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How To : Measure a patient's blood pressure and pulse

Learn how to take someone's blood pressure and pulse with help from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. In this video, you'll learn the proper way to measure a patient's blood pressure with a sphygmomanometer and stethoscope. Then learn about taking a pulse using your hand and ...more

How To : Insert a Foley catheter in a male

This how to video demonstrates how to do a male Foley catheter insertion. Before beginning any catheterization procedure make sure to properly identify the patient, wash your hands, and that all the supplies are handy. Watch and learn how to properly insert a Foley catheter in ...more

How To : Draw blood with a butterfly needle

If you need to learn how to use a butterfly needle to draw blood (phlebotomy) then you've come to the right place. This video will show you what you need to know to get it done. Please see the creator's comments below: Demonstration of phlebotomy using a butterfly needle on a ...more

How To : Insert a urinary catheter into a male patient

Catheterization is used to drain a patient's urine freely from the bladder or to inject liquids for treatment and diagnosis of certain bladder conditions. Cathing is usually done at a clinic by a nurse, although self-catheterization is also possible. This is an educational vi ...more

How To : Understand the Process of Inflammation

In each day of our life, we see inflammation. We see it during sore throats and abscess formations in our bodies, and even slight tooth pain is a form of inflammation. Sometimes it's good when it fights to protect us from invading organisms, but sometimes it becomes bad when i ...more

How To : Perform a nasogastric tube insertion

This medical how-to video demonstrates the simple steps for inserting a nasogastric tube. A nasogastric tube is more commonly known as a NG. Follow along and learn the basic protocol for doing this procedure. To do a NG tube insertion you will need 14-16 French gauge nasogastr ...more

How To : Apply a ring block of local anesthesia to a digit

This medical how-to video demonstrates how to anesthetize with the digital block technique. The digital block is a simple anesthesia procedure used to numb the fingers or toes. Watch as they show how to apply a ring block of local anesthesia to a digit.

How To : Perform an OB fundus assessment in nursing

Going to be a obstetrics nurse? Then here is one thing you should know how to do. Follow along with this nursing how-to video to learn how to do a fundus assessment. Watch, learn and practice changing doing the fundus assessment on a patient with a c-section. Remember to expla ...more

How To : Use pediatric resuscitation equipment in nursing

Studying to be a pediatric nurse? Then here is a nursing how-to video that teaches you how to properly use pediatric resuscitaion equipment in the hospital. Every nurse should know the basics, follow along and see how easy it is to use the Broselow Medical Guide and pediatric ...more

How To : Perform a full HEENT exam on a patient

After performing a Vital Signs examination on a patient, usually the next step for a doctor is performing the HEENT. HEENT stands for Head, Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat. This is basically the first big step in a general physical examination. Like other parts of the general physic ...more

How To : Prime IV tubing for a patient in nursing

Going to be a nurse? Then follow along with this how-to video to learn how to prime IV tubing for a patient. Priming IV tubing is also called clearing the IV tubing. Watch, learn and practice this technique in your nursing labs.

How To : Check moles for potential skin cancer

You might not believe it, with our experience of the great British weather, but more people die of skin cancer in the UK than in Australia. In this exclusive guide, Dr Jessen stresses the importance of being familiar with our skin and any moles we might have, and provides simp ...more

How To : 5 Natural Ways to Remove a Crick in Your Neck

A crick is a sudden, spasmodic pain and stiffness in the neck caused by tight muscles that can absolutely ruin your entire day. It can last for more than one day and can be triggered by the smallest movement of the neck, such as a simple pandiculation, aka a yawn-stretch. Alth ...more

How To : Perform a testicular self exam

Testicular cancer is a young man’s disease, and yet this is the age group that has the greatest sense of invincibility from the illness. Dr Harper demonstrates the technique you can use to self-examine your balls, and as it’s best carried out in the shower, it’s a great excuse ...more

How To : Insert a Foley catheter in a woman

This how to video demonstrates how to do a female Foley catheter insertion. Before beginning any catheterization procedure make sure to properly identify the patient, wash your hands, and that all the supplies are handy. Watch and learn how to properly insert a Foley catheter ...more

How To : Insert a Foley catheter in nursing

Going to be a nurse? Then one very common procedure done by a nurse involves inserting a Foley catheter into a patient. Follow along in this nursing how-to video to learn how to insert a Foley catheter. Before starting always make sure to double check the doctor's orders and h ...more

How To : Tape an ankle to prevent an injury in basketball

This video demonstrates how to tape an ankle in order to prevent an injury in basketball. To do this, first it is necessary to start off with some ace pads. The foot should be in a neutral position at a 90 degree angle. The ankle must be pre-wrapped with tape high toward the s ...more

How To : Perform a breast self examination to check for lumps

Performing a breast self-exam is important to every woman. Watch this video to learn the simple steps involved in checking for monthly changes in your breast. Perform a breast self examination to check for lumps. Click through to watch this video on intelihealth.com

How To : Do a urinary catheterization procedure on a male

One of the hardest things a man can go through in life is a trip to the hospital, especially when he knows he's going to need a catheter. It's every man's worst fear. But for a nurse, it's necessary knowledge. Learning the male urinary catheterization procedure hands-on is dif ...more

How To : Perform a rectovaginal examination

The rectovaginal examination allows testing of the cervix, and perhaps a little higher. It is one of the first way a doctor may detect abnormalities on the ovary. Watch this video medical health tutorial and learn how to conduct a rectovaginal gynecological exam.

How To : See the tar residue from one cigarette

See the difference between a tissue you've exhaled into first with a mouth full of smoke and then with the exhale after you've inhaled the smoke into your lungs. The difference will illustrate how much tar from one cigarette gets left behind in your lungs when you take a deep ...more

How To : Obtain a blood sample through venipuncture

This medical how-to video gives you tips on obtaining venous blood samples. Follow along and learn how to obtain blood samples with a venipuncture procedure. This procedure is very common in the medical field. To start venipuncture you need to have the needles, vacuum containe ...more

How To : Discontinue an IV line in nursing

Studying to be a nurse? Then a very common procedure in nursing involves removing a saline lock or an IV line. This procedure is also called DC IV, or discontinue an IV. Follow along in this nursing how-to video to learn the proper protocol for discontinuing an IV line. Before ...more

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