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Clinical Simulation: A Protocol for Evaluation of Mobile Technology


Mather, C and Jensen, S and Cummings, E, Clinical Simulation: A Protocol for Evaluation of Mobile Technology, Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, 241 pp. 179-184. ISSN 0926-9630 (2017) [Refereed Article]


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2017 The authors and IOS Press. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License 4.0 (CC BY-NC 4.0).

DOI: doi:10.3233/978-1-61499-794-8-179


For mobile technology to be accepted at point of care in healthcare environments there is a need to demonstrate benefits whilst ameliorating the risks and challenges. To provide a standardised approach to evaluation of mobile technology a simulation protocol was developed to provide guidance for its use in healthcare environments. Simulated conditions provide the opportunity to assess intended and unintended consequences and identify potential workarounds when using technology. The protocol can also be used to demonstrate the importance of the development of digital professionalism by end-users prior to students entering the clinical practice setting. The mobile technology protocol was adapted from a health information systems protocol developed and used at the ITX Lab, Denmark for use in other simulation laboratories. Use case scenarios were developed to enable evaluation of mobile technology for mobile learning of nurses, nurse supervisors, students and patients. The scenarios can be used in a range of simulated environments including hospital bedside, outpatient clinic or community settings. A case study exemplar of a nurse and patient is included to demonstrate how the mobile technology protocol can be applied.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Clinical simulation, digital professionalism, learning and teaching, mobile learning, mobile technology, nursing, usability
Research Division:Health Sciences
Research Group:Health services and systems
Research Field:Health informatics and information systems
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Provision of health and support services
Objective Field:Nursing
UTAS Author:Mather, C (Dr Carey Mather)
UTAS Author:Cummings, E (Associate Professor Liz Cummings)
ID Code:120286
Year Published:2017
Web of Science® Times Cited:1
Deposited By:Health Sciences
Deposited On:2017-08-19
Last Modified:2018-09-13
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