A #FOAMed project for #nurses? Looking for ideas and suggestions.

Nursing isn’t taking to FOAMed like the medical community is.  So I was thinking.  How about a CEN (Certified Emergency Nurse) prep course for nurses using #FOAMed concepts.  The tools are there.   We could do it cheaply in cost, but in time on the other hand, that might be a bit expensive.

Not only would nurses who complete the proem be ready to take the CEN exam, but they would also be well grounded in SOME and FOAMed.

Any thoughts, idea’s


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4 Responses to A #FOAMed project for #nurses? Looking for ideas and suggestions.

  1. I think this is an excellent idea. Especially for the folks in rural areas who don’t have access to seminars and so forth. If enough pro FOAM folks gather and split up the work, peer review it, it would be a phenomenal resource. Certainly no small undertaking. Would love to partake in any ideas going forward regarding it.

  2. craigbrn says:

    I’m starting to research hosting and formats. This is definitely a long term project. Start by mapping out the exam and cutting it into chunks.

    I did a smaller project for a nurse internship program and used a wiki as the format. We owned MS Share-point and I used the built in tools. I had the advantage there of owning the hardware. Was able to swing our own blade with a terabyte of storage.

    I don’t want to bury myself in the technology and have to work to keep a LMS (Learning management system) up and running on top of everything.

  3. Mindy says:

    I think this is a fabulous idea. I find that there are several options available for CEN review courses, but review courses for like CPEN, CFRN, CCRN are a little bit more few and far between. This could be due to the fact that I am just in an area where there is more exposure to CEN. On another note there are plenty of smart RNs out there who have plenty of knowledge and expertise to share, but they are not doing it on the FOANed world, or at least not as quickly as the medical community. As nurses I can’t believe we are allowing the medical community to get one up on us in this area of change.

    • cbutton says:

      I agree. The learning curve for the different platforms to host or curate that stuff was a but higher than I expected. But I’m working on it. There is a lot of content already out there.

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