The Wisconsin Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates is a professional organization of Wisconsin nurses and other healthcare providers that function in administrative, clinical, educational, and research roles in the field of endoscopy. WSGNA is the regional chapter of the national organization, SGNA, which is an accredited approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
WSGNA had previously used GoToWebinar for their educational events, but found that viewers became frustrated with audio issues and the inability to see the speaker alongside the PowerPoint presentation.
Viewers were limited to being at the event in person, or watching at a specific time, in order to learn the material and earn CEUs (Continuing Education Units). WSGNA needed the ability to reach more members across the state who didn’t have the opportunity to travel due to family and work commitments.
In order to allow all interested members to participate in this educational opportunity, WSGNA needed to cost-effectively live stream and record their event, so it would be available for viewing at a later time by those who couldn’t attend. They wanted something easy to use with personalized support, with the end goal being convenience and equal opportunities for their members.
Field59 personally guided WSGNA through all aspects of the event, from pre-event planning to post-event publishing on the WSGNA website. WSGNA learned how to use the Field59 Video Platform™, which included how to set up a live stream player on the WSGNA website.
On the day of the event, a Field59 production crew member arrived with a camera and a Field59 live stream encoding box. Once connected to the venue Internet, the camera’s video feed was sent to Field59’s live stream servers in the cloud. Field59’s cloud streaming feature allowed WSGNA members to watch from anywhere on desktop computers, tablets and mobile phones.
Field59’s live stream recording feature enabled the video to be archived and viewed by members that missed the event, using Field59’s video player on WSGNA’s website. By archiving the live event video, a new learning opportunity was created. More members are now able to pay for and earn CEUs for this event, long after it has taken place.
The end result was a success. WSGNA selected the Field59 Platform because of its affordability, ease-of-use, flexible features, and personal service. As a result, WSGNA experienced increased member awareness and participation in both the live stream presentation and the archival video of the event, which is now available on their website, viewable at any time and on any device, with the Field59 player.
WSGNA has met and exceeded their regional society’s educational goals by providing 24/7 access to learning opportunities. Due to their success, WSGNA has formed an educational committee to further educational efforts, and will continue to work with Field59 in 2015.
“As with anything, when you try something for the first time you are always a bit nervous, but within minutes, I knew I had nothing to fear. From beginning to end, we were in good hands. Field59 has taken the complexity out of live streaming events and has made it easy to do.” – Mary Garcia, WSGNA website administrator and member
“Thank you to Field59 for your partnership in bringing WSGNA to the forefront in web-based educational modalities!” – Deb Schmeling, MSN, RN, CGRN, 2014 WSGNA President
“Great feed and audio!” – Margaret, WSGNA member
“I liked being able to view this from home. This is important to me, especially with my schedule and grandchildren now in the picture.” – Karin, WSGNA member