The NLN's annual Technology Conference is here again and this year the conference entitled:
NLN/Elsevier Annual Technology Conference
Unleash the Power: Technology in Education and Practice
is a collaborative initiative between the National League for Nursing and Elsevier Inc., and will be held in Philadelphia, PA. We are starting off the conference with our fast-paced IGNITE session. We hope this new format will "light your fire" for the programming that follows such as:
Dr. Diane Skiba's session on the opportunities and challenges of MOOCs
Dr. Diane Billings challenge to redesign the classroom
Dr. Janet Willhaus' update on the NCSBN simulation study
Dr. Judy Warren's report on federal informatics initiatives
Mr. Joseph Tracy's plenary on the impact that telehealth is making on health care
The conference also offers a variety of concurrent sessions including integrating tablet computing into the curriculum, IPE collaboration with TeamSTEPPS, the TIGER Virtual Learning Environment, EHRs, and telehealth applications.
Sessions on simulations will cover how it is being used to promote critical thinking in NPs, the new ACES unfolding cases for veterans and patients with Alzheimer's, and tours of Jefferson's simulation centers. Our popular open discussion forums or "unconferences" are also on the agenda. All of these exciting sessions will keep you current and spark new ideas so you can better prepare your students to function in today's technology-rich health care environments.
** Technology Conference Preconference Workshops **
Friday, October 25th 8:30 am- 12: 00 pm
Mobile Computing in Clinical Education: Enhancing Caring & Learning in the Clinic and Community This workshop will demonstrate and discuss the hardware, software, and policies nurse educators and their students need in a variety of healthcare settings, including hospitals and community settings. Demonstrations and hand-on practice will give attendees an opportunity to plan how they would incorporate these technologies in their teaching. Attendees will also learn how to establish and implement educational policies governing the use of mobile computing in the clinical setting.
Brent W. Thompson, PhD, RN
Debriefing: The Basics and Beyond
John, J. Duffy, MSN, RN, CCRN and
Dawn Ferry, MSN, RN, CHSE Simulation facilitators have long known that debriefing the learner's experiences following simulation is essential to achieving the scenario’s learning objectives. The workshop is designed for both novice and experienced debriefers. It includes an examination and discussion of the peer-reviewed literature on best practices in debriefing, matching debriefing methods to objectives and learner characteristics, and how to teach others to debrief effectively. Participants will practice various debriefing strategies by actively engaging in a debrief following a simulation, and reflecting on their performance. Several debriefing evaluation tools will be used to provide constructive feedback to the participants. An interactive peer performance evaluation will incorporate a review methodology of debriefing the debriefer.