The technology is there, we just have to find the time to do it.
We already have the slide shows of two common procedures - central line placement and thoracentesis. We have to make a movie showing the procedures step-by-step with audio directions. Then just transfer the movie to a video iPod.
A research project:
Give video iPods to 20 medical residents and compare the effect of the procedure training to another group of 20 residents without iPods. Let's see if the residents who use the teaching video files achieve proficiency in performing a particular procedure faster and with fewer complications.
Russell Beattie has a similar idea - make Portable How-To Videos.
Yahoo search blog describes how you can transfer videos that you find on Yahoo to a video iPod.
You can try Photocasting with Flickr or BubbleShare, Digital Inspiration.
Video Search To Go! - ysearchblog.com
Quick Idea: Portable How-To Videos - Russell Beattie
Podcasting Becomes Mainstream Overnight. Medical Procedure Guides on the iPod
Between the Earbuds: Neuroanatomy for the iPod, iPods In The Hospital - MedGadget
Hack Attack: Get the most out of an old iPod. Lifehacker.com
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