2. 2. Learning Outcomes. At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:Discuss the value of observation in clinical evaluation.Identify some of the threats to the reliability of observations.Identify the advantages of using anecdotal notes and checklists in assessment of performa
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Observations as a Clinical Evaluation Method in Nursing Education
Dr. Belal Hijji, RN, PhD
“For as long as people have been interested in studying the social and natural world around them, observation has served as the bedrock source of human knowledge”.
(Adler and Adler, 1994, p. 377)
Observing students is a main strategy for evaluating performance in clinical practice, simulation, and learning
(Oermann and Gaberson, 2009)
Threats to Validity and Reliability of Observations
Figure 1. Key elements of effective anecdotal notes
Figure 2. Poorly written anecdotal note
Figure 3. Well-written anecdotal note
A Checklist for IV Injection of Medication
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