Arrhythmias: The Heart of Nursing Skills, a Self-Directed Multimedia for Nursing Students

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/304408
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Arrhythmias: The Heart of Nursing Skills, a Self-Directed Multimedia for Nursing Students
Author(s):
Dore, Michel; Dubé, Amélie Véronique; Gallani, Maria-Cecilia
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
Michel Dore, RN, michel.dore@criucpq.ulaval.ca; Amélie Véronique Dubé, MA; Maria-Cecilia Gallani, PhD;
Abstract:

Poster presented on: Tuesday, July 23, 2013, Monday, July 22, 2013

Purpose: This communication presents the pedagogical steps utilized in the design of the multimedia «The Arrhythmias: at the heart of nursing skills!» planned to support learning and development of the skills of nursing students to interpret an EKG.

Methods: A multidisciplinary team including specialized nurses, pedagogues, a graphic designer and computer technicians developed the content and the pedagogical design of the multimedia. The content included concepts of cardiac anatomy and electrophysiology; a description of the normal cardiac rhythm; electrophysiological mechanisms of the arrhythmias, systematic analysis of the EKG and classification of arrhythmias; as well as the assessment, the treatment and the appropriate nursing interventions for each type of arrhythmia. This content was organized according to learning objectives. The pedagogical strategies utilized different approaches, emphasizing the inductive method, rich in feedbacks, facilitating the self-learning.

Results: The first stage of implementation consisted of a pretest with students in October 2011. The tested excerpts were the tutorial concerning the estimating of the heart rate and exercises on the interpretation of EKGs (static and animated). The second stage included the development of videos reproducing the reality of a nurse during the installation of the cardiac monitoring and intervening when a patient presents an acute arrhythmia.

Conclusion: This pedagogical tool was evaluated and much appreciated by the peers – specialists in the clinical as well as in pedagogical domains and by the students. The use such technology of information and communication seems to be an important avenue to facilitate the process of learning related to the content of cardiac arrhythmias in the context of nursing sciences.  The next step of development is the integration of knowledge through the application of clinical cases, when the learner must make the link between the clinical condition, the EKG and nursing interventions, enhancing the development of clinical competence.

Keywords:
Self-learning; Cardiac arrythmias; Learning tools
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.titleArrhythmias: The Heart of Nursing Skills, a Self-Directed Multimedia for Nursing Studentsen_GB
dc.contributor.authorDore, Michelen_GB
dc.contributor.authorDubé, Amélie Véroniqueen_GB
dc.contributor.authorGallani, Maria-Ceciliaen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen_GB
dc.author.detailsMichel Dore, RN, michel.dore@criucpq.ulaval.ca; Amélie Véronique Dubé, MA; Maria-Cecilia Gallani, PhD;en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/304408-
dc.description.abstract<p>Poster presented on: Tuesday, July 23, 2013, Monday, July 22, 2013</p><b>Purpose: </b>This communication presents the pedagogical steps utilized in the design of the multimedia «The Arrhythmias: at the heart of nursing skills!» planned to support learning and development of the skills of nursing students to interpret an EKG. <p><b>Methods: </b>A multidisciplinary team including specialized nurses, pedagogues, a graphic designer and computer technicians developed the content and the pedagogical design of the multimedia. The content included concepts of cardiac anatomy and electrophysiology; a description of the normal cardiac rhythm; electrophysiological mechanisms of the arrhythmias, systematic analysis of the EKG and classification of arrhythmias; as well as the assessment, the treatment and the appropriate nursing interventions for each type of arrhythmia. This content was organized according to learning objectives. The pedagogical strategies utilized different approaches, emphasizing the inductive method, rich in feedbacks, facilitating the self-learning. <p><b>Results: </b>The first stage of implementation consisted of a pretest with students in October 2011. The tested excerpts were the tutorial concerning the estimating of the heart rate and exercises on the interpretation of EKGs (static and animated). The second stage included the development of videos reproducing the reality of a nurse during the installation of the cardiac monitoring and intervening when a patient presents an acute arrhythmia. <p><b>Conclusion: </b>This pedagogical tool was evaluated and much appreciated by the peers – specialists in the clinical as well as in pedagogical domains and by the students. The use such technology of information and communication seems to be an important avenue to facilitate the process of learning related to the content of cardiac arrhythmias in the context of nursing sciences.  The next step of development is the integration of knowledge through the application of clinical cases, when the learner must make the link between the clinical condition, the EKG and nursing interventions, enhancing the development of clinical competence.en_GB
dc.subjectSelf-learningen_GB
dc.subjectCardiac arrythmiasen_GB
dc.subjectLearning toolsen_GB
dc.date.available2013-10-22T20:35:15Z-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22-
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-22T20:35:15Z-
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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