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Supporting learning within the workplace: Device training in healthcare

Iacovides, Ioanna; Cox, Anna L. and Blandford, Ann (2013). Supporting learning within the workplace: Device training in healthcare. In: ECCE '13: Proceedings of the 31st European Conference on Cognitive Ergonomics, ACM, New York, USA.

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Abstract

The phrase “lifelong learning” places emphasis on the fact that learning continues beyond the classroom and formal educational environments, though it is often supported by training within the workplace. Continued professional development is all the more important within the context of healthcare, where technology is constantly evolving and errors run the risk of causing serious harm to patients. This paper considers the case of infusion device training within UK hospitals. Interviews were carried out with staff involved in medical device training and management across seven National Health Service trusts. The analysis indicates the range of training provided by different institutions and highlights important issues that influence how users develop their understanding of these devices. Further, the research indicates that while there is an increasing interest in e-learning as a way to overcome some of the tensions trainers face in relation to time and resources, there are also significant concerns which need to be addressed when considering this approach.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Copyright Holders: 2013 ACM
ISBN: 1-4503-2251-4, 978-1-4503-2251-5
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
CHI+MEDEP/G059063/1EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council)
Keywords: Device training; healthcare; e-learning
Academic Unit/School: Learning Teaching and Innovation (LTI) > Institute of Educational Technology (IET)
Learning Teaching and Innovation (LTI)
Item ID: 46986
Depositing User: Ioanna Iacovides
Date Deposited: 11 Aug 2016 15:22
Last Modified: 10 Feb 2017 16:09
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/46986
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