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Authors

  1. Rosenkoetter, Marlene M. PhD, RN, FAAN
  2. Smith, Deborah DNP, RN
  3. Stachura, Max E. MD
  4. McDonough, JoEllen PhD, RN
  5. Hunter, Carol RN, MSN
  6. Thompson, Darrell RN, DNP
  7. Richter, Sally MSN, RN
  8. Jones, Gail DNP, RN

Abstract

The purpose of this project was to implement and evaluate the Video Analysis Tool (VAT) system, a tool for capturing and analyzing video evidence of students' clinical performance. Through the VAT system, nursing student dyads from 4 universities used a video camera, a computer, and a tripod in the residences of older adults to record interactions and psychosocial assessments of older adult clients. Using their recordings to compare their clinical activities with predefined clinical objectives derived from gerontological nursing standards, they made video clips of their assessments to demonstrate the required outcomes. Use of the VAT system received positive evaluations from students, faculty, and residents in multiple clinical sites. The process has significant implications for assessing clients and health care providers in their interactions in a variety of settings, including on home visits. It has additional applications for documenting performance measures of nurses and team members as they provide client care.