Smart Device Use Across the Curriculum: From Classroom to Clinical Practice Point-of-Care

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/308249
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Smart Device Use Across the Curriculum: From Classroom to Clinical Practice Point-of-Care
Author(s):
Barry, Maureen A.; Vandeven - Soble, Erin; Johnston, Sarah; Lalonde, Michelle
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
N/A
Author Details:
Maureen A. Barry, RN, MScN, maureen.barry@utoronto.ca; Erin Vandeven - Soble, RN, MN; Sarah Johnston, RN, MN; Michelle Lalonde, RN, MN
Abstract:

Poster presented on: Tuesday, November 19, 2013, Monday, November 18, 2013

Nursing students need to make informed clinical decisions on the basis of evidence and smart technology can allow them to access such evidence anywhere. It is unclear how much nursing students are currently utilising recommended textbooks with internet resources so readily available. Use of internet resources raises the question of the quality of information used to inform clinical practice.  Students are often not engaging in complex learning and sometimes lack strong information literacy skills. Information literacy skills involve the ability to know when information is needed and the ability to find, retrieve, analyse and as well as use the needed information effectively.

The goal of this research project was to actively engage a group of undergraduate nursing students in their learning and ultimately in their clinical practice  by enabling them to use smart devices (e.g. smart phones, iPod touch) to gather multiple sources of evidence/information across classroom, clinical and simulation laboratory settings. Students participants used their own devices (or the device provided through this study if a device was not accessible to them) in a variety of learning environments. Smart device use had traditionally not been permitted for nursing students in clinical practice areas nor in the simulation laboratory. Although some students may have access to devices in classes and seminar, the type and quality of resources used by the students was unknown. Faculty worked with a liaison librarian and two clinical partner institutions to develop strong information literacy skills among the students, faculty and clinical instructors involved in the project. Participants had access to high-quality online library resources, current nursing software resources to support evidence-based learning and practice, and some funding to purchase additional healthcare resources or applications (apps) for their devices.  Preliminary data from the study will be discussed.

Keywords:
information literacy skills in nursing; smart technology in nursing; technology and nursing education
Repository Posting Date:
19-Dec-2013
Date of Publication:
19-Dec-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
42nd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriott
Note:
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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleSmart Device Use Across the Curriculum: From Classroom to Clinical Practice Point-of-Careen_GB
dc.contributor.authorBarry, Maureen A.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorVandeven - Soble, Erinen_GB
dc.contributor.authorJohnston, Sarahen_GB
dc.contributor.authorLalonde, Michelleen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentN/Aen_GB
dc.author.detailsMaureen A. Barry, RN, MScN, maureen.barry@utoronto.ca; Erin Vandeven - Soble, RN, MN; Sarah Johnston, RN, MN; Michelle Lalonde, RN, MNen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/308249-
dc.description.abstract<p>Poster presented on: Tuesday, November 19, 2013, Monday, November 18, 2013</p>Nursing students need to make informed clinical decisions on the basis of evidence and smart technology can allow them to access such evidence anywhere. It is unclear how much nursing students are currently utilising recommended textbooks with internet resources so readily available. Use of internet resources raises the question of the quality of information used to inform clinical practice.  Students are often not engaging in complex learning and sometimes lack strong information literacy skills. Information literacy skills involve the ability to know when information is needed and the ability to find, retrieve, analyse and as well as use the needed information effectively. <p>The goal of this research project was to actively engage a group of undergraduate nursing students in their learning and ultimately in their clinical practice  by enabling them to use smart devices (e.g. smart phones, iPod touch) to gather multiple sources of evidence/information across classroom, clinical and simulation laboratory settings. Students participants used their own devices (or the device provided through this study if a device was not accessible to them) in a variety of learning environments. Smart device use had traditionally not been permitted for nursing students in clinical practice areas nor in the simulation laboratory. Although some students may have access to devices in classes and seminar, the type and quality of resources used by the students was unknown. Faculty worked with a liaison librarian and two clinical partner institutions to develop strong information literacy skills among the students, faculty and clinical instructors involved in the project. Participants had access to high-quality online library resources, current nursing software resources to support evidence-based learning and practice, and some funding to purchase additional healthcare resources or applications (apps) for their devices.  Preliminary data from the study will be discussed.en_GB
dc.subjectinformation literacy skills in nursingen_GB
dc.subjectsmart technology in nursingen_GB
dc.subjecttechnology and nursing educationen_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:28:50Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:28:50Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name42nd Biennial Conventionen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen_GB
dc.description42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriotten_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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