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Award Recipient Project Reports (Lunch with the RML Session)

Location:  Free, Online:  http://nnlm.gov/mar/ (the URL is posted the morning of each session)

Date:  September 27, 2012

Awardee:  Kristina Flathers, Alfred I. DuPont Hospital for Children of The Nemours Foundation
Project:  iRound:  Bringing EBM to Family Centered Clinical Teaching Rounds
Description:  The project outfitted three General Pediatrics Residency teams with iPads; one each will be distributed to the senior resident, the attending physician, the librarian and the nurse. Each team member was given the capability to access electronic medical records (EMRs) through the iPad on the Nemours secure network and perform their own searches within the library portal for access to electronic EBM and library resources.

Awardee:  Bruce Johnston, Robert Morris University
Project: Advancing Technology in Nursing Education: Integrating iPads into Clinical Practice and Patient Education
Description: Robert Morris Library and the School of Nursing and Health Sciences, along with UPMC Passavant, used state-of-the-art technology to augment and improve nursing education as well as patient education activities. By adding iPad2 devices and relevant apps, this project improved the technology mix for accessing health information. Nursing students were the target audience, along with clinical instructors working with the student nurses on patient care units, as well as the RMU Clinical Faculty Instructor and Health Sciences Librarian.

Awardee:  Joey Nicholson, New York University School of Medicine
ProjectPilot Project using Anatomy Apps and Mobile Resources to Improve Learning in the Anatomy Lab
Description:  NYU purchased an iPad for the Education and Curriculum Librarian to support and demonstrate new anatomy teaching technology, as well as 30 copies of the Netter’s Anatomy Atlas iPad application and Grant’s Dissector through Inkling to be used on 30 NYU School of Medicine iPads supplied to the anatomy lab. At the beginning of their anatomy course, students received a demonstration from the Librarian of how to access and use the iPads that included an overview of what is in each of the apps and how they can be used to support anatomy education. Students were able to go back and forth between the 3D visualization and the reference applications in real time as they dissected cadavers to support their learning and retention.

Awardee:  Cristina Pope, Upstate University Health System, Health Sciences Library
ProjectEmergency Preparedness: Enhancing Communication and Access to Health Information Resources
Description:  The pilot project’s primary objective was to determine whether the incorporation of an iPad loaded with emergency preparedness resources and an online synchronous communication application would enhance the Emergency Preparedness Regional Partnership’s ability to prepare for catastrophic events through planning; provide a forum to strengthen collaboration among emergency preparedness partners throughout the healthcare system; facilitate the development of exercises and evaluations; facilitate the delivery of emergency preparedness training and education; provide information sharing and communication between preparedness partners and build emergency response capability.

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