Use of Iliad to Improve Diagnostic Performance of Nurse Practitioner Students

Linda L. Lange, Sandra W. Haak, Michael J. Lincoln, Cheryl Thompson, Charles W. Turner, Charlene Weir, Victoria Foerster, David Nilasena, Roger Reeves

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Abstract

Nurse practitioners (NPs) have dual goals as primary care providers, combining the traditional goals of nursing with extended goals as diagnosticians. Diagnostic reasoning, therefore, is a critical component of NP education. Iliad, a computerized diagnostic reasoning expert system, has been used effectively to teach diagnostic skills to medical students. A pilot study was undertaken to determine the effects of Iliad training on NP students' diagnostic skill performance and to identify technical and instructional issues of implementation. The study found that the use of Iliad improved NP students' diagnostic reasoning, and that the training effects were modified by prior nursing experience. Successful use of Iliad required planning, faculty commitment, and technical support.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)36-45
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Nursing Education
Volume36
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1997
Externally publishedYes

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Lange, L. L., Haak, S. W., Lincoln, M. J., Thompson, C., Turner, C. W., Weir, C., ... Reeves, R. (1997). Use of Iliad to Improve Diagnostic Performance of Nurse Practitioner Students. Journal of Nursing Education, 36(1), 36-45.

Use of Iliad to Improve Diagnostic Performance of Nurse Practitioner Students. / Lange, Linda L.; Haak, Sandra W.; Lincoln, Michael J.; Thompson, Cheryl; Turner, Charles W.; Weir, Charlene; Foerster, Victoria; Nilasena, David; Reeves, Roger.

In: Journal of Nursing Education, Vol. 36, No. 1, 01.01.1997, p. 36-45.

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Lange, LL, Haak, SW, Lincoln, MJ, Thompson, C, Turner, CW, Weir, C, Foerster, V, Nilasena, D & Reeves, R 1997, 'Use of Iliad to Improve Diagnostic Performance of Nurse Practitioner Students', Journal of Nursing Education, vol. 36, no. 1, pp. 36-45.
Lange LL, Haak SW, Lincoln MJ, Thompson C, Turner CW, Weir C et al. Use of Iliad to Improve Diagnostic Performance of Nurse Practitioner Students. Journal of Nursing Education. 1997 Jan 1;36(1):36-45.
Lange, Linda L. ; Haak, Sandra W. ; Lincoln, Michael J. ; Thompson, Cheryl ; Turner, Charles W. ; Weir, Charlene ; Foerster, Victoria ; Nilasena, David ; Reeves, Roger. / Use of Iliad to Improve Diagnostic Performance of Nurse Practitioner Students. In: Journal of Nursing Education. 1997 ; Vol. 36, No. 1. pp. 36-45.
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