Rapid, multimodal, critical care knowledge-sharing platform for COVID-19 pandemics
In many areas of the world, critical care providers caring for COVID-19 patients lacked specific knowledge and were exposed to the abundance of new and unfiltered information. With support from the World Health Organization, we created a multimodal tele-education intervention to rapidly share critical care knowledge related to COVID-19 targeting providers in a region of Southeastern Europe. We delivered 60-minute weekly interactive tele-education sessions over YouTubeTM between March 2020 and May 2020, supplemented by a dedicated webpage. The intervention was reinforced using a secure social media platform (ViberTM), providing continuous rapid knowledge exchange among faculty and learners. A high level of engagement was observed, with over 2000 clinicians participating and actively interacting over a 6-week period. Surveyed participants were highly satisfied with the intervention. Tele-education interventions using social media platforms are feasible, low-cost, and effective methods to share knowledge during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Copyright (c) 2020 Amra Sakusic, Dragana Markotic, Yue Dong, Emir Festic, Vladimir Krajinovic, Alan Sustic, Natasa Milivojevic, Milka Jandric, Srdjan Gavrilovic, Alexander Niven, Pedja Kovacevic, Ognjen Gajic
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