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Development and evaluation of a hand held computer based on-call pack for health protection out of hours duty: a pilot study

Abubakar, I; Williams, CJ; McEvoy, M; (2005) Development and evaluation of a hand held computer based on-call pack for health protection out of hours duty: a pilot study. BMC Public Health , 5 , Article 35. 10.1186/1471-2458-5-35. Green open access

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Abstract

The on call service for health protection in most parts of the UK is provided by general public health consultants, registrars and nurses as the first tier of response backed up by medical consultants in health protection. The first tier responder usually carries a large bag of papers containing both local and national guidance on the management of common cases/incidents. An electronic on call pack may provide a suitable practical alternative to large paper based systems and help professionals deliver out of hours health protection advice and response to incidents.

Type: Article
Title: Development and evaluation of a hand held computer based on-call pack for health protection out of hours duty: a pilot study
Location: England
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1186/1471-2458-5-35
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2458-5-35
Language: English
Additional information: © 2005 Abubakar et al; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. PMCID: PMC1084354
Keywords: After-Hours Care, Clinical Competence, Computers, Handheld, Databases, Bibliographic, Education, Medical, Continuing, England, Humans, Information Services, Meningococcal Infections, Pilot Projects, Practice Guidelines as Topic, Program Development, Time Factors
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences > Institute for Global Health
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1354014
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