19-Feb-2014 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Newfoundland and Labrador Chapter presents
Informing policy on appropriate use of wireless devices in healthcare settings: a review of CADTH evidence and discussion of policy options

February 19, 2014 
  1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. EST
3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. NST

Featured Speakers:

  • Dr. Mollie Butler, Regional Director Professional Practice - Nursing at Eastern Health Authority
  • Kwakye Peprah, Clinical Research Officer with the Canadian Agency for Drugs & Technologies in Health (CADTH)

Appropriate use of wireless devices in healthcare facilities has been an ongoing issue for healthcare decision-makers in Newfoundland and Labrador and elsewhere in Canada. CADTH recently conducted a review of the existing evidence and guidelines on the safety of wireless device use and patient monitoring equipment. The findings of this review will be presented, and participants will have an opportunity to ask questions about the report and to discuss other factors which should be considered in relation to this multifaceted health technology issue. The goal of this webinar is to support an evidence-informed approach to policy development in the appropriate use of these devices in healthcare settings.

CADTH (2014). “Wireless Device Use and Patient Monitoring Equipment in Any Healthcare Delivery Setting: A Review of Safety and Guidelines”.

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Dr. Mollie Butler RN, PhD.  Mollie is the Regional Director, Professional Practice Nursing within Eastern Health a position she has held for two years.  Her varied work experience includes acute care, community, private business as well as a consultant with the British Columbia Ministry of Health. Mollie has also worked in four provinces and internationally.  One of her interests is in how technology can be harnessed to provide health professionals with “just in time” evidence based information while at the same time maintaining patient privacy. 

Dr. Kwakye Peprah is a Clinical Research Officer at CADTH and has been employed in this position since June 2013. Kwakye has a PhD in Pharmaceutical Science, from Florida A&M University. He is also a Pharmacist and practiced in Florida before moving to Ottawa in 2011. In the area of research, Kwakye specialized in the design and synthesis of medicinal compounds and the evaluation of their potential efficacies. He enjoys non-hostile but stimulating debates on any topics he can understand.

Attendance at this program entitles certified Canadian College of Health Leaders members (CHE / Fellow) to  1 Category I  credits toward their maintenance of certification requirement.