2020 SACAD Entrants

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Non Empirical- Faculty


In today’s complex and evolving healthcare system, it is crucial for nurses to proficiently comprehend electronic health records (EHR) in the provision of quality, safe, patient care. Accordingly, the Institute of Medicine report in 2003 emphasized informatics as one of the core competencies for nursing education to improve upon. Upon completion of the their first academic clinical experience, the authors found a gap in the student’s ability to perform at the bedside and balance the documentation requirements of the electronic health record. In order to better equip Fort Hays State University Nursing students with the technological skill sets necessary to navigate modern health care informatics, we designed an academic electronic health record (AEHR) training module to incorporate into their regularly scheduled simulation.