Step-by-step instructions for your common medical procedures

RealWorld Procedures features videos and protocols for common medical procedures including:

  • Arm casting
  • Central line insertion
  • Circulation test (Allen test)
  • Digital block
  • Foley catheter insertion
  • IV line insertion
  • Local anaesthesia
  • Sebaceous cyst removal
  • Shoulder reduction
  • Simple suturing
  • Sterile gloving
  • Venipuncture


Master the techniques by watching quick procedure videos.

Comprehensive discussions and protocols

Each procedure is thoroughly discussed. For most topics, you will find general background information, indications, safety precautions, step-by-step protocol, tips and an overview of the possible complications. Figures are also used to better illustrate some concepts.

Ideal on the ward for quick reference!

Download once, run everywhere

RealWorld Procedures is a universal app, meaning it has been optimized to look great on both your iPad and your iPhone or iPod Touch. Download it once and use it on all of your devices!1

RealWorld Procedures is based on and expands upon the open-source PocketSnips Procedural Skills Project.

Offline access

All the app content is stored directly on your device. Once the initial download is completed from the App store, no internet connection is further required for use. RealWorld Procedures weights around 110 MB.

1 RealWorld Procedures requires iOS 6.0 or later running on iPhone 3GS or better, third generation iPod Touch or better or second generation iPad or better.
RealWorld Procedures is based on and expands upon the open-source PocketSnips Procedural Skills Project. PocketSnips contributors include the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM), Sudbury Regional Hospital/Hôpital régional de Sudbury (SRHRS), Laurentian University School of Nursing, Laurentian University Instructional Media Centre, the Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN) and Cambrian College. Video and written material taken from the project are used under the Creative Commons (attribution, non-commercial, share-alike) 2.5 license. This program is for educational purposes only and is not substitute for medical advice.
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