Date of Submission

Spring 1-24-2020

Document Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)



First Advisor

Dr. Jo Loomis

Second Advisor

Dr. Sandhu



Purpose/Objectives: To provide an overview of the efficacy of using iPad tablets and online education videos to provide cancer related patient education to increase patient knowledge and satisfaction.

Data Sources: A literature search for peer-reviewed articles from 2009-2019. Databases searched include Cochrane, CINAHL, and PubMed. English language terms utilized: waiting, patient experience, patient satisfaction, cancer, positive distraction, oncology, music, patient education, iPad, television, and online education. 10 articles will be utilized for this review.

Conclusions: Patient education videos by way of iPads are more effective in increasing patient knowledge and patient satisfaction when compared to the standard pamphlet or written patient education methods. Patients who viewed online education videos as an educational tool scored significantly higher on the post-study questionnaires than patients who were given standard education pamphlets.

Implications for Nursing Practice: Nurse Practitioners working in the ambulatory setting face challenges in adequately educating patients in brief office encounters. Online patient education videos can give patients the option to continue learning about his/her disease and treatment plan from home with no time constraint. Using iPads during a clinic appointment for patient education establishes individual-level learning priorities to develop and carry out education plans. Nurse Practitioners and other providers are uniquely positioned to support the use of technology to provide educational materials during wait times and to evaluate the patient’s level of comprehension following each educational intervention.

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