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How To : Insert a urinary catheter into a male patient

Catheterization is used to drain a patient's urine freely from the bladder or to inject liquids for treatment and diagnosis of certain bladder conditions. Cathing is usually done at a clinic by a nurse, although self-catheterization is also possible. This is an educational vi ...more

How To : Prime IV tubing for a patient in nursing

Going to be a nurse? Then follow along with this how-to video to learn how to prime IV tubing for a patient. Priming IV tubing is also called clearing the IV tubing. Watch, learn and practice this technique in your nursing labs.

How To : Insert a nasogastric tube in a patient for nursing

Going to be a nurse? Then here are a few things you should know how to do. Follow along with this nursing how-to video to learn how to insert a nasogastric tube. Watch the demonstration of NG insertion on a manikin. Once you pass around the septum ask the patient to bend their ...more

How To : Perform a general abdominal exam on a patient

Any patient with pain in the abdominal area will require you to perform an abdominal examination, and this video lesson outlines in great detail, how to perform a general abdomen exam. This is great for any medical student or up-and-coming doctor — even nursing students could ...more

How To : Administer heparin to a patient in nursing

Studying to be a nurse? Then follow along with this nursing how-to video to learn how to administer hepranin to a patient. This technique is very common in nursing. Watch and observe the proper method identifying, measuring, and administering heparin dosages. Before starting a ...more

How To : Administer a subcutaneous injection on a patient

This how to video demonstrates how to administer a subcutaneous injection on a patient. Watch and learn how simple it is do subcutaneous injections in the abdomen, back of the arms, outer thighs and love handles. Make sure to properly measure your medication, identify the pati ...more

How To : Do passive range of motion on a patient in nursing

Studying to be a nurse? Then here is a nursing how-to video that teaches you how to do passive range of motion a patient. Every nurse should know the basics of this technique, follow along and see how easy it is to to exercise a bed ridden patient with passive range of motion. ...more

How To : Administer an intradermal injection on a patient

This how to video demonstrates how to administer an intradermal injection. Watch and learn how simple it is do an intradermal injection in the forearm, inner forearm, back and chest. Make sure to properly measure your medication, identify the patient, and always wash the hands ...more

How To : Mix NPH and regular insulin for a patient

This how to video demonstrates how to mix two different types of insulin for a patient. Watch and learn how to properly prepare a mixture of regular insulin and neutral protamine hagedorn (NPH) insulin. Make sure you do the proper order of draw. Note that this instructional vi ...more

How To : Perform a cardiovascular exam on a patient

The key to being a good doctor is great patient care and thoroughness, and those are exactly the skills you will learn in this video lesson, as you learn to perform a cardiovascular examination on your patient. This is a great, step-by-step resource for the proper examination ...more

How To : Perform a brief neurological exam on a patient

A brief neurologic examination includes six sections: 1) mental status exam, 2) testing cranial nerves, 3) sensation exam, 4) testing strength, 5) deep tendon reflexes exam, and 6) coordination exam. Eve Bargmann, M.D., shows doctors how to perform this neurological examinatio ...more

How To : Perform a full chest exam on a patient

When you're examining a patient's chest, you start out by simply looking at them— by inspection. It will be hard to count the respirations visually on a healthy person's chest because it moves so little, but in a patient with respiratory distress, the chest might be overactive ...more

How To : Prime an IV bag for a patient

This how to video demonstrates how to set up an IV bag. Watch and learn how to prime a primary tubbing set. Make sure your IV bag, tubes and connectors are all handy before starting. Note that this instructional video is intended for medical students and professionals.

How To : Perform a cardiac auscultation on a patient

Cardiac auscultation is an important part of diagnosing and treating heart problems. This medical how-to video shows you how to perform a cardiac auscultation with a stethoscope. Begin with the diaphragm which allows higher pitched sounds to be heard. Follow up with the bell s ...more

How To : Perform a full abdomen exam on a patient

This video will teach doctor and medical students how to perform a full abdomen examination. John D. Gazewood, MD, MSPH, will show you the whole process, from the first steps of inspecting the abdomen, looking for abdominal contour and symmetry, to auscultation, percussion, an ...more

How To : Perform a lower extremity exam on a patient

In this medical video, learn the process of examining the lower extremity of the body. See demonstrations of how you inspect the lower extremity, how you palpate and then perform passive range of motion of the hip, knee and ankle. John D. Gazewood, MD, MSPH, will also teach do ...more

How To : Perform a general chest exam on a patient

There's no better way to learn then by visual media, and that's what makes this video lesson on performing a chest exam so great. It's perfect for any future doctor, and great for nursing students to understand the proper procedure for examining a patient's chest. Medical stud ...more

How To : Examine a patient for vital signs

Any medical student could benefit from this video lesson, whether you're training to be a doctor or a nurse. The very first step to finding out what's wrong with your patient is examining him/her for their vital signs. You must check the patient's pulse, respirations, blood pr ...more

How To : Perform a full HEENT exam on a patient

After performing a Vital Signs examination on a patient, usually the next step for a doctor is performing the HEENT. HEENT stands for Head, Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat. This is basically the first big step in a general physical examination. Like other parts of the general physic ...more

How To : Perform a ophthalmoscopic exam of a patient's eye

If you're a first year medical student, this is one of the skills you will be learning when training to become a doctor or physician— the ophthalmoscopic exam, which is an instrument for visually inspecting the retina and other parts of the human eye. Every doctor will carry a ...more

How To : Perform a general neurological exam on a patient

As a doctor, sometimes it will be necessary to perform a neurological examination of your patient to rule out any neurological disorders. Your objective is to identify abnormalities in the nervous system, to differentiate peripheral from central nervous system lesions, and to ...more

How To : Perform a musculoskeletal exam on a patient

Whether your training to be a doctor or a nurse, there is no doubt that this video lesson will help you better understand the procedure for musculoskeletal examinations. Musculoskeletal exams rely exclusively on inspection and palpation and tests using a combination of those t ...more

How To : Insert a proper PICC line into your patient

PICC stands for a peripherally inserted central catheter, and is usually inserted somewhere in your patient's uppper arm, giving access to the larger veins in the chest region. PICC lines are often desirable because they are the least risky way of giving central access to the ...more

How To : Perform fundoscopy or opthalmoscopy on a patient

The opthalmoscope is one of most basic tools of the modern opthamologist, and is essential to the diagnosis of the eyes. This five-part video, performed by a medical student, will walk you through the necessary steps in performing fundoscopy or opthamalscopy on a patient, cove ...more

How To : Perform a subcutaneous suture on a patient

Just as there are many different ways to cut your skin, there are many ways to suture it back together again. This medical demonstrating videos features the subcutaneous stitch, one popular type of suture used by doctors and surgeons everywhere, especially on deep wounds.

How To : Perform a general eye exam on a patient

If you're a medical student, you'll learn a lot from this video lesson on examining your patient's eyes. If the patient is having trouble seeing, like double vision, blurred vision, pain or any other problem, a proper eye examination is detrimental to properly diagnosing and t ...more

How To : Examine a patient's lymph nodes

This quick video tutorial will show you how to examine a patient's lymph nodes. Lymph nodes are found in certain areas of the body. The examination is usually done with the doctor standing behinds the patient. There are lymph nodes under the jaw, behind the ears, etc. If you n ...more

How To : Wash a patient's hair in bed

This is a short video on how to wash a patient's hair in bed. Vivian shows you how to properly and carefully carry this out, making sure the patient is comfortable throughout the process.

How To : Perform a vertical mattress suture on a patient

The vertical mattress suture is one of the most common stitches used in Western medicine. this video features a demonstration of a vertical mattress suture on a big legs. This video will make a handy reference for any medical, veterinary, or nursing student looking to improve ...more

How To : Induce a lucid dream for the advanced patient

Have you mastered lucid dreaming, but want to take it to the next level? In this 10-part video tutorial series, you'll learn some great advanced techniques for lucid dreamers. Watch this tutorial series for excellent advice. You'll be able to explore and go beyond your ordinar ...more

How To : Use subdermal interrupted suturing on a patient

The subdermal interrupted suture is a complicated, difficult type of suturing. It does have advantages, however, as the resulting suture is both strong and cosmetically pleasing. This video walks you through performing the stitch, and should make it easier to use this effectiv ...more

How To : Reset an IV bag for a patient

This how to video demonstrates how to reset an IV bag. Watch and learn how to easy it is to do. Make sure your hemostat and caps are all handy before starting the IV bag reset. Note that this instructional video is intended for medical students and professionals.

How To : Measure a patient's blood pressure and pulse

Learn how to take someone's blood pressure and pulse with help from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. In this video, you'll learn the proper way to measure a patient's blood pressure with a sphygmomanometer and stethoscope. Then learn about taking a pulse using your hand and ...more

How To : Perform an upper extremity exam on a patient

This video will show doctors the process of examining the upper extremity of the body. When you exam the extremities or any joints, it's good to have a systematic approach to how you will examine each joint. Learn about the inspection of each joint, range of motion, palpation ...more

How To : Evaluate a patient with knee pain

This medical how-to video demonstrates the proper technique for evaluating a patient with knee pain. Follow along and learn how to do a knee examination. Always begin the knee exam with the patient standing and observe any abnormalities. Please note this instructional video is ...more

How To : Perform a horizontal mattress suture on a patient

The horizontal mattress suture allows the doctor or nurse performing them to minimize the tension being applied to a patient's wound by the stitch, which facilitates healing. This video features a doctor demonstrating how to perform such a suture on a pig's leg, teaching you o ...more

How To : Use proper suture technique with your patient

Performing sutures properly is one of the most important and basic parts of being a successful doctor, especially in a hospital environment. This two-part video features an overview of proper suture technique, from how to hold the needle to some common sense advice for avoidin ...more

How To : Do sterile gloving before encountering a patients

This how to video demonstrates how to do sterile gloving. Watch and learn how simple it is to wear gloves without contaminating them. Always make sure you are working in a sterile field and that you have washed your hands prior to wearing the gloves.

How To : Perform a general shoulder exam on a patient

In this video lesson for doctors, you will learn how to do a shoulder examination. First, you'll get a review of the procedures for evaluating any joint, and then jump into the basics of inspection of the shoulder, then learn palpation, and range of motion. This is a very gene ...more

How To : Keep Stroke Patients Active at Home w/ Wii Fit

My father recently suffered a stroke. Now in Neuro Rehab at Cedars Sinai, he is enduring daily physical therapy, recreational therapy and occupational therapy sessions to help improve his balance, mobility and fine motor skills. I was initially worried about how I could incorp ...more

News : Doctor Says Google Glass Saved His Patient's Life

There's been a lot of discussion lately about the practical uses of Google Glass. Sure, you can use them for translating text instantly or further engraining yourself in social media, but how about saving someone's life? That's precisely what Dr. Steven Horng of Beth Israel De ...more

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