STM publisher Elsevier Australia has announced the launch of the first app in its Clinical Cases app series 'Clinical Cases - Fundamentals of Nursing'. This nursing app is purpose-designed for self-testing and easy revision.
The complete 'Clinical Cases - Fundamentals of Nursing' app features 24 progressive case studies with integrated multiple-choice questions and answer rationales; 150 flash cards to test nurses on key nursing definitions; timed word games; and a medical glossary.
The initial download, includes two detailed nursing case studies, flash cards, word puzzles and a glossary. Nurses can then pick and choose from the remaining case studies, selecting the ones that best suit their needs. They can buy the remaining 22 case studies at once, buy them one at a time, or purchase themed sets of two, such as Adolescent Mental Health and Mental Health 1&2 or Acute Care 1&2.
To further enhance their learning experience, nurses can use the app in conjunction with Elsevier Australia's bestselling nursing textbook, Potter and Perry's Fundamentals of Nursing, 4th ANZ Edition by Jackie Crisp, Catherine Taylor, Clint Douglas and Geraldine Rebeiro, and the accompanying Clinical Skills Workbook, 2nd Edition by Geraldine Rebeiro, Leanne Jack and app authors Natashia Scully and Damian Wilson.
The app is compatible with Apple iPhone (optimised for iPhone 5), iPod touch and iPad and will soon also be available for android devices via Google Play.
Non-profit scientific publisher IOP Publishing (IOP), UK, has announced that medicalphysicsweb, the website for the medical physics community, has launched an iPad version of its supplement, the medicalphysicsweb review. The supplement, which is available to download from the Apple Store for free, is published several times a year to coincide with the key conferences in the field.
It provides readers with in-depth news, analysis and commentary on the fundamental research, emerging technologies and clinical applications that underpin the dynamic disciplines of medical physics: radiation therapy, diagnostic imaging, nuclear medicine and biomedical optics.
The supplement has been designed for optimal display on the iPad and users can download the issue to their iPad to refer back to at another time. It can be downloaded from the Apple App Store, or directly from Apple's Newsstand.
Healthcare publisher Lippincott Williams&Wilkins (LWW), part of Wolters Kluwer Health, US, launched the first fully interactive, mobile edition of Barash's Clinical Anesthesia, the authoritative text on anesthesiology. For the first time, readers can access the text plus all of the interactive multimedia content using their iPad tablets and iPhones. The new digital package also allows subscribers to access the content online through a PC or Mac browser, and to receive the complete print edition - all for a single price.
Clinical Anesthesia, Seventh Edition, is edited by six distinguished anesthesiologists from leading teaching institutions including Dr. Paul Barash of Yale University, Dr. Michael Cahalan of University of Utah, Dr. Bruce Cullen of University of Washington, Dr. Rafael Ortega of Boston University, textbook author Robert Stoelting, and Christine Stock of Northwestern University. It covers the full spectrum of clinical options, providing authoritative coverage of pharmacology, physiology, co-existing diseases, surgical procedures, anesthesia equipment, and much more. All of the areas found on certification and recertification exams are covered in detail including patient preparation and positioning, airway management, nerve blocks and muscle relaxants, anesthetic effects on organ function, neonatal and pediatric considerations, and postoperative recovery.
The new e-textbook, built on the Inkling platform, incorporates a rich collection of video and images designed to give residents and practitioners one of the most detailed and comprehensive reviews of anesthesiology. Nearly 300 videos and more than 800 photographs and illustrations help demonstrate teaching points for procedures and concepts.
The new Clinical Anesthesia e-textbook allows users to harness powerful interactive capabilities such as a precise index-based search across the entire text. Users also can select terms in the text and look them up on the fly using an electronic glossary, as well as highlight and take notes within the text and share with others in a study group. All referenced cases, studies and pages are linked throughout for instant access. Optimized video and high-resolution images offer breathtaking display on the iPad and iPhone.
All of the content is updated bi-monthly and includes regular postings of new videos.
STM publisher Elsevier, Netherlands, has announced the launch of its Mosby's Nursing Consult App, now on the App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Mosby's Nursing Consult puts trusted clinical information into nurses' hands.
Features include patient education (including Spanish when available); drug calculators; drug monograph sections; and nursing recommendations from evidence-based nursing monographs.
Updated patient handouts, drug monographs and evidence-based nursing monographs from Nursing Consult are available every time a nurse accesses the app and is connected to the Internet, while the drug calculators will work online or offline. Being able to access Nursing Consult through an app means that nurses can get the clinical information they need anywhere, any time, wherever their patients are located.
Mosby's Nursing Consult claims to be the most trusted and comprehensive online resource for nurses, offering authoritative information to help provide better patient care. The App is available for free from the App Store on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch or at www.AppStore.com.
Ingram Content Group Inc., a US-based provider of physical and digital services to the book industry, has announced that it has expanded its CoreSource platform to include direct distribution to the British Library, making it easy for publishers to comply with United Kingdom legal deposit law.
Publishers and distributors in the UK have a legal obligation to send one copy of each of their printed books and paper publications to the Legal Deposit Office of the British Library within one month of publication. Beginning April 6, 2013, publishers will also be able to submit non-print works including e-book content to comply with new legal deposit regulations.
Ingram has developed a distribution option within its CoreSource platform to allow publishers to seamlessly submit content to the British Library and comply with e-book submission legal requirements. Many publishers use the CoreSource platform for digital asset management in the UK. Taylor&Francis and Kogan Page will be among the first to use the platform to furnish the British Library with e-book content. The British Library intends to work with up to 25 UK e-book publishers in 2013 as it begins to scale up digital collecting under the digital legal deposit regulations.
The CoreSource platform from Ingram is an easy-to-use, online solution for storing, managing, and distributing digital content. The platform delivers a secure, searchable content repository and a high-capacity data distribution network, allowing publishers to move digital content easily and swiftly from their organisation to any channel partner or organisation globally.