Battling the challenges of training nurses to use information systems through theory-based training material design

Malatsi Galani, Ping Yu, Fred Paas, Paul Chandler

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Abstract

The attempts to train nurses to effectively use information systems have had mixed results. One problem is that training materials are not adequately designed to guide trainees to gradually learn to use a system without experiencing a heavy cognitive load. This is because training design often does not take into consideration a learner's cognitive ability to absorb new information in a short training period. Given the high cost and difficulty of organising training in healthcare organisations, there is an urgent need for information system trainers to be aware of how cognitive overload or information overload affect a trainee's capability to acquire new knowledge and skills, and what instructional techniques can be used to facilitate effective learning. This paper introduces the concept of cognitive load and how it affects nurses when learning to use a new health information system. This is followed by the relevant strategies for instructional design, underpinned by the principles of cognitive load theory, which may be helpful for the development of effective instructional materials and activities for training nurses to use information systems.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInvesting in E-Health
Subtitle of host publicationPeople, Knowledge and Technology for a Healthy Future - Selected Papers from the 22nd Australian National Health Informatics Conference, HIC 2014
EditorsLouise K. Schaper, Heather Grain, Fernando Martin-Sanchez
PublisherIOS Press
Pages32-37
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781614994268
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2014
Event22nd Australian National Health Informatics Conference, HIC 2014 - Melbourne, Australia
Duration: Aug 11 2014Aug 14 2014

Publication series

NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
Volume204
ISSN (Print)0926-9630
ISSN (Electronic)1879-8365

Other

Other22nd Australian National Health Informatics Conference, HIC 2014
CountryAustralia
CityMelbourne
Period8/11/148/14/14

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Information Systems
Information systems
Nurses
Learning
Health Information Systems
Aptitude
Teaching
Organizations
Delivery of Health Care
Costs and Cost Analysis
Health
Costs

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management

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Galani, M., Yu, P., Paas, F., & Chandler, P. (2014). Battling the challenges of training nurses to use information systems through theory-based training material design. In L. K. Schaper, H. Grain, & F. Martin-Sanchez (Eds.), Investing in E-Health: People, Knowledge and Technology for a Healthy Future - Selected Papers from the 22nd Australian National Health Informatics Conference, HIC 2014 (pp. 32-37). (Studies in Health Technology and Informatics; Vol. 204). IOS Press. https://doi.org/10.3233/978-1-61499-427-5-32
Galani, Malatsi ; Yu, Ping ; Paas, Fred ; Chandler, Paul. / Battling the challenges of training nurses to use information systems through theory-based training material design. Investing in E-Health: People, Knowledge and Technology for a Healthy Future - Selected Papers from the 22nd Australian National Health Informatics Conference, HIC 2014. editor / Louise K. Schaper ; Heather Grain ; Fernando Martin-Sanchez. IOS Press, 2014. pp. 32-37 (Studies in Health Technology and Informatics).
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Galani, M, Yu, P, Paas, F & Chandler, P 2014, Battling the challenges of training nurses to use information systems through theory-based training material design. in LK Schaper, H Grain & F Martin-Sanchez (eds), Investing in E-Health: People, Knowledge and Technology for a Healthy Future - Selected Papers from the 22nd Australian National Health Informatics Conference, HIC 2014. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, vol. 204, IOS Press, pp. 32-37, 22nd Australian National Health Informatics Conference, HIC 2014, Melbourne, Australia, 8/11/14. https://doi.org/10.3233/978-1-61499-427-5-32

Battling the challenges of training nurses to use information systems through theory-based training material design. / Galani, Malatsi; Yu, Ping; Paas, Fred; Chandler, Paul.

Investing in E-Health: People, Knowledge and Technology for a Healthy Future - Selected Papers from the 22nd Australian National Health Informatics Conference, HIC 2014. ed. / Louise K. Schaper; Heather Grain; Fernando Martin-Sanchez. IOS Press, 2014. p. 32-37 (Studies in Health Technology and Informatics; Vol. 204).

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Galani M, Yu P, Paas F, Chandler P. Battling the challenges of training nurses to use information systems through theory-based training material design. In Schaper LK, Grain H, Martin-Sanchez F, editors, Investing in E-Health: People, Knowledge and Technology for a Healthy Future - Selected Papers from the 22nd Australian National Health Informatics Conference, HIC 2014. IOS Press. 2014. p. 32-37. (Studies in Health Technology and Informatics). https://doi.org/10.3233/978-1-61499-427-5-32