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A History of Care: Nursing in America

Product code: M248        

Overview:

This upbeat program celebrates the long-neglected patriotic role of nurses in healing not just individuals, but America as a whole, in tending its wounded from the Revolutionary War through great strides in the Civil War to the present. We celebrate the coming of the Army and Navy Nurse Corps and the American Red Cross, with new generations of nurses going wherever the soldiers went, putting themselves at risk for disease, attack and capture. We also celebrate the tireless peacetime work and volunteer spirit of nurses who have contributed so much to the betterment of American healthcare.

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Advance Directives: The Decision Is Yours

Product code: M119        

Overview:

This program provides patients and their families with a clear understanding of the reasons for making advance directives and the personal values and other issues when making an advance directive.

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Advance Directives: The Decision Is Yours Hospice Version

Product code: M119H        

Overview:

"Hospice Version": Provides patients and their families with a clear understanding of the reasons for making advance directives and the personal values and other issues to consider when making an advance directive.

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Age-specific Care: Neonates, Infants, and Toddlers

Product code: 78867A    Copyright © 2014
    


Overview:
This program is the first in a series focusing on age-specific care. This series covers cultural and communications considerations that apply across many age ranges. This program describes physical, motor, sensory, cognitive, and psychosocial characteristics and considerations for neonates, infants and toddlers.

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

  • Describe the importance of age-specific care for neonates, infants, and toddlers
  • Explain cultural and language differences that exist among patient populations
  • Describe age-specific care, nursing considerations and safety measures for neonates (birth to 28 days), younger infants (4 weeks to 6 months) and older infants (6 months to 1 year), and toddlers (1 year to 3 years)

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Age-specific Care: Preschoolers, School-agers, Tweens, and Adolescents

Product code: 78867B    Copyright © 2014
    


Overview:
This program is the second in a series on age-specific care. This program provides nurses and other healthcare professionals with valuable information and guidance about the age-specific care of children from the preschool years through the teenage years.

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

  • Describe the importance of age-specific care for preschoolers through teens
  • Explain cultural and language differences that exist among patient populations
  • Describe age-specific care, nursing considerations and safety measures for preschoolers (3 to 5 years), school-age children (5 to 8 years), pre-teens (8 to 12 years), early teens (13 to 15 years), and late teens (15 to 18 years)

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Age-specific Care: Young Adults, Middle-aged Adults, Older Adults, Elders

Product code: 78867C    Copyright © 2014
    


Overview:
Adulthood is the longest period of a person’s lifespan, realistically extending 60 or more years from age 20. However, it should be obvious that the care needs of a 25-year-old will be significantly different from the needs of a 65-year-old. This program, the third of a three-part series on age-specific care, provides nurses and other healthcare professionals with information and guidance about the age-specific care of adults at different stages of adulthood.

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

  • Explain cultural and language differences that exist among patient populations
  • Describe age-specific care, nursing considerations and safety measures for young adults (20 to 40 years), middle-age adults (41 to 65 years), older adults (66 to 80 years), and elder adults (age 81 and more)

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Age-Specific Competencies

Product code: M189        

Overview:

People come in every age, shape and size. Providing age-specific care is an important part of meeting patient needs. For this reason, the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) has developed standards for age-specific competencies that are essential for gaining accreditation. This video promotes age-specific competencies by describing the stages of human growth and demonstrating successful strategies for providing care at each stage. You will also learn how to assess every patient for possible physical impairments, learning abilities, cultural differences, emotional stress and language barriers.

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Before Help Arrives

Product code: M205        

Overview:

This program is designed to teach those without health care training how best to respond to an emergency before Emergency Medical Services arrives and demonstrates how to provide first aid for common, minor conditions.

The program:

  • Demonstrates checking an accident victim for open airway, breathing and circulation
  • Demonstrates using gloves and other barriers to prevent disease transmission
  • Emphasizes value of learning and using CPR
  • Describes the importance of knowing where first aid materials are in the workplace

 

The Program also demonstrates the following first aid procedures:

  • Clearing an obstructed airway
  • Controlling bleeding
  • Identifying broken bones
  • Dealing with spinal injuries
  • Treating burns
  • Identifying and managing shock
  • Treating eye injuries
  • Treating insect stings and bites
  • Identifying poisonings
  • Treating heat and cold injuries
  • Responding to a heart attack
  • Responding to seizures
  • Treating diabetic emergencies
  • Responding to asthma attacks

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Building Customer Loyalty: One Relationship at a Time

Product code: 72008        

Overview:

Customer satisfaction depends on giving good service and developing strong customer relationships. This video addresses critical contact points where customer satisfaction and customer loyalty can be built or destroyed. Steps for how to interact at each of these contact points are given.

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Caring for Patients With Special Needs: Cognitive Impairment

Product code: 78799AR    Copyright © 2017
    

OVERVIEW:

Cognitive impairment often has symptomatic conditions such as impaired awareness, memory, mood, and judgment that can affect providing care. These signs are commonly caused by underlying conditions such as Alzheimer's disease, multi-infarct dementia, and post-traumatic brain injury.

This is the first program in a new edition of a three-part series on Caring for Patients With Special Needs, and provides specific strategies for providing care to patients with dementia, demonstrated in an acute care setting. Assessment of critical areas is also discussed including:
•    Communication
•    Patient comfort
•    Daily caregiving issues
•    Discharge planning and follow up.

 

OBJECTIVES:

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

•    Recognize four functions that may be affected when a person has cognitive impairment
•    Identify three conditions that may result in impaired cognition
•    Discuss assessment areas for a person with impaired cognition in regard to day-to-day caregiving, comfort activities, communication and follow-up care
•    State behavioral management strategies for a hospitalized person who is cognitively impaired

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Caring for Patients With Special Needs: Hearing Impairment

Product code: 78799CR    Copyright © 2017
    

OVERVIEW:

When hearing impairment interferes with a patient’s listening skills, care providers need to adapt to ensure that instructions for care are understood. Strategies for effectively caring for those with hearing impairment is described in the third and final program in a new edition of a three-part series on Caring for Patients With Special Needs

Common causes and symptoms of hearing loss are identified in this program and strategies for communicating with those with hearing impairment are demonstrated. In addition, methods for understanding those whose speech may be affected are also shown, and the legal requirements for providing interpreters and other communication services to deaf individuals and their families is discussed.

OBJECTIVES:

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

•    Identify basic ear anatomy
•    Identify two common types of hearing loss
•    Recognized symptoms of hearing loss
•    Discuss strategies for communicating with a hearing-impaired person
•    Discuss strategies for communicating with a person whose speech is difficult to understand
•    Explain the legal requirements for providing interpretive services for deaf individuals

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Caring for Patients With Special Needs: Visual Impairment

Product code: 78799BR    Copyright © 2017
    

OVERVIEW:

Patients with visual impairments can present challenges when trying to ensure the safe provision of care. This is the second program in a new edition of a three-part series on Caring for Patients With Special Needs. This program identifies common symptoms and causes of vision loss. It also demonstrates and describes practical strategies for teaching visually impaired individuals, and assisting them adapt to new environments.

 

OBJECTIVES:

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

•    Identify the eye’s basic structures
•    Define the terms “low vision” and “blindness.”
•    Recognize common causes of visual impairment
•    Discuss strategies of providing safe care for visually impaired persons in the healthcare setting

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Don't Run Dont Hide: Dealing with Customers Who are Upset or Angry

Product code: 72009        

Overview:

One of the most difficult aspects of a healthcare worker's job is dealing with patients, family members or peers who are upset or angry. This DVD gives practical steps for how to move the upset customer into productive problem solving.

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From Conception to Baby

Product code: 78824        

Overview:

Creating a brand new person requires a complex biological process featuring a cast of microscopic characters. Viewers learn about fertilization and how chromosomes determine the gender and physical attributes of a baby. We show how a single cell develops into an embryo and follow the rapidly changing stages of fetal development. Students also examine the importance of prenatal care, nutrition and a healthy prenatal environment.

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From Media to Medicine

Product code: M198        

Overview:

Americans are bombarded with medical information every day from every media outlet. Often, stories on new treatments and research results seem to conflict and contradict each other, leading to patient confusion and questions. As a healthcare professional, you have to deal with these questions and concerns, and help patient's separate facts from fiction on a daily basis. This course describes the relationship between media and medicine, and will provide suggestions to help you advise patients, avoid confusion and prevent dangerous self-diagnosis and self-medication.

The material is organized around the following categories:

  • Evaluating Media Sources
  • Experimental versus Approved Treatments
  • Addressing the Patient's Concerns.

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Guiding Behavior in Young Children: Expert Approaches for Caregivers and Parents

Product code: 78832        

Overview:

Despite their best moments, toddlers and preschoolers often behave in ways that frustrate their parents and caregivers, and even endanger their own safety. They are not intentionally being "bad", but how can we guide them in a positive way? Learn why misbehavior occurs, common reactions by caregivers, ways to stop it and how to create and enforce a plan to bring about desired behavior.

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Heredity Environment

Product code: 78823        

Overview:

Is it our DNA or our environment that makes us who we are? Learn about the structures and chemistry of DNA molecules. Students see how genes are passed from parents to off spring and how they determine the traits of an individual. Discover how environmental factors, inside or outside of the womb, can affect a child's health later in life. Viewers also learn about genetic disorders and how counseling and screening can provide health information before or during pregnancy.

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History Trends

Product code: 78841        

Overview:

This program lays out the history of child development, from early philosophies, to changing beliefs about human nature, with a look at the nature-nurture question. It examines the move away from myths and toward scientific investigation, lays out two methods of study and ends with six overarching principles derived from child development research.

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How to Recognize and Classify Seizures and Epilepsy

Product code: 78272        

Overview:

Discusses the classification of seizure and epileptic syndromes. Presents actual footage depicting the following seizure types: complex partial, tonic-clonic, absence, tonic, atonic, and myoclonic.

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Infants: Cognitive Development

Product code: 78829        

Overview:

Infants' brains are actively developing with everything they experience. Examine how newborns fit into the sensorimotor stage - tracing cognitive development from simple reflexes to beginnings of thought. Explore infant intelligence, information processing and memory. See the progression of infant communication from crying - to giggling - to euphoric babbling and their first words! Understand how language is learned and how caregivers can use infant-directed speech to foster cognitive development.

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Infants: Physical Development

Product code: 78828        

Overview:

Watch our cast of infants begin to explore their world and reach different milestones along the way. Learn how a baby's brain develops and what activities help stimulate healthy brain growth. Also learn the importance of proper nutrition and sleep in the first year. See how infants rely on their innate reflexes and how gross and fine motor skills emerge in typically developing children as well as those with challenging conditions.

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Infants: Social Emotional Development

Product code: 78830        

Overview:

In the first year of life, infants express a range of emotions - from faces of distress to spontaneous laughter. Watch as they begin to distinguish the expressions of others and mimic them as well. Examine the different stages of emotional development and learn how children form attachments with people. Observe how personality and temperament affect an infant's social and emotional growth and how caregivers handle various situations.

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Introduction to Botany, Part 1

Product code: 78730        

Overview:

This program introduces the student to the science of botany. The subject is examined from adaptation to life on land, through modern plants and human dependency and interaction with the plant kingdom. Full use is made of time-lapse photography and computer animation to demonstrate plant movement and growth. Lab experiments that can easily be duplicated in the classroom illustrate plant structure and transport. Thousands of feet of video shot in the field bring the world of botany directly into the classroom. Students are introduced to the plant kingdom via the organizing principles of plant classification and the development of modern land plants. Plant families, growth and development, soil and nutrition, transport and movement, natural cycles relating to plant life - all are examined in a colorful, informative and logical style. Students are encouraged to examine the plant kingdom scientifically - that is, with an awareness of plant development and the relationship between plants and their environment. Because of the length and amount of material covered, Introduction to Botany has been designed for viewing in segments or chapters in parallel with the student's course work and is being released in two parts. Chapters include Adaptations to Land, Non-Vascular Plants, Gymnosperms, Angiosperms, Structure and Growth of Vascular Plants, Movement and Response, Nutrition and Plants and the Future.

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Introduction to Botany, Part II

Product code: 78731        

Overview:

This program introduces the student to the science of botany. The subject is examined from adaptation to life on land, through modern plants and human dependency and interaction with the plant kingdom. Full use is made of time-lapse photography and computer animation to demonstrate plant movement and growth. Lab experiments that can easily be duplicated in the classroom illustrate plant structure and transport. Thousands of feet of video shot in the field bring the world of botany directly into the classroom. Students are introduced to the plant kingdom via the organizing principles of plant classification and the development of modern land plants. Plant families, growth and development, soil and nutrition, transport and movement, natural cycles relating to plant life - all are examined in a colorful, informative and logical style. Students are encouraged to examine the plant kingdom scientifically - that is, with an awareness of plant development and the relationship between plants and their environment. Because of the length and amount of material covered, Introduction to Botany has been designed for viewing in segments or chapters in parallel with the student's course work and is being released in two parts. Chapters include Adaptations to Land, Non-Vascular Plants, Gymnosperms, Angiosperms, Structure and Growth of Vascular Plants, Movement and Response, Nutrition and Plants and the Future.

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Jobs in Child Development: Career Compass

Product code: 78831        

Overview:

A variety of professionals are employed by proud parents and concerned care providers to ensure the health, education and general well-being of their children. Gain insight into the personality and skills required to become a social worker, developmental therapist, childcare worker and teacher. Learn what these jobs entail as well as other careers relating to the growth and development of children.

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Medical Illustrations

Product code: ART100        

Overview:

Over 400 full color, royalty-free medical-related illustrations on CD, similar in style to those used on our promotional pieces. Perfect for newsletters, in-house posters and publications, visual aids, patient education and overhead presentations. Illustrations are divided into three categories: Anatomy, Equipment, and People.

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Middle Childhood : Social Emotional Development

Product code: 78836        

Overview:

Between ages 6 and 12, children develop many of the social skills they'll use through adulthood. They form self-concepts and self-esteem, build new kinds of relationships and begin to regulate more of their own behavior. This program presents educator insights and observations, pertinent vocabulary, statistics, and classroom strategies relating to the many aspects of social and emotional development that children experience in this stage.

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Middle Childhood: Cognitive Language Development

Product code: 78835        

Overview:

Between ages 6 and 12, children's minds expand in knowledge and understanding as their thinking becomes more logical and organized. They develop concrete operational thinking, and make substantial advancements in language development. This program presents educator insights and observations, pertinent vocabulary, statistics, and classroom strategies relating to the many aspects of cognitive and language development that children experience in this stage.

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Middle Childhood: Overview

Product code: 78833        

Overview:

During middle childhood - the period between ages 6 and 12 - children reach many critical milestones. In fact, teacher and caregiver responses during this time of significant change can dramatically affect a child's physical, cognitive, social and emotional growth, both immediately and in the future. At this stage, children grow physically, gain body awareness and form lifelong habits that affect their health and well-being. At the same time, their minds expand in knowledge and understanding, as thinking processes become more logical and organized. The way they view themselves, and the manner in which they interact with family and friends, evolves as children develop self-concepts and self-esteem. This program provides an informative, clear and compelling examination of the middle-childhood stage of development and a detailed overview of a child's growth and maturity into an adolescent. Viewers learn pertinent vocabulary, statistics, and classroom strategies, and hear experienced classroom teachers offer insights and observations about children in this stage of development.

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Middle Childhood: Physical Growth Development

Product code: 78834        

Overview:

Genetics, gender and the possible onset of puberty affect the physical growth of children between the ages of six and twelve. They gain body awareness and develop new gross and fine motor skills. This is a pivotal stage where injury, illness and the increase of childhood obesity are common factors. Many children have challenging physical conditions, but can achieve their highest potential with the support of caregivers and teachers. This informative examination of the middle childhood stage of physical development will give viewers a detailed overview of how children grow and mature. It clearly presents pertinent vocabulary, statistics and classroom strategies. Physical education and classroom teachers give their insight and observations about factors that affect children during this stage of development.

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Newborn Development

Product code: 78825        

Overview:

Within the first few minutes of life, children start adapting to their new environment. In this program, we show how professionals use the Apgar test to assess a newborn's health and the significance of the first interaction between parent and newborn. We then follow the many physical, cognitive and social changes that newborns experience on their journey through early infancy. We also explain the crucial role of sleep and nutrition in fostering development and offer guidelines for parents to provide the best possible care for their newborn.

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Observation

Product code: 78843        

Overview:

This video shows that much of what we know about children is learned through observation. Using the four areas of development: physical, cognitive, language and social-emotional, the viewer is guided through several sequences of naturalistic observation of infants, toddlers and preschoolers. Looking closely at movement, expression and behavior, viewers may understand what the child is expressing. Four types of observation are used with children from infants through school age. From the ongoing assessment of children, educators link the planning for student learning to what they know about the child's accomplishments, interests, strengths and areas to achieve.

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Photosynthesis

Product code: 78732        

Overview:

Photosynthesis leads the student to an understanding of one of the marvels of the natural world - the photosynthetic process in plants and algae. This difficult but fascinating subject is rendered intelligible to the student by carefully and logically examining each element in the complex interaction that is photosynthesis. Students are led briefly but lucidly through the world of atoms, molecules, cells and energy illustrated with computer animation, examples and experiments. Subjects covered include the nature of energy, atoms molecules and cells, glucose and ATP, the requirements for photosynthesis, the mechanics of photosynthesis and respiration. The role and importance of photosynthesis in the food chain and in the production of oxygen is established.

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Plant Reproduction

Product code: 78733        

Overview:

Plant Reproduction examines probably the most fascinating aspect of plant behavior. From Carl Linnaeus to the alternation of generations, this program examines plant reproduction from a scientific, developmental point of view. The evolving complexity of plant reproduction is illustrated with concise drawings and animation's that lead the student through the complexities of sexual and non-sexual plant reproduction, alternation of generations, pollination, fertilization and germination. The program starts with brief explanations and illustrations of cell division, mitosis and meiosis, haploid and diploid number of chromosomes, gametes, zygotes and spores. The evolution of plant reproduction is examined beginning with green algae and progressing through mosses, ferns, gymnosperms and angiosperms. Insect pollination, seed dispersal and flower parts are dramatically illustrated by video shot in the field.

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Portrait of Abuse: An American Epidemic

Product code: 78802        

Overview:

Portrait of Abuse: An American Epidemic is a compelling and revealing story that not only raises our social awareness of the far reaching effects and cycles of domestic violence, but it digs into the psyche of both victim and the abuser. We all play a role in recognizing the signs and speaking out to stop this tragic epidemic. Through interviews with actual victims and abusers, this hopeful film offers practical advice from survivors, doctors, nurses, shelter advocates, social workers and prosecutors.

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Pregnancy in Progress

Product code: 78826        

Overview:

For parents-to-be, the road from conception to birth is one filled with endless questions, changes and decisions. In this program, viewers learn the early signs of pregnancy and the host of changes women will experience during their 9 month adventure. We explain common prenatal tests and what they can reveal about a baby's development. Students discover possible causes of infertility in both women and men, as well as common treatment options. We also offer guidelines for healthy prenatal care and making important birth choices.

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Preschoolers: Cognitive Development

Product code: 78839        

Overview:

It is simply fascinating to observe how preschoolers begin to use language, mental imagery and symbolic thinking; think of past and future events; and think about their own thinking. Children start to clearly express themselves and grasp sophisticated mental activities, including emotion, motivation, intention and memory. Using footage of preschoolers in the classroom, dynamic graphics and interviews with teachers and caregivers, this program delivers a detailed overview of the cognitive development that takes place between the ages of three and five. This program shows how the brain grows neural bridges and strengthens a child's intellect, widely studied developmental theories of cognitive development and how to encourage it and characteristics of preoperational thought. Also covered are areas of language development, how children use symbolic thought and how "theory of the mind" helps preschoolers understand what the mind is and how it works. We also demonstrate teaching methods to guide preschoolers to higher-order thinking skills.

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Preschoolers: Overview

Product code: 78837        

Overview:

Meet Asheli, Marie and Nathan. They're preschoolers - full of endless curiosity and boundless energy. In Preschoolers you'll see how they and their friends develop physically, cognitively, emotionally and socially. So much growth takes place during the preschool years. This program looks at each aspect of a child's development as well as examines the special needs of preschoolers with challenging conditions. It shows preschoolers engaged in activities that exemplify the extraordinary advancements made during this stage. Widely taught concepts from developmental theorists as well as practical suggestions for caregivers are clearly presented in this study of the whole preschool-aged child.

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Preschoolers: Physical Development

Product code: 78838        

Overview:

From the ages of two to five, preschoolers reach developmental milestones with endless energy and increasing physical coordination. This detailed, entertaining and informative look into the world of preschoolers shows them engaged in activities that exemplify the extraordinary physical advancements that children make at this age. Teachers and caregivers also share their first-hand observations of how this development takes place. Viewers will learn the physical characteristics of preschoolers, how gross and fine motor skills are developed and the physical milestones that most children reach during this stage. We also take a look at the natural activities children are drawn to which help their physical development and strategies to encourage these activities. This film also covers the physical challenges that some children have, activity modifications to help children with physical challenges and why good nutrition and the proper amount of sleep are crucial at this age.

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Preschoolers: Social Emotional Development

Product code: 78840        

Overview:

Preschoolers are creative, curious and active experimenters that learn about themselves and their world as they take on new roles outside of their homes and families. In their interactions with peers, children commonly show kindness and compassion and sometimes can become frustrated, have squabbles and even exhibit aggressive behavior. Viewers will learn: The skill set that makes up social and emotional development; the value of encouraging creativity and risk taking; activities that foster initiative and positive self-esteem; how culture and gender affect development; levels of social participation; examples of pro-social and antisocial behaviors and ways caregivers can develop skills.

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Providing Patient Education to Meet JCAHO Standards

Product code: M191        

Overview:

Since education is often the key for patients to fully benefit from their care, JCAHO has developed standards to promote patient understandings of healthy behavior. This program discusses meeting the JCAHO standards by focusing on patient assessment, teaching patient-specific healthcare and documenting the education provided.

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Reservoirs of Strength

Product code: 78304        

Overview:

Subjects include burn rehabilitation, psychosocial aspects of rehabilitation and counseling intervention. Looks at burn rehabilitation through the eyes of the patients and the specialists who contribute to this miracle of recovery.

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Shock

Product code: 78803        

Overview:

Shock presents the realities of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) through the engaging personal stories of 12 people treated with ECT for severe depression and bipolar disorder, including former Massachusetts First Lady Kitty Dukakis. Candid, intimate interviews with patients and physicians, and footage of actual ECT procedures provide both the clinical and personal understanding of this controversial treatment which has been both criticized as barbaric and praised as miraculous. Based on the book Shock: The Healing Power of Electroconvulsive Therapy by Larry Tye and Kitty Dukakis.

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The Patient Guide to TB

Product code: M137        

Overview:

This program is aimed at those individuals who are infected with TB or who have active tuberculosis. Persuades the viewer to follow treatment until a doctor or healthcare provider says to stop. Live scenes include both males and females, and features Hispanics, and Asians, as well as the homeless and those with both HIV and TB.

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Theories of Development I

Product code: 78842        

Overview:

Overview of theory in action. Theories include: cognitive, psychosexual, psychosocial, behaviorist, social learning and sociocultural. Explains the concept of the "whole child" and shows how theories tend to focus on only part. Gives examples of how one theory can contradict another. Theorists include: Piaget, Freud, Erickson, Gesell, Skinner, Vygotsky.

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Theories of Development II

Product code: 78844        

Overview:

Why do early child educators and parents need to understand the educational theories of philosophers from three hundred years ago? Viewers will learn theories that will give them a foundation to build their own philosophy of education.

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Toddlers: Cognitive Development

Product code: 78847        

Overview:

Everyday a toddler's mind is filled with new information. Their vocabulary expands as they correctly name people and objects. They try out, and learn from, cause and effect experiments. Examine how brain cells are structured to connect and retain what a child learns. Explore theories of cognitive development and see the process toddlers go through as they learn language. Observe toddlers as they engage in activities that foster memory and the retrieval of information.

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Toddlers: Overview

Product code: 78845        

Overview:

Once a child takes their first steps, toddlerhood isn't far behind. As coordination improves, they excitedly explore just about everything. Using video of toddlers at home and in childcare centers, this program offers a look at the physical, cognitive, social and emotional development of one- and two-year old's. Watch as language changes occur and they start to connect and communicate with others while managing their feelings. Parents and caregivers can learn pertinent vocabulary and practical guidance to foster development in the toddler years.

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Toddlers: Physical Development

Product code: 78846        

Overview:

After about a year of life, when a child consistently -- and independently -- gets from point A to B on her own two feet, she's made the initial transition to toddler. Learn about the physical characteristics of toddlers, and how gross and fine motor skills are developed. Understand the milestones children achieve at this age by observing toddlers in learning centers and at home. Hear from the experts about nutrition, sleep, toilet training and developmental differences among toddlers.

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Toddlers: Social Emotional Development

Product code: 78848        

Overview:

From raging tantrums to fits of giggles, it's no secret that toddlers are skilled at expressing their emotions. One minute they anger a friend, the next they comfort the same child. Learn about the theory of the mind and how toddlers come to understand how their actions can affect others. Examine how gender and temperament play a role in development. Observe toddlers interacting with family and peers as they develop attachments and social bonds.

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Understanding Childbirth

Product code: 78827        

Overview:

A lot happens between the onset of labor and the first moments of a new life. This program explores approaches to childbirth, including different methods and environments, as well as what to consider when creating a birth plan. Viewers learn about contractions, how to discern true labor from false labor, the three stages of labor and the appropriate time to call a medical professional. See what to expect during a traditional delivery or a Cesarean section.

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Understanding How Aging Can Affect Your Family Member

Product code: M213        

Overview:

As we age, we can expect changes to occur in the systems that make up the human body. Although exactly what kinds of changes will take place and when vary greatly with each individual, aging is inescapable - a part of the continuum of life. While some changes are easy to accept, we may find other changes disturbing. Especially when we see them in our loved ones.

Learning about normal age-related changes will both help alleviate anxiety you may have and more importantly, help you provide better care for your loved one by being able to understand and communicate better with them and their healthcare team.

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Universal Precautions: Aids and Hepatitis B Prevention for Home Health Care

Product code: UP300S        

Overview:

This program is designed to show providers of home health care how to comply with OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standards, JCAHO Mandatory Updates and the expanded CDC Standard Precautions guideline. Training and documentation are provided in five areas: exposure control, using personal protective equipment and work practice controls.

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When Someone You Love Has Alzheimer's Disease

Product code: M161        

Overview:

Features personal interviews with caregivers of people with Alzheimer's. Provides emotional support and useful information on how to deal with this difficult disease.

Award Winner: 1995 Columbus International Film Festival

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When Someone You Love has Schizophrenia

Product code: M178        

Overview:

Family, friends and caretakers of those with schizophrenia face some tough challenges. Loved ones often feel hopeless and are not sure where to turn for information and emotional support. This program provides help by telling the stories of real families facing these challenges. Recognized medical professionals provide important insights and address the following topics:

  • Schizophrenia as a biological illness
  • Diagnosis and treatment
  • Hallucinations
  • Medication side effects
  • Taking care of the caretaker.

Actors also demonstrate techniques to help the caretaker.

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