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PDA INITIATIVE WORKSHOP Facilitators: Rita Wilson RN, BScN, M Ed., MN Tina Hurlock-Chorostecki RN, BScN, MScN Ice Breaker Workshop Objectives By the end of the workshop, participants will: 1. have increased awareness of the MOH’s goals for the PDA pilot project.

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PDA INITIATIVE WORKSHOP

Facilitators:

Rita Wilson RN, BScN, M Ed., MN

Tina Hurlock-Chorostecki RN, BScN, MScN



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Workshop Objectives

By the end of the workshop, participants will:

1.have increased awareness of the MOH’s

goals for the PDA pilot project.

2. have learned basic Blackberry & Tablet PC

functionality.

3. have learned how to use their specific device.

4. have learned how to use the clinical resources

provided for the pilot project.



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Project Overview

Objective:

To demonstrate the value and effectiveness of

mobile technology in improving access to

information resources for nurses across various

health care sectors, including correctional

institutions.


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Project Overview

  • Intended outcomes:

  • Support the implementation of evidence-based practice.

  • Improve nurses’ use of research in practice.

  • Improve patient outcomes.

  • Enhance nurses’ quality of work-life


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Getting to Know Your Device

Blackberry

8800

Blackberry

8830


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Getting to Know Your Device

Blackberry

7250

Blackberry

8703


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What is a Blackberry?

  • Primarily used for email

    connectivity for mobile employees

  • Has push technology

    • “always on” so emails are

      transferred instantly

  • A cell phone with it’s own

    operating system (not Palm or Windows)

  • Uses a wheel/trackball to navigate (no touchscreen)

  • Limited healthcare applications available


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Basic Blackberry Functionality

Operating Your Device

Practice Exercise #1



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Connectivity

Volume

Time & Date

Battery Power

Applications

Email

Messages

Home Screen


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Roll the Trackball in each direction to move from application to application

Navigating the Home Screen


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  • Roll the Trackball

  • over the Calendar icon; then click.

2.Click Menu button

to display features.

(Menu button not

found on 7250)

Calendar


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  • Roll the Trackball

  • over the Address Book icon; then click.

2.Click Menu button

to display features.

(Menu button not

found on 7250)

Contacts


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Basic Blackberry Functionality

Operating Your Device

Practice Exercise #2


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  • Roll the Trackball

  • over the Task icon; then click.

2.Click Menu button

to display features.

(Menu button not

found on 7250)

Tasks


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  • Roll the Trackball

  • over the Memo Pad icon; then click.

2.Click Menu button

to display features.

(Menu button not

found on 7250)

Memos


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Categories

  • Create categories to group your contacts, tasks and memos.

  • A contact, task or memo may reside in

  • more than one category.

  • Use to shorten the information displayed on

  • the screen.


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Basic PDA Functionality

Operating Your Device

Practice Exercise #3



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Blackberry Connectivity

  • Phone via cell network

  • Email via internet

    - can set up several accounts

  • SMS (short messaging system – text only)

  • MMS (media messaging – sends attachments)

  • Blackberry messenger – PINNING (an instant

    chat tool)


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Blackberry Phone

  • Dial from your address book

    – select the phone number to dial.

  • Can set up with pauses to dial a

    pager number and auto insert

    your call back number.

  • You can set a key to speed dial a

    number for you.


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Blackberry Email

  • Discuss with your IT person first.

  • Email can be received and sent.

  • Attachments can be large and

    use up data. Remain on device

    only while email is there

    • - Set up to not open attachments

    • unless you request to do this.

  • Can link with GroupWise and Outlook


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Blackberry PIN Messaging

  • Not email – a “messaging” system that uses data (not cell minutes).

  • A method of talking

  • between Blackberries

  • Real time conversations

  • similar to MSN and text

  • messaging.


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  • Put the PIN of other Blackberry users into your Address Book

  • Create a list of PIN contacts in the Messaging application

  • Icon appears at top of Home Screen

  • when message received

Blackberry PIN Messaging


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  • Roll the Trackball

  • over the Browser icon; then click.

2.Click Menu button,

then Go To:

- Enter google.ca

Internet


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Protecting Your Device

  • Carry with you rather than leave it.

  • Protect the device by using the case.

  • Put in a pocket or use a belt clip.

  • Keep away from liquids (think of this

    when you use the toilet. They have been

    known to fall in!)


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Blackberry Tips & Tricks

Website for Tips and Tricks:

http://na.blackberry.com/eng/support/blackberry101/tips/


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Basic PDA Functionality

Operating Your Device

Practice Exercise #4



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PDA INITIATIVE WORKSHOP

Facilitators:

Rita Wilson RN, BScN, M Ed., MN

Tina Hurlock-Chorostecki RN, BScN, MScN


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Wireless Connectivity

Operating Your Device

Practice Exercise #5 (PDA Users)

Connect to PDA Resources/Websites


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What is a Tablet PC?

  • Portable computer - similar to a laptop

  • Digital Pen/stylus instead of a keyboard

  • Two main types:

Toshiba

Protégé

M700

Motion

C5

Convertible Tablet PC

Slate Tablet PC


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  • Operating the device

Basic Tablet PC Functionality


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Operating Your Device

Practice Exercise #1 (Tablet Users)

Buttons & Functionality

Basic Tablet PC Functionality


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Caring for the Digitizer Pen

  • The pen contains sensitive electronics. Always

  • store in the pen holder when not in use.

  • Do not store the pen vertically on the tip. Constant

  • pressure can affect functionality.

  • Do not immerse pen in liquids.

  • Tips have 6 - 12 months life

  • expectancy.


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Extending Battery Life

  • Place your tablet PC in a powered docking

  • station when not in use.

  • If power gets to 15-20% you should either

  • change the battery or charge it

  • Charge your tablet using AC power cord or

  • docking station

  • Hibernation preserves battery life by

  • saving files & powering down Tablet PC


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Infection Control

“Items that do not ordinarily touch the patient or touch only intact skin are not involved in disease transmission, and generally do not necessitate disinfection between uses on different patients (CDC, 2002, ¶ 7).”

Periodic disinfection of the

tablet PC is recommended

in accordance with your

institutional policies.


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Operating Your Device

Practice Exercise #2

Preserving Power & Connecting to

PDA Resources/Websites

Basic Tablet PC Functionality


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References

CDC. (2002). Sterilization or disinfection of

medical devices. Retrieved May 18, 2008, from

http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dhqp/bp_

sterilization_medDevices.html