Smartphone Usage During Patient Care: Implications for Clinical Education

Technology is an important part of health care delivery and is used in various ways; from communicating patient and client medical conditions to prescribing exercises. The usage of technology, specifically smartphones, may be perceived as mainstream technology by health care professional students. Yet, older patients may find the use of smartphones to be a distraction and foster a sense of disconnectedness from the health care provider.

  • In what ways, if at all, are health care professional preparation programs educating students on the appropriate and inappropriate times for smartphone usage?
  • Is it acceptable to utilize a smartphone during patient care for personal use?
  • How many licensed professionals manage personal issues on a smartphone during patient care time?

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Target Audience

Health Sciences Clinical Educators including faculty, preceptors and instructors.

Learning Objectives

Participants of the online journal club will:

  1. Examine a research article relevant to clinical teaching and context.
  2. Apply an evidence based approach to a scenario.
  3. Discuss the article and case in relation to clinical teaching.
Course summary
Course opens: 
09/16/2018
Course expires: 
12/31/2019
Cost:
$0.00
Rating: 
0

The discussion facilitator will be available to respond to your questions and comments beginning October 8, 2018 until October 14,2018.

To participate in the course follow the directions below:

  1. After you login, access and read the journal article and scenario information by clicking the Begin tab and then the Begin button. Click the Journal Article tab, open and read the article pdf then click the Scenario tab to read the scenario.
  2. Click the Discussion Question 1 tab to read and post responses to the question and comments.
  3. Repeat for Discussion Question 2.
  4. You should read and respond to the comments and questions from the discussion facilitator and other participants beginning September 10, 2018 until September 16,2018 or beyond this time as appropriate.
  5. To see newly posted comments and questions click the Review button on either discussion question tabs or refresh the page in the web browser. 
  6. As this is not a live presentation your engagement by posting timely comments and responses helps keep the conversation fresh.
  7. The discussion facilitator may continue to, monitor, review and reply to comments periodically as appropriate.
  8. Remember to see new comments in real time: refresh the page or click the Review button in Discussion Question tabs.
  9. Next, complete the evaluation.

Continuing education credit is not available for this course. There are no fees for participating in this online educational activity. This activity is available for you to review prior comments and questions through December 2019.

Email stahr2@wisc.edu if you have issues accessing the featured journal article.

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Susan L. Wenker, PT, PhD

Assistant Professor (CHS)

Department of Family Medicine and Community Health

University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Available Credit

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
09/16/2018
Course expires: 
12/31/2019

Price

Cost:
$0.00
Please login or register to take this course.

The discussion facilitator will be available to respond to your questions and comments beginning October 8, 2018 until October 14,2018.

To participate in the course follow the directions below:

  1. After you login, access and read the journal article and scenario information by clicking the Begin tab and then the Begin button. Click the Journal Article tab, open and read the article pdf then click the Scenario tab to read the scenario.
  2. Click the Discussion Question 1 tab to read and post responses to the question and comments.
  3. Repeat for Discussion Question 2.
  4. You should read and respond to the comments and questions from the discussion facilitator and other participants beginning September 10, 2018 until September 16,2018 or beyond this time as appropriate.
  5. To see newly posted comments and questions click the Review button on either discussion question tabs or refresh the page in the web browser. 
  6. As this is not a live presentation your engagement by posting timely comments and responses helps keep the conversation fresh.
  7. The discussion facilitator may continue to, monitor, review and reply to comments periodically as appropriate.
  8. Remember to see new comments in real time: refresh the page or click the Review button in Discussion Question tabs.
  9. Next, complete the evaluation.

Continuing education credit is not available for this course. There are no fees for participating in this online educational activity. This activity is available for you to review prior comments and questions through December 2019.

Email stahr2@wisc.edu if you have issues accessing the featured journal article.

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