Describe the purpose and use of the technology.

Describe the purpose and use of the technology.

Guiding Questions
Staff Training Session
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Telehealth Technology Presentation
Describe the purpose and use of the technology.

What is general or specific purpose of this type of technology?

Who are the intended users?

How will the technology be used or applied safely and effectively? In what settings?

Explain the potential risks and benefits of the technology.

Does this technology pose any inherent risks to the organization or end users?

How will this technology contribute to the overall quality and safety of care?

Identify the requirements for successful deployment of the technology, including appropriate training for providers, patients, and the patients’ families.

What factors will have the greatest effect on a successful deployment?

What role will staff members have in implementing the technology?

How will the nursing staff be involved in training for patients and their families?

· What are the training requirements?

· What training strategies would be appropriate?

Discuss patient confidentiality and privacy safeguards associated with the technology.

Does the technology pose any inherent risks patient confidentiality and privacy?

Does the technology raise new questions that should be addressed?

Explain how the organization will assess the effectiveness of the technology.

What are the expected short- and long-term results?

· What are the key post-implementation outcome measures?

· How will these outcomes be measured?

Describe the type of ongoing training and technical support that will be available to the nursing staff.

What type of training will be offered?

· For whom?

· For what purpose, such as refresher training or technology modifications or upgrades?

Support assertions and conclusions with relevant and credible evidence.

Integrate relevant and credible evidence from 3–5 peer-reviewed journals or professional industry publications.

Is your supporting evidence clear and explicit?

How or why does particular evidence support a claim?

Will your audience see the connection?

Did you summarize, paraphrase, and quote your sources appropriately?

Develop slides that augment a multimedia presentation.

Refer to the presentation design tips below.

Communicate effectively with staff to support the implementation and use of a new or upgraded telehealth technology.

Communicate important information and explain key concepts clearly and coherently.

Address the anticipated needs and concerns of your audience.

Rehearse your presentation before making your final recording.

Presentation Design Tips
Being able to effectively address any audience is a necessary leadership skill. Remember that you are the speaker, not a projectionist. Your purpose is not to present a slide show. Your audience is there to listen to what you have to say, not read your slides—or worse, listen to you read them. Design your presentation slides to compliment and reinforce your message and engage your listeners.

The following tips will help you create presentation slides that work to your advantage:

· Use a professional presentation template, or one used in your organization.

· Ensure that your slide background provides sufficient visual contrast for your text and graphics.

· Consider your intended audience and how best to communicate effectively with them.

· Focus on the content of your presentation and the development of your key points. Remember that your purpose is to introduce the new or upgraded technology to staff with positive results.

· Create slides that augment your presentation. They should not be your presentation.

· Remember that presentation slides are a visual medium. Images are more effective than text at engaging your audience.

· Be judicious in your use of bulleted lists. You might even consider a separate slide for some of your key points.

· Use speaker notes to record the details you want to communicate to your audience.

· Speaker notes can also serve as an audio recording script.

· Use images and graphics, when the visual representation of information facilitates understanding or effectively reinforces key points.

· Avoid using images that are simply decorative. They can be a visual distraction and do not contribute to your message.

· Avoid using flashy slide transitions and animations. They can be both distracting and annoying. Keep your slide transitions consistent throughout the presentation.

· Add a slide to the end of your presentation to prompt questions from the audience.

· Proofread your slides to minimize errors that could distract the audience and make it more difficult to focus on the substance of your presentation.

Submission Reminders
Have you clearly described the purpose and use of the technology?

Have you explained the risks and benefits of the technology?

Have you identified the requirements for successful deployment of the technology, including appropriate training for patients and their families?

Have you adequately addressed patient confidentiality and privacy safeguards associated with the technology?

Have you explained how the organization will assess the effectiveness of the technology?

Have you described the type of additional training and technical support that will be available to the nursing staff?

Is your presentation clear, concise, and effective?

Did you address the anticipated needs and concerns of your audience?

Is your presentation well supported by 3–5 sources of credible evidence?

Do you have 10–15 slides that effectively support your presentation, without being your presentation?

Have you proofread your slides?

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