Deborah S. Walker, CNM, FNP, DNSc, FACNM, is an Associate Professor (Clinical) in the College of Nursing and School of Medicine, Department of OB/GYN at Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, and the Coordinator of their new Nurse-Midwifery Concentration. She is Chair of the Data and Information Management Section of the ACNM Division of Research.
Web-Based Data Collection in Midwifery Clinical Education
Article first published online: 24 DEC 2010
2003 American College of Nurse Midwives
Journal of Midwifery & Womens Health
Volume 48, Issue 6, pages 437–443, November-December 2003
How to Cite
Walker, D. S. and Pohl, J. M. (2003), Web-Based Data Collection in Midwifery Clinical Education. Journal of Midwifery & Womens Health, 48: 437–443. doi: 10.1016/S1526-9523(03)00347-7
- Issue published online: 24 DEC 2010
- Article first published online: 24 DEC 2010
- computerized information system;
- educational measurement;
- midwifery education research;
- clinical education
A Web-based computerized database for clinical data collection use by midwifery and nurse practitioner students was developed and revised over 2 years. The database provided insight into the number and diversity of clients seen as well as the student's level of autonomy. Students documented a selected set of data elements sensitive to nursing and midwifery care for all client encounters. Analysis of the clinical encounter data entered by nurse-midwifery students in the Antepartum Care course during two winter semesters included 1,417 client encounters. Results of the analyses are presented as well as educational and clinical issues involved in the development and maintenance of the database. Future work includes refining the current database, expanding the data set to include the ACNM nurse-midwifery clinical data sets for antepartum and intrapartum care, and pilot testing the Web-based version in Fall 2003 by using wireless, handheld technology.