- Web-based Conferencing: What Radiology Educators Need to Know. [Journal Article]
- ARAcad Radiol 2019 Jul 09
- Advances in technology have resulted in the significant growth of web-based conferencing and teaching. While these remote sessions have many advantages, they may result in challenges and frustration …
Advances in technology have resulted in the significant growth of web-based conferencing and teaching. While these remote sessions have many advantages, they may result in challenges and frustration for both host and attendees when there are technological issues, poor or distracting audio, or ineffective presentation styles. Knowing a few basic concepts behind web conferencing and preparing in advance can markedly improve the experience and facilitate effective distance learning and collaboration.
- Webinar to explore how diet might offer a solution to pruritus in pets. [Journal Article]
- VRVet Rec 2019 Jul 13; 185(2):43
- COLA (Conferences On-Line Allergy) at 10 Years-Evolution of an Online Fellowship Curriculum. [Journal Article]
- JAJ Allergy Clin Immunol Pract 2019 Jul 04
- Online learning has been present since the early days of the Internet. As with any new technology, users look to make their life easier and to save time. Experts in medical education are no different…
Online learning has been present since the early days of the Internet. As with any new technology, users look to make their life easier and to save time. Experts in medical education are no different than other users. They want to adapt new technologies to their fullest. Medical educators have been challenged with keeping education interesting and up to date, while maximizing their resources. The challenges with any online educational program include being able to reach large numbers of learners, having content that is relevant and timely, and having it available thorough many different formats to suit the user. There are many examples of online learning programs in all fields of medicine and many specific to Allergy/Immunology. In this review, we describe a form of real-time videoconferencing referred to as Conferences On-Line Allergy (COLA), which was developed at Children's Mercy Hospital and Clinics. This program, which started as a once a month webinar, has transformed into a well-known curriculum used by many Allergy/Immunology training programs across the United States. It provides not only live interactive conferences but also a library of recorded lectures and workshops that can be used at the learner's convenience. Taking advantage of the generosity of many volunteer presenters, it allows sharing of resources and provides benefits to the Allergy/Immunology community.
- Online webinar training to analyse complex atrial fibrillation maps: A randomized trial. [Journal Article]
- PlosPLoS One 2019; 14(7):e0217988
- CONCLUSIONS: Digital online training improved interpretation of panoramic AF maps in previously inexperienced clinicians. Combining online clinical data, smartphone apps and other digital resources provides a powerful, scalable approach for training in novel techniques in electrophysiology.
- European Healthy Hydration Awareness Campaign for Dietitians. [Journal Article]
- ANAnn Nutr Metab 2019; 74 Suppl 3:57-65
- Up to 50% of the adult population fail to meet the recommended total water intake despite the adverse health outcomes associated with chronic low fluid intake. Total fluid intake plays an important r…
Up to 50% of the adult population fail to meet the recommended total water intake despite the adverse health outcomes associated with chronic low fluid intake. Total fluid intake plays an important role in the energy and nutrient intake of individuals. Dietitians' role is to advise and guide the population toward a healthier diet. However, based on existing evidence, dietitians' current knowledge and practices regarding healthy hydration is an area for improvement. The European Healthy Hydration Awareness Campaign (EuHHAC) is an initiative between the European Federation of the Associations of Dietitians (EFAD) and the Hydration and Health Department of Danone Research, which aims to increase knowledge and awareness of healthy hydration and provide dietitians with evidence-based resources to use in practice. Since 2016, a series of tasks were undertaken by the EuHHAC group targeting dietitians across Europe. These tasks included an online survey addressing gaps in hydration knowledge, a webinar providing information on the terminology and impact of hydration on health, an interactive session addressing facilitators and barriers to healthy hydration, and a tutorial summarizing key hydration information and take-home messages. Dietitians were actively engaged in each aspect. Based on the feedback received, awareness of hydration was increased among dietitians. To further enhance understanding, an online Hydration Resource Center, including the resources of EuHHAC, will be created and uploaded on the EFAD website. Once completed an evaluation study will be undertaken to assess the usefulness of the resources in practice. The deliverables will be cascaded across Europe and worldwide via social media, conferences, and publications.
- Current Knowledge and Adoption of Mobile Health Apps Among Australian General Practitioners: Survey Study. [Journal Article]
- JMJMIR Mhealth Uhealth 2019 Jun 03; 7(6):e13199
- CONCLUSIONS: Most GPs are using apps professionally but recommending apps to patients sparingly. The main barriers to app prescription were the lack of knowledge of effective apps and the lack of trustworthy source to access them. A curated compilation of effective mHealth apps or an app library specifically aimed at GPs and health professionals would help solve both barriers.
- Mental State Can Influence the Degree of Postoperative Axial Neck Pain Following Cervical Laminoplasty. [Journal Article]
- GSGlobal Spine J 2019; 9(3):292-297
- CONCLUSIONS: Patients with a low mental state, possibly before surgery, are at a high risk for postoperative axial neck pain. None of the imaging parameters were statistically different.
- Hepatitis C Competency and Outreach of Occupational Health Nurses. [Journal Article]
- WHWorkplace Health Saf 2019 Jun 10; :2165079919841637
- In the United States, approximately one half of individuals with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) are not aware of their status. Current HCV treatment is highly successful and is associated with a dec…
In the United States, approximately one half of individuals with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) are not aware of their status. Current HCV treatment is highly successful and is associated with a decrease in all-cause mortality. Occupational health nurses (OHNs) are often the sole health care providers at worksites and have a unique opportunity to provide HCV education, screening, and linkage to care. This project measured changes in OHN HCV competency and outreach, and identified barriers to screening. In June 2017, Survey 1 was emailed to 3,414 American Association of Occupational Health Nurse (AAOHN) members. For HCV competence, HCV knowledge and confidence in educating and counseling employees regarding HCV were assessed. HCV outreach and barriers to screening were identified. The HCV educational campaign launched in October 2017 with a webinar, a webpage/toolkit, and educational emails. Survey 2 was emailed in January 2018 to assess for changes in HCV competency and outreach. A total of 445 OHNs responded to Survey 1, and 111 completed both surveys, and participant demographics represented AAOHN membership base (95% female, mean age 56.4). The average HCV knowledge pretest score was 76% and posttest score was 77%. Confidence in educating/counseling employees about HCV increased from 2.6 to 2.9 (on a 1-5 scale; p = .052). Higher pretest scores were associated with bachelor's degree (BS/BA) education or above, greater confidence in HCV education/counseling of employees, and HCV education participation within the prior 12 months. There are ongoing HCV learning needs for OHNs and greater opportunities for HCV outreach in worksites.
- Improving smoking cessation care in pregnancy at Aboriginal Medical Services: 'ICAN QUIT in Pregnancy' step-wedge cluster randomised study. [Journal Article]
- BOBMJ Open 2019 Jun 04; 9(6):e025293
- CONCLUSIONS: A multicomponent culturally sensitive intervention in AMSs was feasible, and might improve HPs provision of SCC to pregnant Aboriginal women. Changes in NRT prescription rates may require additional intensive measures.
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- Assessment of community pharmacists' confidence, foundational knowledge, and coordination of care activities in patients with cancer as a chronic condition. [Journal Article]
- JAJ Am Pharm Assoc (2003) 2019 May 21
- CONCLUSIONS: The educational sessions provided current relevant information for community pharmacists to build on knowledge of oncology pharmacy practice and resources. This increased the pharmacists' confidence to address needs and facilitate coordination of care for individuals with cancer. Delivery of education tailored to community pharmacy is important as the advancing cancer care model continues to adapt with new medications and innovations.