1. Donovan, Kate BS, GTS
  2. Reilly, Erik MEd, BS, RN

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There has been a recent worldwide shift in focus toward outcomes-based education throughout the healthcare professions with requirements for assessment and demonstration of competence. While student learning is clearly the goal of education, there is a pressing need to provide evidence that learning or mastery actually occurs. Mastery of clinical tasks involving innovative diagnostic and therapeutic technologies often follows a steep learning curve for both the nurse and associate. This presentation will review adult learning styles and training methods, benefits of computer-based learning modules, as well as the use of simulation to assess and demonstrate competence in the gastrointestinal field.


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We are pleased to present the abstracts from sgna's 36th annual course, SGNA: your gateway to opportunity. The diversity of these topics certainly reflects the richness and breadth of our specialty. in keeping with the tradition of the annual course, we hope the following abstracts will encourage discussions for improving nursing practice and patient care outcomes.