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Deep Dive Program, University of Minnesota

In today’s complex healthcare environment, nurse educators are continuously challenged to stay abreast of the rapidly expanding field of nursing informatics. From electronic health records, social media, consumer informatics, mobile-health, smart phones, and other applications, the expectations on nurse educators to prepare students for a data, information, and technology intensive healthcare environment are high. Compounding these challenges are the expectations of “digital natives” or students who have grown up in the information age and already possess advanced computer skills. Information technology is an enabling tool that links data, information, knowledge, and wisdom and facilitates problem solving and decision making. However, incorporating information technology in ways that educate students on these important concepts remains a challenge for many educators and is the focus of this program.

For Website: http://www.nursing.umn.edu/continuing-professional-development/nnideepdive/

For Printable Tools: z.umn.edu/nnideepdive

 

American Association of Colleges of Nursing Webinars

The National Nursing Informatics Deep Dive Webinar Series

In today’s complex healthcare environment nurse educators are continuously challenged to stay abreast of the rapidly expanding field of nursing informatics. From electronic health records, social media, consumer informatics, mobile-health, smart phones, and other applications, the expectations on nurse educators to prepare students for a data, information, and technology intensive healthcare environment are high. Compounding these challenges are the expectations of “digital natives” or students who have grown up in the information age and already possess advanced computer skills.

Information technology is an enabling tool that links data, information, knowledge and wisdom and facilitates problem solving and decision making. However, incorporating information technology in ways that educate students on these important concepts remains a challenge for many educators and is the focus of this webinar series. The National Nursing Informatics Deep Dive Program addresses the opportunity to enhance the competencies of prelicensure students, specifically in the area of nursing informatics. The goal of this four part webinar series is to provide nursing faculty with resources to teach nursing informatics to prelicensure students.

 

Related Articles

  • Integrating Informatics and Interprofessionl Education and Practice to Drive Healthcare Transformation, Authors: Connie White Delaney, Craig Kuziemsky,Barbara Brandt. DOI: 10.3109/13561820.2015.1108735
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  • Interprofessional Education: Lessons Learned from Conducting an Electronic Health Record Assignment, Authors: Jennifer Titzer, Constance Swenty, Gabriela Mustata Wilson. DOI: 10.3109/12561820.2015.1021000
  • The Use of Information and Communications Techniques in the Delivery of Interprofessional Education: A New Review of Evaluation Outcome Levels, Authors: Vernon Curran, Adam Reid, Pamela Reis, Shelley Doucet, Sheri Price, Lindsay Alcock, Shari Fitzgerald. DOI: 10.3109/12561820.2015.1021002
  • Implementation of an Electronic Health Records System Within an Interprofessional Model of Care, Authors: Beth Elias, Marlena Barginere, Phillip Berry, Cynthia Selleck. DOI: 10.3109/12561820.2015.1021001
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  • Leveraging Mobile Smart Devices to Improve Interprofessional Communications in Inpatient Practice Setting: A Literature Review, Authors: Timothy Aungst, Paul Belliveau. DOI: 10.3109/12561820.2015.1049339
  • The United States National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education: Integrating an Informatics Approach to Interprofessional Work, Authors: Barbara Brandt, Frank Cerra, Connie Delaney. DOI: 10.3109/12561820.2015.1108736
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Technology Software and Resources Guide

Enhancing the Quality of Education, Collaboration, and Advocation

Terms:

Dreamweaver: Web design program for your personal computer.

WordPress: Content management system (CMS) you install onto web server and helps publish and update web page or blog.  Hosts free themes as well as premium themes ($)

Need to install the latest WordPress on server (updates ruffly every 4 months)

Domain name: Your internet web server address.  How you are searched. Written from right to left with far right parent domain and as you move left your mid level domains.  Provides easy access.  Should be simple, easy to remember and not confuse with other domain names.

Picking a Domain Name

  1. Costs between $10-30/year
  2. Need to choose a web address and extension (.com, .net, etc.)
  3. Register domain (sites such as GoDaddy.com or Register.com)

Hosting account: This is what makes your website visible to others.  Can be free but then you subject your site to banners and advertisements you do not control.

Obtaining a Hosting Account

  1. Costs between $3-10/month
  2. Need to decide how much hard drive and bandwidth is needed

HTML: Stands for HyperText Markup Language.  Computer language that serves as a way to move around the web.  Uses tags to communicate: <html> and </html> standard start and end tags.

CSS codes: Stands for Cascading Style Sheets.  This is used to design the look and format of the language.

Javascript: Programming language built into web browsers

Electronic Education Companies:

OpenSource: Software whose source codes can be modified by anyone and everyone.

Prezi: Cloud based. Can import PowerPoint. Presentation software combining whiteboards and slides. Starts around $60/year.

SMARTtech: White board technology. Offers variety of software and hardware downloads for both educational and business purposes. Pricing not easily available.

Evernote: A workspace to gather and share information. Can save text, audio, and visual notes.

Software:

Most software comes with a price, so need to compare which ones offer the most flexibility and utility for what you want to do.

Captivate: (Adobe). Mobile learning that allows individualized content and tracking of students. Can transform PowerPoint into elearning content.

Moodle: Free. Private website for educators to interact with students.

PowerPoint: (Microsoft). Slide presentations.

Blackboard: Web based learning allowing for instruction, interaction, and educational assessments.

Lectora Inspire: Development tool allowing for the training, sharing, and collaborating of information. Can change PowerPoint into elearning content.

Keynote: (Apple). Adds cinematic approach to presentations.  Works with PowerPoint.

Edge Animate: (Adobe) Web motion and interaction tool for web design.

Notepad: (Microsoft Windows) Text editor.

SharePoint: (Microsoft) Collaboration and management software.

Helpful Websites:

Web services and downloads at the Office of Administrative Computing at CWRU

http://casemed.case.edu/admin_computing/webservices/learning.cfm

  • CaseLearns
  • Lynda.com

Computer Hope with free information

http://www.computerhope.com/starthtm.htm

HTML Source: HTML Tutorials

Provides basic information needed to design your first web page

www.yourhtmlsource.com

About Technology

http://www.about.com/compute/

Simulation

National League for Nursing

Simulation Innovation Resource Center (SIRC) Provides:

  • List simulation vendors
  • Simulation centers by state
  • Simulation training for educators ($)

Nursing Degree Guide: List of 25 virtual world opportunities for healthcare providers and patients

Examples of popular simulation companies:

ShadowHealth

Second Life

Clinispace