PORTLAND, OR – Feb. 5, 2015 – ReelDx, a pioneer of real-patient video in medical education, and EMS World, the leading provider of cutting-edge medical education for the EMS community, today announced a partnership to publish real-patient video case studies designed to educate EMS practitioners.
The cases featured on EMSWorld.com provide EMS professionals with short videos of real encounters in the field and in emergency rooms, substantial case data and imagery, and behind-the-scenes insights on the encounter. Education about best practices for emergency assessment and management is made vivid through real patients, real providers and real medical emergencies.
“This is a powerful learning tool for medical first responders,” says David Spiro, MD, co-founder and chief medical officer of ReelDx. “It’s critical that EMTs and paramedics keep their skills current and their training fresh. However, their exposure to a broad range of conditions is dependent on the medical emergencies that occur in the communities they serve. Through ReelDx cases on EMS World, EMS providers can review real cases from a range of encounters and get bullet-point takeaways for their own practice.”
Each case includes a short video along with patient medical history, dispatch information and first responder interventions used. Many cases also include rich supplemental materials, such as still pictures of trauma scenes; caregiver interviews; EKG and other test results; and an interactive quiz to test the viewer’s knowledge.
The EMS World Prehospital Library will feature one new case weekly. Contributors include providers and teachers from Oregon Health & Science University, Kaiser Permanente, University of Louisville, Yale-New Haven Hospital, and Woodburn Ambulance Company in Woodburn, OR. All cases are produced with full patient consent and stored on the ReelDx HIPAA-compliant platform.
Headquartered in Portland, OR, privately-held ReelDx provides a powerful cloud-based platform that enable the creation, storage, and sharing of Personal Clinical Video™ in a variety of healthcare software. Personal video content can improve medical education, increase the effectiveness of patient communications, and allow providers to more efficiently and accurately record clinical encounters. The company partners with healthcare software developers, medical manufacturers, provider organizations, and educational systems to enable asynchronous HIPAA-compliant video for a wide variety of uses, including education, patient monitoring, and patient engagement.
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