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Mastering Lab Interpretation and the Implications for Patient Care — A Lecture 366 min.

Teaching healthcare workers to be clinicians and not just technicians, this video seminar examines different types of laboratory tests, discusses how they are administered, and considers their interpretation. It looks at the basic metabolic profile, the comprehensive metabolic panel, CBC with differential, tests for acute renal failure, cardiac labs, coagulation and thrombotic risk panels, urinaly...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2017

Pharmacodynamics: What a Drug Does to the Body 21 min.

Describing three mechanisms of drug action, this video examines seven types of medication regimes. It outlines signs and symptoms related to adverse drug reactions and interactions, defines therapeutic range/index, and differentiates among drug-drug, food-drug, additive, synergistic, antagonistic, and incompatibility interactions.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2017

Pharmacokinetics: What the Body Does to a Drug 20 min.

Explaining the concept of drug half life, this video looks at steady-state, peak, trough, and duration. It describes the process of drug absorption, discusses how the first pass effect impacts medication levels, looks at the possible effects of taking multiple medications, and compares such medication delivery methods as enteral, parenteral, topical, and inhalation. The video also considers the im...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2017

Pharmacology and the Healthcare Process 18 min.

Discussing common causes of medication errors, this video teaches how to perform a patient medication assessment and reconciliation. It explains how a patient's age affects response to medications, defines the term polypharmacy, lists four criteria for setting patient care goals. The video also shows how to properly document medication administration.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2017

Principles of Pharmacology 17 min.

This video discusses the concept of therapeutic equivalence; explains the differences among pharmaceutics, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and pharmacognosy; and examines the phases of drug action. It outlines the effects of enterohepatic recirculation, differentiates between drug actions and effects, and describes differences in absorption rates of different types of oral medications. It also...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2017

Acute Coronary Syndrome: A Nursing Perspective 83 min.

This four-part series provides a comprehensive view of the care nurses need to provide to individuals with acute coronary syndrome in inpatient and outpatient settings.  The patients are then followed during their post-procedure period as well as during cardiac rehabilitation.  In addition, there is an emphasis on the need for and value of patient and family education.  Animation and real-time vid...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2017

Anatomy Review and Antianginals 18 min.

Examining the basic physiology of the cardiovascular system and the factors that affect the heart's ability to pump blood, this video discusses the roles of inotropic and chronotropic medications. It looks at the symptoms and causes of angina and presents indications and contraindications for using nitrates, beta blockers, and calcium channel blockers.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2017

Antiarrhythmic Agents 1 12 min.

Looking at the electrophysiologial properties of the heart, this video describes the polarization-depolarization-repolarization cycle of a cardiac cell. It compares and contrasts the pacemaker functions of the SA node, the AV node, and the Purkinje fibers and considers the phenomenon of reentry.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2017

Antiarrhythmic Agents 2 20 min.

This video examines four categories of antiarrhythmic medications in the Vaughn-Williams classifications. It defines pro-arrhythmic effects, looks at possible side effects of amiodarone, and describes the effects and administration of adenosine in the treatment of paroxysmal superventricular tachycardia.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2017

Antihypertensives and Anticoagulants 22 min.

Detailing four conditions that can lead to a diagnosis of hypertension, this video examines actions, indications, and contraindications for such antihypertensive drugs as ACE inhibitors and ARBs, beta blockers, calcium channel blockers, and central adrenergic inhibitors. It also explores when to use and not to use such anticoagulants as warfarin, heparin, and antiplatelet agents.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2017