Allied Health

New! Medical Imaging; Technical Aspects, Operations, and Interpretation - Fluoroscopy 36 min.

This program traces the development of x-ray imaging from the early discovery of its fluorescing properties to modern digital imaging with flat panel displays. It explains the use of X-ray image intensifiers and provides an overview of their technical properties. It discusses types of flat-panel detectors, looking at their mechanisms, and considers safety protocols, system configurations, and gene...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2019

Suctioning: Nasotracheal Suctioning and Monitoring Complications 23 min.

This program demonstrates the fundamentals of airway suctioning. It describes the anatomy of the airway, shows methods designed to mobilize respiratory secretions, demonstrates nasotracheal suctioning techniques used to remove accumulated secretions, and describes potential complications to monitor. It covers the physiological effects of accumulated respiratory secretions, indications for nasotrac...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2018

Suctioning: Oropharyngeal and Endotracheal Techniques 22 min.

Describing the anatomy of the airway, this program demonstrates oropharyngeal suctioning techniques and both open and closed in-line endotracheal suctioning techniques used to remove accumulated secretions. It also illustrates proper placement of the oropharyngeal and nasopharyngeal airways.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2018

Promoting Independence for Persons With Dementia 19 min.

Activities of daily living can often be affected with the onset of dementia. Long-term care givers need exceptional levels of observation, discernment, and patience for working with residents with dementia. This program teaches how to apply the principles of independence and dignity while assisting with ADLs and identify what needs to be done at each stage of AD and related dementias. It considers...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2018

Suctioning 44 min.

Using demonstrations, this series examines the fundamentals or suctioning and teaches techniques for nasotracheal, oropharyngeal, and endotracheal suctioning.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2018

Elopement Prevention 25 min.

While not all wandering is unsafe, caregivers in the long term care setting must understand that the potential for harm from a resident's wandering is ever present. This program explains how to determine if wandering is safe or not, identifies triggers of unsafe wandering, demonstrates how to assess new residents for at-risk behaviors, and emphasizes the importance of periodic reassessment. It pre...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2018

Family Issues with Dementia 17 min.

In order to build a meaningful and successful relationship with a resident, the caregiver must develop a meaningful and successful relationship with the resident’s family. This program describes similarities and differences among families, identifies types of difficult people, and compares and contrasts the emotional preparations for before, during, and after the move to a healthcare facility. It...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2018

Airway Care: Tracheostomy Care, Tube Change, and Artificial Airway Cuff Management 27 min.

Emphasizing the importance of communicating effectively and providing emotional support, this program teaches nurses and other healthcare professionals how to maintain airway patency and prevent infection when providing care to the patient with a tracheostomy tube. Describing the function of a tracheostomy tube, it explains how to clean and change the inner cannula, shows how to care for the stoma...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2018

Alzheimer's Care 22 min.

Today, Alzheimer’s is the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States. This brain disease destroys brain cells, causing problems with memory, thinking and behavior. It is the most common form of dementia. There is currently no cure, but new treatments are on the horizon as a result of accelerating insight into the biology of the disease. Research has also shown that effective care and suppor...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2018

Communicating with Persons with Dementia 18 min.

For people with dementia, communication can be challenging, but it is important to realize how critical the communication aspect is in maintaining the resident’s quality of life. This program identifies factors that can affect communication in a patient with dementia and teaches how to adjust one's communication approach. It examines how body language affects communication, describes the importanc...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2018