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Nicole Aschenbrenner BScN, GN Dr. Sandra Bassendowski Nov.23/09. Web 2.0 Tools And Professional Parameters. NurseOne research project with College of Nursing U of S Personal Interest in research NurseOne suggestion to explore relationship between social software and professional usage - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


Web 2.0 Tools And Professional Parameters

Web 2.0 Tools And Professional ParametersNicole Aschenbrenner BScN, GNDr. Sandra BassendowskiNov.23/09

Project BackgroundNurseOne research project with College of Nursing U of SPersonal Interest in researchNurseOne suggestion to explore relationship between social software and professional usageHired as summer research student with the expectations of reviewing literature and a five page summary

Social networking ( skiba 2008)is a tool that facilitates communication, collaboration and learning2Research ProcessResearch question was established : what is the impact of social software from a professional point of viewSearches included confidentiality and ethics and privacy of information and social networkingThe initial search showed that there is very little research on the subject After explaining what search terms I used, ask the question How many of you use facebook accounts?Very little research regarding the safety and ethics of social software in nursing education and the profession specifically3Revised ApproachEduCause International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education Nursing Education Perspectives Interdee Educational institutions have begun utilizing social network programs between colleagues and professors

InterDee at time of contact just trying to establish an informal communication to professional connections through Facebook and Twitter. They were trying to bridge this gap.

4FindingsSocial networking is utilized to communicate in educational institutions and in healthcarePreferred way of communication by studentsProfessors are adding tools into courses and programs

Ex. Sasktoon health region has infonet, NurseOne. Cannot social network but can find vital information ( policies, updates)This method is preferred by students because they have grown up with this technologyEducational ppe have found that by increasing this the knowledge base increases because the software appeals to all personalities

Give example Type A and type B personalities and learning styles

5ContinuedStudies showed increase in confidence of students improved comprehension of materialenjoyment of learningThe ability to connect world wide due to decreased geographical boundaries.No longer difficult because there is a variety of software available Example: Palm pilots, blackberries, data phones and palm pilots more over these devices have become more prevalent with the ease of using such software is becoming more user friendly. Ie, smart phones easy to download, acting as camera, computer, scheduler. Programs on the computer are compact in that all the software neccessary is available within the program. This no longer limits those that are not computer savvy6Implication of FindingsTraditional organizations such as hospitals and universities need to begin viewing technology as a necessity rather than a luxury item.K-12 have incorporated computers into both the institution and classroom time.Libraries have incorporated computers into search engines and general searches on the internet.Example : typing speed and search abilities, 3 year olds using computers comprehensivelyGo into library and sign out sony reader or laptop.

7Implications for Nursing Ed.Literature shows informatics is largely under utilized and inconsistent in nursing curricula.Senior staff in clinical settings are the main resources NurseOne and NurseConnectThis would carry over from student to professional usage

Example it would improve client outcomes by answers are literally a mouse click away.With the emergence of social software, students would be able obtain best evidence practices to care for their patients safe delivery of care.At present, Facebook and Twitter are the largest open networks but if we were able to utilize a system like NurseOne we would be able to concentrate usage to the develpment of competencies 8NurseOneIt is the national portal of the Canadian Nurses AssociationFree to most Canadian RNs and nursing studentsGreat resource tool with evidence based practice and current research publicationsPassword protected

Implications of Including Social Software into NurseOne

This would not be Facebook persay but merely a communication and collaborative tool for its membersAct like facebook but with professional implicationsCould be included as a part of a continuing competency programCould be used primarily through NurseConnectExample of rural home care nursing, me as new grad floor a colleague could add me as a friend, I could ask her per policy and procedure of our floor what is the evidenced based practice for a particular skill.

10Russell et al. StudyFound that nurses using social software found it beneficial because:1) they had access to people with know-how2) diversity of member background expertise and experience3) flexibility to participate at different levels

ChallengesPatient confidentialityBlurred lines between personal /professional boundaries and integrityAdequate training on these toolsNeeded is validated research that indicates which of the social software is best suited for professional usageGreat cost associated with developing and maintaining softwareFear of unknown where does it all end up?

Example of HIPPA and facebook..pt identifying info as well as institution unidentying info.Institutions would have ensure all nurses see professional development and use of tools12Resources to AccessCNA code of EthicsInstitutional policies and proceduresStandards and practice documentsMentorship with senior StaffInterprofessional CollaborationCollaboration with IT department

ex Nurse educator, physicians, pharmacists, etc.13ConclusionSociety is changing from information age to interactional ageEducational and health institutions are utilizing this software at presentNeed for increasing research to identify the best software for useChallenges need to be addressed for professional useQuestions/ CommentsBio and power point presentation available on: http://sknurseresearchers.com

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