Tele-education for neonatal care
doi:10.1038/nindia.2010.182 Published online 31 December 2010
Tele-education of healthcare staff might be a feasible alternative to conventional training in neonatal care, a new study shows.
Comparing knowledge and skills of neonatal resuscitation among nurses through tele-education instruction and conventional classroom teaching, researchers have found that the quantum of lower scores in the telemedicine group was only 2% for knowledge and 6% for skills.
The difference was felt to be of only marginal importance. Satisfaction scores among trainees and instructors were comparable in the two groups.
Tele-education offers a feasible and effective alternative to conventional training in neonatal resuscitation among health-care providers, the researchers say.