Training users of telemedicine
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Training users of telemedicine

Sapal Tachakra A&E Director, Central Middlesex Hospital
Alganandan Sivakumar A&E Consultant, Central Middlesex Hospital
Jesus Hayes A&E Consultant, Central Middlesex Hospital
Mary Dawood Senior Sister/ENP, Central Middlesex Hospital
Camilla Wiley Senior Sister/ENP, Central Middlesex Hospital
Alistair Stinson Assistant Director of Nursing, Northwick Hospitals, NHS Trust

In the third of three articles on developments in telemedicine, Sapal Tachakra and colleagues consider the training of users of a new consultation system

Telemedicine is a new technology that is set to expand (Rayman 1992, Lindberg 1995, Llewellyn 1995, Brismar 1995), and like any new technology, the people who use it will need considerable training (Flannery et al 1995, Phillips et al 1995, Lindberg and Humphreys 1995, Beard et al 1993, Voges 1996). Generalists and specialists, doctors and nurses all need to learn how to use it and, more importantly, understand how it functions.

Emergency Nurse. 7, 7, 29-31. doi: 10.7748/en1999.11.7.7.29.c1302

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