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An Innovative Use of Telepresence Robots for Educating Healthcare Professional.

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Molloy, M; Shaw, RJ; Vaughn, J; Hueckel, R
Published in: Studies in health technology and informatics
January 2016

Telehealth enhances communication across distances, facilitates teamwork, and increases access to care, particularly in rural areas. As the use of telehealth technology assimilates into clinical practice, its integration is also needed in clinical curricula. Students participated in 2 pediatric scenarios in teams of 3 to 4 prelicensure nursing students, with one nurse practitioner student participating via a telepresence robot. Forty-eight prelicensure and 5 nurse practitioner students completed surveys following the clinical simulations. We found that it was feasible to use a telepresence robot as a tool in clinical simulation, to introduce telehealth, and students reported high mean scores on the acceptability of using the robot. While there are challenges, incorporating telepresence technology into simulations opens up many opportunities to both engage students in telehealth with patients and other clinicians, and to engage students in their education when they are learning at a distance.

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Published In

Studies in health technology and informatics

EISSN

1879-8365

ISSN

0926-9630

Publication Date

January 2016

Volume

225

Start / End Page

989 / 990

Related Subject Headings

  • United States
  • Telemedicine
  • Teaching
  • Pediatrics
  • Patient Simulation
  • Medical Informatics
  • High Fidelity Simulation Training
  • Educational Measurement
  • Education, Nursing
  • Computer-Assisted Instruction
 

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Molloy, M., Shaw, R. J., Vaughn, J., & Hueckel, R. (2016). An Innovative Use of Telepresence Robots for Educating Healthcare Professional. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, 225, 989–990.
Molloy, Margie, Ryan J. Shaw, Jackie Vaughn, and Remi Hueckel. “An Innovative Use of Telepresence Robots for Educating Healthcare Professional.Studies in Health Technology and Informatics 225 (January 2016): 989–90.
Molloy M, Shaw RJ, Vaughn J, Hueckel R. An Innovative Use of Telepresence Robots for Educating Healthcare Professional. Studies in health technology and informatics. 2016 Jan;225:989–90.
Molloy, Margie, et al. “An Innovative Use of Telepresence Robots for Educating Healthcare Professional.Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, vol. 225, Jan. 2016, pp. 989–90.
Molloy M, Shaw RJ, Vaughn J, Hueckel R. An Innovative Use of Telepresence Robots for Educating Healthcare Professional. Studies in health technology and informatics. 2016 Jan;225:989–990.

Published In

Studies in health technology and informatics

EISSN

1879-8365

ISSN

0926-9630

Publication Date

January 2016

Volume

225

Start / End Page

989 / 990

Related Subject Headings

  • United States
  • Telemedicine
  • Teaching
  • Pediatrics
  • Patient Simulation
  • Medical Informatics
  • High Fidelity Simulation Training
  • Educational Measurement
  • Education, Nursing
  • Computer-Assisted Instruction