Medical College of Wisconsin
Virtual Patient Case #2 is the second in a five part series. This is a CD-ROM containing short video clips of Mrs. Dubois from age 70 to age 86. The clips show the progression of breast cancer and the effect on the patient, including care giving, end-of-life care, ethnicity/culture, functional assessment, medications, pain, informed consent, risk factors, spirituality. Also included are screening tests, radiograph images, still pictures and reports providing an array of resources for instructors to use in incorporating geriatrics into their teaching. To facilitate access to these audio/visual resources, these files are indexed by basic science courses, clinical rotations, and an additional 50+ other topics. This individual Virtual Patient case for Mrs. Dubois can be downloaded above (click Mrs Dubois CD Image). Once you have downloaded the CD image, follow the instructions below. The Virtual Patient Cases can also be purchased individually or as a series. For more information, please visit our website at http://www.mcw.edu/display/docid596/GeriatricsCurr...
Geriatric patients are a wonderful resource for illustrating key basic science and clinical concepts. By incorporating these learning objects into your instructional materials, we hope to achieve our ultimate goal: to provide needed exposure to issues commonly encountered with aging patients not only acutely, but life long. We hope that these easily accessible learning objects will enable you to use your creativity as a teacher to make our "virtual patients" come alive, thereby improving the care for geriatric patients. To integrate the AGS's Basic Competencies for Care of Older Patients (Attitudes, Knowledge, Skills) as a longitudinal thread throughout the medical student curriculum or in discrete teaching interactions by adding these case-based image resources to existing instruction. Particular emphasis focuses on: 1) Breast Cancer 2) Ethics 3) End-of-Life Care/Palliative Care 4) Pain 5) Arthritis 6) Genetics
This case was created for use with medical students. It could also be used with practicing physicians. Learning environments where this case could be used include the Classroom, a Focus Group, Image Source File, Small Groups, and Case Studies. INSTRUCTIONS Using a .iso Disk Image file you downloaded from POGOe: A file with the extension '.iso', of which many are available for download with various POGOe products, is a replica of a CD saved on the hard drive. These are often called CD Images or Disk Images. This is a common way to distribute software over the internet that normally comes on a CD. Unfortunately on Windows operating systems, including Windows XP and Windows Vista, you cannot simply click a Disk Image file and open it like a CD. Follow these instructions to access the contents of the .iso file. Mac OsX -------------- Just Click the file and it opens like it was a CD. Windows ------------- 1) Burn the image to a CD using burning software. (To do, insert instructions for how to do that with windows explorer.) Then eject and reinsert the CD. or 2) Install software that treat .iso files as if they were a CD and let you access them from your hard drive. Search on the internet for these tools. Such as this Microsoft Product(http://download.microsoft.com/download/7/b/6/7b6ab...) , or other ones that we have used are Iso Recorder (free) and Power Iso. As of 3-12-2009 you could find a list of Vista compatible free tools with reviews here (http://www.petri.co.il/mount_iso_files_in_windows_...). All Operating Systems ------------------------------ Once you can access the contents in the .iso file, if the program does not start automatically, check the notes in the product page or in the files within the Disk Image for instructions on how to launch the program.