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Video Opens Eyes to the Practical Skills All Nurses Need
“Research has shown...that observing short online video clips of staff showing how to deal with a range of difficult clinical situations can be as effective in increasing student nurses’ rated self-efficacy as receiving a lecture (McConville and Lane, 2006). It is likely that one reason for this success is that the learning is placed firmly in the clinical context. This allows the students to observe directly the staff members’ practice, rather than merely hearing about it second hand in a lecture.” – Nursing Times, Feb. 5, 2010
In the years since Nursing Times made that observation, the role of video has evolved from short clips of staff members to full-length productions. Today’s streaming media is a vital augmentation for nursing coursework, whether embedded into library pages or taken on the go through mobile devices.
Alexander Street’s Nursing Education in Video: Second Edition includes over 400 videos from Medcom covering health care safety, emergency planning, checking vital signs and many more topics. They make practical learning easier with a read/write/watch approach.
Use these diverse and engaging videos to...
- - Support the teaching and learning workflow. Faculty can use the Alexander Street interface to embed video on library pages, in learning management systems, or in slides. While students watch each video, synchronized, searchable transcripts run alongside to enhance understanding and prevent misinterpretation.
- - Bridge the skills gap from the textbook to clinicals. Preparation is the key to success in the clinical setting. Students can prepare themselves for upcoming clinical experiences by studying best practice techniques and skills on their own time and at their own pace.
- - Keep students and faculty current. Best practices in health care change rapidly, so it's important for nursing students and faculty have access to content that is frequently updated based on the latest evidence and current best practice. All videos in Nursing Education in Video: Second Edition are accredited by the American Nursing Credentialing Center to ensure content is best practice quality, and are produced with at least three subject expert nurses present.
- - Prepare learners for the expected...and unexpected. For those skills and procedures nursing students may not encounter in clinical settings, training videos provide needed perspectives. Instructors find Medcom content an effective reinforcement tool for skills covered in class or a textbook.
- - Delivers ease of access. All videos are provided with durable URLs that link them in learning management software and LibGuides. The videos are optimized for any mobile or desktop device.
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