Streaming videos for patient care

New resource supports occupational and physical therapy

ICE Video Library provides streaming videos of real patient care for physical and occupational therapy students and their teachers.

Streaming your favorite videos can actually mean you are doing your homework, thanks to new resources at the University of Minnesota Libraries.

Health professions students have more tools than ever to enhance their study and reinforce classroom teaching — from resources that help with clinical decision-making to interactive learning tutorials that teach neuroanatomy.  

“We are always looking for new resources that support teaching and learning,” says Nicole Theis-Mahon, Collections Coordinator with the Health Sciences Libraries. “In the last few years, we have added many resources to our streaming video collection,” she adds.  “These videos are so helpful in supporting students both inside — and out of — the classroom.”  

ICE Video Library for Physical and Occupational Therapy

ICE Video Library
ICE Video Library

New to the collection is the ICE Video Library, a visual resource for physical and occupational therapy students and their teachers.

All videos are filmed with actual patients and therapists in real-life treatment settings — including acute care, skilled nursing, outpatient, and home health. The videos cover diagnoses related to the musculoskeletal, respiratory, and nervous systems, as well as mental and behavioral disorders, and pediatrics.

StrokeHelp is also included with the ICE Video Library subscription. This resource includes videos on stroke rehabilitation and teaching independence. The videos focus on methods to improve functional mobility and self-care with actual stroke survivors.

Videos serve as practical tools

Imagine the possibilities for students, who no longer have to wait for their clinical rotations to become familiar with the patient care setting. With streaming videos as teaching tools, they can now engage in real, live patient-care scenarios whenever and wherever they want.

“Faculty in the Physical and Occupational Therapy programs expressed how valuable it was to see how actual therapists do their work,” Theis-Mahon said. “They said that it not only supported their teaching, but that students found it very helpful as an additional learning tool.”

Want more? Check out these additional video collections for the health professions

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