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61.

Professional Career Tools [electronic resource]: A Survival Guide

This video is an excellent primer on professional conduct for health care practitioners, with regard to both seeking/applying for a position and optimally performing one's role. Divided into two parts, the program first deals with job search and interview techniques; the second part then focuses on establishing sound personal health practices, increasing awareness of body language, learning the principles of stress management, developing time management skills, and setting priorities. Valuable information for the beginning health care professional.
Online
2011
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Living and Breathing [electronic resource]: Coping With LAM and Other Chronic Illnesses

Faced with a life-threatening chronic ailment, it's natural for patients to grieve over lost health, lost joys, lost possibilities. But some people simply refuse to let illness define their lives. They fight back by taking a proactive approach to medical treatment, and, perhaps more importantly, by insisting that their career goals and personal lives remain top priorities. In this film, women of various backgrounds and nationalities learn to cope with lymphangioleiomyomatosis, or LAM-a rare and eventually fatal lung disease that typically afflicts female, childbearing-age patients. Trained as a social scientist, Amy Farber used her in-depth knowledge and connections in the American medical community to create a LAM-focused research organization. British author and philosophy lecturer [...]
Online
2011
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The Multiple Sclerosis Revolution [electronic resource]

While multiple sclerosis is relatively common, it remains a mysterious disease that can be difficult to detect early, and one which can leave its victims with lifelong, devastating consequences. Nearly 400,000 Americans live with MS and it is believed to affect as many as 2.5 million people worldwide. But recent breakthroughs in the understanding of MS have dramatically transformed the way the illness is viewed by the medical community. This program explains how new findings about multiple sclerosis are leading to the development of innovative treatments and the promise of a better life for patients.
Online
2012
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TEDTalks [electronic resource]: Lucien Engelen - Crowdsource Your Health

You can use your smartphone to find a local ATM, but what if you need a defibrillator? In this TEDTalk, Lucien Engelen shows us online innovations that are changing the way we save lives, including a crowdsourced map of local defibrillators. Engelen is a technologist and innovator who is working to put patients into the health care team.
Online
2012
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TEDTalks [electronic resource]: Atul Gawande - How Do We Heal Medicine?

Our medical systems are broken. Doctors are capable of extraordinary (and expensive) treatments, but they are losing their core focus: actually treating people. In this TEDTalk, doctor and writer Atul Gawande suggests we take a step back and look at new ways to do medicine - with fewer cowboys and more pit crews.
Online
2012
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Life and Death [electronic resource]: Medical Ethics of the Schiavo Case

Many who followed the Terri Schiavo case struggled to make sense of the flurry of opinions it generated. This NewsHour program, recorded during the last days of Terri Schiavo's life, presents two opposing yet thoroughly reasoned perspectives on the issues. Beth Israel Medical Center neurologist Dr. Russell Portenov explains the medical justification for removing the feeding tube, while Dr. Robert George, professor of jurisprudence at Princeton University and a member of the President's Council on Bioethics, raises legal and moral questions surrounding the decision. Keeping its focus on the Schiavo controversy, the program also explores implications for other potential end-of-life situations.
Online
2005
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The Case for HIPAA Risk Assessments [electronic resource]

A comprehensive security risk assessment is an important and necessary strategy for health care organizations in identifying gaps in their privacy and security environments. Though risk assessments alone do not directly mitigate data breaches, they can help to significantly decrease risk exposure by enabling an organization to know exactly where its protected health information resides and how it is handled. This program covers the reasons for a HIPAA risk assessment, explores both HITECH and HIPAA enforcement, and considers real-world examples of mistakes made by covered entities and what it cost them. Designated for 3 contact hours of continuing nursing education.
Online
2012
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The Auditors Are Coming [electronic resource]: How to Prepare for an OCR Audit

All health care practitioners now face HIPAA-HITECH enforcement. Many experience the HITECH-mandated Office for Civil Rights (OCR) audits as intimidating, nerve-racking, and in other ways stressful. This program empowers practitioners with vital information as they prepare for the inevitable audit. Attorney James M. Barclay provides an insightful look at the OCR audit process by covering the following topics: reasons for self-audits, sources that generate an audit, how to form an audit team (and who should be on it), the categories of an audit, what the audit team will look for, the steps involved in conducting an audit, documentation requirements, and the review process of an OCR audit. Finally, Barclay walks viewers through one portion of an actual OCR audit.
Online
2012
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Assisting the Patient With Self-Administration of Medication [electronic resource]

Designed for assisted living facilities and nursing homes alike, this important program reviews the role of the nursing assistant in helping residents with self-medication. The most common routes of medication administration are also addressed. Designated for 4 contact hours of continuing nursing education.
Online
2009
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Proper Transfer Techniques for the Health Care Professional [electronic resource]

This program focuses on safe transfer techniques for health care assistants. After demonstrating the use of good body mechanics for professionals, the video teaches the correct use of assistive devices for promoting patient mobility. Designated for 2 contact hours of continuing nursing education.
Online
2011
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Competent Care in a Culturally Diverse Nation [electronic resource]

Culturally competent care adapts care interventions to the cultural needs and preferences (ethnic and religious beliefs, values, and practices) of diverse clients. This program provides practical and effective methods for recognizing and dealing with the particular needs of clients coming from different cultures. Designated for 3 contact hours of continuing nursing education.
Online
2012
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Documentation and Legal Apects for CNAs [electronic resource]

Certified nursing assistants may encounter a range of documentation and legal problems on a daily basis. This program aims to provide CNAs with the essential dos and dont's of the most common types of documentation and legal situations. Designated for 3 contact hours of continuing nursing education.
Online
2011
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No Place Like Home [electronic resource]: Management of the Client's Home

Household management is a skill that everyone should know. Everyday activities such as home organization, housecleaning, laundry, and chores are essential for a happy home life, but these can all be daunting when one is first starting out. Designed for health care professionals who regularly visit clients' homes and help in daily living routines, this program demonstrates how to conduct a home safety check, how to establish relationships with a client and their family, and basic meal preparation and safety. Driving home the importance of both home organizational and interpersonal skills, the video provides real-world examples in an easy-to-understand format to help professionals bring outstanding care to their clients. Meets Florida state requirements for nursing home staff. Designat [...]
Online
2012
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Mother India [electronic resource]: Stories From a Hyderabad Fertility Clinic

After eight years of marriage, Jhuma and her husband, Niladri, have not been able to conceive, and they are becoming desperate. They've decided to travel to Hyderabad, capital of India's medical and pharmaceutical industry and the home of several thriving assisted fertility clinics. This film follows the Indian couple through their clinical and emotional struggle to overcome, as they see it, the "curse" of childlessness. Viewers also meet a feisty female doctor whose fertility clinics are amazingly lucrative, as well as another couple facing their own childbearing dilemma - whether or not surrogate motherhood is morally acceptable, especially when it is performed for large sums of money. Candid and often heartbreaking, this is an intimate portrait of a universal human problem embroil [...]
Online
2012
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Access to the Danger Zone [electronic resource]

In conflict zones far from the eyes of the world it is the wounded and the sick that struggle to survive. But as the lines between aid workers and military become blurred, as NGOs are increasingly attacked, the rules that protect the innocent and injured are breaking down. The confused relations between military and NGOs introduce ever more suffering into the hell that is war. An intelligent and fascinating insight into the politics of war zone aid.
Online
2012
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3-D Heart Models Help Save Children's Lives [electronic resource]

Biomedical engineers created a 3-D model of the heart to aid pediatric surgery.
Online
2013
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Art of Diagnosis [electronic resource]

Imagine having a condition that cannot be diagnosed for months or years. How do doctors find the answer to an elusive disease, and what role does the patient play in finding the cause? (27 minutes)
Online
2009
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Bariatric Surgery [electronic resource]

Two-thirds of Americans are obese. Some people call it an epidemic. While diets and pills fail, gastric bypass surgery has swept the nation as the magic bullet for weight loss. Is this solution as simple as it seems? Second Opinion takes and in-depth look at the pros and cons of this surgery.
Online
2006
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Breast Reconstruction [electronic resource]

Treatment for breast cancer can be both physically and emotionally overwhelming. While having reconstructive surgery is a personal choice, knowing the options can help patients better prepare for the future.
Online
2010
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Caregiver Burnout [electronic resource]

While family caregivers give of themselves out of love, there are real physical, emotional and financial costs associated with caregiving. As we live longer and caregiving becomes a bigger issue in the U.S., learn what can be done to help our caregiving community.
Online
2008