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How To: Do open heart surgery on a patient simulator safely

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 simulator (HPS) for open heart surgery/thoracotomy proceudres in the simulation center. Although the video demonstrates the method on a Laerdal Sim Man, the technique can be appled to other simulators.

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, covering talking to the patient, an overview of the equipment, and all of the rest of the information that you will need.

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 veins near the heart, especially when your patient will need to have one for an extended period of time. This tutorial shows you everything you'll need to know about how to properly and safely insert a PICC line into you...

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 treating him/her. You can also determine and potential problems which may arise bases on your family history. Watch to see the complete procedure outlined, which is great for any med student or doctor. Even nurses can ben...

How To: Crack the lock on a safe without destroying it or leaving a trace

Safecracking is something that most of us will only come in contact with in the movies, where strange men and women stick their head against safes and twist dials until the safe magically opens. If your interest in gaining entrance to safes that aren't yours goes beyond that, this video will teach you most of what you need to know. It features a prominent lockpicker giving a 30 minutes presentation on non-destructive safecracking techniques.

How To: Use a condom to prevent STDs

According to a study released 6/24/08 by PLoS Medicine, watching a video in an STD clinic waiting room can reduce the risk for a new STD by almost 10%. In a large multi-center intervention trial, Dr. Lee Warner from the Centers for Disease control and Prevention and a team of researchers at different institutions in the U.S. studied the effect of a carefully crafted, 23-minute waiting room video on the risk for new STDs among 40,000 patients in 3 STD clinics in the country. This is brought to...

How To: Intubate a patient (endotracheal intubation procedure)

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 fear and naivety. And for real-life doctors and medical practitioners, learning the art of airway management is just as difficult.

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 procedure. Every medical student should know these techniques, and nursing students could benefit from this knowledge, too. Every cardiovascular exam should include inspection of the pulse, blood pressure, carotid pulsat...

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 pressure, and know how to use every kind of sphygmomanometer. To see the entire examination procedure, perfect for nursing students, watch the video to see how to examine a patient for vital signs, and refer to the steps b...

How To: Take a patient's sexual history as a doctor or nurse

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. It is important for the GP to enquire about the patient's risk factors in a sensitive and non-judgmental way. The GP needs to gather information about the patient's sexual activity and work with the patient to negotiate ...

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 and strain may show in the neck muscles. Eve Bargmann, M.D., will also teach doctors about palpation, percussion, and auscultation of the chest and back.

How To: Perform a HEENT exam (head, ears, eyes, nose & throat)

Most won't know what the acronym HEENT stand for, but if you're a medical student, doctor or nurse, you know that it stand for head, ears, eyes, nose and throat. To perform a HEENT examination properly, you must know all the steps and techniques to diagnose your patient. This video lesson will outline the examination procedure, from start to finish, and shows you general palpation techniques and examining the temporomandibular joint, superficial lymph nodes, thyroid gland, eyes, ears, nose, m...

How To: Boot in safe mode in Windows XP

There are times when you must start up your Windows XP computer system in Safe Mode, for example if you need to remove certain viruses, key loggers, adware, etc. that cannot be removed while in standard mode. If you want to learn how to boot in safe mode in Windows XP, you should watch this. 1. Turn on your computer. Make sure your monitor is on and you do not step away from your computer, as booting into safe mode happens within the first minute of when you turn on your computer. You should ...

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 ordinary dreams, from controlling them to mastering them.

How To: Install a home wall safe

Mary from VLine industries shows up how to Install a wall safe into a closet wall. For this example, she used a DOJ approved Wall Safe from VLine. The first step to the installation is to find where the studs are in the wall and make sure there is no electrical or plumbing behind the wall. Next, after locating the studs with a stud finder or by knocking on the wall, you measure and mark the space you will need for the wall safe. Use your dry wall knife to cut the space for the wall safe out b...

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 students can easily learn how to perform a general chest exam, because ever step and technique is outlined and shown. A chest examination is very important to determining what's wrong with your patient, and you will be able ...

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 need to examine the armpit lymph nodes, do it by standing in front of the patient. Check for any swelling.

How To: Start Windows in safe mode for troubleshooting

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to start a Microsoft Windows computer in safe mode. Begin by turning on your computer. As your computer starts up, press F8 before Windows launches. Tap the F8 key slowly (about 1 second apart) as soon as the computer starts up. Keep tapping until the Windows Advanced Options Menu appears. The use the arrow keys to select the appropriate safe mode option and press ENTER. You may need to log into your User account. This video will benefit viewers who u...

How To: Make a hospital bed while it is occupied

In this video, we learn how to make a hospital bed while it's occupied. First, take the top blanket off then take the linens off and make sure the patient is lying on their side. After this, roll the linens towards the patient, then replace new ones where the old linens were originally at. After this, put down a moisture sheet and place it under the clean sheet. Now, put the side table up and roll the patient over and let them know there will be a bump in the middle. Now, move to the other si...

How To: Make an occupied bed

In this tutorial, we learn how to make an occupied bed. First, gather the supplies from the linen closet. After you have all the sheets and blankets, put gloves on and walk into the room. Now, cover the patient with a bath blanket. After this, remove the top sheets, then roll the patient to the side of the bed. Next, tuck dirty linens close to the patient and then roll clean linens under the dirty ones. Then, fix the clean sheets up and roll the patient towards you and repeat the same as you ...

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 one of the techniques that will help make you a more successful medical professional.

How To: Administer an intramuscular Z-track injection

This how to video demonstrates how to administer an intramuscular z-track injection on a patient. Watch and learn how simple it is do an intramuscular z-track injection in the leg or glutes. Make sure to properly measure your medication, identify the patient, and always wash the hands before injecting the patient. Note that this instructional video is intended for medical students and professionals.

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