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This series addresses the impact of mental health disorders on the delivery of health care in acute care environments. It includes a historical overview of mental health services, the effect of stigma on the delivery of appropriate care, and methods for identifying mental illness. Realistic vignettes are utilized to illustrate safety issues, techniques for working effectively with these patients, the role of the nurse in coordinating care, and effective family interaction. Also available as individual programs.
Titles In This Series:
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Caring for Individuals with Special Needs Series
Increasingly, nurses in acute care hospitals are caring for patients who are admitted for a variety of conditions who present unique care challenges due to cognitive or sensory impairments.
Anatomy: The Skeletal System
Using art and animation, this program provides a thorough, yet entertaining description of the skeletal system.
Aseptic Nursing Technique in the OR: Creating and Maintaining a Sterile Field
The final program in this series focuses on the creation and maintenance of the sterile field. It begins by discussing the criteria for the materials in surgical drapes and the various configurations of these drapes.
Pharmacology and the Healthcare Professional Series
This series provides a comprehensive look at the current understanding and practice standards related to pharmacology.
Anatomy: The Digestive System
The Digestive System begins with a review of the anatomy of the alimentary canal. It then describes how food is converted into a form that can be used by the body for energy and tissue building. Still art and animation are used to enhance the information.
Anatomy: The Circulatory System
This program provides an overview of the circulatory system. It describes how each of its components – including the blood, heart, vasculature, and lymph vessels
Anatomy: The Respiratory System
This program provides a description of the respiratory system, including the anatomy and physiology of the upper and lower airways
Aseptic Nursing Technique at the Bedside: The Sterile Field
In this program, the creation and maintenance of a sterile field at the bedside is discussed and demonstrated.
Procedural Sedation Series
Conscious sedation is the condition produced by the administration of a drug or combination of drugs with the intent to sedate during diagnostic and therapeutic procedures
Anatomy: The Endocrine System
This program discusses various aspects of the endocrine system including the pituitary gland, the hypothalamus, the pineal gland, the thyroid gland.