Despite clinical innovation, new information technologies and teaching methods, little has appeared to have changed in the way in which we research and evaluate the outcomes of continuing education in healthcare, and how this impacts on practice improvement. This presentation explores the use of video-reflexive ethnography (Ledema, Mesman & Carroll, 2013), as a technique to capture clinical encounters within healthcare environments that can be used to facilitate continuing education. This includes teaching clinical skills, patient safety, enhancing improvement and reshaping organisational practices. Drawing on the principals of video feedback research (Heath and Hindmarsh, 2002; Pink 2007), comparable to debriefing and the use of video and live streaming in observational simulation, this approach facilitates an opportunity to critically analyse encounters and initiate discussion to determine learning and development needs. How the technique is applied, the challenges and opportunities for using everyday practice encounters as learning and practice development will be discussed. This presentation will be of interest to academics and clinicians interested in continuing education and the use of technology in enhancing learning.
6th International Clinical Skills Conference: Creativity and Diversity in Clinical Skills Education and Research, Prato, Italy 17-20 May 2015
6th International Clinical Skills Conference Book of Abstracts / pp.100