Most widely held works by Medcom, inc
Ostomy care ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1985 and 1993 in English and held by 243 libraries worldwide
Explains the anatomy and physiology relevant to ileostomy and colostomy. Demonstrates pre and postoperative nursing care of the ostomy patient.
Suctioning nasotracheal, oropharyngeal, & endotracheal techniques ( Visual )
21 editions published between 1985 and 2005 in English and held by 212 libraries worldwide
An update of Medcom's classic suctioning course, this program demonstrates and describes current practices and techniques to provide nurses with an understanding of nasotracheal, oropharyngeal and both open and closed in-line endotracheal suctioning, and the indications for the use of each.
Basic clinical skills. Urethral catheterization ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1985 and 2010 in English and held by 209 libraries worldwide
With emphasis given to the patient's need for continued emotional support and patient teaching, this program explains and demonstrates urethral catheterization for both male and female patients.
The Natural process of aging ( Visual )
3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 208 libraries worldwide
Describes the natural changes of aging, along with some of the disease conditions among the elderly. Suggests interventions and responses to these changes.
Aging, the natural process ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 177 libraries worldwide
(Producer) This program takes a look at the changes that occur naturally to the various systems of the human body as a person ages, and describes actions that can be taken to maximize and maintain functionality. Topics include: Cardiovascular System, Respiratory System, Musculoskeletal System, Central Nervous System, Gastrointestinal System, Genitourinary System, Integumentary System, Touch and Pain, Vision, Hearing and Emotions.
Medicating children ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1983 and 2008 in English and held by 176 libraries worldwide
"Administering medication to children is a unique challenge requiring specialized knowledge and skills. Each child's age, background, and level of physical and psychosocial development must be considered, and the administration process tailored to meet these particular needs. In addition, children are particularly vulnerable to medication errors. This video will address general considerations for administering pediatric medications and present important guidelines to help prevent medication errors. Techniques for administering intermuscular and subcutaneous injections, as well as oral, rectal, otic, ophthalmic, and nasal medications will be presented, with emphasis on using appropriate strategies for children of different development levels."--Container
HIPAA a guide for healthcare workers ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 172 libraries worldwide
(Producer) Discusses the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, and focuses on the patient privacy and data security issues that will have the most impact on the practices of healthcare workers.
Antipsychotic agents ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and held by 164 libraries worldwide
(Producer) Examines the medication used to alleviate psychotic symptoms. Re-enactments illustrate positive and negative symptoms of schizophrenia. Presents commonly prescribed agents used in treatment.
The Nurses' guide to enteral feeding tubes ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 163 libraries worldwide
(Producer) This program identifies and describes the usage and care of the feeding tubes found in the major enteral feeding tube groups: gastrostomy tubes, jejunal tubes, and nasogastric feeding tubes. Proper formula and medication administration techniques are demonstrated with an emphasis on preventing clogged tubes. Troubleshooting clogged tubes, excess leakage and other complications common to enteral feeding tube use is also shown.
Ostomy, urinary drainage and catheter care ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 159 libraries worldwide
Demonstrates changing an ostomy bag, emptying a urinary drainage bag, providing daily catheter care, and a review of perineal care.
Recognizing abnormal signs and symptoms ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 155 libraries worldwide
Demonstrates and describes recognizing abnormal signs and symptoms of common diseases and conditions. The importance of subjective and objective evaluation is stressed.
Assessment of respiratory distress in the pediatric patient ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1988 and 2006 in English and held by 154 libraries worldwide
Covers early recognition of respiratory distress and failure, the dynamics of the pediatric airway, normal breathing patterns in infants and children, and the evaluation of severity of respiratory distress.
Physical assessment of a child ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1982 and 2008 in English and held by 153 libraries worldwide
Addresses general considerations and basic techniques for performing a thorough, gentle, physical exam of a child.
Universal precautions AIDS & hepatitis B prevention for healthcare workers ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1992 and 1997 in English and held by 152 libraries worldwide
This program teaches you what you need to know about AIDS & hepatitis B and how to prevent infection.
Confidentiality who needs to know ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and held by 149 libraries worldwide
(Producer) Describes the legal and ethical duty of all caregivers to safeguard the confidential information of the people they care for.
Caring for the postpartum patient ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 148 libraries worldwide
Focuses on the physiological, psychological and emotional changes a woman goes through during the postpartum period. Discusses the importance of emotional support and patient education during the postpartum phase of care.
Tuberculosis prevention and practices for health care workers ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1993 and 1996 in English and held by 147 libraries worldwide
Describes what tuberculosis is and how its recent upward trend is a concern for health care workers. This program reviews TB symptoms, the difference between TB infection and the disease, how TB is transmitted, who is at risk, "multi-drug resistant" TB, complications of diagnosing TB in patients with the HIV infection, preventative measures, and the CDC guidelines for working safely around TB in high risk health care settings.
Electronic fetal monitoring ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 141 libraries worldwide
Focuses on the latest monitoring techniques and equipment, which includes electronic fetal monitoring systems, to help the nurse create positive delivery outcomes for patients.
Caring for the antepartum patient ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 140 libraries worldwide
This program focuses on the physiological and emotional changes a woman goes through during pregnancy, and includes information that can assist the nurse in caring and reassuring her pregnant patients. Patient history and prenatal care is also discussed.
Normal & abnormal breath sounds ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in English and held by 140 libraries worldwide
Introduces the physiology and acoustic characteristics of normal breath sounds and identifies pathophysiologic components of abnormal and adventitious breath sounds. Emphasizes the importance of documentation.
Age factors in disease Aging Aging--Psychological aspects AIDS (Disease)--Prevention Airway (Medicine) Ambulance service Auscultation Bloodborne infections--Prevention Blood pressure--Measurement Care of the sick Colostomy Communicable diseases--Prevention Confidential communications Delivery (Obstetrics) Drugs--Administration Geriatric nursing Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (United States) Human anatomy Human mechanics Hygiene Ileostomy Labor (Obstetrics) Long-term care of the sick Maternal health services Maternity nursing Medical ethics Medical personnel--Health and hygiene Medical records Medical records--Access control Medical records--Law and legislation Newborn infants--Medical examinations Nurse and patient Nurses' aides Nurses' aides--Study and teaching Nursing Nursing assessment Nursing records Older people--Medical care Ostomates Patients--Positioning Pediatric nursing Pediatric respiratory diseases Physical diagnosis Stomach--Intubation Trachea--Intubation Tracheotomy Tuberculosis--Prevention United States Urinary catheterization Wound healing