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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 emergency tape. The Tape is intended to be a guide only in determining specific drug dosages. The clinical condition of the patient in combination with the providers clinical experience and training should always be used...

How To: Six Things You're Definitely Doing Wrong in the Restroom—As Proven by Science

Let's take a minute and talk about something you're doing wrong — using the restroom. Many view the subject as improper or even taboo, but why? Thanks to your upbringing, you've assumed you know the basics... But you don't. Avoiding discussion on the subject has led many of us to unwittingly interact incorrectly during our private time with our old friend, Jon.

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: Perform a Thoracoscopic Thymectomy (VATS) on Myasthenia Gravis Patients

A thymectomy is most commonly used to remove a thymus gland that has been infected by tumors, but it's also a widely used surgical procedure to help out patients suffering from the rare neurologic disease, myasthenia gravis. This surgery video will demonstrate and outline the steps needed in the surgery room to successfully remove the thymus glands using a VATS thymectomy. VATS stands for video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery, and is used here in this medical procedure to completely remove the...

How To: Tape an ankle to prevent an inversion ankle sprain

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...

How To: Tie a two handed surgical square knot

Are you in medical school an planning to be a surgeon? Then here is a how-to video with various different surgical knot tips. The UT Huston Student Surgical Association (SSA) has put together this surgical knot tying online tutorial. Watch as Dr. John R. Potts, MD. demonstrates the two handed square knot. Practice the two handed square knot surgical suture before going into your surgical rotation.

How To: Inspect the female breast for cancer

This medical how-to video from the Department of Health Services Cancer Detection Section will help become more confident in inspecting the female breasts. An regular breast check is vital for cancer detection. Help you patients stay healthy by learning the essential of a clinical breast examination. This entails a comprehensive review of a patients symptoms, history and risk factors. Follow along to learn the basics of inspecting the female breast for cancer.

How To: Use and Set Up a Baxter Infusion Pump in Nursing

One important part of nursing is knowing how to use and set up an IV infusion pump. Follow along with this Baxter 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 Baxter IV infusion pumps during nursing lab. Note that the Baxter infusion pump doesn't have a cassette to prime.

News: How to Overcome Knee & Hip Pain with DePuy (Sponsored)

The discomfort and inconvenience that comes from knee and hip pain can prevent you from enjoying the things you love. As part of the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies, DePuy is a global leader in finding solutions in orthopaedics, spinal care, sports medicine, and neurosciences. Check out this video from DePuy to learn how a real-life patient was able to enjoy one of DePuy's many movement solutions and return to living a normal life.

News: Don't Be Afraid of Colonoscopy for Colon Cancer Screening- Laugh Your Fears Away!

Time for your colonoscopy? Got a friend turning fifty? Take a "wild ride on a flying scope" with this digestive ditty sure to make your toes and bowels move! The divine Ms. Butt Meddler, known for her cheeky and probing insight, will bring you laughter and the intestinal fortitude you need for your own personal periscopic procedure with this charming bowel ballad.

News: Colon Cancer Screening Starts Early if You're African American

Did YOU know...that African Americans have the highest rate of colorectal cancer, and that it is more likely to be advanced at diagnosis? The age for colonoscopy in ACG guidelines dropped to 45 for African Americans in 2009. This digestive ditty about colon cancer screening in Black Americans pays homage to Beyonce's iconic Single Ladies video. Help us to get the word out--Email this link to your African American colleagues and friends and post it to your Facebook or Twitter pals! We can prev...

News: 1.3 Million Dollar Surgical Robot Folds Paper Airplanes, Gives Manicures

Here's a two-in-one "tutorial" for you today; how to fold a paper airplane, and how to execute a belated St. Patrick's Day manicure. Just follow along and do as the da Vinci does—our adroit instructor is a surgical robot, with a hefty price tag of approximately 1.3 million dollars, plus several hundred thousand dollars in annual maintenance fees. In truth, the da Vinci doesn't have the brain power to dictate the folding of a simple origami plane, nor does it know how to paint orange and green...

News: Sci-fi Spray-On Skin Has Arrived

In a fascinating preview for an upcoming episode of a National Geographic show, Dr. Jorg Gerlach demonstrates an instrument of innovation in the field of stem cell research. A prototype of a spray-on skin gun allows doctors to coat severe burns with the victim's own skin cells, resulting in nearly healed skin in just four days.

How To: Take a patient's sexual history as a doctor or nurse

Sexual activity is a health behaviour and therefore it is important that doctors are able to gather information about sex confidently and competently. In this consultation, the patient presents to his GP with a worry that he may have contracted a sexually transmitted disease. It is important for the GP to enquire about the patient's risk factors in a sensitive and non-judgmental way. The GP needs to gather information about the patient's sexual activity and work with the patient to negotiate ...

How To: Be prepared for the potential complications of heart surgery

If you or someone you love is undergoing heart surgery in the near future, it's important that you have a solid grasp of the potential complications such that you can do everything in your power to avoid them. In this brief medical-minded tutorial from ICYou, you'll learn about a few of the most common complications including bleeding, infection, damage to blood vessels, heart damage, heart attacks or strokes.