Education, Nursing, Continuing

Improving accuracy and efficiency of early warning scores in acute care.

Publication Date: 
Jan 07, 2009

BACKGROUND: Early warning scores (EWS) are an integral part of the care of acutely ill patients. Unfortunately, in the few studies where the accuracy of EWS has been tested it has been found to be lacking, with serious implications for quality of care.

Preferences for continuing education through existing electronic access for Australian nurse practitioners and its implication in prescribing potential.

Publication Date: 
Jul 08, 2009

BACKGROUND: Little is known about Australian Nurse Practitioners (NPs) perceptions of the importance of continuing education (CE), their preferred methods to undertake CE in relation to prescribing practices or their access to electronic resources at work.

Development and performance usability testing of a theory-based, computerized, tailored intervention.

Publication Date: 
Sep 03, 2009

Technology offers innovative and promising methods of delivering health messages to provide knowledge and potentially facilitate improved health behaviors. Theory was foundational to the development of a new intervention using a tailored Web site and a handheld computer.

Harnessing mobile devices in the classroom.

Publication Date: 
Nov 27, 2012

This column describes the use of mobile devices in the classroom to support nurses' competency in information literacy. Nurses, as knowledge workers, require competency in information literacy and mobile technology to access accurate and current information promptly in practice settings.