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Blood Collection for Medical Assistants 72 min.

This series teaches the basics of phlebotomy for medical assistants, discussing anatomy and physiology, procedures, and special considerations for different patient groups.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2021

Blood Collection for Medical Assistants: Anatomy and Physiology (2021 edition) 21 min.

Designed for training medical assistants, this program reviews anatomic and physiologic considerations related to phlebotomy and examines the most common blood tests. It discusses the five types of blood vessels, three preferred venipuncture sites, three elements found in the blood, the four blood types, and seven common blood tests.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2021

Blood Collection for Medical Assistants: Performing Phlebotomy (2021 edition) 31 min.

Phlebotomy is the collection of blood, which is done to assess person’s state of health, diagnose pathology, treat certain hematologic diseases, and for the collection of blood products like plasma. This program teaches medical assistants how to perform venipuncture, troubleshoot problems with gaining venous access, and recognize common complications. It reviews proper labeling, preparation proced...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2021

Blood Collection for Medical Assistants: Special Considerations (2021 edition) 23 min.

Designed for training medical assistants, this program focuses on special considerations when performing phlebotomy on specific populations, including pediatric patients, the elderly, women who have had mastectomies, patients who are obese, and those who have needle phobia. It discusses the volume of blood at different developmental stages, shows techniques for alleviating stress of venipuncture,...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2021

National Patient Safety Goals for Long-Term Care (2021 edition) 16 min.

Medical errors continue to be recognized as a significant cause of thousands of unnecessary injuries and deaths in the United States. As part of the general response aimed at reducing medical errors, resident safety has taken on a more critical role. This program provides nurses and other healthcare professionals with an understanding of the Joint Commission’s National Patient Safety Goals for lon...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2021

The Nursing Assistant: Infection Control 13 min.

Because of frail health and a declining immune system, many elderly residents are more susceptible to infections; for example, urinary tract infections or respiratory infections such as colds or pneumonia. Infection control practices as simple as hand washing can help prevent the spread of illnesses such as these. A disease or infection acquired by a resident may result in discomfort, pain, or eve...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2021

The Nursing Assistant: Positioning Techniques 12 min.

Proper body alignment not only allows patients and residents to feel more comfortable, but it is important to relieve strain, increase circulation, and prevent deformities and complications such as contractures and pressure sores. Nursing assistants need to develop the skills to position those who are bedridden using assistive devices while following the principles of good body mechanics to avoid...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2021

The Nursing Assistant: Techniques in Toileting and Incontinent Care 19 min.

Nursing assistants need to learn how to provide sensitive and supportive care with toileting in a way that lessens the embarrassment and discomfort of the patient. This program demonstrates the techniques to assist with this very private but necessary personal activity, showing how to offer a bedpan or urinal, assist with use of a portable bedside commode, help an individual use the toilet, change...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2021

The Nursing Assistant: Transfer and Ambulation Skills 16 min.

Care providers often assist persons with impaired mobility to walk and move to wheelchairs, toilets, and beds. This program teaches nursing assistants how to assist with transfer and ambulation in a way the protects the safety of both patient and healthcare provider. It demonstrates how to perform a pivot transfer from bed to wheelchair and back, a pivot transfer from wheelchair to toilet and back...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2021

The Nursing Assistant: Understanding Abuse and Neglect 19 min.

Frail health and mental impairments can leave a nursing home resident powerless against abusive behavior and neglect. Situations in which residents are physically or emotionally mistreated usually take place when a caregiver becomes angry or impatient, or tries to control a resident by force. When a nursing home admits a resident, the facility and its staff become responsible for his or her safety...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2021