International expert in nursing simulation and electronic health records, Assistant Professor Vicky Elfrink, will visit the University of Technology, Sydney in August this year.
Assistant Professor Elfrink of the Ohio State University College of Nursing is a renowned authority on integration of technologies into nursing curriculum.
She is currently conducting research into the learning outcomes associated with the use of human patient simulation in education.
Elfrink is best known as the project manager for the FITNE Nightingale Tracker, a computerised communication system using personal digital assistants (PDAs) and tailored software. The Tracker was developed for use in community-focused nursing education.
She has also designed and developed a national suicide prevention website in the US with funding from the National Institutes of Mental Health.
Whilst at UTS, Elfrink will hold a series of workshops with Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery and Health staff to discuss experiences of using technology in nursing and midwifery education.
"We are very fortunate to have Assistant Professor Elfink associated with our Faculty and look forward to collaborating with her in simulation evaluative research."