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Joy, A;Gahan, S;Fleming, A;Barron, E;Bermingham, M;Sahm, L
EDULEARN18: 10TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON EDUCATION AND NEW LEARNING TECHNOLOGIES
BRING YOUR OWN DEVICE: INTERPROFESSIONAL STUDENT TEAMS' USE OF WEB 2.0 TECHNOLOGY FOR A COLLABORATIVE REPORTING ACTIVITY IN THE HOSPITAL
2018
January
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Interprofessional learning helps prepare healthcare students for safer patient care through collaborative practice. Since 2008, an interprofessional workplace-based initiative at Mercy University Hospital (MUH), Cork, has included ward- and classroom-based activities for final year pharmacy and medical student teams from University College Cork (UCC), Ireland, culminating in the generation of collaborative medication safety reports. Prior to 2016, paper-based team reports were uploaded electronically to academic staff. However, it was difficult to ascertain individual and team contributions to each report outside of class. Use of an electronic shared document (Google Docs), that could be accessed via mobile devices within and outside the classroom, was implemented. Google Docs is a web 2.0 application underpinned by collaborative concepts. While its use by higher education students as a collaborative learning tool has been studied, use of this application via mobile technology at hospital sites for collaborative interprofessional medication safety reporting has not yet been evaluated. Our aim in this pilot study was to investigate student perspectives about use of Google Docs for interprofessional student teams reporting on medication safety practices. We also sought to enquire about which device was preferred for this activity on and off the hospital site. A 47- item questionnaire was designed by the project team, based on a literature review of theoretical frameworks and recommendations. At the end of the academic year, all final year medical and pharmacy students were invited by email to complete this questionnaire. Responses were analysed via statistical software (SPSS v.24). This study provides information about use of Google Docs and preferred mobile device use by interprofessional medical and pharmacy student teams reporting on medication safety (prescribing) in an Irish hospital.
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