Mobile Learning

Advanced mobile training apps help clinicians perform better

By October 10, 2012 No Comments

Medical technicians of all kinds rely on specialized knowledge of diseases and other ailments in order to properly treat patients, but this information changes continuously as treatment methods and new medications are discovered. What's more, the sheer volume of data a clinician needs to be able to recall on a moment's notice is extensive, which means facts about lesser-seen conditions could become outdated or incomplete due to lack of review.

To help practitioners in such a position, standard classes are not always an option. Taking extensive time away from the office to learn new techniques or attempting to attend regular school meetings after a full day of work could overextend a person, and reduce the amount they actually absorb.

Mobile training apps have stepped up to provide teaching experiences on-the-go and handy resources that can be carried around and accessed readily, even while standing at a patient's side. Such mobile tools create more knowledgeable practitioners, and because questions can now be answered immediately and accurately with a mobile app, quality of care can increase.

Expanding horizons
There are many different kinds of tools currently available on mobile phones and tablets, but instituting an enterprise-level, customized mobile program that provides up-to-date medical information is not something most consumers would be interested in. Clinical practices usually have these solutions crafted for them in order to meet the demands of their employees.

These tools, as The Fonecast pointed out, are making their way into the hands of more practitioners than ever before to assist with the ways in which doctors, EMTs, nurses, surgeons and other key medical staff interact with one another as well as patients. The source wrote that more medical schools are providing students with iPads right from the start of classes because getting them used to working with electronic records and mobile learning solutions will make them more accustomed to the direction of modern medicine.

The British Journal of Healthcare Computing wrote that these devices are also useful in the overall training of medical staff. Facilities at the University of California, San Francisco have begun using a state-of-the-art teaching suit that shows students the value of mobile technology in operating rooms and at patients' bedsides, though they are currently only handling cadavers. The experience is what makes the situation worthwhile, as future medical staff is challenged to rely on their own wits, and those of mobile training software when they are uncertain.

Use in the field
These devices are staying with students through the end of school and moving into the next level of their careers, travelling into exam rooms and ambulances, through emergency rooms and clinics all over the world.

Healthcare IT News and Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society wrote that first responders are finding great value in these mobile app developments, as they can refer to handheld resources while treating a victim if they have any questions about conditions and proper handling.

Companies that want to harness the power of mobile app development to increase workforce knowledge and performance should talk to CSE Software Inc. about engineering custom training software to meet this end. Solutions can be tailored to specific internal programs and protocols, preferred corporate devices and favored backup and outside resources, so that these tools become a fluid extension of everyday work and life for all staff members.

Contact Stacey Burris at sburris@csesoftware.com or 1.309.670.7595 and ask for a mobile app development demo today!