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Uwe Reischl and Olga Salinas

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Olga Salinas
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Uwe Reischl

Uwe Reischl presented a research paper at the 2018 International Symposium on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Health Care held March 26-28 in Boston, Massachusetts.

The paper, titled “Nursing Student Remote Performance Assessment Using a Novel Smartphone Application,” presented findings of a study that assessed the efficacy of a new smartphone video capture technology (or app) in documenting nursing student clinical proficiencies. The app allowed instructors to successfully review the videos at a later time.

The research paper was co-authored with Olga Salinas, an academic advisor in Boise State’s College of Health Sciences, Ron Oberleitner of Behavior Imaging Inc. and Budimir Mijovic of the University of Zagreb.

Using multiple instructors to review the same videos, it was found that training to identify specific behaviors recorded on the videos will be needed beforehand to assure high inter-rater agreement. The new system also offered instructors the ability to provide students with timely and accurate video-linked feedback.