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How To: Perform a basic cardiovascular examination

Any medical student should be able to perform a basic cardiovascular exam. This medical how-to video tutorial outlines the guidelines to perform a basic cardiovascular exam. Always begin by by observing the patient from head to toe. Inspect the face for signs of cyanosis. Note visible scars or pulsations in the neck and edema in the feet. This video is intended for medical professionals only.

How To: Understand rheumatoid arthritis

In this tutorial, we learn how to understand rheumatoid arthritis. This concentrates by attacking the joint spaces and causing a reaction. This doesn't happen for an exact reason, but it usually occurs in older individuals between 40-60 years old. This also occurs in young children rarely. The symptoms are when the joints become inflamed and painful. This happens around the knees, ankles, neck, and more. This attacks both sides of the body and the same body parts at once. Fatigue, fevers, mor...

How To: Understand Sacroiliac joint pain

In this tutorial, we learn how to understand Sacroiliac joint pain. This pain occurs where the spine connects to the pelvic region. This can cause a lot of inflammation which can lead to arthritis or pain. This can also occur if you have an injury, which will cause an muscle group to become smaller. Other causes include where you have an inflammation caused by rheumatic diseases that cause inflammation. Symptoms include pain in the low part of your back around your pelvis. Treatments include ...

How To: Intubate a patient (endotracheal intubation procedure)

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.

How To: Conduct a closed suction procedure

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...

How To: Evaluate a women's body toxins

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...

How To: Treat a child's cut, scrape, or bruise

Kids will be kids, which means they'll always be getting into trouble and they'll always be getting hurt. But that's just a part of growing up. Don't worry about preventing these mishaps, just be prepared for when they happen. Children are so active that there’s always a chance they will get cuts, scrapes and bruises. Stay calm and follow these tips to get your child back on their feet.

How To: Know if your toe is broken or not

Stubbing a toe on your foot can be a moment of agonizing pain, but what if it hurts for more than a split second? What if you stubbed you toe so hard that it hurt for days? If you find it difficult to walk or run and have pain, swelling, and tenderness in your toe, the toe may be broken. Here are some symptoms to be on the lookout for.

How To: Prevent Staph Infections in Young Sports Athletes

More and more, young athletes are developing staph infections. It's a serious topic and every coach or parent should know the basics of staph infections and preventative methods to make sure young athletes stay safe and healthy. Staph infection is MRSA — Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. It's a staph bacteria that, overtime, has developed resistance to antibiotics like penicillins (methicillin, dicloxacillin, nafcillin, oxacillin) and cephalosporins. Learn more about staph infectio...

How To: Anatomize the human head, neck and skull

This is a special four-part series on the human head, neck and skull. Medical students can greatly benefit from watch this anatomy video series. Dr. Gita Sinha "dissects" all of the information pertaining to the head and neck. Dr. Sinha is Assistant Professor for the Department of Anatomy & Neurobiology at Dalhouse University. Each of these videos cover a different topic:

How To: Use proper draping techniques during a gynecology exam

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.

How To: Perform a general shoulder exam on a patient

In this video lesson for doctors, you will learn how to do a shoulder examination. First, you'll get a review of the procedures for evaluating any joint, and then jump into the basics of inspection of the shoulder, then learn palpation, and range of motion. This is a very general shoulder examination, meant to serve as a refresher course for those medical doctors or medical students who already know the exam procedure.

How To: Perform a brief neurological exam on a patient

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.

How To: Perform a full abdomen exam on a patient

This video will teach doctor and medical students how to perform a full abdomen examination. John D. Gazewood, MD, MSPH, will show you the whole process, from the first steps of inspecting the abdomen, looking for abdominal contour and symmetry, to auscultation, percussion, and palpation of the abdomen. Some common findings during the inspection phase of the exam could be scars, striae, colors, jaundice, and prominent veins.

How To: Perform a full cardiac exam on a patient (heart exam)

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.