Requirements for Successful Completion: Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online CNE evaluation.
Faculty, Planners and Authors Conflict of Interest Disclosure: The authors, editor, planning committee, and education director reported no actual or potential conflict of interest in relation to this continuing nursing education article.
Commercial Support and Sponsorship: No commercial support or sponsorship declared.
This educational activity is jointly provided by Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc., and ANIA. Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc., is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider number, CEP 5387.
The purpose of this continuing nursing education article is to enable the learner to use a theoretically based Usability Evaluation (UE) process as a guide for forecasting the usability of technology by patients. After studying the information presented in this article, you will be able to:
Discuss the importance of nurses engaging in an evaluation of usability of a device before patients purchase it for home use.
Examine the integration of industry based UE methods (heuristics, cognitive walk-through, and think aloud protocols) into a guide for nurses.