Maintain Your Clinical Competency – Anytime, Anywhere
“Healthcare consumers expect competency from the nurses who care for them—and registered nurses (RNs) have an ethical and legal responsibility to maintain their competency.”
In the ever-changing world of healthcare and veterinary medicine, maintaining and enhancing one’s clinical competency remains a critical responsibility for all healthcare industry professionals. While standards of practice vary depending on the role and specialization of each individual, American Nurse Today recommends six general strategies for maintaining and enhancing one’s familiarity with the scope and standards that drive their clinical practice:
Pursue additional formal education (if applicable)
Join relevant professional organizations
Attend conferences and other professional development opportunities
Complete online courses and modules offered by reputable sources
Stay up-to-date on the latest peer-reviewed journal publications
Become certified in one’s practice area (if applicable)
While each of the above methods are excellent ways to maintain clinical competency, our team at AppClinic is laser focused on engineering new ways to use digital technologies to push the boundaries of 21st century healthcare education – which is why we’re thrilled to add our own clinical case handling learning game into the professional practice equation: NextStepDx.
Available exclusively for iPad and Android tablets, AppClinic’s NextStepDx is a fully-interactive learning game that emulates handling clinical cases aligned to the Objective Structured Clinical Encounter (OCSE) standard. Ideal for use as a study tool or test prep resource, the game challenges players’ critical thinking skills during patient assessment, parsing differential diagnoses with the ultimate goals of gaining proficiency and providing optimal patient care. Featuring 16 unique cases, the game offers numerous hours of valuable, real-world practice for both healthcare learners and professionals alike – an unbeatable value for a one-time cost of $9.99.
Additional healthcare learning game resources:
Game-based Learning Applications: Hospital Hygiene
Game-based Learning Applications: CPR Training