Evolving AI Patient: Benefits and Challenges (1090-003530) (Developmental Research Projects: Virtual (By Invitation Only))
Start time: Tuesday, February 2, 2021, 2:00 PM End time: Tuesday, February 2, 2021, 3:00 PM Session Type: Research Study Development and Presentation Program Abstracts
Using AI as an educational tool has provided challenges for both the instructor and the learner. What are the benefits and the disadvantages to the use of AI for virtual simulation? Currently, students and faculty have limited exposure to AI as an educational resource. We are exploring using an evolving AI patient that will age with the students as they progress throughout the nursing program. The students will be introduced to the patient in health assessment where they will begin with basic patient interviewing skills and a health history. They will revisit the patient in junior and senior year in their medical surgical courses, where they will see the patient aging and developing more medical problems. As the AI patient & the student grow together, the student should be able to increase their interviewing and assessment skills while being familiar with the AI patient. Also, we will explore the benefits and challenges of using the evolving AI patient with both the students & faculty.
This year of COVID 19 has forced the use of AI as one simulation pedagogue option. In order to facilitate as many experiences as possible, changes to age and disease progression were made to the virtual avatar. The students will complete an evaluation after each simulation experience during the three times they will work with the aging AI patient during the nursing program. We will also look at the scores within the AI program to see if there is a progression with each level of simulation.
This is an ongoing process as we work with students in various stages of their nursing education. Communication is always a learning process and AI provides one option of learning a fluid routine of how to do this. We anticipate the students will progress with their interviewing and assessment skills as the patient ages and as they progress through the nursing program.