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DVD 1481.01-.03

Administering medications:

3 videodiscs (approx 20 min. ea)

Three programs that describe the safe administration of medications by injection, orally, topically, by suppository and by inhalant. Contents: Disc 1: Medication safety and oral medications—Disc 2: Topical, suppository and inhalant medications—Disc 3: Injections

DVD 658.01-.03

Applied phlebotomy video series

3 videodiscs (117 total min.)

General Note: The Center for Phlebotomy Education in an approved provider of continuing education units through the ASCLS P.A.C.E. program.

General Note: Each tape is based on the most current NCCLS standards and guidelines.

Contents: Pt. I. Basic venipuncture (32 min.)—Pt. II. Preventing pre-anaytical errors (43 min.)--

Pt. III. Avoiding phlebotomy-related lawsuits (42 min.).


Bloodborne pathogens c2006.

1 videodisc (ca. 12 min.)

Details the proper methods of infection and exposure control to avoid potential blood contamination

in the work place. Contents: section 1. Hand hygiene techniques -- section 2. Clean up and disinfection of blood or OPIM spills – section 3. Proper removal of contaminated gloves.


The brain [videorecording]

1 videodisc (ca. 90 min.)

            "Using simple analogies, real-life case studies, and state-of-the art CGI, this special shows how the brain  

            works, explains the frequent battle between instinct and reason, and unravels the mysteries of memory

            and decision-making. It takes us inside the mind of a soldier under fire to see how decisions are made in

            extreme situations, examines how an autistic person like Rain Man develops remarkable skills, and takes

            on the age-old question of what makes one person good and another evil"--Container.

DVD 1649.00

Brain games

2 videodiscs (150 min.)

"[This] three-part series provides a fascinating window into the inner workings of the brain as never before. Through interactive experiments and tricks, [the programs] reveal how our brains create the illusion of a seamless reality. As these revealing experiments provide a unique view into our brains, the world's leading experts explain how and why these tests work." -- Container.

Bonus program: How to build a beating heart: "Scientists are using tissue engineering to harness the body's natural powers to grow skin, muscle, body parts and vital organs, even hearts." --

DVD 812.00                                                               

The Business of being born [2008]

1 videodisc (84 min.)

Inspired by their own unique birth experiences, producer Ricki Lake and director Abby Epstein

            team up to provide a nation of mothers-to-be with insight into the process of childbirth and the

            various options available when preparing for this special event. From pregnancy to the miraculous

            moment of birth, an informative celebration of the road to motherhood.

DVD 596.00

Cardiac Disorders:

2 videodiscs

Discusses that coronary artery disease is the leading cause of death in modern societies.

DVD 597.00

Cardiac Disorders

2 videodiscs

Offers an interesting and detailed look at it causes, pathophysiology, and symptoms.

DVD 333.01-.06

Career success for health care professionals, c2005.

6 videodiscs

Contents:         v. 1 Focusing on the patient

                                    v. 2 Communicating on the job

                                    v. 3 Thinking like a health care work

                                    v. 4 Doing the right thing

                                    v. 5 Professionalism for the health care worker


Classic nursing films 1927-1945

1 videodisc (40 min.)

General Note: The army nurse is an official film of the War Department, produced by Army Pictorial

Services in1945 (ca 17 min.) showing the duties and work of Army nurses near battle line, in field and

Evacuation hospitals, and on airplanes and vessels.

General Note: Nursing is part of the "Your life work" series, produced by Vocational Guidance Films, Inc., c1942 (ca 11 min.) and presents an overview of the nursing professional and the different fields in nursing that were available in the early 1940's.

            General Note: Artificial respiration is a silent film, produced by Loucks & Norling, Inc., c1927, ca 11

            min., described on the title screen as "the prone pressure method of  artificial respiration".

DVD 1098.00

Closed chest drainage

1 videodisce (22 min.)

Explains the reasons for chest tube insertion; describes the chest tube and the chest drainage unit;

            explains how to prepare the unit, how to connect it to the patient, and how to drain the insertion site;

            describes some complications; and reviews pertinent documentation.

DVD 1082.00

Collecting and testing urine and microbiology

1 videodisc (ca. 80 min.)

Contents: Section 1: Collecting and transporting urine specimens -- Sectins 2: Urinalysis-- Section 3: Other urine tests --Section 4: Collecting microbiology specimens-- Section 5: Performing microbiology


DVD 592.00

Cultural competence

3 videodiscs

Series designed to train medical personnel in working with patients and coworkers of differing cultural backgrounds. 

Contents: Cultural diversity and healthcare (109.1)

                 Becoming culturally competent (109.2)

                 Assessment challenges in a multicultural environment (109.3)

                 Instructor's Guides (109 IG)

                 Self-Grading Tests (109 SGT).

DVD 1641.00

Death and dying

1 videodisc (29 min.)

Presents a comprehensive review of the issues and challenges faced by men and women ages 65 and over.

DVD 792.00
Doctors: the history of scientific medicine revealed through biography c2005.

2 videodiscs (180 min. each)

Twelve lectures (30 min. each) that discuss the history of the development of Western scientific medicine, set against character studies of twelve of the greatest physicians since classical times.

Contents: disc 1.

       1. Hippocrates and the origins of Western medicine

       2. The paradox of Galen

       3. Vesalius and the Renaissance of medicine

       4. Harvey, discoverer of  the circulation 

       5. Morgagni and the anatomy of  disease

       6. Hunter, the surgeon as scientist

Contents: disc 2.

       7. Laennec and the invention of the stethoscope
       8. Morton and the origins of anesthesia

       9. Virchow and the cellular origins of disease 

       10. Lister and the germ theory

       11. Halsted and the American medical education

       12. Taussig and the development of cardiac surgery.

DVD 171.00

Documenting care: the charting process.

1 videodisc (22 min.)

            Charting, the recording and documentation of a patient's condition, treatment, and response to

            treatment, is one of the most basic nursing skills. This program reviews the fundamental techniques

            used in accurate charting and discusses confidentiality  issues related to charting, including the new  

            HIPAA  rules, and describes some of the legal aspects of charting.

DVD 1638.00

Drug actions

1 DVD (60 min.)

Explores current issues related to the use and abuse of different drugs. Discusses the different types of drug sources, taxonomy of drugs, identifying a drug and drug effects among other topics.

DVD 593.00

Ethical issues in nursing

4 videodiscs (approx. 79 min.)

This series discusses the role of standardized codes of ethics and the impact of legislation on today's healthcare provider. The viewer will become familiar with the growing role of the Bioethics Committee, as well as the guidelines for maintenance of appropriate patient-provider boundaries. Whistle-blowing is also discussed.

Contents:[pt. 1] Introduction : concepts, values, and decision making (23 min.)

                [pt. 2] Respect: dignity, autonomy, and relationships (18 min.)

                [pt. 3] Commitment: patients, professionalism, and boundaries (17 min.)

                [pt. 4] Protection: privacy, safety, and standards (21 min.)

                [pt. 5] Instructor's guides in PDF format

                [pt. 6] Self-grading tests.

DVD 844.01-.03

Fluids and electrolytes balance

3 videodiscs

Provides nursing students, new nurses and others with the fundamental information they need to begin building their understanding of the role fluids and electrolytes in the health of a body.

Contents:         Disc 1. Basics (19:45 min.)

                                    Disc 2. Fluid volume imbalances (21:00 min.)

                                    Disc. 3. Electrolyte imbalances (21:20 min.).

DVD 1081.00

The genitourinary system

1 videodisc (28 min.)

This section deals with the integumentary system as well as the sensory organs. Senior instructor and

            CBET Mark Cooper shares with us the composition of these systems with insight into their function

            and processes. This course is designed to provide information that is useful to those in the

            biomedical field. This course is part of CTI's Applied Biomedical Equipment Technology course

            BIOM1309. For entry level personnel.

DVD 656.00
Greatest discoveries with Bill Nye. Medicine

1 videodisc (45 min)

Host Bill Nye explores the most significant medical discoveries about the human body, from 1538

            until the 1980's.


Health unit coordinator: Medication classifications. Part 1 & 2

2 videodisc (60 min.)

Discusses distinguishing drug classifications, primary applications of each class of drugs, major side effects of each drug class and which drugs require prescriptions and which are over the counter.

DVD 331.00

Heart medications: anatomy review and angina c2003.

1 videodisc (20 min.)

Provides an overview of the cardiovascular system, including the major components of the heart,

            their various functions, and the parameters helping to determine how well the heart is functioning.

            Also includes an overview of various types of medications used to treat angina.

DVD 329.00

Heart medications: antiarrhythmic agents, c2003.

2 videodiscs (38 min.)

Provides anatomy and physiology of the heart in relation to arrhythmia and discusses applications of specific medications for specific arrhythmias.

Contents: pt. 1. Anatomy and physiology -- The conduction system -- Reentry

                 pt. 2. Class I Antiarrhythmic Agents -- Class II Antiarrhythmic Agents -- Class III Antiarrhythmic

                Agents -- Class IV Antiarrhythmic Agents.

DVD 330.00

Heart medications. Heart failure medications & cholesterol-lowering agents, c2003.

1 videodisc (19 min.)

Discusses heart failure medications, including digoxin and various types of diuretics. Also reviews

cholesterol-lowering agents, including when they should be administered and possible side effects.


HIPAA for healthcare workers

3 videodiscs (44 min.)

This three-part series has been updated to reflect the significant changes to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996 when the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 was enacted.

DVD 1031.00

HIPAA for healthcare workers: an overview.

1 videodisc (ca 13 min.)

Contents: Title I. Healthcare access, portability, and renewability Title II. Preventing healthcare fraud and abuse: Administrative simplification; Medical liability reform.

DVD 1643.00

History of nursing : the development of a profession

1 videodisc (36 min.)

"This DVD examines the evolution of nursing care into a profession. It considers the roles of nursing innovators and educators, the establishment of nursing schools, regulation and licensure, and modern issues in nursing"--Publisher's website.

DVD 1644.00

History of nursing : the early years

1 videodisc (35 min.)

"This DVD examines the development of nursing, looking at such helping roles as wet nurse and dry nurse. It discusses the nursing care provided by nuns and the military and considers the establishment of hospitals dedicated to the care of the sick"--Publisher's website.

DVD 1482.00

How to promote patient satisfaction

1 videodisc (time not available)

Shows nurses how to promote patient satisfaction and positively influence patients’ memorable impressions of their hospital experience, covering topics such as patient expectations, how to reduce patient problems, ways to improve interpersonal interactions and effective communication, when to intervene on patients’ behalf, dealing with patients who are angry or upset, and much more.

DVD 1080.00

Human immune system

1 videodisc (27 min.)

Introduces the human immune system, different types of diseases, Koch's postulates for relating a

            specific pathogen to a specific disease, and the functions of the lymphatic system. Discusses the

            innate immune system and the adaptive immune system. Describes Actions that can be taken to

            prevent the spread of disease.


In the womb collection

 4 videodiscs (316 min)

            From the moment of conception, every human embryo embarks on an incredible nine-month

            journey of development. Now, cutting-edge technology makes it possible for National Geographic

            Channel's "In the womb" to open a window into the hidden world of the fetus and explore each trimester

in amazing new detail. Revolutionary 3-D and 4-D imagery sheds light on the delicate, dark world of a fetus as never before and follows a rare fetoscope operation, performed in utero with the hope of correcting life-threatening complications before birth.

Contents: Disc 1: In the womb (90 min) -- Disc 2: In the womb : animals (90 min) -- Disc 3: In the

            womb : multiples (90 min) -- Disc 4: In the womb : identical twins (46 min).



DVD 1659.00

Infection : a history

1 videodisc (51 min.)

(Producer) Traces the battles fought against humanity's oldest foes: diseases such as yellow fever, malaria, syphilis, cholera, smallpox, tuberculosis, polio, and perhaps the deadliest pandemic of all, AIDS.

DVD 1630.01

Intravenous therapy: Basics and venipuncture

1 videodisc (27:30)

Describes the basics of intravenous therapy and demonstrates the correct technique for performing a venipuncture to initiate intravenous therapy.

DVD 1630.04

Intravenous therapy: Pediatrics

1 videodisc (18 min.)

Providing intravenous therapy for infants and children offers unique challenges and may have a different rationale for the I.V. therapy than with an adult. This program demonstrates and describes I.V. therapy for pediatric patients.

DVD 1630.03

Intravenous therapy: Recognizing and treating complications

1 videodisc (18 min.)

Over 90% of hospital patients receive intravenous therapy, including medication, nutrition, electrolytes, and blood. These life-giving fluids are administered through an I.V. and can mean the difference between life and death for a patient. This series of four programs covers the basics of intravenous therapy, including its uses, venipuncture, routine care, complications, and I.V. therapy for pediatric patients. This program will demonstrate procedures for identifying complications of I.V. therapy and making appropriate interventions. The other programs in this series are: Intravenous therapy: basics and venipuncture; Intravenous therapy: routine care and discontinuation; and Intravenous therapy: pediatrics.

DVD 1630.02

Intravenous therapy: Routine care and discontinuation

1 videodisc (23 min.)

Program demonstrated procedures for the routine care and the discontinuation of intravenous therapy.

DVD 1635.00

Medical microbiology : basic laboratory procedure

1 videodisc (19 min.)

Videos illustrates how to do various common laboratory procedures for microbiology.

DVD 1266.00

Medicating children

1 videodisc (18 min.)

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.

DVD 129.00

The miracle of life

1 videodisc (ca. 60 min.)

Shows the actual conception and development of a baby. Looks inside the male and female  

            productive organs to show the formation of sperm and the passage of a fertilized egg through the

            fallopian tube. Uses a microscope to observe DNA, chromosomes, and other minute body details

            building up to the moment of  birth.

DVD 1653.01

The new nursing assistant. Techniques in bathing, Part 1, the bed bath

1 videodisc (16 min., 13 sec.)

"Bathing provides the resident with mild exercise, provides an opportunity for close observation of skin condition and enhances circulation. Medcom's classic Nursing assistant program on bathing has been revised and updated to be more convenient to use, more concise and easier to understand"--Container label.

DVD 1653.02

The new nursing assistant. Techniques in bathing, Part 2, perineal care, tub bath, shower, and shampoo

1 videodisc (31 min.)

"Bathing provides the resident with mild exercise, provides an opportunity for close observation of skin condition and enhances circulation. Medcom's classis Nursing assistant program on bathing has been revised and updated to be more convenient to use, more concisde and and easier to understand"--Container label.

DVD 1120.00

Newborn physical examination

1 videodisc (24 min.)

This instructional video is intended for third or fourth year medical students and first year pediatric, medicine-pediatric or family medicine residents.

            Contents: Determining gestational age of a newborn by six physical examination findings – Illustrations

                   comparing cephalohematoma and caput succedaneum – A dissected illustration of the exam for

                   developmental dysplasia of the hip -- Head circumference and length  measuring technique –

                   Equation for calculating head circumference to length ratio -- Illustration of a plastibell


DVD 1099.00

Nursing process and critical thinking: critical thinking in the nursing process

1 videodisc (27 min.)

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.

DVD 1100.00

Nursing process and critical thinking: the nursing process

1 videodisc (27 min.)

Presents the nursing process as a system for planning nursing care. Using a realistic patient care scenario, the five steps of the nursing process are identified and described as a student nurse and her professional colleagues work to improve a patient's care. Those steps are: assessment, analysis, planning, intervention, and evaluation. Also includes techniques of therapeutic communication with the patient, family member, and nursing staff.

Contents: Introduction -- Admitting a difficult patient --Update on patients -- Nursing care conference – The nursing care plan -- Evaluating the nursing diagnosis.

DVD 1642.00

The older adult world

1 videodisc (27 min.)

With a rapidly growing older population, attention needs to be paid on the lives of older seniors. This video focuses on what is known about the aging process, dispells common myths about growing older, and provides CNAs strategies to help older adults lead a healthy life.

DVD 1555.00

Operation emotional freedom : the answer

1 videodisc (78 min.)

Looks at the current state of health care for American combat veterans diagnosed with PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder). Includes interview with Gary Craig, founder of EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) to treat the disorder.

DVD 790.00

Pharmacy technician

1 videodisc (15 min.)

Illustrates what it is like to be a pharmacy technician. The core duties of a

            "pharmacy tech" are outlined as they apply to a wide range of settings, including hospitals, drugstores,

            and  national mail order prescription houses.

DVD 1033.00

Professional behavior in healthcare professions: effective communication with patients

1 videodisc (ca. 25 min.)

Explores patient communication. Shows how to establish therapeutic relationships; build empathy,

            trust, and confidentiality; and interview and assess patients. Presents effective communication skills,

            examines communication issues associated with specific patient groups, discusses Erikson's Stages              

            of Life theory, considers communication with patients in pain or at the end of life, covers cultural

            and religious issues, and introduces the phases of the nurse-patient relationship.

DVD 845.00

Professional behavior in healthcare professions: professionalism and self-presentation

1 videodisc (23 min.)

Contents: Professional image -- Professional roles -- Institutional, professional and legal standards.

DVD 594.00

Respiratory Disorders

3 videodiscs : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + Instructor's guide and Self-grading tests on CD-ROM.

This program is in a three- part series, "Allergies and Anaphylaxis", "Asthma", and "Lung Cancer",

            focus on conditions which are impacted by external factors.

DVD 595.00

Respiratory suctioning

2 videodiscs

Continuing education hours are available for these programs.  See distributor Web site for

            details: Demonstrates the skills of respiratory suctioning.


Sentimental women need not apply

1 videodisc (60 min.)

Nurse historians discuss significant events in nursing history. Documents American nursing's

transition from its 19th century beginnings to a 20th century profession using historic as well as modern


DVD 657.00

Skills and procedures for medical assistants: preparing and administering parenteral medications

1 videodisc (50 min.)

Focuses on the administrative and clinical skills needed in preparing and administering parenteral

            medications used by medical assistants in the workplace.

DVD 397.00

Skills and procedures for medical assistants. Program 2, Practicing finance skills

1 videodisc (ca. 35 min.)

Program two of a fourteen-program series. This video presents the financial skills required for

            medical assistants. It looks at both computerized and pegboard management systems, and real life

            medical assistants explain common scenarios and how to handle them.

DVD 1119.00

The Stages of labor: a visual guide

1 videodisc (30 min.)

Amazing 3D animation and non-technical narration make the stages of labor easy to understand. Combining detailed animation of the labor process, live birth footage, and parents describing their

experience of labor and delivery, this program is an anatomy lesson and a birth story, all in one.

Contents: Anatomy of pregnancy -- Signs of Pre-labor -- Onset of labor -- Three stages of labor -- First

stage –Second stage -- Third stage.


Stress : portrait of a killer

1 videodisc (56 min.)

Stanford University neurobiologist, Robert Sapolsky, has been advancing our understanding of stress - how it impacts our bodies and how our social standing can make us more or less susceptible. Research reveals that the impact of stress can be found deep within us, shrinking our brains, adding fat to our bellies, even unraveling our chromosomes. Yet understanding how stress works can help us figure out a ways to combat it and how to live a life free of the tyranny of this contemporary plague.

DVD 1777.01

Suctioning: nasotracheal suctioning and monitoring complications

1 videodisc (22 min.)

This program describes the anatomy of the airway, demonstrates methods designed to mobilize respiratory secretions, demonstrates nasotracheal suctioning techniques used to remove accumulated secretions, and describes potential complications to monitor.

DVD 1777.02

Suctioning: oropharyngeal and endotracheal techniques

1 videodisc (22 min.)

This program describes the anatomy of the airway, demonstrates oropharyngeal suctioning techniques, and both open and closed in-line endotracheal suctioning techniques used to remove accumulated secretions.

DVD 1264.00

Taking care: presenting a professional appearance and behavior.

1 videodisc (50 min.)

Discusses professional appearance & behavior, time management, and serving your clients better by subjective and objective observations and assessments.

DVD 591.00

Understanding the complete blood count: red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets 2006.

1 videodisc   Gives a detailed overview of the Complete Blood Count (CBC) and is a valuable tool for helping nurses interpret the significance of common hematologic tests.

Contents: disc 1. Red blood cells -- 2. White blood cells -- 3. Platelets -- 4. Instructor's guides

            5. Self-grading tests.

DVD 1708.00

Untangling Charlotte's web: "tell my story"

1 videodisc (81 min.)

Nurses' understanding of the legal aspects of their professional practice will be enhanced by this film, which presents the case study of one patient where the breakdown in communication resulted in a sentinel event and cardiac arrest. Her name was Charlotte, and she was profoundly affected by miscommunication errors involving nurses, laboratories, and physicians. Inexperience, generational and communication styles, patient advocacy, and the chain of command affecting the disastrous outcome for the patient are discussed. The significant changes within a hospital system and the development of the Joint Commission's National Patient Safety Goal regarding reporting critical lab results that resulted from this untoward outcome are also addressed.

DVD 332.00

Your immune system

1 videodisc (28 min.)

This program clearly and concisely maps out the complicated human immune system, explaining

            both how it keeps the body healthy and what happens to the body if it malfunctions--or, even worse,

            if it shuts down completely.


Writing and analyzing NCLEX style test items for clinical decision making

3 videodiscs (373 min.): sd., col.; 4 3/4 in.

            This presentation will help faculty learn how to develop test blueprints, determine test item

cognitive levels, write NCLEX-style selected and constructed response items, and interpret essential

statistics to make informed decisions about test item revisions.