Obtaining a site license for ESSENTIAL CARDIAC AUSCULTATION is cost-effective for an institution. The cost of a site license allows an unlimited number of learners to use Essential Cardiac Auscultation on their local area network. The cost-effectiveness of Essential Cardiac Auscultation is primarily due to its ability to effectively teach bedside skills to so many different populations and levels of learners - as much as a thousand each year in a typical medical center. For example, in a medical school with 150 students per class using the program during each year, a minimum of 600 students per year would be trained. Add to that residents in medicine, family medicine, pediatrics and emergency medicine as well as nursing and physician assistant students, and the cost per learner is nominal.
Additional important factors include self-learning that reduces instructor time and the cost and inconvenience (sometimes impossibility) of finding patients with certain bedside findings at any given time in the acadmic year and at any given clinical location. Finally, any future updates will be offered at a significant discount, resulting in a further reduction in the cost per learner.