Drawing blood is only responsibility for hospital nurses, but a very important one, so knowing the proper procedure is up to you to master. You can only become efficient at taking blood samples by practicing, but you should also know all of the phlebotomy methods for extracting blood cultures. This interactive video module will help familiarize you with the phlebotomy medical procedures (three different versions), but is not meant to be your sole method of instruction— always ask for supervis...
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.
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. Although you can't always prevent them, there are many natural ways to lessen a painful stiff feeling in the neck.
How to Hold Forceps This video shows the basic skill of holding forceps or any scissor-like instrument. The most important things to notice here are:
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 have all your materials ready.
Studying to be a nurse? Then one important part of nursing involves making your patient comfortable. This nursing how-to video demonstrates how to attach Foley catheter tubing to the leg to avoid pulling. Our nurse uses a catheter securement device to secure the catheter in place. Follow along and learn how easy it is to use this device to secure the Foley catheter to avoid pulling.
This medical how-to video demonstrates a improved technique for performing a vaginal hysterectomy. Watch and observe how this surgical technique is done on a patient. This surgical video is intended for medical students.
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 in a woman. This medical how-to video is intended for medical students and professionals.
Your entire life has been a lie. I also bet you didn't know about this or this. Revelations can change your entire outlook on life and what I am about to tell you is one of them.
Most won't know what the acronym HEENT stand for, but if you're a medical student, doctor or nurse, you know that it stand for head, ears, eyes, nose and throat. To perform a HEENT examination properly, you must know all the steps and techniques to diagnose your patient. This video lesson will outline the examination procedure, from start to finish, and shows you general palpation techniques and examining the temporomandibular joint, superficial lymph nodes, thyroid gland, eyes, ears, nose, m...
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:
This step-by-step video will show the proper technique of phlebotomy, which means drawing a sample of venous blood. Everyday, nurses take blood cultures from hospitalized patients, so standard tests can be run for diagnosing conditions and diseases. Venipuncture is necessary for obtaining the blood sample.
I want to draw your blood! Well, if you want to draw someone's blood (also known as phlebotomy) this video will show you how to do it. This is a very common thing, especially if you're working as a nurse, nurse's aid, a doctor or even a vet. You'll want to do it right to ensure safety and comfort to your patient. Watch the video and see what it takes to find the vein, insert the needle and get that blood out and into your tube.
This video is for medical students and surgical residents-in-training who want to learn about the basics of a total abdominal hysterectomy.
Lung auscultation is an important part of diagnosing and treating lung conditions. This medical how-to video shows you how to perform a lung exam on a patient's chest. Use a stethoscope to listen for normal and irregular breath sounds that a patient might have.
Skin Cancer Expert Dr. Coyle Connolly, D.O., does a full body check up on patient to detect if there are any new or existing moles or suspicious lesions that could be precancerous or cancerous.
This medical how-to video illustrates how to properly apply an ulnar gutter cast to a patient. To carry out this procedure you will need web roll, three inch plaster slabs, rolled gauze and a bucket of warm water. Follow along with this video and learn the proper technique for applying an ulnar gutter cast.
In this how-to video, you will learn how to properly tape an ankle. This is important if you have trouble with your ankle turning. First, spray some pre-tape on the foot. Put on some Pro Wrap so that the tape does not tear the hair on your legs. Put some heel and lace pads on so that the friction of putting on a shoe does not cause blistering. Put in about two to three anchors. Do not use zinc oxide tape around the muscle, so place it under the muscle. Now, start the tape on the inside of the...
This how-to video goes over basic surgery techniques for third year medical students. The knot tying demonstrated in this video are vital to any surgical rotation. Follow along and learn how to tie square knots. This square knot presentation is demonstrated by the UMD School of Medicine.
An important part of surgery is knowing the various types of closures to perform. This medical how-to video demonstrates a horizontal suturing technique. The horizontal mattress suturing technique is especially good for laceration repair or wound closure in the operating room. Follow along and learn how it is done.
This video will help you learn the basics of safe and considerate wheelchair operation.
Getting your period is an exciting milestone, but it can also be kind of scary. Don’t freak out—here’s what you need to know. Learn how to deal with getting your period for the first time. You will need basic knowledge of the female body, some thin maxi pads, pantiliners, or tampons, and an extra pair of underwear.
One important part of nursing is knowing how to set up an IV infusion pump. Follow along with this Alaris setup demonstration to learn how to carry out this procedure with a real patient. Keep watching and learn how to do a piggyback IV set up also. Watch, learn and practice setting up Alaris IV infusion pumps during nursing lab.
This medical how-to video demonstrates how to perform two techniques for skin biopsies. Follow along and learn how to do both a punch biopsy and a shaving method to remove moles. This technique is used when a patient has an irregular shaped mole and has changed in appearance.
Studying to be a nurse? Then follow along with this nursing how-to video to learn how to administer hepranin to a patient. This technique is very common in nursing. Watch and observe the proper method identifying, measuring, and administering heparin dosages. Before starting always make sure to check the doctor's orders and have all your equipment ready.
Studying to be a nurse? Then follow along with this how-to video to learn how to start an IV on a live person. IVs are an important part of a nurse's everyday routine. When inserting an IV needle, be sure to enter at a 30 degree angle. The nursing students in this video, Moe and Drew, insert the needle at 10 to 20 degrees.
Sweating or leaving your feet damp after showers can lead to athlete's foot, a skin rash that targets damp, covered areas. Learn about treating athlete's foot from a doctor in this medical how-to video.
Shin splints are one of the most common, stubborn, and misunderstood injuries affecting athletes of every age, gender, and sport. This video features a doctor explaining what exactly a shin splint is as well as how to prevent, diagnose, and treat them properly. It turns out that shin splints are actually menial tibial stress syndrome, or MTSS. Try saying that five times fast.
Not intended for Halloween, but fitting for the upcoming holiday, and for a good cause! Located on Unirii Boulevard, in Bucharest, Romania, the fountains below were recently filled with "blood" to promote hemophilia awareness. More amazing images below the video.
Appendicitis is one of the most painful and potentially dangerous maladies that can afflict a modern Western person, and recognizing the symptoms early is key to treating the disease and ending the pain. Watch this video for signs to looks for to tell if you or someone else is suffering from appendicitis. If they are, get them to the hospital now.
In this clip, Dr. Savant gives you information and tips on how to prevent or recognize heart disease in females. It is important to remember that heart disease affects women, too, and should not be overlooked. Check out this clip and be prepared.
Sleep disorders affect people throughout the world. In some cases they can become hazardous or extremely harmful if not treated properly. Learn more about sleep disorders and how to treat them from our medical expert in this free video series.
Mononucleosis, an infection caused by the Epstein-Barr virus, can strike anyone, but those who experience the worst symptoms are teenagers. Follow these simple steps to avoid getting this virus.
Cancer doesn't discriminate, and anyone can get this disease. However, some factors can increase your likelihood of developing cancer.
The MCL or the medial collateral ligament is a thick fibrous tissue that spans the distance between the bottom of the thigh bone and the top of the tibia on the inside of the knee joint. A MCL injury is caused by stretching or tearing of the MCL ligament in the knee. Learn more about the causes, symptoms and treatments for a MCL injury in this medical how-to video.
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 it occurs in inappropriate ways, like acne.
This medical how-to video demonstrates how to catheterize males and females with a Foley catheter. Follow along and learn how insert the catheter into a bladder using mannequins. The first part of the video shows a female Foley catheterization and the second half shows the male version of this medical procedure.
Pinched nerves usually occur in the neck, but can lead to pain and muscle spasms throughout the upper back and arm. And despite all the rumors, neck nerves are not pinched by muscles, but rather by disks in your back. Learn how to treat a pinched nerve in the neck and stay fit in this sports medicine how-to video.
Once each day, or according to your doctor's instructions, you will need to clean the urethral meatus - the opening where the catheter enters the body. The procedure to do this is explained in this video.
Suspect someone you know may have Munchausen syndrome? Tread with caution. This brief health-minded video tutorial from Health Guru will help you recognize some of the most common signs of the disorder. For all of the details, and to learn how Munchausen diagnosis, watch this video guide.