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#13793/2035  ABO BLOOD GROUPS
This program discusses the science behind the ABO antigens. Application of molecular biology techniques with regard to genetic analysis of ABO blood group systems is covered along with the importance of ABO systems in transfusions.

#15649/0463  ACTIVE LIVES: Making a Healthy Lifestyle a Priority for Ourselves and Our Patients
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

#10791/0330  ACTIVITIES OF DAILY LIVING (ADLs): 9 Ways to Do Them Safely
An entire set of professional Assisted Daily Living procedures has been evolving for the past number of years. This package includes the Video or DVD and Presenter's Guide aimed at educating healthcare workers on safe and effective methods for carrying out these duties in a variety of different circumstances.

#14264/0475  ACTIVITIES OF DAILY LIVING (Long-Term Care) DVD
It is always important to encourage residents living in a long-term care facility to achieve the highest functional level of living possible. Residents should be encouraged to do as many activities as possible. This program discusses ways healthcare providers can help residents perform their daily activities.

#15770/0552  ACUTE CORONARY SYNDROME: A Nursing Perspective (4 programs)
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. 132.1 ASSESSMENT AND CARE OF PATIENTS WITH ANGINA 19 minutes 132.2 CORONARY ANGIOGRAPHY AND NON-SURGICAL INTERVENTIONS 22 minutes 132.3 BYPASS SURGERY DOS AND POSTOPERATIVE CARE 21minutes 132.4 REHABILITATION AND LIESTYLE MANAGEMENT 21 minutes

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.

Assisting in medication administration is an important role of the personal carer and carries significant responsibility. In fulfilling this role effectively and safely, the carer becomes a vital member of the health care team. This program introduces medication and looks at the five R's principle of medication administration. Grades 8 to A

Prerequisite knowledge and skills for administrating oral, suppository and inhalant medications are presented in this program which has also been updated to reflect current hand hygiene technique.

Describes important nursing considerations when administering intramuscular, subcutaneous, and intradermal injections. Illustrates sites and demonstrates techniques for administering these injections. This series consists of four programs.

#15689/1348  ADVANCED CARDIAC MONITORING (3 Programs)
This series consists of three programs: ADVANCED CARDIAC MONITORING: Determining Electrical Axis ADVANCED CARDIAC MONITORING: Intraventricular Conduction Disturbances ADVANCED CARDIAC MONITORING: Ventricular Ectopy vs. Aberrancy

#13890/0430  ADVANCES IN STROKE TREATMENT (3 Programs) DVD
This three program series discusses: Ischemic Stroke: Emergent Treatment; Ischemic Stroke: Acute Care and Rehabilitation: and, Hemorrhagic Stroke: Treatment Approaches.

#13347/0545  AGED CARE: Assessing Skin Conditions
The skin of elderly people can actually be their most vulnerable organ. Those who provide care for the elderly have to understand that this formerly protective layer has been transformed. With expert commentary from a dermatologist, this program guides learners through the steps of assessing patients in a precise and compassionate way. Emphasis is given to ageing skin, patient communication and care.

#13349/0545  AGED CARE: Communicating with Aged Care Residents - DVD
This high quality program examines the basic elements of communication and how it can be enhanced to meet the care needs of older people who are living with hearing, vision, speech and cognitive losses. Also looks at effective communication methods for those from culturally diverse backgrounds.

#13344/0545  AGED CARE: Managing Incontinence
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. This program will examine management strategies to assist individuals and their caregivers to maintain dignity and independence.

#14127/0463  AGING MUSCLE AND BONE BIOLOGY: Effect of Strategic Nutrition and Exercise Interventions
An aging population that wants to stay fit and active raises all sorts of questions about how to accomplish that with a minimum of injury. Four presentations from the Select Symposium at the American College of Sports Medicine annual meeting address the impact of selected exercise training regimens and targeted supplementation efforts on older adults.

#11604/0635  ALLEN BRAIN ATLAS: A Quantum Leap in Neurological Research DVD
With a 90 percent match between the mouse and human genomes, mice are helping researchers to better understand the human brain. In this NewsHour program, Microsoft cofounder Paul Allen - founder of the Allen Institute for Brain Science - and the Institute’s chief scientific officer talk about the Allen Brain Atlas, an interactive 3-D map of gene expression in the mouse brain.

#12600/1410  ALZHEIMER'S BASICS FOR COUNSELORS/THERAPISTS: Definition, Assessment, and Counseling
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.

Is it possible to prepare home healthcare providers for the challenges they are likely to face when dealing with a client with Alzheimers? Viewers get a comprehensive introduction. 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

#15650/0552  ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY SERIES (10 Programs)
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) 127.2 THE DIGESTIVE SYSTEM (16 min cc) 127.3 THE NERVIOUS SYSTEM (16 min cc) 127.4 THE RESPIRATORY SYSTEM (17 min cc) 127.5 THE SKELETAL SYSTEM (17 min cc) 127.6 THE MUSCULAR SYSTEM (17 min cc) 127.7 THE REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEM (17 min cc) 127.8 THE URINARY SYSTEM (18 min cc) 127.9 THE INTEGUMENTARY SYSTEM (18 min cc) 127.10 THE ENDOCRINE SYSTEM (17 min cc) *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.

#13330/0480  ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY SERIES (8 Programs)
This eight part course is designed to provide a level of information on human anatomy useful to those in a biomedical field and students entering professional health fields. *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.

#14570/1367  ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY VIDEO LECTURE (22 Programs on 8 DVDs)
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 covered 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 in length.

#11375/0635  ANATOMY FOR BEGINNERS SERIES (4 Programs) DVD
In this astonishing four-part series, Gunther von Hagens lays bare the intricacy and beauty of the human design, making it viewable and easily understood across a wide range of settings - from Biology 101 to the most advanced medical courses.

Because nurses are frequently called upon to administer anti-infective agents, this comprehensive 6 part series was developed to provide the information they need to recognize the signs and symptoms of infection, the medications typically used in treatment, and the associated precautions and side effects. Grades C to A

#11357/0430  ARTERIAL BLOOD GASES SERIES (2 Programs) DVD
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.

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. This program is part of the ASEPTIC NURSING TECHNIQUES AT THE BEDSIDE SERIES. Closed Captioned is available upon request.

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.

Preventing the transmission of infective organisms is particularly critical in the OR environment since infection is the most common complication experienced during post-operative wound healing. This series looks at ways in which this transmission takes place, and actions the nurse must perform to prevent this from occurring. Grades C to A

#13970/0430  ASSESSING THE ELDERLY SERIES (5 Programs)
Aimed at nurses (and physicians) this five part series provides proper assessment techniques for judging physical, mental and socioeconomic status of elderly patients. Five programs cover NORMAL PHYSIOLOGIC CHANGES: PHYSICAL ASSESSMENT (in two parts); FUNCTIONAL ASSESSMENT; and, MENTAL AND SOCIOECONIC ASSESSMENT.

#12100/0430  ASSESSMENT OF THE ADULT (3 Programs) DVD
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.

#15760/0552  ASSESSMENT OF THE NEWBORN (5 Programs)
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. All programs are Closed Captioned. THE FIRST TEN MINUTES, 16 minutes HEAD TO TOE ASSESSMENT, 15 minutes CARDIOPULMONARY ASSESSMENT AND CARDIAC ANOMALIES, 15 minutes PHYSICAL ANOMALIES AND NEUROLOGIC ISSUES, 15 minutes GESTATIONAL AGE AND NEWBORN REFLEXES, 15 minutes

Newborns have unique anatomy and physiologic characteristics that need to be assessed at birth. Nurses with limited or no experience in the obstetrical environment need to be made aware of these unique characteristics in order to perform a competent evaluation of a newborn’s health. This series provides nurses with the information they need, and demonstrates the skills necessary, to perform a comprehensive assessment of the newborn child.

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.

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.

#16211/1410  BASIC ATTENDING SKILLS - 5th Edition
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.

A thorough physical assessment is necessary for all clients whether in long term care, acute care or home health. Our focus is to take the professional through a comprehensive physical assessment, divided into upper body and lower body components. Includes proper documentation guidelines.

#15955/1348  BASIC MATH FOR NURSES SERIES (2 Programs)
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 PART TWO - 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 *CLOSED CAPTIONING IS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST 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 CLOSED CAPTIONING IS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST

Discusses basic oral anatomy and the use of proper technical dental terminology. Part of the RADIOGRAPHIC TECHNIQUES Series.

This program describes the basics of administering oxygen to patients. It describes the use of both high and low flow delivery devices such as nasal cannula, simple masks, venturi masks and non-rebreather masks. Nursing considerations, infection control measures and safety measures are also described.

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.

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.

This CD-ROM uses numerous photographs, illustrations, video and animation clips to enhance and complement the narration on wound assessment, healing phases, pathophysiology, etiology, and treatment modalities. Each program in the series includes a glossary.

#11390/0550  BEYOND WORDS FOR HEALTHCARE: A Body Language Guide for Healthcare Professionals DVD
Can you imagine a situation where doctors and nurses and other healthcare workers could communicate with patients without saying a word? Or create an environment where patients feel safe, comfortable, and free to discuss their health? Well now you can!

Complying with OSHA standards, this video explains procedures to help healthcare workers protect themselves from blood borne pathogens. Covers epidemiology, pathophysiology, risk behaviors, opportunistic diseases and diagnostic tests.Grades 12 to A

#16090/1348  BLOOD COLLECTION (3 Programs)
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 Reviews the anatomic and physiologic considerations related to phlebotomy - the collection of blood - as well as describe the most common blood tests. 21 minutes BLOOD COLLECTION: Performing Phlebotomy Focuses 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 BLOOD COLLECTION: Special Considerations Deals with 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 *Available Closed Captioned

#16028/1348  BLOOD COLLECTION: Special Procedures
Explains and demonstrates six blood collection procedures (for adults and children) that go beyond routine collections. The topics include blood cultures, type and crossmatch, therapeutic drug monitoring, glucose tolerance tests, special transport of samples, and bleeding time tests.

#14004/1348  BLOOD COLLECTION: The Routine Venipuncture
Provides step-by-step instruction using basic terminology. Discusses equipment specifications, considerations when choosing a venipuncture site, the standard order of draw for evacuated tubes, proper specimen identification, and Universal Precautions.

#14424/0490  BLOODBORNE PATHOGENS: Always Protect Yourself DVD
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

#15517/1005  BLOODBORNE PATHOGENS: Workplace Awareness
*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. 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

#16077/2010  BOB I'M REALLY BUSY: The Impact of Impersonal Care on the Well-being of Persons Living with Dementia
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 Viewer's Guide that outlines each scenario, and provides through-provoking suggestions on how to improve the outcomes for each situation.

#11004/0330  BREAK THE CHAIN: Your Role in Preventing the Spread of Infection DVD
"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 program describes the six links in the chain of infection and discusses interventions to interrupt the chain and prevent the spread of infection. Uses examples such as tuberculosis, hepatitis B, HIV, and hospital-acquired infections that are of particular concern today.

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.

#13525/2035  BURNS: Assessment and Treatment
Burn management has consistently been one of the most controversial topics in all of emergency care. Every year, nearly 1 million people require treatment for burn injuries in the United States. 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.

#13235/0430  CANCER AS A FAMILY DIAGNOSIS: Couples and Children (2 Programs) DVD
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.

#11140/0430  CANCER AS A FAMILY DIAGNOSIS: Supporting the Caregivers Series (3 Programs) DVD
Diagnosis CANCER! Those words alone are enough to throw entire families into shock...and dismay. What can health care professionals do to at least keep family members' initial panic under control, to help them cope with the challenges of treatment, and, if necessary, make the journey to the death of a loved one less traumatic? Viewers learn communication skills that can help strengthen families at times when they are most under stress.

#11356/0430  CARDIAC DISORDERS: Coronary Artery Disease Series (2 Programs) DVD
This two part program discusses one of the most prevalent health problems in the world- coronary artery disease. Part One looks at the definition of coronary artery disease and its impact on the health care system. Because this disease may be lethal and yet asymptomatic, early diagnosis is important. Part Two discusses the different methods of diagnosing coronary artery disease.

#11323/0430  CARDIAC DISORDERS: Heart Failure Series (2 Programs) DVD
This series consists of two professional development programs concerning heart failure. Discusses the definition and demographics of heart failure, including the common terms used to describe it. Examines the problem of decompensation, which occurs when the compensatory mechanisms can no longer be sustained and the heart fails.

#15701/0430  CARDIAC MEDICATIONS AND NURSING: Antianginals, Cardiac Glycosides, and Diuretics (DVD), 1st Edition
This program illustrates the use of Antianginals, Cardiac Glycosides, and Diuretics for the treatment of cardiac related issues. Contraindications as well as common side effects and interventions associated with these classes of medications are examined. Patient teaching is emphasized as is the pathophysiology of congestive heart failure.

#15703/0430  CARDIAC MEDICATIONS AND NURSING: Antiarrthymics (DVD), 1st Edition
This program illustrates electrical properties of the heart including the conductions system and electrophysiology, as well as abnormal conduction problem of reentry. Also examines the relationship between Antiarrhythmics and their impact on the electrophysiology of the heart as measured by an EKG.

#15702/0430  CARDIAC MEDICATIONS AND NURSING: Antilipemics, Anticoagulants, and Antihypertensives (DVD), 1st Edition
This program presents a graphically illustrated overview of the cardiovascular system, examining how cardiac medications affect the system in general. It defines the types of medications used in cardiac occurrences, proper use of these medications, and relevant contraindications and interventions for patients experiencing adverse side effects. Three case studies illustrate the use of Antilipemics, Anticoagulants, and Antihypertensives for the treatment of cardiovascular disease.

#11430/1315  CAREGIVING SERIES (21 Programs)
This series is an authoritative collection of 21 essential programs for caregivers on the subjects of bedrest skills, wheelchair handling, infection control, managing medications, fall prevention, fire safety, elder abuse/neglect, personal care, caregiver wellness, measuring vital signs, using mechanical lifts, safety and housekeeping, roles and responsibilities, nutrition for older adults, HIPAA, as well as how to assist with medications.

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. 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. The series consists of three programs: 109.1 COGNITIVE IMPAIRMENTS, 22 minutes 109.2 VISUAL IMPAIRMENTS, 19 minutes 109.3 HEARING IMPAIRMENTS, 20 minutes

#15605/1348  CARING FOR THE DYING PATIENT (3 Programs)
This series consists of three programs: PHYSICAL CARE Addresses important physical needs, including the transition from curative to symptomatic care. Available closed captioned. 25 minutes TEAM APPROACH TO COMPREHENSIVE CARE Describes the team approach to caring for patients and their caregivers, including hospice concepts on treating the whole person. BEREAVEMENT ISSUES Discusses the stages and ramifications of grief, mourning and bereavement and how a professional's interactions with patients and families can help or hurt.

Professionally speaking, what is the essence of palliative care? When the job is no longer focused on keeping a patient alive, what function can healthcare providers fill? When healing is not an option, what is the next most constructive activity?

Through a proper understanding of the ageing process, and the common pathologies that occur in the elderly, we can gain a more accurate understanding of what to expect and what can be done to maintain or even improve mobility in the elderly. Staying mobile is an important part of maintaining ones dignity, independence, and quality of life.

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. 133.1 CARING FOR THE ANTEPARTUM PATIENT (23 min.) 133.2 COMPLICATIONS OF PREGNANCY (15 min.) 133.3 ELECTRONIC FETAL MONITORING (26 min.) 133.4 PAIN CONTROL (15 min.) 133.5 ASSISTED DELIVERY AND CESAREAN SECTION (20 min.) 133.6 LABOR AND DELIVERY (17 min.) 133.7 CARING FOR THE POSTPARTUM PATIENT (18 min.) 133.8 NEWBORN STABILIZATION AND CARE (18 min.) *See detailed descriptions of each program in our brochure

This series offers step-by-step demonstrations for healthcare workers and nursing assistants 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.

For some people, managing their health involves complex care plans and access to a variety of resources as it 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.

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.

This two-part series focuses on respiratory conditions which have long term implications of the health of those affected - COPD and Cystic Fibrosis. Using scenarios, graphics, art and animation the pathophysiology, risk factors, symptoms for each are discussed and illustrated. The CD version is interactive. Throughout there are screens with questions about the material covered followed by correct answers and rationales.

Explains why chest tubes are inserted and how the chest drainage unit operates. Dressing placement after tube insertion is demonstrated. Assessment of potential complications with the patient and the chest drainage unit are also addressed.

#11495/0430  CODE BLUE SERIES (4 Programs) DVD
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.

Provides an authoritative collection of six essential programs for training caregivers to communicate effectively with patients who have hearing loss, aphasia, or early to mid stage Alzheimer's, also to develop cultural competence, and to provide care for someone with mid to late stage Alzheimer's disease.

#12519/1315  COMMUNICATION SKILLS (Communication Series for Caregivers)
Can there actually be an area of professional development for healthcare workers that is more important than the ability to communicate? In two directions? Both giving and receiving information. Viewers learn what it means to communicate effectively and meaningfully.

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 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.Grades 8 to A

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.

#14973/1374  COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSING: A Practical View
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.

This program for nurses and nursing students provides practical and effective methods of recognizing and dealing with the special needs of different cultures.

The program provides a comprehensive overview of how to perform a thouough assessment of the geriatric patient. It includes step-by-step guidance on taking a health history, performing a functional assessment, conducting a complete physical exam, assessing mental status and taking an inventory of medications.

#11364/1348  CONFIDENTIALITY: Who Needs to Know DVD
This program describes the legal and ethical duty of all caregivers to safeguard the confidential information of the people they care for. This includes patients in acute care or home care settings, and residents in long-term care. Also explains how caregivers are affected by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), and demostrates effective techniques for maintaining confidentiality.

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. *Reviewed for accuracy: 2011. *Closed Captioned available upon request

Addresses the increasing problem of violence in healthcare by explaining and demonstrating techniques for preventing and containing violence. Approaches to these situations are demonstrated within the framework of a facility-wide safety program.

#13414/2035  COPD: What You Can Do To Help DVD
This program explores how the disease is diagnosed and treated. Tips and strategies for living with COPD are provided. Viewers learn how to best care for patients or residents with this disease.

This comprehensive series provides a realistic presentation of the nursing process as nurses and clients interact in the clinical setting. Organized around the nursing process beginning with an introductory overview in the first video. The second video explains assessment and diagnosis from the standpoint of a nurse caring for a client with hypertension. Planning, implementation, and evaluation, covered in the third video, continue with the same hypertensive client.

#12361/1410  CRISIS COUNSELING: The ABC Model DVD
An Iraq war veteran and a rape victim are the subject clients of this professional development resource on CRISIS counseling. Features Dr. Kristi Kanel, California State University, Fullerton

As healthcare itself becomes ever more complex much of the very real and serious decision making shifts to the nursing staff. This program focuses on different methods that nurses can incorporate to increase the use of critical thinking skills in the clinical setting.

The three-part series is designed to help the nurse effectively recognize the challenges faced in providing care to a multicultural population, and develop strategies to address these needs.

#10990/0430  CULTURAL COMPETENCE SERIES (3 Programs) DVD
For all healthcare workers cultural competence affects interaction with patients and aids in the identification of special needs in a plan of care. This series begins by defining culture. It discusses the need for healthcare providers to assess their own cultural competence, starting with an understanding of one's own background and how that affects interactions with patients and families. Methods for interacting in an appropriate manner across cultural lines are outlined. Specific information on the challenges of assessing people of diverse cultures and addressing beliefs, traditions and special needs in the plan of care are also addressed.

To effectively communicate with people of differing religions, ages, sexes and cultures and 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.

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.

#15144/0777  D WORD IN HEALTH CARE (THE): How to Talk about Death and Dying
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.

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. As the cause of so much suffering and discomfort, it is important these conditions are effectively addressed by medical staff.

Containing approximately 150 minutes of step-by-step video, this DVD-ROM is perfect for self-assessment and review of nursing skills. Focusing on venipuncture and starting IV therapy, maintaining IV therapy, blood transfusions, and oxygenation, this DVD-ROM allows users to learn and review at their own pace.

Containing approximately 150 minutes of step-by-step video, this DVD-ROM is perfect for self-assessment and review of nursing skills. Focusing on physical assessment, vital signs, bed making, personal care, restraints, infection control/hygiene, bathing, ambulation/activity, this DVD-ROM allows users to learn and review at their own pace.

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.

This five part 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.

Containing approximately 150 minutes of step-by-step video, this DVD-ROM is perfect for self-assessment and review of nursing skills. Focusing on nutrition and elimination, wound care, and medication administration, this DVD-ROM allows users to learn and review at their own pace.

This series on one 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.

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.

#12015/0430  DIABETES SERIES (7 Programs) DVD

#13977/0430  DIABETES: Physiology and Pathophysiology Series (6 Programs)
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.

More and more evidence is being brought forth regarding the extreme importance of diet and nutrition during pregnancy. Whether it's fetal alcohol effects or living on 'junk' food, the long term effects on both the mother and baby from malnourishment and various degrees of poisoning are coming to light.

#14363/0595  DIGNITY AND RESPECT: Showing Patients Cultural Sensitivity DVD
The learning objective of this program is to educate all hospital staff on the necessity of providing every patient with effective and respectful care in a manner that is compatible with each patient’s beliefs and practices. This includes issues regarding culture, race gender, sexual orientation, functional ability and economic situation for good patient care.

This program presents practical guidance for the caretaker by describing types of behavior, possible causes, symptoms of impending hostility, and appropriate interventions. Therapeutic and non-therapeutic techniques are examined and staff coping methods are sensitively portrayed.

#13883/0430  DOCUMENTATION: The Best Defense DVD
Focuses on the legal relevance of the medical record. Outlines basic documentation principles, and describes legally perilous charting practices. Discusses how to reduce liability when documenting difficult situations, and provides information on legal issues and computerized documentation.

A companion to the documentary POWER AND CONTROL this film offers an inside look at the highly regarded domestic violence program at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, MD. Doctors and nurses in the ER, the mother-baby unit, pre-op and the sexual assault forensics unit share candid observations about domestic violence prevention and offer specific, practical suggestions. The film profiles the coordinator of Mercy’s family violence program and also includes an interview with Jacquelyn Campbell of Johns Hopkins, a leading expert on the health impact of domestic violence. *CC

Discusses the normal pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic changes in the body that result from aging. Consideration for underlying disease states is also presented. Mechanisms to promote close monitoring by staff and education of patients and family are highlighted.

#9616/1420  DYSPHAGIA DIET (THE): Nutrition and Hydration
For professional development or for those caring for loved ones with eating and drinking difficulties due to dysphagia. Viewers learn about appropriate dietary choices as well as menu and food preparation. Grades 9 to A

When serious or life-threatening illness or injury is diagnosed what is the best way for healthcare providers to help a patient and loved-ones cope? Scenarios are used throughout this four-part series 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.

#10635/0430  EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION: The Helping Interview Series (3 Programs) DVD
Being able to provide help and comfort on a professional basis often requires taking control of communication and taking it in a certain direction. This series consists of the following three 20-minute programs: BASIC COMPONENTS, HELPER QUALITIES, AND ATTENDING; OPENING, QUESTIONING, AND USE OF SILENCE; and, RESPONDING AND CLOSING. Also includes Instructor's Guides on CD-ROM and Self-Grading Tests CD-ROM

#13230/0430  EFFECTIVE PALLIATIVE CARE (3 Programs) DVD
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 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. There are four Closed Captioned programs: 134.1 READING AN EKG, 23 minutes 134.2 SINUS DYSRHYTHMIAS, 14 minutes 134.3 ATRIAL AND JUNCTIONAL DYSRHYTHMIAS AND HEART BLOCK, 19 minutes 134.4 VENTRICULAR DYSRHYTHMIAS AND PATIENT CARE, 14 minutes

#11540/0430  ENCYCLOPEDIA OF NURSING (5 Programs) CD-ROM
This new five-program series is a compilation of basic nursing procedures offered in an interactive CD-ROM format. Video clips and narration help to demonstrate basic nursing skills, making the program invaluable to both nursing students and healthcare professionals. The series also offers documentation which can be viewed onscreen or printed for later reference.

#14922/0545  END OF LIFE CARE
In this program we provide an introduction to the important aspects of good end of life care, looking closely at the key aims, 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.

#6720/0635  END OF LIFE: Patients Facing Death
Viewers learn what is involved in a major hospital being recognized as the BEST provider of palliative care in the U.S. Johns Hopkins garners superlatives in almost every quarter. Providing care to terminally ill patients is an area where leadership is crucial.

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

#14262/0475  ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES (Long-Term Care Version) DVD
This program was designed as an initial orientation for individuals working in the environmental services department of a long-term care facility or assisted living facility.

#15957/0545  EPIDEMIOLOGY: Linking Smoking and Lung Cancer
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. *Sub-TitledGrades 12 to A

#11133/0440  ETHICAL ISSUES IN NURSING SERIES (4 Programs)
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. 22 minutes RESPECT: Dignity, Autonomy and Relationships Explores practical ways that nurses can show respect for human dignity and the importance of relationships to patients. 18 minutes COMMITMENT: Patients, Professionalism and Boundaries 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. 21 minutes PROTECTION: Privacy, Safety and Standards Addresses the importance of patient privacy and confidentiality, while highlighting the key mandate of HIPAA. 21 minutes *Closed Captioned *Instructor Guides available on PDF.

Prompt recognition of potentially life-threatening causes of chest pain by professionals can be life-saving as well as prevent future long-term disability. Besides medical professionals, first responders, firemen, paramedics, police, and even non-professionals who find themselves in a situation can all learn from this video.

#15151/0777  EVEN IF I'VE NEVER HEARD OF THAT: Communication Skills for Intercultural Encounters in Healthcare
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.

#13728/1348  EVIDENCE BASED PRACTICE: What It Is and What It Is Not
What is evidence-based practice, and where does it fit into the professional practice of nursing? This program presents the learner with important concepts about the relationship between nursing practice and nursing research, and how evidence-based practice influences decisions, interventions and evaluation of nursing care. Grades C to A

This DVD defines critical thinking and explores strategies to promote critical thinking skills in the healthcare setting.

Four presentations from the Select Symposium at the 2010 American College of Sports Medicine annual meeting on the impact of exercise and diet on brain function are offered on a single DVD disk.

#14263/0475  EXERCISES FOR SENIORS (Long-Term Care) DVD
Almost everyone, including residents, regardless of age or capability, can and should exercise. Two certified exercise instructors lead a complete exercise routine to music. All exercises can be done while sitting in a chair.

#13786/1315  FALL PREVENTION (Caregiving Series) DVD
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.

#13586/0860  FALLPROOF: A Comprehensive Balance and Mobility Training Program
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.

#14257/0475  FIRE SAFETY IN HEALTHCARE FACILITIES (Long-Term Care Version) DVD
Fire is a serious threat for any healthcare facility. Every healthcare employee must be prepared to respond quickly and efficiently if a fire occurs. This program covers the information every employee needs to know.

These programs provide nursing students, new nurses, and others with the fundamental information they need to begin building their understanding of the role fluids and electrolytes play in the health of a body.

This program is designed to orient food service employees in healthcare settings about safe and sanitary food handling and preparation. Information is included not only on food safety standards, but workplace safety as well.

#14377/2010  FREEDOM OF SEXUAL EXPRESSION: Dementia and Resident Rights in Long-Term Care Facilities
This program looks at sexuality and intimacy as basic human rights that should not be denied simply because the person has a level of decreased cognizance and lives in a nursing home.

With specific recognition of how the up close and personal aspects of working in healthcare combine with the often trying, even tragic, circumstances of those they work with, this video explores the relationship of burnout to professional impairment along with a practical plan for prevention.

This 6-part 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.

Fitness professionals may tell their clients to 'consult their physician', or they may prescribe a training routine themselves without medical consultation. But how many doctors can really deliver or judge an individual's fitness program, and how many fitness coaches can make a serious estimation of a client's capacity for exercise? This video program will help either/both develop this important ability.

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.

#11836/0145  GOOD NEWS: How Hospitals Heal Themselves
*Winner! Columbus International Film Festival How to improve patient care dramatically while reducing unnecessary deaths, suffering, errors, infections and costs without additional resources or government regulations? The unlikely solution was to use automobile makerToyota's management principles called 'systems thinking' to improve their hospitals. 'Systems thinking' allows leaders and staff to see the complex, modern workplace with "new eyes" and turn problems into improvements. It has saved up to 50 percent in costs, thousands of lives, and avoided hundreds of thousands of medical errors. *Closed Captioned

#14879/0513  GRIEVING IN THE NICU: Supporting Families and the Health Team When a Baby Dies
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.

Geared toward RN's, LPNs, and MDS Coordinators, this two-program set will help licensed staff to establish and maintain an effective continence care program.

#12254/0635  GUNTHER'S ER: The Anatomy of Medical Emergencies (3 Programs) DVD
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.

#14255/0475  HAND HYGIENE (Long-Term Care Version)
Using the latest guidelines "Hand Hygiene in the Healthcare Setting" released by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) this program provides healthcare workers with the knowledge and hopefully the motivation to accept their individual responsibility to implementing these guidelines to help reduce healthcare-required infections. Also available in a hospital version.

#12192/2035  HAND HYGIENE: Protecting Those in Your Care DVD
Recent surveys have shown that one of the greatest threats to patients in the healthcare setting is the unwitting spreading of infection by healthcare providers. Aimed at those providers, this program discusses how infections are spread and how the simple act of hand hygiene can have such a large impact.

#14128/0463  HEALING HUNGER: Dieting
The question that arises is whether being obese, or even overweight, is more or less healthy than is constantly or repeatedly dieting? One of the most disturbing facts in North America is that although obesity is at an all-time high, 57 million people are dieting. How can health professionals inspire and educate clients to place value on their health and let the natural size follow?

#15959/0545  HEALTH ASSESSMENT IN NURSING (2 Programs)
This series consists of two titles... INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH ASSESSMENT IN NURSING 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 Provides the viewer with the foundation knowledge required to effectively obtain crucial patient data. *Both programs are Closed Captioned and available for streaming

#14135/0463  HEALTHCARE PARADIGM SHIFT: The Role of Fitness in Healthcare
Instead of prescribing drugs or surgeries, could medical professionals be helping not only their patients but the efficacy of the healthcare system in general by prescribing fitness? This program reviews how integrated medical fitness has become a critical component to the new emerging healthcare delivery system.

#15403/1315  HEALTHLINK FOR NURSES (Curriculum & DVD)
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 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.

#14388/0463  HEALTHY HOUSE (THE): A Novel Program for Pediatric Obesity
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.

#13523/2035  HEPATITIS C - DVD
This is an introductory course on the subject of Hepatitis C aimed at nursing assistants. It informs them on the different strains of the disease, the signs and symptoms, transmission, preventive measures and actions to take if exposure occurs.

#12450/0430  HIGH RISK OB (5 Programs) DVD
Aimed at healthcare providers involved with obstetrics, this 5 part series helps viewers understand that for some women, pregnancy can be a real challenge. Focuses on four women, from the time their pregnancies were confirmed through delivery, who face both physical and emotional circumstances which make them high-risk.

Begins with a brief review of the epidemiology and pathology associated with traumatic brain injury (TBI) in the field, moves to the emergency department, and finally shifts to the Intensive Care Unit, where the major focus of the program occurs.

#13392/1315  HIPAA TRAINING FOR HOMECARE (Caregiving Series) DVD
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.

#13497/0880  HISTORY OF NURSING: The Development of a Profession DVD
Only 100 years ago, in 1910, Florence Nightingale died after a career that changed the historical activity of 'nursing' into the nursing profession. This second part of the HISTORY OF NURSING Series spans that century and examines this evolution into the career path that is nursing today.

#13496/0880  HISTORY OF NURSING: The Early Years DVD
Nurses often complain about being taken for granted and most people don't have much of a clue about where the nursing profession originated and how recently it assumed the critical role in healthcare it now plays. Viewers learn that the activity of 'nursing' the sick, helpless and infirm goes back a long way.

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.

#15409/1348  HOW THE BODY AGES: Cardiovascular, Respiratory, and Musculoskeletal Systems
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. Discusses the changes that occur in the cardiovascular system, the respiratory system and the musculoskeletal system. Understanding these changes can be crucial to helping healthcare providers assist older adults maintain their quality of life.

#15497/1348  HOW THE BODY AGES: Central Nervous System, The Senses, and Emotions
This program 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.

#15498/1348  HOW THE BODY AGES: Gastrointestinal, Genitourinary, and Integumentary Systems
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.

#13391/1315  HOW TO ASSIST WITH MEDICATIONS (Caregiving Series) DVD
Many seniors are prescribed a variety of drugs to deal with different health conditions. Even if the prescriptions may be safe in combination, making sure that they are administered properly can present a whole different set of problems for home care workers or family caregivers. This video offers tips and techniques for keeping the schedule straight as well as safe storage procedures.

This progam 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.

#13590/2010  HOW TO TRY THIS: Assessments and Best Practices in Care of Older Adults (28 Programs)
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.

#15445/0430  HUMAN DEVELOPMENT: Birth to 2 1/2 Years Series (4 Programs) DVD
Four programs in this series cover Physical Growth and Motor Development; Cognitive Development, Langauge Development; and, Emotional and Social Development from birth to 2 1/2 years.

#15639/2010  I'LL BE THERE FOR YOU: Providing Person-Centered Dementia Care
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.

#15963/0430  IMPAIRED MOBILITY: Physical Consequences
This program describes alterations in body functions occurring with impaired mobility. Common problems such as muscular atrophy, fluid and electrolyte disturbances, disorder in blood clotting mechanisms, disuse osteoporosis, retained respiratory secretions, and urinary stasis are discussed along with their long-term negative impact on patient health. Part of the series IMMOBILITY: Preventing Complications

#15354/0605  IN THE END: A Medical Dilemma
*WINNER! American Psychological Association, 2012 Intensive care specialist Dr. Charlie Corke is committed to giving his elderly patients every chance to get better, but sees that sometimes treatment only lengthens the dying process, causing discomfort and distress. This documentary follows his journey 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. 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.

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

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.

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 setting. INFECTION CONTROL IN HEALTHCARE: AN INTRODUCTION 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 INFECTION CONTROL IN HEALTHCARE: MULTIDRUG RESISTANT ORGANISMS 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 INFECTION CONTROL IN HEALTHCARE: PRECAUTIONS 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 INFECTION CONTROL IN HEALTHCARE: REGULATORY AND ADMINISTRATIVE MEASURES 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 INFECTION CONTROL IN HEALTHCARE: SAFE WORK PRACTICES 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

#11957/0430  INFECTION CONTROL SERIES (4 Programs) DVD
This excellent new four-program series includes the latest infection control protocols, and devotes an entire program to Super Bugs.

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.

This program is designed to explain Chain of infection, Standard Precautions and Hand Hygiene for healthcare employees such as volunteers, dietary staff, transport aides, office staff and others who have minimal or no direct patient contact.

#11347/0430  INTERPRETING ABGs SERIES (3 Programs) DVD
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.

#13795/0430  INTERPRETING ABGs: Basic Interpretation DVD
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.

#15560/1348  INTRAVENOUS THERAPY (4 Programs)
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.

#16194/2010  IS MRS. JONES OK?
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.

#16195/0635  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. STRESS AND THE NURSING PROFESSION 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 KEY STRESSORS AND HOW TO DEAL WITH THEM 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 *Closed Captioned

#16186/2010  LATE STAGE DEMENTIA CARE: Hands-On Guide for Professional Aides
How do you provide effective care for persons living with late-stage 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 series consists of two 25 minute programs: AVOIDING CHARGES OF NEGLIGENCE- Describes how to decrease negligence risk by providing care that is both competent and caring. DOCUMENTATION: The Best Defense- Outlines basic documentation principles, and describes legally perilous charting practices.

*OFFICIAL SELECTION ... 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. 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.

#4285/0635  LESSONS IN COMPASSION: Teaching Bedside Manner
This ABC News program focuses on the poignant partnership between a 63-year-old man with lung cancer and a first-year medical student. In coping with the emotional issues surrounding his cancer, they learn volumes about each other - and themselves.

#14130/0463  LIFESTYLE MEDICINE: Tools for Promoting Healthy Change
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.

Helps health care providers working in long term care facilities in the prevention of back and other injuries that often result from lifting patients. These kinds of injuries are dangerous not only to the employee but can also result in patient injury. Provides professional level course work to bring employees up to standard on these safety measures.

This dynamic video follows a nursing student as she performs a head-to-toe examination in real time. Because it focuses on the most common techniques used in nursing, it is ideal for beginning students.

These four documentary-style videos demonstrate nursing care of women and families from the prenatal period, through labor and delivery, through the postpartum period. The videos show various pregnancy experiences, types of labors and deliveries, and postpartum experiences and include nurse, patient, and family interviews.

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.

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

This poignant, award-winning documentary spotlights stories of families, patients and caregivers and their experiences with hospice and provide the viewer with a rare opportunity to hear about dying as a time of comfort, acceptance, love and healing. Quality of life is an underlying theme, turning the most difficult times into a time for healing. Excellent resource for hospice workers and families.

#15953/0645  MAKING ROUNDS
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.

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 *INCLUDES 10 QUESTION POST TEST WITH ANSWER KEY

For nursing home workers, this program offers professional advice on recognizing problematic behavior issues and understanding the underlying causes. Also explained are seven skills for preventing and moderating problem behavior and what to do when a resident's problem behavior poses a safety threat.

This two-part series discusses the role of the nurse caring for oncology patients with a focus on the importance of physical assessment.

Specifically aimed at healthcare providers on all levels and the high stress situations that confront them every day, this video offers burnout prevention techniques and practices.

#11324/0430  MATHEMATICS FOR NURSING SERIES (4 Programs)
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.

#11006/0330  MAY I HELP YOU? Skills You'll Need as a Feeding Assistant
As nutrition is crucial to the maintenance of health for the elderly and confined as for everyone else, the importance of proper delivery and ingestion of food cannot be overestimated. This series offers those designated as 'feeding assistants' in nursing facilities some professional advice on how to make their tasks healthier, safer and more pleasant for all involved.

#14780/0545  MEDICAL ETHICS: Real World Applications (3 Programs)
While the field of medical ethics often deals in abstractions - including historical currents, sociological findings, theological perspectives, and complex philosophical arguments - it comes alive when applied in real-world settings, whether they’re clinical, spiritual, political, or personal. This three-part series balances all of those ethical arenas as it examines genetic engineering, in vitro fertilization, and euthanasia in the 21st century.

#4182/0635  MEDICAL IMAGING: Xrays, CT, MRI, US, Virtual Reality DVD
Ultrasound, X-ray, MRI, craniotomy, fluoroscopes, tomography? One of the great challenges to internal medicine has always been how to diagnose problems non-invasively. All these methods have their limitations, but viewers learn progress in these technologies offers ever greater clarity in diagnoses and treatment.

#15500/1348  MEDICATING CHILDREN SERIES (2 Programs)
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.


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, including to the elderly and pediatric patients.

This two-part series covers the special challenges involved with medication and the elderly. The effect of aging on pharmacokinetics is presented in some depth. Interspersed throughout are clinical problem situations that require the learner to apply recently acquired information.

#15690/0552  MEDICATION ERRORS (2 Programs)
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.

#12080/0430  MENTAL RETARDATION SERIES (3 Programs) DVD
Mental retardation is a developmental disorder that affects between 1 and 3 percent of the population. In any case, the individual, family, healthcare and educational professionals, and society at large are all impacted when this disorder is suspected and confirmed. This series provides key information relevant to anyone involved on a professional or personal basis.

#14580/1367  MICROBIOLOGY MADE SIMPLE (21 programs on 6 DVDs)
This is a series of real time live lectures for all topics of Microbiology. Each lecture is between 30 to 45 minutes, and covers details in the subject matter at the college and undergraduate level. Suitable for both Medical Students, Nursing and Allied Health Students and any other student of Microbiology at certificate, degree or graduate level. Each program is also available separately.

#13093/2010  MISSING VOICES
What constitutes good customer service in long-term care/nursing home facilities? This timely, training package will help you and your staff to evaluate facility-wide behaviors, attitudes, and standards of care toward residents and family members.

#14223/2010  MORE THAN WORDS: A New Culture of Care and Communication with Persons who have Dementia
Demonstrates (though real interactions) how person-centered care and knowledge of the resident can reduce dementia-related episodes. 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.

Safety is the most important element of any lifting and moving procedure. This program provides a sound knowledge base for all healthcare providers working in long term care facilities and assisted living facilities.

This four program series includes: Anatomy, Physiology and Equipment; Intubation; Nasoenteric Care; and Percutaneous Endoscopic Feeding Tubes.

#13841/0440  NEONATES, INFANTS AND TODDLERS (Age Specific Care Series)
This program describes physical, motor, sensory, cognitive, and psychosocial characteristics and considerations for neonates, infants and toddlers. *Closed Captioned available upon Request

This series uses real-time footage of a healthcare professional performing the components of a complete neurologic examination. Covers mental status and cranial nerve evaluations, reflex and motor evaluation, cerebellar function and sensory evaluations, and evaluating a patient with diminished level of consciousness.

#14105/1348  NEW NURSING ASSISTANT: Measuring Vital Signs
Nursing assistants need to master the basic, yet critically important skills involved in assessing vital signs for all those they provide care to. This program has been revised to be more concise and easier to understand by clearly identifying each of the three stages of a procedure: preparation, the procedure itself, and completing care.

#14104/1348  NEW NURSING ASSISTANT: Measuring Weight and Height
Designed to help nursing assistants develop proper professional demeanor and procedures while making clear the importance of even the most basic tasks. Accurate measurement and monitoring of weight and height provide important indicators about a patient's overall health. This program demonstrates proper techniques for measuring weight and height with the most commonly used scales.

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.

#14319/0145  NIGHTINGALE'S LEGACY: The Nursing Profession and Caregiving DVD
Will nursing as a professional only be allotted its full share of value when it disappears? The average age of registered nurses in the U.S. is over 45! Shortages are already occurring in many areas and recruitment of young people to the profession is falling rapidly. This video examines this crisis-in-the-making and encourages viewers to give this vital, caregiving profession serious consideration.

#15143/0777  NO MORE SWEETIE AND HONEY: How To Talk with Older Adults
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.

#15278/1440  NO PLACE LIKE HOME: Management of the Client's Home
This program will help the health care professional who regularly visit client’s homes and help in daily living activities to understand what's involved in household management. *Includes Learning GuideGrades 12 to A

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. This program is an in-depth, real-life story of one patient, his nurse and his family. It offers tools and resources to examine therapeutic relationships and boundary issues through complex, challenging situations.

#16164/1348  NURSE TO NURSE: From Addiction to Recovery
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


This three program series features 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. There are three programs in this series on one DVD (also available separately) POSTPARTUM ASSESSMENTS AND INTERVENTIONS NEONATAL ASSESSMENT GESTATIONAL AGE EVALUATION :


#15640/0552  NURSING ASSESSMENT SERIES (14 Programs)
This 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 examination techniques related to each system. THE KEY TO QUALITY PATIENT CARE (18 minutes) THE RESPIRATORY SYSTEM (21 minutes) THE CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM PART 1: Anatomy and Subjective Data (16 minutes) THE CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM PART 2: Objective Data (21 minutes) THE DIGESTIVE SYSTEM (20 minutes) THE MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM (24 minutes) THE NERVOUS SYSTEM PART PART 1: Anatomy and Subjective Data (19 minutes) THE NERVOUS SYSTEM PART 2: Objective Data (22 minutes) THE INEGUMENTARY SYSTEM (22 minutes) HEAD AND NECK, MOUTH AND THROAT (16 minutes) EYES, EARS, NOSE (18 minutes) THE MALE GENITOURINARY SYSTEM (18 minutes) THE FEMALE GENITOURINARY SYSTEM (17 minutes HEAD-TO-TOE ASSESSMENT (17 minutes)

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

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. 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. *Available closed captioned

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 viewing this video, 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? ?Bowel and bladder habits *Available closed captioned

#15927/1348  Nursing Assistant: RESIDENT RIGHTS
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 Available closed Captioned

#15926/1348  Nursing Assistant: UNDERSTANDING ABUSE AND NEGLECT
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. *Available closed captioned

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.

#15685/0552  NURSING NEGLIGENCE (2 Programs)
Accusations 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 NURSING NEGLIGENCE: WHAT YOU CAN DO 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

This series presents the contemporary nurse with the Five-Step Nursing Process to proficiently assess and diagnose care needs as well as plan, implement, and evaluate the results of the plan. It also shows how critical thinking assists staff to arrive at accurate and valid patient care decisions.

#13698/1348  NURSING THEORY - DVD
Nursing theory is the foundation of knowledge for the direction and delivery of nursing care, and is used to describe, explain, predict and develop a plan of nursing care. This program presents the learner with important concepts about how nursing theory is applied to the care of patients.

#15888/1348  NURSING TRANSITIONS: New Graduate to Professional
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 30 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.

This program provides aged care workers and other caregivers with useful information relating to nutrient needs and food sources, portion size and meal frequency and strategies for getting older people to eat.

#12972/1348  OBSTETRICAL NURSING: Caring for the Postpartum Patient DVD
This program focuses on the physiological, psychological and emotional changes a woman goes through during the postpartum period, and includes information that can assist the nurse in caring for and reassuring her postpartum patients. Also discusses the importance of emotional support and patient education during the postpartum phase of care.

#12971/1348  OBSTETRICAL NURSING: Pain Control DVD
Labor is the apt term to describe the birthing process, which is laborious and painful. This program describes how the body responds to pain during labor, and provides a detailed overview of the different pain relief techniques and medications that are available.

#14381/2010  OLDER ADULT SEXUALITY: A Continuing Human Need DVD
This timely program provides an effective training tool caregivers can use to address the sexual issues that affect older adults. Also discusses changes associated with aging for both men and women, and encourages a sensitive approach to communication that will enable care providers to establish supportive care plans that allow older adults to continue the healthy expression of sexual desires.

#11358/0430  ONCOLOGICAL PAIN MANAGEMENT: Alternative Pain Management in Treatment (2 Programs)
In an effort to decrease the disease-related and treatment-related stressors on body functioning, an increasing number of cancer patients are seeking out and incorporating complementary approaches into their treatment plan. This series discusses such approaches and show how they are utilized in their practice settings.

No matter what the circumstances, this is a sensitive area of patient (self) care that requires a fastidious attention to details. Patients themselves as well as healthcare providers can get a lot of crucial information about the proper use and care of these appliances.

For healthcare providers clear communication with patients is obviously crucial and yet the challenges that arise in this area either as a result of low level literacy or lack of proficiency in English on the patients’ part are many. Viewers learn proven techniques to help overcome these communication hurdles including the properuse of interpreters when required.

Pain is something we all experience and is something that many people fear, especially as they grow older. This program looks broadly at pain management in the elderly. Three pain management experts share their insights with us, examining what pain is, assessment methods and common treatments available. Grades 8 to A

#16006/0430  PAIN MANAGEMENT SERIES (4 Programs)
This comprehensive series includes current understanding about the causes of pain, and both pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic methods of pain management. There are four Closed Captioned programs: 136.1 THE PAIN PROCESS AND PATIENT ASSESSMENT, 26 minutes 136.2 PHARMACOLOGICAL TREATMENT AND CLASSIFICATION OF PAIN, 22 minutes 136.3 PHYSICAL AND COGNITIVE TREATMENT, 20 minutes 136.4 TREATMENT FOR SPECIAL POPULATIONS, 23 minutes

#10469/1348  PANDEMIC INFLUENZA: The Role of Healthcare Workers (3 Programs)
If a flu pandemic happened, what will healthcare workers need to do? This three-part series gives healthcare professionals an understanding of the threat of pandemic flu around the world, in the U.S. and in the community, and steps they will have to take to meet the challenge of a flu pandemic.

This four-part series covers equipment preparation, preparing medication from an ampule, preparing medication from a vial, and site selection and injection techniques. Guides the learner step-by-step through essential safety precautions for handling injection equipment.

#2849/0635  PATHOLOGY ATLAS Cd-Rom
Aimed at medical professionals and students, this comprehensive cd-rom provides in-depth information on the entire scope of human pathology. A fascinating, well-planned information resource. Grades 9 to A

This series is an introduction to the basic concepts of Pathophysiology. Examines the phenomena that produce alterations in human physiologic function and the resulting human response. Viewers or participants will understand pathophysiological changes, including how pathological processes are manifested, progress in the body, and primary and secondary effects. Also focuses on pathological factors that influence the disease process.

#15092/0545  PATIENT CARE: Plans and Pathways
This program explains care plans, clinical pathways and critical pathways 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. Grades 8 to A

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

#15053/0430  PEDIATRIC TIPS AND TRICKS: Procedures
Demonstrates how to perform common procedures on infants and toddlers, with emphasis on age-specific comfort, holding and positioning techniques. Topics include taking vital signs, checking ears, securing an IV, holding for a lumbar puncture and performing venipuncture. It also focuses on the role of the parent during these interventions.

#15641/2010  PERSON CENTERED DEMENTIA CARE: Stories and Examples
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.

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. PHARMACOLOGY AND THE HEALTHCARE PROCESS (19 min cc) PRINCIPLES OF PHARMACOLOGY (18 min cc) PHARMACOKINETICS: What the Body Does to a Drug (21 min cc) PHARMACODYNAMICS: What a Drug Does to the Body (21 min cc)

Physical assessments are a regular and fundamental part of pediatric care, yet examining children requires a broad knowledge base and is often challenging even to the experienced clinician. PHYSICAL ASSESSMENT OF A CHILD, a two-part video series completely updated for 2008, is designed to address these real-world challenges and demonstrates the step-by-step process of performing gentle, safe, comprehensive pediatric evaluations.


In emergency poisoning situations it is important for pre-hospital care providers to know what is toxic, where those toxins came from, and how to respond to them. First responders, firemen, paramedics, police, and even non-professionals who find themselves in a situation can all learn from this video.

#13352/0545  PRACTICAL STRATEGIES FOR RESOLVING CONFLICT: Conflict Management in Health Care DVD
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.

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 pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic methods of pain management, have either a vaginal or cesarean delivery, and receive post-partum care. Also provides students with information on the anatomy and physiology of pregnancy as well as fetal development. *Closed Captioned THE ANTEPARTUM PERIOD 32 minutes COMPLICATIONS OF PREGNANCY 29 minutes LABOUR AND VAGINAL DELIVERY 26 minutes CESAREAN DELIVERY 20 minutes POSTPARTUM CARE 29 minutes

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. *Closed Captioned available upon request

#15071/0430  PRESSURE, SHEAR, AND FRICTION: Assessing Risk (from IMMOBILITY: Preventing Complications)
Discusses the incidence of pressure ulcers and their enormous cost, both monetarily and in terms of human suffering; the principles of pressure, shear, friction and how they occur in the healthcare setting; describes the type of tissue damage they inflict.

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: PREVENTING BLOODBORNE INFECTIONS: BLOODBORNE VIRUSES PREVENTING BLOODBORNE INFECTIONS: PREVENTING TRANSMISSION, PROTECTING YOURSELF PREVENTING BLOODBORNE INFECTIONS: ENGINEERING CONTROLS AND WORK PRACTICE CONTROLS

#15603/1348  PREVENTING ELDER ABUSE: Helping Keep Residents Safe
Elder abuse is a serious 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.

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.

What used to be considered a slight risk that went with the job has become a major concern for anyone working in situations that provide health care. The formerly underestimated needlestick has been promoted to the 'disabler/killer' bracket with the realization of how easily blood-borne pathogens can be transmitted. Viewers learn the dangers and what to do about them.

#13961/0595  PREVENTING PATIENT FALLS: A Team Approach DVD
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.

Patient wandering can be dangerous, even deadlly. Provides employees in long-term care facilities with tools for assessing the potential for patient wandering and methods for preventing it from happening. Provides professional level course work to bring employees up to standard on these safety measures.

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.Grades 12 to A

#16005/0552  PROCEDURAL SEDATION (2 Programs)
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. There are two Closed Captioned programs in this series. 135.1 PATIENT ASSESSMENT AND MONITORING, 22 minutes 135.2 PREENTING AND MANAGING COMPLICATIONS: Sedation in Children, 24 minutes

#12956/0880  PROFESSIONAL BEHAVIOR IN HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONS: Effective Communication with Patients DVD
In just 24 minutes this program covers many important skills and techniques that are especially critical to help nurses develop highly professional and effective relationships with their patients. Asking questions, listening, feeling, understanding, empathizing and sympathizing; all can be developed and honed to the highest level of patient care.

#14358/0880  PROFESSIONAL BEHAVIOR IN HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONS: Professionalism and Self-Presentation DVD
This DVD examines elements of professional behaviors and covers communication with peers and colleagues, appearance, the chain of command and shared roles of all healthcare providers, and the importance of understanding one’s professional role. The program also considers institutional and legal standards for healthcare.

This program provides an introduction to the area of professional boundaries - an area where there are many shades of gray. Includes 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.

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. These two programs explain why and how the nursing profession has earned the high level of esteem it is granted by our society. PROFESSIONALISM IN HEALTHCARE: Patient Interactions, Communication and Personal Development PROFESSIONALISM IN HEALTHCARE: Professional Behavior, Attitude and Attire

#16151/0635  PROFESSIONALISM IN NURSING: Keys to Success
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.

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.

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.

#13350/0545  PROTECTING THE VULNERABLE: Identifying and Reporting Elder Abuse DVD
This program provides an overview of elder abuse, including physical, sexual, financial and psychological abuse and neglect. Also looks at strategies to protect vulnerable elderly people, and appropriate responses to elder abuse.

#15550/1348  PROTECTING YOUR BODY AT WORK (3 Programs)
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.

#13962/0595  PROVIDING EVIDENCE-BASED CARE: Avoiding the Use of Restraints DVD
Restraint free?! Myth or fact? The learning objective of this program is to educate healthcare professionals on the very latest information available regarding evidence-based alternatives to the use of restraints

#15695/0552  PSYCHOTROPIC MEDICATIONS (5 Programs)
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. ASSESSMENT AND INTERVENTION 29 minutes ANTIANXIETY AGENTS 25 minutes ANTIDEPRESSANT AGENTS 28 minutes ANTIPSYCHOTIC AGENTS 24 minutes MOOD STABILIZING AGENTS 24 minutes

This series deals with adverse drug reactions or events - the side effects that sometimes arise with the various medications used to treat psychiatric illnesses. 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. There are three Closed Captioned programs: 137.1 GENERALIZED SIDE EFFECTS, 18 minutes 137.2 MEDICATION SPECIFIC REACTIONS, 28 minutes 137.3 MOVEMENT DISORDERS, 16 minutes

#13531/2035  QUIET! Promoting Healing and Patient Satisfaction DVD
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.

This series provides nurses and prehospital providers with a template for assessing children, enabling them to quickly initiate appropriate interventions. The programs employ a case study format to illustrate the material presented.

It is 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.

#13521/0880  RESEARCH DESIGN: The Experiment DVD
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.

#13522/0880  RESEARCH DESIGN: The Survey
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.

#13923/1348  RESIDENT RIGHTS: The Art of Caring
Illustrates the importance of protecting resident rights, i.e. the right to information, quality care, dignity and freedom from abuse.

#9746/1348  RESIDENT SAFETY: Your First Concern DVD
Concern about the overall safety of long term care facilities is a constant. Official guidelines have recently been provided that cover all aspects. Provides professional level course work to bring employees up to standard on these safety measures.

#10626/0330  RESIDENT'S RIGHTS TODAY: Respectful Care in Changing Times DVD
It seems fairly obvious from none-too-rare news reports that at least some workers in the ever-expanding eldercare industry need to be reminded that the elderly in their care have very real rights. This educational video covers how protection of residents' rights and respectful care relate to other characteristics of today's long term care environment.

The three programs in this professional development series deal with causes, signs and symptoms of various allergies and anaphylaxis, asthma, and lung cancer.

This two-part series describes both suctioning of the upper and lower airways as well as techniques utilized for specimen collection and respiratory secretions.

#12119/2035  SAFE TRANSFERS: Using Proper Techniques and Mechanical Lifts DVD
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.

#14364/0595  SAFETY FIRST: Safety for General Orientation DVD
The learning objective here is to educate general staff in any healthcare setting on the mandatory safety issues in a clear, easy-to-understand format. They are all here in this easy-to-follow program.

Makes sure that healthcare workers understand that hygienic procedures are not only for their safety and benefit but also for their co-workers and the patients they are serving. Cleanliness of facilities is also stressed. The fact that patients are dying from diseases they contract while in hospitals these days makes this message very timely.

This new five-chaptered DVD brings forth a thoughtful, much-needed exploration of sexuality, intimacy, and dementia, and the complex issues that impact residents, family members, and care staff.

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. 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.

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. Grades 8 to A

#14259/0475  SPECIAL CARING: Managing the Person with Alzheimer's Disease (Long-Term Care) DVD
Special Caring presents a problem-solving approach to managing the person with Alzheimer's disease. Filmed on location at a special Alzheimer's care facility and in a family home, this program includes comments from both support staff and family care givers. Excellent tool for discussing how to care for residents with Alzheimer's.

This series on specimen collection and screening consists of three programs: SPECIMEN COLLECTION; POINT OF CARE TESTING; and, STERILE DRESSING CHANGE.

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. Spiritual care interventions are identified, including the connection between nursing and pastoral care professionals. Challenges to incorporating spiritual care into nursing practice are also examined. *Part of the SPIRITUALTY IN HEALTH Series

#15519/1374  SPIRITUALITY IN CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS: Implications for Clinicians
Through the comments of four professionals, the place of spirituality in the care of children and adolescents is explored in this video. 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.

Engaging students and health professionals to actively participate in learning experiences is an ongoing challenge. AV resources are known to greatly enhance the learning experience. This is particularly so when these resources are linked to "real life" experiences, thereby enabling students to connect theory to practice. This series of 13 programs aims to meet this challenge. 1. SPIRITUALITY IN HEALTH CARE 2. SPIRITUAL CARE IN NURSING PRACTICE 3. SPIRITUAL ASSESSMENT IN HEALTH CARE 4. SPIRITUALITY IN PARKINSON'S 5. SPIRITUALITY IN ADDICTIONS 6. SPIRITUALITY IN ARTHRITIS 7. SPIRITUALITY IN CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS: Implications for Clinicians 8. SPIRITUALITY IN HIV/AIDS 9. SPIRITUALITY IN MENTAL HEALTH CARE 10. SPIRITUALITY IN PALLIATIVE CARE 11. SPIRITUAL CARE IN LIFE THREATENING ILLNESS 12. SPIRITUAL CARE IN GERONTOLOGICAL NURSING 13. SPIRITUAL CARE AND CHRONIC HEALTH PROBLEMS

#16044/1374  SPIRITUALITY IN HIV/AIDS: Implications for Clinicians
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.

#15069/0880  STAFF RELATIONS IN HEALTHCARE: Commuinication Between Providers
Featuring interviews and vignettes, this program examines communication between healthcare providers. It covers such topics as effective communication, professional roles, timeliness, attitude, and respect.

#15068/0880  STAFF RELATIONS IN HEALTHCARE: Working as a Team
This program describes multidisciplinary teams and emphasizes their utility in the healthcare field. It features illustrative vignettes and commentary from healthcare professionals.

Featuring Dr. Michael McKee Ph.D. of the Cleveland Clinic, this video provides recommendations to healthcare personnel on how to cope with stress and burnout. This program is one of the best on the subject.

This comprehensive resource provides nurses with a full overview of their role in post-stroke rehabilitation.

#15567/1348  SUCTIONING SERIES (2 Programs)
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.

Presents the key techniques required for changing a variety of dressings, and the potential complications. Reviewed for accuracy in 2011

Hosted by a nurse expert, this 19 part 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.

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.Grades 8 to A

#15070/0430  TEAMWORK IN THE (HEALTHCARE) WORKPLACE SERIES 2nd Edition (2 Programs)
Stress, on some level, is a fact of life for caregivers. This two program series - WORKING AS A TEAM and MANAGING STRESS/AVOIDING BURNOUT - 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.

Teamwork is so very crucial in the healthcare environment and building and maintaining a functional, effective and cohesive team is not always an easy task with the pressures involved. Viewers get specific healthcare-oriented guidelines on team problem solving, conflict resolution and leadership.

#14578/0697  TELLING BAD NEWS: The First Step in Healing
How do you, as a professional in healhcare, tell someone they are dying, need a new heart, bone marrow, kidney transplant, whatever? This much needed program addresses the issue of how healthcare professionals, including chaplains, doctors, and nurses, tell patients bad news. For many in the medical profession, the role of messenger is often not a part of their training.


This program describes the pharmacological therapies used to manage cancer pain and identifies institutional strategies that an oncology nurse can employ to improve pain management. Interactive.

#11349/0430  THREE LEAD EKG SERIES (4 Programs) DVD
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.

#15483/2010  THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS II: An Experience in Understanding How to Care for Residents
What happens when caregivers become 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. This is an experiment that should be used more often in healthcare facilities.

#13010/0595  TO CARE ALWAYS: Quality Care at the End of Life DVD
*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.

#14365/0595  TOP PRIORITY: CDC Guideline for Multiple Drug-Resistant Organisms
Multiple drug-resistant organisms (MDROs) spread easily in the healthcare environment and are very resistant to the most common antibiotic treatments. Help your facility reduce the incidence or prevalence of MDROs by implementing the interventions outlined in this program.

#11348/0430  TRACHEOSTOMY: Basic and Advanced Care Series (2 Programs) DVD
This is a series of two programs that describe basic and advanced tracheostomy care.

#13534/2035  TRAINER PLAY: Educate, Energize, and Enliven Health Education DVD
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.

#12101/0145  TREATMENT OF ACUTE PAIN: Helping People Manage Their Pain DVD
Can alternative therapies be used in conjunction with conventional drug treatments to reduce the dependency on potentially toxic drugs and their side effects? Aimed at healthcare providers, this video offers some newer thinking on the subject of pain relief.

#11363/1348  TUBERCULOSIS: New Strategies for Healthcare Workers DVD
This CE program has been updated to reflect changes in the CDC's TB prevention guideline, Guidelines for Preventing the Transmission of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in Health-Care Settings, 2005. This includes a description of the application of the guidelines to personnel with a risk of TB exposure in all health-care settings, not just hospitals, such as: inpatient and outpatient facilities (including laboratories), dental care-settings, correctional facilities and homeless shelters.

#12170/0430  TUBES SERIES (4 Programs) DVD
Various types of tubes are used to improve patient outcomes. This four-part 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.

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 is a valuable learning resource for nursing students, clinical nurses, and support staff delivering hands-on care.

This comprehensive series approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing includes Instructor's Guides for all three programs: THE RED BLOOD CELLS, THE WHITE BLOOD CELLS, and, THE PLATELETS.

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. Grades 8 to A

#12175/0430  VASCULAR ACCESS SERIES (5 Programs) DVD
This four-part 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.

#15240/0595  VIOLENCE IN HEALTHCARE SERIES (2 Programs)
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. EMPOWERING YOURSELF TO BE PREPARED WHAT TO DO WHEN VIOLENCE OCCURS

#16080/1745  VIRGINIA SATIR SERIES (THE) 5 Programs
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. THE ESSENCE OF CHANGE, Satir presents the four stages of therapy to an intimate audience of psychotherapy students OF ROCKS AND FLOWERS: Dealing with the Abuse of Children 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. A FAMILY AT THE POINT OF GROWTH a tender yet ultimately hopeful session with a family in the aftermath of a brother’s assault of his sister. BLENDED FAMILY WITH A TROUBLED BOY. *Includes Instructor's Manuals

#13919/1295  VITAL SIGNS SERIES (4 Programs) DVD
This four-part series defines vital signs, covers temperature, pulse, respirations and blood pressure and demonstrates the techniques for obtaining and measuring. Presents the selection of equipment and site, charting, evaluating, and reporting findings.

#13713/1733  WHAT DO YOU SEE, NURSE? DVD
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." A Coronet Release.

#14863/1943  WHAT DO YOU SEE?
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.

*Features Garrett McAuliffe, Old Dominion University This breakthrough DVD illustrates key issues in the too often-ignored area for counselors of working with religious issues. In this session, a counselor helps a conservative Christian woman incorporate her faith into finding a solution to her family problems. The counselor demonstrates respect and shares knowledge of her faith and tradition, assesses the role of the client's faith, and helps her clarify her religious understandings. Grades 9 to A

#15089/0545  WOUND MANAGEMENT: A Nurse's Guide
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. Grades 8 to A

#14256/0475  WOUND PREVENTION AND CARE (Long-Term Care) DVD
Good skin care is a basic need for all residents living in long-term care facilities. This program discusses how skin breakdown occurs and measures that can be taken to help prevent skin damage.

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. The three programs in the AGE-SPECIFIC CARE SERIES are: PRESCHOOLERS, SCHOOL-AGERS, TWEENS AND ADOLESCENTS NEONATES, INFANTS AND TODDLERS YOUNG ADULTS, MIDDLE-AGED ADULTS, OLDER ADULTS, ELDERS *Closed Captioned is available upon request


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