Students' Perspectives of Potential Learning Experiences Maximizing Handheld Computer Use During Simulation

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/303951
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Students' Perspectives of Potential Learning Experiences Maximizing Handheld Computer Use During Simulation
Author(s):
March, Alice L.; Carter-Templeton, Heather
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Epsilon Omega
Author Details:
Alice L. March, PhD, RN, FNP-C, CNE, almarch@bama.ua.edu; Heather Carter-Templeton, PhD, RN-BC;
Abstract:

Poster presented on: Wednesday, July 24, 2013, Thursday, July 25, 2013

Purpose: Nurses must be prepared to access evidence-based technology resources at the point-of-care in order to provide high quality, safe patient care. Handheld computers (HHC) use may alter the way healthcare is taught and provided. Limited research exists regarding the impact of technology, such as HHC use by nursing students making clinical decisions during simulation experiences. This study explored students’ perspectives about using HHC in the clinical simulation lab. Suggested learning experiences which may maximize the use of HHC were offered by participants.

Methods: Purposive sampling was used to recruit participants. A qualitative descriptive design, using an online open-ended questionnaire explored nursing students’ perspectives of how to maximize the use of HHC. Thematic analysis was conducted. Approaches ensuring quality and credibility of the study included conducting follow-up member checking discussions, analyses of results by the team of researchers, and data management using ATLAS.ti software.

Results: The sample consisted of senior level baccalaureate nursing students (n=69). Participants offered rich descriptions of the types of learning experiences which they believe may maximize the use of HHC. Themes included (a), repetitive learning activities, (b) additional faculty reinforcement, and (c) vendor instruction and support.

Conclusion: The study results provided information to faculty responsible for planning simulation learning activities. Findings from this study may encourage faculty to integrate more opportunities for HHC experiences, as well as to appropriately modify teaching/learning strategies surrounding the use of HHC. Research with student nurses is challenging; however, much can be gained from online surveys and subsequent discussions with participants who have firsthand knowledge of using HHC during simulation.

Keywords:
handheld devices; clinical decisions; students
Repository Posting Date:
22-Oct-2013
Date of Publication:
22-Oct-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
24th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Prague, Czech Republic
Description:
24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.
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.

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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleStudents' Perspectives of Potential Learning Experiences Maximizing Handheld Computer Use During Simulationen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMarch, Alice L.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorCarter-Templeton, Heatheren_GB
dc.contributor.departmentEpsilon Omegaen_GB
dc.author.detailsAlice L. March, PhD, RN, FNP-C, CNE, almarch@bama.ua.edu; Heather Carter-Templeton, PhD, RN-BC;en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/303951-
dc.description.abstract<p>Poster presented on: Wednesday, July 24, 2013, Thursday, July 25, 2013</p><b>Purpose: </b>Nurses must be prepared to access evidence-based technology resources at the point-of-care in order to provide high quality, safe patient care. Handheld computers (HHC) use may alter the way healthcare is taught and provided. Limited research exists regarding the impact of technology, such as HHC use by nursing students making clinical decisions during simulation experiences. This study explored students’ perspectives about using HHC in the clinical simulation lab. Suggested learning experiences which may maximize the use of HHC were offered by participants. <p><b>Methods: </b>Purposive sampling was used to recruit participants. A qualitative descriptive design, using an online open-ended questionnaire explored nursing students’ perspectives of how to maximize the use of HHC. Thematic analysis was conducted. Approaches ensuring quality and credibility of the study included conducting follow-up member checking discussions, analyses of results by the team of researchers, and data management using ATLAS.ti software. <p><b>Results: </b>The sample consisted of senior level baccalaureate nursing students (n=69). Participants offered rich descriptions of the types of learning experiences which they believe may maximize the use of HHC. Themes included (a), repetitive learning activities, (b) additional faculty reinforcement, and (c) vendor instruction and support. <p><b>Conclusion: </b> The study results provided information to faculty responsible for planning simulation learning activities. Findings from this study may encourage faculty to integrate more opportunities for HHC experiences, as well as to appropriately modify teaching/learning strategies surrounding the use of HHC. Research with student nurses is challenging; however, much can be gained from online surveys and subsequent discussions with participants who have firsthand knowledge of using HHC during simulation.en_GB
dc.subjecthandheld devicesen_GB
dc.subjectclinical decisionsen_GB
dc.subjectstudentsen_GB
dc.date.available2013-10-22T20:26:28Z-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22-
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-22T20:26:28Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name24th International Nursing Research Congressen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationPrague, Czech Republicen_GB
dc.description24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.en_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.en_GB
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