Learning Objective 1: Identify key elements of just in time teach methodologies
Learning Objective 2: Determine best educational practice for teaching EHR in academic settings.
Nurses are the largest number of workforce professionals in a typical acute care facility, therefore the education of nursing students related to the utilization of the EHR is an essential occupational requirement. Due to time constraints, providing lengthy instruction on EHR poses challenges of inefficiency given multiple priorities in nursing education.
This pilot project was undertaken in order to determine a best – practice teaching/learning strategy with an EHR used in a Midwestern regional medical center. Faculty from 2 nursing programs, medical center educators, and the EHR vendor worked collaboratively with the regional medical center for the purpose of determining an approach in which to educate nursing students about EHR, in a nonthreatening yet efficient manner. Use of a dummy test site on the community college/medical center campus was made available for student learning of and practice with the EHR used by the vendor and regional medical center. The focus of inquiry was comparison of two instructional methods; a “just in time” approach compared with a more traditional, one time instructional strategy. This poster presentation will present the early results of a joint project between these organizations in the education of nursing students related to the best educational strategy in EHR education.
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (2011, December 6). Retrieved from http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2010/pdf/2010-17207.pdf.
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