How To: Draw blood with three different phlebotomy techniques

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...

How To: Perform a HEENT exam (head, ears, eyes, nose & throat)

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...

How To: Perform a phlebotomy with a butterfly needle

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.

How To: Apply an ulnar gutter cast

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.

How To: Properly tape an ankle

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...

How To: Diagnose, Prevent, and Treat Shin Splints

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.

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