Jennifer Hopkins. She's a swimmer, a cycling master and a superstar runner— she's an Ironwoman. She's also a victim of multiple sclerosis, lupus and myasthenia gravis, three rare autoimmune diseases that would ruin the best of us.
An important part of surgery is knowing the various types of closures to perform. This medical how-to video demonstrates how to do a subcuticular suturing technique. The subcuticular suture technique is also known as intradermal suturing. Follow along and learn how it is done. Subcuticular or intradermal suturing technique is great for wound closure in the operating room.
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 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 is for medical students and surgical residents-in-training who want to learn about the basics of a total abdominal hysterectomy.
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...
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.
In this Diet & Health video tutorial you will learn how to easily tape an ankle to prevent an injury. Place the injured foot on a soft furniture with the ankle protruding out. Toes should be pointing upward. Place two pads one on top and the other below the ankle. Start wrapping the tape around the leg starting about 3 inches from above the ankle. Cover up to the ankle and then go below the foot and take three turns, then cover the heel and come over the ankle. Now put three anchors on the to...
Void into the hat. Measure the amount of urine and record it in the voided volume column on your record sheet.
Injecting intramuscularly is a difficult thing to learn and it takes a lot of practice. This instructional medical how to video guides your through the step by step process of giving an intramuscular injection. Watch and read along. It is important to wash your hands before handling any injection material.
When a man is unable to control his urine for long periods of time he is said to be incontinent.
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.
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.
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 medical instructional how-to video demonstrates the proper way to perform a standard venepucture procedure on a patient. Before drawing blood from any patient it is always good to identify your patient. Wrap the band at the top of the arm and use alcohol to clean the area. Watch to learn how to perform a standard venepuncture procedure.
This video shows how to aseptically draw blood from a major vein in the arm with the help of a tourniquet.
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 physical examination, it begins with inspection, then proceeds to palpation. Andrew Lockman, from the Department of Family Medicine, also teaches doctors in this video about the required use of several special instruments in o...
Studying to be a nurse? Then follow along in this nursing how to video to learn how to administer an intramuscular injection in the ventrogluteal region. The ventrogluteal region simply means near or on the hip. Watch this IM ventrogluteal injection demonstration by a second year nursing student.
This nursing how-to video demonstrates a Med-Advantage anitbiotic setup. This is a setup of a packaged IV with antibiotics. Follow along as Maria Cataldo, RN, shows you the proper technique for mixing the antibiotics for an IV. Practice this nursing technique in your labs.
Whether your training to be a doctor or a nurse, there is no doubt that this video lesson will help you better understand the procedure for musculoskeletal examinations. Musculoskeletal exams rely exclusively on inspection and palpation and tests using a combination of those techniques. The main purpose of this exam is to identify in your patient any signs of musculoskeletal disease, by way of pain, redness, swelling, warmth, deformity, and loss of function. Watch this video to see the entire...
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 container, and blood tubes ready. Watch to learn the step by step process.
A brief neurologic examination includes six sections: 1) mental status exam, 2) testing cranial nerves, 3) sensation exam, 4) testing strength, 5) deep tendon reflexes exam, and 6) coordination exam. Eve Bargmann, M.D., shows doctors how to perform this neurological examination on a patient. You will need to do a full neuralgic exam (not in video) if any abnormalities are found. But this is just a brief screening exam during a general physical exam.
Not every nurse can get an IV every time, that's why it's important to stay in practice for the proper technique used for inserting a peripheral IV. This is a common medical procedure that all fields related to medicine should know. Even the soldiers in the military are taught how to insert an IV — every soldiers, not just the medics.
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.
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.
This video offers a quick demonstration of a basic clinical chest 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 chest exam performed on you. Watch and learn how to use the percussion technique.
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.
Pink eye, or conjunctivitis as your doctor may call it, is a contagious disease that affects many college students. Blame close quarters and bad hygiene for this itchy ailment that affects the eyes. Here's how to treat and even avoid this condition.
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 difficult due to the urgency involved in patient care, so this video aims to prepare nurses so they can learn and stay fluent with the proper urinary catheterization technique of a male patient.
In many situations, learning proper medical procedures is difficult due to the urgency involved in patient care, so this video aims to prepare nurses so they can learn and stay fluent with the proper urinary catheterization of a female patient.
In this video series, watch as health specialist Carolyn Waygood teaches how to give a partner self breast exam. Learn the different techniques for self checking your breast for tumors, how to give a male on female breast exam, a female on female breast exam, breast physiology, tools used to give breast exams, and ways to make breast exams fun for couples.
In this video, doctors can learn how to perform a full cardiac examination on a patient. The very first thing a doctor should do is visually inspect the patient, because there's a lot that can be gained by simply examining by eye. You'll want to carefully examine the respiratory pattern of the patient, the nature of their precordium, the anterior part of their chest over the heart. Feeling the pulse is also necessary when starting out this heart exam. To learn more, watch the full video.
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.
This instructional how-to video demonstrates how to apply a volar slab cast to a patients forearm. Volar slab casts are used for forearm and wrist injuries. Follow along and learn how it's done. All you need to apply a volar slab cast is: web roll, rolled gauze, a bucket of warm water, and plaster slabs.
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 nasogastric tubing, water soluble lubricating jelly, catheter tip syringe, suction drainage system, and hypoalergenic tape. For your patient, you should have ready a cup of water with a straw, emesis basin, and a towel.
In this tutorial, Sarah Sheppard teaches us how to conduct a closed suction procedure. First, wash your hands, apply gloves, and identify yourself to the patient. Now, you will do vital signs such as, heart rate, respiratory rate, and lung sounds. After this, check the suction pressure and it should be around 80 to 120. Now, perform the rest of the closed suction procedure by inserting your standing needle and turning it off, then turning on the 02 sensor. This will give your patient two minu...
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.
M.R.Patel M.D. discusses how you can tell whether or not child has a fracture or just a soft tissue injury.
An important part of being a surgeon involves knowing how to do various types of sutures. This medical how-to video demonstrates how to do a simple interrupted suturing technique. Simple interrupted sutures are great for closing skin wounds. Follow along and learn the proper method for using this type of suture on your patient.
A closed urinary drainage system consists of a catheter inserted into the urinary bladder and connected via tubing to a drainage bag. The catheter is retained in the bladder by an inflated balloon. The drainage of urine is totally dependent on gravity. Therefore, tubing and the drainage bag, to collect urine, must always be below the level of the bladde.