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Use of videos by health care professionals for procedure support in acute cardiac care: A scoping review


Colgan, J and Kourouche, S and Tofler, G and Buckley, T, Use of videos by health care professionals for procedure support in acute cardiac care: A scoping review, Heart, Lung and Circulation Online pp. 1-13. ISSN 1444-2892 (2022) [Refereed Article]

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© 2022 The Authors. Published by Elsevier B.V. on behalf of Australian and New Zealand Society of Cardiac and Thoracic Surgeons (ANZSCTS) and the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand (CSANZ). This is an open access article under the (CC BY-NC-ND) license.

DOI: doi:10.1016/j.hlc.2022.10.004


Background: Cardiology procedures are often life-saving and time-critical, but some are so infrequent that health care staff may have rarely encountered them in practice or need to refresh their skills rapidly. Videos demonstrating procedures have the potential to assist health care professionals and support safe patient care. This scoping review explores the research literature involving the use of video by health care professionals in hospitals.

Aim: To identify what is known from research regarding the use of video to support clinical procedures in hospitals or health care facilities.

Method: The Joanna Briggs Institute Scoping review methodology guided our systematic search of peer-reviewed evidence related to video use to support procedures in a hospital or health care facility. Data sources included the electronic databases: ProQuest, Cumulative Index of Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL), Medline, Excerpta Medica dataBASE (EMBASE), Scopus, and PubMed.

Findings: Seventeen (17) studies that met the inclusion criteria were included in the review, all published between 2012 and 2022. Since 2005, YouTube has become the dominant platform for publishing or sourcing videos related to clinical procedures. Studies to date can be summarised under five themes: 1) video content and purpose, 2) target audience, 3) video hosting site—internal websites versus YouTube, 4) curated versus original ‘homegrown’ video content, and 5) video development process.

Discussion/Conclusion: Research on the development and utility of videos to support clinical procedures is emerging, with the ability to host videos on platforms such as YouTube becoming more accessible in recent years. All videos were designed to enhance health care professionals' existing knowledge and skills within their scope of practice. The available literature suggests that video can be a valuable clinical resource for both simple and skilled procedures. Video resources can help clinicians perform or assist with rare procedures, providing ‘just in time’ patient safety prompts and information.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:clinical procedure, clinical support, video
Research Division:Health Sciences
Research Group:Nursing
Research Field:Acute care
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Provision of health and support services
Objective Field:Inpatient hospital care
UTAS Author:Colgan, J (Ms Jacqueline Colgan)
ID Code:154280
Year Published:2022
Deposited By:Nursing
Deposited On:2022-11-18
Last Modified:2022-12-08

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