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.
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.
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
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.
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.