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- Administration of InjectionsThis program details important aspects of intramuscular injection. It discusses the action of the medicines, safety considerations, site selection, and proper injection technique. It also covers patient care during the injection and patient education.
- Administration of Intravenous MedicationsThis program presents an overview of the three methods commonly used for IV medication administration. It provides guidance regarding drug reference information, emphasizing the importance of accurate dilution of medications as well as the proper rate of infusion. The steps for preparation of an IV medication supplied in powdered form and the method to calculate the volume of fluid necessary for required medication concentration are also discussed and demonstrated. Safety issues specific to IV administration and site assessment
- Airway Care: Tracheostomy Care, Tube Change, and Artificial Airway Cuff ManagementThe patient with a tracheotomy tube has many care needs. Most important is the maintenance of airway patency. Other needs are preventing infection of either the airway or the stoma, providing some form of effective communication, and providing emotional support. This program will focus on the essentials of direct airway care. After completing this course the learner should be able to: * Describe the functions of a trachostomy tube. * Explain the procedure for cleaning amp; changing the inner cannula. * Describe care for the stoma. * Describe the procedure for changing a tracheostomy tube. * Identify complications associated with over-inflation of a soft cuff.
- Assessing Breath SoundsThe illustrations and computer graphics in this assessment series should help nurses to understand the physiologic causes of breath sounds. The video reviews: auscultatory sites and sequencing; normal breath sounds; bronchial breathing; bronchophony; and whispered pectoriloquy
- Assessing Heart SoundsThis video reviews auscultatory sites S(1), through S(4), tricuspid regurgitation, mitral regurgitation, pulmonic stenosis, aortic stenosis, aortic regurgitation, pulmonic regurgitation, mitral stenosis, and tricuspid stenosis. Also included are ways to determine critical descriptive factors used for documentation, such as where the sound is best heard, its intensity or loudness, and its duration, pitch, quality, and timing in relation to S(1) and S(2).
- Assessing the Adult Head to ToeThis video shows how to perform a complete assessment efficiently by integrating all body system assessments in each region. This approach starts at the patient's head and progresses to the feet, rather than proceeding through one body system at a time. It saves time and is less tiring for the patient because it requires fewer position changes than the body system approach. Because the video focuses on normal findings, it assumes that you will refer abnormal findings to the patient's primary caregiver.
- Cardiac SystemAfter viewing this video, you should be able to: ask the necessary questions to obtain a cardiac health history, prepare the patient for a cardiac examination, inspect and evaluate the patient's anterior chest for apical impulse location, other ventricular movements, and prominent pulsations of the aorta or pulmonary artery, palate the patient's chest for the degree of pulsations of the aorta or pulmonary artery, percuss the patient's chest to estimate heart size, auscultate the patient's chest and identify normal heart sounds, abnormal or extra heart sounds, and murmurs.
- Caring for the Stoma, Caring for the Patient: Enterostomal Therapy NursingThis program is for enterostomal therapy nurses; wound, ostomy, and continence nurses; and others who will care for patients after ostomy surgery. There is no doubt that a colostomy or ileostomy can be a life-changing event. It will be your job to care for the stoma, and for the emotions of the patient who must adjust after surgery. Briefly reviews the digestive system and several kinds of ostomies, typical medical conditions that may lead a surgeon to create an ostomy, post-operative and daily care for an ostomy, and how this may differ for various ostomies. Discusses helping the patient prepare for discharge and their new life.
- Critical Thinking: Analyzing Problems and DecisionsThis video uses vignettes, group discussions, and expert commentary to explore the problem solving process. It introduces a problem solving methodology.
- Gastrointestinal SystemAfter viewing this video, you should be able to: ask the necessary questions to obtain a GI system health history, prepare the patient for an abdominal examination, inspect the patient's abdomen, auscultate both bowel and other sounds, including bruits, percuss the patient's abdomen, liver, and spleen, palpate the patient's abdomen, liver, spleen, kidneys, and abdominal aorta, palpate for rebound tenderness, assess for costovertebral angle tenderness, prepare the patient for a rectal examination, inspect the perianal area, palpate the anus and rectum, palpate the prostate gland in the male patient.
- Medication Administration and Error PreventionOpens with an overview of the Six Rights of Medication Administration. Through hospital-based scenarios depicting each of these rights, the program shows how errors happen and demonstrates the steps that can prevent them. The program closes with a teaching scenario.
- Medication Safety and Oral MedicationsThis first program will describe the safe administration of oral medications and will demonstrate practices that are required in order to help prevent medication errors.
- Musculoskeletal SystemThe Musculoskeletal video can help you perform a musculoskeletal system assessment accurately and completely. Within each area of a musculoskeletal system examination, you'll learn what to assess for, how to assess for it, and why.
- 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)
- Rapid Physical AssessmentThis course reviews the steps required to perform a rapid physical assessment (RPA), including pre-assessment information gathering, general observations, and the performance of a physical exam of all major body regions. The results of this assessment will help reveal undiagnosed complaints and lay the groundwork for further testing that may be necessary. 25 minutes. Copyright 2006. Shipped directly from California factory. Allow extra delivery time.
- Reproductive and Urinary SystemsFrom this video, you will learn how to: prepare the patient for this sensitive examination, insect and palpate genitourinary structures in both the male and female patient, inspect and palpate the inguinal and femoral areas for hernias, inspect and palpate the breasts and axillae.
- Respiratory SystemAfter viewing this video, the learner should be able to: ask the necessary questions to obtain a respiratory health history, prepare the patient for a respiratory examination, inspect and evaluate the patient's chest for anteroposterior movement impairment, inspect and palpate the patient's neck for tracheal deviation, palpate the patient's chest to assess respiratory expansion and tactile fremitus, percuss the patient's chest for diaphragmatic excursion, auscultate the patient's chest and identify normal and adventitious sounds and voice sounds.
- Suctioning: Nasotracheal, Oropharangeal amp; Endotracheal TechniquesThis program focuses on aspects of safe, effective management of the patient with an artificial airway through a review of airway physiology and demonstrations in the actual clinical environment. Tracheostomy tube care is illustrated from equipment and supply set-up through cleansing and replacement.
- Vascular SystemAfter viewing this video, the learner should be able to: inspect for arterial pulsations and signs of arterial insufficiency, palpate for arterial pulsations, auscultate for blood pressure and bruits, measure jugular venous pressure, inspect for signs of venous insufficiency, palpate for varicosities, inspect and palpate for peripheral edema, inspect and palpate superficial lymph nodes.