Use of Virtual Hospital to Enhance Clinical Decision Making Skills of Acute NP Students

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/308437
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Use of Virtual Hospital to Enhance Clinical Decision Making Skills of Acute NP Students
Author(s):
Bryant, Kellie Dionne; Brennan, Mary M.; Sultana, Nadia; Genee, Jordan Eric
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Upsilon
Author Details:
Kellie Dionne Bryant, DNP, WHNP, kellie.bryant@nyu.edu; Mary M. Brennan, DNP, ACNP-BC, CNS; Nadia Sultana, MBA,RN-BC; Jordan Eric Genee, BA, CTS
Abstract:

Session presented on: Monday, November 18, 2013

Evaluating students' clinical decision making skills can be challenging for faculty using traditional methods such as clinical site visits and multiple choice exams. An intraprofessional team of experts in simulation learning, informatics, and Acute Care advanced Practice nursing has developed an innovative web-based simulated virtual hospital that included interactive case studies as a formative evaluation tool. Using Kolb’s Theory of Experiential Learning as the theoretical background, we developed four case studies using trained Standardized Patients (SPs), signifying that learning evolves from interactions among cognition, experience, and perceptions. In order to create a holistic patient care experience, each case study involved several “chapters” in which students cared for the virtual patient from hospital admission to discharge. To fully engage the Acute Nurse Practitioner (ACNP) students, we incorporated the use of multimedia technology into each case study including video vignettes of patient interactions, diagnostic tests, and audio recordings of assessment findings. The SPs described their history, chief complaints, and medical problems to capture the human emotions associated with the illness experience. After the videos were completed and uploaded to the Learning Management System, the ACNP students worked in groups to evaluate the patient’s history and physical findings, order appropriate diagnostic tests, analyze test results, determine differential diagnoses, and develop a treatment plan according to the best evidence using a discussion board format. The faculty facilitated the discussions and provided feedback to students throughout the chapters of the case study. Feedback from students has been extremely positive.
Keywords:
Nurse Practitioner; clinical decision making; virtual simulation
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

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleUse of Virtual Hospital to Enhance Clinical Decision Making Skills of Acute NP Studentsen_GB
dc.contributor.authorBryant, Kellie Dionneen_GB
dc.contributor.authorBrennan, Mary M.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorSultana, Nadiaen_GB
dc.contributor.authorGenee, Jordan Ericen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentUpsilonen_GB
dc.author.detailsKellie Dionne Bryant, DNP, WHNP, kellie.bryant@nyu.edu; Mary M. Brennan, DNP, ACNP-BC, CNS; Nadia Sultana, MBA,RN-BC; Jordan Eric Genee, BA, CTSen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/308437-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Monday, November 18, 2013</p>Evaluating students' clinical decision making skills can be challenging for faculty using traditional methods such as clinical site visits and multiple choice exams. An intraprofessional team of experts in simulation learning, informatics, and Acute Care advanced Practice nursing has developed an innovative web-based simulated virtual hospital that included interactive case studies as a formative evaluation tool. Using Kolb’s Theory of Experiential Learning as the theoretical background, we developed four case studies using trained Standardized Patients (SPs), signifying that learning evolves from interactions among cognition, experience, and perceptions. In order to create a holistic patient care experience, each case study involved several “chapters” in which students cared for the virtual patient from hospital admission to discharge. To fully engage the Acute Nurse Practitioner (ACNP) students, we incorporated the use of multimedia technology into each case study including video vignettes of patient interactions, diagnostic tests, and audio recordings of assessment findings. The SPs described their history, chief complaints, and medical problems to capture the human emotions associated with the illness experience. After the videos were completed and uploaded to the Learning Management System, the ACNP students worked in groups to evaluate the patient’s history and physical findings, order appropriate diagnostic tests, analyze test results, determine differential diagnoses, and develop a treatment plan according to the best evidence using a discussion board format. The faculty facilitated the discussions and provided feedback to students throughout the chapters of the case study. Feedback from students has been extremely positive.en_GB
dc.subjectNurse Practitioneren_GB
dc.subjectclinical decision makingen_GB
dc.subjectvirtual simulationen_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:31:21Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:31:21Z-
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
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