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.
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.
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.
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.
Studying to be a nurse? Then here is a nursing how-to video that teaches you how to remove a femoral arterial/venous sheath. Every nurse should know the basics of this technique, follow along and see how easy it is to remove the arterial sheath from the femoral artery. These medical tips are sure to help you pass your nursing exam with flying colors.
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.
This video shows how to aseptically draw blood from a major vein in the arm with the help of a tourniquet.
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...
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.
Going to be a obstetrics nurse? Then here is one thing you should know how to do. Follow along with this nursing how-to video to learn how to do a fundus assessment. Watch, learn and practice changing doing the fundus assessment on a patient with a c-section. Remember to explain procedures to the patient before you begin.
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.
Trying to determine whether your toe is broken or just badly bruised can be difficult. Here are a few telltale signs that’ll help you differentiate between the two. Of course, when in doubt, see your doctor. Know if your toe is broken.
This medical how-to video details a laparoscopic extraperitoneal aortic lymph node dissection. Watch and learn how to perform this surgical procedure on a patient. This surgical video is intended for medical students.
Testicular cancer is a young man’s disease, and yet this is the age group that has the greatest sense of invincibility from the illness. Dr Harper demonstrates the technique you can use to self-examine your balls, and as it’s best carried out in the shower, it’s a great excuse for taking a bit longer in the morning. Watch this video tutorial and learn how to check testicles for any lumps or possible cancer.
Check out this video to see how to collect blood with the BD Vacutainer Eclipse Blood Collection Needle.
Any medical student could benefit from this video lesson, whether you're training to be a doctor or a nurse. The very first step to finding out what's wrong with your patient is examining him/her for their vital signs. You must check the patient's pulse, respirations, blood pressure, and know how to use every kind of sphygmomanometer. To see the entire examination procedure, perfect for nursing students, watch the video to see how to examine a patient for vital signs, and refer to the steps b...
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.
This medical how-to video demonstrates a improved technique for performing a vaginal hysterectomy. Watch and observe how this surgical technique is done on a patient. This surgical video is intended for medical students.
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.
This video tutorial shows how to set up an intravenous line, or intravenous drip. Most are familiar with IVs, as a way of providing people undergoing medical treatment that are otherwise unable to ingest food with vital nutrients. Watch this educational medical science video and learn how to set up and insert an intravenous line.
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.
Performing a breast self-exam is important to every woman. Watch this video to learn the simple steps involved in checking for monthly changes in your breast. Perform a breast self examination to check for lumps.
Studying to be a nurse? Then one thing you must know how to do is administer an intramuscular injection. Follow along in this nursing how-to video to learn the proper procedure for giving patients an IM injection in the deltoid muscle. Before starting always make sure you have all your materials handy and double check the doctor's order.
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...
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.
Considering whether gastric bypass surgery is right for you? This brief, medical-minded video tutorial from the folks at ICYou will help you to decide just that. For details, and to get started learning more about the pros and cons of gastric bypass surgery yourself, watch this video guide.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Check out this video tutorial to see how to tansfer blood specimens with the BD Blood Transfer Device.
Studying to be a nurse? Then here is a nursing how-to video that teaches you how to do a central venous access. Every nurse should know the basics of this technique, follow along and see how easy it is to draw blood from a central line. These medical tips are sure to help you pass your nursing exam with flying colors. Remember when performing a central venous access, all caps must be replaced each time blood is drawn. You must swab the port for 1 min prior to withdrawal. Follow your hospital'...
Going to be a nurse? Then one of the many things you'll learn to do is hemodynamic monitoring. Follow along with this nursing how-to video to learn the proper way to carry out hemodynamic monitoring on your patients. Watch and learn the basics of detailed wedge procedures with Swan-Ganz catheter monitoring.
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.
Learn how to give yourself a testicular self exam. Something every man should know. Follow along as our favorite British imports from videojug show a detailed tutorial for taking care of the goods. Do a testicular self exam.
A quadriceps muscle injury is an injury to the muscles on top of your thigh. Treat and strengthen a pulled quad muscle using a few simple steps. Learn how to treat sports injuries in this how-to video on health and rehab.
Going to be a nurse? Then one of the many things your will see through the hospital doors are diabetic patients. This nursing how-to video shows you how to assess a diabetic foot with ulcers. Diabetics suffer from poor circulation and as a result are vulnerable to foot wounds. Follow along as this therapist assess the condition of a foot ulcer on a live patient.