ER showed the world what goes on inside the emergency room, and in every episode, we experienced a common but very important procedure— intubation. But ER never made it seems easy; it showed just how hard it is for medical students to successfully intubate a patient due to fea ...more
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Studying to be a nurse? Then here is a nursing how-to video that teaches you how to change a gown on patient who as an IV pump. Every nurse should know the basics of this technique, follow along and see how easy it is to to change a gown without disconnecting the IV pump. Thes ...more
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
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.
Learn some of the most important things to remember when listening to a patient's lungs.
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
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
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
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
Studying to be a nurse? Then here is a nursing how-to video that teaches you how to transfer a total hip replacement patient from the bed to a walker. Every nurse should know the basics of this technique, follow along and see how easy it is to transfer THR patients to a walker ...more
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
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
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
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
You've seen code blues called on TV, but how about in real life? If you are becoming a nurse it is important to know what goes on as part of a code blue situation. This nursing how-to video presents a mock code blue presentation with faculty. Follow along and learn what is inv ...more
In this video, doctors can learn how to perform a full cardiac examination on a patient. The very first thing a doctor should do is visually inspect the patient, because there's a lot that can be gained by simply examining by eye. You'll want to carefully examine the respirato ...more
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
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
Going to school to become a nurse? Then one of the many things you will do as a nurse is trying to keep your patients comfortable while they are in the hospital. Follow along in this nursing how-to video and watch as the nurse places an abductor pillow under a total hip replac ...more
Neuroscience (live!) resumes its 50 hour slicing session 8:00 am PST this morning. According to Gizmodo, "Studying Henry Gustav Molaison, more commonly known as Patient H.M., and his memory impairments has revolutionized our understanding of human memory organization. Resear ...more
Studying to be a nurse? Then here is a nursing how-to video that teaches you how to transfer patient with a total hip replacement out of a chair and into a walker. Every nurse should know the basics of this technique, follow along and see how easy it is to help a patient progr ...more
A thymectomy is most commonly used to remove a thymus gland that has been infected by tumors, but it's also a widely used surgical procedure to help out patients suffering from the rare neurologic disease, myasthenia gravis. This surgery video will demonstrate and outline the ...more
Studying to be a nurse? Then here is a nursing how-to video that teaches you how to transfer a THR patient into a bed using a trapeze and an abduction pillow for support. Every nurse should know the basics of this technique, follow along and see how easy it is to move total hi ...more
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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
This how-to video demonstrates how to test radial and ulnar artery circulation. To begin have the patient clench the hand tightly. Upon release the blood should return quickly. If you push down on both arteries, specifically the radial side, the hand remains white after loosen ...more
Heart Patients Beware : More Than One-Third of Bypass Equipment Potentially Contaminated with Deadly Bacteria
More bad news for patients who have undergone heart surgery in the past five years. A new study suggests about one-third of heater-cooler units used in cardiac procedures remain contaminated with a slow-growing, potentially fatal bacteria. Heart failure is the leading cause o ...more
A common problem with human patient simulators is that they are very easy to break. In this tutorial, learn how to perform simulated open heart surgery on a HPS without breaking any of the mechanisms inside his chest. This video will demonstrate how to modifiy a human patient ...more
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.
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
In this video you will use the DOTS system to exam the patient as a first responder.You will start at the head checking for deformity,open injuries,tenderness, and swelling. Do a physical examination of a patient in an emergency. Click through to watch this video on firstrespo ...more
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
This U.S. Navy video shows how to do triage on the battle field and treat trauma victims. Watch this video to learn how to deal with basic shock and perform effective resuscitation.
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
News : Researchers Have Just Discovered How a Hospital Fungus Forms Slime, Becomes Drug Resistant & Kills Patients
It hasn't even been eight years since Candida auris was discovered—cultured and identified from the ear canal of a patient in Japan—and now it's drug-resistant, setting up residence in hospitals, killing patients, and wreaking havoc across the globe. The yeast, C. auris, find ...more
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
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
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.
News : Defective Sugar-Loving White Blood Cells Could Be Why Cardiac Patients Get More Viruses, Like Shingles
People who have heart disease get shingles more often than others, and the reason has eluded scientists since they first discovered the link. A new study has found a connection, and it lies in a defective white cell with a sweet tooth. Shingles is a reactivation of the same v ...more
In late June, the biggest measles outbreak to strike Minnesota since 1990 seemed to be winding down. Today, public health officials announced a new confirmed measles case in the area. Since the outbreak started in April of this year, public health officials estimate more than ...more
Sexual activity is a health behaviour and therefore it is important that doctors are able to gather information about sex confidently and competently. In this consultation, the patient presents to his GP with a worry that he may have contracted a sexually transmitted disease. ...more
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
A promising new antibiotic has been discovered in, of all things, another bacteria. Burkholderia bacteria live in diverse habitats, including soil, plants, and humans where they thrive by knocking out other microbes that compete with them for resources or threaten their existe ...more