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REAL: Remote Electronic Arrhythmia Learning

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REAL: Remote Electronic Arrhythmia Learning

REAL: Remote Electronic Arrhythmia Learning Partner(s): Kathleen Hickey and Mary Donovan
School of Nursing

Access: Columbia only
Released: February 2009

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Remote Electronic Arrhythmia Learning (REAL), is a web-based tutorial that familiarizes Columbia University medical, dental, and nursing students with the basic parameters and operation of internal cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs). Created in partnership with Drs. Kathleen Hickey and Mary Donovan from the School of Nursing, REAL provides students with detailed video demonstrations of ICDs from the three major manufacturers—Boston Scientific, Medtronic, and St. Jude. The video demonstrations, available online and for downloading, serve as a visual tool that guides students in their learning of the various functions of each manufacturer's ICD, which practitioners are required to know before interrogating any patient. REAL also includes a text overview of electromagnetic interference, a glossary of terms, a bibliography, and a usability survey for student feedback on REAL.

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Medicine and Health | Training