Multimedia applications in nursing curriculum: The process of producing streaming videos for medication administration skills

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Abstract

Purpose: Streaming videos (SVs) are commonly used multimedia applications in clinical health education. However, there are several negative aspects related to the production and delivery of SVs. Only a few published studies have included sufficient descriptions of the videos and the production process and design innovations. This paper describes the production of innovative SVs for medication administration skills for undergraduate nursing students at a public university in Jordan and focuses on the ethical and cultural issues in producing this type of learning resource. Method: The curriculum development committee approved the modification of educational techniques for medication administration procedures to include SVs within an interactive web-based learning environment. The production process of the videos adhered to established principles for "protecting patients' rights when filming and recording" and included: preproduction, production and postproduction phases. Medication administration skills were videotaped in a skills laboratory where they are usually taught to students and also in a hospital setting with real patients. The lab videos included critical points and Do's and Don'ts and the hospital videos fostered real-world practices. The range of time of the videos was reasonable to eliminate technical difficulty in access. Results: Eight SVs were produced that covered different types of the medication administration skills. The production of SVs required the collaborative efforts of experts in IT, multimedia, nursing and informatics educators, and nursing care providers. Results showed that the videos were well-perceived by students, and the instructors who taught the course. Conclusions: The process of producing the videos in this project can be used as a valuable framework for schools considering utilizing multimedia applications in teaching.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)529-535
Number of pages7
JournalInternational Journal of Medical Informatics
Volume83
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2014

Keywords

  • Medication administration
  • Multimedia
  • Nursing education
  • Streaming videos
  • Video production

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Informatics

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