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The BASIC ATTENDING SKILLS, 5th edition video teaches students how to learn and master the fundamental skills of listening. This video is designed for all courses focusing on listening skills, and applicable to many academic areas including counseling, social work, behavioral health, nursing, pastoral care, and para professional work such as crisis counseling and peer support groups.

Demonstrations of skills with many subtitles identify and enable students to recognize interview behavior, practice skills in small groups, and then generalize skills to the actual interview. Multicultural issues are infused throughout.

The 5th edition includes:
* All new vignettes with real clients
* A deeper focus on resiliency and the positive asset search
* The Community Genogram - what it is, why it’s important, and how to incorporate it into the interview.
* Neuroscience and its relationship to counseling: What you need to know about the brain to work more effectively with your client.
#16211/1410   150 minutes 2017  $379.95 *Streaming available 

KEEPING YOUR COOL: Stress Management for Nurses
This two-part series discusses a key element in the daily life of nurses: stress and how to manage it. Nurses, health care counselors, stress management experts, and nutritionists provide insights and advice.

Three out of four nurses cite stress as an adverse side effect to the profession. Learn what causes stress, its symptoms, and how to reduce it. 36 minutes

This video explores common stressors within the nursing profession. Learn the symptoms of stress in patients, conflict resolution strategies, and coping with your own anxiety or grief. 39 minutes

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#16195/0635  2017  $669.95 *CC 

When staff members look in on a resident, how do they determine whether the resident is truly okay? This ‘back-to-basics’ video identifies what to do and look for when performing routine resident checks. It encourages taking time to look, listen, ask questions, take vital signs, and document any mental or physical changes that may signal a change in health status. The ‘checklist’ of areas to consider include: skin color, facial expressions, body positioning, body temperature, respiratory rate, and blood pressure. The video also discusses the importance of knowing each resident and looking for communication cues from residents who are non-verbal or have dementia, so the caregiver is equipped to recognize the onset of any potential health problems. 
#16194/2010   19 minutes 2001  $189.95 

How do you provide effective care for persons living with late-stage dementia?

In just 12 minutes, this visual guide demonstrates how to provide compassionate care to persons in the late stages of dementia. In a simple and straightforward manner, this program will equip caregivers with the hands-on skills to address basic care and grooming needs.

Part 1. Changing Adult Briefs (includes repositioning, removing the soiled pad, cleaning and moisturizing the skin)

Part 2. Grooming and Cleaning (includes bed bath and oral care)

Part 3. Dealing with Mildly Combative Behavior

Part 4. Cleaning A Bed Sore (includes disinfecting and redressing the wound)

Reinforced with written directives and ideal for training both professional and home caregivers. 
#16186/2010   27 minutes 2016  $119.95 

This video uses interviews with nurses in recovery to provide a compelling look at the internal struggle of addiction and the challenging road to recovery. Nurses and nursing students will be able to take an insightful compassionate look at this problem.

Viewers will be able to:
*Identify reasons nurses become involved with drugs and alcohol
*Discuss the life changes that are necessary in the process of recovery
*Describe how the stigma and denial surrounding chemical dependence can *perpetuate the problem 
#16164/1348   20 minutes 1995  $229.95 

Good communication is important in any occupation, but in health care where miscommunication can lead to dire or deadly results, good communication is absolutely crucial. This video will cover the fundamentals of good communication as applied to the nursing profession, and how to ensure that information is uniformly shared across all members of the staff and the patient. Dedicated segments focus on common barriers to communication, nonverbal communication, electronic communication, as well as special attention to both nurse-physician interactions and nurse-patient interactions. The importance of HIPAA confidentiality rules are reinforced throughout. 
#16153/0635   42 minutes 2016  $349.95 *CC 

The nursing profession is unique for the types of people it attracts - —caring, nurturing and compassionate in the face of illness and suffering. But to succeed in today’s complex health care landscape, it’s important for nurses to be more than that. This video covers the concept of professionalism as it pertains to nursing, and how following the tenets of professionalism can help ensure a long and satisfying career. Viewers will learn about core values of nursing, the importance of providing non-biased care, how to go about the job with integrity and honesty, the proper guidelines for attitude and appearance, and best practices for communication and teamwork in a multidisciplinary team setting. 
#16151/0635   38 minutes 2016  $349.95 *CC 

Blood is the elixir of life. With every beat of the heart, blood circulates through the vessels of the body bringing the cells life-sustaining oxygen, nutrients, and hormones while removing waste products that can be toxic. This process continues second after second, minute after minute, day after day throughout life.

BLOOD COLLECTION: Anatomy and Physiology
This first program in the three-part Blood Collection series reviews the anatomic and physiologic considerations related to phlebotomy - the collection of blood - as well as describe the most common blood tests. 21 minutes

After completing this course, the learner should be able to:
Differentiate between the five types of blood vessels
Identify the locations of three preferred sites for venipuncture
Name the three formed elements found in blood
Name the four blood types
List seven common blood tests

BLOOD COLLECTION: Performing Phlebotomy
This second program in the three-part Blood Collection series will focus on performing venipuncture, troubleshooting problems with gaining venous access, and common complications. In addition, guidelines for documentation of the procedure will be presented. 30 minutes

After completing this course, the learner should be able to:
Identify the proper labeling used for various blood tests
Describe the preparation procedure before drawing blood
Explain the advantages and disadvantages of several equipment options for phlebotomy
Describe the venipuncture procedure
Explain the Emergency Nurses Association’s Clinical Practice Guidelines for taking a blood culture
Describe the solutions to three common problems when performing phlebotomy
List the proper information to include when documenting a blood draw

BLOOD COLLECTION: Special Considerations
This final program in the three-part Blood Collection series will focus on special considerations when performing phlebotomy on specific populations, including pediatric patients, the elderly, women who have had mastectomies, patients who are obese, and those who have needle phobia. 22 minutes

After completing this course, the learner should be able to:
Estimate the blood volume of patients in different developmental stages
Describe techniques used to alleviate the stress of venipuncture
Describe common behavioral reactions to venipuncture for children of different ages
Explain the blood collection procedure for newborns, children, and elderly patients
Identify precautions to be taken when drawing blood from women who have had mastectomies and patients who are obese
Describe the proper approach to phlebotomy for patients with belonephobia

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#16090/1348  2015  $1,039.95 *CC 

In these dynamic videos from the Virginia Satir Series, watch renowned psychotherapist Virginia Satir present her pioneering views on the essential ingredients of successful therapy to a group of students, then conduct therapy with families struggling with abuse, substance use, and parenting conflicts. Each program is approxomately one hour in length.

In THE ESSENCE OF CHANGE, Satir presents the four stages of therapy to an intimate audience of psychotherapy students, and powerfully demonstrates the principles via numerous role-plays, where you'll get a sense of her disarming warmth, facility in making perceptive statements that resonate with clients, and ability to use touch to deepen a client's sense of safety.

In OF ROCKS AND FLOWERS: Dealing with the Abuse of Children, watch Satir conduct an innovative, forward-moving session with a distraught family of four who are struggling with a legacy of abuse.

In A STEP ALONG THE WAY: Family with a Drug Problem, Satir facilitates a moving and, at times, confrontational session with a family struggling with one member’s longstanding drug addiction.

In A FAMILY AT THE POINT OF GROWTH, learn how Satir makes a family assessment as she leads a tender yet ultimately hopeful session with a family in the aftermath of a brother’s assault of his sister.

In BLENDED FAMILY WITH A TROUBLED BOY, Satir helps a blended family of four untangle longstanding parenting and communication issues, demonstrating how family engagement can be shifted through therapeutic warmth and innovative interventions.

*Includes Instructor's Manuals 
#16080/1745  2015  $739.95 *CC 

Impersonal care can be subtle and unintentional.

Through five short trigger scenarios involving assistance for a person living with dementia, this DVD presents care situations that will open up discussion on how best to provide resident-specific support and assistance. Each brief scenario is designed to demonstrate the impact of a caregiver’s tone, actions, and level of sensitivity to the resident’s needs. This up-close-and-personal look at caregiving will give caregivers a chance to dissect and analyze how they provide care, and foster a deeper understanding of how to interact positively with persons living with dementia.

*Includes a Viewer’s Guide that outlines each scenario, and provides through-provoking suggestions on how to improve the outcomes for each situation.
#16077/2010   12 minutes 2015  $159.95 

This interactive series on CD consists of three programs:

Demonstrates immediate assessment with emphasis on criteria that confirm the neonate is in stable condition. Illustrates how to perform a systematic detailed examination that includes vital signs, the head and neck, abdomen, extremities, and genitals. Focuses on how to prevent dangerous heat loss and how to recognize normal variations among newborns.

Demonstrates how to determine the gestational age of a newborn based on physical and neuromuscular findings. Illustrates how to compute the findings to distinguish those infants who are born at term from those who are preterm or postterm. Demonstrates how to correlate gestational age with the size of the infant and to identify those infants who are small, large, or appropriate in size for their gestational age.

Shows in step-by-step detail how to perform physical assessments of the new mother that include the fundus, bladder, lochia, and perineum. Emphasizes also how to evaluate the woman who gave birth by cesarean. Illustrates as well the expected behaviors of new parents and infants, and suggests appropriate nursing interventions.
#16045/0430  2003  $879.95 *Streaming available 

Through the comments of a professional who works with people afflicted with HIV/AIDS, as well as a woman who is HIV-positive, this video focuses on the place of spirituality in HIV/AIDS. How a diagnosis impacts the whole person is described, including the spiritual dimension of the person. Explores how HIV/AIDS impacts the spiritual need for meaning and purpose, for forgiveness, and for love and relatedness. The impact of spiritual beliefs and practices in the management of HIV/AIDS is discussed, as well as how spirituality and religion are resources for those dealing with HIV/AIDS. Implications for clinicians are described. 
#16044/1374   26 minutes 2013  $199.95 *Streaming available 

This series deals with adverse drug reactions or events - the side effects that sometimes arise with the various medications used to treat psychiatric illnesses. The series is divided into three programs.

The first program looks at generalized side effects, or side effects that occur across multiple classes of psychotropic medications. The second program explores side effects specific to one medication or to one particular class of medication. And the third program deals with extrapyramidal side effects, also known as movement disorders.

Collectively, these programs cover side effects across a wide range of severity, from simply uncomfortable to life-threatening. Each program describes the symptoms of these side effects and equips the healthcare provider with strategies to help them identify and treat these disorders. Throughout the programs, art, animation, and dramatic situations are utilized to enhance the material presented.

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137.3 MOVEMENT DISORDERS, 16 minutes
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*All programs are Closed Captioned
*Streaming rights are available for all titles
*Scripts, study guides and CEU packets for each program are provided on a CD-ROM in PDF format. The study guides and CEU packets include program descriptions and objectives, pre-viewing and post-viewing tests with answer keys, discussion topics and glossary
#16007/0430  2015  $949.95 *CC *Streaming available 

This comprehensive four-part series includes current understanding about the causes of pain, and both pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic methods of pain management. Specific topics include the differences between nociceptive and neuropathic pain; the role of neurotransmitters; assessment techniques including numeric and visual pain rating scales; affects and side effects of analgesic medicines; adjuvant medications; the differences between acute and chronic pain; non-pharmacologic pain treatment, including cognitive-behavioral therapies; and pain assessment and control strategies for special patient populations including children, the elderly, and the cognitively impaired. Animated graphics and realistic patient care scenarios support and enhance the information provided in the programs.

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*Streaming rights are available for all titles
*Scripts, study guides and CEU packets for each program are provided on a CD-ROM in PDF format. The study guides and CEU packets include program descriptions and objectives, pre-viewing and post-viewing tests with answer keys, discussion topics and glossary
#16006/0430  2015  $1,179.95 *CC *Streaming available 

Procedural sedation is the condition produced by the administration of a drug or combination of drugs with the intent to sedate during diagnostic and therapeutic procedures in a way that allows the patient to maintain protective reflexes such as the ability to swallow, gag, and cough, and remain responsive to verbal stimuli. The goal is to decrease anxiety and fear associated with a procedure, increase the pain threshold, and provide perioperative amnesia. Drugs used for conscious sedation can be administered orally, rectally, intramuscularly, and intravenously. Intravenous administration produces the quickest results and will be the focus of these programs. Effective and quickly reversed, IV conscious sedation shortens recovery times and reduces risk for patients having minor surgery and endoscopic procedures.

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135.2 PREVENTING AND MANAGING COMPLICATIONS: Sedation in Children, 24 minutes
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*All programs are Closed Captioned
*Streaming rights are available for all titles
*Scripts, study guides and CEU packets for each program are provided on a CD-ROM in PDF format. The study guides and CEU packets include program descriptions and objectives, pre-viewing and post-viewing tests with answer keys, discussion topics and glossary
#16005/0552  2015  $649.95 *CC 

This four-part series provides healthcare professionals with the knowledge and skills needed to interpret heart rate and rhythm waveforms obtained via Lead II of a 3-Lead, 5-Lead, or 12-Lead EKG.

Program one begins with a description of the heart’s anatomy and physiology with emphasis on its electrical conduction system. A detailed description of the various EKG systems - 3-Lead, 5-Lead, and 12-Lead - is presented along with the 7-step method for Lead II interpretation.

The other three programs focus on cardiac dysrhythmias and their associated Lead II EKG interpretations, including sinus arrhythmia, sinus bradycardia, sinus tachycardia, atrial fibrillation, atrial flutter, junctional dysrhythmias, First degree heart block, Second degree heart block Mobitz type I, Second degree heart block Mobitz type II, Third degree heart block, ventricular tachycardia, ventricular defibrillation, asystole, and pulseless electrical activity. The pathophysiology of each dysrhythmia and its interventions are also explored.

Still art and animation are used to enhance the material and rhythm strips are utilized throughout to illustrate the variances in the waveform for each pathology as well as demonstrate the 7-Step Method of rhythm interpretation. Wide-screen.

134.1 READING AN EKG, 23 minutes
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134.2 SINUS DYSRHYTHMIAS, 14 minutes
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*All programs are Closed Captioned
*Streaming rights are available for all titles
*Scripts, study guides and CEU packets for each program are provided on a CD-ROM in PDF format. The study guides and CEU packets include program descriptions and objectives, pre-viewing and post-viewing tests with answer keys, discussion topics and glossary
#16004/0552  2015  $1,179.95 *CC 

This program discusses and demonstrates the selection and use of gloves and sterile technique, including creating a sterile field and performing a sterile procedure.

After completing this course, the learner should be able to:
* Identify the various situations and procedures where a sterile field is necessary.
*Take proper precautions when preparing a sterile field.
*Perform all of the appropriate steps needed to successfully create a sterile field.
*Demonstrate the correct method for applying sterile gloves.
*Explain the proper precautions and techniques to prepare the skin around a procedure site.
*Describe use and dispose of needles or other sharps.

Closed Captioned available upon request

This program is part of the ASEPTIC NURSING TECHNIQUES AT THE BEDSIDE SERIES. The programs in this series are:
Aseptic Nursing Technique at the Bedside: Transmission of Infection
Aseptic Nursing Technique at the Bedside: Standard Precautions
Aseptic Nursing Technique at the Bedside: Transmission-Based Precautions
Aseptic Nursing Technique at the Bedside: The Sterile Field 
#15975/1348   18 minutes 2010  $299.95 *CC 

This program introduces and explains the background, philosophy and workings of Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) and relates it to specific applications in the long term care setting. The differences between CQI and Quality Assurance are discussed, along with the importance of leadership, training, empowerment and removing barriers. Means of data collection and tools for interpreting data are presented. Vignettes show how an interdisciplinary team uses the CQI process to improve skin care management in a long term care facility.

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*Closed Captioned available upon request
#15974/1348   30 minutes 1993/2011  $129.95 *CC 

Faced with dangerous bloodborne pathogens like HIV and hepatitis B and C, and a rise in the number of multidrug - resistant organisms, preventing the spread of infections has never been more important for healthcare professionals working in all healthcare settings.

This program provides healthcare professionals with background information on the development of infection control techniques and reviews the fundamentals of pathogen transmission, which serves as the basis for strategies to interrupt that transmission. 15 minutes

After completing this course, the learner should be able to:
*Describe events the led to the development of improved infection control practices
*Name two measures developed by OSHA and the Joint Commission to improve *nfection control practices
*Identify the CDC network used for reporting hospital - acquired infections
*Identify and describe each link in the Chain of Infection

Multidrug-resistant organisms (MDROs) are primarily the result of unnecessary and excessive antibiotic use and are associated with increased patient morbidity and mortality, increased length of hospital stays and rising costs of care. Therefore, it is prudent that the spread of these microorganisms be prevented. This program is designed to provide healthcare professionals with essential information about the causes of MDROs, the main types of MDROs and their characteristics. 17 minutes

After completing this course, the learner should be able to:
*Describe the main reasons for the upsurge in multidrug-resistant organisms
*Identify and understand the key characteristics of different MDROs
*Implement strategies to prevent the spread of MDROs

Precautions have been developed by OSHA and the CDC to help prevent and control the spread of infectious diseases. It is essential that all healthcare professionals be aware of and abide by these precautions. This program is designed to introduce and discuss these infection control policies. 16 minutes

After completing this course, the learner should be able to:
*Describe OSHA's Bloodborne Pathogens Standard.
*Describe the CDC's Standard Precautions.
*Explain the elements of the CDC's Transmission-based Precautions.
*Describe the Needlestick Safety and Prevention Act.
*Implement infection prevention practice strategies, including handling sharps, linen and trash, contaminated spills and addressing lab issues.

Reducing the number of healthcare - associated infections (HAIs) is a complex issue and a number of government agencies and healthcare organizations have developed guidelines and standards to prevent the transmission of dangerous pathogens. This program provides healthcare professionals with an understanding of administrative and regulatory measures from the CDC, OSHA and the Joint Commission that are designed to protect healthcare workers - and the patients they care for - from dangerous pathogens in the healthcare environment. 16 minutes

After completing this course, the learner should be able to:
*Identify four federal agencies that work to prevent transmission of HAI
*Describe three approaches the Joint Commission uses to promote infection control in healthcare facilities
*Define a "sentinel event"
*Explain the benefit of reporting infection transmission data to the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN)

Safe practices have been developed by OSHA, the CDC and NIOSH to help prevent and control the spread of infectious diseases. It is essential that all healthcare professionals be aware of and abide by these preventive practices. This program is designed to introduce and discuss these infection control policies. 14 minutes

After completing this course, the learner should be able to:
*Explain the importance of performing proper hand hygiene
*Describe and properly perform the different hand hygiene methods
*Perform appropriate fingernail care
*Describe the appropriate use of personal protective equipment
*Demonstrate how to remove personal protective equipment properly
*Describe considerations related to infection control safe practices

Closed Captioned. Available for Streaming
#15960/1348  2014  $1,489.95 *CC 

This series consists of two titles...

Performing a health assessment is a key skill in any medical profession. The assessment and physical examination provides data required to initiate planning, care, and treatment of the patient. This entertaining program produced in a style similar to the sitcom 'Scrubs' is designed to provide the viewer with the foundation knowledge required to conduct a thorough health assessment. Investigating the roles of nurses, types of assessments, sources of data, effective communication and much more, this program will equip the viewer with key skills and knowledge required when performing medical evaluations.

Collecting subjective data is crucial to the successful treatment of any medical condition. This entertaining program produced in a style similar to the sitcom 'Scrubs' is designed to provide the viewer with the foundation knowledge required to effectively obtain crucial patient data. The importance of setting the scene and explaining the purpose of the interview is emphasized, while explaining the three interview phases: the introduction, the body of the interview and the summary. An explanation of appropriate questioning techniques is provided, while pointing out techniques to avoid.

*Both programs are Closed Captioned and available for streaming

#15959/0545  2009  $479.95 *CC 

Looks at research methods used to study diseases in society. The first short program interviews Dr. Robert MacInnis, Epidemiologist and uses lung cancer as an example, to explore the critical role epidemiology plays in establishing the cause of a disease. Two bonus short programs are included which look at the difference between correlation and causation, reliability and validity. These activity-based programs show teacher Deb Gajic taking her students through some simple experiments to make these key concepts more accessible. *Sub-Titled 
#15957/0545   20 minutes 2013  $129.95  Grades 12 to Adult *CC *Streaming available 

Nurses in clinical environments will often encounter situations that require the use of mathematical formulas and computations, such as metric conversions, to provide safe and effective patient care. Therefore, it is essential for the nurse to have a strong understanding of basic math and good math skills.

PART ONE of this series lays the foundation for nursing math skills with a review of the concepts of whole numbers and fractions, and the processes for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. 14 minutes

After watching this program viewers should be able to:
*Define whole numbers and fractions
*Solve basic addition, subtraction, multiplication and division equations using whole numbers
*Solve basic addition, subtraction, multiplication and division equations using fractions
*Solve equations using numbers with decimals
*Identify the numerical basis of the metric system
*List the metric system’s three basic units of measurement

In a clinical environment, nurses are often called upon to calculate medication dosages in both solid and liquid forms using basic mathematical principles to calculate the correct dosage. This program demonstrates and describes the various formulas used when calculating medication dosages. 11 minutes

After watching this program viewers should be able to:
*Calculate Dosages Using the Ratio and Proportion Method
*Calculate Dosages Using the Formula Method
*Calculate Dosages Using the Dimensional Analysis Method

#15955/1348  2014  $689.95 *CC 

We spend almost a trillion dollars a year on high-tech tests and yet almost one fifth of patients are misdiagnosed. In this film we follow two prominent cardiologists getting it right, teaching future doctors the ‘old-fashioned’ art and science of a thorough bedside physical exam. "A great many diseases may be diagnosed", they tell us, "just by looking at a patient’s hand". Filmed over one month in the cardiac care unit of a top New York hospital, we see the doctors in action, correcting previous misdiagnoses, predicting outcomes, saving lives, demonstrating - in dramatic real-world situations -that simply looking at and listening to patients remains medicine’s most indispensable tool. 
#15953/0645   65 minutes 2013  $349.95 *CC *Streaming available 

The Nursing Assistant Series consists of the following 41 programs. All programs are available individually as well as CC (please request CC when ordering)

The Nursing Assistant: Assessment: Recognizing Abnormal Signs and Symptoms CNA715 17 minutes 2014

The Nursing Assistant: Bedmaking CNA711 15 minutes 2014

The Nursing Assistant: Caring for Residents with Dignity and Respect
CNA727R 16 minutes 2014

The Nursing Assistant: Communication with Residents and Their Families
CNA717R 20 minutes 2014

The Nursing Assistant: Dementia Care, Part 1 CNA723AR 21 minutes 2014

The Nursing Assistant: Dementia Care, Part 2 CNA723BR 20 minutes 2014

The Nursing Assistant: Dementia Care, Part 3 CNA723CR 30 minutes 2014

The Nursing Assistant: Documentation CNA718R 15 minutes 2014

The Nursing Assistant: Essential Elimination Skills CNA707 20 minutes 2013

The Nursing Assistant: Fall Prevention CNA732R 17 minutes 2014

The Nursing Assistant: Incontinence Care CNA734R 17 minutes 2014

The Nursing Assistant: Infection Control CNA731R 12 minutes 2014

The Nursing Assistant: Infection Control Skills CNA701 17 minutes 2013

The Nursing Assistant: Measuring Vital Signs CNA702 25 minutes 2014

The Nursing Assistant: Measuring Weight and Height CNA712 14 minutes 2013

The Nursing Assistant: Moving and Turning Skills CNA703 10 minutes 2013

The Nursing Assistant: Nutrition and Hydration CNA726R 18 minutes 2014

The Nursing Assistant: Oral Care CNA706 11 minutes 2013

The Nursing Assistant: Ostomy, Urinary Drainage and Catheter Care
CNA716 18 minutes 2013

The Nursing Assistant: Pain Management CNA719R 17 minutes 2014

The Nursing Assistant: Personal Care Skills for the Care Provider
CNA705 17 minutes 2013

The Nursing Assistant: Positioning Techniques CNA713 12 minutes 2013

The Nursing Assistant: Pressure Ulcer Prevention CNA725R 19 minutes 2014

The Nursing Assistant: Range of Motion Exercises CNA710 22 minutes 2014

The Nursing Assistant: Recognizing Reporting Changes in a Residents Mental Condition CNA729R 14 minutes 2014

The Nursing Assistant: Recognizing and Reporting Changes in a Residents Physical Condition CNA728R-DVD 14 minutes 2014

The Nursing Assistant: Resident Rights CNA724R 21 minutes 2014

The Nursing Assistant: Safe Transfer CNA733R 15 minutes 2014

The Nursing Assistant: Serving a Meal CNA709 13 minutes 2014

The Nursing Assistant: Techniques in Bathing: The Bed Bath
CNA714A 12 minutes 2014

The Nursing Assistant: Techniques in Bathing: Tub Bath, Shower, Shampoo and Perineal Care CNA714B 16 minutes 2014

The Nursing Assistant: Techniques in Toileting and Incontinent Care
CNA708 21 minutes 2013

The Nursing Assistant: Transfer and Ambulation Skills CNA704 16 minutes 2013

The Nursing Assistant: Understanding Caring for Residents with Depression CNA722R 24 minutes 2014

The Nursing Assistant: Understanding Abuse and Neglect
CNA721R 18 minutes 2014

The Nursing Assistant: Understanding Skin Breakdown
CNA730R 16 minutes 2014

The Nursing Assistant: Wandering and Elopement CNA720R 23 minutes 2014

Understanding Restorative Care Part 1: Introduction to Restorative Care
CNA735A 18 minutes 2012

Understanding Restorative Care Part 2: Getting a Resident Started
CNA735B 22 minutes 2012

Understanding Restorative Care Part 3: Restorative Care Practices
CNA735C 21 minutes 2012
#15940/1348  2014  $3,689.95 *CC 

Being alert to mental changes and reporting them is an important part of a frontline caregiver’s responsibilities. Mental changes may signal an immediate threat to a resident’s health or well-being. Changes or a decline in mental condition can make a resident more difficult to care for as well as place the resident at a higher risk for falls or other types of accidents. Because CNAs spend the most time with residents, they are most likely to notice changes in a resident’s mental condition. The changes that a caregiver reports are an important first step in getting the help that a resident needs. Taking this first step may even turn out to be a lifesaving action.

This revised and updated program will help CNAs recognize changes in a resident’s mental condition. It will review four basic types of mental changes, including depression, behavior problems, cognitive impairment and delirium.

After viewing this video, the learner should be able to:
*Describe signs of depression
*Give examples of behavior problems and cognitive impairment
*Describe signs of delirium
*Describe the action that should be taken after observing a change in a resident’s mental condition

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#15929/1348   14 minutes 2014  $179.95 *CC 

Recognizing and reporting changes in a resident’s physical condition, such as loss of appetite or skin breakdown, is the key to preventing a potential problem from becoming worse. Because nurse aides are in close contact with residents every day, they are the ones most likely to notice when the residents’ physical condition changes or begins to decline. Failure to report changes can lead to litigation, survey deficiencies or charges of neglect and abuse. The changes that a caregiver reports can be used to make necessary adjustments to a resident’s care plan.

After completing this course, the learner should be able to:
*Describe what action to take when changes in a resident’s condition are recognized
*Describe physical changes in each of these areas: Food and fluid intake; Skin condition; and, Bowel and bladder habits.

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#15928/1348   14 minutes 2014  $179.95 *CC 

When a nursing home admits a resident, the facility and its staff become responsible for the person’s safety and well-being. The facility is required by law to protect a resident’s rights and provide quality care. The purpose of this revised and updated program is to provide a basic understanding of resident rights.

The following topics will be covered:
*Introduction to resident rights
*The right to privacy and free choice
*Personal possessions and protection of personal funds
*Access and visitation
*Grievances and notification of changes
*The right to be free of abuse and neglect
*The right to quality care
*Assisting residents in activities of daily living

After completing this course, the learner should be able to:
*Give 3 examples of a resident’s right to privacy
*Give an example of a resident’s right to chose
*Define abuse and neglect and give examples of each
*Give an example of the unnecessary use of restraints
*Describe quality care

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#15927/1348   21 minutes 2014  $179.95 *CC 

Frail health and mental impairments can leave a nursing home resident powerless against abusive behavior and neglect. Situations in which residents are physically or emotionally mistreated usually take place when a caregiver becomes angry or impatient, or tries to control a resident by force. When a nursing home admits a resident, the facility and its staff become responsible for his or her safety and well-being. This revised and updated program provides caregivers with an understanding of what constitutes abusive and neglectful behavior. Also discusses signs indicating that a resident may have been the victim of mistreatment.

After completing this course, the learner should be able to:
*Define abuse and neglect
*Describe examples of abuse and neglect
*Describe misuse of restraints
*Describe an example of the misuse of a resident’s personal property
*Describe the action that should be taken when a CNA notice signs that a resident may have been abused or neglected

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*All NURSING ASSISTANT programs are avialable
#15926/1348   18 minutes 2014  $179.95 *CC 

This series has been updated (previously known as OBSTETRICAL NURSING SERIES) and provides a comprehensive introduction to maternity nursing for the new learner, while individual programs provide reinforcement of learning on specific topics as needed. The visual components utilize live action footage of real patients and nurses in a documentary style. This is complemented with graphics, animation, and bullet lists emphasizing critical aspects of the content. Professional narration supplemented with occasional live audio between patient and nurse provides clear, focused teaching for each learning segment. The primary goal of the project is to highlight the significant healthcare issues related to pregnancy and childbirth.

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133.4 PAIN CONTROL (15 min.)
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133.6 LABOR AND DELIVERY (17 min.)
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#15910/0552  2014  $1,989.95 *CC 

The transition from nursing student to nurse is difficult. Nursing students enter colleges or universities with the hope that they will graduate and have a wonderful orientation with a preceptor who has excellent clinical skills, is kind, compassionate, empathetic, and respectful and imparts those qualities onto them. Unfortunately, this seldom happens. Thirty to 35% of nursing graduates leave in the first year and up to 57% leave in the second year. This is a tremendous loss of time and money for both new nurses and facilities.

This program provides an overview of the challenges faced by the novice nurse, and facilities integrating the novice nurse into the nursing staff. Also describes strategies the new nurse can take to ease the transition from student to professional, and programs facilities can institute to facilitate this transition and protect its investment in the new nurse.

Objectives - be able to:
*List the statistics regarding nurses’ transition rates from student to professional
*Describe the challenges newly graduated nursing students face as they enter the professional environment
*Explain the value of nursing internships and residencies in providing critical hands-on experience for new nurses
*Explain the value of preceptorships as an experience that can help new nurses successfully master the skills and pressures of day-to-day nursing
*Identify the five phases that new nursing professionals go through during the first year on the job
*Describe tips and advice provided in this course for enhancing the experience during the transition from new to experienced nursing professional 
#15888/1348   23 minutes 2014  $359.95 *CC *Streaming available 

Sometimes in healthcare, despite our best efforts, a customer may become upset or even angry. When this occurs, he or she will expect a lot of effort to make things better. This program explores how to respond appropriately to an upset or angry customer in order to meet, and then exceed their expectations. 17 minutes

Program Highlights
*Common reasons why healthcare customers may become angry or upset
*Strategies to determine the root cause of a customer's anger or frustration
*How to apply skills that will repair a bad situation
*Highlight the benefits of a good service recovery
*Step-by-step example of a positive recovery experience

#15881/0595   17 minutes 2014  $379.95 

Overall, patients recovering from heart disease-related surgeries account for approximately half of the acute care hospital population, including diagnostics and either medical management or invasive interventions such as angioplasty, stent placement, or bypass surgery.

This four-part series provides a comprehensive view of the care nurses need to provide to individuals with acute coronary syndrome in inpatient and outpatient settings. The patients are then followed during their post-procedure period as well as during cardiac rehabilitation. In addition, there is an emphasis on the need for and value of patient and family education. Animation and real-time video of operative procedures are used to enhance the didactic material.

1. Define cardiovascular disease.
2. Explain the pathophysiology of atherosclerosis.
3. Compare and contrast stable angina and acute coronary syndrome.
4. Describe the pathophysiology associated with angina and acute coronary syndrome.
5. List the signs and symptoms of angina and acute coronary syndrome.
6. Discuss various assessment processes and procedures used to make the diagnosis
7. Outline the different treatment options available.
8. Describe the roles of the nurse caring for the patient with acute coronary syndrome during the patient’s initial assessment as well as before, during, and after diagnostic procedures.
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1. Define and describe the following procedures: angiogram, angioplasty and stent placement.
2. State the pre-procedure evaluations and care for patients undergoing each of the above interventions.
3. Explain the role of the nurse during these procedures.
4. Outline post-procedure care for patients who have had these procedures.
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1. State the incidence of vascular surgeries
2. Explain the treatment plan, from preoperative, postoperative, through daily treatment goals, to the discharge criteria, for patients who have undergone bypass surgery.
3. Describe the assessment and patient preparation process for an individual scheduled for bypass surgery.
4. Outline the roles of the nurse during the post-operative period.
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1. Define cardiac rehabilitation.
2. State the general goals of cardiac rehab.
3. List the components of cardiac rehab.
4. Develop a patient teaching plan for individuals in cardiac rehab.
5. Compare the four phases of cardiac rehab
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*All programs are Closed Captioned
*Streaming rights are available for all titles
*Scripts, study guides and CEU packets for each program are provided on a CD-ROM in PDF format. The study guides and CEU packets include program descriptions and objectives, pre-viewing and post-viewing tests with answer keys, discussion topics and glossary. 
#15770/0552  2014  $1,139.95 *CC *Streaming available 

This series provides a comprehensive introduction to care of the term newborn. It includes five individual programs, each approximately 20 minutes in length. Viewing this series will provide individuals with an understanding of the issues related to the special needs of the newborn and impart knowledge of a wide variety of congenital issues and anomalies. The viewer will be presented with both accurate clinical information and current regulatory guidelines.

These programs provide a virtual experience of the actual assessment and care through the use of footage taken in an actual birthing room and newborn nursery. Anatomical information on internal organs is supported with clear graphic depictions. Hospitals will find the series invaluable for the orientation of new staff to the nursery and obstetrical department, while nursing programs will have the opportunity to provide students with a virtual experience in this demanding field of nursing.

The learning objectives of each program are as follows:

123.1 THE FIRST TEN MINUTES, 16 minutes
1. List the three primary roles of the placenta and umbilical cord during pregnancy.
2. Describe the role of surfactant in the lungs.
3. Discuss current understanding of the factors which foster the newborns first breath.
4. Delineate steps to be taken if there is meconium in the amniotic fluid.
5. Discuss the four routes of heat loss and the role of brown fat.
6. List seven factors which increase a newborn’s susceptibility to cold stress.
7. Explain the parameters of the APGAR score.

123.2 HEAD TO TOE ASSESSMENT, 15 minutes
1. State the two appropriate methods for taking the emperature of a neonate.
2. State the normal ranges of neonatal vital signs.
3. Give the reason for eye prophylaxis.
4. Discuss routine cord care
5. List the normal ranges for newborn weight, length, head and chest circumference.
6. Describe the proper way to measure the newborn.
7. List the steps in the head to toe external exam.
8. Discuss the process of newborn screening.

1. Describe the ways in which fetal circulation varies from that of the adult.
2. List the three types of respiratory retractions.
3. Differentiate between transient tachypnea of the newborn and respiratory distress syndrome.
4. List and describe the four categories of cardiac defects.
5. Name the eight most common cardiac congenital anomalies.

1. Discuss the differences between major and minor anomalies and the significance of two or more minor anomalies.
2. Name the factors related to the increase in brain size during the first year of life.
3. Compare and contrast the types of neural tube defects.
4. Describe the immediate intervention for an infant with gastroschisis.
5. List the four known risk factors for neonatal hypoglycemia.
6. List five maternal factors that can predispose the newborn to hypoglycemia.

1. Give the ages at which the New Ballard Gestational Age assessment is performed.
2. List the steps in the Neuromuscular Maturity portion of the Ballard exam.
3. Describe the seven parameters observed in the Physical 5. Maturity portion of the Ballard exam.
5. Name and describe 13 newborn reflexes.

*All programs are Closed Captioned
*Streaming rights are available for all titles
*Scripts, study guides and CEU packets for each program are provided on a CD-ROM in PDF format. The study guides and CEU packets include program descriptions and objectives, pre-viewing and post-viewing tests with answer keys, discussion topics and glossary. 
#15760/0552  2011  $1,399.95 *CC *Streaming available 

Increasingly, nurses in acute care hospitals are caring for patients who are admitted for a variety of conditions who present unique care challenges due to cognitive or sensory impairments. The goal of this three-part program is to provide nurses with the information they need to care for these patients safely, appropriately, and with dignity.

By 2030, more than half of our population will be 65 years of age or older. The incidence of cognitive impairment from dementing conditions, such as Alzheimers Disease, as well as vision and hearing impairments, increases significantly with age. Without understanding how to manage the behavioral responses of a patient with dementia, acute care nursing staff can quickly become overwhelmed with care needs. Knowing how to respond to the needs of people with sensory impairment can ensure that these individuals receive individualized care that is safe and appropriate. Nurses must also be informed of requirements for interpretation and communication adaptation that must by law be provided to persons with hearing impairments.

These programs are also available individually - below are listed their Individual learning objectives

1. Define cognition and cognitive functions.
2. Recognize cognitive impairment.
3. Know the causes of cognitive impairment (Alzheimers disease, multi-infarct dementia, traumatic brain injury).
4. Know the effects of cognitive impairment on daily functions.
5. Know the impact of hospitalization on the cognitively impaired patient.
6. Be able to assess patient on admission.
7. Know nursing interventions for patients with cognitive impairment.
8. Be able to provid a safe and comforting environment by:
preserving the patient’s functional status; preserving patient autonomy and sense of self-worth; and providing education for follow up needs.
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109.2 VISUAL IMPAIRMENTS, 19 minutes
1. Define low vision and blindness.
2. Recognize the incidence of visual impairment.
3. Know the causes of low vision and blindness (diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, glaucoma).
4. Realize effects of visual impairment on daily functions.
5. Know the impact of hospitalization on the visually impaired patient.
6. Be able to assess patient on admission.
7. Be familiar with the following nursing interventions for the hospitalized patient with visual impairment: Promoting safety; Orienting the patient to the immediate care environment; supporting independence in activities of daily living; and providing education for follow up needs.
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109.3 HEARING IMPAIRMENTS, 20 minutes
1. Define hearing impairment.
2. Recognize the incidence of hearing impairment.
3. Know the causes of hearing impairment (conductive and sensorineural hearing loss).
4. Be familiar with the effects of hearing impairment on daily functions.
5. Know the impact of hospitalization on the hearing impaired person.
6. Be able to assess patient on admission.
7. Be familiar with the following nursing interventions for the hospitalized patient with hearing impairment: communicating with the hearing impaired person whose speech is difficult to understand; communicating with the hearing impaired person who speech reads; and providing education for follow up needs.
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#15720/0552  2011  $799.95 *CC 

Psychotropic medications can be powerful tools to treat a variety of mental health conditions. But their effective use is often challenging due to narrow bands of efficacious dosage, drug-drug interactions, and patient compliance. This five-part series has been updated with current information and a new look. It is designed to give nurses and other healthcare providers an overview of the most commonly used types of psychotropic medications. All programs are Closed Captioned.

The purpose and objectives of this 29-minute program include:
*Explain the role of neurotransmitters in the nervous system.
*Describe the range of behaviors and symptoms that should be taken into consideration when assessing for mental illnesses.
*Explain why a presumptive diagnosis requires multiple indicators and persistence of indicative behaviors.
*Describe the therapeutic communication techniques in caring for patients with mental illness.
*Discuss the significant issues that must be addressed during the initiation of intervention.
*Describe the main classifications of psychotropic medications, including uses in treatment and side effects.
*Describe the various non-pharmaceutical therapies utilized for the treatment of mental health disorders.
*State what is required for overall good care of patients with mental health disorders.
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The purpose of this course is to provide nurses an understanding of the types of anxiety disorders, medications used in nursing intervention and the possible side effects of these medications. This program has been updated to include currently used medications including anxiolytic, antidepressant and antipsychotic medications.
25 minutes

Objectives include:
*Describe the types of anxiety, their signs and symptoms.
*Explain the interventions used to treat the various forms of anxiety.
*Describe the major medications used in treating anxiety.
*Describe the possible side effects of intervention medications.
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The purpose of this program is to provide nurses an understanding of the types of depression disorders, medications used in nursing intervention and the possible side effects of these medications. This program has been updated to reflect currently used medications tricyclic agents (TCAs), monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MOAIs) and selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). 28 minutes

Objectives include:
*Describe the types of depression, their signs and symptoms.
*Explain the interventions used to treat the various forms of depression.
*Name the most commonly used depression assessment tools.
*Describe the major medications used in treating depression.
*Explain the intervention process.
*D•escribe the possible side effects of intervention medication.
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The purpose of this program is to provide nurses an understanding of the schizophrenia, medications used in nursing intervention and the possible side effects of these medications. This program has been updated to include currently used first and second generation antipsychotic medications, and treatment techniques. 24 minutes

Objectives include:
*Describe schizophrenia, its signs and symptoms.
*Explain the pathology of schizophrenia.
*Describe the nursing interventions for schizophrenia.
*Describe the medications used to treat schizophrenia and the possible side effects of these medications.
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The purpose of this program is to provide nurses an understanding of the signs and symptoms of bipolar disorder, nursing interventions and the medications used to treat bipolar disorders. This program has been updated to reflect currently used mood stabilizing medications such as lithium, anticonvulsants and antipsychotic agents. 24 minutes

Objectives include:
*Describe bipolar disorder, its signs and symptoms.
*Explain the interventions used to treat bipolar disorder.
*Describe interventions and the intervention process.
*Describe the major medications used in bipolar disorder.
*Describe the possible side effects of intervention medications.
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#15695/0552  2013  $1,399.95 *CC *Streaming available 

Reports about the impact medication errors have on patients and their families as well as healthcare providers are frequently in the news. Hospitals, government agencies, drug manufacturers, and The Joint Commission (TJC) are all trying to create strategies to decrease and even eradicate these costly mistakes. This two-part series focuses on the foundation of medication delivery to patients in all settings: the Eight Rights of Medication Administration.
In the first program - THE EIGHT RIGHTS (24 minutes) - each right is explained in detail and demonstrated using vignettes. Throughout, the National Patient Safety Goals developed by TJC are highlighted.
The second program - ERROR PREVENTION (25 minutes) - is a series of case studies. Here, the learner is encouraged to use critical thinking skills to apply the information he or she has seen in the first video by recognizing the medication errors made as well as ways in which these mistakes could have been avoided.

*Both programs are Closed Captioned

Learning Objectives:
1. List the components of a medication order.
2. Explain the process for taking a telephone order for medication.
3. State how orders are transcribed from the order sheet to the patient’s Medication Administration Record (MAR).
4. Describe in detail each of the Eight Rights of Medication Administration.
5. Outline The Joint Commission Patient Safety Goals that are concerned with medication administration.
6. Find appropriate medication administration references and resources.
7. Identify situations in which medication errors may occur and methods to prevent them.
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Learning Objectives:
1. Describe in detail each of the Eight Rights of Medication Administration.
2. State the components of a complete medication order.
3. Identify the medication errors made in the case studies presented.
4. Discuss methods in which the errors made in these scenarios could have been prevented.
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#15690/0552  2013  $569.95 *CC *Streaming available 

Accusation of negligence in nursing is a serious concern for practicing nurses and can result in lost time, money and reputation. This two-part series is designed to raise awareness about the risks, consequences and legal liabilities of nursing negligence and provides guidance to help nurses protect themselves, their patients and the facility at which they work. Both programs are Closed Captioned.

NURSING NEGLIGENCE: Guidelines for Care
This program defines nursing negligence and describes the four legal components of negligence. It provides information on the most common types of negligence including delegation of nursing tasks to unlicensed personnel such as Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) and describes the ANA's 5-Rs of delegation. 18 minutes

Objectives include:
*Define nursing negligence
*Describe the four legal components of nursing negligence
*Explain the importance of and identify the 5 "R's" of delegation
*Identify and describe the common forms of nursing negligence

This program features a series of vignettes to provide practical guidance and describes steps nurses can take to protect themselves, their patients and their facilities from acts of negligence and the lawsuits that can result. 16 minutes

Objectives include:
*Explain what can be done to prevent acts of negligence in the workplace
*Identify various practical situations in which acts of negligence may or may not be occurring 
#15685/0552  2013  $599.95 *CC *Streaming available 

This series provides a comprehensive overview of human anatomy. Each of the ten programs focuses on one body system and includes brief descriptions of how on each system interacts with or impacts others. The information is presented in a logical as well as entertaining format, with clear descriptions and explanations reinforced by full color animated graphics. Comparisons using common experiences and everyday objects assist the learner in remembering the information presented. Below, the individual program learning objectives are provided for each title.

This series is appropriate for entry level healthcare training, nursing, respiratory therapy, physical and occupational therapy. Also high school and college science.

127.1 THE CIRCULATORY SYSTEM (16 min cc)
1. Name the four components of the circulatory system.
2. Describe the size and location of the heart.
3. Outline the route of blood circulation.
4. Name the primary components of the cardiac conduction system.
5. Outline the route of a cardiac impulse through the heart.
6. Discuss the role of each of the three types of blood vessels.
7. Describe the four main components of blood.
8. Differentiate between blood and lymph
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127.2 THE DIGESTIVE SYSTEM (16 min cc)
1. Name the three types of nutrients found in food.
2. Differentiate between nutrients and electrolytes.
3. List three organs that assist with digestion.
4. Outline the digestive process.
5. Describe peristalsis and its role in the digestive process.
6. Discuss the role of the blood vessels in digestion.
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127.3 THE NERVIOUS SYSTEM (16 min cc)
1. List the organs of the nervous system.
2. Differentiate between the central and peripheral nervous systems.
3. Name the two types of cells in the nervous system.
4. Name the structures that make up a neuron.
5. Differentiate between the three main types of neurons.
6. Describe the role of the cerebral spinal fluid.
7. Discuss the function of the autonomic nervous system.
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127.4 THE RESPIRATORY SYSTEM (17 min cc)
1. List the two main functions of the respiratory system.
2. Differentiate between ventilation and gas exchange.
3. Name the organs of the respiratory tract.
4. Differentiate between the upper and lower respiratory tracts.
5. Describe the process of gas exchange.
6. Discuss how inspiration and expiration occur.
7. Describe how oxygen and carbon dioxide levels initiate respiration.
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127.5 THE SKELETAL SYSTEM (17 min cc)
1. Describe the four basic shapes of bones.
2. Differentiate between the diaphysis and epiphyses of the long bones.
3. Differentiate between the axial skeleton and the appendicular skeleton.
4. Describe the role of the fontanels in protecting the infant brain.
5. List the five divisions of the vertebral column.
6. Name the three types of rib pairs seen in the thorax.
7. Name and describe the function of the six types of diarthrosis joints.
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127.6 THE MUSCULAR SYSTEM (17 min cc)
1. Give the four properties possessed by muscle tissue.
2. Differentiate between skeletal, smooth and cardiac muscle.
3. Describe how muscles work together to create movement.
4. Discuss the ways in which skeletal muscle fiber cells differ from other cells in the body.
5. Describe the effects of strenuous exercise on the muscular system.
6. Tell how the terms "voluntary" and "involuntary" relate to muscular tissue.
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1. Name two things that make the reproductive system different from the other body systems.
2. List the components of the male and female reproductive systems.
3. Describe the male and female reproductive cells.
4. Discuss the role of hormones in the female reproductive cycle.
5. Describe the processes of ovulation and fertilization.
6. List the changes that occur to the fertilized egg during pregnancy.
7. Differentiate between colostrum and breast milk.
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127.8 THE URINARY SYSTEM (18 min cc)
1. List the components of the urinary system.
2. Describe the location and appearance of the kidneys.
3. Discuss the process of urinary filtration.
4. Explain how micturition occurs.
5. Discuss the role of the urinary system in maintaining homeostasis.
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1. Name four accessory structures related to the integumentary system.
2. Describe the five layers of the epidermis.
3. Discuss the mechanism by which the skin surface forms.
4. Name the two layers of the dermis.
5. Describe the roles of collagen and elastin.
6. Explain the skin’s role in maintaining body temperature.
7. Differentiate between the two types of glands located within the integumentary system.
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127.10 THE ENDOCRINE SYSTEM (17 min cc)
1. Define the term homeostasis.
2. Name the three classes of hormones produced by the endocrine system.
3. Describe the role of negative feedback in hormone activity.
4. Discuss the role of the hypothalamus in hormone regulation.
5. Name the master gland and explain why it is called this.
6. Name the thyroid hormones.
7. List the seven major endocrine glands.
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*All programs are Closed Captioned
*Streaming rights are available for all titles
*Scripts, study guides and CEU packets for each program are provided on a CD-ROM in PDF format. The study guides and CEU packets include program descriptions and objectives, pre-viewing and post-viewing tests with answer keys, discussion topics and glossary.
#15650/0552  2013  $2,489.95 *CC *Streaming available 

This set offers sessions from a two-day course designed, to provide the knowledge, skills, and tools for healthcare professional to effectively and efficiently promote healthy lifestyle changes in their patients. Over thirteen hours of cutting-edge information on a variety of lifestyle medicine-related topics are presented on a three-disc DVD set, featuring several of the most respected professionals in their fields including:

Jonathan F. Bean, MD, MPH
Ryan Brooks
Greg Cloutier
Marie Dacey, EDD
Diana Dill, EDD
Stephan Esser, MD
Damian Folch, MD
Jennifer Green, DPT
Elizabeth Joy, MD
Suzanne Kove, MD
Sandra Lawson, MBA
Andree M. LeRoy, MD
Edward M. Phillips, MD
Joji Suzuki, MD 
#15649/0463   797 minutes 2012  $129.95 

This series provides a comprehensive look at the current understanding and practice standards related to pharmacology. It addresses the roles and responsibilities of the healthcare team in the management of medications throughout the lifespan, the need for effective patient and family teaching regarding pharmaceuticals and supplements, and the impact of the proliferation of information available to the general public. The content is supported by realistic patient care scenarios, graphics, and animation. The individual program learning objectives are described below.

1. Discuss the fiscal impact of medication errors.
2. List common causes of medication order errors.
3. Perform a patient medication assessment and reconciliation.
4. Describe ways in which a patient’s age impacts response to medications.
5. Define the term "polypharmacy".
6. Delineate the four necessary criteria related to setting patient care goals and outcome criteria.
7. Demonstrate accurate and complete documentation of medication administration.
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1.Define the terms "pharmacology" and "drug"
2. Discuss the concept of therapeutic equivalence.
3. Compare and contrast pharmaceutics, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and pharmacognosy.
4. Name the three phases of drug action.
5. Outline the effects of enterohepatic recirculation.
6. Differentiate between drug actions and drug effects.
7. Describe the differences in absorption rates of the various types of oral medications.
8. List factors that can affect the individual’s ability to comply with a medication plan.
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125.3 PHARMACOKINETICS: What the Body Does to a Drug (21 min cc)
1. Explain the concept of drug half-life.
2. Compare and contrast steady-state, peak, trough, and duration.
3. Describe the process of absorption, including what enhances and what inhibits the process.
4. Discuss the impact of the "first pass effect" on medication levels.
5. Outline the potential effects of taking multiple medications.
6. Compare and contrast the bioavailability of medications given by enteral, parenteral, topical, and inhalation routes.
7. List the impacts of chemical protein binding on medication availability and toxicity.
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125.4 PHARMACODYNAMICS: What a Drug Does to the Body (21 min cc)
1. Describe the three mechanisms of drug action.
2. Discuss how media information affects the public’s understanding of medications.
3. Compare and contrast seven types of medication regimes.
4. Outline signs and symptoms related to adverse drug reactions and interactions.
5. Define therapeutic range/index.
6. Differentiate between drug-drug, food-drug, additive, synergistic, antagonistic, and incompatibility interactions.
7. List the common reactions seen in each of the various classes of drug interactions.
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*All programs are Closed Captioned
*Streaming rights are available for all titles
*Scripts, study guides and CEU packets for each program are provided on a CD-ROM in PDF format. The study guides and CEU packets include program descriptions and objectives, pre-viewing and post-viewing tests with answer keys, discussion topics and glossary. 
#15645/0552  2012  $1,139.95 *CC *Streaming available 

"Who is this person - without dementia? If we can tap into who this person is, we can help their adjustment, and the process that they go through."

Through hands-on stories and examples, this program shows the positive impact of person-centered care. When caregivers meet persons with dementia "where they are" and find creative and engaging ways to connect with each individual, based on their needs and preferences, life is better for both residents and staff.

Includes the case study of Elaine, a resident who, for extended periods of time, attempts to leave the facility and go home. By pinpointing the importance of knowing the resident, it shows how her "exit-seeking" behavior is addressed and managed in the context of who she is and what she needs at that particular time.

Also shows how to make life richer for the residents who have dementia by personalizing their dining experience; encouraging use of remaining abilities; and, engaging them in creative activities.

Chapters include:
* Know the Resident
*Person-Centered Dining
*Summer Camp
*Duet Bike 
#15641/2010   29 minutes 2013  $119.95 *Streaming available 

The series for basic to mid-level is designed to impress upon the student the critical importance of the nursing assessment and includes demonstrations of appropriate examine techniques related to each system.

1. Describe the role of the nurse in patient assessment.
2. Explain the concept of assessment as an ongoing process.
3. Differentiate between the three types of nursing assessments. and their uses.
4. List the tools used for an assessment.
5. Discuss the role of intuition in assessment.
6. Differentiate between subjective and objective assessment.
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126.2 THE RESPIRATORY SYSTEM (21 min cc)
1.After viewing the program, the learner will be able to do the following:
2. Describe the anatomical structures and function of the respiratory system.
3. Explain the purpose of subjective data gathering.
4. Delineate the subjective data needed regarding the respiratory system.
5. Outline the steps of the respiratory objective assessment.
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1. Describe the structures and function of the lymph and cardiac systems.
2. Trace the flow of blood through the heart and pulmonary system.
3. Outline the cardiac conduction system.
4. Discuss the function of the lymph nodes.
5. Demonstrate an effective subjective assessment of the cardiac and lymph systems.
6. Assess for the presence of a deep vein thrombosis.
7. Demonstrate palpation of lymph nodes.
8. Demonstrate an assessment of the peripheral pulses.
9. Explain the grading systems for both edema and palpable pulses.
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126.4 THE DIGESTIVE SYSTEM (20 min cc)
1. Describe the structures and function of the digestive organs.
2. Differentiate between digestion and absorption.
3. Discuss factors which are causing increases in gastrointestinal complaints.
4. Demonstrate abdominal auscultation.
5. Demonstrate abdominal palpation.
6. Outline the proper action if a pulsating abdominal mass is found.
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1. Describe the structures and functions of the musculoskeletal system.
2. List the types of skeletal joints and their movement.
3. Discuss the importance of pain assessment when performing a musculoskeletal assessment.
4. Delineate the subjective data to be obtained during the musculoskeletal assessment.
5. Demonstrate an objective assessment of the musculoskeletal system.
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126.6 THE NERVOUS SYSTEM (38 min cc)
1. Describe the structure and function of the nervous system.
2. Differentiate between the various divisions of the nervous system, including central vs. peripheral, somatic vs. autonomic, and sympathetic vs. parasympathetic.
3. Outline the function of a nerve cell.
4. Delineate the subjective data to be obtained during the neurologic assessment.
5. Discuss the relationship of the nervous system with other bodily systems.
6. Demonstrate assessment of cranial nerves, reflexes, and cerebellar function.
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1. Describe the anatomical structures and function of the integumentary system.
2. Outline the proper technique for assessing the skin.
3. List the criteria for evaluating skin color.
4. Discuss the effects of aging on the skin and hair.
5. Stage a skin ulcer utilizing the standard criteria.
6. Assess skin turgor.
7. Compare and contrast normal and abnormal skin findings.
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1. List common causes of head and neck pain.
2. Locate the normal prominences on the skull.
3. Compare and contrast macrocephaly and microcephaly.
4. Relate alterations in facial appearance and expression to health problems.
5. Perform a visual assessment of the oral cavity.
6. Name disorders indicated by various abnormal breath odors.
7. Describe the physical changes indicating thrush, herpes simplex, and methamphetamine abuse.
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126.9 EYES, EARS, NOSE (18 min cc)
1. Assist a patient to describe any vision difficulties.
2. Visually evaluate the external structures of the eye, ears and nose.
3. Perform a basic vision screening.
4. List seven indicators that a patient is having hearing difficulties.
5. Perform a basic hearing screening using the whisper test.
6. Palpate the facial sinuses.
7. Inspect the inside of the nares using an otoscope with a nasal speculum.
8. List observable nasal indicators of cocaine abuse.
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1. Describe the physical structures of the kidney and male genitourinary tract.
2. List foods and other substances that can alter the color of urine.
3. Perform a breast exam by palpation.
4. Perform a visual assessment of the male genitalia.
5. Compare and contrast hypospadias and epispadias.
6. Name the visual indicators of phimosis, HPV infection, hydrocele, spermatocele, and varicocele.
7. Provide effective patient teaching regarding reproductive self-care.
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1. Describe the external and internal structures of the female genitalia and the breasts.
2. Recite the current guidelines for frequency of mammograms.
3. Take a menstrual and obstetrical history.
4. Explain the increased frequency of UTIs in women as compared to men.
5. Perform a manual breast exam.
6. Assess for signs of physical abuse.
7. Provide effective patient teaching regarding reproductive self-care.
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126.12 HEAD-TO-TOE ASSESSMENT (17 min cc)
1. Develop a plan for an admission assessment.
2. Create a supportive environment for the patient.
3. Provide for patient privacy.
4. Effectively use a penlight for enhanced visualization of skin and the oral cavity.
5. Utilize the skills of visualization and palpation effectively.
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*All programs are Closed Captioned
*Streaming rights are available for all titles
*Scripts, study guides and CEU packets for each program are provided on a CD-ROM in PDF format. The study guides and CEU packets include program descriptions and objectives, pre-viewing and post-viewing tests with answer keys, discussion topics and glossary.
#15640/0552  2013  $3,289.95 *CC *Streaming available 

This empowering program shows how to make a hands-on shift to person-centered dementia care that engages the whole person and creates a support system based on each resident’s needs and preferences.

From natural wake-ups to music therapy, looks at the benefits of involving residents in their care as much as possible, finding ways to help them to "continue" living life the way they prefer, and engaging them in personalized activities that boost self-esteem and interaction. It also empowers nursing assistants to act upon (and communicate to other team members) their first-hand knowledge of each resident to ensure a better understanding of their care needs.

*Person-Centered Dementia Care
*Natural Wake-ups
*iPod Music Program
*Person-Centered Care: The Bottom Line

An excellent "going forward" resource to improve quality of care for both residents and staff. 
#15639/2010   28 minutes 2013  $189.95 *Streaming available 

Elder abuse is a serious problem. Recent studies have shown an increase in abuse over the last decade. Each year between one and two million elderly citizens are victims of abuse and neglect. It is widely accepted that this data is incomplete, but the statistics call attention to the seriousness of the problem. As mandatory reporters of abuse and suspected abuse, nurses must be familiar with the risk factors that can lead a caregiver to be abusive, the types and signs of elder abuse, what to do if elder abuse is suspected. This program provides the learner with this information.

Developed for nurses and other professional healthcare providers to identify and manage suspected and actual cases of elder abuse. Describes the importance of recognizing elder abuse, both to assist in the patient's continuing care and to avoid legal implications.

After completion, the learner should be able to:
*Describe types and signs of elder abuse.
* Identify factors that put elders at risk of becoming abused.
* Identify factors that put caregivers at risk of becoming abusive.
* Describe the steps that should be taken if elder abuse is suspected.
* Identify when reporting is necessary and how and where to report suspected abuse 
#15603/1348   22 minutes 2012  $319.95 

This update of Medcom's classic suctioning course provides healthcare professionals with demonstrations of the fundamentals of airway suctioning. Now in a more convenient two-part format, this series demonstrates current practices and techniques to provide nurses with an understanding of nasotracheal, oropharyngeal and both open and closed in-line endotracheal suctioning, and the indications for the use of each.

This program describes the anatomy of the airway, demonstrates methods designed to mobilize respiratory secretions, demonstrates nasotracheal suctioning techniques used to remove accumulated secretions, and describes potential complications to monitor.
After completion, the learner should be able to:
*List the physiological effects of accumulated respiratory secretions.
*Describe the technique for nasotracheal suctioning and indications for its use.
*Identify assessment findings used to establish the need for suctioning.
*Name potential complications of the suctioning procedures.

This program describes the anatomy of the airway, demonstrates oropharyngeal suctioning techniques, and both open and closed in-line endotracheal suctioning techniques used to remove accumulated secretions.
After completion, the learner should be able to:
*List the physiological effects of accumulated respiratory secretions.
*Describe the technique for nasotracheal suctioning and indications for its use.
*Identify assessment findings used to establish the need for suctioning.
*Name potential complications of the suctioning procedures.

#15567/1348  2011  $658.95 

Over 90% of hospital patients receive IV therapy, including medication, nutrition, electrolytes, and blood. These life-giving fluids are administered through an I.V. and can mean the difference between life and death for a patient. This series covers the basics of intravenous therapy, including its uses, venipuncture, routine care, complications, and I.V. therapy for pediatric patients.

This program describes the basics of intravenous therapy and demonstrates the correct technique for performing a venipuncture to initiate intravenous therapy.
27 minutes
After completion, the learner should be able to:
*Describe the uses of I.V. therapy
*Identify appropriate sites for venipuncture
*Identify equipment used to provide I.V. therapy
*Perform a venipuncture

Providing intravenous therapy for infants and children offers unique challenges and may have a different rationale for the I.V. therapy than with an adult. This program demonstrates and describes I.V. therapy for pediatric patients. 19 minutes

This program will demonstrate procedures for identifying complications of I.V. therapy and making appropriate interventions. 18 minutes

This program demonstrates the procedures for the routine care and the discontinuation of intravenous therapy. 23 minutes
After completion, the learner should be able to:
*List items to note during a routine I.V. assessment
*Describe changing a peripheral catheter dressing
*Change an infusion container
*Change an administration set
*Describe the process and considerations for administering medications through an I.V.
*Change the dressing on a central venous catheter
*Describe the process for discontinuing a peripheral I.V. site

#15560/1348  2012  $1,298.95 

In an average workday, healthcare workers are required to stand or sit for long periods of time and lift heavy, cumbersome weight, often non-ambulatory patients, sometimes in awkward positions or in confined spaces such as bathrooms. As a result, healthcare workers have the highest rate of work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) of all occupations.

This series helps healthcare workers protect themselves from these injuries through an understanding of basic body mechanics, leverage, balance and the force of gravity to help move more safely, and through the use of lifting strategies and assistive devices to prevent injury.

This program will explain how the muscles and bones of the body work together to move, and describes common back injuries that can occur from moving incorrectly.
13 minutes

After completion, the learner should be able to:
*Describe the arrangement of muscles in antagonistic pairs
*List the 5 regions and 4 curves of the vertebral column
*Differentiate between a sprain and a strain injury to the back
*Describe the three important keys to helping avoid back and other musculoskeletal injuries

This program demonstrates and describes the mechanics of lifting and moving weight, including using appropriate muscle groups, using the center of gravity, and balance.
13 minutes

After completion, the learner should be able to:
*Identify muscle groups typically used in lifting and moving weight
*Describe three components of the mechanical principles of lifting and moving
*Describe the body mechanics involved with sitting

PROTECTING YOUR BODY AQT WORK Part 3 MOVING PATIENTS SAFELY This program demonstrates and describes ways healthcare workers can maintain their own safety and avoid injury when they move, turn, and ambulate patients, and when to obtain the assistance of another person or a lifting device. 15 minutes

After completion, the learner should be able to:
*Assess and plan patient moves
*Safely move a patient confined to a bed with and without a lift sheet
*Safely transfer a patient to a chair and wheelchair
*Safely ambulate with a patient
*Safely assist a falling patient to the ground
*Describe when to use a lifting device

#15550/1348  2012  $989.95 *Streaming available 

An essential part of preventive pediatric medicine is a complete and thorough physical assessment. But performing a physical assessment on a child can be a challenge and requires healthcare professionals to not only have a solid knowledge-base of the normal growth and development patterns of children, but to also have effective approaches for assessing children of various ages. This series will focus on the technical skills used to perform a head-to-toe well-child evaluation, as well as how to approach and minimize the stress of the youngster during the process.

PEDIATRIC ASSESSMENT PART ONE covers the evaluation of external body functions, including assessing physical growth and observing general appearance of the whole person.

*After completing this course, the learner should be able to:
*Explain the issues to consider when performing a physical examination of a child.
*Perform the necessary steps to acquire and record the patient’s health history
*Identify key area to assess the pediatric patient’s general appearance
*Describe the elements necessary to accurately assess the pediatric patient’s growth

PEDIATRIC ASSESSMENT PART TWO covers the examination of internal body functions, including the chest and lungs, heart, abdomen, musculoskeletal system and neurological system. The course presents a systematic, step-by step process for performing a complete internal physical exam on a preschool-age child.

*After completing this course, the learner should be able to:
*Perform an internal exam using the four basic techniques of a physical assessment.
*Assess the health of the skin.
*Assess the health of the eyes, ears, nose and mouth.
*Evaluate the thorax, chest and lungs.
*Assess the function and health of the heart.
*Evaluate the abdomen.
*Determine abnormalities of the musculoskeletal system.
*Perform a complete neurological assessment. 
#15540/1348  2013  $659.95 *CC *Streaming available 

Copenhagen DOX Film Market, 2011
Hamptons International Film Festival, 2012

LESSONS FOR THE LIVING reveals a unique subculture of hospice volunteers as they reflect on their experiences with the dying and their new-found philosophies of life and death. Among them, a teenager sits bed-side with a wise man only to bring his corpse to the morgue one day later. A hard-edged corporate lawyer finds his experience with the dying worth more than his riches. A shaman communicates with people's nearly dead souls. A terminally ill but vivacious woman talks about the dying people she's met and then turns to face her own fast approaching death with unexpected humor and grace.

However small or great these moments spent with the dying are, these volunteer's lives have been change forever. As the baby boomer generation enters its senior years, this film offers a timely look at what it means to face mortality. 
#15531/0605   50 minutes 2011  $269.95 

*Featuring Dr. Andrew Zolopa of the Stanford University School of Medicine.

While not transmitted through casual contact, bloodborne pathogens present a risk in just about any workplace. That’s why it’s important to train all employees, not only those in positions where exposure hazards are a routine part of their jobs.

*Engineering Controls
*Work Practice Controls
*The *Universal Standard"
*Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
*Hepatitis B Vaccine

This video explains methods for controlling occupational exposure and disposing of potentially contaminated materials. And it offers specific emergency procedures to follow if an exposure incident unfortunately occurs.

*Closed Captioned
*Also available in a CLINICAL VERSION 
#15517/1005   17 minutes 2013  $169.95 *CC *Streaming available 

This series aims to connect theory to practice for students and health professionals.

Through a variety of interviews, common expressions of spirituality, such as religion, art, music, nature, and writing are explored. The place of spirituality in health care is identified, as well as some implications for practice for health professionals. 29 minutes *Click here to VIEW CLIP

Examines the rationale and the place of spirituality in nursing practice through the eyes of a critical care nurse. Guidelines for incorporating spiritual care into practice are explored, as well as nursing skills necessary for effective spiritual care. 27 minutes *Click here to VIEW CLIP

Through interviews with two people experiencing chronic health problems, explores questions for clinicians to use to assess the spiritual dimension. Guidelines for health professionals in conducting a spiritual assessment are also explored. 32 minutes

Through the voices of two people with this disease, the place of spirituality is explored such as the meaning of Parkinson’s in the person’s life including the impact on their spirituality in managing and coping and how spirituality can be a resource for those living with this disease for example, in developing meaning and purpose, and in engaging in supportive spiritual or religious practices.I 29 minutes

Through the comments of an addictions counsellor and a married couple who have each struggled with addictions, explores the place of spirituality and religion in the context of addictions. How addictions impact a person’s whole being is examined, as well as how spiritual and religious beliefs and practices help in addictions recovery. The concept of spiritual growth through recovery is discussed. Implications for clinicians are also included. 30 minutes *Click here to VIEW CLIP

Through the comments of a woman with arthritis, the place of spirituality in the management of arthritis is explored in this video. Spiritual needs are also addressed, such as the need for meaning and purpose, hope, and love and relatedness. How clinicians can integrate spirituality into their work with arthritic clients is described, including assessing clients’ spiritual and religious beliefs and practices, and assisting them to meet their spiritual needs. 26 minutes

Through the comments of four professionals, the place of spirituality in the care of children and adolescents is explored. Childhood and adolescent spirituality is discussed, including the impact of developmental stages on spirituality. Examples from practice are given to illustrate the importance of clinicians incorporating spirituality into their practice. How spiritual needs are manifested in children and adolescents is described, as well as how spirituality and religion are resources for children, adolescents and their families. 32 minutes
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Through the comments of a professional who works with people afflicted with HIV/AIDS, as well as a woman who is HIV-positive, this video focuses on the place of spirituality in HIV/AIDS. How a diagnosis impacts the whole person is described, including the spiritual dimension of the person. Explores how HIV/AIDS impacts the spiritual need for meaning and purpose, for forgiveness, and for love and relatedness. The impact of spiritual beliefs and practices in the management of HIV/AIDS is discussed, as well as how spirituality and religion are resources for those dealing with HIV/AIDS. Implications for clinicians are described. 26 minutes

Focuses on two clients: one diagnosed with schizophrenia and one diagnosed with manic depressive illness. Explains the rationale for incorporating spirituality into mental health care. Expressions of spirituality that nurture mental health are described. How a mental illness could impact a person's life, including the spiritual dimension, is explored. Unique aspects relative to mental illness that have implications for spiritual care are discussed. Key spiritual issues and needs experienced by persons who have a mental illness are identified. The role of the nurse in providing spiritual care to persons experiencing mental illness is illustrated throughout the video. 26 minutes

Illustrates how death and dying impacts on both a client's spirituality and family members' spirituality. Key spiritual issues and needs that come to the forefront for palliative care clients and their families are also identified. Spiritual resources that can be used in the journey through the dying process are explored. How a person's or family's spirituality may impact on responses to death is presented. The role of the nurse in providing spiritual care to palliative care clients and their families is illustrated throughout the video. 21 minutes

Investigates how life threatening illness could impact a person's spirituality. Spiritual issues and needs are explored, as well as how a person's spirituality could impact upon his response to life threatening illness. Spiritual resources that can be used to deal with such illnesses are identified. All of these aspects are explored in an interview with a young adult diagnosed with leukemia. The role of the nurse in providing spiritual care to persons experiencing life threatening illness is illustrated throughout the video. 22 minutes

Illustrated in the lives of two elderly people, this video focuses on how spirituality is expressed and nurtured in older adults. Key spiritual issues and spiritual needs are examined, including those pertaining to the cognitively impaired older adult. Qualities of the nurse or within the nurse-client relationship that are conducive to providing spiritual care to older adults is portrayed. 19 minutes

Identifies key characteristics of chronic health problems and how those characteristics could impact on a person's spirituality. Spiritual practices that nurture spirituality are described. Key spiritual issues and needs experienced by persons with chronic health problems are identified and illustrated. by a man who is quadraplegic and a woman with fibromyalgia. The role of the nurse is illustrated throughout the video. 19 minutes

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#15510/1374  2013  $1,949.95 *Streaming available 

Administering medication to children is a unique challenge requiring specialized knowledge and skills. The nurse must consider each child's age, background and level of physical and psychosocial development, and the administration process must be tailored to meet these particular needs. In addition, children are particularly vulnerable to medication errors.

The two-part "Medicating Children" series demonstrates the safest, gentlest and least intrusive methods of administering pediatric medications to children of varying ages. Includes clear guidelines for the preventions of errors, appropriate precautions and instruction on the precise administration of otic, ophthalmic, nasal, oral and rectal medications.

The series consists of two programs:

MEDICATING CHILDREN: Preventing Errors, 14 minutes
Due to their small size and other physiological differences, children are particularly vulnerable to medication errors. This program focuses on strategies to prevent errors when administering medications to pediatric patients and review the "rights of medication administration" as they relate to pediatric patients.

*Describe factors that can lead to medication errors
*Identify tools that can be used to prevent medication errors with pediatric patients
*Describe the six "rights" of pediatric drug administration
*Explain the nurse's role in the administration of children's medications

MEDICATING CHILDREN: Techniques for Medication Administration, 23 minutes
Demonstrates and describes the safest, gentlest and least intrusive methods of administering pediatric medications to children of varying ages including instruction on the precise administration of otic, ophthalmic, nasal, oral, rectal and injectable medications.

*Demonstrate appropriate strategies for administering medication to children of different developmental levels
*Explain the nurse's role in the administration of children's medications
*Describe how to administer oral, otic, ophthalmic, rectal, nasal and injectable medications to children
*Select suitable injection sites for medication 
#15500/1348  2013  $689.95 

This program is one of a three part series that provides nurses and other healthcare workers with a description of how the aging process affects the major body systems, along with practices and strategies that can be used to preserve their functions.

This program provides nurses and other healthcare workers with knowledge and tools to understand the changes that occur in the gastrointestinal, genitourinary, and integumentary systems of the aging patient. Understanding these changes can be crucial to helping you assist older adults maintain their quality of life.

After completing this course, the learner should be able to:
*Describe changes that may affect the functioning of the gastrointestinal system and ways to prevent constipation in the elderly.
*Describe changes in the genitourinary and central nervous systems that may occur with aging.
*Describe changes that commonly occur in the integumentary system during the aging process, and ways to keep the skin and nails of the elderly healthy.

*A CLOSED CAPTIONED VERSION IS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST - please note that captions do not turn off
*** The other two programs in the series are:
Part 1:Cardiovascular, Respiratory, and Musculoskeletal Systems
Part 2: Central Nervous System, The Senses, and Emotions 
#15498/1348   15 minutes 2012  $349.95 *CC 

One of a three part series that provides nurses and other healthcare workers with a description of how the aging process affects the major body systems, along with practices and strategies that can be used to preserve their functions.

Provides nurses and other healthcare workers with knowledge and tools to understand the changes that occur in the central nervous system, the senses, and the emotions of the aging patient. Understanding these changes can be crucial to helping you assist older adults maintain their quality of life.

After completing this course, the learner should be able to:
*Describe the changes that commonly occur in the central nervous system, and the implications of those changes.
*Describe strategies to preserve mental function.
*Explain how age-related diseases can impair mental function.
*Describe how aging affects the major senses, including vision, hearing, touch and pain.
*List aging effects on emotions, and what can be done to help steady those emotions.

*A CAPTIONED VERSION IS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST - please note that captions do not turn off
*** The other two programs in the series are:
Part 1:Cardiovascular, Respiratory, and Musculoskeletal Systems
Part 3: Gastrointestinal, Genitourinary, and Integumentary Systems
#15497/1348   15 minutes 2012  $349.95 *CC 

What happens when real caregivers become "real" residents? How will their experiences change how they think about being a resident? How will the care they provide to residents change in the future?

This reality DVD looks on as several real caregivers experience how it is to be a resident over an eight-day period. The DVD follows them day and night as they learn how it feels to be dependent on others for intimate care and daily needs. They experience incontinence, being bathed and fed by someone else, waiting to receive care after a fall, not sleeping well due to noise or interruptions, lack of privacy, irritability due to feelings of helplessness, and boredom.

From learning the importance of communicating more with residents to encouraging meaningful activities, the resulting insights of these caregivers are sure to sensitize other staff members--new and veteran--to practical and effective ways they can immediately improve daily care to residents. 
#15483/2010   95 minutes 2011  $149.95 

This program is one of a three part series that provides nurses and other healthcare workers with a description of how the aging process affects the major body systems, along with practices and strategies that can be used to preserve their functions.

This program discusses the changes that occur in the cardiovascular system, the respiratory system and the musculoskeletal system. Understanding these changes can be crucial to helping you assist older adults maintain their quality of life.

After completing this course, the learner should be able to:
*Outline common changes to the cardiovascular, respiratory, and musculoskeletal systems due to the aging process
*List signs and symptoms of damage and disease to the cardiovascular, respiratory, and musculoskeletal systems
*Describe practices that can improve cardiovascular, respiratory, and musculoskeletal health

*** The other two programs in the series are:
Part 2: Central Nervous System, The Senses, and Emotions
Part 3: Gastrointestinal, Genitourinary, and Integumentary Systems
#15409/1348   15 minutes 2012  $349.95 *CC 

Studies show that people with disabilities frequently receive inadequate healthcare from well-meaning, but insensitive care-providers. Patients with disabilities and doctors often communicate ineffectively, medical facilities are often inaccessible, and there tends to be a lack of emphasis on prevention and wellness for these patients.

Healthlink Curriculum for Nurses is a field-tested curriculum designed for nurses and nursing students to better teach the needs of children and adults with disabilities who are medically fragile.

The three-hour course is broken down into three modules, consisting of a lecture, a video, case vignettes, interviews, group exercises, and sensitivity training. It is designed to help students reflect upon their perceptions and assumptions and how attitude and personal biases might impact their delivery of healthcare.

The curriculum also includes a DVD that can be used as an additional part of the curriculum, or as a standalone presentation. The DVD is accompanied by a teaching guide designed to help teachers and trainers underline the core concepts presented on the DVD and engage participants through questions and exercises.

Created by United Cerebral Palsy of New York City, the curriculum has field-tested positively with both nurses and nursing students. Training participants have included Phillips Beth Israel School of Nursing, the Execu/Search Group, and Kingsborough Community College school of nursing.

*Includes 60-minute DVD; 42-page, spiral-bound curriculum; 24-page teaching guide; CD-ROM with 86-silde Powerpoint presentation.

"HealthLink for Nurses has had a terrific impact on our students. The class gives students an excellent overview of disability, and, even more importantly, they get to feel what everyday life is like from the patient's perspective. It is sure to enhance the care that students and nurses provide to their patients." - Janet Mackin, RN, EdD, Dean of Phillips Beth Israel School of Nursing

"As a student nurse, I found it immensely helpful...I believe the knowledge gained from your curriculum can truly help us acknowledge our fears, apprehensions and shortcomings when it comes to providing care for patients with disabilities." - Cara Lluch, Student, Philips Beth Israel School of Nursing 
#15403/1315   60 minutes 2011  $379.95 

Infection control practices in healthcare have changed radically since the advent of HIV/AIDS and hepatitis C in the 1980s. While the hazards remain, changes in care practices and protective devices have improved the safety of healthcare professionals against bloodborne pathogens as never before. This new three-part series provides learners with an understanding of the pathogenicity of HIV, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C, and strategies developed to prevent their spread through work practice controls and engineering controls.

The series consists of three 16 minute programs:

This first of three programs on preventing bloodborne infections, describes the dangerous bloodborne viruses themselves and how they are transmitted.
After completing this course, the learner should be able to:
-Describe the characteristics of HIV and AIDS.
-Describe the characteristics of hepatitis B and C.
-Describe the sources of transmission of bloodborne infections.
-Describe the modes of transmission of bloodborne infections outside theworkplace.
-Describe the modes of transmission of bloodborne infections at the workplace.

This is the second of three programs on preventing bloodborne infections, and it will examine the measures you can take to prevent the spread of bloodborne pathogens in the healthcare environment, as well as how to protect yourself in the healthcare workplace.
After completing this course, the learner should be able to:
-Describe Universal Precautions.
-Describe Standard Precautions.
-Describe post-exposure responses.
-Describe the use of gloves for protection against bloodborne infections.
-Describe the use of eyeware for protection against bloodborne infections.
-Describe the use of gowns for protection against bloodborne infections

This is the third of three programs on preventing bloodborne infections, and it will examine OSHA mandated changes in medical equipment - engineering controls - and the way tasks are performed - work practice controls.
After completing this course, the learner should be able to:
-Describe the safe handling of sharps and use of safer needle devices.
-Describe decontamination and cleaning procedures.
-Describe the CDC hand hygiene guidellines

*These programs are also available separately 
#15380/1348  2013  $449.95 

Intensive care specialist Dr. Charlie Corke is committed to giving his elderly patients every chance to get better, but recognizes that sometimes treatment only lengthens the dying process, causing discomfort and distress. This documentary follows the journey of a doctor trying to balance his own enthusiasm for medical technology with an acceptance that, after a long and healthy life, it may be time to go.

IN THE END is a beautiful and profound film that chronicles the touching stories of patients, their families, and the physician who’s helping them deal with the less-examined consequences of the modern-day scientific advances that are prolonging patients’ lives.

"In the End shows us, in a simple and moving way, that we need to think harder about end-of-life treatment. The fact that we can prolong life means that we tend to do so without asking ourselves if we are really doing anyone any good. And if we did ask that question, then the answer would often be 'no'."

Peter Singer

"The patient-family stories are dealt with in a restrained and poignant manner. The visuals are quietly beautiful and contemplative, allowing the focus of the film to remain on the ethical dilemma at the heart of the story."

Compass, ABC Television

"Illustrates the importance of the medical profession's acceptance of sensible and compassionate management of the end of life experience."

Professor Trevor Jones, Clinical Services Director, Western Health (Australia)

American Psychological Association, 2012
Western Psychological Association, 2012

#15354/0605   30 minutes 2011  $329.95 

For some people, managing their health involves complex care plans and access to a variety of resources. Individuals with disabilities, the elderly, or mentally impaired people are just some examples of people for whom achieving optimal outcomes is difficult. Achieving effective care may involve a number of health service providers and other resources. Appointing a case manager to negotiate this complex set of circumstances is one way in which health, well-being and personal goals can be achieved. Featuring expert interviews and real-world examples, this is a high-quality resource exploring the key skills of good case management and the importance of collaboration. 
#15341/0545   15 minutes 2012  $129.95 *Streaming available 

Professional boundaries refer to the distinctions that a worker makes between acceptable and unacceptable behavior. In a health care environment, they are critical to maintain a professional relationship between workers and clients. However, it is an area where there can be many shades of grey, forcing health care providers to use appropriate decision-making tools to guide their behavior. This program provides an introduction to the area of professional boundaries, and has interviews with three experienced health professionals, including renowned consultant and trainer Jenny Bray, along with some excellent dramatized scenarios aimed at provoking thought and discussion in this important area. 
#15339/0545   22 minutes 2012  $129.95 *Streaming available 

This program will help the health care professional who regularly visit client’s homes and helps in daily living activities to understand what's involved in household management. Demonstrates home safety checks, establishing relationships with the family and client, and basic meal prep and safety. Provides real world examples to help drive home organizational and interpersonal skills and ideas in an easy to understand format that will help bring outstanding care to your clients.
*Includes Learning Guide

#15278/1440   25 minutes 2012  $269.95  Grades 12 to Adult *Streaming available 

This program covers epidemiology, pathophysiology, risk behaviors, opportunistic diseases and diagnostic tests. Transmission, prevention and current treatment modalities are reviewed. Complies with OSHA standards.

*Includes Guide

#15275/1440   28 minutes 2011  $319.95  Grades 12 to Adult *Streaming available 

This program addresses common issues that caregivers in a home health setting will face in treating a patient with Alzheimer's. Join us as we discuss the stages of Alzheimer's and the modifications that can be made in the home to help these patients.

*Includes Learning Guide 
#15273/1440   95 minutes 2010  $359.95 *Streaming available 

This program explores common mood and behavior changes of cognitively impaired persons. The significance of temporary, as opposed to permanent, cognitive changes is explained. Other problematic and situational behavior is discussed.

Objectives are:
*To recognize the difference between depression, delirium and dementia
*Identify common mod and behavior changes of patients who are cognitively impaired
*Describe ways to manage mood and behavior changes
*List and describe methods to help individuals and their families cope with cognitive changes
*Describe ways to change the patient's environment
#15272/1440   22 minutes 2011  $269.95 *Streaming available 

This program focuses on the safe transfer techniques. It will demonstrate the use of good body mechanics by health care assistants and the correct use of assistive devices frequently used to promote mobility.

*Includes Guide
#15271/1440   30 minutes 2011  $269.95 *Streaming available 

This program is designed to provide nurses in clinical practice with an overview of diabetes, risk factors, signs and symptoms associated with a diagnosis of diabetes, factors to consider when providing care to a patient diagnoses with diabetes, as well as practical steps that can be taken to encourage adherence to treatment regimens.

After completion, the viewer should be able to:
*Define the types of diabetes
*Identify signs, symptoms and risk factors for diabetes
*Describe the roles of clinical and home glucose tests
*Describe the importance of periodic and ongoing reassessment
*Describe conditions to look for when assessing patients with diabetes

A 24-page workbook is also available 
#15245/1348   29 minutes 2013  $349.95 *Streaming available 

Healthcare facilities must often deal with the results of violence outside their walls, but sometimes the violence seeps into the healthcare environment itself, as with instances of domestic or gang violence that continue into a facility. In recent years violent crime in hospitals has increased 200% and the rate of non-fatal assaults on healthcare workers is much higher than the rate of non-fatal assaults for all private-sector industries combined. Clearly, healthcare workers must empower themselves to be prepared against possible violence.

This two-part series provides healthcare workers with the education needed to identify potential sources of violence and effective strategies to prevent and reduce violence in the healthcare setting. In this way learners will be better equipped to ensure their own safety, as well as that of their coworkers and patients.

There are two 17-minute programs in this series:

This program focuses on identifying potential sources of violence and conditions that can predispose to violence to reduce the risk of assault and empower the learner to be prepared.

After completing this course, the learner should be able to:
*Identify the three primary sources of violence in healthcare
*Describe conditions in the healthcare environment that can be potential reasons for aggressive behavior
*Identify patient conditions that may predispose to violence

This program demonstrates and describes the "four R’s" of dealing with violence through recognizing the signals, resolving conflicts, responding quickly and reporting and documenting after an event.

After completing this course, the learner should be able to:
*Recognizing the signals for escalating agitation and assaultive behavior or criminal intent
*Resolving conflicts by appropriately interacting with a hostile individual
*Responding quickly if the situation is out of your control
*Describe proper reporting and documenting after an event

#15240/0595  2013  $589.95 *Streaming available 

*Replaces the previous 2004 version! Current: techniques, guidelines, and other new pertinent information have been incorporated into the films to reflect today's standards of care. This new series is also organized differently so that it is more linear, and easier for the student to understand. New information has also been added.

Clinical assignments to prenatal clinics for labor and delivery units are difficult to arrange. Even if students are assigned to these areas, there is no guarantee they will witness a birth. This comprehensive series contains real-time footage of women as they go through the gestational period, experiencing prenatal assessments, have complications that are diagnosed and treated, endure labor, utilize pharmacolohic and nonpharmacologic methods of pain management, have either a vaginal or cesarean delivery, and receive post-partum care. This video series also provides students with information on the anatomy and physiology of pregnancy as well as fetal development. Each of the five programs in this series has an accompanying Instructor's Guide with objectives, a glossary, previewing and post-viewing tests as well as discussion questions to promote critical thinking of students.

The program explores the three trimesters of antepartum period, describing the maternal physiologic alterations that occur as well as fetal development. Assessments of the mother-to-be during routine prenatal visits are presented. In addition, the common discomforts of pregnancy are outlined as are methods to alleviate them. Furthermore, screening tests that are available to detect fetal physical and genetic abnormalities are also described. This program provides the student with information on the anatomic and physiologic changes of the woman's body during pregnancy as well as fetal development through photographs, art, and animation. In addition, there is a focus on prenatal assessments performed during each trimester, including screenings for gestational diabetes and fetal genetic abnormalities or physical anomalies. 32 minutes
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Explores some of the most common complications of pregnancy including spontaneous abortion (miscarriage), ectopic pregnancy, Rh Incompatibility, gestational diabetes, placenta previa, placental abruption, pregnancy induced hypertension/pre-eclampsia, eclampsia, HELLP syndrome, and preterm delivery. Patient assessment techniques will be discussed and demonstrated and treatment modalities will be presented. This program has an accompanying Instructor's Guide, which include objectives, a glossary, previewing and post-viewing tests as well as discussion questions to promote critical thinking in students. 29 minutes
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Focuses on vaginal birth describing and showing women going through the stages of labor and delivery. Both the physiologic and emotional aspects of this period will be covered. Pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic methods of pain control are addressed. In addition, the role of a birthing coach is explored. 26 minutes
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Concentrates on the mother who is having a cesarean delivery. The rationale for type of delivery as well as the physical and psychological aspects of this procedure are explained. In addition, the analgesic management and surgical preparation are discussed... Additionally, the role of a coach during the procedure is explored. 20 minutes

Includes information on breast-feeding, hormonal changes, and physiologic healing of the birth process, whether vaginal or cesarean delivery. Parent teaching is also featured. Clinical assignments to prenatal clinics or labor and delivery units are difficult to arrange and many women are discharged soon after delivery, therefore, caring for these women may not be possible for students. Because this video was filmed with real patients who needed various forms of care and teaching, students can witness the assessments made, interventions given to alleviate discomfort, and nurse-mother interactions in which parenting techniques are discussed. 29 minutes
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#15215/0430  2013  $969.95 *CC *Streaming available 

Nurses continue to outrank other professions in Gallup's annual Honesty and Ethics Ratings of Professions since they were added to the list in 1999. What gives nurses such respect is their professionalism and dedication to their patients. This two-part series explains why and how the nursing profession has earned the high level of esteem it is granted by our society. Through a combination of vignettes and narrative description, it demonstrates and describes the actions, attitudes, behaviors and interpersonal skills that must be appreciated and developed by new nurses to maintain and build upon the high degree of respect given to this most trusted profession.

PROFESSIONALISM IN HEALTHCARE: Patient Interactions, Communication and Personal Development
This program discusses ways you can exhibit professionalism while caring for patients. It focuses on improving communications with patients and colleagues and how to improve professionalism through personal development.

PROFESSIONALISM IN HEALTHCARE: Professional Behavior, Attitude and Attire
This program will discuss the elements of professionalism focusing on personal behavior, attitude and professional attire and how these approaches and behaviors can ensure you are a responsible, accountable and self-directed member of the nursing profession.

#15195/1348  2012  $639.95 *CC *Streaming available 

Designed to increase awareness of and develop communication skills for intercultural encounters in health care, this DVD features five realistic patient scenarios that allow viewers to interact in "real time" with a patient. Viewers are prompted to pause the DVD and give a response to the patients’ questions and comments at various stages of the interactions. The DVD also features printable patient histories, transcripts of the scenarios, background information regarding the cultural groups on the DVD as well as a 17-minute lecture about effective cultural communication. 
#15151/0777   17 minutes 2011  $269.95 *Streaming available 

The program is designed to teach healthcare providers the basic communication skills needed to discuss issues surrounding death and dying with their patients. It includes intervals that allow for student responses and provides patient histories. Features five realistic patient scenarios with diverse patient types, including a pediatric patient, in which healthcare providers approach the difficult subject of death. 
#15144/0777   15 minutes 2009  $239.95 *Streaming available 

Featuring illustrative vignettes with a variety of patient types, this program explores the basic communication skills needed to interact with elderly patients and teaches how to treat older adults with respect in healthcare situations. It examines miscommunications about language affecting older adults, shows how to cope with hearing deficits in patients, and emphasizes the importance of respecting the interesting lives of elders.
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#15143/0777   15 minutes 2009  $239.95 *Streaming available 

Like all health care professionals, nurses have many variables to consider when administering patient care, in order to deliver desirable and effective outcomes. This is equally true in community, hospitals, and aged care facilities. Care plans, clinical pathways and critical pathways are some of the tools available for the management of patient care, allowing for a systematic and holistic multi-disciplinary approach to patient care. This program explains these tools and provides insight into their implementation and evaluation. Additionally, the program presents some of the innovative technological developments and initiatives that are seeing advancements in patient care management.
#15092/0545   19 minutes 2010  $249.95  Grades 8 to Adult *CC *Streaming available 

Long term experiences of pain may well become increasingly common as we head towards an ageing society beset with multiple chronic diseases. It is therefore imperative that medical professionals understand the implications of pain and incorporate appropriate actions to assess and deal with pain into their patient care. This program considers all of these issues and three pain management experts share their insights with us, examining what pain is, assessment methods and common treatments available.
#15091/0545   28 minutes 2010  $249.95  Grades 8 to Adult *CC *Streaming available 

Wound management is one of the cornerstones of good nursing care. Effective care of wounds extends far beyond the application of the wound dressing. Nurses and nursing assistants may be required to assess, plan, implement and evaluate care of wounds and in order to fulfill these roles, it is critical to have an understanding of the several basic procedures involved. In this program we examine skin anatomy, the classification of wounds, procedures, dressings, and documentation. Knowledge in each of these areas will allow nurses and nursing assistants to make well informed decisions about wound care and ultimately play an active part in promoting the healing process.
#15089/0545   20 minutes 2010  $149.95  Grades 8 to Adult *CC *Streaming available 

Health professionals have a responsibility to provide clear, concise and appropriate information to colleagues, patients and the wider community. This essential program employs a dynamic combination of dramatised scenarios, real footage on the ward, and expert comment from health professionals, to get to the heart of communication in a health care setting. It discusses how nurses can communicate more effectively, and examine blocking behaviours that we can all fall into. It also delves into specific day-to-day situations faced by nurses, demonstrating how to break bad news, providing strategies for effective handover, and responding appropriately to aggression.
#15088/0545   22 minutes 2011  $249.95  Grades 8 to Adult *CC *Streaming available 

Team nursing is founded on a philosophy that supports the achievement of goals through group action. Under the team nursing model, all members are encouraged to make suggestions and share ideas. Successful implementation of team nursing results in high levels of job satisfaction and strong motivation to give better care. This essential video resource provides nurse unit managers and nursing team members with the knowledge and practical tools needed to develop a highly effective nursing team. From forming a new team and day-to-day functioning of a team, to the secrets of a successful team, this comprehensive and insightful resource illustrates exactly why teams work best.

#15087/0545   21 minutes 2011  $249.95  Grades 8 to Adult *CC *Streaming available 

This program serves as an excellent introduction to conflict in aged care environment. It defines conflict in various forms, and explores conflicting situations specific to the aged care industry.
#15086/0545   18 minutes 2009  $149.95  Grades 8 to Adult *Streaming available 

At some point in their careers, most nurses and nursing assistants will care for patients at risk of developing pressure ulcers. Pressure ulcers are distressing, debilitating and difficult to manage. Yet in many cases pressure ulcers are readily preventable. In this program we see how understanding the causes and staging of pressure ulcers can lead to improved management. We also determine the best ways to assess a patient's risk of developing them, and discuss preventative actions like correct positioning and turning, measures that can be taken to protect skin integrity, and early intervention and treatment options. 
#15084/0545   18 minutes 2010  $149.95  Grades 8 to Adult *CC *Streaming available 

One in five people will experience some form of mental illness in a given year. It is therefore crucial that all nurses working in a general hospital setting are familiar with the different types of mental illnesses in order to provide optimum patient care and coordinate with members of the mental health team. This incisive and accessible program introduces schizophrenia and mood disorders, including depression and mania/hypomania, providing viewers with diagnostic criteria and a detailed understanding of how a patient may present when suffering from a mental illness. The program concludes with nursing interventions and traditional treatment protocols, including assessment and medication.

#15083/0545   18 minutes 2011  $249.95 *Streaming available 

Stress, on some level, is a fact of life for caregivers. This two program series discusses realistic ways for building and maintaining a positive, collaborative culture in hospitals and other challenging work environments. Internationally known speaker Camille Wade Maurice is featured.

This program looks at how morale can affect the team dynamic in terms of productivity and energy levels. It identifies situations that lower or boost team morale, and gives suggestions on how to keep staff focused on their team goal - providing the best quality care to patients.

This program will help frontline workers and managers recognize their energy levels, as well as acknowledge and deal positively with daily frustrations, co-worker and management conflicts, and time constraints. Features and Benefits: Includes applied strategies for re-energizing to meet daily goals. #12320

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*Closed Captioned
#15070/0430  2006  $699.95 *CC *Streaming available 

Featuring interviews and vignettes, this program examines communication between healthcare providers. It covers such topics as effective communication, professional roles, timeliness, attitude, and respect.

*Closed Captioned

*Streaming available 
#15069/0880   33 minutes 2010  $259.95 *CC *Streaming available 

This program describes multidisciplinary teams and emphasizes their utility in the healthcare field. It features illustrative vignettes and commentary from healthcare professionals.

*Closed Captioned

*Streaming available 
#15068/0880   33 minutes 2010  $269.95 *CC *Streaming available 

Delirium and dementia are two of the most common mental disorders elderly people face. Depression is also common in elderly people and often presents with symptoms similar to dementia or delirium. The differentiation between these three conditions can be difficult because many symptoms overlap. As the cause of so much suffering and discomfort, it is important these conditions are effectively addressed by medical staff. This program defines these conditions by detailing symptoms and speaking to medical experts. Potential risk factors, causes of delirium and assessment criteria for all three conditions are outlined along with a brief summary of management strategies. 
#15022/0545   29 minutes 2010  $249.95Adult *CC *Streaming available 

This DVD consists of seven video programs with each focusing on a particular communication and counselling skill for today's nursing practice.

Skills featured are:

*Listening and Attending (Length: 12 minutes)
*Empathy (Length: 14 minutes)
*Probing (Length: 16 minutes)
*Confronting (Length: 14 minutes)
*Self Disclosure (Length: 10 minutes)
*Immediacy (Length: 13 minutes)
* Reflecting Content/Information Giving (Length: 16 minutes)

Each of the programs contains detailed information about the skill featured. To demonstrate how the skill is practiced, scenarios realistic in today's nursing practice are shown. 
#14980/1374   95 minutes 2005  $319.95 *Streaming available 

The "real world" of community health nursing practice in rural and urban settings is explored through the voices and activities of home health nurses and public health nurses. This video highlights differences and commonalities between these two types of nursing practice. Standards of community health nursing are identified, and various roles of community health nurses are illustrated throughout.

#14973/1374   28 minutes 2010  $219.95 *Streaming available 

Infection control in a health care setting is a fundamental responsibility shared by all staff. This video resource will ensure that infection control is front of mind for every worker. It starts by outlining the four principles of infection control, followed by a detailed examination of standard precautions that must be undertaken at all times, including a step-by-step demonstration of correct hand washing technique. Transmission-based precautions are explained, grouped into three broad groups: contact, droplet, and airborne. Finally, organisational support is described, including the importance of the infection control committee and regular health screenings for all staff. 
#14923/0545   16 minutes 2011  $249.95Adult *CC *Streaming available 

Death is inevitable and a natural part of life, but for the patient this important time can be very difficult and also for their family and close friends. A health professional's role is to support the patient with maintaining their quality of life in this final stage.

In this program we provide an introduction to the important aspects of good end of life care, looking closely at the key aims of end of life care, outlining the importance of advanced care planning; examine the use of medication and nutrition; and types of support offered for grieving families and friends. This program also features a number of health professionals who provide their expertise for this difficult topic. 
#14922/0545   18 minutes 2010  $249.95Adult *CC *Streaming available 

The goal of post-stroke rehabilitation is to enable an individual who has survived a stroke to reach the highest possible level of independence and be as productive as possible. Nurses are integral to the multidisciplinary team responsible for a stroke survivor's rehabilitation program.

This comprehensive resource provides nurses with a full overview of their role in post-stroke rehabilitation. With expert insight from a clinical neuro-psychologist, occupational therapist, speech pathologist, physiotherapist, and social worker, we provide an overview of stroke and its impacts on the patient, the process of post-stroke rehabilitation, the role of nurses in rehabilitation, and the importance of total patient education. 
#14919/0545   22 minutes 2011  $249.95Adult *CC *Streaming available 

Culturally competent nursing care adapts care interventions to the cultural needs and preferences (ethnic and religious beliefs, values, and practices) of diverse clients. This program provides practical and effective methods of recognizing and dealing with the special needs of different cultures.

*Includes Facilitator's Guide 
#14904/1440   26 minutes 2012  $349.95 

Adulthood is the longest period of a person’s lifespan, realistically extending 60 or more years from age 20. However, it should be obvious that the care needs of a 25-year-old will be significantly different from the needs of a 65-year-old. This program, the third of a three-part series on age-specific care, provides nurses and other healthcare professionals with information and guidance about the age-specific care of adults at different stages of adulthood.

After completing this course, the learner should be able to:
*Explain cultural and language differences that exist among patient populations
*Describe age-specific care, nursing considerations and safety measures for young adults (20 to 40 years), middle-age adults (41 to 65 years), older adults (66 to 80 years), and elder adults (age 81 and more)

The three programs in the AGE-SPECIFIC CARE SERIES are:

*Closed Captioned is available upon request 
#14903/0440   19 minutes 2014  $369.95 *Streaming available 

The second in a series on age-specific care, this program provides nurses and other healthcare professionals with valuable information and guidance about the age-specific care of children from the preschool years through the teenage years.

After viewing this program, the learner should be able to:
*Describe the importance of age-specific care for preschoolers through teens
*Explain cultural and language differences that exist among patient populations
*Describe age-specific care, nursing considerations and safety measures for preschoolers (3 to 5 years), school-age children (5 to 8 years), pre-teens (8 to 12 years), early teens (13 to 15 years), and late teens (15 to 18 years)

*Closed Captioned available upon request

The three programs in the AGE-SPECIFIC CARE SERIES are:
#14902/0440   24 minutes 2014  $369.95 *CC *Streaming available 

Professional nursing requires a highly sophisticated set of communication skills. Every day, nurses must effectively communicate with people of differing religions, ages, sexes and cultures. To deliver the most appropriate and effective medical treatment to such a broad spectrum of people, nurses must have an understanding of the way different cultures interact. Framed as a discussion forum, this program offers a starting point for training in trans-cultural nursing.
#14887/0545   23 minutes 2010  $149.95 *CC *Streaming available 

This program is designed to help professionals play an integral part in the lives of families whose babies die in the NICU - to help them cope with their grief when faced with the death of their baby.

Chapter 1 - Preparing for the Death (22 minutes), provides professionals with an intimate and authentic view of the feelings and emotions of parents facing the death of a baby, and how they can make tangible memories of the baby plus give support to the family.
Chapter 2 - After Death (24 minutes), describes the grief and shock of the parents when the baby dies and the various ways in which professionals could lend support.
Chapter 3 - Grandparents’ and Siblings’ Grief (6 minutes), provides professionals with insights to the grief of grandparents and siblings and ways to include them during the hospital experience and during the grief process.
Chapter 4 - Caring for the Health Team (14 minutes), examines the grief experienced by health team members and ways of coping.
Chapter 5 - Diversity in the NICU (12 minutes) gives a brief overview of the major religions and how religious and cultural differences may impact the support provided by the health team.

The target audience is physicians, nurses, social workers, chaplains, and students of these professions.

*There is also a version of this video designed specifically for the families GRIEVING IN THE NICU: Mending Broken Hearts When a Baby Dies. This program is available at both the instutional price as well as a personal copy price for the families. 
#14879/0513   80 minutes 2007  $249.95 

This film illustrates the need for more compassion and care in the treatment of the infirm and highlights the importance of seeing every patient as an individual, interacting with them, and treating them with compassion. Also discusses the importance of emotional care in alignment with medical care.

What Do You See? follows a day in the life of an elderly stoke victim, played by noted actress Virginia McKenna, who makes a silent but heartfelt plea for her caregivers to notice her.

This influential and moving program is critical for every healthcare organization that works with the elderly or infirm.

By recalling the information and discussing its application, the messages will stay with the viewer long after the session's conclusion. When groups of people learn together, the results can be astounding!

*Educ. Govt NP 20% 2nd copy 50%

*Support Materials are provided on the DVD including:
Healthcare Discussion Questions, Quotes & Statements About Caring, Kindness and Aging, PowerPoint Presentation and Transcript.

Amanda Waring is a English actress, film director, producer, highly respected speaker and passionate campaigner for improving care. After witnessing the lack of compassionate and dignified care that her mother, Dame Dorothy Tutin, experienced during her treatment for leukemia, Amanda was determined to make a film that would highlight the need for respect for the elderly. Her award winning, powerfully emotional film What Do You See? starring Virginia McKenna, has been used in dignity trainings around the world. Amanda speaks frequently at conferences and workshops, and sits on many advisory boards. 
#14863/1943   7 minutes 2011  $495 *Streaming available 

This series consists of two programs...

Describes the extent of the problem of low patient literacy, demonstrates how to assess a patient's reading level, and presents useful strategies that health caregivers can use to teach this group more effectively. 26 minutes

Describes the percentage of the population with limited english proficiency, discusses the legal requirements for the use of interpreters, outlines the advantages and disadvantages of several interpretation methods, and describes strategies for healthcare professionals to use when working with an interpreter. 31 minutes 
#14620/0430   56 minutes 2001  $779.95 *CC *Streaming available 

Pediatrics is one branch of medicine that demands a focus beyond the individual patient and immediate health problems. This series focuses on the developmental stages of children over time, on the child's position within a family, on the unique cultural characteristics of the family, and on techniques of assessing and providing care in ways that minimize the trauma and upset to children who often do not fully understand what is happening.

Discusses the characteristics of these early developmental stages, including the physiological differences and some of their characteristics. Addresses ways of working with the entire family and dealing with psychosocial and cultural differences. Discusses methods of non-traumatic physical assessment and care techniques for these early developmental stages. 17 minutes

Discusses the characteristics of the developmental stage of preschoolers, including some of their physiological characteristics and appropriate forms of care. Addresses ways of working with the entire family and dealing with psychosocial and cultural differences. Discusses some methods of non-traumatic physical assessment and care techniques for preschoolers. 12 minutes

Discusses the characteristics of the developmental stage of schoolage children, including some of their physiological characteristics and appropriate forms of care. Addresses ways of working with the entire family and dealing with psychosocial and cultural differences. Discusses some methods of non-traumatic physical assessment and care techniques for school-age children. 12 minutes

Discusses the characteristics of the developmental stage of adolescence, including some of the physiological characteristics and appropriate forms of care. Addresses ways of working with the entire family and dealing with psychosocial and cultural differences. Discusses some methods of non-traumatic physical assessment and care techniques for use with adolescents, particularly as they relate to issues of weight and sexuality. 12 minutes
#14595/0440  2007  $519.95 *Streaming available 

This DVD package examines the phenomena that produce alterations in human physiologic function and the resulting human response. Viewers will understand pathophysiological changes, including how pathological processes are manifested, progress in the body, and primary and secondary effects. Focus is put on pathological factors that influence the disease process.

In order to discuss and comprehend the vast amount of information covered in these DVDs it’s advised that you pause and refer either to the textbooks or your class notes, or study materials provide here. Students must have an understanding of normal functions of the body systems in order to understand the abnormal functions and manifestations of the disease process; therefore, Anatomy and Physiology I and II is essential. Covers the principles of Pathophysiology suitable at the college and university level for nursing, premedicine, preprefessional and any level that needs basic level pathophysiology course.

Homeostatic Relationships
Cell Structure and Function
Cellular adaptation
Cellular injury
Manifestations of cellular injury
Cellular aging and death

Acute inflammation: vascular changes, cellular components, local and systemic
Chronic inflammation: role of the lymph system, systemic manifestations
Tissue Repair
Cellular regeneration
Dysfunctional wound healing
Fever and Its causes
Review inflammatory-reparative response

Cell immunity: cell mediated immune response
Humoral Mediated Immune response
Deficiencies: immunodeficiency diseases
Autoimmune diseases

Cellular proliferation: Cancer
Characteristics: classification and nomenclature
Etiology: genetic mutations , viral, epidemiology, and environmental
Clinical manifestations

Altered Leukocytic Function
Altered Erythrocytic Function
Hematologic disorders: blood dyscrasia
Leukemia and lymphoma
Alteration in coagulation: hemorrhage and thrombosis
Cerebral vascular accident, transient ischemic accident
Thrombocytopenia, polycythemia

Vascular diseases
Disorders of the heart
Valvular Disfunctions
Heart Disease and Failure
Congenital heart disease
Acquired cardiovascular disorders

Respiratory disease: restrictive, obstructive
Acute respiratory distress and pulmonary edema
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
Ventilation Mismatches
Respiratory infections

Fluid, electrolytes, and acid-base imbalance
Edema, ascites, third spacing
Glomerular disorders
Renal failure
Urinary tract obstruction, infections

*Programs are also available separately
*The first three programs above are also available as a mini-series called THE FOUNDATIONS OF PATHOPHYSIOLOGY - Ask for Minnay SKU-PATH 11 
#14593/1367  2008  $699.95 

This series introduces concepts basic to beginning nursing practice. Emphasis is placed on the application of the nursing process to provide and manage care as a member of the discipline of nursing. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate beginning competence in caring for individuals with common alterations of health. Covers all the topics taught in the college and undergraduate level nursing level LPN/LVN, RN and BSN. 
#14590/1367  2008  $389.95 

This 13 part series covers the principles of human anatomy and physiology. Presents the anatomical structures and physiological relationships to function. Covers all topics that are normally dealt with in two regular semesters at the university or college level depth; describes microscopic and gross structures, physiological concepts and system by system coverage of the Human Body.

Each lecture is between 30-45 minutes.

This introduces the study of Anatomy and Physiology, Anatomical terminology, planes and body cavities. It goes further to discuss different levels of organization from atomic chemical level, cellular, tissue to organismal levels of organization of the human body

This looks at the physiology and physics of the bones and muscles. It examines the anatomy of specific organizations of skeletal system and the muscle groups as it focuses on the anatomy and physiology of the skeleton and then musculature in perspective.

The lectures continue with a look at the very reason for the existence of all the other organ systems: the nervous system. It explores the structure and function of the spinal cord and the brain. This lecture covers the anatomy and physiology of the spinal cord and the spinal nerves, addresses the unconscious workings of the autonomic nervous system and all-important.

This topic focuses on the study the anatomy and physiology of the body control by biological messengers or signals called hormones. Different modes of actions of hormones and their effects on target organs are studied, some of the glands include hypothalamus, pituitary gland and the adrenal glands, thyroids, parathyroid's, pancreas, gonads, adrenal and placenta. cranial nerves. Students learn about the wonders of sight and the eye, ears, hearing, and balance.

The course opens with the cardiovascular system, focusing on the Blood, Heart and Blood Vessels. The topic focuses on different components and composition of Blood, and their functions, parts and function of the Heart and their responsibilities, and how the processes can break down. Hemodynamics complete the cardiovascular system with descriptions of the anatomy and physiology of the great vessels of the body, including arteries, veins, and their relationships and dynamics of Blood pressure.

This topic addresses the structure and function of the body’s major defense mechanism, the immune system and the lymphatic systems role in body defense and transport system.

This topic focuses mainly of the anatomy and physiology of the respiratory system, mechanisms of perfusion and gaseous exchange at the lungs to the alveolar level. Different physiological volumes are discusses in details and their practical applications.

This lecture series starts with the anatomy and physiology of the upper portion of the gastrointestinal tract - the mouth, esophagus, and stomach - continuing with the pancreas, liver, and the biliary tree, small intestine, colon, and rectum.

This lecture focuses on metabolism and energy balance of the body, production of energy and its distribution and expenditure.

This is key topic as it covers the homeostatic balances of fluids, electrolytes, acid-bases and water throughcomplex mechanisms such as biological buffer systems, neural and hormonal controls.

This lecture focuses on the kidneys, ureters, and bladders function in control of elimination and blood pressure via Renin-Angiotensin-System (RAS).

The anatomy and physiology of the male and female reproductive systems is their function of procreation are covered in details.

This concludes the course in Anatomy and Physiology by studying the different aspects and stages of growth after conception, passing and expressions of genes and morphogenesis.

*Programs are also available separately 
#14570/1367  2008  $369.95 

This series helps students bridge the gap between concepts and application by presenting case studies for common complex medical-surgical disorders. Using a nursing-process approach, the cases provide a true-to-life context by which students can better appreciate and understand their course assignments.

Each of the eight modules (on one DVD) is 30 minutes and follows a nurse caring for a patient with a particular disorder. The overall series highlights the following aspects of nursing care:
* Assessment and Nursing Diagnosis (for the particular disorder)
* Implementation (including specific skills associated with the disorder)
* Communication
* Patient Teaching

The modules begin with nurses changing shifts and also shows nurse and patient interaction - ideal to model behavior for students. Realistic settings and diverse patients and healthcare providers prepare students for actual clinical environments. Content shows how to link assessments with interventions and how to integrate skills and techniques learned in various courses with actual patient care.

The following cases are presented:
Pain; Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease; Diabetes; Heart Failure; Myocardial Infarction; Cancer; HIV (Pneumonia); and, Cerebrovascular Accident.
#14439/1293   60 minutes 2010  $4,195.95 

This dynamic video follows a nursing student as she performs a head-to-toe examination in real time. With guidance from her instructor, the student exhibits proper assessment techniques and demonstrates how assessment of specific body systems can be integrated into a seamless comprehensive exam. Because it focuses on the most common techniques used in nursing, it is ideal for beginning students.
#14438/1293   60 minutes 2007  $319.95 

A new, nursing specific health assessment series consisting of six volumes. Volume 1 presents the basics of nursing health assessment and techniques of interviewing, performing the physical assessment, and collecting data. Volume 2 covers foundational assessments. Volumes 3, 4, 5, and 6 systematically address assessment of all the body systems. This video series can be used in conjunction with any nursing health assessment text. The content is appropriate for undergraduate nursing students.

Topic 1: Basics of Nursing Health Assessment Topic 2: Techniques of Interviewing Topic 3: Health History Taking Topic 4: Physical Examination Topic 5: Validating, Documenting, and Analyzing Data

Topic 1: Mental Status and General Survey Topic 2: Vital Signs and Pain Topic 3: Domestic Violence Topic 4: Nutrition

Topic 1: Skin, Hair, and Nails Topic 2: Head and Neck Topic 3: Eyes Topic 4: Ears, Nose, Mouth, and Throat

Topic 1: Thorax and Lungs Topic 2: Neck Vessels and Heart Topic 3: Peripheral Vascular and Lymphatic Systems Topic 4: Abdomen

Topic 1: Breasts and Regional Lymphatics and Female Genitalia Topic 2: Male Genitalia, Anus, Rectum, and Prostate Topic 3: Advanced Assessment of the Female Genitalia (from Bates' Visual Guide to Physical Assessment) Topic 4: Advanced Assessment of the Anus, Rectum, and Prostate (from Bates' Visual Guide to Physical Assessment)

VOLUME 6: REGIONAL EXAMINATIONS: MUSCULOSKELETAL AND NEUROLOGICAL Topic 1: Musculoskeletal System Topic 2: Neurological System

*These programs are not sold separately
#14434/1293   50 minutes 2011  $5,389.95 

This training program is designed to educate your employees on how to protect themselves from bloodborne pathogens. Presents the circumstances of an exposure situation from three perspectives: the victim, the responder and the co-worker. Each tells their story and how it relates to how the viewer needs to protect themselves any time they are potentially exposed to an incident involving blood

Viewers will learn: What Bloodborne Pathogens are and how they are transmitted; Information on Universal Precautions and Personal Protective Equipment; and, Proper work practices for cleanup and exposure response.

*Explanation of the OSHA Standard
*Step-by-step Instructions for How to Develop Your Exposure Control Plan
*Code of Federal Regulations
*OSHA Requirements
*Written Program Development
*Bloodborne Pathogens Written Exposure Control Plan
*Recordkeeping Forms:
(Exposure Determination Form I, Exposure Determination Form II; Exposure Incident Checklist; Exposure Incident Report; Bloodborne Pathogens Training Record; Source Individual Medical Release/Refusal Form; Sample Form Letter to Health Care Provider;
Bloodborne Pathogens Program Evaluation; Bloodborne Pathogens Equipment List; Exposed Employee Medical Release Form; amd. HBV Vaccination Declination Statement.)

*Includes Administrative Materials; 5 Employee Handbooks; Software Templates; Overhead Templates in Microsoft Word and PowerPoint
#14424/0490   15 minutes 2009  $495 *CC *Streaming available 

These three documentary-style videos demonstrate nursing care of children and families. Each video covers five age groups - infant, toddler, pre-school, school age, and adolescent - and includes nurse, patient, and family interviews.

Volume 1, GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT, shows normal physical, psychosocial, and cognitive development from infancy through adolescence.

Volume 2, COMMUNICATING WITH CHILDREN AND FAMILIES, provides communication techniques specific to each age group.

Volume 3, CARE OF THE HOSPITALIZED CHILD, focuses on involving family caregivers, promoting growth and development, safety, pain management, and medication in the hospital setting.

*Programs are available individually
#14397/1293  2005  $899.95 

This series authored by Pamela J. Carter offers step-by-step demonstrations of more than 40 key technical skills. Also promotes qualities such as compassion and empathy, and demonstrates non-technical skills such as: respecting the individual, caring for people with dementia, death and dying, and entry into the workforce.

*Each DVD can also be purchased separately: Each DVD is divided into chapters for ease of use.
1. RESPECTING THE INDIVIDUAL: Resident and Patient Rights
#14395/1293  2005  $2,119.95 

Each module of this series shows step-by-step examinations with rationales for the clinician's actions and contains expanded discussions of health history taking, interviewing, and describing findings. Graphics throughout illustrate key components of anatomy and physiology. Patients and actual expert clinicians represent diverse age groups and cultures to reflect realistic practice settings.

*Each program may also be purchased separately
*Modules 1 to 12 are also available at a special price as is Modules 13 to 18

4. CARDIOVASCULAR: Neck Vessels and Heart
5. CARDIO: Peripheral Vascular System
11. NERVOUS SYSTEM: Cranial Nerves and Motor Systems
12. NERVOUS SYSTEM: Sensory System and Reflexes
#14390/1293  2004  $6,859.95 

A salient feature of successful pediatric obesity is family involvement. This program provides an overview of the Wellness Fitness Awareness Nutrition (FAN) Program, which addresses the prevention and treatment of childhood obesity through observational learning and active play in a simulated home environment (The Healthy House). Also discusses how adapting concepts from social cognitive theory can enable healthy lifestyle choices to be modeled in a real-life setting, which may be translated into healthy behaviors in both the home and community.

Among the topics covered:
* Models of obesity
* Rethinking the model
* Wellness F.A.N.
* Looking ahead
* Decision making
* Cost/benefit of an exercise program
* Habits
* Contextual psychology
#14388/0463   65 minutes 2010  $89.95 

Hosted by a nurse expert, this series offers engaging reality-based footage, interviews with patients, caregivers, and nurses, and detailed step-by-step demonstration of skills. A unique feature of these programs is coverage of unexpected situations, with a focus on how to appropriately respond when a skill deviates from the normal steps.


*These programs are not sold separately
#14385/1293  2010  $7,949.95 

The ultimate training tool for general orientation, this concise program highlights all the infection prevention mandatories in just 17 minutes!! The learning objective is to educate all staff on the mandatory infection prevention issues in a clear, easy-to-understand format

All staff must become aware of the causes of infection, how pathogens are spread, and the consequences of infection to patients, as well as infection prevention strategies. This concise program highlights all the mandatories, and encourages staff to develop habits that keep infection prevention top-of-mind.

Topics covered include:
*Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAIs)
*Multiple-Drug Resistant Organisms (MDROs)
*The Chain of Infection (how infections are acquired and pathogens spread)
*Standard Precautions, as outlined by the CDC including: Hand Hygiene, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), Environmental Cleaning and Disinfection, Cleaning and Disinfection of Patient Care Devices and Equipment, Cough Etiquette/Respiratory Hygiene
*Bloodborne Pathogens and Safe Injection Practices as required by OSHA
*Transmission-based Precautions, as outlined by the CDC including: Airborne Precautions and Tuberculosis, Droplet Precautions, Contact Precautions, and the Protective Environment
*Influenza and Hepatitis B Vaccination

Good Infection Prevention habits will save lives!

Use this program for:
*New Employee Orientation
*Remedial/Risk Reduction Training
*General Staff Education

*Includes Bonus Resource CD containing a 10-Question Post Test and Study Points

#14362/0595   17 minutes 2007  $269.95 

This series (9 programs on 1 DVD) includes over sixty-five basic skills that a nursing assistant may encounter whether working in assisted living, long term care, or acute care settings that combined offer one hundred and eighty minutes of programmed material. These skills are step-by-step, real time skills performed by actual nursing assistants, and some skills involve real patients! Narration is used to describe each step, and snippets of dialogue between the patient and nursing assistant are provided to demonstrate soft skills. The perfect training tool for any nursing assisting curriculum or for on-the-job training.

The series includes:

Basics of Communication
Observation & Reporting

Beginning Procedure Actions
Ending Procedure Actions

Performing Hand Hygiene
Applying Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Removing Contaminated Gloves
Removing Contaminated Gown & Mask

Basic Rules of Body Mechanics
Turning the Patient to the Side-Lying Position
Moving the Patient to the Head of the Bed
Logrolling the Patient
Applying a Transfer Belt
Transferring the Patient from Bed to Wheelchair- One Assistant
Transferring the Patient from Wheelchair to Bed- Two Assistants
Sliding-Board Transfer from Bed to Wheelchair
Independent Transfer, Standby Assist
Transferring the Patient from Bed to Stretcher
Transferring the Patient using a Mechanical Lift
Transferring the Patient using a Stand Lift
Ambulating the Patient using a Cane & Two-Point Gait
Ambulating the Patient using a Walker & Three-Point Gait
Assisting the Falling Patient

Measuring a Tympanic Temperature
Measuring a Temporal Artery Temperature
Counting Radial & Apical-Radial Pulses
Counting Respirations
Measuring Blood Pressure
Measuring Weight & Height

Making a Closed Bed
Opening the Closed Bed
Making an Occupied Bed
Assisting with the Shower
Performing a Bed Bath
Performing a Bag Bath
Male & Female Perineal Care
Hand & Fingernail Care
Hair Care & Bed Shampoo
Dressing & Undressing the Patient
Oral Care for Responsive & Unresponsive Patients
Caring for Dentures
Performing a Backrub
Shaving a Male Patient

Assisting with the Bedpan, Urinal, & Bedside Commode
Collecting a Clean-Catch Urine Specimen
Giving Indwelling Catheter Care
Emptying a Urinary Drainage Bag
Connecting & Emptying a Urinary Leg Bag
Applying a Condom Catheter
Changing Adult Briefs
Collecting a Stool Specimen and Testing for Occult Blood
Giving a Commercially Prepared Enema
Basic Nutrition & Special Diets
Measuring and Recording Intake & Output
Assisting with Meal Trays
Feeding the Dependent Patient & Recording Food Intake

Assisting the Patient to Deep Breathe and Cough
Performing Postoperative Leg Exercises
Applying Elasticized Stockings
Assisting with Sequential Compression Hosiery
Assisting the Patient to Dangle

Pressure Ulcers: Causes, Prevention, & Treatment
Applying Over-the-Counter Ointment
Changing a Clean Dressing
Checking Capillary Refill
Using a Pulse Oximeter
Assisting with Oxygen Therapy
Maintaining Placement of a Nasal Cannula
Assisting the Patient with an Incentive Spirometer
Collecting a Sputum Specimen
Performing Passive Range-of-Motion (ROM) Exercises
Obtaining a Finger Stick Blood Sugar
#14350/0430   180 minutes 2012  $3,059.95 *CC *Streaming available 

We are already a culturally diverse country and we continue to become increasingly moreso with new immigrants arriving and those already here raising families. However, healthcare providers still largely come from a white background - almost 82%. Unfamiliar languages, beliefs, cultural practices, eating habits, etc., all present potential obstacles to the nurse providing care.

This three-part series has been updated with new and current information and a more engaging look to help the nurse effectively recognize the challenges faced in providing care to a multicultural population and develop strategies to address these needs. All programs are CC and available individually as well as a series.

The objectives of this program are:
*Explain the importance of providing culturally and linguistically appropriate care.
*Describe the CLAS standards put forth by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
*Describe the 3 categories within the CLAS standards: Culturally Aware Care, Language Access, and Organizational Support.
*Explain how to establish and implement an action plan that recognizes and enforces the CLAS standards.

The objectives of this program are:
*Describe the importance of cultural awareness in the healthcare field.
*Explain some of the cultural differences that exist among patient populations
*Describe some of the major cultural awareness studies that have been completed over the past 60 years
*Explain the components of several key models that are designed to foster cultural awareness within the healthcare system.

The objectives of this program are:
*Describe the importance of providing culturally and linguistically appropriate care.
*Explain key, specific ways that you can take to ensure that you provide appropriate care to different ethnic groups, including people from Eastern Europe, The Middle East, Asia, and Latin America. 
#14225/0552  2013  $899.95 *CC 

This culture-changing program demonstrates (through real interactions) how person-centered care and knowledge of the resident can reduce dementia-related episodes, such as, sundowning and aggressive-protective reactions when bathing, and wanting to leave.

As it pinpoints the crucial role of the CNA as caregiver and friend, it also shows the importance of communicating directly, and creating a true "relationship" with persons with dementia. Caregivers will learn valuable tips to redirect and lessen anxieties for persons with dementia while preserving their personal autonomy and dignity.

The program covers: building and maintaining a relationship; dealing with difficult situations;
communicating to show respect; accepting their reality; respecting the person's preferences; encouraging use of remaining abilities.

A must-see for new and veteran caregivers!
#14223/2010   25 minutes 2011  $199.95 

This program presents sessions from a one-day course designed to provide the knowledge, skills, and tools for healthcare professionals to effectively and efficiently promote healthy lifestyle changes in their patients. Harvard Medical School faculty present five hours of cutting-edge information on Lifestyle Medicine, nutrition, wellness coaching, and behavior change on a 2-disc DVD set, including:

LIFESTYLE MEDICINE: Tools for Success Edward M. Phillips, MD, Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Harvard Medical School

NUTRITION AND WEIGHT MANAGEMENT: Evidence-Based Review Helen K. Delichatsios, MD, Director of Nutritional Education at Harvard Medical School

EXERCISE IS MEDICINE TM: The Exercise Prescription Edward M. Phillips, MD, Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Harvard Medical School

WELLNESS COACHING: An Overview and Demonstration Margaret Moore, MBA, Co-Director of the McLean Hospital/Harvard Medical School Institute of Coaching

BEHAVIOR CHANGE: Tools to Spur Your Patients into Action Susan Parks, PhD, Clinician and Post-Doctoral Neuropsychology Training Director at McLean Hospital

PHYSICIAN-HEALTH COACH COLLABORATION: A Symbiotic Relationship Elizabeth Pegg Frates, MD, Clinical Instructor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Harvard Medical School
#14130/0463   300 minutes 2010  $149.95 

One of the most disturbing facts is that although obesity is at an all-time high, 57 million people are dieting. How can we inspire and educate our clients to place value on their health and let the natural size follow? For too long diets have ruled women's (and men's) lives and created an unhealthy relationship with food. Learn how you can inspire your clients to hunger for health and gain a new respect for and relationship with food and their body.

Among topics covered:
* Who is the average weight-loss client?
* The major mistake
* The damage of diets
* The stigma of obesity
* What the obese population needs
* Change food relationships
* National weight control registry

#14128/0463   98 minutes 2010  $89.95 

*Features Darren G. Candow, Ph.D., Mark Tarnopolsky, M.D., Ph.D., Philip D. Chilibeck, Ph.D., A. Russell Tupling, Ph.D.
Four presentations from the Select Symposium at the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) annual meeting address the impact of selected exercise training regimens and targeted supplementation efforts on older adults. Featuring two hours of authoritative information and insights, including:
* Introduction (Darren G. Candow)
* Resistance Exercise Training in Older Adults: Potential Role for Creating Supplementation, 2010 (Mark Tarnopolsky)
* Effect of Exercise Training Combined With Soy Isoflavone Supplementation on Bone in Postmenopausal Women (Philip D. Chilibeck)
* Inherent Compensatory Adaptations in Aging Skeletal Muscle and the Effects of Chronic Endurance Exercise Training (A. Russell Tupling)

#14127/0463   120 minutes 2010  $149.95 

The aging of the baby boomer generation will dramatically increase the need for home care, opening up opportunities in a frequently overlooked field. This program explores the challenging and deeply satisfying work of the home health aide and the personal care assistant - revealing the skills and special personality traits these jobs require and the personal rewards that come from helping people "age in place" with a degree of independence. Interviews with experienced practitioners clear up any confusion a student might have, showing that home health aides and personal care assistants deal with a patient's nutrition, hygiene, and safety more than with cooking, cleaning, and other household duties that may be needed. The program also points out the pleasant variety these positions involve, as aides and assistants often commute to several different homes during the course of a day. The training and certification courses for becoming a home health aide or personal care assistant, along with the possibilities for career advancement, are highlighted.

*Includes a PDF Instructor's Guide

*Correlates to national and state board certification standards.

#14107/0635   22 minutes 2008  $119.95 

This second edition set contains updated nursing skills to reflect current standards and practice, which would include medication administration, standard precautions, safety guidelines and HIPAA guidelines. Over 400 minutes of training material - an extremely valuable tool for learning and reviewing a wide variety of essential nursing skills.

Table of Contents include:

1. Physical Assessment.
2. Vital Signs.
3. Basic Care I: Personal Care.
4. Basic Care II: Bed-Making.
5. Basic Care III: Infection Control.
6. Basic Care IV: Aiding Client Movement.
7. Basic Care V: Aiding Client Movement.
8. Specimen Collection.
9. Nutrition and Elimination I.
10. Nutrition and Elimination II: Catheter Care.
11. Nutrition and Elimination III.
12. Wound Care.
13. Medication Administration I.
14. Medication Administration II: Routes of Administration.
15. Medication Administration III: Parenteral Medication.
16. Medication Administration IV: Intravenous Medication.
17. Circulatory I: Venipuncture and Starting IV Therapy.
18. Circulatory II: Maintaining IV Therapy.
19. Circulatory III: Blood Transfusions.
20. Oxygenation.

#14060/0430   400 minutes 2011  $5,246.95 

This three program series - filmed in the Mother/Baby Unit of Intermountain Utah Valley Regional Medical using mothers during their actual postpartum experience and newborns in the Nursery and Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NBICU) - vividly and accurately demonstrates the nurses' role in the care of the new mother and baby.

Covers the nurse's role in the comprehensive care needed for mothers who experience a vaginal or Cesarean birth. 29 minutes
*Click here to VIEW CLIP

Illustrates the nurse's responsibility in Apgar scoring and performing both an initial and brief assessment soon after birth followed by a comprehensive physical examination. A demonstration of health screening for hemoglobin level, hypoglycemia, mandatory metabolic and endocrine problems is covered as well as the administration of Vit. K and eye medication. 29 minutes
*Click here to VIEW CLIP

Demonstrates the nurse examining term, pre-term and post-term infants to determine their gestational age. 20 minutes
*Click here to VIEW CLIP 
#13978/0430   78 minutes 2011  $1,549.95 *CC *Streaming available 

This series begins with the normal physiology of glucose regulation then delves into both types 1 and 2 diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome, and pre-diabetes. Each of these states is described in detail with emphasis on their pathophysiology, risk factors, diagnostic criteria, signs and symptoms, and related complications.

Various methods of glucose monitoring are explored, including self-monitoring with a standard glucose meter and use of the new continuous glucose monitoring system. Assessments such as hemoglobin A1C, average blood glucose, estimated average glucose, 1, 5 anhydroglucitol, and urine for ketones are outlined with information about the rationale for their use and testing schedules, and normal and abnormal values.

Finally hypoglycemia, including hypoglycemia unawareness, and hyperglycemic events such as diabetic ketoacidosis and hyperosmolar hyperglycemic state are reviewed. The seven programs provide a wealth of information for physicians, nurses, and other healthcare providers working with individuals with diabetes, and may be used for patient education.

It is vital that the physiology of glucose regulation be understood so that patients with diabetes can be well cared for. This program describes the roles of the pancreas and liver in maintaining normoglycemia. In addition, insulin is discussed, including its effect on carbohydrate, fat, and protein metabolism. Finally, the counter-regulatory hormones are explored. Art is used throughout this presentation to enhance and explain the material.
17 minutes DVD: 978-0-8400-2036-9

This program focuses on type 1 diabetes, a disorder that most often affects children, adolescents, and young adults. The American Diabetic Association's (ADA) criteria for its diagnosis are discussed. In addition, the possible causes, common signs and symptoms, pathophysiology, and complications of this disease are explored. Art is used throughout for emphasis and clarity. 11 minutes DVD: 978-0-8400-2037-6

This program focuses on type 2, the most prevalent form of diabetes. The ADA's criteria for its diagnosis are discussed. Furthermore, the causes - including obesity and sedentary lifestyle, pathophysiology, common signs and symptoms, and complications of this disease - are explained. Art is used throughout to enhance the materials presented. 12 minutes
DVD: 978-0-8400-2038-3

This program focuses on two conditions which put individuals at risk for the development of type 2 diabetes. The first is Metabolic Syndrome, whose definition and cause are not completely clear. Therefore, criteria for diagnosis as developed by World Health Organization (WHO), the National Cholesterol Education Program - Adult Panel - III (NCEP - ATP - III), and the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) are all included. In addition, several theories about the cause of the syndrome - including insulin resistance and hormonal influences - are explored. Furthermore, treatment protocols such as exercise, weight loss, and diet are explained. The second condition is pre-diabetes. Risk factors and diagnostic criteria for this state are listed. Techniques to reduce the chance of this state from progressing into type 2 diabetes are also discussed. 12 minutes
DVD: 978-0-8400-2039-0

Glucose monitoring is the best tool to prevent complications associated with diabetes. This program will describe several types of equipment including the standard glucose meter as well as a continuous glucose monitoring system. In addition, hemoglobin A1C and average blood glucose values will be explained, including a new approach which allows for easy comparison of the two assessments. The measurement of 1, 5 anhydroglucitol and urine ketone testing will also be described. 12 minutes DVD: 978-0-8400-2040-6

Hypoglycemia is a common occurrence in individuals with both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. This program focuses on the pathology associated with this disturbance as well as its signs and symptoms, treatment protocols, and prevention strategies. In addition, hypoglycemia unawareness is explained. Both art and scenarios are used to complement the material presented. 17 minutes DVD: 978-0-8400-2041-3

This program provides information on two of the most serious forms of hyperglycemia: diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) which is associated with type 1 diabetes and hyperosmolar hyperglycemic state (HHS) which is related to type 2. Each of these disorders is discussed using scenarios and art. Information on their pathophysiology as well as the signs and symptoms and diagnostic criteria of each entity is featured. In addition, interventions used in the management of the acute phases of both conditions are outlined. 17 minutes
DVD: 978-0-8400-2042-0.
#13977/0430   98 minutes 2009  $2,779.95 *CC *Streaming available 

This series describes different techniques that can be used to impart knowledge and facilitate learning, provide support to patient and family members when serious or life-threatening illness or injury is diagnosed, and to help loved-ones cope with unexpected death.

There are four programs in this series:

Scenarios are used throughout to illustrate effective communication as well as ineffective communication and its consequences. Tips are provided that describe techniques that are beneficial to the patient as well as staff members.

*Programs are delivered all on one DVD and are not available separately
#13976/0430  2011  $1,399.95 *CC *Streaming available 

The learning objective of this program is to educate healthcare professionals on ways to prevent patient falls in the hospital setting.

Ten percent of fatal falls for older adults actually occur in hospitals - the very place where patients should be safe! Developed for the interdisciplinary Fall Prevention Team of nurses, physicians, physical therapists, and pharmacists, this program includes evidence-based strategies, protocols and interventions to prevent patient falls and reduce the severity of fall-related injuries.

Highlights from this program include:
*Assessing patient risk factors including medical history, diseases, age-related issues, medications, gait and balance issues, and sensory and cognitive impairments
*Environmental hazards and interventions
*Protocols for high-risk patients
*Patient and family education
*Mobility aids and fall prevention technology
*Communication and documentation
#13961/0595   18 minutes 2008  $349.95 

The success of a respiratory therapist often relies on execution of hands-on skills. This series provides skills-based demonstration within the context of real-world scenarios. Additional animation enhances the video and facilitates comprehension of these procedures and therapies. The case based approach presents common scenarios the respiratory therapist encounters in actual practice. This allows for observation of patient assessment, interaction, and communication. Use the DVD to supplement your lectures or to enhance demonstration in a skills lab.

Exacerbation of COPD.
Pulse Oximetry.
Oxygen Therapy.
Application of a Nasal Cannula.
Patient History.
Physical Assessment.
Equipment and Technique Used for Auscultation.
Breathing Therapies.
Unresponsive Patient with Shallow Respirations, Unknown Cause.
Arterial Blood Gas Analysis.
Application of the Non-Rebreather Mask.
Home Use of CPAP.
Respiratory Failure and use of Bi-Level Airway Pressure.
Bronchial Hygiene for the Treatment of Cystic Fibrosis.
Vest Airway System.
Flutter Device.
Incentive Spirometry Post Surgery.
Exacerbation of Asthma.
Aerosol Therapy.
Peak Flow Meter.
Cardiac Arrest.
Ventilator Check.
Endotracheal Suctioning.
Suspected Drug Overdose.
#13920/1423  2011  $839.95 *Streaming available 

This program is the first in a series focusing on age-specific care. This series covers cultural and communications considerations that apply across many age ranges. This program describes physical, motor, sensory, cognitive, and psychosocial characteristics and considerations for neonates, infants and toddlers.

After viewing this program the learner should be able to:
*Describe the importance of age-specific care for neonates, infants, and toddlers
*Explain cultural and language differences that exist among patient populations
*Describe age-specific care, nursing considerations and safety measures for neonates (birth to 28 days), younger infants (4 weeks to 6 months) and older infants (6 months to 1 year), and toddlers (1 year to 3 years)

*Closed Captioned available upon Request
#13841/0440   22 minutes 2014  $369.95 *CC *Streaming available 

The goal of this program is to promote safe drug administration by medical personnel, as well as by the layperson. Part I covers information related to factors that impact the occurrence of medication errors, methods of prevention, and educational guidelines. Part II reviews basic medication administration information. 
#13836/1440   50 minutes 2010  $399.95 

This series is a great resource for training dental assistants. Whether formal or informal training is provided, this invaluable series is a must! Includes animation to reinforce complex topics and procedures. Provides quizzes at the end of each section to test retention.

VIDEO 1: Introduction to Chairside Assisting covers seating the patient, dismissing the patient, tip placement for evacuation of the oral cavity, and one-handed instrument transfer.

VIDEO 2: Dental Radiography covers radiography infection control procedures, full mouth radiographs, full mouth pediatric radiographs, processing radiographs using an automatic processor, and mounting radiographs.

VIDEO 3: Infection Control Techniques covers personal protective equipment and handwashing, preparing the dental treatment room, completion of dental treatment, final treatment room disinfecting and cleaning, treatment of contaminated tray in sterilization center.

VIDEO 4: Restorative Dental Materials covers mixing glass ionmer cement, composite restorative material, mixing dental amalgam, mixing zinc oxide eugenol cement, mixing polycarboxylate cement.

VIDEO 5: Laboratory Impression, Materials and Amp; Techniques covers taking an alginate impression, pouring an alginate impression, trimming diagnostic casts/study models, taking a bite registration, constructing self-cured and vacuum-formed acrylic resin custom trays.

*Each program is 20 to 25 minutes
#13800/0430  2007  $2,330.95 

This newly revised fall prevention program teaches care providers how to reduce the risk of falls inside and outside of the home while encouraging independence.

Falls are a serious concern for older adults. Each year more than 30% of people over 65 fall. Most falls occur at home, while people are performing everyday activities such as walking, climbing stairs or getting in or out of bed. Falls are the leading cause of death from injury for older adults.

Learn about medical conditions that contribute to falls, why the elderly are at greater risk for falls and how to make the home a safe environment.

Topics include:
* Physical and emotional effects of a fall
* The goal of fall prevention
* Falls and the older adult
* Fall prevention for care providers
* Proper shoes
* How to prevent falls in and around the home
* Using a gait belt
* Medications that increase fall risk
* Walkers

Includes support materials (outline, learning objectives, key points and definitions, test and answer key)
#13786/1315   19 minutes 2010  $179.95 

This classic award-winning video takes a look back at the life of an elderly woman teaches viewers to look inside to develop their own capacity for human understanding and growth. One purchaser, a medical librarian, put it better than we can: "A classic ... timeless for teaching and learning in the School of Nursing."

*See also PEEGE - This touching, poignant film portrays a family’s Christmas visit to their grandmother, a patient in a nursing home, and their sense of despair and isolation as they struggle vainly to communicate. But when other family members leave the room, one grandson stays behind, touching her hand and her hair and reminiscing about Peege as a laughing, fun-loving person. The young man leaves, tearful and unsure whether he penetrated her loneliness.
#13713/1733   12 minutes $59.95 *Streaming available 

Preventing the transmission of infective organisms is an important aspect of healthcare and a major concern for all nurses. This four-program series looks at ways in which this transmission takes place, and actions the nurse must perform to prevent this from occurring.

This program demonstrates proper hand washing and hand decontamination using alcohol-based agents, describes actions required for observing Standard Precautions, and demonstrates handling of equipment and supplies used in providing patient care in ways that help prevent the spread of infection.

This program discusses and demonstrates the selection and use of gloves, and sterile technique, including creating a sterile field and performing a sterile procedure.

This program reviews the Chain of Infection, describes performing an assessment of risk for infection, and describes risk factors for infection.

This program demonstrates and describes techniques for observing Transmission-Based Precautions, including a demonstration of proper techniques for donning personal protective equipment.
#13605/1348  2010  $1,039.95 *CC 

Many types of germs cause many types of illnesses - including the common cold or flu, foodborne illness, hantavirus, or plague. These germs can spread easily from one person to another and have wide-reaching effects. Staying healthy is important to you and everyone you come into contact with. An understanding of how germs are spread, how to stop their spread, and even how to remove them will leave you feeling cleaner, healthier, and happier.

1. Discuss hand hygiene choices.
2. Describe the appropriate situations for using alcohol-based hand sanitizers.
3. Describe the appropriate situations when handwashing is the preferred method.
4. Select the appropriate hand hygiene method for the situations provided.
#13599/2035   15 minutes 2010  $379.95 *CC 

Nurses use a holistic model of care in which they must be prepared to assess, identify, understand, and address everything that influences the care they give. Culture is one such factor. Holistic care involves understanding and appreciating the effects of culture on the clients' biophysical, psychological, social, and environmental dimensions. This program identifies cultural practices and beliefs in areas that affect nursing care, explains how culture affects patients' lives, and describes effective communication in the provision of culturally appropriate care.

1. List some aspects of culture, and define and describe the term culturally competent care.
2. Describe how culture affects various areas of the clients' lives.
3. Describe how culture affects healthcare beliefs and practices, and identify common problems of minority clients in healthcare facilities.
4. Identify potential problems and discuss guidelines for effective cross-cultural communication.
5. List three elements that influence the interpretation of communication and describe cultural considerations for personal space and eye contact.
#13598/2035   28 minutes 2010  $379.95 *CC 

Understanding how to care for the physical, emotional, and psychosocial needs of older adults often calls for a special set of skills. From determining nutritional status and detecting delirium to evaluating physical functionality and recognizing elder abuse, each of the 28 programs in this series encourages a critical-thinking, evidence-based approach that yields an accurate assessment, then shows how to translate the assessment results into an effective, multidisciplinary Plan of Care. This groundbreaking, new series offers a consistent, "how-to" training format that equips caregivers to provide age-specific assessments and appropriate interventions to conditions that are often overlooked or misdiagnosed in many older adults.



Activities of Daily Living

Alcohol Misuse


Caregiver Stress

Collaborating With Families

Cognitive Impairment

BRIEF EVALUATION OF EXECUTIVE DYSFUNTION: An Essential Refinement in the Assessment Of Cognitive Impairment 36 minutes


DELIRIUM: The Under-Recognized Medical Emergency 51 minutes



FALL RISK ASSESSMENT (Hendrich II) 34 minutes

Inappropriate Medication Use


Overall Assessment
FULMER SPICES: An Overall Assessment Tool For Older Adults 20 minutes


Post-Traumatic Stress
HOROWITZ IMPACT OF EVENT SCALE - Revised: An Assessment of Post-Traumatic Stress In Older Adults 40 minutes

Pressure Ulcers

OLDER ADULT SEXUALITY: A Continuing Human Need 37 minutes


*** Other related programs***


AGED CARE: Assessing Skin Conditions 24 minutes 2008

AGED CARE: Managing Incontinence 24 minutes 2008




#13590/2010  2009  $899.95 

A practical guide to implementing a multidimensional balance and mobility training program to address the increasing incidence of falls among older adults. A research-based resource with a range of balance and mobility assessments and detailed instructions on implementing the FALLPROOF program.

Written by Dr. Debra Rose, foremost expert in balance disorders and programming, the book continues to be the only text to address the multiple dimensions that contribute to balance and mobility. By exploring the reasons underlying falls, readers gain the knowledge to offer more comprehensive assessment and programming. This research-based approach has been field tested and has shown considerable success in a range of instructional settings, including community-based and residential care environments.

The program is customizable for individual clients, with exercise progressions for early, middle, and late class modules. In addition, the program offers the following benefits:
*Flexibility. Program participants can engage in group activities that take into account their individual abilities so that the program is not too easy or too difficult for them.
*Guidance. Safe and easy ways of presenting each of the program's exercise components are illustrated, addressing issues ranging from safety concerns to the best ways to provide feedback to participants.
*Supplemental materials. Reproducible health, assessment, and program-related questionnaires help instructors gather crucial information for effective programming.
*Results. The FallProof! program has been proven to reduce the risk of falling in participants who've completed one or more rotations of the program.

Contains significant content updates and new references and features for both professionals and students. A new section on goal setting and behavioral management techniques is included, as well as a section on prioritizing screening and assessment tests, scheduling subsequent tests, and organizing testing in a group environment. Each chapter has tools for maximizing retention and understanding - including a summary statement, a quiz, and a "practical problems" section. An extensive research bibliography and a subject index make it easy for readers to access the information and explore subjects in greater depth.

The DVD makes the information in the includes 328 page text applicable to real situations. It shows how to administer screening and assessment tests, demonstrates selected exercise progressions for the major program modules, and provides a sample FallProof! class session in action. Reproducible forms and checklists help instructors with program implementation and can be easily accessed as PDFs on the DVD.

This comprehensive manual is used in the only authorized FallProof! certification program offered by the Center for Successful Aging at California State University at Fullerton and is a must for anyone in the field developing balance and mobility programs for at-risk older adults. It delivers the theory along with the specialized knowledge and practical skills required for creating programs that ensure older adults maintain the high level of balance and mobility essential in avoiding falls and aging successfully.

Excellent as reference for exercise specialists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, and recreational therapists working with older adults in community-based centers or rehabilitation settings. Text for upper-undergraduate, graduate, and certification courses in balance and mobility training, assessment, and programming for older adults.

*Includes DVD and 313-page Hardcover Textbook

#13586/0860   95 minutes 2007  $99.95 

Aimed specifically at healthcare educators this program helps increase audience participation and retention of information. Experience effective ways to create a laughter and learning-filled climate in the classroom without having to remember the punchline to even one joke.

The learning objectives of this program are:
1. Discuss why play is a fundamental component of learning throughout the lifespan.
2. Describe how Gardner's Multiple Intelligences can help you design programming that is multisensory and energizing to the learner.
3. Discuss why it is important to integrate movement, storytelling, and humor into healthcare education.
4. Complete a multiple sensory template for a topic that he or she is currently teaching.
#13534/2035   30 minutes 2008  $379.95 

Ensuring patient comfort is a key element of nursing assistant practice. Excessive noise interferes with patient comfort, and patients in all areas of the hospital benefit from a reduction in noise. This program discusses noise in a 19th century hospital versus noise in a 21st century healthcare facility plus causes and effects of noise in the hospital. Also covered are approaches to take to reduce noise on the nursing unit and what makes an effective noise control program.

The learning objectives of this program are:
1. Compare and contrast causes and effects of noise in the 19th century hospital with healthcare facilities in the 21st century.
2. Identify the range of human hearing and state the WHO, EPA, and OSHA recommendations for hospital noise.
3. List the effects of excessive noise on patients and staff.
4. Describe what nursing studies have shown is occurring with the noise levels in healthcare facilities and explain why this information is important.
5. List approaches nursing assistants can take to reduce noise on the nursing unit.
6. State the purpose of the "Yacker Tracker" and briefly describe how it works.
#13531/2035   30 minutes 2009  $379.95 

As a healthcare provider, you can decrease the chance of infection by following the basic principles of infection prevention. This program provides a review of the current approaches by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World health Organization (WHO). It also outlines the areas of expertise and responsibilities the infection preventionist provides for a healthcare facility.

The learning objectives of this program are:
1. Describe Standard Precautions as an infection prevention tool as it relates to patient, healthcare provider, and visitor safety.
2. List at least three infection prevention basics related to the healthcare environment to decrease the potential for cross-contamination of microorganisms.
3. Verbalize the role of the infection preventionist in the healthcare setting as a key consultative team member to enhance patient safety as it relates to the threat of microbial transmission.
#13529/2035   30 minutes 2010  $379.95 

Elderly individuals are often fragile and have few reserves to draw on in acute medical emergencies. Rapid identification of the problem and prompt nursing action are needed to prevent negative outcomes. This program discusses common geriatric emergencies and provides information related to identification and management. Trauma, intra-abdominal emergencies, pneumonia, cerebral vascular accident/stroke, and delirium are addressed.

The learning objectives of this program are:
1. Describe trauma in relation to the geriatric population.
2. Identify symptoms of three GI disorders.
3. Discuss two types of cerebral vascular accidents (CVAs).
4. Discuss the relationship between a change in mental status and a change in physical status.
#13528/2035   30 minutes 2010  $379.95 

Prompt recognition of potentially life-threatening causes of chest pain by professionals can be life-saving as well as prevent future long-term disability. The learning objectives of this program are:

1. Enumerate signs and symptoms that indicate high and low probabilities of ischemic coronary artery disease in the patient presenting with chest pain.
2. Compare and contrast the symptoms that may be experienced by women and older adults in comparison to what is expected by the layperson.
3. Identify other quickly lethal causes of chest pain and their associated signs and symptoms.
4. Enumerate causes of chest pain that are not usually life-threatening with their associated signs and symptoms. 
#13527/2035   30 minutes 2010  $379.95 

Tylenol. Bleach. Alcohol. The things you use on a regular basis can quickly become more hazardous than helpful. It is important for pre-hospital care providers to know what is toxic, where those toxins came from, and how to respond to them. This program provides resources for determining the toxicity of a substance, and it analyzes the various routes of poison exposure. Unintentional poisoning, natural toxins, overdose, and alcohol abuse are discussed, and patient management, treatment, and transport options are reviewed. 
#13526/2035   30 minutes 2010  $379.95 

Burn management has consistently been one of the most controversial topics in all of emergency care. This program is designed to provide the healthcare professional with the knowledge needed to effectively and safely assess and manage patients with various burn-related injuries.

The learning objectives of this program include:
1. Identify the anatomy and physiology of the skin.
2. Explain the pathophysiology of burn injury.
3. Classify burn injuries by the degree of severity and the percentage of body surface area affected.
4. Perform rapid and thorough burn patient assessment.
5. Determine appropriate treatment options for patients with burn injuries.
6. Relate special circumstances surrounding pediatric and geriatric burn patients.

#13525/2035   30 minutes 2010  $379.95 

It is estimated that 3.2 million people have chronic infection caused by hepatitis C virus (HCV). This makes it very likely that you, as a certified nursing assistant (CNA), will take care of at least one patient infected with HCV during your career. Due to this fact, it is vital for your patients' well-being and your own that you understand the routes of transmission, possible symptoms, who is at risk, and treatment. Additionally, knowing what precautions to take for prevention and how to respond if exposed can save lives.

The learning objectives of this program are:
1. Briefly describe the five strains of hepatitis, including the signs and symptoms.
2. Identify the modes of transmission for each strain of hepatitis C virus.
3. List examples of methods to prevent infection from hepatitis C virus.
4. Explain what actions to take after an exposure to hepatitis C virus
#13523/2035   30 minutes 2010  $379.95 

Featuring William McAlister, this program teaches how to design surveys for research, defines surveys and offers step-by-step explanations of the survey process, including designing a survey, creating the questionnaire, conducting a survey, and assessing the results. Gives a case example.
#13522/0880   25 minutes 2008  $269.95 *CC *Streaming available 

This program defines experiments, explains how they are used, and outlines the steps of designing an experiment. Also addresses ethics and the use of quasi-experiments, features commentary by Health and Public Policy Professor Beth C. Weitzman of NYU Wagner Graduate School, and includes a case example of an experiment.
#13521/0880   27 minutes 2008  $269.95 *CC *Streaming available 

Nurses of critically ill pediatric patients often form long-term and intense relationships with patients and their families. While caring for vulnerable families, nurses and other health care professionals often struggle to establish safe, therapeutic relationships and define their advocacy roles. Professional boundaries are defined as the limits of the professional relationship that allow for a safe therapeutic connection between the professional's power and the client's vulnerability. This program is an in-depth, real-life story of one patient, his nurse and his family and offers tools and resources to examine therapeutic relationships and boundary issues through complex, challenging situations. The module includes discussion questions, take-home points, resources and other curricula.
#13412/0145   35 minutes 2010  $179.95 *Streaming available 

Respecting clients' rights to confidentiality is an important part of providing good home care. Privacy rights are legally enforced through a federal law titled HIPAA. This DVD describes HIPAA guidelines and teaches home care providers about the importance of maintaining confidentiality in a variety of settings. Topics include: respecting client's right to privacy, definition and purpose of HIPAA, most common identifiers of Protected Health Information (PHI), the Minimum Use requirement, medical records management and security, HIPAA guidelines for telephone and fax, computer security and more.

*Program comes with support materials, which include outline, learning objectives, key points and definitions, test and answer key.
#13392/1315   23 minutes 2010  $179.95 

Safe medication use plays an important part in providing good home care. Older adults are at greater risk for medication problems and errors because of the number of drugs they take daily. This program teaches primary and family caregivers safe practices for administering and storing various types of medications.

Topics include: Drugs and the elderly; How aging changes the way our bodies handle drugs; How to recognize when to manage someone's medications; Different ways to administer medicine; Products for dispensing medications; Side effects and adverse reactions; Storing medications; Use of over-the-counter drugs; and, How to prevent medication errors.

Program comes with support materials, which include outline, learning objectives, key points and definitions, test and answer key.
#13391/1315   27 minutes 2010  $179.95 

With diabetes on the rise around the world - and with the type 2 strain afflicting up to 90 percent of the diabetic population - the need for greater awareness and working knowledge has also risen. This program was developed as a response to growing demand for diabetic nursing expertise in Australia. Topics include types, characteristics, and symptoms of type 2; monitoring blood glucose levels; obtaining a glucose level reading; managing glucose levels with diet; managing glucose levels with medications; and recognizing and managing adverse effects. This is a valuable learning resource for nursing students, clinical nurses, and support staff delivering hands-on care.
#13353/0545   32 minutes 2007  $129.95 *CC *Streaming available 

Managing conflict effectively is essential to a productive work environment. This program plays out some of the potential conflicts that can occur in an aged care facility, shows the negative responses to disagreements, and then offers practical techniques to better deal with disagreements in a health care setting. Actors demonstrate how conflicts between staff and relatives can often be resolved by using fogging and negative assertion; how tension between peers can be alleviated by self-disclosure and free information; and how disagreements between staff and superiors can be dealt with using the broken-record, workable-compromise, and negative-inquiry techniques.
#13352/0545   19 minutes 2009  $149.95 *Streaming available 

Although falls can happen to anyone of any age group, they are undoubtedly more common in the elderly population. This program examines the risk factors for falls, illustrating cases in which falls can be avoided, while helping viewers to implement preventative strategies tailored to elderly care. Formalized fall-prevention programs are highlighted in different settings. Showing that the causes of falls are multi-factorial in nature, the video calls for an approach which encompasses accurate identification of risks and effective vicinity management.
#13351/0545   26 minutes 2009  $129.95 *Streaming available 

Elder abuse is a largely hidden problem. As the proportion of elderly people requiring care increases, it is critical that families, friends, carers and aged care staff are educated to understand the different forms elder abuse can take, and what they can do about it. It is also vital that governments, peak bodies and the aged care industry creates and works within a solid legislative framework that properly deals with this insidious problem in society, ensuring perpetrators are appropriately punished, rehabilitated and that vulnerable elderly people are totally protected from violation of their rights. This program provides an overview of elder abuse, including physical, sexual, financial and psychological abuse and neglect. It also looks at strategies to protect vulnerable elderly people, and appropriate responses to elder abuse.
#13350/0545   28 minutes 2007  $129.95 *Streaming available 

Effective employee communication is vitally important in every area of health service delivery and care. This program, filmed with a focus on the aged-care environment, covers verbal and nonverbal communication, formal and informal communication, conflict resolution and negotiation, and staff-to-staff and staff-to-management communication. A valuable training and professional development resource.
#13349/0545   28 minutes 2007  $129.95 *CC *Streaming available 

Although the elderly, infirm, and bedridden may have the potential to improve their health and physical performance, they often display less progress than other patients. For this reason, inexperienced caregivers can become discouraged. This program serves as a source of inspiration for those who are working to help frail and immobilized patients. Viewers are reminded that everyone ages in a unique way; that even the most basic daily activities can have tremendous benefits, both mental and physical; and that - in addition to dementia, Alzheimer’s, and Parkinson’s - depression is a major factor to consider. The importance of social interaction is also a significant topic.
#13348/0545   25 minutes 2009  $149.95 *Streaming available 

With emphasis given to ageing skin, an overview of the techniques and knowledge required to carry out an accurate assessment of a patient with a new or ongoing skin condition. Discusses the structure and function of human skin and provides useful explanations of the terminology students need to recognize and describe common skin conditions. With expert commentary from a dermatologist, guides learners through the steps of assessing patients in a precise and compassionate way. 
#13347/0545   24 minutes 2008  $129.95 *Streaming available 

Consuming a healthy and well balanced diet is just as important for the elderly as with any other age group. For elderly people who can no longer look after themselves, it is of vital importance that adequate meals are provided that will meet the nutritional requirements of this age group. This program provides aged care workers with useful information relating to nutrient needs and food sources, portion size and meal frequency and strategies for getting older people to eat.
#13346/0545   29 minutes 2007  $129.95 *Streaming available 

Urinary and fecal incontinence can be one of the most stigmatizing and embarrassing disabilities to afflict both men and women in society today. The causes and types of incontinence can be varied (and can affect anyone at any age not just the young or the elderly). The cost to the individual can be measured in loss of confidence, embarrassment, social isolation, relationship stress and breakdown, not just in laundering and costs of continence products. However there is hope for individuals afflicted with incontinence. New therapies, products and appliances and building design can all assist the individual. This program will examine management strategies to assist individuals and their caregivers to maintain dignity and independence.
#13344/0545   24 minutes 2008  $129.95 *Streaming available 

In this series of eight programs, Senior Instructor and CBET Mark Cooper takes an in-depth look at the human body. This course is designed to provide a level of information that will be useful to those in a biomedical field.

The series includes:

CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM - takes an in-depth look at the heart, blood and its method of transport throughout the body.

DIGESTIVE SYSTEM - discusses the process of digestion and the organs involved in converting food to energy.

ENDOCRINE AND LYMPHATIC SYSTEM - discusses the functions of these two very important systems, and the associated organs and glands.

GENITOURINARY SYSTEM - discusses the primary organs of these systems, as well as the functions and processes involved.

INTEGUMENTARY SYSTEM - shares with us the composition of these systems, with insight into their function and processes.

MUSCULAR SYSTEM - assists students in grouping the four major muscular systems and provides aids into their identification.

NERVOUS SYSTEM - details the three major nervous systems, along with the processes involved in their function.

THE SKELETAL SYSTEM - details the various bones of the human body and assists us in locating and identifying each one.

*Please note - this is a DVD-rom and requires a computer with a DVD drive installed, it will not play in a standard DVD player.

#13330/0480  2006  $1,399.95 *Streaming available 

This compelling series was filmed at Arizona State University (ASU), College of Nursing and Healthcare Innovation. The first part shows an orientation for faculty with little to no experience in simulation. Topics in this presentation include an introduction to simulation and the equipment in the lab, a review of student learning styles, the concept of a "safe place", faculty and student roles, and the process of guided reflection.

The second part was recorded during a meeting of existing staff when they developed case studies for one of the manikin patients. Then, based on the storyboards created, the four scenarios were performed and filmed in real time with students in the lab while faculty watched them from the observation room. ASU has an extremely successful simulation program; therefore, the information in each of the programs is valuable to faculty who are creating new labs or for those who are having difficulty running existing programs.

Learning Styles & General Objectives.
Faculty Roles.
Preparing for Simulation.
Creating Scenarios Part One.
Creating Scenarios Part Two.
Managing Simulations.
Guided Reflection Part One.
Guided Reflection Part Two

*Also available on CD

#13240/0430   168 minutes 2010  $2,194.95 *CC *Streaming available 

This two-program series describes the reactions of patients and family members at the time of diagnosis, during treatment, and at the end of life; and suggests intervention healthcare professionals can provide to help all of them through the process. Experts who work with cancer patients in acute care, home care, and hospice programs provide strategies to assist families during these times. In addition, interviews with oncology patients and their families provide viewers with more insight.

The series consists of two programs: ALTERATIONS IN SEXUAL HEALTH (16 minutes) and REMEMBERING THE CHILDREN (14 minutes). These programs offer content and strategies to assist members of the cancer care team in providing knowledgeable and effective care to patients and their families. They explore common alterations in sexual health experienced by patients with cancer and discuss ways in which nurses can effectively support families struggling with sexual changes. The second film identifies common reactions, fears and needs of young children whose parents are experiencing various stages of illness.
#13235/0430  2007  $749.95 *CC *Streaming available 

These three programs deal with the important concepts for the care of patients in transition from curative to palliative care, the team approach to palliative care and bereavement issues.

This program discusses important concepts for the care of patients in transition from curative to palliative care. Topics include pain management, addiction fallacies, common symptoms and treatment side effects, ramifications of disease progression, home health care, family support, and the common physical symptoms of dying. 24 minutes

The team approach to caring for dying patients, patient and family reactions to a terminal condition, and communication techniques are discussed and demonstrated. Also addressed are assessment of the patient's emotional status, religious and cultural differences, and methods for responding to anger, denial, depression, and rejection. Age-appropriate care of children and the elderly is discussed, and the self-care of professionals working with this population is outlined. 22 minutes

This program discusses the stages and ramifications of grief, mourning, and bereavement, and the effects of professional interventions. Aspects of grief and loss discussed include physical and mental deterioration, spiritual crisis, altered goals and relationships, reactions to suffering, and the healing process. Communication strategies, appropriate closure, child and teenage concepts of death and personal issues of mortality are examined. 22 minutes

*Also available on CD-ROM #9781564377845
#13230/0430  2005  $968.95 *CC *Streaming available 

What constitutes good customer service in long-term care/nursing home facilities? How can you improve staff interactions with both residents and family members? This timely, training package will help viewers to evaluate facility-wide behaviors, attitudes, and standards of care toward residents and family members. As it documents stories of families deeply affected by caregiver actions and interactions, the video sensitizes staff to the potential impact of the things they say or do while providing care to residents and dealing with family members. The Teaching Guide is designed to help management and staff develop and implement an effective continuum of care that incorporates the family into the care team. It also includes teaching strategies for the staff educator, exercises to examine facility culture for administrative staff, and tools for quality assurance and improvement. Every associate should see this important video on resident and family communication skills.

*Includes PDF of Teaching Guide

#13093/2010   31 minutes 2008  $199.95 

*SILVER REMI, WorldFest Houston
Aimed at caregivers at the acute level who must understand the many aspects of caring for the dying patient in order to ensure quality care and a peaceful death. According to the Institute of Medicine a "Good Death" is free from avoidable distress and suffering for patients, families and caregivers; is in general accord with patient and family wishes; and reasonably consistent with general medical, ethical and cultural standards.

Upon completion of the video and study guide, the learner will be able to:
*Demonstrate competencies in assessing the physical, psychosocial, cultural and spiritual needs of patients and families during end of life care
*Develop appropriate communication skills, interpersonal skills and attitudes
*Identify appropriate legal and regulatory issues surrounding palliative care
*Discuss ethical and professional principles surrounding end of life

Use this program for:
*Annual In-Service
*Nursing Education
*Nursing Students
*Physician education

*Purchase includes Bonus Resource CD containing Study Guide, 10-Question Post Test, and Tool: Quality Care at the End of Life Survey

*** See also:
SPIRITUAL ASSESSMENT: Meeting the Spiritual Needs of Your Patients, 17 minutes
Designed to strengthen the ability to assess a patient's spiritual needs, this program provides practical techniques to help promote patient's spiritual health.

PARTNERS IN CARE: Advance Directives for Patient Education, 11 minutes
This program alerts patients of the need to address personal choices regarding death or dying and communicating those choices to family and healthcare providers.
#13010/0595   18 minutes 2005  $379.95 

This narrated instructional video features babies from different ethnicities. The step by step examination criteria provides medical students, family medicine residents, midwives and newborn infant care givers immediate benefit from Dr. Sema Hart's training and experience.

More than 50 examination demonstrations including:
Anterior and posterior fontanelle
Facies, syndromic features, Clefts, Red reflex
Murmurs, split in second heart sound, auscultation of PMI, pulses, brachial & femoral.
Umbilical area, kidneys, liver, spleen
Arms, hands, feet, legs
Suck, facial movement symmetry, palmar grasp, plantar grasp
Gestational assessment (6 areas)

*Intended for third or fourth year medical students, first year pediatric, medicine-pediatric or family medicine residents, midwives, pediatric nurse practitioners and physician assistants.

The video includes diagrams and a detailed description of the difference between Cephalohematoma and Caput Succedaneum. Dr. Hart describes Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip (DDH) as well as providing an in-depth, step by step, demonstration for diagnosing DDH using the Ortolani maneuver.

Dr. Hart also shows the mechanics of measuring an infant's body length and head circumference. She also provides a formula for calculating the relationship of head circumference to body length for a normal newborn.
#12969/0203   24 minutes 2006  $179.95 

This program shows how to establish therapeutic relationships and how to interview and assess patients. Also examines communication issues associated with specific patient groups, discusses Erikson's Stages of Life theory, considers communication with patients in pain or at the end of life, covers cultural and religious issues that affect communication, and introduces the phases of the nurse-patient relationship.

*Closed Captioned

*See also PROFESSIONAL BEHAVIOR IN HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONS: Professionalism and Self-Presentation
#12956/0880   24 minutes 2007  $259.95 *CC *Streaming available 

Dr. Alizreza Atri, Harvard Medical School, explains the counselor's role in Alzheimer's assessment and referral. Counselors will understand their centrality in helping the patient and the family. Students will not only learn key facts, but they will be able to do informal AD assessments. Special attention is paid to the progression of this disease and specifics for referral and action. Millions of patients and their families are affected. Brilliant researcher, practitioner, and award-winning faculty member, Dr. Atri gives students a fascinating and involving presentation. Useful handouts are included to facilitate follow-up.
#12600/1410   120 minutes 2009  $199.95 *Streaming available 

Communication is a process of creating shared understanding. This program describes the importance of positive communication for healthcare workers and teaches effective methods for creating clear, respectful communication. Topics include: verbal and non-verbal communication, positive body language, active listening, asking open-ended questions, clarification, pacing, obstacles to communication, honoring your client's feelings and more.

*Program comes with reproducible support materials, which include outline, learning objectives, key points and definitions, test and answer key.

#12519/1315   15 minutes 2008  $179.95 

This program is Part Two of a series for nurses and allied healthcare providers. Part One explores the definition of critical thinking and provides models to define it. Part Two discusses strategies to promote critical thinking skills on the job in the healthcare environment. Developing these skills can positively impact all areas of life.
#12479/2035   28 minutes 2006  $379.95 *CC 

For many women, pregnancy is an uncomplicated nine months during which time they eagerly anticipate the birth of their baby; however, for some women, it can be a challenge. This series will focus on four women, from the time their pregnancies were confirmed through delivery, who face both physical and emotional circumstances which make them high-risk.

Susan, in her late thirties, has undergone two unsuccessful in-vitro procedures before becoming pregnant with triplets. Lindsay; a teenager who is prone to reckless behavior involving recreational drugs, alcohol, and smoking; is without support of family or friends. Melissa, in her mid-twenties, has had diabetes for years and must manage the effects her pregnancy has on her disorder. Jan, in her early thirties, is obese and hypertensive.

*All five programs are SCORM Compliant and Closed Captioned

Pregnancy is a joyous time; however, for some women, it can be nine months when their health and well-being are in jeopardy. "High Risk OB" will look at two women who have at least one pre-existing condition including older maternal age, infertility, multiple fetuses, and diabetes, that makes their pregnancies high-risk. Information about each pathology is explored and its impact on the pregnancy is explained. 19 minutes

"High Risk OB" continues to look at common risk factors during pregnancy. Here, two other women with other co-morbidities, including obesity, hypertension, young maternal age, and substance abuse are described. 15 minutes

The four women previously introduced all have pre-existing conditions including maternal age, infertility, multiple fetuses, diabetes, hypertension, obesity, young maternal age, and substance abuse - which make their pregnancies high risk. "High Risk OB" will focus on how these states can affect their fetuses and the different assessments - including ultrasound,T-ACE, triple screen genetics test, fetal kick count, non-stress test - are used to evaluate the babies' well-being. In addition, the diagnostic process for pre-eclampsia, HELLP Syndrome, and eclampsia are explored. 17 minutes

Two of the women previously introduced are ready to have their babies. Because of their pre-existing conditions and complications associated with their pregnancies, each will have a different childbirth experience. "High Risk OB" will explore some of their challenges including a discussion about weighing the risks of premature delivery versus continuing a tenuous pregnancy as well as the use of medications to induce labor. In addition, the choice of cesarean section or vaginal delivery, based on the clinical state of both the mother and fetus, will be addressed as will pain control techniques for each. 11 minutes

Two women previously introduced are ready to have their babies. "High Risk OB" will discuss the use of medications to slow down labor as well as those given to the mother if premature birth is imminent. In addition, the choice of cesarean section or vaginal delivery, based on the clinical state of both the mother and fetus, will be addressed. Furthermore, there will be a description of the various tracings on an electronic fetal monitor with emphasis on their identification, causes, and significance. 17 minutes
#12450/0430  2009  $1,331.95 *CC *Streaming available 

Many factors emerge when dealing with the death of a resident. This insightful activity suggests how to meet the social, spiritual, psychological and physical needs of a dying person and provides strategies to assist a grieving family.
#12444/2035   30 minutes 2004  $379.95 *CC 

Features Kristi Kanel, California State University, Fullerton
Effective approaches to a crisis are addressed in this important program. Dr. Kanel reviews the history of crisis counseling and provides a brief background of crisis theory. She also defines crisis and offers her general formula for overcoming crisis states. Then Dr. Kanel counsels two clients; the first client is a rape survivor, and the second is an Iraq veteran, who has just returned from war. In both sessions, Dr. Kanel demonstrates the ABC Model of Crisis Intervention which includes:

"A": Developing and maintaining rapport: including use of basic attending skills, paraphrasing, and reflection of feeling.

"B": Identifying the nature of the crisis and altering cognitions, including identifying aspects of the crisis state, medical issues, and support and validation.

"C": Coping, which includes resolution, referral, and support groups. A de-briefing session follows each counseling session.

*Leader Guide included
#12361/1410   70 minutes 2008  $199.95 *Streaming available 

This program will help frontline health workers and managers recognize their energy levels as well as acknowledge and deal positively with daily frustrations, co-worker and management conflicts, as well as time constraints.


*Closed Captioned
#12320/0430   23 minutes 2006  $279.95 *CC *Streaming available 

Famous for his invention of tissue plastination and for his elaborate human dissection exhibits, Gunther von Hagens has turned death into a tool for studying life. In this three-part series, the renowned anatomist uses well-preserved human cadavers to shed light on medical crisis management. Approaching his "patients" in the manner of an emergency room doctor, von Hagens reveals the effects of various injuries and trauma and demonstrates lifesaving measures an ER team would likely take.

*Viewer discretion is advised. Contains clinically explicit language and demonstrations.
Three 48-minute programs:
MINUTES FROM DEATH: Oxygen Deprivation
MASSIVE BLOOD LOSS: Circulatory System Emergencies
VIOLENT IMPACT: Bone Fractures and Brain Trauma
#12254/0635  2008  $459.95 *CC 

For healthcare professionals, administering medications safely is one of the most important aspects of caring for the patient. This four-part series provides a thorough overview on how to give medications safely.

Medication safety and error prevention are major areas of concern in healthcare. Information provided in this program includes the Six Rights of Medication Administration; descriptions of the various types of oral medications and reasons for their use; and descriptions of topical medications. Dispensing practices and systems are outlined and demonstrated with a focus on patient safety. Concepts taught are reinforced with the use of realistic scenarios. 23 minutes

IVs are utilized in all care settings including home care. This program discusses and describes the various types of IV access and their uses, including advantages, disadvantages, and safety precautions. The role of the nurse with regard to central lines is discussed, and infusion procedures are described in detail and reinforced using realistic scenarios. 18 minutes

As people age, the number of health problems and medications tend to increase. This program discusses the physiologic changes brought on by aging, and how these affect the administration of oral and parenteral medications, as well as the administration of IV fluids. Special considerations when teaching older individuals, and increasing safety needs and the problem of polypharmacy are also discussed. 21 minutes

Pediatric patients have a much higher risk of injury or death from medication errors than adults. In this program, the physiologic differences that affect their reaction to both illness and medications are discussed. Also included are special medication administration techniques as well as methods for assuring proper dose using West's Nomogram and the Broselow tape. Furthermore, The Joint Commission risk reduction strategies regarding pediatric medication errors and information on effective, 21 minutes

* This series has closed-captioned and is Scorm compliant.
#12195/0430  2008  $1,067.95 *CC *Streaming available 

Burnout is a situation that many healthcare professionals face. This program for clinical and non-clinical staff, explores the relationship of burnout to professional impairment. Recognition of the behavioral, physical and spiritual symptoms of burnout is all discussed along with a practical plan for prevention.
#12193/2035   30 minutes 2004  $379.95 *CC 

Unknowingly, healthcare providers may be spreading infection. This program discusses how infections are spread and how the simple act of hand hygiene can have such a large impact. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention hand hygiene guidelines are discussed along with reasons for healthcare workers non-adherence to hand hygiene protocols. Artificial nails, jewelry, and the use of gloves are also discussed.
#12192/2035   28 minutes 2006  $379.95 *CC 

From a series for nurses and allied healthcare providers. This, Part One, explores the definition of critical thinking and provides models to define it. Part Two discusses strategies to promote critical thinking skills on the job in the healthcare environment. Developing these skills can positively impact all areas of life.
#12191/2035   26 minutes 2005  $379.95 *CC 

Strong critical thinking skills have become essential in virtually all healthcare settings and much of the responsibility seems to have been put onto the nursing staff. Ever changing healthcare situations, such as increased patient acuity, decreased patient hospital length of stay, increased care of patients in the community setting, and staffing shortages have necessitated that nurses be prepared to handle ever more complex challenges. This program focuses on different methods that nurses can incorporate to increase the effectiveness of critical thinking skills in the clinical setting.
#12189/2035   27 minutes 2003  $379.95 *CC 

This series focuses on some of the most common devices that are used for vascular access - peripheral IVs, peripherally inserted central catheters (PICC lines), peripheral arterial lines, and central lines with both external and internal ports.

Peripheral IVs are placed to deliver fluids, medications, and blood products. This program describes how to choose the proper equipment and the best site, prepare the site for the needle stick, secure the catheter in place, and observe for complications that may occur such as infiltration, thrombophlebitis, or extravasation. This material is presented in a scenario in which techniques are explained and patient education is featured. Graphics and photographs enhance demonstrations. In addition, S-BAR documentation is demonstrated. 17 minutes

Describes peripherally inserted central catheters, or PICC lines. It begins with a brief discussion about the rationale for their use and continues with a scenario that explains patient preparation and post-procedure care. In addition, dressing changes and complications associated with these lines are explored. This case study, which takes place in an acute care setting as well as the patient's home, can be used for both healthcare professionals as well as patient education. 22 minutes

Describes peripheral arterial lines, including rationale for their use, equipment needed for their cannulation, and pre- and post-placement assessments. In addition, setting a hemodynamic monitoring system will be both demonstrated and explained, with a focus on zeroing and calibrating the equipment as well as recognizing the different types of waveforms. 14 minutes

This program will discuss two types of central venous catheters: those with external ports and those implanted beneath skin. The rational for the use of each type is explained using scenarios as well as art. In addition, routine flushing, accessing the line for medication administration, and dressing changes for the Hickman catheter are demonstrated. 25 minutes

This program provides a rapid demonstration of two common skills associated with the maintenance of a central venous access device: blood draws and dressing changes. 10 minutes

*The series has Closed-captioned and Scorm compliance.
#12175/0430  2008  $1,209.95 *CC *Streaming available 

Various types of tubes are used to improve patient outcomes. This series discusses several of the most common: nasogastric, percutaneous endoscopic gastronomy, and endoscopic jejunostomy tubes; jackson Pratt, Hemovac, and Penrose drains: wound vacuums; needle decompression devices; and chest tubes.

Focuses on nasogastric or NG tubes. Discusses the rationale for their use, the procedure for placement in an awake, alert patient, and nursing assessments and interventions before, during, and after the insertion. 18 minutes

Focuses on percutaneous endoscopic gastronomy tubes (PEGS) and percutaneous endoscopic jejunostomy tubes (PEJs or J-tubes). The rationale for their use as well as the procedure for inserting them will be discussed and illustrated. Nursing assessments prior to, during, and after their placement as well as routine care of these tubes will be described through the use of scenarios. 16 minutes

Explores several types of surgical drains, focusing on the Jackson Pratt, Hemovac, Penrose, and wound vacuum. For each, the rationale for its use, nursing assessments, dressing changes, care and management of the drain, and potential complications are discussed using scenarios and art. 20 minutes

Management of a pneumothorax is a medical emergency. This program describes the immediate intervention needed to a stabilize patient with a collapsed lung, needle decompression, as well as insertion of a chest tube. Rationale for placement, including a discussion of the pathophysiology associated with pneumo-, tension pneumo-, hemo-, and chylothorax as well as pleural effusion are explained. Equipment needed and nursing assessments before, during, and after the procedure are also explored. 24 minutes

*The series has Closed Captioned and Scorm compliance.
#12170/0430  2008  $1,067.95 *CC *Streaming available 

Medical personnel rank higher than construction workers in lifting-related injuries. Caregivers must lift properly and use proper body mechanics to avoid injury or loss of balance, which could result in injury to themselves or patients/residents. If devices or equipment are available to make the lift easier and safer, they should be used. Step-by-step demonstrations of using devices and mechanical lifts will help caregivers develop a comfort level with the equipment and will encourage them to use the equipment.

After completing this activity, the participant should be able to:
1. describe safety considerations during transfers.
2. identify assessments needed prior to transfers.
3. discuss types of transfers.
4. list equipment that can assist in transfers.

*Closed Captioned
#12119/2035   30 minutes 2007  $379.95 *CC 

Doctors are now exploring other avenues beyond drugs to deal with acute pain. Researchers and Pain Centers are incorporating and evaluating alternative approaches to acute pain suffered by patients with debilitating illnesses like AIDS. Can alternative therapies be used in conjunction with conventional drug treatments to reduce the dependency on potentially toxic drugs and their side effects? We visit several patients suffering from acute pain, including severe failed back pain and examine the research underway to deal with this problem.

#12101/0145   30 minutes 2007  $179.95 *Streaming available 

The programs in this series define nursing assessment and show how it relates to nursing practice and daily care routines. It prepares the viewer to perform a complete initial assessment on a stable patient as well as to recognize changes in physical status requiring immediate attention. The importance of accurate, complete, and timely documentation and effective communication skills are also delineated.

The series consists of three programs:

This program describes how the nurse should utilize her knowledge, senses, evaluation techniques, interviewing skills, and intuition in working with patients. It also emphasizes the dangers inherent in focusing on technologically advanced equipment rather than the patients themselves. In addition, there is an emphasis on the fact that patient assessment is a continuum rather than an isolated event and to ensure good outcomes, communication between staff must be effective. This program ends with a real-time scenario in which a nurse takes a medical history. 21 minutes

A realistic scenario demonstrates a routine physical assessment on a healthy patient, using a head-to-toe format. Throughout the program, information is given regarding abnormal findings and their indications. Methods for putting the patient at ease as well as techniques promoting an open dialogue regarding medical information are also demonstrated, as are ways of including patient education. 27 minutes

In this program, a realistic scenario is utilized, demonstrating the physical assessment of a healthy individual using a systems-based approach. As each body system is assessed, abnormal findings and their indications are discussed. Methods for placing the patient at ease, gaining patient cooperation, and creating teaching moments are also demonstrated and discussed. 26 minutes

*Instructor Guides available on-line
#12100/0430  2007  $968.95 *CC *Streaming available 

Whether congenital or acquired, mild or severe, a singular diagnosis or diagnosis with co-morbid conditions; individuals living with mental retardation should be given every chance to reach their highest potential. The individual, as well as family, healthcare and educational professionals, and society at large are all impacted when this disorder is suspected and confirmed. For some, that means continued protective care; but for others, education and counseling tailored to meet their particular needs and styles of learning can help them become productive, even independent, members of society.

This developmental disorder can be the result of maternal exposure to toxins or infections, trauma, chromosomal defects, inborn errors of metabolism, bacterial or viral disease, or causes unknown. This three-part series looks at these factors. In addition, the criteria for making the diagnosis are discussed, first by explaining normal child development and then by looking at the definition in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition, Text Revision (DSM-IV-TR). Furthermore, the prevalence and specific examples of co-morbidities, or pathologies associated with mental retardation, are delineated.

This series contains a brief overview of the multidisciplinary approach to working with the individuals and their families as well as different teaching techniques and learning styles to enhance the person's growth and development, whether it is in a special education facility, mainstreamed classroom, sheltered workshop, or job-training environment. Finally, the needs of the family, including parents and siblings, are addressed as is the concept of respite care.
These three programs are comprehensive and can be used by nurses; physicians; educators; counselors; speech, physical, and occupational therapists; and anyone else dealing with individuals with mental retardation or their families.

Mental retardation, a developmental disorder with many causes, both known and unknown, is described in this program using the criteria of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition, Text Revision (DSM-IV-TR). The information presented includes a discussion of the known causes, including intrauterine exposure to infections and toxins, trauma, and genetic triggers, such as chromosomal defects and inborn errors of metabolism. Included also is a brief overview of normal growth and development from birth to age five years. In addition, descriptions of co-morbidities associated with retardation are explored. 20 minutes

The diagnosis of mental retardation can be challenging. Like other developmental disorders, retardation can have symptoms that mime other conditions. This program discusses ways in which the child is assessed when mental retardation is suspected. Included is information on the use of norm-referenced evaluations; diagnostic tests including CT, MRI, and other radiologic scans as well as EEG, chromosomal analysis, and blood work. Disorders that can both look like mental retardation and occur as a comorbid condition are listed. The impact on the family, the individual, and society are also discussed as is education aimed at prevention of the disorder. 19 minutes

Although children with mental retardation may have ongoing medical needs, the primary focus of intervention is to assist them in developing to their highest potential. This program focuses on aspects of these interventions, including the multidisciplinary team, teaching strategies to increase learning, and the development of the Individualized Education Plan (IEP). Also discussed are the specific challenges in education related to auditory learning and methods to reinforce learning as it occurs. The program also looks at the roles of the counselor, the special education teacher as well as mainstreaming. Behavior modification, as a way to assist the child in working effectively within the classroom and the family, is explored as well. Finally, the program describes the various levels of achievement possible for adults with mental retardation, including joining the workforce and living independently or within a group home. 20 minutes

***Includes learner objectives, discussion questions, glossary, a pretest, a computer-graded test, and a final exam.

*Closed Captioned
#12080/0430  2008  $968.95 *CC *Streaming available 

The Joint Commission has mandated that infection rates as well as their etiologies be closely monitored and steps taken to prevent their occurrence. This series will look at infection prevention including the chain of infection; the proper techniques for good hand washing; and standard, contact, droplet, airborne, full-barrier, and reverse precautions as well as the rationale and personal protective equipment for each. Sterile dressing changes will also be demonstrated. In addition, core measures will be defined and explained through a case study, making this TJC mandate easy to understand. Finally, super bugs will be addressed.

There are four programs in the series:

This program will discuss the chain of infection as well as some of the basic interventions that can be performed to protect patients and staff including the use of standard precautions and personal protective equipment (PPE), proper hand washing, and cleaning personal equipment between patients. 16 minutes

This program will describe the various types of precautions used to prevent the spread of infection in in-patient facilities. Contact, droplet, airborne, full-barrier, and reverse techniques will be explored in detail with rationale for their use. In addition, personal protective equipment listed will be explained and sterile technique will be demonstrated. 18 minutes

Core measures are defined as well as specific items that can easily be quantified in hospitals so trends in providing care within the facility can be noted, and comparisons of that same care can be made across institutions. The care measures were designed by The Joint Commission (TJC), formerly known as JCAHO, to improve the safety and quality of care patients receive in hospitals as well as support performance improvement activities in those facilities. This program will describe these measures. 21 minutes

In this program, super bugs, or infectious agents such as viruses and bacteria that have mutated and become treatment resistant, will be described. Now, and in the coming years, these super bugs are going to have a more dramatic impact on healthcare. These pathogens have the ability to transform and create more threatening outcomes; much faster than science can create the medications to eradicate them. With diligent infection control, these germs' ability to have a negative impact on patients can be slowed down or even eliminated. 21 minutes

*Closed Captioned
#11957/0430  2008  $1,067.95 *CC *Streaming available 

"Code Blue" - two simple words that result in nurses and physicians springing into action to preserve life, restore health, relieve suffering, limit disability, and reverse clinical death. With proper education and practice, the management of a patient in cardiac, respiratory, or cardiopulmonary arrest can be optimized to provide for the best chance of recovery.

CODE BLUE not only presents an overview of a code scenario using an interactive format, it also provides detailed descriptions of the thoughts and actions of each team member. Each disc is actually nine programs in one. There is the dramatization of the code, then a separate program of each of the seven members of the code team, and finally detail of the medication protocols involved in the particular procedure. This is a totally unique presentation.

This state-of-the-art series explores the team approach to a Code Blue response through interactive scenarios. The first program, Roles of the Team Members, uses a mock code setting to describe in detail the responsibility of each member. The remaining three programs are Code Blue case studies: Ventricular Fibrillation, Drowning, and Anaphylaxis. Each of these three Codes is presented in its entirety, with all team members performing their assessments and interventions in real time.

In addition, icons are featured allowing the viewer to click and receive a more detailed description about the role of each member as they explain exactly what they are thinking and doing throughout the event. The final icon provides information about the treatment protocol for particular pathology, including medications and defibrillation, as well as equipment used for vascular access and intubation.

This series is an excellent resource for creating Code Blue teams or providing orientation/education to physicians, nurses, and other healthcare professionals who respond to resuscitations.

The four programs in the series are:

The roles of a Code Blue team are demonstrated in this program as staff go through a mock code scenario on an inpatient unit. Each member, including the team leader, bedside nurses, anesthesiologist, procedure physician, medication nurse, CPR nurse, and recorder, describes in detail the responsibilities he or she has during resuscitation with Code Blue experts, who provide immediate feedback and insight.

This program demonstrates the resuscitation of an inpatient who suffers an unwitnessed pulseless arrest on an acute care floor. It begins when a nurse finds an unresponsive patient and describes her actions until the Code Blue team arrives. When they enter the room, the dynamics of the group is demonstrated as each person assumes his or her role and carries out appropriate assessments and interventions. During this scenario, the algorithm for management of ventricular fibrillation, according to the guidelines set forth by the American Heart Association, is followed.

The Code Blue Team has been notified that a patient who was found apneic and pulseless in a pond will be arriving in the Emergency Department in several minutes. This program begins by showing how the team members prepare for the arrival of the patient and then
immediately start their evaluations and treatment protocols when the patient enters the room. In addition to medical management of drowning, other issues, such as when to stop resuscitation and family presence during a code, are discussed.

Although many healthcare professionals are comfortable and competent in resuscitation of adults, fewer are proficient in pediatrics. Even in facilities where children are not normally cared for, staff must be able to provide emergency care to them. This principle is illustrated here as a child visiting his grandparent on a geriatric floor has an anaphylactic allergic reaction to a cookie innocently given to him. Using the guidelines for Pediatric Advanced Life Support, each team member assumes a role, assessing and managing the child's care. Specific pediatric issues such as use of the Broselow Pediatric Emergency Tape, medication doses, equipment sizes, and intraosseous needle placement are highlighted.

Upon completion of these four programs, the learner will be able to:
*Describe the value of mock codes or simulations.
*List and define each of the roles of a Code Blue response team.
*Discuss how roles are assigned to staff.
*State equipment that must be at the bedside during a Code Blue.
*Recognize algorithms for care as determined by the American Heart Association.
*Explain how the needs of the patient's family are met during resuscitation.

Includes Instructor Guide containing learner objectives, discussion questions, and in many cases a glossary; and a Self-Grading Test CD-ROM that offers a pretest, and computer-graded test.

*Closed Captioned
*As the programs are interactive, the viewer can stop and start at will. The programs include not only the code itself, but also scenarios featuring each of the eight team players. Each scenario is around 10 minutes
#11495/0430  2008  $1,119.95 *CC *Streaming available 

Can you imagine a situation where you could communicate with your patients without saying a word? Or create an environment where your patients feel safe, comfortable, and free to discuss their health? Well now you can!

Day after day, your patients are communicating with you through body language - and you are communicating back to them through your body language.

Recognizing the most common body language cues can help you to understand what a patient may be thinking, but not necessarily saying. More importantly, learning body language cues can help you diagnose patients more accurately.

This program will improve your ability to communicate with patients. The major challenge that exists in the healthcare industry today is the ability to strike a balance between business efficiency and taking the time to provide needed bedside manners.

*Understand the key body language cues that communicate proper bedside manners while still maintaining business efficiency
*Improve communication between staff and patient
*Express yourself in ways that will convey likable qualities to both patients and co-workers
*Learn about the importance of facial expressions, hand cues, body positioning, and more

Includes a Comprehensive Leader's Guide
Education 20% Government and Non-Profit 10% discount
#11390/0550   24 minutes 2007  $789.95 *CC *Streaming available 

This two part series describes the process of obtaining arterial blood for analysis. First, preparation is discussed with a focus on selecting the site, gathering appropriate equipment, and performing pre-procedure assessments. Then, percutaneous stick and drawing blood from an indwelling arterial catheter are illustrated. Finally, post-procedure evaluations and documentation are explained.

Discusses the steps to be taken before taking the sample such as selecting the site, gathering appropriate equipment, and performing an Allen Test, an assessment used to determine collateral circulation. 9 minutes

ABG: Performing the Procedure
Demonstrates drawing the blood sample from both a direct, percutaneous stick as well as from an indwelling arterial catheter. Also describes how to prepare the sample for laboratory analysis. 15 minutes

*Closed Captioned
*Instructor Guides available
#11357/0430   24 minutes 2007  $715.95 *CC *Streaming available 

Signs, symptoms, EKG waveforms and interventions for sinus, atrial, and ventricular dysrhythmias, as well as heart block, are illustrated using still art, animation, real time rhythm strips, and scenarios.

Describes the anatomy and physiology of the heart, focusing on its electrical and conduction systems. Discusses monitor leads and explains the rationale for placing them in a specific pattern on a patient's chest. The final segment concerns recognition and understanding of the EKG wave form. 23 minutes

The pathophysiology and symptoms of sinus arrhythmia, sinus bradycardia, sinus tachycardia, atrial flutter, and atrial fibrillation are described. Corresponding EKG waveforms are presented and explained. 20 minutes

Describes the four types of heart block: first degree, second degree Mobitz I, second degree Mobitz II, and third degree. Illustration, animation, and case studies are used to present and discuss these pathologies. 12 minutes

Describes three common ventricular dysthrymias: ventricular tachycardia, torsades de pointes, and ventricular fibrillation through art animation and scenarios. 13 minutes

*Closed Captioned
*Instructor Guides available
#11349/0430  2007  $1,067.95 *CC *Streaming available 

This series discusses the basics of arterial blood gas (ABG) interpretation and describes the components of the acid-base balance, listing their normal values and compensatory mechanisms for restoring homeostasis to patient with an imbalance. Two models are used for interpretation of acute, mixed, partially compensated, and fully compensated acid-base disturbances.

This program begins by explaining the major components of an ABG, their relationship to the acid-base balance, and the compensatory mechanisms that take place to maintain normal blood pH. The most common acid-base disturbances are then discussed and illustrated using this method as well as how to interpret the values quickly and accurately using the H model.

While Basic Interpretation discusses the H method, this program goes a step further and describes calculations to determine predicted blood pH, presence of a metabolic component to a respiratory acidosis or alkalosis, amount of circulating base or buffers, and base excess or deficit.

This program is composed of six case studies in which the viewer must use critical thinking as well as the techniques described in the first two programs thinking and apply them to clinical scenarios. In each case, patient information is provided, including ABG results.

*Closed Captioned
*Instructor's Guides available
#11347/0430  2007  $968.95 *CC *Streaming available 

This series uses real-time footage of a healthcare professional performing the components of a complete neurologic examination.

Begins by describing various interviewing techniques that enable the provider to assess cerebral function. Methods include asking appropriate questions; listening to the patient's responses for both content and use of language; observing his or her body language. 23 minutes

Begins by describing the reflex arc and primitive reflexes and then moves on to demonstrate how to assess and quantify reflex reactions in both the upper and lower extremities. The second part of the program focuses on a motor assessment, starting with a brief explanation of the functions of the upper and lower neurons. It then shows how strength in the hands, arms, feet, and legs is evaluated and measured using a standardized numeric scale. 18 minutes

Starts with a brief description of the functions of the cerebellum and then shows how to assess balance and coordination. The second part of the program begins with an explanation of the two types of sensory pathways as well as the significance of sensory dermatatomes. It consludes by demonstrating how to assess a patient's ability to discriminate among various sensory stimuli. 14 minutes

Demonstrates specific techniques used to perform this type of examination. Begins by defining the terminology used to describe the continuum of consciousness from fully alert through coma and continues with a detailed explanation of the use of the Glasgow Coma Scale. Finally, this program then shows how to assess cranial nerves as well as reflex, motor, and sensory functions. 16 minutes

*Closed Captioned
*Instructor Guides available

#11328/0430  2005  $1,067.95 *CC *Streaming available 

This four part series uses scenarios and case studies to present an in-depth look at how deviations in standards of nursing care for hospitalized patients can lead to tragic results for not only patients and their families but also to healthcare professionals. Throughout the scenarios, red flags indicate the nurse's breach of duty. At the end, those breachs are summarized and recommendations for change are offered.

Discusses the incidence and prevalence of malpractice in the United States. Describes each of the elements of malpractice and how nurses can avoid the common pitfalls associated with them. Legal nurse consultant Tracey Albee is interviewed to provide practical and forensic information. 16 minutes

A dramatization of a man who enters the hospital for a simple laproscopic cholecystectomy and develops signs and symptoms of peritonitis which are ignored by the staff until it is too late. 22 minutes

A school -age girl is injured during a horseback riding lesson. Tragedy ensues as staff doesn't recognize that her condition deteriorates from mild shock to cardiopulmonary failure.

An active, independent woman is admitted for a near-syncopal episode. While there, she twice falls from her bed, breaks her hip, and has a stroke. The fact that she is never cared for by the same nurse during seven days on three inpatient units leads to tragic results.
22 minutes

*Closed Captioned
*Instructor's Guides available
#11327/0430  2007  $1,067.95 *CC *Streaming available 

Numeracy - numeral literacy - is essential to good nursing care. This series of four programs provides building blocks for medical math competency using SI Units and demonstrates how to use fundamental techniques to solve increasingly complex problems.

Discusses the basics of medical mathematics beginning with the international system of SI units, SI derived units, and non-SI units. Details the nomenclature of metric prefixes and relates the prefix system to exponential powers of ten. Finishes with a review of base ten and the decimal system. 24 minutes
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Begins with converting within the decimal system, multiplying and dividing by powers of ten. Examines conversions between SI prefixes such as grams to milligrams and liters to milliliters. Concludes with multi-step conversions from non-SI to SI units used to calculate Body Mass Index. 17 minutes
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Builds upon the information and techniques presented in the first two programs, and adds the important concept of unit analysis. Frequent nursing calculations are demonstrated step by step including Fahrenheit/Celsius conversion, calculating the loading dose, changing from dosages to IV drip rates. Ends with detailed calculation of dopamine administration changing micrograms per kilogram per minute to milliliters per hour of a specific concentration. 18 minutes
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Demonstrates math techniques to properly administer medications recommended by ACLS in life-threatening situations. Includes Epinephrine concentration, bolus dosage calculation, and IV drip rates. Discusses Amiodarone IV push, Lidocaine as a bolus and as an infusion. Includes math techniques like estimation, rounding, and multiple methods of checking answers for accuracy. 10 minutes
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*Closed Captioned
*Includes an interactive CD workbook.
#11324/0430  2007  $1,067.95 *CC *Streaming available 

Four part series focuses on conditions which have acute onset: pulmonary embolism, pleural effusion and hemothorax, pneumothorax and tension pneumothorax, and ARDS. Information is presented in scenarios as well as graphics, art, animation, and other visuals to provide an indepth look at pathophysiology, risk factors, symptoms, and diagnostics.

Begins with a discussion of the incidence and prevalence of PEand describes risk factors associated with its development.Illustrates how a clot is formed and becomes a thrombus, moving through the circulatory system to the lungs.Some of the tools available to diagnose PE are discussed. 13 minutes

Describes risk factors associated with the development of pleural effusion and hemothorax and the pathophysiology and symptoms of each disorder. Tools and assessments for their diagnosis are discussed. 13 minutes

Discusses the risk factors, causes, pathophysiology,and symptoms associated with these disorders.Outlines methods of diagnosis as well as immediate interventions to relieve these conditions. Material is presented through scenarios, art, and animation. 9 minutes

Describes the pathophysiology of ARDS using visuals, art and animation. Presents a scenario-based discussion of the signs and symptoms associated with each stage of this disorder. Diagnostic assessments are explained. 12 minutes

*Closed Captioned
*Instructor's Guides available
#11270/0430   46 minutes 2007  $1,067.95 *CC *Streaming available 

This program provides a comprehensive description of the techniques healthcare providers should use when working with patients undergoing sterile procedures. While hand preparation and donning gowns and gloves are demonstrated for surgical procedures, these same practices apply to other environments such as cath labs, treatment or procedure rooms, or even patient rooms. Describes surgical scrub as well as the use of antiseptic hand gels.

*Closed Captioned
*Instructor's Guide available
#11182/0430   18 minutes 2005  $357.95 *CC *Streaming available 

This series describes the reactions of patients and family members at the time of diagnosis, during treatment, and at the end of life; and suggests intervention healthcare professionals can provide to help all of them through the process. Experts who work with cancer patients in acute care, home care, and hospice programs provide strategies to assist families during these times. In addition, interviews with oncology patients and their families provide viewers with more insight. The programs demonstrate assessment skills, communication techniques, intervention strategies and methods. As a result of learning and mastering these skills, nurses can use these competencies in the clinical setting.

NURSING ASSESSMENT: Coping with the Challenge of Treatment, 13 minutes

*Closed Captioned
*Instructor's Guides available
#11140/0430   35 minutes 2007  $968.95 *CC *Streaming available 

This four part series on ethical issues in nursing includes a solid introduction to the fundamental ethical terms and concepts that students and nurses need to know.

INTRODUCTION: Concepts, Values and Decision Making
Ethics are at the core of professional nursing practice. This program provides a solid introduction to the fundamental ethical terms and concepts that students and nurses need to know. Through scenarios and expert interviews, it clearly defines justice, fidelity, autonomy, moral distress, and other important concepts in ethical practice. Video also explores the vital role that personal values play in ethical situations and how to best understand and address value conflicts. Program discusses the importance of nurse self-regard and some of the key steps to sound ethical decision
making. 22 minutes

RESPECT: Dignity, Autonomy and Relationships
This program focuses on the first provision in the nursing code of ethics pertaining to respect. Through scenarios and expert interviews, it explores practical ways that nurses can show respect for human dignity and the importance of relationships to patients. Program discusses a patients right to self-determination, the important factors of diversity, and end of life issues. It clearly describes the nurse's role in supporting patient autonomy, informed consent, and the practice of extending respect beyond patients to one's colleagues as well. 18 minutes

COMMITMENT: Patients, Professionalism and Boundaries
This program focuses on the second provision in the nursing code of ethics pertaining to commitment. Through scenarios and expert interviews, it addresses the primacy of patient interests and the nurse's role as a moral agent and advocate for patient. Program also explores conflict of interest issues for nurses and proper actions that can be taken when the wishes of the patient conflict with others. Video explores the importance of collaboration in the workplace and the ethical issue of proper professional boundaries for nurses. 21 minutes

PROTECTION: Privacy, Safety and Standards
This program focuses on the third provision in the nursing code of ethics pertaining to protection.Through scenarios and expert interviews, it addresses the importance of patient privacy and confidentiality, while highlighting the key mandate of HIPAA. Video explores the various ways the nurses can successfully advocate for their patients, including those who might participate in research. Program also covers the importance of standards and review mechanisms and the role of an ethics committee. The challenging issue of identifying and acting on questionable and impaired practice is also covered. 21 minutes

*Closed Captioned
*Instructor Guides available on PDF

#11133/0440   82 minutes 2006  $679.95 *CC *Streaming available 

"BREAK THE CHAIN 2008" is one of the best training videos I've seen on the topic of infection control. The level of expertise works for training throughout the continuum of my care team - nurses, housekeeping - everyone!"

This staff education video covers:

*Bloodborne - HIV/AIDS, HBV, HCV
*Airborne and Droplet Infections
*Contact Infections, including: MRSA, Scabies, VRE, C-Difficile, Norovirus

*Handwashing and Use of Alcohol Gels
*Following Correct Procedures
Correct Use of Personal Protective Equipment
*Maintaining a Safe, Clean Environment
*Vaccination, Lifestyle, and Teamwork

*Long Term Care and Assisted Living (7 minutes)
*Home Health and Hospice (5 minutes)
*Home Care (7 minutes)

*How to use this Program
*Training Goals
*Sample Lesson Plan
*Copy-Ready Audience Handouts (How Infections Spread; Bloodborne Infections; Contact Infections; MRSA; Handwashing and Alcohol Gels; Personal Protective Gear; Personal Infection Prevention Checklist; Wordfind Puzzle; and, Post Test)
*Wagon Wheel Exercise
*Answers to Post Test
#11004/0330   29 minutes 2008  $189.95 *Streaming available 

The programs in this series present specific techniques and concrete skills that lead to effective communication. Students and professionals alike will readily see the value of applying these techniques in both clinical settings and in their personal relationships. The three 20-minute programs are:

Illustrates effective attending skills including body position, eye contact, observation, and active listening. Discusses warmth, genuineness, openness and empathy as necessary interviewing qualities. Presents the need for client respect and autonomy.

Demonstrates techniques for handling the client-initiated interview and the professional - initiated interview. Illustrates common pitfalls in questioning and gives examples of helpful questions. Discusses causes of silence and presents therapeutic ways of handling it.

Discusses the concepts of selective responding and focusing. Illustrates specific skills such as minimal encouraging, paraphrasing, reflecting feelings, and summarizing. Examines the problems caused by distortion. Describes specific ways to close the helping interview.

*Instructors Guides available

#10635/0430  2003  $969.95 *Streaming available 

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