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Video content is a great support tool for nursing students and instructors before entering a clinical environment.  After all, prepping to administer patient medication, or performing a geriatric assessment, is a bit easier when you’ve seen it done before.

ProQuest Nursing & Allied Health Source offers over 1,200 video clips from MedCom covering important topics such as health care safety, emergency planning, checking vital signs and many more.

Here are the top five ways ProQuest Nursing & Allied Health Source supports learning at your institution:

1.    Maximizes Research Time
MedCom video clips delivered to the ProQuest platform are expertly indexed with summary abstracts so they are seen in relevant search results right away. Researchers can also cite/save directly to RefWorks, ProQuest Flow, EndNote, and many other reference tools/formats. In addition, video clips can be downloaded for future viewing on the device of their choice. These features save researchers time and effort in collecting and organizing sources across multiple platforms.

2.    Bridges the 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 at their own pace.

3.    Current Best Practices
Best practices in health care change frequently, so it's important for nursing students to have access to recently produced video content. MedCom works closely with the American Nursing Credentialing Center (ANCC) to ensure content is best practice quality, and all videos are produced with at least three subject expert nurses present. Since 2010, ProQuest has added over 500 video clips from MEDCOM to Nursing & Allied Health Source, all of which were produced between 2010 and 2014. Many more are on the way.

4.    Prepare for the Expected… and Unexpected
For those skills and procedures nursing students may not encounter in clinical settings, training videos are the next best thing. Instructors find MedCom training video content an effective reinforcement tool for skills covered in class or a textbook. 

5.    Ease of Access
All MedCom videos clips are provided with durable URLs so librarians and faculty can link to them in learning management software, LibGuides, and other learning materials.
ProQuest Nursing & Allied Health Source, together with MedCom, can make practical learning easier with a read, write, and watch approach. In fact, institutions with ProQuest Nursing & Allied Health Source can now access MedCom video through this link. [Login required.]
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The image with this blog post was changed on November 19, 2015 to reflect the new ProQuest platform.

26 Feb 2015

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