Arterial Blood Gas Analysis
This covers the normal physiology of acidbase and the reaction of the body to changes in acid-base levels. Includes a pre-assessment, 4 patient scenarios and 1 challenge scenario. Upon successful completion of the module, students receive a certificate that they can print or upload to a learning management system.
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Introduction to Genetics
Overview of autosomal dominant, autosomal recessive, and xlinked inheritance, polygenetic traits and chromosome disoders.
Non-linear module is designed as a refresher for students previously exposed to this content in high school biology, or as a supplement to classroom instruction. Includes self-assessment and hands-on punnett square activities.
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Ethics in Healthcare
This module presents students with 6 patients that need the same treatment in order to survive, however only one patient can receive it. The student is given basic information about each patient, then asked to "vote" for the patient that he or she feels should receive the treatment. After submitting, the student can see how others voted. Following this, the student is provided with additional information about each patient, then asked to vote again and compare his or her answers with those of others.
Water Works Wonders
Overview of the function of water in the body. Covers the role of water in digestion, protection, transportation, maintenance and excretion.
Movement of Body Fluids
This demonstrates how fluids move in the cellular compartments through osmosis, diffusion and active transport. Includes a 7 question self assessment.
Distribution of Fluid in the Cells
This covers intracellular fluid, extracellular fluid (intravascular and interstitial fluids), and includes a 6 question self assessment.
Hormones that Act on the Kidneys
This includes animations that demonstrate how decreased blood volume stimulates the release of ADH (Antidiuretic Hormone) and increased blood volume prevents the release of ADH. It also covers the Renin-Angiotensin-Aldosterone System and ANP (Atrial Natiuretic Peptide).
Distribution of Body Fluids by Age
This shows how the amount of fluid in our bodies varies by age, and addresses factors such as body type, gender and level of physical activity.
How well do you know your fluids?
Inside the Body: Fluid Pressures and Processes
This module uses a hose analogy and video to explain filtration, reabsorption, hydrostatic and oncotic pressures. Includes a 10 question self-assessment.
This module explores the three mechanisms that lead to the formation of edema: decreased plasma oncotic pressure, increased capillary permeability and increased capillary hydrostatic pressure. Includes 8 interactive patient scenarios and a study guide.
Drag and drop activity
Drag the slider to see how hydrogen ion concentration affects pH
Major Systems that Regulate Acid-Base Balance
Hotspot activity. Use the mouse to select the correct systems
Cultural Sensitivity for Patients of Hispanic Origin
Commonly used terms in healthcare. Includes audio in English and Spanish.
***NEW*** Root Cause Analysis
This RCA case study was modified from a sentinel event reported in the following article: Smetzer, J., Baker, C., Byrne, F. D., & Cohen, M. R. (2010). Shaping systems for better behavioral choices: Lessons learned from a fatal medication error. Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety, 36(4), 152-163.
Short videos are used in this non-linear module to introduce students to the case, and to give them the opportunity to view interactions between the key players.