Medcom Trainex Nurse Education Videos

Overview and objectives for each video

Evidence-Based Practice: What It Is and What It Is Not

Overview: What is evidence-based practice and where does evidence-based practice fit into the professional practice of nursing? This program presents the learner with important concepts about the relationship between nursing practice and nursing research and how evidence-based practice influences decisions, interventions and evaluation of nursing care.

Objectives: After completing this course, the learner should be able to: 

  • Define evidence-based practice 
  • Explain the process for using research to improve patient care 
  • Describe the development of a nursing plan of care using evidence-based practice

Heart Medications: Antiarrhythmic Agents, Part 1

 

Series Overview: The series focuses on the medications used to treat conditions of the cardiovascular system. It begins with an overview of the anatomy and physiology of the heart, followed by an explanation of the affects of chronotropic and inotropic agents. Drug classes used for the treatment of cardiac disorders are discussed as they relate to specific conditions and uses, including angina, hypertension, anticoagulation, heart failure, hyperlipidemia and arrhythmias. Indications, contraindications and possible adverse reactions are included. The segment on antiarrhythmics begins with an overview of the electrophysiologic properties of the heart. Patient teaching regarding the medications as well as signs and symptoms of cardiac disease and adverse drug reactions are covered. Content throughout is enhanced with animated graphics and realistic patient care scenarios.

Video Overview: This program provides an overview and discussion of the electrical properties of the heart as they relate to arrhythmias, which are abnormalities of heart rate or rhythm.  

Objectives: After completing this course, the learner should be able to:  

  • Define arrhythmias and their related conditions.
  • Understand and differentiate the various electrical properties of the heart.
  • Discuss the five phases of depolarization and repolarization.
  • Describe the heart's conduction system, including how and why "reentry" may occur.

Heart Medications: Antiarrhythmic Agents, Part 2

Series Overview: The series focuses on the medications used to treat conditions of the cardiovascular system. It begins with an overview of the anatomy and physiology of the heart, followed by an explanation of the affects of chronotropic and inotropic agents. Drug classes used for the treatment of cardiac disorders are discussed as they relate to specific conditions and uses, including angina, hypertension, anticoagulation, heart failure, hyperlipidemia and arrhythmias. Indications, contraindications and possible adverse reactions are included. The segment on antiarrhythmics begins with an overview of the electrophysiologic properties of the heart. Patient teaching regarding the medications as well as signs and symptoms of cardiac disease and adverse drug reactions are covered. Content throughout is enhanced with animated graphics and realistic patient care scenarios.  

Video Overview: This program provides a detailed overview and discussion of the four classes of antiarrhythmic drugs.  

Objectives: After completing this course, the learner should be able to:  

  • Define arrhythmias and their related conditions.
  • Differentiate the various electrical properties of the heart.
  • Discuss the five phases of depolarization and repolarization.
  • Describe the heart's conduction system, including how and why "reentry" may occur.

Pediatric Pain Management: Understanding Pediatric Pain

Series Overview: The experience of pain is at the same time universal yet unique to every individual. It is a multifaceted subjective experience, so it can be challenging to assess and manage. This is especially true in the pediatric patient population, some of who are not yet verbal. Yet pediatric pain that is not adequately addressed can be detrimental to physical, emotional and academic development. It is critical that healthcare providers be able to evaluate pain in children and provide the means to alleviate it. This series provides nurses and other healthcare professionals with an understanding of pediatric pain and provides an overview of the assessment and treatment techniques used to alleviate it. 

Video Overview: This program provides nurses and other healthcare professionals with an understanding of pediatric pain. 

Objectives: After completing this course, the learner should be able to: 

  • Define types of pain Identify the main misconceptions about pain among pediatric patients 
  • Differentiate between acute, chronic and procedural pain 
  • Distinguish between nociceptive pain and neuropathic pain 
  • Explain the different ways in which children understand, process and express pain

Pediatric Pain Management: Assessing Pediatric Pain

 

Series Overview: The experience of pain is at the same time universal yet unique to every individual. It is a multifaceted subjective experience, so it can be challenging to assess and manage. This is especially true in the pediatric patient population, some of who are not yet verbal. Yet pediatric pain that is not adequately addressed can be detrimental to physical, emotional and academic development. It is critical that healthcare providers be able to evaluate pain in children and provide the means to alleviate it. This series provides nurses and other healthcare professionals with an understanding of pediatric pain and provides an overview of the assessment and treatment techniques used to alleviate it. 

Overview: This program provides an overview of the assessment of pediatric pain. 

Objectives: After completing this course, the learner should be able to: 

  • Describe an evidence-based assessment of pediatric pain 
  • Take a pain history 
  • Explain the use of regular pain evaluations using objective criteria and/or standardized scales 
  • Describe the use of the PQRST mnemonic and other standard methods to assess the child's pain 
  • Use both non-verbal and self-reporting tools to measure a child's pain 
  • Describe physiologic signs of pediatric pain 
  • Utilize behavioral observation scales to assess pediatric pain

Pediatric Physical Assesment: Part 1

Series Overview: Performing a physical assessment on a child can be a challenge and requires healthcare professionals to not only have a solid knowledge-base of the normal growth and development patterns of children, but to also have effective approaches for assessing children of various ages. This series will focus on the technical skills used to perform a head-to-toe well-child evaluation, as well as how to approach and minimize the stress of the youngster during the process. 

Video Overview: An essential part of preventive pediatric medicine is a complete and thorough physical assessment. Pediatric Physical Assessment Part 1 covers the evaluation of external body functions, including assessing physical growth and observing general appearance of the whole person. 

Objectives: After completing this course, the learner should be able to: 

  • Explain the issues to consider when performing a physical examination of a child. 
  • Perform the necessary steps to acquire and record the patient’s health history 
  • Identify key area to assess the pediatric patient’s general appearance 
  • Describe the elements necessary to accurately assess the pediatric patient’s growth

Pediatric Physical Assesment: Part 2

Series Overview: Performing a physical assessment on a child can be a challenge and requires healthcare professionals to not only have a solid knowledge-base of the normal growth and development patterns of children, but to also have effective approaches for assessing children of various ages. This series will focus on the technical skills used to perform a head-to-toe well-child evaluation, as well as how to approach and minimize the stress of the youngster during the process. 

Video Overview: An essential part of preventive pediatric medicine is a complete and thorough physical assessment. Pediatric Physical Assessment Part 2 covers the examination of internal body functions, including the chest and lungs, heart, abdomen, musculoskeletal system and neurological system. The course presents a systematic, step-by step process for performing a complete internal physical exam on a preschool-age child. 

Objectives: After completing this course, the learner should be able to: 

  • Perform an internal exam using the four basic techniques of a physical assessment. 
  • Assess the health of the skin. Assess the health of the eyes, ears, nose and mouth. 
  • Evaluate the thorax, chest and lungs. 
  • Assess the function and health of the heart. 
  • Evaluate the abdomen. 
  • Determine abnormalities of the musculoskeletal system. 
  • Perform a complete neurological assessment.

Respiratory Distress in the Pediatric Patient: Assessment and Intervention

Series Overview: Respiratory pathologies are one of the major problems affecting the health and well being of children. These issues can be due to infection, allergy, trauma, or congenital anomalies. Whatever the cause, if distress is not promptly identified and treated, respiratory failure and even cardiopulmonary arrest can follow. Nurses and other healthcare providers need to understand anatomic and physiologic factors unique to pediatric patients that put them at risk for developing respiratory distress, signs of distress, and potential nursing interventions. 

Video Overview: Respiratory pathologies due to infection, allergy, trauma, or congenital anomalies are one of the major problems affecting the health and well being of children. Signs of distress must be recognized and assessed promptly. If distress is not promptly identified and interventions begun, respiratory failure and even cardiopulmonary arrest can follow. 

Objectives: After completing this course, the learner should be able to: 

  • List important signs of pediatric respiratory distress 
  • List the components of a pediatric respiratory assessment 
  • Identify the differences in signs between mild respiratory distress and moderate to acute respiratory distress 
  • Identify red flags that can indicate acute pediatric distress

Respiratory Distress in the Pediatric Patient: Anatomy, Physiology, and Breath Sounds

Series Overview: Respiratory pathologies are one of the major problems affecting the health and well being of children. These issues can be due to infection, allergy, trauma, or congenital anomalies. Whatever the cause, if distress is not promptly identified and treated, respiratory failure and even cardiopulmonary arrest can follow. Nurses and other healthcare providers need to understand anatomic and physiologic factors unique to pediatric patients that put them at risk for developing respiratory distress, signs of distress, and potential nursing interventions. 

Video Overview: The immature respiratory system is very different from that of an adult. Respiratory pathologies are one of the major problems affecting the health and well being of children. These issues can be due to infection, allergy, trauma, or congenital anomalies. Whatever the cause, if distress is not promptly identified and treated, respiratory failure and even cardiopulmonary arrest can follow. 

Objectives: After completing this course, the learner should be able to: 

  • Describe the differences between an immature respiratory system and an adult's 
  • Identify normal pediatric breath sounds 
  • Identify adventitious pediatric breath sounds and their possible causes

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