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...
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.
In Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB/GYN), doctors deal specifically with the female reproductive organs, which means a lot of visual inspection of the vaginal area. Whether you're a doctor, surgeon, nurse, or nursing assistant, knowing how to properly drape a patient is detrimental to the patient feeling protected and secure with the hospital staff, along with having some privacy. This video will cover different types of draping techniques.
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:
One of the main objectives in medical care involves patient pain management. The most effective way of managing a patients pain is for minor procedures is local anesthesia. This medical how-to video demonstrates how to infuse a local anesthetic into a wound. Follow along and learn how easy it is to inject local anesthetic into a wound.
This video offers a quick demonstration of a basic tracheal deviation examination. It is a useful thing to know if you are a medical student or if you are a patient who will be having a tracheal exam performed on you. Watch and learn how to examine someone's trachea.
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 shin. Anchors must be applied around the top up by the leg and then another anchor with tape around the foot. Then there must be stirrups applied from the medial to the lateral. 3 stirrups are applied. Then they are ancho...
Do you have what it takes to save your own life, or perhaps even your sanity? Maybe save a buck or two in the process? If you think you do, read on, but I warn you—if you're prone to vasovagal syncope, i.e. fainting at the sight of blood, maybe you better skip this one. But if you can stand a little pain and control your heart rate Hannibal Lector-style, then you might just be able to perform a few life-saving, cost-effective self-surgeries. It almost sounds like a Chuck Palahniuk novel, wher...
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.
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.
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:
There's no better way to learn then by visual media, and that's what makes this video lesson on performing a chest exam so great. It's perfect for any future doctor, and great for nursing students to understand the proper procedure for examining a patient's chest. Medical students can easily learn how to perform a general chest exam, because ever step and technique is outlined and shown. A chest examination is very important to determining what's wrong with your patient, and you will be able ...
Use tough skin spray adhesive, under wrap or pre-wrap, athletic tape to wrap an ankle. Position ankle in 90 degrees of dorsal flexion. Spray the adhesive to insure tight taping. Heel and lace pads are placed over tendons. Pre-wrap is applied, the goal here is to apply anchors so adhesive from tough skin will adhere to tape. Three layers are applied working towards the calf. Apply heel lock tape from the calf towards the heel, applying tension as you cross the bend in the ankle. The correct lo...
Watch this video to improve your clinical skills and learn how to do an abdominal examination. Note that this procedure should only be done by a medical professional.
HIV is a sad reality these days, so why live in fear that you could be infected? Follow along with this tutorial and learn exactly how to use a home HIV test. This test takes less than 10 minutes and is incredibly important. If you can not afford or can not see a doctor for whatever reason, this may be the option for you.
Your entire life has been a lie. Mario does not hit blocks with his head, footlong subs are never really 12 inches long, and those paper ketchup cups at fast food joints aren't just little cups. And that's not the worst of it. What I'm about to tell you next is the revelation of all revelations.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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 drag.
If you are having a difficult time drawing a patients blood, you might want to considering doing the butterfly procedure. Watch this instructional medical how-to video to learn the proper way of drawing in blood with this method. The butterfly procedure involves drawing blood from the back of the hand. Start by placing a band around the wrist, palpating the back of the hand and identifying the direction of the veins.
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.
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 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 a man. This medical how-to video is intended for medical students and professionals.
Before there was Gray's Anatomy, physicians and medical students used anatomical flap books to explore the inner workings of the human body—a scientific illustrated guide that takes its name from the moveable paper flaps that can be "dissected" to reveal hidden anatomy underneath. Similar to pop-up books, these instructional tools mimic the act of human dissection, allowing doctors and students to study the intricacies of the body normally concealed by flesh.
Urine does not normally contain glucose and protein. Testing urine for the presence of protein and glucose gives your doctor an insight to your kidney function and overall health.
This video shows how a Bartholin duct cyst is drained.
Any medical student could benefit from this video lesson, whether you're training to be a doctor or a nurse. The very first step to finding out what's wrong with your patient is examining him/her for their vital signs. You must check the patient's pulse, respirations, blood pressure, and know how to use every kind of sphygmomanometer. To see the entire examination procedure, perfect for nursing students, watch the video to see how to examine a patient for vital signs, and refer to the steps b...
This video tutorial shows how to set up an intravenous line, or intravenous drip. Most are familiar with IVs, as a way of providing people undergoing medical treatment that are otherwise unable to ingest food with vital nutrients. Watch this educational medical science video and learn how to set up and insert an intravenous line.
Learn how to do testicular cancer self exams with expert tips on the signs of testicular cancer in this free men's health video series. Perform a testicular cancer exam - Part 1 of 12.
Studying to be a nurse? Then here is a nursing how-to video that teaches you how to do a sputum specimen collection vie a mucus trap. Every nurse should know the basics of this technique, follow along and see how easy it is to collect a sputum specimen for a tracheal evaluation. These medical tips are sure to help you pass your nursing exam with flying colors. Our host describes sputum collection and lavage and the proper technique for obtaining sputum per trachea via an inline catheter.
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.
Are your sinus problems getting in the way of your life? Dr. Oz of Real Age Videos provides an informative, animated video that unravels the mysteries of infected sinuses. He explains the physiology of the sinuses, and details the possible causes of sinusitis and its common symptoms, including colds and allergies. This video offers a few suggestions about current methods of medical treatments to alleviate this troublesome malady. It explains how the Balloon Sinuplasty procedure can provide ef...
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...
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 a saline lock. Before DCing the IV always double check the doctor's orders.
This video shows how stool is tested for the presence of occult blood.
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.
Marijuana users may get CHS, which is unsupressable nausea and vomiting CAUSED by smoking weed. Although symptoms improve with hot baths or showers, CHS may cause dehydration or esophageal tearing. Treatment is stopping the marijuana.
This is for an ankle that has been rolled to the outside of the body. Start by cutting a piece of rock tape that is about the length of the distance from the mid arch to right below the kneecap. To tape the ankle sit on a table put your heel on the edge of the table with your toes pointed down. With an ankle sprain this will be very painful so go really slow. Pull an inch of backing off the tape and anchor it about mid arch and then pull the backing off of the rest of the tape. Then with your...