Description:
Conference theme: Clinical Nurse Specialists: Leaders in Clinical Excellence, held March 5 - 8 at the Westin Peachtree Plaza in Atlanta, Georgia
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.titleIntegrating an Academic-Version Electronic Health Record (EHR) into CNS Curriculaen_GB
dc.contributor.authorFauchald, Sallyen_US
dc.author.detailsSally Fauchald, PhD, RN, The College of St. Scholastica, Grand Rapids, Minnesota, USA, email: nacnsorg@nacns.orgen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/164279-
dc.description.abstractPurpose: The purpose of this presentation is to describe the application of an academic-version electronic health record (EHR) into Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) curricula. Significance: EHRs are continuing to be integrated into health care institutions. As leaders, CNSs must be confident in the use of EHRs as a tool to enhance patient care, patient education, and patient safety. Design: Educational programs have an obligation to prepare competent practitioners. As the use of technology in health care continues to increase, educational programs must incorporate this technology into their programs in order to insure that graduates are practice ready. Incorporating EHRs into curricula is one way to insure that graduates have the knowledge and ability to adequately use patient EHRs as a means to enhance patient care. Methods: Through a federally funded academic-community partnership, an EHR is available for integration into health science curricula. Through the use of pristine cases (i.e., actual patient medical records), the EHR has been used as a tool to stimulate the use of evidence-based practice, expand the ability to retrieve resources at the point of care, and to enhance CNS practice overall. Students initially began using the EHR as a basis for an advanced teaching assignment; plans are to further integrate this technology into CNS courses. Findings: The use of the EHR resulted in higher quality assignments and classroom discussions. Because students were allowed to choose their "patient", they were able to focus on a patient within their proposed specialty area. Students were able to include evidence retrieved from the resource section of the record as a basis for their interventions and teaching strategies. Conclusions: The EHR can be used effectively in the classroom setting as a means to support the use of evidence-based practice and the use of technology as a tool to enhance patient care. Implications for Practice: Strategies that are taught in the classroom are carried over into the practice setting. Incorporation of EHR use in a classroom setting can result in confident use of the EHR in practice. With practice, CNSs can role model the use of an EHR as a tool to use in partnership with patients to other health care providers.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T11:45:24Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T11:45:24Z-
dc.conference.date2008en_US
dc.conference.nameClinical Nurse Specialists: Leaders in Clinical Excellenceen_US
dc.conference.hostNACNS - National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialistsen_US
dc.conference.locationAtlanta, Georgia, USAen_US
dc.descriptionConference theme: Clinical Nurse Specialists: Leaders in Clinical Excellence, held March 5 - 8 at the Westin Peachtree Plaza in Atlanta, Georgiaen_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.en_US
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