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.
Once each day, or according to your doctor's instructions, you will need to clean the urethral meatus - the opening where the catheter enters the body. This video shows you how to give a proper male perineal wash.
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.
A below elbow arm amputee demonstrates how to don and operate his body powered prosthetic hook. This video is made to help individuals use adaptive equipment and prosthetics for getting around with one arm. This is an equipment overview for amputees or individuals that have single limbs and need a hook prosthesis to enable them. It's equipment for handicapped or disabled individuals as taught by a man with a below elbow amputation.
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.
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...
Going to be a nurse? Then one of the procedures you are sure to encounter in the hospital is the removal of an arterial line. Follow along in this nursing how-to video to learn how to remove the arterial line from a patient. Remove of you a line is also known as discontinuing the line. In shorter terms many nurses also say DC the line. Follow along and learn standard protocol for removing arterial lines.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
Going to be a nurse? Then one important part of your nursing responsibilities involves doing a daily check of the code blue cart or crash cart. The crash cart is checked every shift for emergency items and function. In this how-to video we review the nurse’s responsibility to test the defibrillator oxygen tank, most hospitals change tanks at 500 or 1000 psi. Follow along an see how simple it is to do a daily check of the code blue cart.
BD Quikheel Safety Lancet The BD Quikheel Lancet is a safety-engineered product designed for heel sticks on infants and premature babies. It features a sweeping surgical blade that permanently retracts after creating an incision. Additionally, it offers a tapered window providing the healthcare worker with the ability to accurately position the lancet.
Your gynecologist has recommended that you undergo surgery to remove vaginal fibroids. But what does that actually mean?
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.
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.
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.
First locate the distal fibula and stabilize the distal leg with your non mobilizing hand. If the position of the fibula with anterior and posterior glide provides no pain then you will need to apply a five centimeter piece of tape 2. 5 centimeters anterior to the distal fibula with the distal fibula exposed under the tape's edge. Relocate the distal fibula and hold another piece of tape near the distal fibula, then you will need to wrap the tape circularly around the leg. You will also need ...
M.R.Patel M.D. discusses how you can tell whether or not child has a fracture or just a soft tissue injury.
In this video, we learn how to evaluate a woman's body toxins. The best way to do this is to evaluate your life and your career. Different careers can expose you to toxicity. Another thing is test that your doctors can give you, that look at urine, blood, and saliva for toxic substances. These are not for everybody, just a certain population. But, the accuracy of these tests have not yet been proven scientifically. Not everyone needs to go on a detoxification diet, but it certainly can help y...
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, otherwise known as MRSA, is a bacterial staph
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.
Studying to be a nurse? Then here is a nursing how-to video that teaches you how to transfer patient with a total hip replacement out of a chair and into a walker. Every nurse should know the basics of this technique, follow along and see how easy it is to help a patient progress from sitting into a walker. These medical tips are sure to help you pass your nursing exam with flying colors. Hear them discusses three major hip precautions, correct walker position, use of safety belts and discuss...
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.
Need some help figuring out whether your newborn has a urinary tract or bladder infection? This video guide from Health Guru will teach you everything you'll need to know. For all of the details, watch this video guide for new parents.
This is a Diet and Health video tutorial where you will learn how to tape an ankle using a heel lock. Start off on the outer side of the ankle, come over the front of the foot, down the foot along the inside part of the arch, then around the outer side of the foot going over the ankle. Then you bring the tape from the inside of the foot around the heel, crossing the bottom part of the heel. Now bring the tape up from the outer side of the foot going over the ankle from the front side of the l...
This is a great technique that ought to be mastered by all in the medical profession. It's also useful around the house when your hands are tied!
This medical how-to video demonstrates how to do an equipment setup for hemodynamic monitoring. Follow the instructions and protocol for the equipment needed to setup hemodynamic monitoring before the physician arrives. This procedure is typically used for pulmonary artery catheter insertion.
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.
An important part of surgery is knowing the various types of closures to perform. This medical how-to video demonstrates a horizontal suturing technique. The horizontal mattress suturing technique is especially good for laceration repair or wound closure in the operating room. Follow along and learn how it is done.
An important part of surgery is knowing the various types of closures to perform. This medical how-to video demonstrates how to do a one-hand tie for suturing. Follow along and learn the special technique for doing the one-handed tie for suturing in the operating room.
Studying to be a nurse? Then here is a nursing how-to video that teaches you how to collect and label a urine specimen. Every nurse should know the basics of this technique, follow along and see how easy it is to do a urine collection and label it properly. These medical tips are sure to help you pass your nursing exam with flying colors.
If you spend a lot of time with your feet crammed into sweaty trainers, then you might be familiar with Athlete’s Foot. In this exclusive guide, Dr Harper discusses the symptoms of this common fungal infection of the skin on the feet, and how it is spread. She also advises on the quick and effective over-the-counter treatments available, and offers practical tips to ensure that your feet don’t mature into something that would feel more at home on a cheese board! Watch this video tutorial and ...
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 medical how-to video demonstrates an open emergency cricothyrotomy. A cricothyrotomy is an emergency incision made through the skin and the cricothyroid membrane. This emergency procedure is performed to ensure that a patient is receiving air. Watch and learn how this procedure is performed in an emergency room. This video is intended for medical students only.
This video gives a step-by-step instruction on how to measure the systolic and diastolic pressure using s sphygmomanometer and stethoscope.
Do you think you might have a Thyroid Problem? Dr. Stephen Langer shares how you can tell if you have thyroid problems through a home test.
The rectovaginal examination allows testing of the cervix, and perhaps a little higher. It is one of the first way a doctor may detect abnormalities on the ovary. Watch this video medical health tutorial and learn how to conduct a rectovaginal gynecological exam.
Dr Chris Steele of The Family GP demonstrates how to properly examine your testicles for cancer. This shows how to carry out a testicular examination. Testicular cancer is a young man's disease, occurring frequently in men aged 19-35.