Online Video Education : Translation Of Knowledge Into Practice

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Online Video Education: Translation of Knowledge into Practice
Kristin M. Kohls
Clinical Scholarship
University of Oshkosh College of Nursing

Nurses of all generations are faced with the challenge of keeping up with a healthcare atmosphere that is fast paced, technologically advancing, and ever evolving while also staying current on skills to provide safe, effective, quality care to their patients. Particularly challenging are skills that are uncommon to everyday practice, such as specialty wound care dressing application and care. Elder et al. (2014) points out that there is a lack of simple education tools on prevention and management of wounds that are targeted at nurses. Evidence demonstrates and milestone reports from the Institute of Medicine (IOM) (2011) highlight that changes in nursing education are needed. Still the nursing workplace is evolving at a much faster rate than new, effective education modalities are being implemented. Using technology is a skill “essential for today’s nurse to be competent in supporting their work and in empowering and supporting patients” (Holland et al., 2012). Video-based education has been shown in several studies and articles to have positive effects education in the medical setting (Brydges, et al., 2009; Holland et al., 2012). Health care organizations must work to seek out and support evidence-based practice (EBP) interventions that promote continued nurse education, particularly in wound care in

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