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  • USF College of Nursing: Collaborations with the United Kingdom-Safety in Numbers

    Faculty of Health, Sport and Science from the University of Glamorgan, UK, Keith Weeks, RN, RNT, PhD, BSc (Hons), BEd, Dip N., FHEA, Professor of Healthcare and Numeracy Education, and Norman Woolley, MSc, MN, RGN, DipN, PGCE, RNT, Head of Learning and Teaching & Associate Head Profession Education and Service Delivery, will give two presentations at the University of South Florida College of Nursing on Friday, March 22, 2013 as part of USF College of Nursing I.C.O.N. (International College of Nursing).

    The presenters are both distinguished members of the faculty of Health, Sports and Science at the University of Glamorgan in the United Kingdom. John Clochesy, PhD, RN, FAAN, FCCM, CS, Director of Faculty Development at the University of South Florida College of Nursing has recently collaborated with both Dr. Keith Weeks and Mr. Norman Woolley from Glamorgan on Safety in Numbers a series of publications soon to be released by Elsevier Publishers.  

    Friday, March 22, 2013

    8:30-10:00am – MDN 1022
    Safety In Numbers: From Student Performance and Educational Research to a Spin-Off Company, Patient Safety and Regulation for Licensure
    A presentation designed for Research Faculty in how a program of research developed into entrepreneurial and regulatory opportunity.
     
     1:30-3:30pm – MDN 1022
    Authenticity, Building Knowledge, Skills and Competency Development: The ABC of Safe Medication Dosage Calculation Problem Solving
    A presentation designed for clinical educators, nurse educators and service providers on a unique approach to solving medication dosage calculation issues. 

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    Keith Weeks, RN, RNT, PhD, BSc (Hons), BEd, Dip N., FHEA,
    Professor of Healthcare and Numeracy Education, 
    Faculty of Health, Sport and Science, 
    University of Glamorgan, UK

    Dr. Weeks is Reader in Health Professional Education at the Faculty of Health, Sport & Science, University of Glamorgan. He is leader of the Healthcare Education Research Group (HERG) at the Faculty of Health, Sport & Science. He supervises a range international PhD candidates within HERG and my teaching portfolio includes research and advanced physiology education within the MSc Advanced Practice and MSc Disaster Healthcare programs. 

    Dr. Weeks has over 30 years of experience in clinical nursing and nursing education practice. He is a science and education graduate and his PhD focused on the design and evaluation of authentic computer-based environments for facilitating the learning and diagnostic assessment of medication dosage calculation skills. His education practice, PhD and post doctorate research, and program of knowledge and technology transfer is increasingly informing the pedagogy of health professional education and medication dosage problem-solving, calculation and assessment in the UK, USA and beyond. Cardiff University awarded Dr. Weeks a Senior Lectureship for Excellence in Education Practice and now holds the post of Professor of Healthcare Numeracy & Education at the University of Glamorgan.

    Dr. Weeks was part of a specialist healthcare numeracy reference group responsible for the development of a standardized framework within which a point of registration benchmark (to be determined by the profession) can be articulated. This was an essential educational initiative undertaken by Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professions Directorate of NHS Education for Scotland (NES) and has both national and international implications.

    Dr. Weeks is Research & Design Director: Authentic World Ltd – a spin-out company of Glamorgan and Cardiff universities specializing in the design and development of innovative software solutions for reducing medication error and improving patient safety.

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    Norman Woolley, MSc, MN, RGN, DipN, PGCE, RNT
    Head of Learning and Teaching & Associate Head Profession Education and Service Delivery, Faculty of Health, Sport and Science, 
    University of Glamorgan, UK

    Norman Woolley has been a nurse educator since 1989 and is currently Head of Learning & Teaching at the Faculty of Health, Sport & Science at the University of Glamorgan.

    Norman is a nursing and computing masters graduate. He has 30 years of experience in the healthcare sector and 15 years software design and development experience in both institutional and commercial environments. His research and development interests since joining nurse education have focused on the application of information and communication technologies to support learning and assessment. Within this field, he has also worked as Learning & Teaching Consultant to the Higher Education Academy Health Sciences and Practice Subject Centre. Over the last decade, the primary focus of his research and development interests has been in the area of numeracy and problem solving related to medication dosage calculations.

    Norman is CEO and Technical Director of Authentic World Ltd – a spin-out company of Glamorgan and Cardiff universities specializing in the design and development of innovative software solutions for reducing medication error and improving patient safety.

    For more information contact Dr. John Clochesy at jcloches@health.usf.eduSeating will be limited.

    To RSVP for either session please contact Ms. Janique Rice at jrice1@health.usf.edu.

     

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