Ws1377 Snippets, Doodles, Mindmaps And Apps: Pallium Canada’S Online Suite Of Just-In-Time Learning And Clinical Support For Primary Palliative Care

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Author(s): 
Jose Pereira1, Gordon Giddings2, Kathy Logsdail-Downer2, Brady Riordan2, Nicholas Papiccio2 e Nathalie Gravelle-Ray2
1Department of Medicine, University of Ottawa; 2Pallium Canada
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Mobile information technologies, including tablets and their apps, have become useful tools in today’s health care environments. They provide, amongst others, opportunities to support just-in-time learning and clinical decision-making at the point of care. Platforms such as Youtube and Twitter are popular media that facilitate communication and information sharing not only with health professionals and learners but also importantly with the public at large. They provide opportunities to better inform the public on health issues. Pallium Canada, a pan- Canadian project that produces peer-reviewed palliative and end-of-life (EOL) care courseware and learning materials (including one and two-day courses on palliative care for primary care providers), is developing a suite of products for mobile devices and computers to support distributed learning and clinical decision-making at the point of care. Doodles are short 1 to 3 minute-long Youtube-type videos that combine voice-over narration with animated sketching and drawing to provide a dynamic presentation on topics such as “What is palliative care?”, “When should palliative care be initiated?”, “Who provides palliative care?” and “The impact of euphemisms on end of life care?” The goal is to address myths related to palliative and EOL care and change the public’s and health care professionals’ misperceptions, misunderstandings that undermine access to palliative care. Snippets are short online modules (2-to 5- minute long) on various topics such as ”Discussing opioid side effects” and “Starting hypodermoclysis”; often with short videos demonstrating the techniques. Mindmaps draw upon cognitive psychology research on how people store information. The interactive maps (available as a website and as apps) use a trunk-branch-twig format to provide essential clinical tips on the essentials to providing Palliative and EOL Care. These include tips on pain and symptom management, communication and psychosocial-spiritual care. Courselets are short modules of 15-to- 30 minutes duration on a variety of topics; developed using Articulate. There will also be an app linking users to useful online resources. Apps are applications that provide useful clinical information, such as algorithms to identify patients who require palliation and apps on symptom assessment and control. This workshop will provide samples of the various products and use them to discuss important topics related to primary-level palliative care.
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WS1377 SNIPPETS, DOODLES, MINDMAPS AND APPS: PALLIUM CANADA’S ONLINE SUITE OF JUST-IN-TIME LEARNING AND CLINICAL SUPPORT FOR PRIMARY PALLIATIVE CARE
Keywords: 
palliative, education, information technology