Monday, 27 February 2017

University of Nottingham Health E-Learning and Media (HELM): Aims Assignment

Superficial Veins of the Upper Limb, by Henry Vandyke Carter, Gray's Anatomy, Plate 574, 1918, Public Domain.

  • What is the learning goal for the resource?

The learning goal is for student phlebotomists to choose safe veins to collect blood from their patients for laboratory testing.

  • Who are the intended learners?


The learners are first year phlebotomy students, who could be medical assistants, laboratory technologists, hemodialysis technicians, nurses, Physician Assistants, or Clinical Clerks.


  • What level will the resource be pitched at?

This Reusable Learning Object (RLO) is geared to novice specimen collectors. They are mainly first year medical assisting students, but could also be experienced medical staff with new duties, who have never collected blood before. For example, an experienced nurse reassigned to a research project in which her new duties included phlebotomy would find this RLO useful.


  • How will learners know if they have achieved the learning goal?

The learners will know if they have achieved their goal of choosing safe veins if they can collect sufficient volumes of blood, of sufficient quality to be tested, without causing undue pain, bruising, or infection to the patient.


  • How will the resource be delivered/made available to learners?

The RLO will be available on video (Vimeo or YouTube), with closed captions, and a downloadable .PDF printable hand-out.


  • Do you want others to be able to use the resource, and if so who do think think might reuse it?

Yes, I will license the RLO under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 for reuse but no derivatives. I will not ShareAlike because I have legal concerns if a patient is injured. I think small private laboratories, visiting home nurses, and small hospitals or clinics may use it to train new staff.

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