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Medcom, inc

Works: 2,577 works in 4,249 publications in 1 language and 39,006 library holdings
Genres: Educational films  Internet videos  Instructional films  Medical films (Motion pictures)  Nonfiction films  Short films 
Roles: Producer, fds, prn
Classifications: PN1997, 616.2
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Most widely held works by Medcom, inc
Developing Alternatives to Restraints( Visual )

6 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in English and held by 251 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 246 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
Suctioning nasotracheal, oropharyngeal, & endotracheal techniques( Visual )

24 editions published between 1985 and 2005 in English and held by 244 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 nasotracheal, oropharyngeal and both open and closed in-line endotracheal suctioning, and the indications for the use of each
Nursing process and critical thinking critical thinking in the nursing process( Visual )

6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents beginning level concepts of critical thinking and their relationship to the nursing process. Delineates what critical thinking is and what it is not. Demonstrates the process of the critical examination of data and cues to health issues and patient-care problems that affect clinical judgment. Illustrates the thinking process employed to arrive at sound and valid patient-care decisions
Gestational diabetes you're in control( Visual )

3 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in English and held by 226 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
Aging, the natural process( Visual )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 221 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
Assessment of respiratory distress in the pediatric patient( Visual )

9 editions published between 1988 and 2006 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member 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
Airway care tracheostomy care, tube change, and artificial airway cuff management( Visual )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 203 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
Caring for the postpartum patient( Visual )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 200 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
Medicating children( Visual )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and held by 199 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
Electronic fetal monitoring( Visual )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The labor and delivery nurse must be able to use effective monitoring systems in order to observe changes in the status of the fetus during labor. By understanding the latest monitoring techniques and equipment, including electronic fetal monitoring systems, the nurse can help to create a positive delivery outcome for her patients. This program focuses on the latest electronic fetal monitoring devices and practices."--disc case
Labor and delivery( Visual )

13 editions published between 1986 and 1989 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the nursing assessments and responsibilities required from the time a woman is admitted to the labor and delivery unit, through her labor, delivery and recovery
Caring for the antepartum patient( Visual )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member 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
Ostomy care( Visual )

7 editions published between 1985 and 1993 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explains the anatomy and physiology relevant to ileostomy and colostomy. Demonstrates pre and postoperative nursing care of the ostomy patient
A Comprehensive geriatric assessment( Visual )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 171 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
When someone you love has schizophrenia( Visual )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Faced with caring for a loved one with schizophrenia, family members may feel isolated in their efforts to cope. This program offers caregivers information and support through interviews with patients and their families-people who, like themselves, are dealing with a complex and devastating medical condition. In addition, medical professionals address the following topics: schizophrenia as a biological illness, symptoms and myths of schizophrenia, diagnosis and treatment, hallucinations, medication side effects, and taking care of the caretaker. Scenarios that illustrate how a caretaker can handle common schizoid situations are included. Honest; compassionate
Caring for the stoma, caring for the patient enterostomal therapy nursing( Visual )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This video shows nurses how to care for patients after ostomy surgery. Brief review of digestive system and kinds of ostomies, main medical conditions that require ostomy, post-operative and daily care for an ostomy, and how this may differ for different sorts of ostomies. Helping the patient prepare for discharge and adjustment of daily life
Physical assessment of a child( Visual )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Addresses general considerations and basic techniques for performing a through, gentle, physical exam of a child
Heart Murmurs( Visual )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ability to detect a cardiac murmur and evaluate its characteristics is an important contribution to a patient's clinical assessment. This program presents fundamental principles of the pathophysiology of heart murmurs and demonstrates acoustic characteristics of the more common significant murmurs. Specific topics include mitral regurgitation, tricuspid regurgitation, ventricular septal defect, aortic stenosis, pulmonic stenosis, mitral stenosis, aortic regurgitation, and pulmonary regurgitation. Also focusing on the important subject of documentation, the video discusses methods for recording the duration, timing, quality, pitch, intensity, and area of maximum intensity of murmurs. Reviewed for accuracy in 2008
Hypertension Managing Your Blood Pressure( Visual )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aimed at individuals who are trying to cope with high blood pressure as well as those at risk for it, this program illustrates the basic physiology of hypertension, its various risk factors, and how to gain control over it through a proper diet, exercise, and medication. The video explains how blood vessel walls respond to increases and decreases in pressure; the general concepts behind systolic and diastolic readings; how hypertension can lead to stroke, heart failure, kidney failure, blindness, and other problems; and the statistical roles played by heredity, gender, age, race, weight, diet, and lifestyle. Viewers also learn the fundamentals of treatment, which include long-term medication, adopting a low-sodium diet that avoids saturated fats, increasing physical activity, quitting smoking, and limiting alcohol consumption
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M.E.D.C.O.M., inc.

Medcom/Trainex, Inc.

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