This video introduces trainees to the nursing process, encouraging them to think of it as a system for planning patient care. The video identifies and describes the five steps of the process. A part of the series Nursing Process and Critical Thinking. (32 minutes)
This video presents basic concepts of critical thinking and their relationship to the nursing process. It clearly explains what critical thinking is and what it is not. It also demonstrates the process of the critical examination of data, emphasizing the ability to detect signs of health issues and identify patient-care problems that can affect clinical judgment. A part of the series Nursing Process and Critical Thinking. (28 minutes)
Decisions can be conscious or unconscious, they can be trivial or life-altering, but nurses must make these vital choices every day. In this program, we explore the nursing process as a framework for decision making; from assessment and planning, to implementation and evaluation. We look in more detail at the eight steps of the judgment process, identify typical roles within a nursing unit and how they contribute to effective team decision making, and discuss internal and external barriers to good choices. This is essential viewing for nurses wanting to increase their confidence and effectiveness at decision making. (18 minutes)
Streaming video file (36 min.) While America continues to become a more culturally diverse country with new immigrants arriving and those already here raising families, healthcare providers in the United States still largely come from a white, non-Hispanic background — almost 82%. Unfamiliar languages, beliefs, cultural practices, eating habits, etc., all present potential obstacles to the nurse providing care.
(Cypress, CA: Medcom, 2017), 21 mins What is evidence-based practice, and where does evidence-based practice fit into the professional practice of nursing? This program—now updated with a new look and feel—presents the learner with important concepts about the relationship between nursing practice and nursing research, and how evidence-based practice influences decisions, interventions and evaluation of nursing care.
17 min. Streaming video file. While America continues to become a more culturally diverse country with new immigrants arriving and those already here raising families, healthcare providers in the United States still largely come from a white, non-Hispanic background — almost 82%. Unfamiliar languages, beliefs, cultural practices, eating habits, etc., all present potential obstacles to the nurse providing care.
22 min. Streaming video file. Using expert interviews and illustrative scenarios, this program provides a solid introduction to the fundamental ethical terms and concepts that nursing trainees need to know. It clearly defines justice, fidelity, autonomy, moral distress, and other touchstones of ethical practice. The video also explores the vital role that personal values play in ethical situations, how to best understand and address value conflicts, the importance of a nurse’s self-regard, and key steps to sound, ethical decision-making. Viewers learn about the JCAHO mandate that health care institutions address ethical issues related to patient care. Utilizes the ethical codes of the American Nurses Association, the Canadian Nurses Association, and the International Council of Nurses. A part of the series Ethical Issues in Nursing.
18 min. Streaming video file. Accusations of negligence in nursing is a serious concern for practicing nurses and can result in lost time, money and reputation. This two-part series is designed to raise awareness about the risks, consequences and legal liabilities of nursing negligence. It provides guidance to help nurses protect themselves, their patients and the facility at which they work. This course defines nursing negligence and describes the four legal components of negligence. It provides information on the most common types of negligence including delegation of nursing tasks to unlicensed personnel such as Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) and describes the ANA's 5-Rs of delegation.
15 min. Streaming video file. Accusations of negligence in nursing is a serious concern for practicing nurses and can result in lost time, money and reputation. This two-part series is designed to raise awareness about the risks, consequences and legal liabilities of nursing negligence. It provides guidance to help nurses protect themselves, their patients and the facility at which they work. This program features a series of vignettes to provide practical guidance and describes steps nurses can take to protect themselves, their patients and their facilities from acts of negligence and the lawsuits that can result.
(New York, NY: Alexander Street, 2007), 24 mins This program explores communication with patients. It shows how to establish therapeutic relationships; build empathy, trust, and confidentiality; and interview and assess patients. The program examines communication issues associated with specific patient groups, discusses Erikson's Stages of Life theory, and introduces the nurse-patient relationship.
17 min. Streaming video file. Series Overview: Accurate and timely documentation is one of the key responsibilities of medical assistants. They are in contact with people of all ages, backgrounds, and health conditions while providing care. Whether electronically or in print, the recording of a patient's condition, treatment and response to treatment, provides the crucial information needed by each members of the patient’s healthcare team, and is the legal record of the care provided. This two-part series provides medical assistants with an understanding of the importance of accurate and objective charting in order to assist the patient's continuing care and of the legal and administrative considerations related to healthcare documentation. Overview: This program describes commonly used approaches to documentation, a review of the basic data to record in patient records and practice guidelines to follow that protect patient privacy.
25 min. Streaming video file. This video focuses on the legal relevance of the medical record. Viewers learn about basic documentation principles and legally perilous charting practices. The program also discusses how to reduce liability when documenting difficult situations and provides information on legal issues and computerized documentation. A part of the series Legal Aspects of Nursing Practice.
Streaming video file (25 min.) This video explains the pathophysiology of nociceptive and neuropathic pain and discusses the “personal experience” of pain. Viewers learn about the physical, psychological, and social effects of uncontrolled pain. A part of the series Pain Management.
26 min. Streaming video file. This program describes psycho-physiological factors and other elements involved in the pain process. It describes the techniques of a thorough pain assessment, and identifies outcomes needed for an effective pain management program.
22 min. Streaming video file. This second program in the four part pain series will examine the three major groups of medications used to treat and manage pain: non-opioids, opioids, and adjuvants. It will also examine pain's etiology and expected treatment cycle. Using this approach, it classifies pain as: acute, chronic non-malignant, and chronic malignant.
20 min. Streaming video file. This program examines the patient's pain experiences and shows how these experiences impact the caregiver's pain management strategies. In addition, complimentary treatment modalities commonly used in comprehensive pain management programs are examined. Complimentary pain treatment refers to the use of non-pharmacological treatments for relieving or reducing pain.
Streaming video file (19:44 mins)
This program, the first of a three part series, provides nursing students, new nurses, and others with the fundamental information they need to begin building their understanding of the role fluids and electrolytes play in the health of a body.This program describes: . The basics of fluid balance . The basics of electrolyte balance . The main electrolytes in the body . Acid-base balance in the human body
Streaming video file (21:00 min.)
Fluid volume balance is a crucial measure of the state of a patient's health. The body is constantly losing water through the skin, kidneys, lungs and GI tract. As fluid enters and exits, the simple amount of fluids in the body must remain in balance. This program will introduce various forms of fluid volume imbalances, the conditions that cause them and nursing interventions to correct them.
22 min. Streaming Video.
Sodium, potassium, calcium, chloride, bicarbonate, and phosphate are common electrolytes; imbalances can cause pathological conditions. This video will examine imbalances in the main electrolytes.
Three videos in the Interpreting ABGs series. All three are linked to below or find them here.
22 min. Streaming video file. This program explains the major components of an ABG, their relationship to the acid-base balance, and the compensatory mechanisms that take place to maintain normal blood pH. The video also describes how to interpret the values quickly and accurately using the H model, a visual technique in which PaCO2, HCO3, and pH are plotted on a double axis graph. The most common acid-base disturbances are then discussed and illustrated using this method. A part of the series Interpreting ABGs.
13 min. Streaming video file. This program describes calculations to determine predicted blood pH, the presence of a metabolic component to a respiratory acidosis or alkalosis, the amount of circulating base or buffers, and base excess or deficit. Questions with the answers are provided to practice and reinforce the material presented. A part of the series Interpreting ABGs.
9 min. Streaming video file.
This program presents six case studies and clinical scenarios in which the viewer must use critical thinking and apply techniques described in the first two programs. Patient information is provided, including ABG results. Viewers determine the type of acid-base imbalance, and predict pH, any change in the amount of base or buffers in the blood, and base excess or deficit. A part of the series Interpreting ABGs. (9 minutes)
15 min. Streaming video online. This program provides a quick-paced, basic introduction to the components of the respiratory system.This program describes: the organs of the respiratory system the process of gas exchange inspiration, expiration and the mechanics of breathing the sense of smell the voice box and speech.