If a neck injury is suspected and the victim is on their back you can use the jaw thrust technique to open the airway. Place your fingers behind the angle of the lower jaw and move it upward. At the same time, use your thumbs to slightly open the mouth. Open the airway when a neck injury is suspected.
Bandaging an injured elbow is simply logical: if you physically compress the area, it won't be able to swell as it might if left to its own devices. It's also a pretty simple process.
Taping fingers is good for minor injuries of the middle joint because taping supports the injured area without preventing motion. Learn how to tape fingers and stay fit in this sports medicine video. Take action: injuring the middle joints of fingers is common, try to support above and below joint but allow flexibility in the joint, check for deformities, while ice and anti-inflammatories can help. Mike Vera, the instructor in this how-to video from Live Strong, is an athletic trainer the Rog...
In this tutorial, we learn tips from roadies. If you experience a nosebleed and don't know how to handle it, there is a very simple way to cure it. First, take a long string and tie it around the middle of your hand a few times until it's tight. Then, make a fist with your hand and squeeze for two minutes. By the time the two minutes is up, your nosebleed should have subsided. Another tip, is for when you have hiccups. First, take a pen and press it on the inside of the ear. After a few secon...
The aim of CPR is to preserve life by maintaining an adequate supply of oxygen to the heart and brain. Effective CPR prolongs a person's chance of survival until either a defibrillator arrives and can be used to shock the heart back into its normal rhythm or advanced professional life support is available. This how-to video shows you how to use a portable CPR Ezy when someone you know is suffering from a heart attack. This medical device helps you perform CPR on a victim in a constant rhythm.
Learn the procedure for performing a bimanual pelvic exam of a female.
Use the abdominal thrust technique on a child with an obstructed airway. Infants are more fragile. Put the infant face down on one arm and rest your arm on your thigh. Administer 5 back blows between the infants shoulder blades. Turn infant over and administer 5 chest thrusts in the middle of the sternum. Repeat until airway is clear. Clear an obstructed airway on a child or infant.
What is a burn? It's a form of injury to body tissues which is caused by heat, corrosive substances or friction. There is another form of burn, which is known as scald; it results from exposure to hot water or steam.
In this tutorial, we learn how to draw blood from an arterial line. First, you will need a catheter, tubing, regular iv tubing, 10 cc syringe, transducer, fluid bag, and iv saline bag. First, waste a couple ml's of blood by turning the stock cock off to the system and draw back a couple liters of blood. After this, turn the stock cock off the syringe and take out the syringe, then add a new one. Now, take your sample of blood and draw out 5 ml of new blood. Take out the syringe, then cap it a...
PICC stands for a peripherally inserted central catheter, and is usually inserted somewhere in your patient's uppper arm, giving access to the larger veins in the chest region. PICC lines are often desirable because they are the least risky way of giving central access to the veins near the heart, especially when your patient will need to have one for an extended period of time. This tutorial shows you everything you'll need to know about how to properly and safely insert a PICC line into you...
Don't let the fear of those red, itchy mosquito bites keep you from enjoying the outdoors this summer. Even if your mosquito repellant doesn't work and you end up getting bitten there are some easy household items that will alleviate any discomfort.
Learn the procedure for giving a basic eye exam.
No one can escape the wrath of fire. Eery living person will experience some sort of burn during their lifespan, from scalds to third degree burns. Burns and scalds are among the most common injuries requiring emergency treatment in hospitals, but would you know what to do if a friend or family member, maybe even a stranger, burned themselves badly? Could you help?
During CPR make sure you check for breathing.There are three things to remember: look for the patients rise of the chest,listen for the sound of air in and out, and feel for air on the side of your face. Check breathing during CPR.
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Bandaging an injury correctly will speed up recovery. Our expert shows the best way to protect a limb as it heals. Bandage an elbow properly.
If you've just been shot but can't be bothered with a trip to the hospital you may want to know how to remove a bullet yourself. Learn how to remove the bullet as well as clean and cauterize, and bandage the wound.
Choking is scary in any situation, but it's exponentially worse when there's no one around to perform the Heimlich maneuver. Even more so when there aren't any chairs or countertops anywhere. Fortunately, fire medic Jeff Rehman has a great method for saving your own life when things get desperate. Best of all—it requires nothing more than a solid floor.
Studying to be a nurse? Then here is a nursing how-to video that teaches you how to change a gown on patient who as an IV pump. Every nurse should know the basics of this technique, follow along and see how easy it is to to change a gown without disconnecting the IV pump. These medical tips are sure to help you pass your nursing exam with flying colors. Have your RN or instructor help you change an patients gown who has an IV pump. Watch and learn how to do this technique with an IV gown and ...
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Many lacerations feature skin flaps dangling from the wound, begging to be reattached. It is very challenging to suture such a wound and reattach the skin without causing it to bunch up or hang too loosely. This medical demonstration video features a doctor explaining how to do just that, performing a flap suture quickly and efficiently.
Bandaging an injury too tightly can make it worse. Master this simple art correctly and make sure your first aid leads to fast healing. This video shows you how to check circulation after Bandaging. Check circulation after bandaging.
Here's some first aid tips on how to control bleeding from a cut to the palm of the hand, before seeking medical advice. Control bleeding from a hand cut.
When a wound is particularly messy or has been sutured improperly, a dog ear can form. A dog ear is a flap of skin that does not fit cleanly into the suturing of the rest of the wound. This video features a doctor explaining how to suture a dog ear properly. One handy tip: if you lengthen the laceration away from the dog ear, the skin will hang looser and be easier to suture. Counterintuitive, but effective.
The vertical mattress suture is one of the most common stitches used in Western medicine. this video features a demonstration of a vertical mattress suture on a big legs. This video will make a handy reference for any medical, veterinary, or nursing student looking to improve their suturing techniques.
An excellent video explaining the basics in how to remove a splinter from your hand. Some great splinter removal tips from sterilizing the tweezers, encouraging bleeding, and applying the plaster. Remove a splinter.
The opthalmoscope is one of most basic tools of the modern opthamologist, and is essential to the diagnosis of the eyes. This five-part video, performed by a medical student, will walk you through the necessary steps in performing fundoscopy or opthamalscopy on a patient, covering talking to the patient, an overview of the equipment, and all of the rest of the information that you will need.
Learn some of the most important things to remember when listening to a patient's lungs.
In this video you will be shown how to clear a conscious infants foreign object in the airway.You need to recognize choking, perform 5 back blows and 5 chest thrusts. Repeat this procedure until object is expelled or infant becomes unconscious. Clear an infant's airway with CPR.
In this video you will use the DOTS system to exam the patient as a first responder.You will start at the head checking for deformity,open injuries,tenderness, and swelling. Do a physical examination of a patient in an emergency.
This video shows the method to suture arterial lines using a curved needle. We will use the new arterial line kit for our demonstration. We will use a curved needle as it is safer than the straight needle. Hold the suture with the hamostat at about sixty percent from the tip of the needle. Do the turn the key method to bring the needle out from the other side. Unclamp it and re-clamp it at the tip of the needle. Continue the turn the key method. Pull the suture up and through. Cut the suture ...
We all make the same mistake at some point. Walking around, minding your own business and then BAM you crush your toe right into a step, a wall, a small raise in the ground. Your toe is broken, you're shouting like a sailor, and your toe now looks like a swollen grape. Don't worry, you don't have to go to the hospital. Instead, check out this great video where you learn how to wrap your broken toe to help it heal.
Check out this tutorial for advice on how to make a long-lasting, reusable ice pack that will not leak for cheap. These ice packs conform to any shape you need, stay cold for a long time, won't burn your skin and won't leak! To top it all off, they cost less than a dollar each! So, keep one of these in your freezer in case of emergency and you're good to go. Toss those pricey, leaky blue packs and opt for this homemade version.
The purse string stitch is one of the more specialized stitches used during surgery: the purse string suture. This suture is used to seal an opening in a hollow organ in the body, like when a feeding tube is being inserted. It is a challenging maneuver, and mostly useful in internal medicine rather than external, but knowing it is essential to several types of surgery.
There are a lot of different types of sutures out there, as any of your doctors, nurses, and medical students know, and performing them properly is a vital part of your job. This video details how to perform a figure of eight suture on a surgical patient. It is definitely made for the professional or student, so please, do not try this at home!
People may collapse unexpectedly for a number of reasons, and people who faint periodically, or those who suffer frequent seizures or from epilepsy need help from others, so it's important that everyone know the proper first aid procedure for saving a collapsed victim casualty.
The last thing you want to do with an injured ankle is to hurt it further by wrapping it up improperly. Fortunately, wrapping an ankle is easy once you know how. And this free video first aid tutorial will show you precisely what you'll need to do. For more information, including detailed, step-by-step instructions, take a look!
Suturing wounds is one of the most important parts of any doctor's job, and learning how to do so should be among the first priorities of any medical student. This three-part video covers all of the basics of suturing a wound in a hospital setting. It features information on infiltrating anesthetic, choosing how many sutures to use, and other techniques.
Watch this instructional medical how-to video to learn how to wrap a bandage correctly. A circular wrap is used to wrap a small body region. First, three to four inches of the appropriate sized gauze wrap is unrolled and placed flat. It is held in place with the thumb of one hand as the bandage is rolled around to provide at least two overlapping layers of bandage. The excess bandage roll is trimmed and the gauze is secured in place with a strip of tape. Wrap a bandage correctly.
Accidents happen at work. This first aid how-to video demonstrates how to access and treat a work related arm laceration. These first aid tips on treating arm lacerations are sure to keep your workers happy and healthy.