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New! Atrial and Junctional Dysrhythmias and Heart Block 19 min.

This video describes the pathology of atrial and junctional dysrhythmias, , lists their EKG characteristics, cites possible causes, looks at signs and symptoms, and considers methods of treament.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2021

New! EKG Interpretation and Response 70 min.

This four-part series provides healthcare professionals with the knowledge and skills needed to interpret heart rate and rhythm waveforms obtained via Lead II of a 3-Lead, 5-Lead, or 12-Lead EKG.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2021

New! Pain Management 111 min.

This series addresses the physiology of pain, explaining the differences between nociceptive and neuropathic pain and their clinical manifestations. It shows various assessment techniques, such as patient interview and the use of standardized tools, and discusses The Joint Commission guidelines and other actions that promote positive patient outcomes. The series examines both acute and chronic pai...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2021

New! The Pain Process 17 min.

This program provides a comprehensive overview of pain, including the value of the pain sensation, nociceptive and neuropathic pain, and the role of neurotransmitters in pain management.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2021

New! Patient Assessment 13 min.

Sedation is a drug-induced depression of consciousness along a continuum that ranges from minimal to general anesthesia. Procedural or moderate sedation is used for individuals of all ages undergoing invasive therapeutic or diagnostic procedures. This program covers the assessment protocols necessary before the procedure begins.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2021

New! Patient Assessment 16 min.

This program discusses both visual and numerical pain assessment scales and presents examples of how personal beliefs about pain held by both the healthcare professional and the patient can affect pain assessment. The program also considers the purpose of and guidelines for establishing a pain management program.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2021

New! Patient Monitoring 16 min.

Procedural sedation not only decreases a patient's anxiety and fear, diminishes any discomfort, and provides perioperative amnesia; but also enables the patient to respond to the nurse's verbal commands, either alone or with gentle tactile stimulation, helping in the maintenance of the airway, respiratory status, and cardiac function. This program teaches how to monitor patients through procedure...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2021

New! Pharmacological Treatment and Classification of Pain 24 min.

This program examines pharmacological modalities in the treatment of pain, including NSAIDs, opioids, and adjuvant medications. It discusses the advantages and disadvantages of the types of drugs used for analgesia, differentiating between acute and chronic pain. The program considers break-through pain and its management and discusses the World Health Organization’s 3-step approach to cancer pain...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2021

New! Physical and Cognitive Treatment 26 min.

Focusing on non-pharmacological approaches to pain management, this program presents an overview of complementary medicine. It discusses the differences between invasive and non-invasive modalities; presents specific techniques, such as hot and cold, TENS, massage, and vibration; and reviews cognitive-behavioral therapies related to pain management.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2021

New! Preventing and Managing Complications 17 min.

Even though nurses may have the skills to work with patients receiving procedural sedation, they need to anticipate complications that may arise with the administration of the medications used, as well as manage any symptoms the patient may develop. This program describes the potential sequelae and actions to be taken to avoid poor patient outcome, including the use of oxygen, fluid boluses, and...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2021