Librarian Resources

NEJM LibraryHub is your source for ideas, information, and tools that enable you and your institution to make full use of the rich content and multimedia available with your site license. Learn how other librarians are using NEJM Group products to support research, clinical learning, and teaching.

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Staying Power: NEJM Videos in Clinical Medicine

New and Enduring Videos Help Students, Trainees, and Educators

Procedural videos from the New England Journal of Medicine have educational staying power, with some still being viewed regularly a decade after they were first produced. New Videos in Clinical Medicine continue to be added, and some of the initial videos are being updated.

Of the 69 videos published to date, the most popular include essential procedures — “Lumbar Puncture” (2006) and “Central Venous Catheterization” (2007) — and common examinations — “Blood Pressure Measurement” (2009) and “Clinical Examination of the Shoulder” (2016). The most recent, “Carotid Sinus Massage,” was published October 12.

The first group of Videos in Clinical Medicine — approximately 10 minutes long — tackled the most essential need-to-know procedures and examinations. The range of topics has grown, but the goal remains constant: to help students and trainees learn by watching an actual demonstration of a procedure. Physicians also benefit by brushing up on procedures not practiced regularly. Video chapters include indications, equipment, preparation, complications, common pitfalls, and more.

Access to all Videos in Clinical Medicine is a benefit of individual subscriptions and institutional site licenses.

Some videos with strong public health implications are free without subscription, including “Putting On and Removing Personal Protective Equipment” (produced during the 2015 Ebola outbreak) and the widely viewed “Hand Hygiene,” subtitled in 13 languages, thanks to the World Health Organization.

Librarians can reach out to students, residents, and clinical instructors to remind them of these valuable teaching tools, which can be live-streamed for classroom viewing. Each includes a text summary with references.  Potential authors/producers interested in submitting a video should contact the New England Journal of Medicine to discuss their ideas for videos prior to submission (presubmissioninquiries@nejm.org).

Tools

Teaching & Learning with NEJM.org

Your site license includes access to articles, multimedia, and tools to help you support teaching, learning and medical care at your institution.

To Teach Diagnostic Skills

Case Challenge

See the case description from an upcoming Case Record of the MGH — but not the diagnosis. Vote on the diagnosis and choose which tests to order. Correct answers are published soon after.

Interactive Medical Cases

Virtually manage an actual peer-reviewed case through videos, lab results, and commentary.

Clinical Problem Solving

Follow top clinicians as they make decisions on data in stages to simulate a clinical setting.

Case Records of the MGH

Follow an actual case and learn about medical decision-making from expert physicians.

To Demonstrate a Procedure

Videos in Clinical Medicine demonstrate common clinical procedures. Peer-reviewed and chaptered for easy reference with PDF summaries available for download.

To Hone Diagnostic Skills

Images in Clinical Medicine

High-resolution images of common clinical presentations with accompanying explanation.

Image Challenge

Presents acclaimed NEJM medical image and asks viewer to make diagnosis with immediate feedback.

To Review Treatment Options

Clinical Practice

Articles present a single case and then provide a complete description of treatment strategies, trade-offs, and guidelines.

Clinical Practice Center

Topical collections of clinical content, including “Clinical Pearls” from NEJM articles, NEJM Knowledge+ “Question of the Week,” and links to clinical content from NEJM Journal Watch.

To Support Physician Training

Resident e-Bulletin

Weekly email with summaries of two current articles including “Clinical Pearls” and “Morning Report Questions” about an article’s key points.

NEJM Resident 360

NEJM Resident 360 helps students and residents prepare for their rotations quickly and efficiently, provides support for coping with social pressures, and equips them to take the next step in their careers.  Expert-led discussions, blog posts, and podcasts complement the foundational clinical information needed to navigate their training years with confidence.

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The New England Journal of Medicine

Our flagship product, the New England Journal of Medicine, publishes peer-reviewed research, interactive clinical content, and continuing medical education programs for physicians, educators and the global medical community.

NEJM Journal Watch

NEJM Journal Watch Online is the leading source for clinically relevant summaries and perspective on the most important medical research and perspective on why it matters today. NEJM Journal Watch Online shares the NEJM Group commitment to the highest quality.

NEJM Resident 360

NEJM Resident 360 supports medical residents and students with the essential information they need to approach residency and their careers with confidence, including links to landmark articles.

NEJM CareerCenter

NEJM CareerCenter offers physicians and residents job searching tools including automated Job Alerts, specialty and geographic search functionality, social media alerts, and helpful resources on physician careers.

NEJM Knowledge+

NEJM Knowledge+ is a unique adaptive learning platform designed to help clinicians meet certification requirements, prepare for board exams, and more easily incorporate lifelong learning into their schedules — with innovative features for residency and training programs.

NEJM Catalyst

NEJM Catalyst provides health care executives, clinical leaders, and clinicians with daily content, monthly Insights Reports and quarterly events to help improve the delivery of health care in their organizations.