Electronic medical record use in nurse education curricula: A systematic review
Background: Electronic medical records are commonplace in clinical nursing practice, yet nursing schools have not fully incorporated electronic documentation into their curriculum. Purpose: To assess student and faculty perceptions of academic electronic medical records. Methods: We conducted a systematic review using the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses guidelines to examine the study objectives. Critical Appraisal Skills Program and the Risk of Bias in Non-Randomized Studies of Interventions Tools were used to assess the quality of the articles. Findings: Eleven studies were included that met inclusion criteria; three qualitative studies and eight quantitative studies. There were nine studies that assessed student competency and/or perception of AEMRs; and two studies focused on faculty perception of AEMRs. Discussion: Students favorably viewed academic electronic medical records and while supported by faculty, barriers to effectively integrate and teach these skills were great. Policy recommendations are proposed to overcome challenge in integrating electronic documentation into nursing curriculum.
Teaching and Learning in Nursing
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Williams, Moody, L., & Martinez, D. (2021). Electronic medical record use in nurse education curricula: A systematic review. Teaching and Learning in Nursing, 16(3), 227–234. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.teln.2021.02.007