Tech This Out! Utilizing Telepresence to Increase Socialization and Interactive Engagement among Pediatric Patients on Isolation Precautions
We will describe how a child life specialist and Patient Activity Coordinator collaborated to create telepresence opportunities for hospitalized patients on isolation precautions. Telepresence was facilitated through the hospital Telemedicine and video conferencing using iPad technology. This team recognized that socialization is a key component of mental and overall health and sought out opportunities to connect patients.
Explore the barriers that patients on isolation face in the hospital environment and why telepresence was initiated.
Discuss the various technology utilized to facilitate telepresence interactions.
Identify future plans and growth for telepresence technology, and how plans include collaborating with multi-disciplinary teams.
My name is Jenna Simpson and I am a Certified Child Life Specialist at Children's Mercy in Kansas City. I graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Early Childhood Education from Kansas State University in 2013 and completed my internship at Children's Mercy. I have been a CCLS for nearly 5 years and am currently working on an inpatient floor focusing on pulmonology, neurology, and diabetes. I have a passion for working with our patients with Cystic Fibrosis and truly love where I'm at.