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Technology-enhanced learning, specifically the use of mobile devices by healthcare professionals, has transformed many aspects of clinical practice.1
Some healthcare organisations are reluctant to advocate the staff use of mobile phones due to the risks associated with interference of medical equipment, infection control concerns and reported parental complaints.
In many healthcare trusts in the UK and Ireland, there is an overt discrepancy, as often medical staff are permitted access to their mobile phones in clinical practice, yet nursing staff and other healthcare professionals, are frequently restricted due to direction from senior management. Other projects to introduce specific medical smartphone applications, although shown to be an effective resource, have highlighted staff discomfort at using a ‘personal device’ in the workplace, uncertainty of the etiquette of mobile phone use and informal mobile phone policies in use on wards.2
Mobile devices provide a multitude of benefits for clinical staff including increased access to useful apps such as drug-dose calculators, and other validated point-of-care tools, which are of …
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