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Table 3 HBB Prompt app features during Phase 1b

From: Development of a novel mobile application, HBB Prompt, with human factors and user-centred design for Helping Babies Breathe skills retention in Uganda

App function Description Rationale for inclusion
Training videos Series of training videos outlining the steps in HBB (Preparation for birth, Routine care, Golden Minute without ventilation, Golden Minute with ventilation, Golden Minute with normal or slow heart rate) Videos to serve as review materials, with ability to visualize skills that are being demonstrated
Simulation mode—alone mode Option of targeting practice to a specific scenario that an individual user chooses versus a random scenario that is chosen from the pool of standard scenarios (Preparation for birth, Routine care, Golden Minute without ventilation, Golden Minute with ventilation, Golden Minute with normal or slow heart rate)
Audio and visual cues that accompany the scenario that are timed to simulate an actual delivery
To help prompt users through simulated delivery scenarios to facilitate in context practice of skills
Simulation mode—rater mode Same as alone mode except that the designated rater has a checklist available to review To help prompt an observer to assess how well the user completes steps in the HBB algorithm in response to the prompts provided about the baby’s condition
To help facilitate team practice and peer-to-peer learning of HBB skills and to assist the rater to systematically give targeted feedback
Quizzes/Knowledge Check Sets of quizzes with questions generated from the HBB curriculum To help reinforce knowledge pertaining to the steps and reasoning for actions within the HBB algorithm
To address the fear of forgetting knowledge learned after initial training
Scoreboard/Dashboard Visual tracker providing trends regarding practice frequency and knowledge assessment scores Information to serve as an external motivator to practise regularly and perform as well if not better than peers
To increase accountability for practising and increase confidence in resuscitation skills with increased practice
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