Basic Clinical Skills

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Administering Medications: Injections

Product code: M258CR    Copyright © 2017
    

OVERVIEW:

Although a routine part of providing nursing care, administering medications should never be a casual practice as the potential for serious harm—even life endangerment—can easily result from an error. This is particularly true when administering injectable medications.

This is the third and final program in a three-part series that will demonstrate and describe the safe administration of medication by injection: subcutaneous, intradermal, intramuscular, and into an intravenous injection port (parenteral medication administration).  Included in this program is discussion of the mandatory use of safer needle devices to prevent needlestick injuries.

 

OBJECTIVES:

After completing this course, the learner should be able to:

•    Differentiate between subcutaneous, intradermal, and intramuscular injections and when each would be used
•    Identify the landmarks used for subcutaneous, intradermal, and intramuscular injections
•    Describe the use of the “Z-track” injection technique
•    Describe the need for the use of safer needle devices


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Administering Medications: Medication Safety and Oral Medications

Product code: M258AR    Copyright © 2017
    

OVERVIEW:

One of the biggest responsibilities of nurses today involves safe medication administration practices. Nurses, and others authorized to administer medications not only must have the knowledge base about the drugs they are delivering, but also have the skill to administer them appropriately.

This is the first program in a three-part series that will describe general guidelines for the safe administration medications, and specifically demonstrate and describe safe administration of oral medications.

OBJECTIVES:

After completing this course, the learner should be able to:

•    Describe the scope of medication errors
•    List the “Rights of Medication Administration”
•    List additional safety practices often considered to be medication rights
•    Describe safe medication administration practices that are part of the Joint Commission’s National Patient Safety Goals

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Administering Medications: Topical, Suppository and Inhalant Medications

Product code: M258BR    Copyright © 2017
    

OVERVIEW:

Nurses are one of the most vital parts of the team involved in medication safety as they are charged with administering the drugs.  This means they are the last stop, the place where – if an error has been made before hand – it can be caught and harm to the patient averted.

This is the second program in a three-part series that will demonstrate and describe safe techniques for the administration of topical medications, suppositories and inhalants.

OBJECTIVES:

After completing this course, the learner should be able to:

•    Apply a topical medication
•    Administer a suppository medication
•    Administer eye and ear drops
•    Describe the process for administering an inhalant medication

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Admission and Discharge

Product code: M037        

Overview:

Discusses time-saving procedures and associated responsibilities.

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Airway Care: Tracheostomy Care, Tube Change, and Artificial Airway Cuff Management

Product code: M239S    Copyright © 2018
    

OVERVIEW:
Medom’s classic airway care program has been updated with a new look and feel, yet continues show nurses and other healthcare professionals how to maintain airway patency and prevent infection when providing care to the patient with a tracheostomy tube.  Additional procedures demonstrated and described include:

•    Caring for the stoma
•    Providing effective communication
•    Providing emotional support

OBJECTIVES:
After viewing this program, the learner should be able to:

•    Describe the function of a tracheostomy tube
•    Explain the procedure for cleaning and 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
•    Describe the preferred procedure for maintaining adequate cuff pressure

 

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Auscultation of Breath Sounds: Abnormal Breath Sounds

Product code: M264BS    Copyright © 2016
    

SERIES OVERVIEW
Listening to breath sounds can reveal important diagnostic information about many health conditions related to respiratory function. Because of this, auscultation of the lungs is one of the most valuable clinical assessment skills for caregivers to develop.   

Updated with a fresh look and feel, this series introduces the physiology and acoustic characteristics of normal breath sounds and identifies physiology components of abnormal and adventitious sounds. The functional basis of breath sounds is described, important characteristics are defined including pitch, intensity and duration. Principles of sound transmission and the significance of voice sounds to assessment findings are discussed.

Overview
Breath sounds offer important and often diagnostic information about many health conditions related to pulmonary function. This program will cover the qualities of breath sounds, abnormal breath sounds and some of their associated conditions, and how to document your findings.  Because auscultation is a subjective assessment, breath sounds are described using terminology standardized by the American Thoracic Society.

OBJECTIVES:
After completing this course, you should be able to:

•    List terms used to describe the qualities of breath sounds
•    Identify common causes of abnormal breath sounds
•    List the four main terms used by the American Thoracic Society to describe adventitious breath sounds
•    Describe 3 abnormal vocal sounds

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Auscultation of Breath Sounds: Normal Breath Sounds

Product code: M264AS    Copyright © 2016
    

SERIES OVERVIEW
Listening to breath sounds can reveal important diagnostic information about many health conditions related to respiratory function. Because of this, auscultation of the lungs is one of the most valuable clinical assessment skills for caregivers to develop.   

Updated with a fresh look and feel, this series introduces the physiology and acoustic characteristics of normal breath sounds and identifies physiology components of abnormal and adventitious sounds. The functional basis of breath sounds is described, important characteristics are defined including pitch, intensity and duration. Principles of sound transmission and the significance of voice sounds to assessment findings are discussed.

Overview
This program presents stethoscope use for lung auscultation, the physiology of normal breath sounds, selected landmarks used for auscultation, and the basic procedures for an pulmonary auscultation assessment.

OBJECTIVES:
After completing this course, you should be able to:

•    Identify the components of a stethoscope
•    Describe the anatomy of the respiratory system
•    Differentiate tracheal breath sounds, bronchial breath sounds, bronchovesicular breath sounds, and vesicular breath sounds
•    Identify anterior and posterior landmarks for breath sounds

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Back Talk: Ergonomic and Back Safety Program

Product code: 78809        

Overview:

If your back could talk, what would it say? Whether you work as a patient care provider, office employee, ancillary, kitchen, lab or even a volunteer, it's important to protect your back on the job.

This program will discuss:

  • the importance of an ergonomically sound environment
  • utilization of lifting and moving devices
  • patient transfers
  • proper body posture and much more

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Basic Clinical Skills: The Bed Bath

Product code: M262        

Overview:

The bed bath is an important part of the individualized care many patients receive while hospitalized and is one of the basic skills all nurses must know.

The bed bath not only helps keep the patient clean but also:

  • Maintains healthy skin by providing stimulation and increasing circulation
  • Provides the patient with mild exercise
  • Provides an opportunity for close observation of any skin condition
  • The time spent giving a bed bath is ideal for assessing the condition of the patient's skin, interacting with the patient and providing important emotional support.

Objectives:

After watching this program viewers should be able to:
  • Describe the benefits of a bed bath
  • Demonstrate the procedures for providing a bed bath
  • Demonstrate providing perineal care to males and females
  • Demonstrate the technique for providing a back rub
  • Describe after-bath grooming

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Basic Math for Nurses

Product code: M218AS    Copyright © 2014
    


Overview:
Nurses in clinical environments will often encounter situations that require the use of mathematical formulas and computations, such as metric conversions, to provide safe and effective patient care. Therefore, it is essential for the nurse to have a strong understanding of basic math and good math skills.

This program lays the foundation for nursing math skills with a review of the concepts of whole numbers and fractions, and the processes for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.

Objectives:
After watching this program viewers should be able to:

  • Define whole numbers and fractions
  • Solve basic addition, subtraction, multiplication and division equations using whole numbers
  • Solve basic addition, subtraction, multiplication and division equations using fractions
  • Solve equations using numbers with decimals
  • Identify the numerical basis of the metric system
  • List the metric system’s three basic units of measurement

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Basic Math for Nurses: Calculating Oral, Parenteral, and Pediatric Dosages

Product code: M281CR    Copyright © 2014
    

OVERVIEW:
Nurses must often make medication dosage calculations for medications that are delivered orally, parenterally through I.V.s and for pediatric patients. In each case, it is critical for the nurse to know and use the appropriate calculation to determine the correct dosage.

This program demonstrates and describes the various formula used when calculating medication dosages for oral and parenteral delivery, and for pediatric patients.

OBJECTIVES:
After watching this program viewers should be able to:
•    Calculate Dosages for Solid and Liquid Medication Administration
•    Calculate Dosages for Injections Based on Volume
•    List 5 Key Guidelines for Administering Medications to Pediatric Patients
•    Calculate a Pediatric Dosage Using the Ratio and Proportion Method

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Basic Math for Nurses: Dosage Calculation

Product code: M281BR    Copyright © 2014
    


Overview:
In a clinical environment, nurses are often called upon to calculate medication dosages in both solid and liquid forms using basic mathematical principles to calculate the correct dosage.

This program demonstrates and describes the various formula used when calculating medication dosages.

Objectives:
After watching this program viewers should be able to:

  • Calculate Dosages Using the Ratio and Proportion Method
  • Calculate Dosages Using the Formula Method
  • Calculate Dosages Using the Dimensional Analysis Method

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Basic Oxygen Administration

Product code: M238R        

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An update of a classic Medcom Basic Skills program, "Basic Oxygen Administration" provides an overview of administering oxygen to patients in clinical and home settings.

It demonstrates the use of both high and low flow delivery devices including:

  • Nasal cannulas
  • Simple masks
  • Venturi masks
  • Non-rebreather masks
  • Oxygen concentrators

Objectives:

After viewing this program, the viewer should be able to:
  • Describe components used to provide oxygen to patients
  • Identify common high-flow delivery devices
  • Identify common low-flow delivery devices
  • Identify the signs and symptoms of hypoxia
  • Explain precautions to take for fire safety when oxygen is in use
  • Describe the preparation and process for administering oxygen to a patient
  • Describe the use of oxygen in the home

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Bedmaking

Product code: M034        

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Bedmaking: The Well-Made Bed

Product code: M276    Copyright © 2014
    

Overview:

Little actions that increase comfort make a meaningful difference to the patients you care for. A clean, well-made bed not only feels good, but is an important component to an individual's overall health. A well-made bed helps to avoid problems such as bedsores and the spread of infection and provides a sense of well being and self-worth. This program demonstrates the procedures for making both an occupied and unoccupied bed using flat sheets with hospital corners.

Objectives:

After watching this program viewers should be able to:
  • Identify materials needed for making a bed.
  • Describe infection control precautions necessary when making a bed.
  • Demonstrate the process for safely making the occupied bed.
  • Demonstrate the process for making the unoccupied bed.

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Blood Pressure

Product code: M030        

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Body Mechanics: The Science of Moving Safely

Product code: M127R        

Overview:

Learn how to prevent injury to your body when moving patients. This program provides an understanding of the basic principles of body mechanics including the design and function of the musculoskeletal system and related gravitational forces. The application of these principles to lift and move safely is illustrated in a variety of healthcare settings.

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Cardiac Auscultation: Abnormal Heart Sounds, Part 1

Product code: M259DR    Copyright © 2018
    

OVERVIEW:

A broad variety of information can be understood about a patient during the process of cardiac auscultation. It requires knowledge of what heart sounds are normal in order to be able to clearly understand what is abnormal, which is the focus of this two part series.

This 2-part Basic Skills series on abnormal heart sounds provides descriptions and examples of abnormal heart murmurs allowing the learner to differentiate between normal and abnormal heart sounds.

OBJECTIVES:

After viewing this program, the learner should be able to:

  • Explain what causes abnormal heart sounds or heart murmurs
  • Distinguish the two main valve dysfunctions: regurgitation and stenosis
  • Describe the main causes of valve dysfunction
  • Identify the main characteristics of murmurs, including timing, shape, location, radiation, intensity, pitch and quality
  • Rate the intensity of a heart murmur on the 6-grade Levine scale
  • Identify mitral regurgitation
  • Identify tricuspid regurgitation

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Cardiac Auscultation: Abnormal Heart Sounds, Part 2

Product code: M259ER    Copyright © 2018
    

OVERVIEW:

This 2-part Basic Skills series on abnormal heart sounds provides descriptions and examples of abnormal heart murmurs allowing the learner to differentiate between normal and abnormal heart sounds. Nurses providing direct patient care need to develop the skills to recognize normal heart sounds and to differentiate these from abnormal heart sounds and murmurs.

OBJECTIVES:

After viewing this program, the learner should be able to:

Identify the characteristics and accurately assess the symptoms of:

  • Ventricular Septal Defect
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Pulmonary Stenosis
  • Atrial Septal Defects
  • Innocent Systolic Murmurs
  • Murmurs of Mitral Stenosis
  • Tricuspid Stenosis
  • Murmurs of Aortic Regurgitation
  • Murmurs of Pulmonary Regurgitation

 

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Cardiac Auscultation: Normal Heart Sounds

Product code: M259CR    Copyright © 2018
    

OVERVIEW:

When performing cardiac auscultation on a patient, it requires knowledge of what heart sounds are normal and a methodical approach with careful attention to the sounds produced during the cardiac cycle. Various information can be gathered from this assessment, as it provides information about the rate and rhythm of the heart, valve functioning and possible anatomical defects.

This program provides nurses and other healthcare professionals with a thorough understanding of the various normal heart sounds and examples of these sounds to provide a basis for differentiating normal and abnormal sounds.

OBJECTIVES:

After viewing this program, the learner should be able to:

  • Describe what produces the S1 and S2 sound
  • Identify the normal S1 sound and understand the various factors that can affect the S1 sound
  • Identify the normal S2 sound and understand the various factors that can affect the S2 sound
  • Identify the normal S3 and S4 sounds and understand the various factors that can affect the S3 and S4 sounds
  • Describe why and how the main extra heart sounds occur

 

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Cardiac Auscultation: The Anatomy and Physiology of Heart Sounds

Product code: M259AT    Copyright © 2018
    

OVERVIEW:

It is critical for healthcare professionals to have a sense of familiarity with normal and abnormal heart sounds, as it provides the basic foundation for many clinical assessments. The primary focus of this program is cardiac auscultation, a skill that can be lost without review and practice. In addition to listening to the sounds of the heart, this program will also review the anatomy and physiology of the heart and the sounds it produces as it works.

OBJECTIVES:

After viewing this program, the learner should be able to:

  • Describe the anatomy and physiology of the heart
  • Describe the cardiac cycle
  • Identify the main events displayed on the electrocardiograph tracing
  • Break down and identify the heart sounds and explain why each sound occurs

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Cardiac Auscultation: The Process of Basic Cardiac Auscultation

Product code: M259BS    Copyright © 2018
    

OVERVIEW:

Like most assessments, there is a clear process of how to go about checking on the overall status of an individual, and it is no different with heart sounds. This program provides nurses and other healthcare professionals with a thorough understanding of auscultation techniques and practices, including the basic process of cardiac auscultation, identifying landmarks where cardiac sounds can best be heard, proper positioning of the patient and how to record observations.

OBJECTIVES:

After viewing this program, the learner should be able to:

  • Describe the components of the stethoscope and their individual and combined functions
  • Explain and perform basic cardiac auscultation
  • Identify the landmarks where cardiac auscultation can be heard
  • Properly position the patient to perform cardiac auscultation
  • Accurately record what you observe during cardiac auscultation

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Cleansing Enema

Product code: M033        

Overview:

Provides in-depth instruction on patient and solution preparation, including administration techniques.

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Cleansing Enema

Product code: M236R        

Overview:

Provides instruction on patient and solution preparation and demonstrates enema administration techniques.

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Documenting Care: The Charting Process

Product code: M207        

Overview:

Charting, the recording and documentation of a patient's condition, treatment and response to treatment, is one of the most basic nursing skills. This program reviews the fundamental techniques used in accurate charting and discusses confidentiality issues related to charting, including the new HIPAA rules and describes some of the legal aspects of charting.

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Feeding the Patient

Product code: M038        

Overview:

Includes basic instruction on successfully preparing and assisting the patient with meals.

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Fluids and Electrolytes Balance: Fluid Volume Imbalances

Product code: M250BR    Copyright © 2015
    

OVERVIEW:

Fluid volume balance is a crucial measure of the state of a patient's health. The body is constantly losing water through the skin, kidneys, lungs and GI tract. As fluid enters and exits, the simple amount of fluids in the body must remain in balance. This program will introduce various forms of fluid volume imbalances, the conditions that cause them and nursing interventions to correct them.

OBJECTIVES:
This program describes:

  • The basics of dehydration
  • Hypovolemia
  • Hyperolemia
  • Water intoxication
  • General causes of volume imbalances
  • Interventions
  • Total parenteral nutrition (TPN)
  • Blood product infusions

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Fluids and Electrolytes: Basics

Product code: M250AR    Copyright © 2015
    


Overview:
Fluids are the basis of life. Water makes up about 60% of the average human body by weight. The body maintains a delicate balance between fluid being drained out of the body and fluid constantly being replenished in the body. Disturbances in this balance can both indicate and be caused by a variety of pathologies. Therefore, understanding and monitoring a patient's fluid balance, electrolyte balance and acid-base balance is critical to providing care.

This program, the first of a three part series, provides nursing students, new nurses, and others with the basics of fluid balance, electrolyte balance, the main electrolytes in the body, and maintaining the acid-base balance in the human body.

Objectives:
After completing this course, you should be able to describe:

  • Basics of fluid balance
  • Basics of electrolyte balance
  • Main electrolytes in the body
  • Acid-base balance in the human body

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Fluids and Electrolytes: Electrolyte Imbalances

Product code: M250CR    Copyright © 2015
    


Overview:
Body fluids are filled with dissolved salts and minerals called electrolytes that are ionized with an electrical charge. The electrolyte balance in the body's fluids is absolutely crucial to many body processes, and imbalances can cause pathological conditions and even be life threatening. This program will discuss imbalances in some of the main electrolytes in the body.

Objectives:
After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Sodium, hyponatremia, hypernatremia
  • Potassium, hypokalemia, hyperkalemia
  • Magnesium, hypomagnesemia, hypermagnesemia
  • Calcium, hypocalcemia, hypercalcemia
  • Phosphorous, hypophosphatemia, hyperphosphatemia
  • Chloride, hypochloremia, hyperchloremia

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Intravenous Therapy: Basics and Venipuncture

Product code: M266AR    Copyright © 2016
    

OVERVIEW:
Over 90% of hospital patients receive intravenous therapy, including medication, nutrition, electrolytes, and blood. These life-giving fluids are administered through an I.V. and can mean the difference between life and death for a patient.

Updated with a new look and feel, and the latest venipuncture practices, this program describes the basics of intravenous therapy and demonstrates the correct technique for performing a venipuncture to initiate intravenous therapy.

OBJECTIVES:
After completing this course, the learner should be able to:

•    Describe the uses of IV therapy
•    Identify appropriate sites for venipuncture
•    Identify equipment used to provide IV therapy
•    Perform a venipuncture

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Intravenous Therapy: Pediatrics

Product code: M266DR    Copyright © 2016
    

OVERVIEW:
Providing intravenous therapy for infants and children offers unique challenges and may have a different rationale for the IV therapy than with an adult.

Updated with a new look and feel, and the latest venipuncture practices, this program demonstrates and describes IV therapy for pediatric patients.

OBJECTIVES:
After completing this course, the learner should be able to:

•    Describe specific IV therapy considerations for infants through school-age children
•    Explain the unique hydration needs of pediatric patients
•    Identify age-appropriate venipuncture sites for pediatric patients
•    Describe venipuncture on a pediatric patient
•    Explain the need for and techniques to protect pediatric IV sites
•    Describe routine IV care and complications to be aware of or pediatric patients

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Intravenous Therapy: Recognizing and Treating Complications

Product code: M266CR    Copyright © 2016
    

OVERVIEW:
During intravenous therapy, some patients can experience complications--either local, at the I.V. site, or systemic.  Updated with a new look and feel, and the latest venipuncture practices, this program will focus on the identification of complications, their causes, and appropriate nursing interventions to take to support the patient and restore safe and effective therapy.

OBJECTIVES:
After completing this course, the learner should be able to identify and address the following local and systemic complications of IV therapy:

•    phlebitis
•    infiltration
•    extravasation
•    occlusions
•    vein irritation/pain at the venipuncture site
•    a severed catheter
•    hematoma
•    venous spasm
•    thrombosis/thrombophlebitis
•    nerve, tendon or ligament damage
•    circulatory overload
•    septicemia
•    air embolism
•    allergic reaction

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Intravenous Therapy: Routine Care and Discontinuation

Product code: M266BR    Copyright © 2016
    

OVERVIEW:
After intravenous therapy has been started, the patient, the venipuncture site, and the I.V. system itself require regular monitoring and care. This care is necessary for the prevention or early detection of complications associated with I.V. therapy.

Updated with a new look and feel, and the latest venipuncture practices, this program will demonstrate procedures for the routine care and the discontinuation of intravenous therapy.

OBJECTIVES:
After completing this course, the learner should be able to:

•    List items to note during a routine IV assessment
•    Describe changing a peripheral catheter dressing
•    Change an infusion container
•    Change an administration set
•    Describe the process and considerations for administering medications through an IV
•    Change the dressing on a central venous catheter
•    Describe the process for discontinuing a peripheral IV site

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Lifting and Moving the Patient

Product code: M036        

Overview:

Demonstrates proper body mechanics and safety measures used in moving the patient.

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Lifting Safely to Prevent Injury

Product code: M232S        

Overview:

Providing care to those who are ill or frail often requires lifting and moving them. But the weight and awkwardness of the human form, often combined with tight spaces, put caregivers at risk for injury. Anyone providing direct care must understand the risks associated with lifting and moving residents and efforts they can take to reduce those risks.

This updated program on lifting safely describes the importance of mobility assistance for residents, reviews the body mechanics involved in the process of lifting safely and offers several general rules to keep in mind when you approach any lifting task. By paying attention to safe lifting techniques at all times, you can help avoid injury to yourself and to residents.

Objectives:

After completing this course, the learner should be able to:

  • Describe the importance of mobility assistance.
  • Describe the proper body mechanics for lifting a resident.
  • Describe assisting residents with different abilities.

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Measuring Vital Signs Part 1: Temperature, Pulse, and Respiration

Product code: M219        

Overview:

This program, the first of two programs on measuring vital signs, demonstrates and describes the techniques used to accurately measure temperature, pulse and respiration in a patient. Measurement of temperature is demonstrated using a variety of thermometers emphasizing the use of electronic and aural (tympanic) thermometers. Techniques and sites used for measuring the pulse are shown, and assessment of the rate, depth, rhythm and quality of respiration is demonstrated.

Objectives:

After completing this course, the learner should be able to:

  • Identify the indications for measuring temperature.
  • Demonstrate techniques for measuring oral, axillary, and rectal temperature using electronic and glass mercury thermometers.
  • Demonstrate techniques for measuring tympanic membrane temperature using an aural thermometer.
  • Define pulse.
  • Locate five sites on the body to palpate the pulse.
  • Demonstrate assessment of the radial.
  • Demonstrate assessment of respiration.

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Measuring Vital Signs Part 1: Temperature, Pulse, and Respirations

Product code: M265AR    Copyright © 2017
    

OVERVIEW:
Vital signs are indicators of basic bodily functions that are periodically measured by healthcare personal to monitor a patient’s health.  Measuring vital signs is a fundamental clinical skill that every nurse need to master to provide competent patient care.

Updated with a fresh look and feel, this program is the first in a new two-part series that demonstrates and describes how to accurately measure temperature, pulse and respirations in a patient. Temperature measurement is demonstrated using electronic, aural (tympanic), and temporal thermometers. Techniques and sites used for measuring the pulse are shown, and assessment of the rate, depth, rhythm and quality of respiration is demonstrated.

OBJECTIVES:
After completing this course, the learner should be able to:

•    Identify the indications for measuring temperature
•    Demonstrate techniques for measuring oral, axillary, and rectal temperature
•    Define pulse
•    Locate five sites on the body to palpate the pulse
•    Demonstrate assessment of both radial and apical pulse
•    Demonstrate assessment of respiration

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Measuring Vital Signs Part 2: Blood Pressure and Pain

Product code: M220R        

OVERVIEW:

NOTE: This program has been revised to reflect changed blood pressure classifications, and introduces the new blood pressure category of prehypertension. These changes are taken from the Seventh Report of the Joint National Committee on the Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Pressure. In healthy adults, normal systolic pressure is now considered to be below 120 and normal diastolic pressure is below 80. Blood pressure in the range of 120 over 80 to 139 over 89 is classified as prehypertension. Blood pressure of 140 over 90 or higher is classified as hypertension. Readings far below the normal range are classified as hypotension.

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Measuring Vital Signs Part 2: Blood Pressure and Pain

Product code: M265BR    Copyright © 2017
    

OVERVIEW:
Vital signs are indicators of basic bodily functions that are periodically measured by healthcare personal to monitor a patient’s health.  Measuring vital signs is a fundamental clinical skill that every nurse need to master to provide competent patient care.

Updated with a fresh look and feel, this is the second program in a new two-part series that demonstrates and describes how to accurately measure blood pressure and assess pain in a patient.

OBJECTIVES:
After completing this course, the learner should be able to:

•    Explain the difference between systolic and diastolic blood pressure
•    Define the blood pressure ranges for each of the four blood pressure classifications
•    Demonstrate the steps in measuring blood pressure at the brachial artery
•    Identify 5 characteristics of pain
•    Identify tools used to assess pain

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Nursing Assessment: Eyes, Ears, and Nose

Product code: 78860R    Copyright © 2018
    

OVERVIEW:

The focus of this program is three specialized structures of the face and head – the eyes, ears and nose.  Each of these is discussed individually and demonstrations of both the subjective and objective assessment of these sensory organs is provided.

This program is the eleventh in a 14-part series that provides an overview of the patient assessment process, and how it correlates with quality patient care.

OBJECTIVES:

After viewing this program, the learner should be able to:

  • Describe the anatomy and physiology of the components of the eyes, ears, and nose
  • Describe both subjective and objective data to obtain in the assessment of the eyes, ears, and nose
  • Describe specific abnormalities that should be observed for during an assessment of the eyes, ears, and nose
  • List key questions to ask when taking the patient’s history

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Nursing Assessment: Head and Neck, Mouth and Throat

Product code: 78859R    Copyright © 2018
    

OVERVIEW:

The assessment of the head, neck, mouth, and throat is an important part of the exam because the head includes many complex organs and functions. This program includes palpation of the skull, neck, and trachea, and conditions that affect each region of the subjective and objective assessment.

This program is the tenth in a 14-part series that provides an overview of the patient assessment process, and how it correlates with quality patient care.

OBJECTIVES:

After viewing this program, the learner should be able to:

  • Describe the anatomy and physiology of the components of the head, neck, mouth, and throat
  • Describe both subjective and objective data to obtain in the assessment of the head and neck
  • Describe both subjective and objective data to obtain in the assessment of the mouth and throat
  • Describe specific abnormalities that should be observed for during an assessment of the head, neck, mouth, and throat
  • List key questions to ask when taking the patient’s history

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Nursing Assessment: Head-to-Toe Assessment

Product code: 78862R    Copyright © 2018
    

OVERVIEW:

The program presents a standard head-to-toe screening assessment appropriate to inpatient, emergency, and clinical settings.  It provides the viewer with an example of how facets of the more detailed assessments provided in the systems-based programs are drawn together into an exam appropriate for an initial contact, and how this type of exam can assist in learning of health issues that need focused attention.

This program is the thirteenth in a 14-part series that provides an overview of the patient assessment process, and how it correlates with quality patient care.

OBJECTIVES:

After viewing this program, the learner should be able to:

  • List key questions to ask when taking the patient’s history
  • Describe subjective and objective data to obtain in the assessment of the head and neck
  • Describe subjective and objective data to obtain in the assessment of the upper extremities
  • Describe subjective and objective data to obtain in the assessment of the chest and abdomen
  • Describe subjective and objective data to obtain in the assessment of the lower extremities
  • Describe subjective and objective data to obtain in a brief neurological assessment

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Nursing Assessment: The Cardiovascular System, Part 1: Anatomy and Subjective Data

Product code: 78854AR    Copyright © 2018
    

OVERVIEW:

One of the most important parts in ensuring that patients receive quality care is the nursing assessment. Nurses are held with high regard by patients and families, and the detailed assessment is an integral part of the process. This program focuses on the assessment of the cardiovascular system complete with a review of its anatomy and a step-by-step approach to collect subjective data for the assessment.

This program is the third in a 14-part series that provides an overview of the patient assessment process, and how it correlates with quality patient care.

OBJECTIVES:

After viewing this program, the learner should be able to:

  • Describe the anatomy and physiology of the cardiovascular system
  • Explain the importance of subjective information in an assessment of the cardiovascular system
  • List key questions to ask when taking the patient’s history

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Nursing Assessment: The Cardiovascular System, Part 2: Objective Data

Product code: 78854BR    Copyright © 2018
    

OVERVIEW:

It may seem that delivering oxygen and nutrition to different parts of the body is simple, but it can mean the difference between life and death for a person if any of these complex processes fail. For this reason, it is pertinent for nurses to be skilled in collecting objective data for the assessment of the cardiovascular system.

This program is the fourth in a 14-part series that provides an overview of the patient assessment process, and how it correlates with quality patient care.

OBJECTIVES:

After viewing this program, the learner should be able to:

  • Describe the process for palpation of the lymph nodes
  • Describe assessment of the neck vessels
  • Describe assessment of the peripheral pulses
  • Describe the process for auscultation of the carotid arteries and heart
  • Describe eight characteristics used to assess heart murmurs

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Nursing Assessment: The Female Genitourinary System

Product code: 78863R    Copyright © 2018
    

OVERVIEW:

The program begins with an overview of the anatomy of the female genitourinary system and the breast.  The assessment portion begins with a reproductive and urinary health history, including menstrual difficulties and an obstetrical history.  The objective assessment portion provides a demonstration of urine testing and includes information of the effects of foods, vitamins, and medications on urine.

This is the final program in a 14-part series that provides an overview of the patient assessment process, and how it correlates with quality patient care.

OBJECTIVES:

After viewing this program, the learner should be able to:

  • Describe the anatomy and physiology of the female genitourinary system and breasts
  • Describe subjective data to obtain in the assessment of the female genitourinary system and breasts
  • Describe objective data to obtain in the assessment of the breasts
  • Describe objective data to obtain in the assessment of the female genitourinary system
  • Describe specific abnormalities that should be observed for during an assessment of the breasts and female genitourinary system
  • List key questions to ask when taking the patient’s history

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Nursing Assessment: The Integumentary System

Product code: 78858R    Copyright © 2018
    

OVERVIEW:

The assessment of the integumentary system places the focal point on one of the largest organs of the human body: the skin, and includes information on common skin findings, pressure ulcer prevention, and skin turgor. The nursing assessment also includes the hair and the nails.

This program is the ninth in a 14-part series that provides an overview of the patient assessment process, and how it correlates with quality patient care.

OBJECTIVES:

After viewing this program, the learner should be able to:

  • Describe the anatomy and physiology of the components of the integumentary system including the skin, hair, and nails
  • Explain the importance of subjective information in an assessment of the integumentary system
  • Describe abnormalities that should be looked for during an assessment of the skin, hair, and nails
  • List key questions to ask when taking the patient’s history

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Nursing Assessment: The Key to Quality Patient Care

Product code: 78852R    Copyright © 2018
    

OVERVIEW:

One of the most important parts in ensuring that patients receive quality care is the nursing assessment. Nurses are held with high regard by patients and families, and the detailed assessment is an integral part of the process. This program discusses the development of good assessment skills, the role of intuition, and the importance of the patient’s self-assessment in determining patient care needs. Documentation and change of shift report are also covered.

This program is the first in a 14-part series that provides an overview of the patient assessment process, and how it correlates with quality patient care.

OBJECTIVES:

After viewing this program, the learner should be able to:

  • Explain the clinical importance of the nursing assessment
  • List the “tools” used for making an objective assessment of a patient
  • Explain the value of reports from the patient, family members, and friends
  • List other sources of information which allow for a more complete assessment
  • Describe processes involved with documenting and reporting an assessment

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Nursing Assessment: The Male Genitourinary System

Product code: 78861R    Copyright © 2018
    

OVERVIEW:

The assessment of the male genitourinary system includes both the urinary and reproductive systems. This program places a focus on the anatomical structure and function within these systems during the objective assessment, and patients are made to feel comfortable during the subjective assessment.

This program is the twelfth in a 14-part series that provides an overview of the patient assessment process, and how it correlates with quality patient care.

OBJECTIVES:

After viewing this program, the learner should be able to:

  • Describe the anatomy and physiology of the male genitourinary system
  • Describe subjective data to obtain in the assessment of the male genitourinary system
  • Describe objective data to obtain in the assessment of the male genitourinary system
  • Describe specific abnormalities that should be observed for during an assessment of the male genitourinary system
  • List key questions to ask when taking the patient’s history

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Nursing Assessment: The Musculoskeletal System

Product code: 78855R    Copyright © 2018
    

OVERVIEW:

The assessment of the musculoskeletal system is one that places a focus on the structure and function of the anatomy. During the subjective assessment, patients are asked questions that would explain what brought them into the clinic or hospital in the first place, while the objective assessment addresses the various regions of the system from the upper and lower extremities to the spinal column.

This program is the fifth in a 14-part series that provides an overview of the patient assessment process, and how it correlates with quality patient care.

OBJECTIVES:

After viewing this program, the learner should be able to:

  • Describe the anatomy and physiology of the musculoskeletal system
  • Explain the importance of subjective information in an assessment of the musculoskeletal system
  • Identify objective signs of health status in an assessment of the musculoskeletal system
  • Describe key areas to assess in the jaw, neck and shoulders, the upper and lower extremities, and the spinal column
  • Identify examples of musculoskeletal abnormalities

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Nursing Assessment: The Nervous System, Part 1: Anatomy and Subjective Data

Product code: 78857AR    Copyright © 2018
    

OVERVIEW:

The nervous system is a critical element in helping all parts of the body to communicate with one another. The assessment begins with a good understanding of its components to ensure for quality patient care This program focuses on the complex anatomy of this system, as well as the subjective data within the exam.

This program is the seventh in a 12-part series that provides an overview of the patient assessment process, and how it correlates with quality patient care.

OBJECTIVES:

After viewing this program, the learner should be able to:

  • Describe the anatomy and physiology of the nervous system
  • Explain the importance of subjective information in an assessment of the nervous system
  • Identify the three main parts of the brain
  • List key questions to ask when taking the patient’s history

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Nursing Assessment: The Nervous System, Part 2: Objective Data

Product code: 78857BR    Copyright © 2018
    

OVERVIEW:

The nervous system is complex and requires an extensive objective assessment without compromising quality care. The detailed objective assessment is an integral part of the process. At each step, specific tests must be performed with results documented, always with an alertness for abnormal neurological findings that will require additional follow-up evaluation.

This program is the eighth in a 14-part series that provides an overview of the patient assessment process, and how it correlates with quality patient care.

OBJECTIVES:

After viewing this program, the learner should be able to:

  • Describe tests used to assess each of the 12 cranial nerves
  • Describe tests used to assess the motor nerves and cerebellar function
  • Describe tests use to provide a generalized assessment of the sensory system
  • List the tests used to assess reflexes
  • Explain the use of tests for assessing level of consciousness and when they are appropriate to use
  • List examples of neurological abnormalities

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Nursing Assessment: The Respiratory System

Product code: 78853R    Copyright © 2018
    

OVERVIEW:

One of the most important parts in ensuring that patients receive quality care is the nursing assessment. Nurses are held with high regard by patients and families, and the detailed assessment is an integral part of the process. This program focuses on the assessment of the respiratory system complete with a subjective assessment to make the patient feel more comfortable, and an objective portion, which covers palpation, auscultation, and examples of breath sounds.

This program is the second in a 14-part series that provides an overview of the patient assessment process, and how it correlates with quality patient care.

OBJECTIVES:

After viewing this program, the learner should be able to:

  • Describe the anatomy and physiology of the respiratory system
  • Explain the use of subjective information in an assessment of the respiratory system
  • Identify objective signs of health status in an assessment of the respiratory system
  • Describe the basic process of lung auscultation
  • Differentiate between normal and adventitious breath sounds
  • Describe abnormalities and anomalies of the respiratory system

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Pathophysiology: Cardiac Pathology Part 1

Product code: PATH101A    Copyright © 2016
    

OVERVIEW:
The human heart is amazing.  It beats over 100,000 per day and pumps 15 gallons of blood throughout the body every minute   Yet it is not infallible, and even today, with the emphasis on a heart-healthy life that encompasses a low-carbohydrate, low-salt, low-cholesterol, and fat diets, as well as routine exercise, heart disease is still the leading cause of death around the globe.
This program, the first in this two-part series on cardiac pathology will focus on a few of the most common disorders of the heart: coronary heart disease, acute coronary syndrome, angina pectoris, myocardial infarction, and heart failure.

OBJECTIVES:
After completing this course, the learner should be able to identify and describe the risk factors, pathophysiology, and symptoms of:

•    Coronary heart disease
•    Acute coronary syndrome
•    Angina pectoris
•    Myocardial infarction
•    Heart failure

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Pathophysiology: Cardiac Pathology Part 2

Product code: PATH101B    Copyright © 2016
    

OVERVIEW:
The human heart is amazing.  It beats over 100,000 per day and pumps 15 gallons of blood throughout the body every minute   Yet it is not infallible, and even today, with the emphasis on a heart-healthy life that encompasses a low-carbohydrate, low-salt, low-cholesterol, and fat diets, as well as routine exercise, heart disease is still the leading cause of death around the globe.
This final program on cardiac pathology describes dysrhythmias of the cardiac conduction system, which is responsible for initiating and conducting electrical impulses to produce rhythmic heartbeats. Valvular heart disease is also described.

OBJECTIVES:
After completing this course, the learner should be able to identify the ECG waveforms and describe the following cardiac dysrhythmias:

•    Sinus bradycardia
•    Sinus tachycardia  
•    Atrial tachycardias
•    Atrial flutter  
•    Atrial fibrillation  
•    Premature ventricular contractions
•    Ventricular tachycardia   
•    Ventricular fibrillation   
•    Heart blocks

In addition, the learner should be able to identify and describe the risk factors, pathophysiology, and symptoms of valvular heart disease.

 

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Pathophysiology: Neurological System: Acute Brain Injuries

Product code: PATH103A    Copyright © 2016
    

 OVERVIEW:
So vital is the central nervous system to the wellbeing of the human body that even small changes or damage to parts of the system can result in profoundly life-altering effects.
This program focuses on acute injuries to the brain.  Beginning with a brief discussion of increased intracranial pressure and cerebral edema, both of which are common in brain pathologies, it describes traumatic brain injuries and stroke.

OBJECTIVES:
After completing this course, the learner should be able to identify and brain injuries including:

•    Increased intracranial pressure (ICP)
•    Cerebral edema
•    Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
•    Concussions
•    Skull fractures
•    Hematomas
•    Stroke

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Pathophysiology: Neurological System: Acute Spinal Cord Injuries

Product code: PATH103B        

 OVERVIEW:
So vital is the central nervous system to the wellbeing of the human body that even small changes or damage to parts of the system can result in profoundly life-altering effects.
This program focuses on acute injuries to the spinal cord including risk factors, classifications of spinal cord injuries, and descriptions of complications.

OBJECTIVES:
After completing this course, the learner should be able:

•    Identify symptoms of spinal cord injury (SCI)  
•    Differentiate between neurogenic shock and spinal shock
•    List and describe seven classifications of SCI
•    Describe common complications of SCI
 

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Pathophysiology: Neurological System: Degenerative Disorders Part 1

Product code: PATH103E    Copyright © 2017
    

OVERVIEW:

Neurodegenerative diseases are progressive disorders that result in chronic, incurable, debilitating conditions that lead to damage or death of nerve cells.  The consequences of these pathologies can result in motor, sensory, and/or cognitive dysfunction and eventually death.

This program is the first of two parts on neurodegenerative diseases, and describes the characteristics, risk factors, and symptoms of chronic traumatic encephalopathy, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and Huntington’s disease.

OBJECTIVES:

After completing this course, the learner should be able to describe risk factors and symptoms of:

  • Chronic traumatic encephalopathy
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Huntington’s disease

 

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Pathophysiology: Neurological System: Degenerative Disorders Part 2

Product code: PATH103F    Copyright © 2017
    

 OVERVIEW:
Neurodegenerative diseases are progressive disorders that result in chronic, incurable, debilitating conditions that lead to damage or death of nerve cells.  The consequences of these pathologies can result in motor, sensory, and / or cognitive dysfunction and eventually death.

This program is the second of two parts on neurodegenerative diseases, and describes the characteristics, risk factors, and symptoms of multiple sclerosis, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, and myasthenia gravis.

OBJECTIVES:
After completing this course, the learner should be able to describe risk factors and symptoms of:

•    Multiple sclerosis
•    Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
•    Myasthenia gravis

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Pathophysiology: Neurological System: Infections

Product code: PATH103C    Copyright © 2017
    

 OVERVIEW:

Since the central nervous system is crucial in the maintenance of health within the human body, it is important to understand issues that can arise when infections occur.

This program focuses on infectious processes of the central nervous system, including encephalitis, meningitis, and Guillian Barré, a post-infectious autoimmune disease of the peripheral nervous system.

 

OBJECTIVES:

After completing this course, the learner should be able:

 

  • Identify the causes and symptoms of encephalitis 
  • List and describe the risk factors of meningitis
  • Differentiate between bacterial and viral meningitis
  • Describe the different types, symptoms, and complications of Guillan Barré (GBS)

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Pathophysiology: Neurological System: Seizures and Brain Tumors

Product code: PATH103D    Copyright © 2017
    

 OVERVIEW:
The brain and nerves are often thought of as a smooth-running highway of electrical activity inside the body.  But uncontrolled electrical activity in the brain—a seizure—can result in tremendous disruption throughout the body, that in turn, can lead to an altered level of consciousness or other neurologic, motor, or behavioral manifestations. In some cases, the cause of the seizure is even more threatening—a brain tumor.

This program describes the characteristics, risk factors, and symptoms of different types of seizures and brain tumors.

OBJECTIVES:
After completing this course, the learner should be able:

•    List three neurological and five additional risk factors for seizures
•    Differentiate between generalized seizures and partial (focal) seizures
•    List six complications that can arise from seizures
•    Explain the four general categories of brain tumors
•    Describe the grading scale for malignant brain tumors

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Pathophysiology: The Vascular System

Product code: PATH102    Copyright © 2016
    

 OVERVIEW:
The adult human has about six quarts of blood that move through the vasculature in his or her body three times per minute, a circuit that is equal to 12,000 miles.  That is four times the distance from the California shore to the beaches of the East Coast of the United States.


This program describes disorders that can afflict the arteries, veins, and capillaries of the vascular system. When used with “Pathophysiology: Cardiac Pathology” parts 1 and 2, it provides a complete overview of pathologies of the cardiovascular system.

OBJECTIVES:
After completing this course, the learner should be able to identify and describe disorders of the vascular system including:

•    Atherosclerosis
•    Hypertension
•    Peripheral vascular disease
•    Aneurysm
•    Thrombophlebitis
•    Raynaud’s disease

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Pharmacology and the Healthcare Professional: Pharmacodynamics What the Drug Does to the Body

Product code: 78849D        

Overview:

Pharmacodynamics is the study of how drugs affect the body. The goal of drug therapy is to achieve a good outcome, a therapeutic effect. It is important to bear in mind that not all drug actions are beneficial. Medications may result in both therapeutic and toxic effects. This program provides a basic overview of pharmacodynamics.

Objectives:

After viewing this program the viewer should be able to:
  • List and explain the three mechanisms of action
  • List five therapeutic goals that can be achieved through drug therapy
  • List seven purposes of drug therapy
  • Define the term: therapeutic range
  • Describe six drug interactions that should be monitored

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Pharmacology and the Healthcare Professional: Pharmacokinetics: What the Body Does to a Drug

Product code: 78849C        

Overview:

Pharmacokinetics is the study of what happens to a drug from the time of administration until the parent drug and all metabolites leave the body. This process includes absorption, distribution, metabolism and excretion. This program provides a basic overview of pharmacokinetics.

Objectives:

After viewing this program the viewer should be able to:
  • Define the terms: time to onset of action and time to peak effect
  • Define the terms: half-life, steady state, onset, peak and trough and duration
  • Explain the difference between enteral and parenteral drug administration
  • Describe factors that affect drug distribution in the body

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Pharmacology and the Healthcare Professional: Pharmacology and the Healthcare Process

Product code: 78849A        

Overview:

This program provides viewers with an overview of how the use of medication is incorporated as part of the overall process of patient assessment, diagnosis, care planning, implementation and evaluation.

Objectives:

After viewing this program the viewer should be able to:
  • Explain the medication reconciliation process and why it's important
  • Describe differences in medication effect in different patient populations such as pediatric patients and pregnant women
  • List the "rights" of medication administration

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Pharmacology and the Healthcare Professional: Principles of Pharmacology

Product code: 78849B        

Overview:

This program focuses on those aspects of pharmacology that most impact patient care. These include: therapeutic equivalence, pharmaceutics, the three phases of drug action, toxicology, pharmacognosy, absorption of medications and site of drug action. An understanding of these aspects of pharmacology is critical if healthcare professionals are to provide safe and effective medication administration.

Objectives:

After viewing this program the viewer should be able to:
  • Describe the three phases of drug metabolism
  • Define "pharmacognosy"
  • Explain how different drug preparations affect drub absorption
  • Explain how different administrative routes affect drub absorption

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Protecting Your Body At Work, Part 1: Your Muscles and Bones

Product code: M261A        

Series Overview:

In an average workday, healthcare workers are required to stand or sit for long periods of time and lift heavy, cumbersome weight, often non-ambulatory patients, sometimes in awkward positions or in confined spaces such as bathrooms. As a result, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that healthcare workers have the highest rate of work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) of all occupations.

This series helps healthcare workers protect themselves from these injuries through an understanding of basic body mechanics, leverage, balance and the force of gravity to help move more safely, and through the use of lifting strategies and assistive devices to prevent injury.

Overview:

This program will explain how the muscles and bones of the body work together to move, and describes common back injuries that can occur from moving incorrectly.

Objectives:

After completing this course, the learner should be able to:
  • Describe the arrangement of muscles in antagonistic pairs
  • List the 5 regions and 4 curves of the vertebral column
  • Differentiate between a sprain and a strain injury to the back
  • Describe the three important keys to helping avoid back and other musculoskeletal injuries

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Protecting Your Body At Work, Part 2: The Mechanics of Lifting and Moving

Product code: M261B        

Series Overview:

In an average workday, healthcare workers are required to stand or sit for long periods of time and lift heavy, cumbersome weight, often non-ambulatory patients, sometimes in awkward positions or in confined spaces such as bathrooms. As a result, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that healthcare workers have the highest rate of work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) of all occupations.

This series helps healthcare workers protect themselves from these injuries through an understanding of basic body mechanics, leverage, balance and the force of gravity to help move more safely, and through the use of lifting strategies and assistive devices to prevent injury.

Overview:

This program demonstrates and describes the mechanics of lifting and moving weight, including using appropriate muscle groups, using the center of gravity, and balance.

Objectives:

After completing this course, the learner should be able to:
  • Identify muscle groups typically used in lifting and moving weight
  • Describe three components of the mechanical principles of lifting and moving
  • Describe the body mechanics involved with sitting

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Protecting Your Body At Work, Part 3: Moving Patients Safely

Product code: M261C        

Series Overview:

In an average workday, healthcare workers are required to stand or sit for long periods of time and lift heavy, cumbersome weight, often non-ambulatory patients, sometimes in awkward positions or in confined spaces such as bathrooms. As a result, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that healthcare workers have the highest rate of work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) of all occupations.

This series helps healthcare workers protect themselves from these injuries through an understanding of basic body mechanics, leverage, balance and the force of gravity to help move more safely, and through the use of lifting strategies and assistive devices to prevent injury.

Overview:

This program demonstrates and describes ways healthcare workers can maintain their own safety and avoid injury when they move, turn, and ambulate patients, and when to obtain the assistance of another person or a lifting device.

Objectives:

After completing this course, the learner should be able to:
  • Assess and plan patient moves
  • Safely move a patient confined to a bed with and without a lift sheet
  • Safely transfer a patient to a chair and wheelchair
  • Safely ambulate with a patient
  • Safely assist a falling patient to the ground
  • Describe when to use a lifting device

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Range of Motion Exercises: Theory and Practices

Product code: M126        

Overview:

Explains the concepts and principles of range of motion exercises, and describes the necessary steps involved in planning an individualized exercise program. Exercises for all the major body joints are demonstrated in supine, prone and side-laying positions.

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Suctioning: Nasotracheal Suctioning and Monitoring Complications

Product code: M234UA    Copyright © 2018
    

OVERVIEW:
The first part of Medom’s classic suctioning series has been updated with a new look and feel, yet continues to provide healthcare professionals with demonstrations of the fundamentals of airway suctioning. This program describes the anatomy of the airway, demonstrates methods designed to mobilize respiratory secretions, demonstrates nasotracheal suctioning techniques used to remove accumulated secretions, and describes potential complications to monitor.

OBJECTIVES:
After viewing this program, the learner should be able to:

•    List the physiological effects of accumulated respiratory secretions
•    Describe the technique for nasotracheal suctioning and indications for its use
•    Identify assessment findings used to establish the need for suctioning
•    Name potential complications of the suctioning procedures

 

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Suctioning: Oropharyngeal and Endotracheal Techniques

Product code: M234UB    Copyright © 2018
    

OVERVIEW:
The second part of Medom’s classic suctioning series—updated with a new look and feel—this program describes the anatomy of the airway, demonstrates oropharyngeal suctioning techniques, and both open and closed in-line endotracheal suctioning techniques used to remove accumulated secretions.

OBJECTIVES:
After viewing this program, the learner should be able to:

•    Demonstrate the technique for oropharyngeal suctioning
•    Describe proper placement of the oropharyngeal and nasopharyngeal airways
•    Demonstrate the technique for open endotracheal suctioning
•    Demonstrate the technique for closed, in-line endotracheal suctioning

 

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Urinary Care

Product code: M035        

Overview:

Provides an excellent tool for teaching the appropriate collection technique and the nursing responsibilities toward the patient.

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