We recently did a demo with a school that is planning to use EHR Tutor for use with remediation classes and although we've never though of that -- it's a great idea!
While we love the Nursing programs and Nurse Educator's using our EHR System, we'd like to remind everyone out there that the medical/healthcare field involves more than just Doctors and Nurses. If you're a student, stay at home mom or just a regular old Joe looking for a new career, we've found some great careers that can be started after as little as 2 months of training!
We often talk about how an EHR system can be used in the classroom as well as in the Simulation Lab or after clinical rotations. However, we realized we rarely post ideas for how to do so on this blog. Sure, we've mentioned it in passing in relation to EMS/EMT programs, Vaccines, Nutrition and our recently added Polling Feature, but we've decided to do a few posts specifically with classroom and lecture ideas.
It may sound silly, but how many instructors have gotten charts/assignments/etc. from Nursing and Allied Health students that are just plain unreadable? The student may understand everything there is to know about cleaning wounds, taking precautions with patients on blood thinners and how to properly bathe an elderly patient, but they still can't spell ostomy or Coumadin or sputum.
We know it's 15 days into the New Year and by this time, it's easy to forget those resolutions and bury them in the past. Most of the time, we've found that scrapping the resolutions is a product of unrealistic goals. Instead of trying to stick to those initial, lofty, goals, we've come up with some modifications that any Nurse, Health Professional or Nursing student will be able to stick to throughout the year.
We often shy away from using alternative teaching methods when working in adult education for fear of sounding juvenile. However, I ask you to think back to the last conference you were at. Did you appreciate the long lecture-style presentations or did you remember the presentations that used interactive activities, songs and/or games? We've been to dozens of conferences and find that while lecture style presentations are often informative, the presentations that get attendees talking are the ones that have the post variety and activity.
A while back we added a new feature for our users and it just dawned on us that we never posted the updates to our blog. So for anyone that might have been wondering, we now have a Patient Education Resource Link for students to use. How would you use our new feature?