1 in 9 women will get breast cancer at some point in their lives, and at least a third of women will not self-check their breasts. Early diagnosis is essential in treating breast cancer, and that’s where monthly self-checks come in. If you’re not sure where to start – don’t worry! Dr Dawn Harper’s guide will give you advice on exactly how to self-check your boobs. Watch this video tutorial and learn how to self examine breasts for any lumps or possible cancer.
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An important part of surgery is knowing the various types of closures to perform. This medical how-to video is a demonstration of a staple insertion and removal technique. The use of staples is used for laceration repair or wound closure in the operating room. Follow along and learn how to insert and remove stables. This is a two person procedure.
Check out this video tutorial to see how to tansfer blood specimens with the BD Blood Transfer Device.
An important part of surgery is knowing the various types of closures to perform. This medical how-to video demonstrates how to do a deep dermal suturing technique. The deep dermal technique is especially good for laceration repair or wound closure in the operating room. Follow along with the medical video to learn the deep dermal closure technique.
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 an IV line. Before DCing the IV always double check the doctor's orders and have your materials handy.
M.R.Patel M.D. discusses how you can tell whether or not child has a fracture or just a soft tissue injury.
This medical how to video demonstrates how to take an arterial blood gas sample. The purpose or arterial gas sampling is to assess the patient's respiratory status as well as the acid/base balance in their blood. To perform this medical procedure you will need the following instruments: protective eye wear, gloves, alcohol, iodine, arterial blood gas sampling kit, gauze and a bag of ice. Please not that this video is intended for medical professionals only.
Check out this video tutorial to see how to use the BD Genie Safety Lancet blood sampler device. BD Genie Lancets are high quality, safety-engineered, single-use capillary blood sampling devices. They offer a permanently retractable blade or needle feature that minimizes the possibility of injury or reuse. BD offers a full range of blade depth and needle gauges for sufficient blood volume in multiple sample requirements. All Genie's can be used in conjunction with BD Microtainer Tubes.
This video will show doctors the process of examining the upper extremity of the body. When you exam the extremities or any joints, it's good to have a systematic approach to how you will examine each joint. Learn about the inspection of each joint, range of motion, palpation and strength testing from Eve Bargmann, M.D. When examining the upper extremity, you should start with the shoulder and work you way down to the elbow, then the wrist, and lastly, the hand.
One important part of nursing is knowing how to set up an IV infusion pump. Follow along with this PLUM 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 IV infusion pumps during nursing lab. Set up a PLUM IV infusion pump in nursing.
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.
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.
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.
Eve Bargmann, M.D., will teach doctors in this video how to perform an examination of the patient's heart and blood vessels. As with any examination, you should start out with inspection. Start off with the jugular venous pulse, then examine the heart by palpation and auscultation with bell and diaphragm of the stethoscope, and lastly examine the blood vessels.
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This video shows how to aseptically draw blood from a major vein in the arm with the help of a tourniquet.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In this medical video, learn the process of examining the lower extremity of the body. See demonstrations of how you inspect the lower extremity, how you palpate and then perform passive range of motion of the hip, knee and ankle. John D. Gazewood, MD, MSPH, will also teach doctors special maneuvers to help examine a knee injury. With any type of musculoskeletal exam, you're looking for things like deformity, swelling, and changes in coloration.
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.
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.
When you're examining a patient's chest, you start out by simply looking at them— by inspection. It will be hard to count the respirations visually on a healthy person's chest because it moves so little, but in a patient with respiratory distress, the chest might be overactive and strain may show in the neck muscles. Eve Bargmann, M.D., will also teach doctors about palpation, percussion, and auscultation of the chest and back.
IV's are used on patients to either administer fluids or medicines, and for a nurse, it's the number one task performed on the job in a hospital. Knowing the proper procedure for peripheral intravenous catheter insertion is a must. This interactive video module will help familiarize you with the medical procedure, but is not meant to be your sole method of instruction— always ask for supervision in performing a procedure if you've never done one before, or have little experience.
Studying to be a nurse? Then follow along with this nursing how-to video to learn how to convert a running IV into a saline line. This technique is very common in nursing. Watch and observe the proper method for change a running IV into a saline line. Doing so will help your patient walk around more easily. Before starting always make sure to check the doctor's orders.
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.
An important part of surgery is knowing the various types of closures to perform. This medical how-to video demonstrates how to do a simple interrupted suturing technique. The simple interrupted suturing technique is especially good for simple laceration repair. Follow along and learn how it is done.
Going to school to become a nurse? Then one of the many things you will do as a nurse is trying to keep your patients comfortable while they are in the hospital. Follow along in this nursing how-to video and watch as the nurse places an abductor pillow under a total hip replacement patient. Sue, a physical therapist, shows you the correct protocol for administering abductor pillows.
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.
This video gives a step-by-step instruction on how to measure the systolic and diastolic pressure using s sphygmomanometer and stethoscope.
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.
When a man is unable to control his urine for long periods of time he is said to be incontinent.
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.
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 is for medical students and surgical residents-in-training who want to learn about the basics of a total abdominal hysterectomy.
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.
ER showed the world what goes on inside the emergency room, and in every episode, we experienced a common but very important procedure— intubation. But ER never made it seems easy; it showed just how hard it is for medical students to successfully intubate a patient due to fear and naivety. And for real-life doctors and medical practitioners, learning the art of airway management is just as difficult.
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.