This project will utilize the requested interactive smart board to introduce patients and/or family members to MedlinePlus resources. This will be done by integrating the resources into existing curricula. Current educational programs do not include MedlinePlus resources. Focusing on dental education, NLM's MedlinePlus resources will be chosen according to age and health issue. The 86's dental health program will incorporate MedlinePlus's games and videos. A large number of the patients are Spanish speaking and the modules provided in Spanish will greatly enhance the ability to use MedlinePlus as well as encourage patients to use the site at home. Lastly, the board's split screen feature enables the simultaneous presentation of English and Spanish materials which will greatly facilitate education. Purchasing a portable board with WIFI, participants can be engaged in clinic waiting rooms, patient rooms, and exam areas as well as in traditional class rooms as the nursing department will also be using the smart board to incorporate MedlinePlus resources into patient curricula.
St. Barnabas Hospital