Procedures Videos


The Dana Medical Library is pleased to announce the acquisition of a new clinical resource. Procedures Consult Emergency Medicine Procedures is an online procedure reference tool that offers access to complete details on how to prepare for, perform and follow up on the most common emergency medicine procedures performed in today’s hospital setting. Procedures Consult covers the procedures required by the ABIM (American Board of Internal Medicine) and conforms to ACGME (Accrditation Council for Graduate Medical Education) standards to help physicians and residents¬† achieve the best patient outcomes.

Dana patrons have access to other procedure videos as well. In April The New England Journal of Medicine introduced a new article type called Videos in Clinical Medicine. NEJM describes the new article type as “peer-reviewed educational videos that capitalize on the ability of moving images to teach procedures requiring skilled techniques and specialized physical examination. This first series of teaching videos is intended to help students, trainees, and younger physicians to learn procedural techniques from experienced colleagues. Our ultimate goal is to provide effective clinical instruction and improved patient care.”

For some time now, MedlinePlus, the premier consumer health information database put out by the National Library of Medicine, has offered streaming online videos of common surgical prodedures. While they are intended for patients, they are also frequently viewed by medical students.  Simply follow the link and browse by procedure.