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App: Resuscitation!

Learning resource, revision/study aid and great game…

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Resuscitation! is an award-winning app that is aimed at health students and professionals who are interested in learning patient care.

It is a free app, but has in app purchase facilities for more modules when you have completed the free modules.

Basically Resuscitation! gives you a case presentation of a patient who is ill, and you play the role of a health care provider. You are in control and can take a history, perform a physical exam, form a differential diagnosis and administer therapy to treat the patient’s underlying problem. You can place the patient on a monitor, start IV’s, perform procedures, administer medications, obtain radiology studies, EKGs, and a lot more.

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Used by medical schools and residencies across the United States, the updated game now has content for UK and Irish users also. Topics include emergency medicine, EMS/Paramedic, emergency neurology, gynecology clinic, labor and delivery and pediatrics for UK and Europe users.

The game can also be used as a teaching and performance assessment tool and simulation exercise as the makers, EM Gladiators, offer a cloud-based user metric tracking system which can give real-time access to student performance. It is also possible to create scenarios that allow live small group problem-based learning sessions. Teaching centres can also build their own custom mobile curriculum. Full information on the academic platform is here.

resuscitation appThis is ultimately a learning tool designed as a game so is more suited to medical students and those working in medicine. But if you have an interest in how medical diagnoses are made or you are an avid fan of House, Grey’s Anatomy or other medical dramas and you want to test your skill then by all means try this app.

Otherwise it may be more useful for medical students as the various scenarios provide a fun and interesting way of revising, testing and applying medical learning and experience.

Awards

-2013 Harvard Graduate School of Education EduScramble Winner
-2013 and 2014 IMSH Serious Games Runner-up Emerging Company

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