Emergency department orientation utilizing web-based streaming video

Swaminatha V. Mahadevan*, Michael A. Gisondi, Shannon S. Sovndal, Gregory H. Gilbert

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

To assure a smooth transition to their new work environment, rotating students and housestaff require detailed orientations to the physical layout and operations of the emergency department. Although such orientations are useful for new staff members, they represent a significant time commitment for the faculty members charged with this task. To address this issue, the authors developed a series of short instructional videos that provide a comprehensive and consistent method of emergency department orientation. The videos are viewed through Web-based streaming technology that allows learners to complete the orientation process from any computer with Internet access before their first shift. This report describes the stepwise process used to produce these videos and discusses the potential benefits of converting to an Internet-based orientation system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)848-852
Number of pages5
JournalAcademic Emergency Medicine
Volume11
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2004

Keywords

  • Internet
  • emergency department
  • orientation
  • video

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency Medicine

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