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Nursing Fundamentals I (Free)

This free educational program is based on the US Army's course, with multimedia additions by the Brookside Associates. It covers:

     ·Patient Relations

     ·Adult Patient Care

     ·Advanced Principles of Patient Hygiene

     ·Body Mechanics

     ·Active and Passive Range of Motion Exercises

     ·Environmental Health and the Practical Nurse

Nursing Fundamentals II (Free)

This free educational program is based on the US Army's course, with multimedia additions by the Brookside Associates. It covers:

     ·Assisting with the Physical Exam

     ·Specimen Collection

     ·Catheterization of the Male and Female Patient

     ·Vital Signs

     ·Diet Therapy

     ·Introduction to Physical Assessment

     ·The Role of the Practical Nurse

     ·Perioperative Patient Care

Nursing Care of the Surgical Patient (Free)

This free educational program is based on the US Army's course, with multimedia additions by the Brookside Associates. It covers:

     ·Preoperative Care of the Surgical Patient

     ·Operating Room Care of the Surgical Patient

     ·Recovery Room Care of the Surgical Patient

     ·Postoperative Care of the Surgical Patient

Administer IM, SubQ, and Intradermal Injections (Free)

This training program is based on the US Army's course, with multimedia additions by the Brookside Associates. It covers:

     ·Intramuscular Injections 

     ·Subcutaneous Injections

     ·Intradermal Injections

TB Skin Testing

The Mantoux tuberculin skin test (or TST) is a standard method of determining whether a person is or has been infected with this bacteria. This video demonstrates the technique for administering the skin test and reading the results. Using graphics, models and live patients, standard procedures are shown. Included is the "60-Second Tuberculin Test."

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HPV Immunization

Human Papilloma Virus infections can be annoying and sometimes dangerous, because of their association with cancers of the genital tract. The HPV vaccine is one technique for reducing the risk of HPV infection of the more annoying and dangerous HPV virus subtypes. This video shows how to administer an HPV immunization, using graphics, models, and live patients. It is appropriate for those medical professionals in training, and for others who are interested in seeing an actual procedure.
 

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Scrub, Gown, and Glove Procedures (Free)

This training program is based on the US Army's course, with multimedia additions by the Brookside Associates. It covers:

     ·Surgical Scrub

     ·Gowning Procedures

     ·Gloving Procedures

     ·Gowning and Gloving other Surgical Team Members

Personal Protective Equipment

Protective equipment, including masks, eye shields, caps, gowns and gloves, has never been more important for the safety of patients and health care workers.

This 12-minute video is designed to increase the safety of the healthcare work environment and promote patient safety through the improved use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). It is appropriate for physicians, nurses, technicians, and healthcare support staff.

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Obstetric and Newborn Care I (Free)

This free educational program is based on the US Army's course, with multimedia additions by the Brookside Associates. It covers:

     ·Reproductive Anatomy and Physiology.

     ·Embryology and Fetal Development.

     ·Diagnosis of Pregnancy.

     ·Psychologic Needs During Pregnancy.

     ·Physiologic Changes During Pregnancy.

     ·Prenatal Care During Pregnancy.

     ·Personal Hygiene and Care During Pregnancy.

     ·Minor Discomforts of Pregnancy.

     ·Patient Education During Pregnancy.

     ·Fetal Positions and Adaptations.

Obstetric and Newborn Care II (Free)

This free educational program is based on the US Army's course, with multimedia additions by the Brookside Associates. It covers:

     ·Complications of Pregnancy.

     ·Stages of Labor and Nursing Care.

     ·Precipitate and Emergency Delivery.

     ·Management of Obstetric Discomfort During Labor.

     ·Special Situations in Labor and Delivery.

     ·The Postpartal Patient.

     ·Characteristics of the Typical Newborn Infant.

     ·Care of the Normal Newborn Infant.

     ·Newborn Nutrition.

     ·The Premature Infant.

     ·The Sick Neonate.

Obstetric and Newborn Care Multimedia CD

Today more than ever before, nurses play a central role in the planning for and the experience of birth. This CD contains two Continuing Education Courses, designed by the US Army to assist in the training of their nurses, medics, and other health care providers engaged in prenatal, intrapartum and postpartum care. The CD contains:
     ·Over 350 pages of text.
     ·Over 500 high-resolution line drawings and photographs.
     ·31 videos demonstrating anatomy, procedures, and skills.
     ·5-Minute Pregnancy Video
     ·5-Minute Vaginal Delivery Video

OBGYN Skills Lab                                                     New for 2009

44 essential "How to do it" full-length training videos, designed for professional students in introductory obstetrics and gynecology.

 

The CD version provides permanence and access speed, while the Membership site allows for immediate downloading, 24/7.

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OB-GYN 101

This CD serves as an introductory textbook for medical students, nursing students, and other medical personnel in basic health care for women. A collection of text, photographs and video clips, the CD follows the learning objectives established by the OB-GYN Department at the Northwestern University Medical School, and includes instruction on performing gynecology and obstetrical exams, delivery of a baby, and diagnosis and treatment of common gynecologic illnesses.

OBGYN-101 Gray Haired Notes

This is the audio companion to OBGYN-101 multimedia course in introductory obstetrics and gynecology. Plug in and learn during downtime, while commuting, or anytime you'd rather listen than read.

 

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Operational Medicine 2001 (Enhanced)

Produced by the US Navy and US Special Operations Command (SOCOM) in 2001, this CD collection of text, textbooks, pictures, 31 videos and other reference materials give “how-to-do-it” guidance in providing medical care in military and other isolated areas.

Includes graphic and video demonstrations of wound care, minor orthopedic procedures, emergency airway management, and routine “Sick Call.” Shows chest tube insertion and tourniquet use. This classical text has been enhanced by the Brookside Associates with a powerful search engine, making it easy to find key words within the text.

Scrubbing In

Most surgical procedures require appropriate attire and a scrubbing-in procedure that involves careful washing of the hands and arms, and the use of a surgical cap, mask, eye protection, gown and gloves.

This video demonstrates a proper procedure for performing these tasks.

The video is suitable for any medical professional engaged in surgical activities, including medical and nursing students, EMTs, and other health professionals.

 

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5-Minute Clinical Breast Exam Video (Vertical Strip Method)

This Clinical Breast Exam video demonstrates how to perform a breast exam, using the popular Vertical Strip Technique.

Normal variations are shown, and some of the important abnormal findings, including breast asymmetry, nipple discharge, inverted nipples, skin erythema, infection, trauma, the skin change of peau d'orange, breast lump and breast mass.
 

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5-Minute Breast Exam Video

This 5-minute video demonstrates how to perform a breast exam, and some of the important findings. Abnormal findings include breast asymmetry, nipple discharge, inverted nipples, breast lump and breast mass. 

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Avoiding Breast Exam Errors Video

This 5-minute video describes techniques to avoid breast exam errors and improve the quality of the exam. Aimed at medical personnel and using actual patients, these skills are emphasized:

  • Understand clinical anatomy.

  • Take advantage of positioning.

  • Feel all areas of breast tissue.

  • Expert use of hands.

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5-Minute Pregnant Abdomen Exam

Using both graphics and actual video, important findings are illustrated, including the normal anatomic changes that occur over the course of the pregnancy.

Changes in location of the diaphragm, appendix and gallbladder are illustrated.

The technique of measuring the fundal height is shown and applied to evaluation of gestational age, fetal growth, and estimation of fetal weight.

The four Leopold Maneuvers are shown both on a live patient and on a fetal model, to better explain how the maneuvers are used clinically.

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5-Minute Self Breast Exam Video

This 5-minute video demonstrates how to perform a self breast exam, and some of the important findings. Abnormal findings include breast asymmetry, nipple discharge, inverted nipples, breast lump and breast mass.

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Cinco Minutos Auto Examen de los Senos Video

Este vídeo de 5 minutos se muestra cómo realizar un auto examen de mama, y algunas de las conclusiones importantes. Los hallazgos anormales incluyen la asimetría de mama, el pezón, la aprobación de la gestión, pezones invertidos, de mama y de mama en masa global. Narración en español.

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Avoiding Breast Self Exam Errors Video

This 5-minute video describes techniques to avoid breast self exam errors and improve the quality of the exam. BSE can be important in diagnosing breast cancer. Aimed at patients who perform this exam and clinicians who teach this exam, these skills are emphasized:

  • Understand clinical anatomy.

  • Timing is important.

  • Feel all areas of breast tissue.

  • Use good hand technique.

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Auto Examen de Los Senos Evitando Errores Video

Este vídeo de 5 minutos se describen las técnicas para evitar el auto examen de mama errores y mejorar la calidad del examen. EEB puede ser importante en el diagnóstico de cáncer de mama. Dirigido a los pacientes que realizan este examen y los médicos que enseñan este examen, estas competencias se destacan:
  • Comprender la anatomía clínica.
  • El factor tiempo es importante.
  • Sienten todas las áreas de tejido mamario.
  • Utilice buena técnica.

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5-Minute Pelvic Exam Video

This 5-minute video demonstrates how to perform a gynecologic pelvic exam, and some of the important findings. Abnormals include herpes, warts, common skin conditions, vaginal discharge, and both cancer and precancerous changes of the vulva.

        

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Pelvic Exam Variations

This 5-minute video demonstrates how to perform a gynecologic pelvic exam, and some of the important findings. Abnormals include herpes, warts, common skin conditions, vaginal discharge, and both cancer and precancerous changes of the vulva.

        

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Shoulder Dystocia

This 9-minute video demonstrates such clinical skills as McRobert's Maneuver, suprapubic pressure, screw maneuvers, delivery of the posterior arm, and cephalic replacement (Zavenelli Maneuver).  

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Pelvic Exam During Labor Video

Pelvic examinations during labor are used for several purposes, among them assessment of cervical dilatation, effacement, station of the presenting part, presentation, position, and pelvic capacity.

This 5-minute video demonstrates these techniques, using live patients, models and graphics.

Instruction in these techniques is particularly important for those health care providers involved in labor management, including physicians, nurses, midwives, paramedics and EMT personnel.

    

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Avoiding Pelvic Exam Errors Video

This 5-minute video describes techniques to avoid pelvic exam errors and improve the quality of the exam. Aimed at medical personnel and using actual patients, these skills are emphasized:

  • Make the patient comfortable.

  • Make the exam easy for yourself.

  • Don't miss problems on the vulva.

  • Expert use of the speculum.

Shown are patient positioning and lighting techniques, positioning of the stirrups, and a detailed discussion of the use of the vaginal speculum.
Techniques to examine each part of the vulva are shown and described.
 

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5-Minute Internal Pelvic Anatomy Video

This 5-minute video demonstrates the internal female pelvic anatomy as seen at the time of surgery.

Using rotating 3-dimensional models and surgical video, the uterus, fallopian tubes, ovaries, bladder, ureters, and supporting ligaments are shown.

Bony anatomy is also illustrated, demonstrating instability of the sacroiliac joints and symphysis pubis.       

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Dysplasia Video

Cervical Dysplasia is the non-cancerous growth of abnormal cells. It is a common abnormality found on Pap smears and because of its association with cervical cancer, is a source of concern for patients and physicians.

 

This video shows the development, evaluation, and management of dysplasia on the cervix, including its likely natural progression, depending on severity. Using photographs, graphics and video of live patients, this was designed as an introductory teaching tool for medical students, but can be useful to anyone seeking insight into the clinical condition of dysplasia of the cervix.

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5-Minute Pap Smear Video

This 5-minute video demonstrates how to perform a Pap smear during a pelvic exam. Part of the normal gynecologic exam, the Pap smear is an important screening test for cancer and pre-cancerous changes. Normal findings, abnormal findings, and microscopic changes are demonstrated.

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5-Minute Sonohysterogram

This 5-minute video shows the imaging technique of sonohysterography.

During a pelvic ultrasound scan, sterile saline is introduced into the uterine cavity, outlining the structures and simplifying evaluation of the uterine lining and any intracavitary masses. Shown here is one technique for performing this producedure, which includes models, images and recordings from actual exams which demonstrate both normal and abnormal findings.

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5-Minute Colposcopy Video

This video demonstrates the performance of a colposcopy because of an abnormal Pap smear.

The basic steps of applying acetic acid, visualizing the cervix, taking biopsies and controlling bleeding are shown.

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5-Minute Vulva Anatomy Video

This video provides a detailed tour of vulvar anatomy, with close-up views of the labia majora, minora, vestibule, urethra, and clitoral hood.

Normal and abnormals are shown, with clinical correlation.

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5-Minute IUD Video

This 5-minute video demonstrates how to insert and remove intrauterine devices (IUDs) for contraception. Several IUDs are shown on live patients and models for illustration purposes.

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5-Minute Female Foley Catheter Video

This 5-minute video demonstrates how to prepare the equipment, identify the urethral opening on the vulva, and insert a Foley catheter through the urethra and into the bladder. Two examples are give, in addition to the model used for illustration.
    

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5-Minute Vulva Biopsy Video

Among women with persistent vulvar itching, pain, or a suspicious lesion, biopsy of the skin of the vulva may be needed. A simple office procedure, vulvar biopsy can quickly and nearly painlessly lead to the correct diagnosis.

This 5-minute video demonstrates one technique for performing a vulva biopsy, using vulvoscopy to identify the biopsy site, local anesthetic, and a Keys biopsy punch to obtain the specimen.  

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5-Minute Bartholin Cyst Drainage Video

This 5-minute video demonstrates how to identify and treat Bartholin cysts and abscesses at the opening of the vagina. The primary treatment consists of surgical drainage and placement of a Word Catheter.
    

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5-Minute Hysterectomy Video

This video is an introduction to the surgical procedure, Total Abdominal Hysterectomy.

 

Using models and actual surgical video, it demonstrates a number of techniques for performing this procedure.

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5-Minute Hymenotomy Video

Among the causes of painful intercourse is an incompletely ruptured hymen. A simple office procedure, hymenotomy, usually solves this problem.

This 5-minute video uses models and live patients to demonstrate the problem of incompletely ruptured hymen and the surgical procedure to correct it.

Illustrated is the use of anesthetic and surgical techniques to minimize bleeding and avoid a prolonged recovery.

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5-Minute Diaphragm Fitting Video

This 5-minute video demonstrates how to fit a contraceptive diaphragm, using pelvic examination, bimanual exam, estimating diaphragm size with the index finger, and adjusting the size with fitting rings.

An actual fitting is shown, with the patient demonstrating her ability to insert, withdraw and check the position of the diaphragm.

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Using Contraceptive Film

Contraceptive film is a very good method of contraception, yielding as high as 95% effectiveness, when used carefully and consistently.

This video demonstrates the proper use of this technique through video graphics, models, and live patients.

Also considered are typical use statistics, timing issues and potential side-effects.

Runtime: 4 minutes 35 seconds

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Using Contraceptive Foam

This 5-minute video demonstrates the use of contraceptive in an actual patient, from the loading of the applicator to the insertion.

Effectiveness and possible side-effects are discussed, and the complexities of second use, post-coital douching, and additional methods to boost effectiveness are considered.

 

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Using a Contraceptive Diaphragm Video

This 5-minute video shows women how to use a contraceptive diaphragm. It explains how the diaphragm will work, and the use of spermicide.

Using both models and actual patients, the video demonstrates insertion techniques while standing or reclining. After removal, cleaning of the diaphragm is shown.

 

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Using the Contraceptive Sponge

The contraceptive sponge is a very good method of birth control.

This 5-minute video demonstrates the use of the sponge, using models, computer graphics, and live patients.

Success rates, potential side-effects, and complications are discussed.

 

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5-Minute Wet Mount Video

Among the ways of medically evaluating a patient with vaginal discharge is the microscopic wet mount. The test is simple, accurate, inexpensive, and the results are immediately available.

This 5-minute video takes you step-by-step through the process of checking the vulva, obtaining a specimen from the vagina, and preparing the microscope slides.

Still images and video demonstrate the microscopic findings of monilia (yeast), trichomonas, and bacterial vaginosis.

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5-Minute Pregnancy Video

This video is a visual tour of a pregnancy, month-by-month. Using images, sounds, and ultrasound, the physical changes occurring over nine months in the pregnant woman and her fetus are dynamically shown.

Included are two different versions of "9 months in 20 seconds" which graphically show the mother's growth.

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5-Minute Vaginal Delivery Video

This video shows a normal vaginal delivery of a baby, illustrating the 7 cardinal movements of labor. Included is pushing, crowning, delivery of the head, removing the umbilical cord from around the neck, delivery of the placenta and suturing of the vulva.
 

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5-Minute Episiotomy Video

This video shows the making of an episiotomy to facilitate a normal vaginal delivery of a baby.

Following delivery, the episiotomy is closed using sutures and a standard technique.

 

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5-Minute Circumcision Video

This video shows the circumcision of a newborn, including positioning, administering anesthesia, creating a dorsal slit and use of Gomko clamp to remove the foreskin.
   

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Operational Obstetrics & Gynecology Free Access

Produced by the US Navy in 2000, this CD collection of text, over 700 pictures, 33 videos and other reference materials give “how-to-do-it” guidance in providing women’s health care in military and isolated settings.

Basic instructions on exams, Pap smears, and contraception, are provided, in addition to solutions to the common gynecologic problems of vaginal infections, diseases of the vulva and abnormal bleeding. Videos show childbirth and pictures demonstrate the management of common obstetrical problems. Comes with a 267-page manual.

 

Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Casualties

Medical personnel at all levels may be called upon to deal with casualties from nuclear, biological or chemical weapons.

This collection of manuals from the U.S. Army can be used as medical educational training tools, or can be kept on the shelf, ready for immediate use whenever the need arises.

These manuals are:

  • Medical Management of Chemical Casualties Handbook
  • Medical Management of Radiologic Casualties
  • Medical Management of Biological Casualties
  • Medical NBC Battlebook

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