Use of i-Human Across the Stages of Nurse Practitioner Education


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Year 1 Students
Case Player Configuration
| Recommended Use | Lessons Platform
Year 2 Students
Case Player Configuration
| Recommended Use | Lessons Platform
Performance Review

Year 1 Students – Case Player Configuration

Year 1 Students – Recommended Use

In year one, courses usually involve the following topics:

  1. Pharmacology
  2. Clinical decision-making
  3. Health assessment (family, adult, aged)
  4. Primary care management I

For these topics, the H&P + Dx configuration is a good match because it:

  • Provides practice for taking a history and performing a physical examination
  • Autoscores sections, saving faculty time
  • Introduces students to diagnostic reasoning by providing the expert clinician’s ordered tests and diagnoses list
  • Provides an opportunity to write SOAP notes or management plans
  • Provided automatic structured educational feedback when played in learning mode

IHP case configurations can assist faculty in scaffolding the clinical encounter experience. The next recommended configuration is Basic DDx. Here students complete a H&P and:

  • Select a differential diagnosis list
  • Rank the diagnoses
  • Order tests and review results
  • Select a definitive diagnosis

Write SOAP note or management plan

Year 1 Students – Lessons Platform

History Taking Lesson

We offer a free History Taking Lesson to remind students of the various components of History.

Year 2 Students – Case Player Configuration

Year 2 Students – Recommended Use

Year 2 – Full Time Students

Second year students usually focus on:

  1. Practicums I and II (family, adult, aged)
  2. Primary care
  3. Health care policy
  4. Care patients across the continuum
  5. Usually an elective focus of interest

For the 2nd year students, the Basic DDx configuration can continue to be useful.  However, 2 additional configurations should be considered: H&P Optional and Case Review.

The HPO configuration allows the students to focus on the following tasks:

  • Extracting pertinent information from a chart
  • Developing a differential
  • Ordering and reviewing tests
  • Selecting a final diagnosis
  • Developing a management plan

A history or physical exam is optional.

The Case Review configuration provides the all the same components as above except one cannot take a history or perform a physical. This configuration is ideal for faculty who want to place their “paper cases” into a database for auto-scoring for the diagnostic reasoning components when played by students, thereby reducing faculty time. If you can cut and paste in a word document, you can create a case.

Year 2 Students – Lessons Platform

A heart auscultation lesson is also available. An ECG interpretation lesson will be available in 2018.

Performance Review

Regardless of the case configuration you choose, IHP provides student and group analytics assisting you in determining competency as well as identifying areas of struggle—typically knowledge or diagnostic reasoning. This information is available as soon as the students complete their cases.

Data can be used for individual and group feedback. Some institutions have found student case play scores an early predictor of those students who may need additional assistance to become successful clinicians.

Individual Performance

Individual performance data is provided to both users and faculty. Users can drill down to get exceptionally detailed performance information.

Group Assessment Performance

Objective assessment of patient evaluation.

Group reports are provided to faculty to assess common areas of proficiency and deficiency. Faculty analytics sessions provide suggestions for targeted intervention.

Commonly Missed Tasks

Group and individual reports are available to identify important concepts that were commonly missed. Above shows one of 28 available charts.

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