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How To: Take an arterial blood gas sample

This medical how to video demonstrates how to take an arterial blood gas sample. The purpose or arterial gas sampling is to assess the patient's respiratory status as well as the acid/base balance in their blood. To perform this medical procedure you will need the following instruments: protective eye wear, gloves, alcohol, iodine, arterial blood gas sampling kit, gauze and a bag of ice. Please not that this video is intended for medical professionals only.

How To: Perform an examination of a traumatized hand

This medical how-to video demonstrates how to perform an examination of a traumatized hand. Doing such procedure can be a daunting task, as there may be several structures that may have been injured. Follow along as this resident surgeon shows you what guidelines to follow when examining a hand and wrist. Please note that this medical video is intended for medical professionals only.

How To: Review casting and splinting basics

This medical how-to video reviews the basics of casting and splinting procedures. Follow along and learn how to splint and cast the wrist and forearm in case of a broken or fractured bone. A splints and casts can be placed in many different positions and aid in stabilizing injuries. Note that this medical procedure is intended for medical professionals.

How To: Remove a cast with a cast saw

This medical how-to video demonstrates how to perform a cast removal with a cast saw. Follow along and learn how to remove a wrist and forearm cast. The cast saw may appear dangerous but it is actually pretty safe to use. A cast should only be removed when the attending doctor deems it safe to do so. Note that this casting procedure is intended for medical professionals.

How To: Perform a shoulder physical exam

This medical how-to video demonstrates the proper technique for evaluating a patient's shoulders. Follow along and learn how to do a shoulder physical examination. As with all examinations of the joints it is important to follow a standard routine including range of motion, inspection, and to compare the affected shoulder to the unaffected shoulder. Please note this instructional video is intended for medical professionals.

How To: Perform a basic cardiovascular examination

Any medical student should be able to perform a basic cardiovascular exam. This medical how-to video tutorial outlines the guidelines to perform a basic cardiovascular exam. Always begin by by observing the patient from head to toe. Inspect the face for signs of cyanosis. Note visible scars or pulsations in the neck and edema in the feet. This video is intended for medical professionals only.

How To: Say important medical terminology in Khmer

Cambodia has had a troubled history, especially over the last 40 years, and as such medical professionals for more developed countries have often felt compelled to journey there and serve the needy. If you are already doing so or preparing to, or work in a community with a Khmer-speaking population, this video could be of help to you. It will teach you all sorts of useful medical technology in the most popular language in the country, Khmer. This should greatly improve you communication with ...

How To: Perform a figure 8 suture during surgery

There are a lot of different types of sutures out there, as any of your doctors, nurses, and medical students know, and performing them properly is a vital part of your job. This video details how to perform a figure of eight suture on a surgical patient. It is definitely made for the professional or student, so please, do not try this at home!

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: Splint the wrist and forearm

This first aid how-to video demonstrates how to perform a splinting procedure. Follow along and learn how to splint the wrist and forearm in case of an emergency. A splint can be placed in many different positions and aids in stabilizing injuries. Note that this splinting procedure is intended for medical professionals.

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.

How To: Administer an intramuscular injection

This how to video demonstrates how to administer an intramuscular injection. Watch and learn how simple it is do an intramuscular injection in the deltoid, rectus femoris, vastus lateralis, dorsal or ventral gluteal. 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.

How To: Drawing from an glass ampule

An ampoule is a sealed glass that contains medication to be injected. This how to video demonstrates how to prepare an ampoule to draw the medication with a syringe. Learn how to bring all the liquid from the head of the ampule to the bottom, and how to break it open. Note this video is intended for medical students and professionals.

How To: Administer a subcutaneous injection on a patient

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 patient, and always wash the hands before injecting the patient. Note that this instructional video is intended for medical students and professionals.

How To: Recognize the symptoms of food poisoning

Food poisoning, also referred to as food-borne illness, is a gastrointestinal disorder that results from eating contaminated food. . Who is at risk? Anyone can get food poisoning, especially travellers and those who live in tropical climates. Infants, elderly people, and those with serious medical conditions have the greatest risk if they get food poisoning. Pregnant and breastfeeding women also need to be especially careful. Learn about the different causes, symptoms, and treatments of food ...

How To: Diagnose septic shock symptoms

Septic shock is a serious and often life threatening emergency medical condition in which the blood pressure is extremely low. Insufficient blood therefore reaches the body tissues and this means that not enough oxygen and nutrients are delivered to the body. Medical shock is a serious circulatory condition not to be confused with emotional shock or surprise. Learn more about shock and the symptoms in this medical how-to video.

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