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Comparing novice and expert nurses in analysing electrocardiographs (ECGs) containing critical diagnostic information : an eye tracking study of the development of complex nursing visual cognitive skills

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posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 by John Broadbent, Michael Horsley, Melanie Birks, Nayadin Persaud
Examining an ECG visual display with a view to understanding the meanings represented in the display is a precursor to correctly interpreting the display and providing an accurate diagnosis of the medical condition presented in the ECG visual display. Nurse education, both in university and field-placement contexts, places high priority on understanding and applying the meaning of diagnostic information conveyed in visual display formats. Understanding the condition of patients revealed by such displays is a critical factor in determining patient outcomes. A promising feature of eye-tracking technologies and methodologies investigating cognitive processes in diagnostic situations is to examine eye movements as nursing students analyse the information provided in real visual displays.

Funding

Category 3 - Industry and Other Research Income

History

Editor

Horsley M; Eliot M; Knight BA; Reilly R

Start Page

297

End Page

315

Number of Pages

19

ISBN-13

9783319028675

Publisher

Springer

Place of Publication

Switzerland

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

James Cook University; Learning and Teaching Education Research Centre (LTERC); School of Education and the Arts (2013- ); University of the Sunshine Coast;

Era Eligible

Yes

Number of Chapters

25

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