(Cypress: CA: Medcom, 2020) 16 minutes
Barbara Wray Wayland Some women experience no problem giving birth to their babies. Others have difficulty and need assistance. Common procedures used to assist a baby's birth include forceps delivery, vacuum extraction and cesarean section. This course provides an overview of these procedures and details the Labor and Delivery nurse's responsibilities in regard to forceps delivery, vacuum extraction and C-section. The course also discusses the nurse's role in patient education regarding these procedures.
This program begins with a discussion of primary roles of the placenta and umbilical cord during pregnancy. It goes on to describe the role of surfactant in the lungs and presents the current understanding of factors which foster the newborn's first breath. Other topics addressed include: steps to be taken if there is meconium in the amniotic fluid, the four routes of heat loss and the seven factors which increase a newborn's susceptibility to cold stress. The presentation ends with an overview of the APGAR score and its role in newborn assessment. (Cypress, CA: Medcom, 2017), 22 mins
This program focuses on the New Ballard Gestational Age Assessment. In the process of this discussion, both the assessment of neuromuscular maturity and that of physical maturity are examined. As the infant is assessed, reference is made to the system developed by Dr. Jeanne Ballard. The program concludes with a presentation of 13 newborn reflexes. (Cypress, CA: Medcom, 2017), 19 mins
This program looks at the complete head to toe assessment of the newborn. It begins with a discussion of vital signs and continues with presentation of issues related to eye care. Weighing and measuring are examined including presentations of "normal" values. As the assessment continues, the trunk, umbilical cord, skin, extremities, genitalia and anus are discussed. The program concludes with a presentation of issues related to newborn screening such as phenylketonuria (PKU). (Cypress, CA: Medcom, 2017), 20 mins
Caregiving techniques successful with 22-year-olds may be inappropriate for 12-year-olds and confusing to some 72-year-olds. Knowing how to provide care in an age-specific manner is an important part of meeting patient needs and is a requirement for meeting Joint Commission standards. The three-part series, Age-specific Care promotes providing age-specific care by describing the stages of human growth and demonstrating successful strategies for providing care at each stage. (Cypress, CA: Medcom, 2008), 23 mins
Knowing how to provide care in an age specific manner is an important part of meeting a loved one’s needs. This first DVD covers neonates to infants. (Naples, FL: National Educational Video, Inc., 2015), 14 mins
After watching this video, the learner should be able to: list and discuss the physiological changes that occur in the postpartum patient; list and discuss the psychological and emotional changes that can occur in the postpartum patient; describe and perform physical assessment of the postpartum patient; discuss the nurse's primary role during postpartum care; and discuss the importance of emotional support and patient education during the postpartum phase of care. (Cypress, CA: Medcom, 2014), 17 minutes.