The importance of setting and evaluating standards of telemedicine training

E M Brebner, J A Brebner, H Ruddick-Bracken, R Wootton, J Ferguson

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    Abstract

    The importance of appropriate training in the use of videoconferencing equipment for clinical purposes is often underestimated when telemedicine projects are established. We developed a user training programme which was delivered via videoconferencing to a group of 130 nurses. Training was delivered on a one-to-one basis. A questionnaire was developed to evaluate user satisfaction and the effectiveness of training. One hundred and two fully completed questionnaires were returned (a 79% response rate). High levels of satisfaction were obtained but the level of user competence reached 100% only when training was supported by a training manual and at least weekly practice. Before establishing a telemedicine service, the following steps appear to be important: identify the required training competencies; deliver a 'hands on' training programme based on the required training competencies; back up the training programme with an instruction booklet; ensure that trainees have at least weekly practice; measure the level of user competence.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)7-9
    Number of pages3
    JournalJournal of telemedicine and telecare
    Volume9
    Issue numberSuppl. 1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2003

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    Videoconferencing
    Education
    Mental Competency
    Pamphlets
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    Nurses
    Equipment and Supplies
    Surveys and Questionnaires

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    Brebner, E. M., Brebner, J. A., Ruddick-Bracken, H., Wootton, R., & Ferguson, J. (2003). The importance of setting and evaluating standards of telemedicine training. Journal of telemedicine and telecare, 9(Suppl. 1), 7-9. https://doi.org/10.1258/135763303322196150

    The importance of setting and evaluating standards of telemedicine training. / Brebner, E M; Brebner, J A; Ruddick-Bracken, H; Wootton, R; Ferguson, J.

    In: Journal of telemedicine and telecare, Vol. 9, No. Suppl. 1, 01.06.2003, p. 7-9.

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    Brebner, EM, Brebner, JA, Ruddick-Bracken, H, Wootton, R & Ferguson, J 2003, 'The importance of setting and evaluating standards of telemedicine training' Journal of telemedicine and telecare, vol. 9, no. Suppl. 1, pp. 7-9. https://doi.org/10.1258/135763303322196150
    Brebner, E M ; Brebner, J A ; Ruddick-Bracken, H ; Wootton, R ; Ferguson, J. / The importance of setting and evaluating standards of telemedicine training. In: Journal of telemedicine and telecare. 2003 ; Vol. 9, No. Suppl. 1. pp. 7-9.
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