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How should multimedia be used in nurse education?

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Key points

  • Multimedia can engage students and enhance their learning experiences
  • Multimedia can be used to introduce and develop essential nursing skills
  • Nurse educators have an important role in developing innovative teaching approaches
  • Video can be an integral part of a blended learning approach to skills
  • Students value the use of multimedia

Let’s discuss

  • In your opinion, what is the best way to teach student nurses essential nursing skills?
  • How could multimedia, such as video, be used to teach the principles of essential nursing care?
  • After reading this article can you identify benefits and pitfalls of using video to teach essential skills?
  • How could you use multimedia resources, such as video, to teach and reinforce essential skills in your clinical area?
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