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Case Study: Teaching Nurses to Teach Patients Peritoneal Dialysis PROCEEDINGS

, University of Pittsburgh, United States

World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-60-0 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

A common expression suggesting the straightforward nature of nursing education is "see one, do one, teach one." However, in regard to nurses' training patients on peritoneal dialysis procedures, this cliché proves to be an oversimplified mantra leading to poor outcomes. While much nursing literature espouses the principles of adult learning, its implementation into patient PD training lacks practical, concrete applications. The few studies evaluating PD training suggest that the nature of the patient training program is outcomes related; and further comparative studies of various teaching strategies are recommended. To address this need, the University of Pittsburgh, with a grant from the International Peritoneal Dialysis Society, has developed Web-based instruction teaching nurses how to teach peritoneal dialysis procedures to patients. To effect learning, we suggest a specific sequence of dynamic activities using sound learning theory and clinical teaching principles and incorporating video and graphics.

Citation

Washburn, C. (2006). Case Study: Teaching Nurses to Teach Patients Peritoneal Dialysis. In T. Reeves & S. Yamashita (Eds.), Proceedings of World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2006 (pp. 1495-1496). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.

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