’Appy about procedures

Issue: BCMJ, vol. 55, No. 5, June 2013, Page 237 College Library

Procedures Consult, a series of videos about anesthesia and emergency medicine procedures, is now available as an app for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch.

The app is free to download from the App Store. To access the videos, College Library users can obtain a Procedures Consult login from the library (this login is separate from the login used to access the College website). To request a Procedures Consult login, please contact the Library at medlib@mls.cpsbc.ca or 604 733-6671. The login will be sent via e-mail, and can be entered upon opening the app.

Procedures Consult contains two streams: anesthesia and emergency medicine. The anesthesia stream includes topics such as airway management and regional anesthesia. The emergency medicine stream includes an even wider range of topics, such as aspiration, musculoskeletal, and cardiac emergencies. 

The app contains a search function to locate videos. Clicking on any title opens the video page. The “play video” option runs the entire video sequence, but viewers can also jump to particular sections. This is particularly useful if the video crashes partway through, which may happen if your device’s Internet connection is not robust. Each video also comes with a quick review, the text version of the video, and checklists for the procedure.

Procedures Consult continues to be available via the College Library website, www.cpsbc.ca/library. In addition to the content available via the app, the web version offers a post-video test.
—Niki Baumann
College Librarian

This article is the opinion of the Library of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC and has not been peer reviewed by the BCMJ Editorial Board.

Niki Baumann. ’Appy about procedures. BCMJ, Vol. 55, No. 5, June, 2013, Page(s) 237 - College Library.

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