CoN Virtual Lab
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- Assessing Chest PainThis video reviews anatomy and physiology, critical assessment techniques, key assessment landmarks, and pain assessment. Nurses also see how to recognize the cardiac, respiratory, gastrointestinal, and musculoskeletal causes of chest pain.
- 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).
- 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.
- Chest Tubes: Patient and System ManagementAfter completing this course, the learner should be able to: Describe the process of air movement by the cyclic pressure changes in the thoracic cavity. List indicators for closed chest drainage and describe the expected outcome when air or fluid is evacuated from the pleural space. Describe the principles of operation of a closed chest drainage system and use of mechanical suction. Identify professional responsibilities for preparation of the patient and equipment prior to chest tube insertion. Demonstrate the technique of aseptically establishing a Pleurevac drainage system. Identify professional responsibilities for patient care during insertion of the chest tube. Describe interventions directed toward promoting evacuation of air and/or fluid from the chest cavity and maintaining proper function of the closed chest drainage system. Instruct the patient to promote his/her active participation in lung re-expansion and activities of daily life. Illustrate the concept of tidaling as reflected by the patient's respiratory efforts identify interventions for maintaining the patency of the closed drainage system.
- Nursing Skills: Blood Administration To describe blood components commonly transfused.To examine the functions of transfused blood components.To demonstrate nursing techniques used to perform safe blood tranfusions
- Reading EKGsAfter viewing this videotape, you should be able to: recognize and describe each part of the EKG waveform, assess an EKG waveform using the 8-step method, recognize and explain the significance of normal sinus rhythm, detect and identify cardiac dysrhythmias.
- 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.