We recently attended the COADN conference in San Diego and met a lot of amazing schools and vendors. Like always, we thought we'd highlight a great vendor and point out a few differences between their product and ours for the sake of clarity.
We recently did a webinar "How to get the most out of simulation hours while using an EHR - in reference to recent NCSBN report" and discussed how you can be sure to do effective simulations as we move to more and more simulation hours in lieu of clinical opportunities.
Join our Webinar: How to get the most out of simulation hours while using an EHR - in reference to recent NCSBN report
February 17, 2015 at 3:00pm ET
Register here: http://www.anymeeting.
Now that charting is electronic, a lot of Nursing students skip straight from not knowing information to being presented with checklists and drop-down menus. In the past students had to understand, remember and recall information just to complete a chart. Now, it's become an exercise in choosing the best answer from the options.
Recently, we've been seeing a lot more of Michael Robellard around the office. As Lead Developer of EHR Tutor, he recently started working on-site with the rest of our Operations team and we thought it's about time to introduce him to our customers as well!
We recently stumbled across this article in Arizona's Daily Courier.
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.
When we came out with our polling feature, we couldn't wait to announce it to the world. However, we've noticed that not everyone knows where to start with a polling tool. So for any instructors looking for tips on when and how to use our Polling feature (which is included in the cost of EHR Tutor) or has a clicker system, here are some general ideas that might lead you to some uses in the classroom.
Anyone who has worked in Nursing education knows the problem: Clinical sites are hard to find, good clinical instructors are expensive and students' clinical experiences vary greatly. We've tried to supplement clinical hours with increased time in the Simulation Lab but for those schools who adhere strictly to evidence based learning, there was no definitive research proving Simulation hours are as valuable as Clinical ones.
Every state handles Nursing Assistant education a little differently, and likewise, every state has different guidelines for practicing Nursing Assistants. Because of that, we learn new things every time we meet with a school from another state or region.