Monarch Media worked with Covidien to develop two web-based interactive courses for surgical nurses. Covidien is an international medical device company which pioneered a number of medical advances, including electrosurgery, and laparoscopic instrumentation. The courses Monarch created for them focused on these two procedures.
Both courses are coded in HTML5 and were developed using a modular approach that keeps content stored in separate XML files for ease of future updates and translations. Monarch provided the instructional design, graphic design, narration, and programming. All the interactions were coded using HTML, CSS, and jQuery to maximize compatibility with tablet devices, particularly the iPad. The interactions include drag-and-drop activities, fill-in-the-blank exercises, matching problems, and similar activities.