Librarians with tablets connecting patient and family-centered pediatric rounding teams with information
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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/IR00001228/00001
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Title: Librarians with tablets connecting patient and family-centered pediatric rounding teams with information
Physical Description: Conference Papers
Creator: 2012 Medical Library Association Quad Chapter Meeting ( Conference )
Auten, Beth ( Author, Primary )
Edwards, Mary E. ( Author, Secondary )
Butson, Linda C. ( Author, Secondary )
Tennant, Michele R. ( Author, Secondary )
Abstract: Research Question: This paper describes initial evaluation of a clinical rounding information service for general pediatrics. The introduction of tablet computers provides the opportunity to assess the efficiency of point-of-care services, and the impact of tablets on the rounding service, from both the clinician and the librarian perspective. Setting: Interdisciplinary rounding teams in pediatrics at an 852-bed hospital are comprised of a variety of health care professionals including attending physicians, medical residents, medical students, nurses, and others. Rounds are based on the patient and family-centered care model. Two librarians rounded once per week for approximately eight weeks with one of two teams so that both general teams benefited from information services. Methods: The two librarians involved in the project utilized two tablet platforms, iPad and Motorola XOOM, to provide information services to rounding teams. During the data collection phase, the librarians alternated use of the two different tablet devices so each librarian used both devices. Results: Data collection for this study is ongoing; this presentation reports preliminary results from a survey distributed to clinicians who rounded with the librarians from July through September 2012, as well as initial librarian experiences with the different tablets. Next Steps: Evaluation of the project uses a multi-pronged approach to collect a variety of data about the use of tablets to support point-of-care services. Evaluation instruments include a survey (distributed to physicians on the rounding teams), librarian-entered search metrics, and a rubric to assess how the tablets performed. Additionally librarians are recording their perceptions of how the tablets perform as a source of qualitative data. Further evaluation of the rounding service will assess the usefulness of tablets in answering real-time questions and the effectiveness of librarian participation in patient and family-centered rounding.
Acquisition: Collected for University of Florida's Institutional Repository by the UFIR Self-Submittal tool. Submitted by Anna Auten.
Publication Status: Unpublished
General Note: http://www.hshsl.umaryland.edu/quad2012/papers.cfm
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Source Institution: University of Florida Institutional Repository
Holding Location: University of Florida
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System ID: IR00001228:00001


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