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Connections and Innovations in a Nursing Informatics Course

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PPT slides presented at MLA'08, Chicago, IL. May 20, 2008.

PPT slides presented at MLA'08, Chicago, IL. May 20, 2008.

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  • 1. Lin Wu, MLIS, AHIP, Health Sciences Library Cynthia K. Russell, PhD, RN; Heather C. Templeton, MSN, RN, College of Nursing University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis TN MLA Annual Conference May 20, 2008 Chicago, IL
  • 2. Some interesting facts from this video brought to you by the LISTEN project
    • http://tinyurl.com/47jh9g
  • 3. LISTEN Learning Information Seeking and Technology for Evidence-based Nursing practice --a nursing education, research & retention grant founded by Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) http://www.listenuphealth.org
  • 4. Our Solution: Informatics for Healthcare
    • Increase information technology (IT)
    • and information literacy (IL) attitudes,
    • knowledge, and skills of nursing students
    Objective Learning Information Seeking and Technology for Evidence-based Nursing practice http://www.listenuphealth.org
  • 5. Course Description
    • Overview of healthcare information technology and computer science systems to prepare students to effectively and efficiently use technology for the identification, collection, processing, and management of data and information.
    • Exploration of legal, ethical, cultural, economic, and social factors that affect healthcare information technology.
    Learning Information Seeking and Technology for Evidence-based Nursing practice http://www.listenuphealth.org
  • 6.
      • 70 first-year nursing students
      • Two-credit hours
      • Ten weeks
      • Face-to-face
      • Online
      • Collaboration: nursing faculty & a librarian
    Methodology Learning Information Seeking and Technology for Evidence-based Nursing practice http://www.listenuphealth.org
  • 7. Assessments
    • Pre- and post- information literacy survey
    • -- 29 paired questions
    • -- Self-report frequency of using resources
    • Students feedback
    • -- A Likert Scale
    • -- Narratives
    Learning Information Seeking and Technology for Evidence-based Nursing practice http://www.listenuphealth.org
  • 8. Instructors
  • 9.
    • Modules
    • WebQuest clinical topics
    • Between-class & in-class activities
    • Blackboard
    • Wikis
    • Videos
    • Podcasts
    Learning Information Seeking and Technology for Evidence-based Nursing practice http://www.listenuphealth.org Teaching Strategies
  • 10. Course Activities
    • Web 2.0 technologies
    • WebQuest clinical topics
    • Group and individual work
    • PDA resource identification
    • Web site evaluation
    • In-class presentations
    • Wiki pages
    • Mind-mapping software
    • YouTube
    • Blog
    • RSS feeds
    Learning Information Seeking and Technology for Evidence-based Nursing practice http://www.listenuphealth.org
  • 11. Our Wiki Pages Nursing faculty’s Wiki page Librarian’s Wiki page http://nurs.pbwiki.com/Your+Virtual+Librarian http://nsg505.wikispaces.com/
  • 12. Librarian’s Roles Connecting students with the library Packaging information on information literacy Presenting in-class mini-topics Learning Information Seeking and Technology for Evidence-based Nursing practice http://www.listenuphealth.org
  • 13.
    • Results : On a scale of 0 (completely lacking) to 10 (excellent), rate your assessment of your skills in...
    Conducting health research Judging the quality of health information Finding quality information on a topic Conducting library research as a student 34% 29% 28% 31%
  • 14. Compared to when I entered the program, I feel more prepared and can be more successful in...
  • 15. Results (Cont.)
    • Having a librarian participate in the course was helpful to me
  • 16. Results (Cont.)
    • I felt more confident in my abilities to search the literature as a result of a librarian's presentations
  • 17. Results (Cont.)
    • I was more likely to go to the library for assistance since the librarian presented in the class
  • 18. If you were designing this course, what would you be sure to keep?
    • Library skills and information specific to the UTHSC Library.
    • The information that is provided on how to search the Web and the library’s resources.
    • Having a library expert available for teaching/help was a valuable resource.
    • Guest speakers who came to talk on issues. They were helpful and provided relevant information that was useful for all courses. Example, Ms. Wu.
  • 19. Conclusions
    • The health sciences librarian can play an important role in helping students to learn to use library resources and locate quality information for class assignments and projects.
    • Students’ assignments were tied with library resources to answer clinical questions.
    • Provided students opportunities to demonstrate their abilities.
    • Pre- and post- class survey provided important feedback on students’ progression and their increased comprehension.
  • 20. Future Direction
    • Integration of LISTEN (Learning Information
    • Seeking and Technology for Evidence-based
    • Nursing) modules into the course
    • Engaging strategy
    • Individualized approach
    HRSA-funded Nursing Education, Practice, & Retention Program Grant
  • 21. Questions? For more information, visit our Web site: http://www.listenuphealth.org Thank You! Lin Wu: [email_address] Cindy Russell: [email_address] Heather Templeton: [email_address] HRSA-funded Nursing Education, Practice, & Retention Program Grant