Medical Library Pilot Project: Clinical Staff Digital Displays
The goal of the project, Clinical Staff Digital Displays, will be to provide ready access to educational and evidence-based information, real-time department-specific communications, and the Kootenai Health institutional intranet to healthcare professionals in the break room of the E.D and another large clinical unit. Two large-screen digital displays will offer touch-screen interactivity as well as a virtual keyboard for entering in search terms with USB ports for plugging in thumb drives with slides, PowerPoint presentations and short videos. Resources available on the displays include unit communications, PubMed, Lippincott?s Nursing Procedures and Skills, DynaMed or a similar resource, an Online Learning Center for CE, and Kootenai Health?s intranet system. The Librarian will be the Project Manager responsible for arranging a DynaMed or similar trial and other education resource links in addition to department-specific communications, and will train others in these roles if project progress determines it is appropriate. Outcomes assessed will include tracking increased usage of the units in the Emergency Department and Medical-Surgical-2-South with Google Analytics or equivalent tools, and project launch/project end survey questions including if the units are used by staff as a resource to access hospital communications and health information, and if usage of the units affected patient care decisions including methods of treatment or diagnoses.