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activating prior knowledge, cognitive load, educational outcomes, learning approaches, modes, media, modality principle, teaching methods



  1. Loyola, Susan MSN, RN


Educational change is necessary to meet the demands of the current healthcare environment. An outcome-based approach to healthcare education is optimal to support organizational change. Learning objectives should focus on the best practice outcomes and should emphasize what the healthcare provider is expected to do after the educational activity is over. Regulating agencies and consumers hold healthcare accountable for providing high-quality, safe patient care. Educational activities should provide the skills and knowledge that enable nurses to meet this goal.