ECU Division of Health Sciences students and faculty know the saying well: “See One – Do One – Teach One.”
This medical adage refers to how physicians typically see a procedure demonstrated, perform the procedure and then teach the procedure to a colleague. Laupus Library provides the Health Sciences community with exclusive access to a new online resource that allows them to see, do and teach – from the convenience of their handheld and tablet devices
Procedures Consult is an online procedure reference tool that provides in-depth detail on how to prepare for, perform, and follow up on some of the most common procedures required in today’s hospital settings. Offering high-quality illustrations and multi-media for each procedure, the new tool provides users with time-effective, self-directed procedures training that can be stored and accessed any time on any iPad, iPhone or iPad Touch device.
This app will greatly benefit the many on-the-go members of our Health Sciences community, and is another example of how Laupus continues providing our students and faculty with resources that bring the library to them. But while the easy accessibility and convenience of Procedures Consult is certainly beneficial, make no mistake: this app is no short-cut substitute for the classroom.
In fact, Physicians Consult might actually provide students with improved access and exposure to clinical training than they may receive in a traditional educational setting. Because “real life” procedure demonstrations can only be performed when patients are available, students have limited opportunities to view procedures first-hand. Physicians Consult, however, provides users with detailed, unlimited viewing access to expert procedures, meaning students can view procedures as many times as needed before feeling comfortable performing or teaching the procedure themselves.
To learn about how this exciting new tool can help Health Sciences students and faculty see, do and teach on-the-go, visit: http://www.ecu.edu/laupuslibrary/research/askalibrarian.cfm.
–Dr. Dorothy A. Spencer
Director, Laupus Library