Sekolah Tinggi Ilmu Keperawatan (STIK), Indonesia

Nursing students no longer need to struggle to learn proper techniques

Nursing school is different from non-nursing schools in that while teachers review theories, students must apply what they've learned during hands-on practice sessions. Previously at Sekolah Tinggi Ilmu Keperawatan (STIK), Ms. Martha Wiratanti would first teach students how to care for a hand injury then do a live demonstration, while the students crowded around her. After using an AVerVision visualizer (document camera), Ms. Wiratanti was able to clearly and easily show all of her students how to care for a hand injury in real-time and on a large projection screen. As a result, her students sat in their chairs and jotted important notes down. Martha was also more focused and class was safer, since everyone wasn’t crowded around sharp surgical tools.

Speaking of surgical tools, some of them are quite small. When caring for a hand injury, certain tiny needles, thread and knots are used. If these tools are not used correctly, a wound will not heal properly. Therefore, with the addition of the visualizer (document camera), Ms. Wiratanti was able to zoom in on hard to see but crucial procedures so that all her students could see. Additionally, the procedures were recorded so that students could review the material at any time.

As for Ms. Fransiska, another instructor at the school, the visualizer’s (document camera's) flexibility has allowed her to teach procedures on patients as if they were lying down, while all of her students focused on the details from a distance. The same presentation technique has been applied to other medical procedures, such as learning how to properly insert an IV drip.