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Industry News App Offers Interesting New Way for Doctors to Learn Clinicians are being given the opportunity to fit specialist learning into their busy lifestyles thanks to a tailor-made medical learning tool devised by Papworth Hospital experts. The Papworth Hospital MCQ Learning App gives health specialists the opportunity to learn on the go. Developed by Dr Alain Vuylsteke, Consultant Intensivist at Papworth Hospital, the App offers dynamic multiple-choice tests to users to provide a quick and effective way of learning about highly specialist medical techniques. It is built so that two tests are never identical, includes comprehensive expla- nations and will retrieve supplementary information from the internet. its full potential by including many more learning modules in the near future.” On completing the test users are presented with a virtual personal certificate with their final score which can be archived, downloaded or emailed for their records. The MCQ Learning App currently offers a range of multiple choice questions on transoesophageal echocardiography (TOE). It has already received worldwide interest from clinicians and other professionals. Dr Vuylsteke, who worked with other Papworth Hospital Consultants to create this App, said: “It is great to have built a tool that facilitates the sharing of knowledge accumulated in an institution such as Papworth. We will hopefully gather enough support to realise this concept to This procedure provides clear ultrasound images of the heart and is used as an alternative to standard echocardiography. It is hoped that the App will be expanded to include a variety of specialist heart and lung subjects, including electrocardiography and radiography. For more information on this application visit: www.papworthhospital.nhs.uk n New Method for Lowering Blood Pressure Without Side Effects High blood pressure is known to be one of the greatest health ris