OpenAnesthesia® Releases Expanded v. 2.0 Self-Study App for Anesthesiologists

Unique iPhone® and iPad® App for Anesthesiology Residents and Physicians Is Designed to Enhance Knowledge of the Specialty

Released: 23-Jan-2014 2:00 PM EST
Source Newsroom: International Anesthesia Research Society (IARS)
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Newswise — San Francisco, CA – January 23, 2014 – The International Anesthesia Research Society (IARS) announces that its educational initiative OpenAnesthesia (OA) has released version 2.0 of its self-study app for anesthesiology residents, CRNAs, SRNAs and physicians. A new set of 150 review questions has been added, for in-app purchase, for a total of 351 questions. The app is free to download on iTunes here.

In addition to more questions, a new feature of the app is Community Responses. Users can see how their peers answered the same question. For app keywords, dynamic synching has been added to provide the latest definitions and updates, which are made daily to keywords on OpenAnesthesia.org.

The OA Self-Study App for the iPhone and iPad is designed to help resident anesthesiologists, physicians, and those in the related health professions to improve their knowledge of basic and advanced concepts of the field. The OA app contains all anesthesiology keywords from 2008-2013 and features more than 350 questions that review essential core concepts. Each question has been written by a physician editor and contains a full explanation of the answer, along with links to related keywords and reference material in OpenAnesthesia, PubMed, and the journals Anesthesia & Analgesia and A&A Case Reports.

Edward C. Nemergut, MD, founder of OpenAnesthesia, says: “The 2.0 release of our Self-Study app brings us closer to our goal of community learning and real-time self-assessment. The enthusiastic reception of the Self-Study app supports our hypothesis that learners value the content on OpenAnesthesia, as well as a study tool that is convenient to use any time."

Dr. Nemergut also serves as the Program Director of Anesthesiology Residency at the University of Virginia-Charlottesville.

About OpenAnesthesia
OpenAnesthesia, sponsored by the IARS, was founded in 2009 and has quickly become a leading reference source for anesthesiology residents, physicians, CRNAs and other medical professionals. The OpenAnesthesia website has become one of the most widely used references for resident anesthesiologists and physicians. The site offers numerous content sources anesthesiology, including a rich multimedia section with podcasts, TEE of the Month, Article of the Month, video summaries of issues of Anesthesia & Analgesia, Question of the Day, and Virtual Grand Rounds in Obstetric Anesthesia. OA also serves as a medical wiki that allows users to instantly author and edit medical content related to anesthesiology.

About the IARS
The IARS, founded in 1922, is anesthesiology's non-political organization focused on providing scientific and evidence-based safe anesthesia care. The IARS mission is to encourage, stimulate and fund ongoing anesthesia-related research projects that will enhance and advance the specialty and to disseminate current, state-of-the-art, basic and clinical research data in all areas of clinical anesthesia, including perioperative medicine, critical care, and pain management. The Society is focused solely on the advancement and support of education and scientific research related to anesthesiology. To fulfill this mission, the Society publishes the monthly scientific journal Anesthesia & Analgesia and a clinical companion journal A&A Case Reports, sponsors the OpenAnesthesia program, conducts an annual clinical and scientific meeting, funds up to $1 million per year to support anesthesia-related research, and sponsors the SmartTots research initiative in conjunction with the FDA.

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