Midwifery Resources

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As part of this project, a suite of high-quality midwifery resources were produced by the School of Nursing at De Montfort University. The team was led by Jacqui Williams, and Peter Warrington in library services supported the development of a repository.

This is genuinely a unique and outstanding set of open educational resources. To access them go to:

Midwifery OER repository
https://more.library.dmu.ac.uk

or

Midwifery OER YouTube Channel
https://www.youtube.com/user/moreoer


Conference presentation

J Williams (2012). Opening up the curriculum. Conference presentation at: Cambridge 2012, April 16-18: Innovation and Impact – Openly Collaborating to Enhance Education. Download PDF –> Opening Up the curriculum – Jacqui Williams

Fast track automated blood analyser

CONTENT AUTHORS:

Leicester Royal Infirmary Staff

LEVEL:

College, University, Specialist Biomedical


OER FEATURES: (video part of a bundle of 10 resources)

Introductory video (video 1, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HL-vXK032Hw)

Introduction to hospital pathology services (video 2, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJQtkNO6gK8)

Dealing with urgent samples (video 3, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_25AzMfcLjA)

Overview of the ‘fast track’ system (video 4, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vghYkyQzQD0)

Agglutination test for glandular fever (video 5, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mml2nu5Ci-s)

Blood coagulation tests (video 6, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KCRBIxZfu3w)

How to prepare a blood smear (video 7, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KnipeA9mw7I)

Haematology analysis (cell counting) station ( video 8, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=czKSrHU2OX0)

Immunology station (video 9, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=enSqyox3P3s)

Biochemistry station (video 10, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dJGxrb0IZi4)

OER DESCRIPTION:

I had a phenomenal couple of days out in the blood sciences laboratory in the Leicester Royal Infirmary. These resources featured their team of biomedical scientists and overall have produced an entirely unique, and high quality set of open educational resources. The aim for these was to provide training materials for their laboratory scientists, but also to share their analytical approaches with university students so they get to see the ‘fast track’ system, and learn about high throughput screening of patient samples.

The ‘fast track’ can be best described as a vast model railway, with samples flying around the track on ‘pucks’ or small carriages! Depending on the tests required, the barcode on the sample is read and directs the blood into a variety of stations – from blood agglutination, immunology, cell counts and finally around to biochemistry.

These are amazing resources and I am hugely indebted to the staff at the hospital, and also to the head staff within the Pathology Services department who gave us permission to film and release these materials under Creative Commons licenses.

More blood science materials can be found on our Virtual Analytical Laboratory website:

http://www.val.biologycourses.co.uk/Haematology/Haematology1.html

How to make a blood smear

CONTENT AUTHORS:

Leicester Royal Infirmary Staff

LEVEL:

College, University, Specialist Biomedical


OER FEATURES: (video part of a bundle of 10 resources)



OER DESCRIPTION:

One of the biomedical science staff at the Leicester Royal Infirmary shows how to make a blood smear. Such techniques are vital for the diagnosis of blood diseases and slides will be prepared and stained for viewing under a microscope.

More blood science materials can be found on our Virtual Analytical Laboratory website:

http://www.val.biologycourses.co.uk/Haematology/Haematology1.html