Most widely held works by Trainex Corporation
Blood pressure ( Visual )
16 editions published between 1966 and 1983 in English and held by 70 libraries worldwide
Illustrates the assembly and operation of the sphygmomanometer. Discusses mercury and aneroid pressure gauges, the use of the stethoscope, identifying the systolic and diastolic sounds, and reading the scale and taking a blood pressure.
Cleansing enema ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1966 and 1983 in English and held by 67 libraries worldwide
Explains the reasons for the cleansing enema. Identifies and shows the assembly of equipment and preparation of the solution. Discusses consideration of the patient's psychological and physical comfort and demonstrates the administration of a cleansing enema. For use in nursing education.
Sterile technique and dressing change ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1968 and 1976 in English and held by 56 libraries worldwide
The purpose of this presentation is to describe the basic principles of sterile technique and to apply these principles in the preparation of a sterile field and in a dressing change. In this presentation the work of Pasteur and Lister is briefly noted. The terms sterile, clean, and contaminated are defined and illustrated. The basic principles of sterile technique are explored in detail and restated for emphasis as follows: sterile to sterile remains sterile; sterile to open or contaminated is contaminated, and sterile if questioned, is contaminated. Using these principles the nurse sets up a sterile field using a sterile towel to cover the tray. She dons sterile gloves and places instruments, sponges, and antiseptic solution on the tray. The nurse then demonstrates these principles step-by-step as she prepares the sterile field and performs a dressing change. She washes her hands and assembles all necessary items including the waterproof bag for wastes, cleaning solutions, dressing materials, and instruments. The basic set is opened and the wrapper is spread to provide a sterile field. A hemostat is removed and placed on the tray conveniently for handling the sterile items. The soiled dressing is removed, inspected, and discarded in the waterproof bag. The wound is then inspected. The nurse puts on the sterile gloves, drapes the wound with a sterile towel and cleanses the wound. The gauze dressing is placed on the wound; the nurse removes her gloves, and secures the dressing with tape.
Bed bath ( Visual )
15 editions published between 1966 and 1983 in English and held by 50 libraries worldwide
Demonstrates how to give a bed bath, providing care of the personal needs of the patient. Stresses the importance of observation and reporting unusual signs or conditions, mouth care, shaving, back massage, and nail and hair care.
Medical asepsis ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1967 and 1983 in English and held by 46 libraries worldwide
Explains how germs grow, how they are transported, how they enter the body, and how to control them. Demonstrates patient protection, nurse protection, how to keep the unit clean, cleaning and storing of various types of equipment, and handwashing. For use in nursing education.
Colostomy irrigation ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1966 and 1976 in English and held by 45 libraries worldwide
For nurse's training. Explains the procedures and nursing care involved in colonic irrigation. Details an actual patient's progress toward acceptance, self-care, and harmonious self-adjustment.
Normal breath sounds ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1975 and 1979 in English and held by 43 libraries worldwide
Explains what normal breathing sounds are and how to properly auscultate those sounds. Describes four normal breath sounds and demonstrates the procedures for auscultation of those sounds, including instructions to the patient and techniques for excluding extraneous sounds. For nurses' training.
Colostomy care ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1972 and 1978 in English and held by 41 libraries worldwide
Describes for the colostomy patient the basic steps of colostomy care. Stresses the psychological adjustment of the patient and emphasizes colon irrigation procedures, the types and choice of a stoma covering, proper skin care, and diet.
Preoperative and postoperative care ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1967 and 1975 in English and held by 40 libraries worldwide
Explains reasons for thorough preoperative and postoperative care. Includes descriptions of care during the first day after surgery, importance of vital signs, and continued care in voiding, vomiting, and ambulation.
The Surgical dressing ( Visual )
4 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 40 libraries worldwide
Discusses the types of surgical dressings that are used to aid healing of the surgical wound. Includes dry, sterile, nonocclusive dressings; occlusive dressings; and wet-to-dry dressings. Describes the functions of each dressing and demonstrates important steps in the application of each type.
Urethral catheterization--technique for the male patient ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1982 and 1992 in English and held by 40 libraries worldwide
Provides step-by-step instruction for urethral catheterization of the male patient. Defines intermitent and continuous chatheterization, along with indications for their use. Gives a brief review of the male anatomy and discusses the patient's need for information and support. Also explains collection and preparation of supplies, cleansing the site, and inserting and securing the catheter.
Observation and charting ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1967 and 1975 in English and held by 39 libraries worldwide
Lists contents of the chart and discusses the meaning of observation, how to chart correctly and legally, the importance of careful observation, what to observe on admission and during the patient's stay, abbreviations, instructions for charting in nurses notes, and instructions for charting intake and output.
Fluid balance ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1972 and 1984 in English and held by 39 libraries worldwide
This program uses drawings to aid in a discussion of fluid balance. Normal body fluid distribution is reviewed first. The effect of both body fluid intake and body fluid output on fluid volume is outlined. The way in which the "thirst mechanism" and the kidneys maintain normal fluid volume is then described. Emphasis is placed on the role of the antidiuretic hormone in this process. Osmosis and osmolarity are defined. The use of the terms isotonic, hypertonic, and hypotonic to describe the relative osmolarity of parenteral solutions is then discussed. Examples of each of these types of parenteral solutions are noted in relationshio to fluid balance.
Care of the patient in traction ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1968 and 1976 in English and held by 38 libraries worldwide
The purpose of this presentation is to describe and demonstrate the nursing care of the patient in traction. This objective is achieved with the aid of x-rays, diagrams, clinical patients, and a nurse. In this presentation the physiopathology of fractures and dislocations is described and the use of traction to align and immobilize the bony fragments and to prevent fracture deformity is discussed and illustrated. The application of skin traction is demonstrated step-by-step on a patient with a fracture of the femur and the nursing care of this patient which includes maintaining proper body alignment, checking the traction apparatus, observing the skin especially over the bony prominences for irritation or signs of infection, frequent back care, and providing special equipment such as sheepskin pads is described and demonstrated. The program next focuses on the patient in skeletal traction. The application of the traction by means of a Kirchner wire and Thomas splint is described and demonstrated. The program notes that the nurse should inspect the area around the wire or pin frequently, position towels, sheepskin pad, and pillows to relieve pressure areas, maintain body alignment, and provide frequent back care. The application and use of pelvic traction is presented. The importance of the correct fit of the pelvic girdle, gentle, smooth manipulation of the weights, proper alignment of the body, instruction of the patient regarding restrictions in movement, and the proper placement of personal items and signal device for easy access are stressed. The role of the nurse in the prevention of complications such as footdrop, contractures, and hypostatic pneumonia is also described.
Pharyngeal suctioning ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1972 and 1982 in English and held by 38 libraries worldwide
Outlines the procedures used in pharyngeal suctioning, the anatomy and physiology of the pharyngeal area, and the placement, cleaning, and maintenance of the pharyngeal catheter. For use in nursing education.
Biologic changes of aging : physical appearance and the special senses ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1976 and 1977 in English and held by 38 libraries worldwide
(Producer) This program presents the physiological changes related to appearance and stature that normally occur with aging. Graphics and photography are used to present normal changes in skin, connective tissue, and the musculoskeletal system. Changes that normally occur in the special senses are defined. Throughout the program, emphasis is placed on physiological similarities and individual differences in the normal process of aging.
Urinary care ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1967 and 1983 in English and held by 37 libraries worldwide
Describes the urinary system and the retention catheter. Shows care of patients with retention catheters and pictures single-voided specimens, clean-catch specimens, and 24-hour specimens. For use in nursing education.
Tracheostomy care ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1966 and 1978 in English and held by 37 libraries worldwide
Defines tracheostomy, illustrates the tracheostomy tube, and provides instruction on procedures related to tracheostomy, such as suctioning the patient, cleaning the inner cannula, applying a dressing, and meeting emergency needs. For nurses' training.
Temperature, pulse, and respiration ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1966 and 1979 in English and held by 36 libraries worldwide
Identifies oral and rectal thermometers and presents practical demonstrations involving ability to read the scale, taking of oral, rectal, and axillary temperature, and counting of pulse and respiration.
Feeding the patient ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1967 and 1983 in English and held by 36 libraries worldwide
Describes food as a basic human need and introduces various types of diets. Demonstrates preparation of unit and patient, stimulating the patient's appetite, serving the food, feeding the patient, and care of the patient after mealtime. Discusses special feeding problems. For use in nursing education.
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