First Prize in the Electronic Media category at the British Medical Association Book Awards 2008 Allay your anxieties about performing complex practical procedures under pressure and increase your confidence and competence with Invasive Medical Skills: A Multimedia Approach. This multimedia package, with DVD and accompanying book, covers all the core invasive medical skills required by senior medical students and junior doctors, including injections, cannulation, airway management, catheterization and chest drain insertion. All the clinical procedures are covered by videos and commentaries and are also supported at the click of your mouse with: *Animations explaining what is occurring under the skin, or how complications can occur *Notes which include indications, contraindications, theory and technology, tricks of the trade, complications and references *Anatomy portrayed with relevant diagrams and photos with an on/off labels feature *Equipment photographs of everything required to perform the procedure.
Invasive Medical Skills: A Multimedia Approach gives an opportunity to develop in-depth understanding of the principles of invasive clinical techniques and knowledge of how to conduct them safely and comfortably for patients. An ideal product for medical students and junior doctors, it will assist those learning skills for the first time as well as those seeking a visual refresher on skills not frequently practised. "The content for each available entry is excellent. The videos are clear and instructive. The animations are a helpful addendum. The notes, and in particular the sections on complications of the procedure are outstanding and this information is often difficult to find elsewhere. I particularly like the fact that there is an included section on anatomy for each clinical skill, with clear photographs and labels. I have looked for this kind of information before and it was very difficult to find!" Medical student, Oxford University "It is often quite difficult to learn clinical skills as you have to see the procedure at least once before you are allowed to try yourself! For some of the rarer procedures it can be very difficult to even see one let alone practise yourself.
I think this type of resource would be excellent to allow students and doctors observe the procedures in the 'ideal' situation before practising on the clinical skills dummies we have in the hospital." Medical student, Oxford University