eSchoolCare: An Academic-Practice Partnership Using Mobile Technology to Improve Nursing Care

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/304404
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
eSchoolCare: An Academic-Practice Partnership Using Mobile Technology to Improve Nursing Care
Author(s):
Anderson, Lori S.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Beta Eta
Author Details:
Lori S. Anderson, PhD, RN, CPNP, lsanderson@wisc.edu
Abstract:

Session presented on: Wednesday, July 24, 2013

School-age youth increasingly bring a variety of health-related needs into classrooms. The extent to which needs are met has implications for children and families. The increasingly numerous, complex care requirements of students have left school nurses seeking further training to provide quality care.'

eSchoolCare is an innovative iPad-based educational application (app) that provides on-the-go support for school nurses caring for children with chronic conditions (CCC). This 3-year project is funded by a US Health Resources and Services Administration grant. eSchoolCare provides guidance for nurses on delivering care for CCC in schools. Five chronic conditions are covered, asthma, allergy, cancer, diabetes, and mental health disorders. The objectives of the project are to improve competency and capacity of nurses who provide school-based care of CCC and to improve health and educational outcomes of CCC.'

'The Healthy Learner Model, based on the Chronic Care Model, was used as the conceptual framework for the project. Software development and content were based on current literature and the developer's prior studies of school nurses. The materials were developed in collaboration with advanced practice nurses at a local academic children's hospital and academics at a school of nursing.

Project evaluation is provided by an academic evaluator and consists of a nurse practice survey at baseline and years 2 and 3 that includes data on nurse planning and care activities, knowledge and confidence in caring for CCC, absenteeism, and job satisfaction. Individual interviews and focus groups provide additional data on school nurse use of and satisfaction with the app. Tracking data on nurse use of the technology is collected.

eSchoolCare currently serves about 100 school nurses practicing in Wisconsin, USA. This model linking the knowledge of academics and expert clinicians directly to practicing nurses has the potential to be successful in other areas and with other populations internationally.

Keywords:
School nursing; Children with special health care needs; Mobile technology
Repository Posting Date:
22-Oct-2013
Date of Publication:
22-Oct-2013 ; 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.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.type.categoryAbstracten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleeSchoolCare: An Academic-Practice Partnership Using Mobile Technology to Improve Nursing Careen
dc.contributor.authorAnderson, Lori S.en
dc.contributor.departmentBeta Etaen
dc.author.detailsLori S. Anderson, PhD, RN, CPNP, lsanderson@wisc.eduen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/304404-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Wednesday, July 24, 2013</p>School-age youth increasingly bring a variety of health-related needs into classrooms. The extent to which needs are met has implications for children and families. The increasingly numerous, complex care requirements of students have left school nurses seeking further training to provide quality care.' <p>eSchoolCare is an innovative iPad-based educational application (app) that provides on-the-go support for school nurses caring for children with chronic conditions (CCC). This 3-year project is funded by a US Health Resources and Services Administration grant. eSchoolCare provides guidance for nurses on delivering care for CCC in schools. Five chronic conditions are covered, asthma, allergy, cancer, diabetes, and mental health disorders. The objectives of the project are to improve competency and capacity of nurses who provide school-based care of CCC and to improve health and educational outcomes of CCC.' <p>'The Healthy Learner Model, based on the Chronic Care Model, was used as the conceptual framework for the project. Software development and content were based on current literature and the developer's prior studies of school nurses. The materials were developed in collaboration with advanced practice nurses at a local academic children's hospital and academics at a school of nursing. <p>Project evaluation is provided by an academic evaluator and consists of a nurse practice survey at baseline and years 2 and 3 that includes data on nurse planning and care activities, knowledge and confidence in caring for CCC, absenteeism, and job satisfaction. Individual interviews and focus groups provide additional data on school nurse use of and satisfaction with the app. Tracking data on nurse use of the technology is collected. <p>eSchoolCare currently serves about 100 school nurses practicing in Wisconsin, USA. This model linking the knowledge of academics and expert clinicians directly to practicing nurses has the potential to be successful in other areas and with other populations internationally.en
dc.subjectSchool nursingen
dc.subjectChildren with special health care needsen
dc.subjectMobile technologyen
dc.date.available2013-10-22T20:35:11Z-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22en
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-22T20:35:11Z-
dc.conference.date2013en
dc.conference.name24th International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationPrague, Czech Republicen
dc.description24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.en
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