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Medcom, inc

Works: 2,201 works in 4,264 publications in 1 language and 40,945 library holdings
Genres: Educational films  Instructional films  Internet videos  Nonfiction films  Short films  Medical films (Motion pictures)  Programmed instructional materials  Science films 
Roles: Producer, prn, fds
Classifications: PN1997, 610.73
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Most widely held works by Medcom, inc
The new nursing assistant( Visual )

119 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and held by 1,006 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Updated 3/13/08: Moving and turning are important aspects of nursing care. Regular changes of position are essential for the prevention of pressure ulcers and for the maintenance of healthy blood circulation and comfort. The use of moving and turning techniques that utilize proper body mechanics is essential for providing patient care and comfort, and preventing injury to caregivers. This program demonstrates: Using the Lift Sheet: Moving Up in Bed, Using the Lift Sheet: Moving to Side of Bed, Using the Lift Sheet: Turning Using Log-Roll, Assisting to Move Up in Bed, Moving to One Side Without a Lift Sheet, Turning Away From You, Turning Toward You
Basic clinical skills( Visual )

58 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in English and held by 553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes and illustrates guidelines and skills needed for administering intramuscular, intradermal, and subcutaneous injections
Physical assessment( Visual )

55 editions published between 1984 and 1988 in English and held by 475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uses graphics and clinical photography to present information on the physical assessment of the scalp, hair, eyes, nose, ears, mouth, and neck. Demonstrates the use of the ophthalmoscope and otoscope and specific techniques for examining structures of the head and neck
The nervous system( Visual )

30 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduces the components of the respiratory system, discussing the respiratory organs and their function
Basic clinical skills( Visual )

26 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This update of Medcom's classic basic skills program demonstrates and describes the process for performing a urethral catheterization. Both intermittent straight catheters and indwelling retention catheters and [i.e. are] shown and discussed. The need for patient education and patient support during catheterization is emphasized. The techniques for performing catheter care and removal of a catheter are also shown and discussed"--Container
Suctioning nasotracheal, oropharyngeal, & endotracheal techniques( Visual )

25 editions published between 1985 and 2005 in English and held by 268 WorldCat member 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 nasotrachael, oropharyngeal and both open and closed in-line endotracheal suctioning, and the indications for the use of each
Developing Alternatives to Restraints( Visual )

6 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Any use of restraints on a medical patient or a facility resident must take place with an awareness of the potential consequences, which are legal, ethical, and psychological in nature. This program provides information on alternatives to physical or drug-based restraints. Outlining the legal parameters of restraint use and its link to depression and withdrawal, the video also points out its benefits (such as enabling a debilitated patient to sit up) as well as the important role of an interdisciplinary assessment team. Alternative strategies include improving communication, modifying delivery of care, modifying the care environment, and using devices designed to minimize patient impact. Dramatized case studies help illustrate these concepts
When Someone You Love Suffers from Depression( Visual )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"You feel like your world is caving in on you. There's no future. There's no hope." Drawing upon talks with patients and family members as well as interviews with medical and mental health professionals, this award-winning program explains how concerned individuals can help a person struggling with depression. Factual information validates the condition as a bona fide physical illness rather than a mood that a person can "just snap out of," while stories of patients and their loved ones offer insights into how depression has impacted their lives and how, ultimately, they got the help they needed to overcome it
Pain treatment programs for special populations( Visual )

12 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in English and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reviews the pathophysiology of pain, describes the steps in a thorough pain assessment, and identifies the outcomes needed for an effective pain management program
Cardiac auscultation the anatomy and physiology of heart sounds( Visual )

19 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program focuses on cardiac auscultation, or listening to the heart, a skill that can be lost without review and practice. It will review the anatomy and physiology of the heart and the sounds it produces as it works
Administering medications( Visual )

9 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the safe administration of oral medications and demonstrates practices that are required in order to help prevent medication errors
Medicating children( Visual )

14 editions published between 1983 and 2013 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member 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
Gestational diabetes you're in control( Visual )

3 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reassuring mothers-to-be that gestational diabetes is a common, although serious, complication in pregnancy, this program presents facts and dispels myths about the condition while offering in-depth guidance for coping with it. Four dramatized case studies feature women who overcame gestational diabetes with help from professional health care providers. Viewers will learn how to work with a nutritionist to create a meal plan that regulates carbohydrate intake; how to self-administer, interpret, and record blood tests using a glucose meter that displays plasma equivalents; how to implement daily exercise and, if necessary, self-administer insulin shots; how to reduce physical and emotional stress; how to create a daily record of meal times, calorie intake, exercise, baby kick counts, and more; and how to make health and lifestyle choices to avoid developing full diabetes later in life
Airway care tracheostomy care, tube change, and artificial airway cuff management( Visual )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focuses on aspects of safe, effective management of the patient with an artificial airway through a review of airway physiology and demonstrations in the actual clinical environment. Tracheostomy tube care is illustrated from equipment and supply set-up through cleansing and replacement
The Basics of oxygen administration( Visual )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program describes the basics of administering oxygen to patients. It describes the use of both high and low flow delivery devices such as nasal cannula, simple masks, venturi masks and non-rebreather masks. Nursing considerations, infection control measures and safety measures are also described
Aging, the natural process( Visual )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member 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
Cultural awareness in healthcare( Visual )

15 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the importance of cultural awareness in the healthcare field. Explains some of the cultural differences that exist among patient populations. Explains the components of several key models to foster cultural awareness within the healthcare system
Communications( Visual )

14 editions published between 1986 and 2002 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This progam examines communications involved in peer relationships among health professionals. Techniques that can be used to promote collaboration, develop assertive behavior as opposed to aggressive or passive behavior, reduce defensiveness and build rapport and communicate effectively in crisis situations are highlighted
Caring for the postpartum patient( Visual )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member 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
A Comprehensive geriatric assessment( Visual )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program provides a comprehensive overview of how to perform a thorough assessment of the geriatric patient. It includes step-by-step guidance on taking a health history, performing a functional assessment, conducting a physical examination, assessing mental status, and taking a medication inventory
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M.E.D.C.O.M., inc.

Medcom/Trainex, Inc.

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