Wherever people need wellness services, acute care for an illness or injury, or medical support when bedridden or shut-in, nurses are standing by. This video introduces students to the rewarding career of nursing, the largest health care profession in America. View Video.
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. View Video.
Legal and ethical policies are becoming more and more complicated in the medical field, and their impact on today’s health care provider is an essential topic in nurse training. This four-part series serves as a guide to standardized codes of ethics in the nursing profession. Following a helpful introductory program, each subsequent episode examines a specific provision in the American Nurses Association Code of Ethics. Eye-opening scenarios and detailed expert commentary are included throughout. 4-part series, 16-22 minutes each. View Video.
Progressing from the late 18th century to the present day, this program offers a capsule summary of nursing in America. The tireless work of the U.S. Army and Navy nursing corps, the American Red Cross, and the countless nurses affiliated with hospitals and other organizations is celebrated while honoring the courage and self-sacrifice of those who put themselves in harm’s way in order to help the helpless. Dorothea Dix, Clara Barton, Harriet Tubman, Sojourner Truth, Clara Maass, Lillian Wald, and Lavinia Dock are only a few of the nurses singled out by history—and this video—for special commendation. Inspiring! Useful in both academic and career guidance contexts. A Medcom-Trainex production. (6 minutes.)
Although it requires far less time and training, the job of physician assistant, or PA, brings with it many of the challenges and rewards of being a doctor. This program explores the responsibilities of the PA, the skills and personality traits needed to become one, and the financial and personal advantages that most people in the position enjoy. Including interviews with both young and veteran PAs, the program describes their rigorous training and their typical duties, such as performing preliminary exams for the supervising physician and providing diagnoses or prescriptions with no help from a doctor. The opportunity to work in a variety of clinical settings and help patients of all backgrounds is also emphasized. Students are urged to get started early by taking the right high school courses and volunteering at clinics and hospitals. A viewable/printable instructor’s guide is available online. A Meridian Production. (23 minutes)