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Data Fidelity

Release Date: February 19, 2019
Expiration Date: February 19, 2022
Originally presented as a webinar on December 13, 2018

Cost: FREE for NASN members and Non-Members

Upon successful completion of this offering,
participants will receive 0.75 CNE contact hour.
Program Overview
Data is powerful-but only when that data is accurate. This educational activity will provide tips on how to collect accurate (clean) data; as well as how to spot potential errors and fix them after the data is collected. The activity applies to all-if you collect data on electronic health records or on paper.

This activity is part of a Data Collection Mini Series that includes:

Learning Outcomes
As a result of participating in this educational activity, learners will be able to:
  • Describe why data fidelity is important.
  • Analyze 2 potential barriers to obtaining data fidelity.
  • Identify 3 solutions for clean, accurate data.

Intended Audience

This continuing education program is a knowledge-based activity developed to meet the educational needs of registered nurses who are interested in learning how to collect accurate data, how to spot errors in the data and how to correct data errors in order to maintain data fidelity.

Dr. Sharon Guthrie, ARNP, CPNP, NCSN, RN-BC
Mount Mercy University
Director of Graduate Nursing Programs & Associate Professor
Executive Director of Iowa School Nurse Organization

Erin D. Maughan, PhD, MS, RN, PHNA-BC, FNASN, FAAN
RWJF (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation) Executive Nurse Fellow Alumni
Director of Research
National Association of School Nurses

Faculty and Program Planner Disclosures
NASN must ensure that all educational session content is free of commercial bias and influence. The intent of this disclosure is to provide learners with information on which they can make their own judgments.

The nurse planner, faculty and reviewers disclose the absence of personal financial relationships with commercial interests relevant to this educational activity within the past 12 months.

Accreditation Statement
National Association of School Nurses is accredited with distinction as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Accredited status does not imply endorsement by NASN or ANCC of any commercial products discussed in this learning activity.

Commercial Support or Grant Funding
This program was funded by CDC grant # CDC#75D30118C03361 on Active Surveillance among School Children for Chronic Conditions.

Instructions to Complete This CNE Activity
To receive a Certificate of Completion for this course, follow the steps below, and complete and view the full content of the program including the course evaluation.

NASN will conduct an outcome assessment of a sample of participants at a later date. Please be advised that, if you complete this course, you may be asked to participate in this outcome assessment.

Step 1: Enroll in the course through the e-commerce system. Select the Purchase button. You will be directed to the e-commerce system. The item should already be in your shopping cart (look for the shopping cart icon at the top of the e-commerce web page). 

Step 2: Complete and view the full content of the program. Content items are indexed at the bottom of this screen. After you enroll, you will return to this screen. The first content item will be “unlocked” so that you can begin completing the course. Subsequent items will “unlock” as you complete previous items.

Step 3: Print the certificate.