The Multimedia Interactive hypertext Cd-Rom "BURNS"

700 pages of test;
600 colour images;
160 animation;
More than 5 hours of interactive reading comment with a sound comment;
3 years of planning and elaboration in CD-ROM.
M. Costagliola, M.D. - V. Garcia Torres, M.D. - J. Ioannovich, M.D. - G. Magliacani, M.D. - M. Masellis, M.D.
Scientific editor:
S.W.A. Gunn, M.D.
COMETT Project
Scientific Coordinator MBC

Multimedia production

INFORMED , as soon this issue of Annals, is beginning a Cd-Rom sales campaign to facilitate purchase by students, nurses and teaching organizations.

CD-ROM "Burns" is the first international specialized product on burns for personal computers of a scientific interactive multimedia hypertext, developed through academic, hospital and informatic collaboration.

An instrument that can be consulted autonomously. The hypertext offers a rapid and effective analysis of the problems arising in hospitals that admit patients. "Burns" can be used as a specialized teaching aid in degree courses in the burns field from, bum prevention and treatment to disaster management; each module can be compared with a training course.

The CD-ROM "Burns" is a flexible product that can be handled at every training level by medical students, physicians, specialists in bums, paramedical personnel, and voluntary workers as regards prevention, first aid and initial response in fire disasters.

The product is now available in English and Italian versions.

Consultation of CD-ROM "Burns" requires at least a minimum 486-based PC microprocessor, 8 Mb of random access memory (RAM) l Hard-Disk, Mouse, VGA Card 640 x 480 x 256 colours, colour monitor, MS-DOS 5.0 operating system or later versions and Windows 3. 1, CD-ROM reader and 16-bit sound card SOUND-BLASTER compatible with loudspeakers.

Critical acclaim

"...This very extensive work prepared over the last years by Mediterranean Burns Club represents an excellent burn educational piece..."
Sidney F. Miller MD
in: Software exchange, Journal of Bum Care Rehabilitation, 16: 162-3, 1995.

"...To my knowledge this very informative CD-ROM is the first comprehensive "publication " on burns in this new medium and should be present in every bum center and other teaching facilities."
Rudy Hermans MD, Former Prof. of Bum Treatment
University of Amsterdam
Medical Advisor for Euro Skin Bank

"...It can be a suitable and beneficial tool at all work places in burn medicine, medical faculties, universities and institutes for continual education and postgraduate study."
Leo Klein MD, PhD
Dept. of Surgery, Bums Unit
Purkinje Military Medical Academy, Czech Republic

"...Educational technology is evolving rapidly and although there will always be need for the printed word, more sophisticated yet easy-to-follow computerized teaching packages are covering all technical fields through CD-ROM interactive multimedia hypertext. The first such hypertext dealing with the entire field of burns and thermal injury ha sjust been released jointly by MBC and Informed."
The World Association for Disaster and Emergency Medicine

To order the Cd-Rom "BURNS", please use the following application form contained in this Word document: cd-rom.doc

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