The development of a self-directed learning module on care planning for registered nurses in long-term care

Reid, Tina (2017) The development of a self-directed learning module on care planning for registered nurses in long-term care. Practicum Report. Memorial University of Newfoundland. (Unpublished)

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Background and Purpose: Registered Nurses (RN) play a key role in the development of electronic care plans (CP) for residents in long-term care (LTC). Evidence shows that CPs are a comprehensive tool that can assist in the formulation of nursing diagnoses, goals, and interventions for adults with multiple complex health conditions. However, CP issues can arise in clinical practice for example, decreased knowledge due to lack of education and resources. This may lead to decreased quality of care and poor resident outcomes. Therefore, anecdotal observations in clinical practice and concerns expressed by RNs in two LTC agencies in rural Newfoundland identified a need for an educational resource on care planning using Meditech Magic version 5.66. The purpose of this project was to develop a self-directed learning (SDL) module on care planning for RNs in LTC to supplement any previous education on this important topic. Methods: An integrated literature review and consultations with key stakeholders were conducted to identify issues associated with electronic care planning. Results: Based on the information collected, and using Knowles Principles of Adult Learning (1984), and Morrison’s Instructional Design Model (2014), a five unit SDL module was developed to assist RNs in gaining the knowledge required to complete individualized and accurate CPs. Conclusion: The SDL module including a Quick Reference Guide was designed to provide RNs with current information relating to electronic care planning, in order to assist with the required documentation to improve resident outcomes.

Item Type: Report (Practicum Report)
Item ID: 12923
Additional Information: Includes bibliographical references.
Department(s): Nursing, Faculty of
Date: October 2017
Date Type: Submission
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Self-managed learning; Nurses; Long-term care facilities
Medical Subject Heading: Long-Term Care; Education, Nursing -- methods

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