For some wounds, applying direct pressure does not stop the bleeding. Watch this video to learn how to apply a tourniquet and prevent further blood loss while waiting for help to arrive on the battle field.
Drawing blood is only responsibility for hospital nurses, but a very important one, so knowing the proper procedure is up to you to master. You can only become efficient at taking blood samples by practicing, but you should also know all of the phlebotomy methods for extractin ...more
This video shows how to aseptically draw blood from a major vein in the arm with the help of a tourniquet.
This step-by-step video will show the proper technique of phlebotomy, which means drawing a sample of venous blood. Everyday, nurses take blood cultures from hospitalized patients, so standard tests can be run for diagnosing conditions and diseases. Venipuncture is necessary f ...more
Not every nurse can get an IV every time, that's why it's important to stay in practice for the proper technique used for inserting a peripheral IV. This is a common medical procedure that all fields related to medicine should know. Even the soldiers in the military are taught ...more
IV's are used on patients to either administer fluids or medicines, and for a nurse, it's the number one task performed on the job in a hospital. Knowing the proper procedure for peripheral intravenous catheter insertion is a must. This interactive video module will help famil ...more
How far would you go to save your life? For James Franco, who plays real-life hiker Aron Ralston in Danny Boyle's "127 Hours", staying alive means cutting off your own arm with a dull pocketknife. If you've seen the movie (or even heard about all the people who fainted and th ...more
One of the key tasks of a nurse is being able to take blood samples, and the only way to get good at the procedure is by practice. Knowing the steps to drawing blood (to go to the lab) is key to both yours and your patient's safety. This interactive video module will help fami ...more
Show the world just how resourceful you are next time you get a flat bike tire. With the help of some local plant life and some gusto you too can ride your bike to safety without the help of a standard repair kit. You’re miles from home with a flat and reach for your trusty p ...more
Watch this video to learn how to survive a bite from a North-American Cottonmouth snake. If you are ever bitten by a cottonmouth snake, also known as a water moccasin, you would want to follow these steps: 1. Call for emergency assistance. 2. Don't suck out the venom. 3. Don't ...more
Gun shots, dog mauling, compound fractures, partially severed limbs... Sometimes direct pressure isn't enough to cut the blood loss. This U.S. Army field instructional is a fascinating and thorough medic's walkthrough. Learn exactly how to apply a lifesaving tourniquet to an i ...more
Whether you're hiking or hunting, spending time outdoors can also be an opportunity to spend time with man's best friend--your dog! Get tips from this how-to video on spending time with your dog AND keeping her safe. Obedience training is a must, but so is planning ahead. You ...more