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81.

The History of Medical Imaging [electronic resource]

Over the past century, Nobel Prize-winning scientists and doctors have worked untiringly to develop and fine-tune highly effective medical imaging equipment-tools that play a vital role in diagnosis and treatment. Combining rarely seen archival footage, interviews with imaging specialists, and incredible medical images, this program highlights milestones in X-ray scanning, magnetic resonance imaging, ultrasound, and nuclear imaging. Filmed on location throughout Europe and the United States.
Online
2007; 2006
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Travel Medicine [electronic resource]: Be Prepared

Travel abroad and even within the U.S. poses special health risks. In this program, Bradley Connor, of the International Society of Travel Medicine; Phyllis Kozarsky, of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; and others offer advice on protection from illness while traveling. Suggested pre-trip preparations include determining destination-specific health risks, obtaining requisite vaccinations, making a travel health kit, and creating a medical safety net at the destination, in case illness should strike. Information on venous thromboembolism, a risk factor of air travel, and health tips specifically for trips to developing countries are included.
Online
2007
83.

Migraines [electronic resource]

In terms of lost and reduced productivity, migraines cost U.S. employers more than
Online
2007
84.

Dirty Doctors [electronic resource]: Hygiene in the Hospital

Every year, hundreds of thousands of unsuspecting patients develop an infection during a hospital stay. Using hidden cameras, this program ventures into supposedly state-of-the-art hospitals and exposes procedural lapses that place lives at risk. Dr. Michael Gardam, director of the University Health Network's Infection Prevention Unit in Toronto, shows viewers how easily microbes can be spread and points to physicians as frequently negligent agents of MRSA and other illnesses. Case studies include a former athlete whose agility and strength are gone and a woman who contracted a paralyzing infection while giving birth. The program also illustrates methods for improving conditions and procedures.
Online
2009; 2007
85.

Lyme Disease [electronic resource]

With wild deer and deer ticks increasingly common in suburban areas, Lyme disease has become a serious public health threat. This program familiarizes viewers with the symptoms of and treatments for Lyme disease, while providing additional information on how to prevent deer tick bites. Case studies feature a woman hospitalized with the illness after sustaining a tick bite hidden in her hair, and two patients who both contracted Lyme disease from deer ticks yet experienced widely varying symptoms and effects. The program includes the expert commentary of two authorities on Lyme disease: Dr Leila Zackrison, a rheumatologist, and Dr. Gary Manko, an internist.
Online
2009; 2007
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Common Childhood Illnesses [electronic resource]: Diagnosis and Treatment

At some point in their young lives, children will probably come down with a cold, a stomach upset, an earache, pinkeye, or the flu. Drawing upon the knowledge and insights of two pediatricians, a pediatric nurse, and parents with a lot of hands-on experience, this program will show viewers how to identify and deal with those common childhood illnesses-and reduce the likelihood of future reinfection, too.
Online
2009; 2008
87.

Oral Assessment and Dental Diseases in the Elderly [electronic resource]

Proper dental evaluations and hygiene are vital aspects of caring for an elderly client. Neglecting signs of oral health puts patients at risk for heart disease as well as more common problems like halitosis and bad breath, which can be embarrassing and could cause social and psychological problems. This program discusses specific conditions and diseases of the mouth, provides nursing and health care assistants with the procedures necessary for completing an oral exam, and presents ways to take action against oral problems. Viewers will learn how to recognize and manage a wide range of dental issues, including sores, dry mouth, problematic dentures, and oral cancer.
Online
2007
88.

Improving Your Observation and Documentation Skills in Nursing [electronic resource]

Careful observation is vital to being an effective part of a health care team, helping all team members provide better care for the client and ensuring a reliable medical record. This program focuses on knowing how to make good objective observations, gathering the client's subjective input, and reporting and recording all pertinent information. It shows how to use sight, hearing, smell, and touch; interpret body language; and document observations correctly. Nursing assistants and home health aides will learn how to become more generally attuned to client needs and more familiar with the Patient's Bill of Rights-making care of the client more effective and rewarding.
Online
2003
89.

Prevention of Medical Errors [electronic resource]

With the staggering variety of pharmaceuticals available today, training in correct drug administration is more important than ever. This program serves to build skills and awareness that will ensure the safe and accurate administration of medicines by health care personnel, as well as by the layperson. It examines factors that lead to medication errors, explores methods of prevention, and features educational guidelines that help clarify best practices. It also illustrates basic drug administration procedures. Viewers learn about pharmacokinetics, drug classifications, detailed and accurate reporting, special populations, patient/family teaching, common abbreviations of drug names, standard systems of dosage and measurement, and more.
Online
2006
90.

Infection Control in the Long-Term Care Facility [electronic resource]

A disturbing irony of institutional medicine is that hospitals and other health care facilities are hotbeds of microbial infection. This program demonstrates measures that help protect patients and reduce the spread of harmful germs. Showing how and why long-term care residents are highly susceptible to infection, the video lays out clear objectives and strategies designed to cut down, if not wholly eliminate, a profusion of urinary tract, respiratory tract, and soft tissue infections. These include thorough hand-washing techniques, sanitary laundry and meal management, proper care of catheters and other medical equipment, and increased awareness of a patient's mobility, cognition, and communication challenges.
Online
2003
91.

Bio-Terrorism [electronic resource]: Information for the Health Care Professional

In an increasingly dangerous age, nurses and other health care personnel are vital figures in defending against a terrorist attack, especially one involving biological weapons. Incorporating key protocols from the Centers for Disease Control, this program provides information on dealing with the immediate health impact of a bioterrorist act. Viewers learn about the origins, incubation times, signs and symptoms, modes of transmission, and recommended treatments for "Class A" microbes or biological agents-those that are deemed a particular threat to public safety. These include anthrax, botulism, plague, smallpox, tularemia, and viral hemorrhagic fever.
Online
2004
92.

Health Risks to the World's Young [electronic resource]

The UN's Convention on the Rights of the Child was meant to establish the fundamental right of those 18 and below to a life free from exploitation and preventable adverse conditions. However, there are still many factors that pose risks to the health of the young, in both the developing world and industrialized countries. This program examines the most prominent of these risks: early pregnancy and childbirth, HIV/AIDS, malnutrition, mental illness, smoking, alcohol abuse, and violence. With insights from experts in each field, the video takes a non-alarmist approach that focuses on the facts.
Online
2011
93.

Recognizing Child Abuse [electronic resource]: Physical Abuse

After watching this program, viewers will be able to identify many of the specific symptoms of physical abuse, describe the responsibility that professionals have in identifying and reporting abuse, understand the context and prevalence of child abuse in society, describe some of the behaviors that abusers can exhibit when communicating with caregivers, and discuss some of the behaviors that children may exhibit that are indicative of an abused child. Evidence of physical abuse-soft-tissue injuries, skeletal injuries, head injuries, abdominal injuries, and inflicted traumatic brain injuries-are illustrated in detail.
Online
2008
94.

Recognizing Child Abuse [electronic resource]: Sexual Abuse

After watching this program, viewers will be able to identify the acts and behaviors that are considered sexual abuse, describe the responsibility that professionals have in identifying and reporting sexual abuse, understand the context and prevalence of sexual abuse in society, describe some of the behaviors that abusers may exhibit when communicating with caregivers, and discuss some of the behaviors that children may exhibit that could be indicative of a sexual abuse. Incest, molestation, exhibitionism, child pornography, and child prostitution are covered, with specific emphasis on methods used by abusers to pressure children into sexual activity.
Online
2008
95.

Unmasking the Mystery of Acromagaly [electronic resource]

Acromegaly is a hormonal disorder that results when the pituitary gland produces excess growth hormone in adults. As this program reveals, the name acromegaly comes from the Greek words for "extremities" and "enlargement" and reflects one of its most common symptoms - the abnormal growth of the hands and feet. The symptoms of acromegaly can vary and they develop gradually over time; therefore, a diagnosis of this condition may be difficult. Once recognized, acromegaly is treatable in most patients, but because of its slow onset, it frequently is not diagnosed correctly. If left untreated, acromegaly can lead to serious illness - including cardiovascular disease and diabetes - and premature death.
Online
2007
96.

Bone Marrow Transplants [electronic resource]: Serious Anti-Cancer Therapy

A bone marrow transplant is a medical procedure that can be used to cure diseases once thought incurable - especially certain cancers of the blood. Since its first successful use in the late 1960s, thousands of people have undergone bone marrow transplantation. But as successful as this procedure can be, it has significant side effects and the recovery process can be difficult. This program takes an in-depth look at how the procedure works to treat diseases like leukemia, multiple myeloma, and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. It explores the different types of bone marrow transplants and shows the role stem cells play. It also features interviews with patients who have had bone marrow transplants; they give advice to others who may be considering this potentially life-saving procedure.
Online
2011
97.

Innovative Approaches to Treating MS [electronic resource]

The Pacific Northwest has one of the highest rates of multiple sclerosis (MS) in the world. In this program, the crew heads to Seattle to learn more about this mysterious and unpredictable illness, which can interfere with anything from muscle control to vision to concentration. While no one is sure what causes MS, researchers have determined how it inflicts its damage. This discovery has sparked exciting new strategies for slowing the progression of MS.
Online
2008
98.

Managing Chronic Pain [electronic resource]

Everyone feels physical discomfort at some point in their lives. But for 50 million Americans, pain is an agonizing part of each day. Described by experts as a silent epidemic, chronic pain is the leading cause of adult disability in the United States. It has numerous causes and can affect anyone, regardless of age, gender, or race. However, with the help of caring specialists, patients can learn to manage their pain and regain control of their lives. This program discusses some of the treatment options that are bringing relief to thousands of chronic-pain sufferers. Medical breakthroughs are leading to novel therapies, providing even more hope for people with chronic pain.
Online
2008
99.

Nurses at Risk [electronic resource]

The demands of nursing can affect an individual physically, mentally, and emotionally. This program is designed to teach nursing staff members how to cope with the unique demands of their duties, examining specific stressors and highlighting strategies nurses can use to decrease the possibility of stress-related disorders. Identifying negative coping mechanisms commonly used by nursing personnel, the video discusses their health impact and describes positive stress-management techniques. Viewers learn to recognize characteristics commonly associated with a co-dependent personality and how those characteristics could manifest in a co-dependent nurse. Safety and security issues and their corresponding protective measures are also explored.
Online
2006
100.

Patient Safety [electronic resource]: Protecting Yourself in the Hospital

Hospitals should be places of help and healing, but it doesn't always work out that way. Health care providers and patients need to work together to make the hospital a safer place. This program helps people understand what could go wrong in the hospital and how they can reduce the risk of contracting a hospital-acquired infection. The program will also inform patients about what information they should get before they head home after a hospital stay.
Online
2008