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- Mental Health Issues in the Acute Care Setting Part I Recognition and AssessmentPart I Recognition and Assessment This program addresses the impact of mental health disorders on an individual's ability to provide self-care. It also looks at the stress these disorders place on caregivers and the economy worldwide. The signs and symptoms which will aid healthcare workers in identifying mental health disorders are described and shown. The concepts of stereotype and prejudice as related to mental health are also discussed. Concerns and fears related to caring for patients with mental illness in the acute medical setting are identified and discussed
- Mental Health Issues in the Acute Care Setting Part II Effective Intervention TechniquesPart II Effective Intervention Techniques This program utilizes a scenario format to show effective methods of working with patients suffering from mental disorders while in the acute care environment. Simple techniques to promote safety and prevent patient or staff injury are outlined, as well as methods to maintain control of the situation when a patient is having difficulty remaining in control. The program also shows some of the reasons mental health patients get into difficulty. Appropriate methods for supporting family members and eliciting information from are also illustrated, as is the role of the nurse as a facilitator of communication between the various members of the health care team. Restrictions on the use of restraints, both physical and chemical, are also addressed. Proper documentation of observed behaviors is discussed.
- Nervous SystemThe Nervous system, just one of the valuable videos in the Assessment Review Series, can help you perform a neurologic assessment accurately and completely. From this video, you'll learn what to assess for, how to assess for it, and why. For example: when to assess the patient's mental status and speech; how to assess the 12 pairs of cranial nerves; how to assess the functioning of the three motor system pathways (the corticospinal tract, the extrapyramidal tract, and the cerebellar system)
- Traumatic Head InjuryThis program begins with a brief review of the pathology associated with traumatic brain injury (TBI). A case is then presented where assessment and care of TBI in the field and Emergency Department is discussed. The scenario continues into the intensive care unit, where the major focus of this program occurs. Here, the monitoring equipment used to assess patients with severe brain injury, with explanations of the science behind each system and the clinical parameters it measures, is described in detail.