Piloting a Monthly Problem-Based Learning Discussion Using a Secure Social Media Based Collaboration Platform in a Busy Neuro Critical Care Unit

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/602467
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Full-text
Format:
Text-based Document
Type:
Poster
Title:
Piloting a Monthly Problem-Based Learning Discussion Using a Secure Social Media Based Collaboration Platform in a Busy Neuro Critical Care Unit
Author(s):
Witherspoon, Briana; Kumar, Avinash; Braunlin, Kathryn; Kumar, Avinash; Braunlin, Kathryn
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Iota
Author Details:
Briana Witherspoon, RN, ACNP-BC, CNRN, briana.m.wickard@vanderbilt.edu; Avinash Kumar, FCCM, FCCP; Kathryn Braunlin, RN, AG-ACNP- BC
Abstract:
Session presented on Monday, November 9, 2015 and Tuesday, November 10, 2015: Purpose The specific aim of this study is to evaluate the feasibility and effectiveness of implementing a social media based online discussion forum for complex case based discussions for nurses in a busy Neuroscience ICU. Background/ Introduction/ Literature Review Systems to meet the on-demand learning needs of nurses in the critical care setting are not well studied outside the traditional classroom models. However, it has been observed that online discussions positively enhance critical thinking among students in an academic setting. Time constraints and challenging staffing models prompted us to pilot this novel point of care learning platform. This online forum was designed for instructors/facilitators to effectively aid learners with knowledge acquisition and development of reflective learning. This collaborative forum serves as a hybrid model to positively engage nurses in education initiatives and to enhance the safe clinical practice in the critical care environment.     Methodology A baseline educational needs survey was performed prior to initiating the pilot project. This helped us identify the areas of educational need in our ICU. To meet this need, we used a password protected social media/discussion forum that is supported by the medical center. Our forum was called "All things NeuroCritical Care". Its user interface structure is similar to Facebook (Facebook Inc, Menlo Park CA). Users can post answers or comments, as well as “like” and “follow” the discussion. Each month, two moderators post a clinical vignette pertinent to neurocritical care with two lead questions. The information is posted on a Monday and the nursing staff has five days to answer the questions, ask additional questions of the moderators, and also share their personal experiences before the clinical discussion closes on Friday. At the conclusion of the case, an updated review article on the topic is posted as a secure download for offline reading. Results Participation in the initiative is voluntary. This forum is ongoing, and has been active for eight months. Eight sentinel diagnoses have been presented so far. Currently 34 of 72 nursing team members formally follow the page regularly. Some of the clinical vignettes discussed so far include Complications after subarachnoid hemorrhage, Burst suppression in the ICU, Myasthenic crisis, Posterior Reversible Encephalopathy Syndrome, Stunned Neurogenic myocardium, Polyuria in the ICU and cerebral venous sinus thrombosis. The mean number of discussions strings per case is 8.3 posts. The unique visitors to the page during active case discussions exceed 100 members. More members view the page than actively participate in discussions. Feedback to date has been extremely positive and the nursing staff are continuing to request future topics for discussion.   Conclusion/ Recommendations Our single center pilot project offered a secure online problem based learning discussion format and point of care learning opportunity to our Neuroscience ICU nurses based on their expressed need. We seek to develop this platform further by incorporating topics hosted by clinical experts and enhance engagement of nurses by incorporating continuing education credits (CE) into the current platform in the upcoming academic year.
Keywords:
Education; Technology
Repository Posting Date:
21-Mar-2016
Date of Publication:
21-Mar-2016
Other Identifiers:
CONV15CL2.85
Conference Date:
2015
Conference Name:
43rd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Description:
43rd Biennial Convention 2015 Theme: Serve Locally, Transform Regionally, Lead Globally.`

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dc.formatText-based Documenten
dc.typePosteren
dc.titlePiloting a Monthly Problem-Based Learning Discussion Using a Secure Social Media Based Collaboration Platform in a Busy Neuro Critical Care Uniten
dc.contributor.authorWitherspoon, Brianaen
dc.contributor.authorKumar, Avinashen
dc.contributor.authorBraunlin, Kathrynen
dc.contributor.authorKumar, Avinashen
dc.contributor.authorBraunlin, Kathrynen
dc.contributor.departmentIotaen
dc.author.detailsBriana Witherspoon, RN, ACNP-BC, CNRN, briana.m.wickard@vanderbilt.edu; Avinash Kumar, FCCM, FCCP; Kathryn Braunlin, RN, AG-ACNP- BCen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/602467en
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Monday, November 9, 2015 and Tuesday, November 10, 2015: Purpose The specific aim of this study is to evaluate the feasibility and effectiveness of implementing a social media based online discussion forum for complex case based discussions for nurses in a busy Neuroscience ICU. Background/ Introduction/ Literature Review Systems to meet the on-demand learning needs of nurses in the critical care setting are not well studied outside the traditional classroom models. However, it has been observed that online discussions positively enhance critical thinking among students in an academic setting. Time constraints and challenging staffing models prompted us to pilot this novel point of care learning platform. This online forum was designed for instructors/facilitators to effectively aid learners with knowledge acquisition and development of reflective learning. This collaborative forum serves as a hybrid model to positively engage nurses in education initiatives and to enhance the safe clinical practice in the critical care environment.     Methodology A baseline educational needs survey was performed prior to initiating the pilot project. This helped us identify the areas of educational need in our ICU. To meet this need, we used a password protected social media/discussion forum that is supported by the medical center. Our forum was called "All things NeuroCritical Care". Its user interface structure is similar to Facebook (Facebook Inc, Menlo Park CA). Users can post answers or comments, as well as “like” and “follow” the discussion. Each month, two moderators post a clinical vignette pertinent to neurocritical care with two lead questions. The information is posted on a Monday and the nursing staff has five days to answer the questions, ask additional questions of the moderators, and also share their personal experiences before the clinical discussion closes on Friday. At the conclusion of the case, an updated review article on the topic is posted as a secure download for offline reading. Results Participation in the initiative is voluntary. This forum is ongoing, and has been active for eight months. Eight sentinel diagnoses have been presented so far. Currently 34 of 72 nursing team members formally follow the page regularly. Some of the clinical vignettes discussed so far include Complications after subarachnoid hemorrhage, Burst suppression in the ICU, Myasthenic crisis, Posterior Reversible Encephalopathy Syndrome, Stunned Neurogenic myocardium, Polyuria in the ICU and cerebral venous sinus thrombosis. The mean number of discussions strings per case is 8.3 posts. The unique visitors to the page during active case discussions exceed 100 members. More members view the page than actively participate in discussions. Feedback to date has been extremely positive and the nursing staff are continuing to request future topics for discussion.   Conclusion/ Recommendations Our single center pilot project offered a secure online problem based learning discussion format and point of care learning opportunity to our Neuroscience ICU nurses based on their expressed need. We seek to develop this platform further by incorporating topics hosted by clinical experts and enhance engagement of nurses by incorporating continuing education credits (CE) into the current platform in the upcoming academic year.en
dc.subjectEducationen
dc.subjectTechnologyen
dc.date.available2016-03-21T16:29:35Zen
dc.date.issued2016-03-21en
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-21T16:29:35Zen
dc.conference.date2015en
dc.conference.name43rd Biennial Conventionen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationLas Vegas, Nevada, USAen
dc.description43rd Biennial Convention 2015 Theme: Serve Locally, Transform Regionally, Lead Globally.`en
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