Post-acute burns education via videoconference for occupational therapists in Queensland

Smith, A. C., O'Brien, A. and Jakowenko, J. V. (2006) Post-acute burns education via videoconference for occupational therapists in Queensland. Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare, 12 3: 73-75. doi:10.1258/135763306779380228

Author Smith, A. C.
O'Brien, A.
Jakowenko, J. V.
Title Post-acute burns education via videoconference for occupational therapists in Queensland
Journal name Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1357-633X
Publication date 2006
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1258/135763306779380228
Volume 12
Issue 3
Start page 73
End page 75
Total pages 3
Editor Richard Wootton
Elizabeth Krupinski
Place of publication London, UK
Publisher The Royal Society of Medicince Press Ltd
Collection year 2006
Language eng
Subject C1
321099 Clinical Sciences not elsewhere classified
730399 Health and support services not elsewhere classified
Abstract For over five years, post-acute burns care for children in regional areas of Queensland has been provided by videoconference. Some 300 specialist burns consultations are conducted by videoconference annually. To support regional health professionals, particularly occupational therapists who play an integral role in the local management of these children, we have instigated a series of monthly education sessions via videoconference. The sessions have addressed a broad range of topics related to the long-term management of children following a burn injury. During the first six months, up to 22 regional sites participated in multipoint videoconferences. The average number of participants per videoconference was 39 and the average duration of each session was 67 min. Participant satisfaction was measured with a routine survey completed by each site at the conclusion of the videoconference. The survey response rate was 88% (n = 95) and overall feedback was extremely positive. 96% of respondents agreed that the programme provided them with new information and that the content was relevant (95%) and of appropriate depth (84%). The educational programme has provided valuable support to a group of professionals who are taking on greater responsibility for the clinical management of children requiring post-acute burns care.
Keyword Health Care Sciences and Services
Q-Index Code C1

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