I am back from Toronto

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I was in Toronto this week for a CASNInfoway symposium discussing nursing informatics. I had the opportunity to not only listen and participate in the discussion with the deans of many nursing programs across Canada, but share with them tools that I have learned in eci831 and tried in both the classroom and clinical settings. In clinical I shared how I use a variety of apps to help students understand more about the body and pathophysiology, how I use you tube to help students learn to interpret ECGs and how QR codes can be used in the clinical settings. The discussion was a very important first step as we begin to develop competencies and discuss issues around this area for nursing. It was definitely a start in beginning a discussion around nursing informatics. Many stated that the using the words nursing informatics implied something difficult? What do you think when you hear the words nursing informatics?

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