There's an App for That: Using Mobile App Technology to Educate Nurses at the Bedside

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/603772
Category:
Full-text
Type:
Presentation
Title:
There's an App for That: Using Mobile App Technology to Educate Nurses at the Bedside
Other Titles:
Technological Innovations in Education [Session]
Author(s):
Delinski, Nicole P.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Epsilon Epsilon
Author Details:
Nicole P. Delinski, CCRN
Abstract:
Session presented on Saturday, April 9, 2016: Technology continues to transform and influence the modes of effective education in the healthcare arena.�A growing workforce of new age innovators fill our institutions to provide our patients with safe and efficient care.�In appreciation and congruency with our workforce it is vital for the training and education we provide to be as transformational and influential as is expected.�A large Midwestern healthcare system invested their educational efforts to develop an innovative, immersive, mobile training platform for new and novice nurses.�The technology served as dual purpose training and gap analysis tool. The first mobile application developed was the "Smart Pump" training module.�This module is an interactive learning experience containing formative training, paired with simulated summative tests. The module is built to be self-paced for the diverse adult learner population. The module also offers real-time feedback to coach and identify gaps in which additional training is necessary. Those gaps may then be shared with a preceptor to provide a focus and direction of education. This education was created in response to complaints�from nurses, stating that they had previously been trained on the�infusion pumps�and did not need the original two hour education.�The module was designed to take approximately 30 minutes to complete in its entirety. This transition resulted in greater nurse satisfaction as well as a possible cost savings of $61,000 per year. When surveyed 70% of nurses that participated in the mobile application learning, rated the experience as �highly preferred.� The second mobile application developed was "Heparin.��This application was used as a gap analysis tool in response to a rising number of reported Heparin infusion adverse events. The Heparin app was a short interactive summative that was required to take less than 3 minutes to complete.�The mobile platform resulted in 804 nurses completing the summative analysis in one months time.�The real-time dashboard and documentation found on the app revealed unit level and individual levels of gap analysis data.�The total count of nurses that passed the summative was 604 and the additional 160 nurses were called back for remediation.�An unexpected reaction to the real-time mobile application was a significant decrease in Heparin infusion adverse reactions at the time of the application implementation on the units. Mobile tablet education has been an innovative, effective�and�time efficient solution to training and clinical gap analysis.
Keywords:
Innovation; Education; Technology
Repository Posting Date:
29-Mar-2016
Date of Publication:
29-Mar-2016
Other Identifiers:
NERC16D04
Conference Date:
2016
Conference Name:
Nursing Education Research Conference 2016
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing, and National League for Nursing
Conference Location:
Washington, DC
Description:
Nursing Education Research Conference Theme: Research as a Catalyst for Transformative Practice

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dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleThere's an App for That: Using Mobile App Technology to Educate Nurses at the Bedsideen
dc.title.alternativeTechnological Innovations in Education [Session]en
dc.contributor.authorDelinski, Nicole P.en
dc.contributor.departmentEpsilon Epsilonen
dc.author.detailsNicole P. Delinski, CCRNen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/603772en
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Saturday, April 9, 2016: Technology continues to transform and influence the modes of effective education in the healthcare arena.�A growing workforce of new age innovators fill our institutions to provide our patients with safe and efficient care.�In appreciation and congruency with our workforce it is vital for the training and education we provide to be as transformational and influential as is expected.�A large Midwestern healthcare system invested their educational efforts to develop an innovative, immersive, mobile training platform for new and novice nurses.�The technology served as dual purpose training and gap analysis tool. The first mobile application developed was the "Smart Pump" training module.�This module is an interactive learning experience containing formative training, paired with simulated summative tests. The module is built to be self-paced for the diverse adult learner population. The module also offers real-time feedback to coach and identify gaps in which additional training is necessary. Those gaps may then be shared with a preceptor to provide a focus and direction of education. This education was created in response to complaints�from nurses, stating that they had previously been trained on the�infusion pumps�and did not need the original two hour education.�The module was designed to take approximately 30 minutes to complete in its entirety. This transition resulted in greater nurse satisfaction as well as a possible cost savings of $61,000 per year. When surveyed 70% of nurses that participated in the mobile application learning, rated the experience as �highly preferred.� The second mobile application developed was "Heparin.��This application was used as a gap analysis tool in response to a rising number of reported Heparin infusion adverse events. The Heparin app was a short interactive summative that was required to take less than 3 minutes to complete.�The mobile platform resulted in 804 nurses completing the summative analysis in one months time.�The real-time dashboard and documentation found on the app revealed unit level and individual levels of gap analysis data.�The total count of nurses that passed the summative was 604 and the additional 160 nurses were called back for remediation.�An unexpected reaction to the real-time mobile application was a significant decrease in Heparin infusion adverse reactions at the time of the application implementation on the units. Mobile tablet education has been an innovative, effective�and�time efficient solution to training and clinical gap analysis.en
dc.subjectInnovationen
dc.subjectEducationen
dc.subjectTechnologyen
dc.date.available2016-03-29T13:09:28Zen
dc.date.issued2016-03-29en
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-29T13:09:28Zen
dc.conference.date2016en
dc.conference.nameNursing Education Research Conference 2016en
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing, and National League for Nursingen
dc.conference.locationWashington, DCen
dc.descriptionNursing Education Research Conference Theme: Research as a Catalyst for Transformative Practiceen
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