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Teaching Strategies Commonly Used by a Nurse Informaticist Q&A

Q: As a nurse informaticist what teaching strategies and instructional technologies would you use to implement a new learning scenario? Describe the scenario and how you could incorporate the strategies and technologies into your blog.

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Nursing Continue Education · Nursing Informatics

Gardner’s Theory of Multiple Intelligences

According to Blue (2015), “Gardner defines intelligence as ‘a bio-psychological potential to process information that can be activated in a cultural setting to solve problems or create products that are of value in a culture'”. The multiple intelligences identified by Gardner are Linguistic, logical-mathematical, naturalistic, spatial,  bodily-kinesthetic, interpersonal, intrapersonal, and musical (Adcock, 2014, p. 50). Therefore:

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Nursing Informatics

Nursing Informatics Terminology Self Study: data display, throughput, data mining, RFID, RDBMs, and etc.

When displaying patient data for clinical decision making, which type of display tends to slow cognitive processing of the data? — multiple displays on one screen (distracting and slow cognitive processing of data. in most cases, multiple modes of presentation of data provide the best information)

The effective display or patient data for clinical decision making requires that information be rapidly available with minimal cognitive effort. The decision tree is a common presentation with potential options, consequences, and expected outcomes.

Graphs: line graphs, column graphs, and bar charts (compare variables), pie charts and area charts (illustrate the percentage composition of an entity)

Line graph: used to show data over a period of time. is considered the best type of chart for displaying data over time.

Table: use labeled columns and rows to present statistical or alphabetical data in an organized way. although technically not visual aids, they provide a different way of grouping and presenting analyzed data that an analyst wants to communicate to proposal readers.

Pictorial displays: visual indicators, such as colors, may be used to highlight information, such as abnormal lab results, and pictorial displays can be effective.

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