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OP-136 Digital pediatric education & training: empowering parents and caregivers
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  1. İpek Eroğlu
  1. İstanbul Medipol University, School of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmacy Business Administration, Beykoz 34810, İstanbul, Türkiye

Abstract

Aim Pediatric education and training play a pivotal role in equipping parents and caregivers with the knowledge and skills necessary to ensure the well-being of children. In the digital age, leveraging social media platforms for disseminating information and guidance can have a profound impact on empowering individuals to address children’s pain and fever effectively.

Material and Method Setting up a social media account dedicated to pediatric education and training serves as a proactive approach to reaching a wide audience of parents and caregivers. Through this platform, evidence-based information, practical tips, and expert insights can be shared to educate individuals on identifying, managing, and seeking appropriate medical intervention for children’s pain and fever. Engaging visual content, informative captions, and interactive features can be utilized to enhance the educational experience and foster a supportive community.

Results The use of a social media platform as a medium for pediatric education and training yields several noteworthy results. It facilitates the democratization of information, ensuring that parents and caregivers, regardless of their geographical location or socioeconomic status, have access to valuable insights. Additionally, the interactive nature of the platform encourages active engagement, enabling individuals to ask questions, share experiences, and learn from one another. Moreover, the visual appeal of the platform can enhance the effectiveness of educational content, making it more engaging and memorable for the audience.

Conclusions Digital pediatric education and training through social media platforms hold immense potential to positively impact the health and well-being of children. By providing accessible and relevant information, parents and caregivers can feel more empowered and confident in managing pain and fever. However, it is crucial to ensure that the information shared is accurate, evidence-based, and aligns with established medical guidelines. Additionally, fostering a supportive and non-judgmental online community is essential to encourage open dialogue and the exchange of experiences and best practices.

  • Pediatric Education
  • Digital Training
  • Parental Empowerment
  • Social Media
  • Technology in healthcare

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