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Administering Medications: Injections

Product code: M258C    Copyright © 2010
    Reviewed for accuracy: 2011

Series Overview:

FDA studies show that medication errors injure about 1.3 million people in the United States each year and cause the death of 7,000. Safe medication administration is essential to nursing practice, and nurses need to have knowledge and skill in the techniques of administering all pharmaceutical agents because the nurse is the last line of defense to protect a patient against a medication error.

This 3-part basic skills series demonstrates and describes the safe administration of oral, topical, suppository, inhalant and injectable medications.

The programs in this series are:

  • Administering Medications: Medication Safety and Oral Medications
  • Administering Medications: Topical, Suppository and Inhalant Medications
  • Administering Medications: Injections


Overview:

This program describes 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: M258A    Copyright © 2010
    Reviewed for accuracy: 2011

Series Overview:

FDA studies show that medication errors injure about 1.3 million people in the United States each year and cause the death of 7,000. Safe medication administration is essential to nursing practice, and nurses need to have knowledge and skill in the techniques of administering all pharmaceutical agents because the nurse is the last line of defense to protect a patient against a medication error.

This 3-part basic skills series demonstrates and describes the safe administration of oral, topical, suppository, inhalant and injectable medications.

The programs in this series are:

  • Administering Medications: Medication Safety and Oral Medications
  • Administering Medications: Topical, Suppository and Inhalant Medications
  • Administering Medications: Injections


Overview:

This first program will describe the safe administration of oral medications and will demonstrate practices that are required in order to help prevent medication errors.

Objectives:

After completing this course, the learner should be able to:
  • Describe the scope of medication errors
  • List the "5 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: M258B    Copyright © 2010
    Reviewed for accuracy: 2011

Series Overview:

FDA studies show that medication errors injure about 1.3 million people in the United States each year and cause the death of 7,000. Safe medication administration is essential to nursing practice, and nurses need to have knowledge and skill in the techniques of administering all pharmaceutical agents because the nurse is the last line of defense to protect a patient against a medication error.

This 3-part basic skills series demonstrates and describes the safe administration of oral, topical, suppository, inhalant and injectable medications.

The programs in this series are:

  • Administering Medications: Medication Safety and Oral Medications
  • Administering Medications: Topical, Suppository and Inhalant Medications
  • Administering Medications: Injections

Overview:

This program will present 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        Reviewed for accuracy: 2011

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: M239R    Copyright © 2011
    

Overview:

Maintaining airway patency and preventing infection are two primary concerns when providing care to the patient with a tracheostomy tube. Other needs are caring for the stoma, providing some form of effective communication, and providing emotional support. With fresh new graphics and updated information, this new edition of Medcom’s classic course on tracheostomy care continues to provide a strong foundation on the essentials of direct airway care.

Objectives:

After completing this course, 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: M264BR    Copyright © 2011
    

Updated Info:

The sequence for auscultation has been updated.

Series Overview:

Auscultation of the lungs is one of the most valuable clinical techniques for assessment of a client's pulmonary status. Listening to the sounds that are produced by breathing can reveal important and often diagnostic information about many health conditions related to respiratory function.

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, plus 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, the learner 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: M264AR    Copyright © 2011
    

Updated Info:

The sequence for auscultation has been updated.

Series Overview:

Auscultation of the lungs is one of the most valuable clinical techniques for assessment of a client's pulmonary status. Listening to the sounds that are produced by breathing can reveal important and often diagnostic information about many health conditions related to respiratory function.

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 a pulmonary auscultation assessment.

Objectives:

After completing this course, the learner 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    Copyright © 2011
    

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 Clinical Skills: Urethral Catheterization

Product code: M221T    Copyright © 2010
    Reviewed for accuracy: 2011

Updated Info:

This program has been updated to reflect practice change regarding inflation of catheter retention balloons prior to insertion of an indwelling urethral catheter. While this was once standard practice and remains common, it has become controversial and is no longer performed in many facilities.

This update of Medcom's classic basic skills program demonstrates and describes the process for performing a urethral catheterization. Both intermittent straight catheters and indwelling retention catheters are shown and discussed. The need for patient education and patient support during catheterization is emphasized. The techniques for performing catheter care and removal of a catheter are also shown and discussed.

Objectives:

Viewing this program will help the learner:
  • Identify straight catheters and retention catheters.
  • Describe the appropriate use of straight catheters and retention catheters.
  • Perform a urinary catheter insertion.
  • List infection control measures to take when inserting a urinary catheter.
  • Describe urinary catheter care.
  • Obtaining a urine specimen from a urinary catheter.
  • Remove a urinary catheter.
  • Describe information that should be documented when inserting and removing a urinary catheter.

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Basic Math for Nurses

Product code: M281AR    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: M281C    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    Copyright © 2011
    

Overivew:

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: 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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Body Mechanics: The Science of Moving Safely

Product code: M127R        Reviewed for accuracy: 2011

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: M259D    Copyright © 2011
    

Series Overivew:

Cardiac auscultation provides information about the rate and rhythm of the heart, valve function and possible anatomical defects. It requires a methodical approach with careful attention to the sounds produced during the cardiac cycle. 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.

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.

Overview:

This program provides the learner with a thorough understanding of the characteristics and causes of abnormal heart sounds and skills to examine the most common cardiac murmurs.

Objectives:

After completing this course, 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: M259E    Copyright © 2011
    

Series Overview:

Cardiac auscultation provides information about the rate and rhythm of the heart, valve function and possible anatomical defects. It requires a methodical approach with careful attention to the sounds produced during the cardiac cycle. 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.

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.

Overview:

This program provides the learner with a thorough understanding of the characteristics and causes of abnormal heart sounds and skills to examine the most common cardiac murmurs.

Objectives:

After completing this course, 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: M259C    Copyright © 2011
    

Overview:

Cardiac auscultation provides information about the rate and rhythm of the heart, valve functioning and possible anatomical defects. It requires knowledge of what heart sounds are normal and a methodical approach with careful attention to the sounds produced during the cardiac cycle.

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 completing this course, the learner should be able to:
  • Explain what produces the S1 sound
  • Identify the normal S1 sound and understand the various factors that can affect the S1 sound
  • Describe what produces the S2 sound
  • Identify the normal S2 sound and understand the various factors that can affect the S2 sound
  • Explain what produces the S3 and S4 sounds
  • 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
  • Identify various extra heart sounds

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Cardiac Auscultation: The Anatomy and Physiology of Heart Sounds

Product code: M259AS    Copyright © 2011
    

Overview:

Familiarity with normal and abnormal heart sounds provides the foundation for many clinical assessments. This program focuses on cardiac auscultation, or listening to the sounds produced by the heart, a skill that can be lost without review and practice. It will review the anatomy and physiology of the heart and the sounds it produces as it works.

Objectives:

After completing this course, 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

NOTE:

The definition of a Bradycardia heart rate is 60 beats per minute and below.

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Cardiac Auscultation: The Process of Basic Cardiac Auscultation

Product code: M259BR    Copyright © 2011
    

Overview:

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 completing this course, 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: M236R        Reviewed for accuracy: 2011

Overview:

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

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CPR: A Guide for Healthcare Workers

Product code: M260R    Copyright © 2011
    

Overview:

Based on the 2010 AHA Guidelines for CPR & ECC, this course provides instruction on how to administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) to adults, children and infants and how to clear an obstructed airway in adults, children and infants. This includes explanation of the important CPR sequence change from airway, breathing, compressions (ABC), to compressions, airway, breathing (CAB). It also covers how to use an automated external defibrillator (AED) to aid victims who are in distress.

Objectives:

After completing this course the learner will be able to:
  • Explain the urgency and importance of administering emergency cardio-respiratory care
  • Explain the emphasis on chest compressions when performing CPR
  • Demonstrate the CAB and D sequence for CPR
  • Demonstrate the techniques required to perform one-rescuer CPR
  • Demonstrate the techniques required to perform two-rescuer CPR
  • Describe the techniques and equipment required to use an AED
  • Demonstrate the techniques required to aid a conscious victim with an obstructed airway
  • Demonstrate the techniques required to aid an unconscious victim with an obstructed airway
  • Demonstrate the techniques required to perform CPR on a child and clear an airway obstruction
  • Demonstrate the techniques required to perform CPR on an infant and clear an airway obstruction

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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        Reviewed for accuracy: 2011

Overview:

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

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Fluids and Electrolytes Balance: Electrolyte Imbalances

Product code: M250C        Reviewed for accuracy: 2011

Overview:

The body's fluid balance is an essential and elemental component of health. Disturbances in this balance can both indicate and be caused by a variety of pathologies. Many care decisions must be based on the various fluid and electrolyte balances of the body, therefore, understanding and monitoring a patient's fluid balance, electrolyte balance and acid-base balance is critical to providing care.

The second and third programs in this three-part series, "Fluids and Electrolytes Balance: Fluid Volume Imbalances" and "Fluids and Electrolytes Balance: Electrolyte Imbalances" provide nursing students, new nurses, and others with the fundamental information they need to begin building their understanding of the role fluid volume and electrolytes play in the health of a body.

This program describes:

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

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Fluids and Electrolytes Balance: Fluid Volume Imbalances

Product code: M250B        Reviewed for accuracy: 2011

Overview:

The body's fluid balance is an essential and elemental component of health. Disturbances in this balance can both indicate and be caused by a variety of pathologies. Many care decisions must be based on the various fluid and electrolyte balances of the body, therefore, understanding and monitoring a patient's fluid balance, electrolyte balance and acid-base balance is critical to providing care.

The second and third programs in this three-part series, "Fluids and Electrolytes Balance: Fluid Volume Imbalances" and "Fluids and Electrolytes Balance: Electrolyte Imbalances" provide nursing students, new nurses, and others with the fundamental information they need to begin building their understanding of the role fluid volume and electrolytes play in the health of a body.

This program describes:

  • The basics of dehydration
  • Hypovolemia
  • Hyperolemia
  • Water intoxication
  • General causes of volume imbalances
  • Interventions
  • Total parenteral nutrition (TNP)
  • 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:

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

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Intravenous Therapy: Basics and Venipuncture

Product code: M266A    Copyright © 2012
    

Series Overview:

Over 90% of hospital patients receive IV 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. This series covers the basics of intravenous therapy, including its uses, venipuncture, routine care, complications, and I.V. therapy for pediatric patients. The programs in this series are:
  • Intravenous Therapy: Basics and Venipuncture
  • Intravenous Therapy: Routine Care and Discontinuation
  • Intravenous Therapy: Recognizing and Treating Complications
  • Intravenous Therapy: Pediatrics

Overview:

This program describes the basics of intravenous therapy and demonstrates the correct technique for performing a venipuncture to initiate intravenous therapy. After completing this course, the learner should be able to:
  • Describe the uses of I.V. therapy
  • Identify appropriate sites for venipuncture
  • Identify equipment used to provide I.V. therapy
  • Perform a venipuncture

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Intravenous Therapy: Pediatrics

Product code: M266D    Copyright © 2012
    

Series 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. This series covers the basics of intravenous therapy, including its uses, venipuncture, routine care, complications, and I.V. therapy for pediatric patients. The programs in this series are:
  • Intravenous Therapy: Basics and Venipuncture
  • Intravenous Therapy: Routine Care and Discontinuation
  • Intravenous Therapy: Recognizing and Treating Complications
  • Intravenous Therapy: Pediatrics

Overview:

Providing intravenous therapy for infants and children offers unique challenges and may have a different rationale for the I.V. therapy than with an adult. This program demonstrates and describes I.V. therapy for pediatric patients.

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Intravenous Therapy: Recognizing and Treating Complications

Product code: M266C    Copyright © 2012
    

Series 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. This series covers the basics of intravenous therapy, including its uses, venipuncture, routine care, complications, and I.V. therapy for pediatric patients. The programs in this series are:
  • Intravenous Therapy: Basics and Venipuncture
  • Intravenous Therapy: Routine Care and Discontinuation
  • Intravenous Therapy: Recognizing and Treating Complications
  • Intravenous Therapy: Pediatrics

Overview:

This program will demonstrate procedures for identifying complications of I.V. therapy and making appropriate interventions.

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Intravenous Therapy: Routine Care and Discontinuation

Product code: M266B    Copyright © 2012
    

Series Overview:

Over 90% of hospital patients receive IV 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.This series covers the basics of intravenous therapy, including its uses, venipuncture, routine care, complications, and I.V. therapy for pediatric patients. The programs in this series are:
  • Intravenous Therapy: Basics and Venipuncture
  • Intravenous Therapy: Routine Care and Discontinuation
  • Intravenous Therapy: Recognizing and Treating Complications
  • Intravenous Therapy: Pediatrics

Overview:

This program demonstrates the procedures for the routine care and the discontinuation of intravenous therapy. After completing this course, the learner should be able to:
  • List items to note during a routine I.V. 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 I.V.
  • Change the dressing on a central venous catheter
  • Describe the process for discontinuing a peripheral I.V. 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: M232R-L    Copyright © 2011
    

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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Lifting Safely to Prevent Injury

Product code: M232S    Copyright © 2011
    

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: M265A    Copyright © 2011
    

Series Overview:

The measurement of vital signs - including temperature, pulse, respiration, blood pressure and an assessment of pain - is performed routinely in every healthcare setting. Evaluations of these findings through comparison with previous measurements can indicate important changes in physical and/or emotional conditions. Measuring vital signs is a fundamental clinical skill that every nurse needs to master to provide competent patient care.

Medcom's two-part Measuring Vital Signs series has been updated to provide a fresh look at mastering these basic skills. The series explains the clinical significance of measuring these health indicators, and demonstrates the correct techniques for:

  • Measuring temperature
  • Measuring pulse rate
  • Measuring respiration rate
  • Measuring blood pressure
  • Making a pain assessment

Overview:

This 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, 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: M265B    Copyright © 2011
    

Series Overview:

The measurement of vital signs - including temperature, pulse, respiration, blood pressure and an assessment of pain - is performed routinely in every healthcare setting. Evaluations of these findings through comparison with previous measurements can indicate important changes in physical and/or emotional conditions. Measuring vital signs is a fundamental clinical skill that every nurse needs to master to provide competent patient care.

Medcom's two-part Measuring Vital Signs series has been updated to provide a fresh look at mastering these basic skills. The series explains the clinical significance of measuring these health indicators, and demonstrates the correct techniques for:

  • Measuring temperature
  • Measuring pulse rate
  • Measuring respiration rate
  • Measuring blood pressure
  • Making a pain assessment

Overview:

This second of two programs on measuring vital signs demonstrates and describes the techniques used to accurately measure blood pressure and assess pain.

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

Product code: 78854A    Copyright © 2012
    

Overview:

Although pumping blood throughout the body to deliver oxygen and nutrition and remove waste seems like a simple task, it involves complex processes that, if fail, can literally mean the difference between life and death for a person. For these reasons, the nurse must understand the components of the cardiovascular system and be able to skillfully collect subjective data on its condition.

This program provides a review of the anatomy of the cardiovascular system, then demonstrates and describes a step-by-step approach for collecting subjective data for use in an assessment of the cardiovascular system.

Objectives:

After completing this course, 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 Nervous System, Part 2: Objective Data

Product code: 78857B    Copyright © 2012
    

Overview:

Objective assessment of the nervous system is an extensive process involving assessment of each of the 12 cranial nerves, cerebellar function, the sensory system, reflexes and mental status. 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. Knowledge of these specific tests and the ability to identify abnormal results is an important skill for the nurse to develop.

This program demonstrates and describes a step-by-step approach for collecting objective data for use in an assessment of the nervous system.

Objectives:

After completing this course, 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: Eyes, Ears, and Nose

Product code: 78860    Copyright © 2013
    

Overview:

This program provides a review of the anatomy of the eyes, ears, and nose, then demonstrates and describes a step-by-step approach for collecting subjective and objective data for use in an assessment of these body parts. When used with the program “Nursing Assessment: Head and Neck, Mouth and Throat,” the two programs provide a foundational understanding for the assessment of these areas.

Objectives:

After completing this course, 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: 78859    Copyright © 2013
    

Overview:

This program provides a review of the anatomy of the head, neck, mouth, and throat, then demonstrates and describes a step-by-step approach for collecting subjective and objective data for use in an assessment of these body parts. When used with the program “Nursing Assessment: Eyes, Ears, and Nose,” the two programs provide a foundational understanding for the assessment of these areas.

Objectives:

After completing this course, 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: 78862    Copyright © 2013
    

Overview:

This program demonstrates and describes a step-by-step approach to an initial head-to-toe assessment that would be used for screening when providing either inpatient or outpatient care. This includes collecting both subjective and objective data of key body systems for use in an assessment. This program provides a foundational understanding of this process.

Objectives:

After completing this course, 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 2: Objective Data

Product code: 78854B    Copyright © 2012
    

Overview:

Although pumping blood throughout the body to deliver oxygen and nutrition and remove waste seems like a simple task, it involves complex processes that, if fail, can literally mean the difference between life and death for a person. The nurse must be able to skillfully collect objective data on the various components of the cardiovascular system.

This program demonstrates and describes a step-by-step approach for collecting objective data for use in an assessment of the cardiovascular system.

Overview:

After completing this course, 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 Digestive System

Product code: 78856    Copyright © 2012
    

Overview:

Gastrointestinal complaints and concerns about diet are high on the list of reasons people seek medical assistance. For this reason, it’s important for the nurse to be able to perform a skilled assessment of the digestive system.

This program provides a review of the anatomy of the digestive system, then demonstrates and describes a step-by-step approach to assessing the digestive system.

Objectives:

After completing this course, the learner should be able to:
  • Describe the anatomy and physiology of the digestive system
  • Explain the importance of subjective information in an assessment of the digestive system
  • Identify objective signs of health status in an assessment of the digestive system
  • Identify the 4 quadrants of the abdomen
  • Identify common areas for hernias
  • List four tests used to detect colorectal cancer

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Nursing Assessment: The Female Genitourinary System

Product code: 78863    Copyright © 2013
    

Overview:

This program provides a review of the anatomy of the female genitourinary system and breasts, then demonstrates and describes a step-by-step approach for collecting subjective and objective data for use in an assessment of these systems. This program provides a foundational understanding for an assessment of these areas.

Objectives:

After completing this course, 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: 78858    Copyright © 2013
    

Overview:

This program provides a review of the anatomy of the integumentary system, then demonstrates and describes a step-by-step approach for collecting subjective data for use in an assessment of the integumentary system.

Objectives:

After completing this course, 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: 78852    Copyright © 2012
    

Overview:

The nurse often serves as the eyes and ears of the patient’s healthcare team, as he or she has the most frequent direct and prolonged patient contact. This frequent contact is a primary reason it is important for a nurse to be highly adept at patient assessment. A detailed assessment is part of every initial contact and is often referred to as the intake or admission assessment. This program demonstrates and describes the characteristic approach and “tools” used in a system-based assessment of a patient.

Objectives:

After completing this course, 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: 78861    Copyright © 2013
    

Overview:

This program provides a review of the anatomy of the male genitourinary system, then demonstrates and describes a step-by-step approach for collecting subjective and objective data for use in an assessment of this system. This program provides a foundational understanding for an assessment of this area.

Objectives:

After completing this course, 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: 78855    Copyright © 2012
    

Overview:

The musculoskeletal assessment focuses on body structure and movement. Pain, injury and mobility issues often cause an individual to seek medical assistance for this reason, it’s important for the nurse to be able to perform a skilled assessment of the digestive system.

This program provides a review of the anatomy of the musculoskeletal system, then demonstrates and describes a step-by-step approach to a “top down” assessment of the musculoskeletal system.

Objectives:

After completing this course, 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: 78857A    Copyright © 2012
    

Overview:

Because of its complexity, assessment of the nervous system begins with a good understanding of the components of the central and peripheral nervous system. And, because sensations can be difficult to measure, subjective data is a more critical part of assessment of the nervous system than other body systems. For these reasons, it’s important for the nurse to understand the components of the nervous system be able to be skilled at collecting subjective data.

This program provides a review of the anatomy of the nervous system, then demonstrates and describes a step-by-step approach for collecting subjective data for use in an assessment of the nervous system.

Objective:

After completing this course, 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 Respiratory System

Product code: 78853    Copyright © 2012
    

Overview:

The nurse often serves as the eyes and ears of the patient’s healthcare team, as he or she has the most frequent direct and prolonged patient contact. This frequent contact is a primary reason it is important for a nurse to be highly adept at patient assessment. A detailed assessment is part of every initial contact and is often referred to as the intake or admission assessment.

Overview:

This program demonstrates and describes a step-by-step approach to assessing the respiratory system.

After completing this course, 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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Patient Transfer and Positioning, Part 1: Basic Techniques for Transferring Patients Safely

Product code: A2021        

Overview:

Defines key principles for safe transfer, including the need to know the patient, teamwork, environment control, and proper body mechanics. Uses actual patients, in real-life healthcare settings, to illustrate specific techniques such as the pivot transfer, two-person transfer, three-person transfer, and mechanical lifts.

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Patient Transfer and Positioning, Part 2: Principles for Positioning Immobilized Patients

Product code: A2022        

Overview:

Demonstrates four basic positions: supine, prone, side-lying and Fowler's along with correct methods for moving patients from one position to another.

Stress prevention of complications such as pressure sores, loss of muscle tone and decreased circulation.

Provides guidelines for documentation.

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

Product code: 78849D    Copyright © 2011
    

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    Copyright © 2011
    

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    Copyright © 2011
    

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    Copyright © 2011
    

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    Copyright © 2012
    

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    Copyright © 2012
    

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    Copyright © 2012
    

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        Reviewed for accuracy: 2011

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: M234TA    Copyright © 2011
    

Series Overview:

This update of Medcom's classic suctioning course provides healthcare professionals with demonstrations of the fundamentals of airway suctioning. Now in a more convenient two-part format, this series demonstrates current practices and techniques to provide nurses with an understanding of nasotracheal, oropharyngeal and both open and closed in-line endotracheal suctioning, and the indications for the use of each.

Overview:

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 completing this course, 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: M234TB    Copyright © 2011
    

Series Overview:

This update of Medcom's classic suctioning course provides healthcare professionals with demonstrations of the fundamentals of airway suctioning. Now in a more convenient two-part format, this series demonstrates current practices and techniques to provide nurses with an understanding of nasotracheal, oropharyngeal and both open and closed in-line endotracheal suctioning, and the indications for the use of each.

Overview:

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 completing this course, 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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Urinary Care

Product code: M035        Reviewed for accuracy: 2011

Overview:

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

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