Emergency Medicine DVDs

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 #2357 Treating Medical Emergencies
 #29744 What Should I Do? The Basics of First Aid(+$10)
 #1476 Diabetic Emergencies(+$20)
 #1722 The Heimlich Maneuver(+$20)
 #2358 Preventing Injuries(+$20)
 #2660 The First Aid Test(+$20)
 #5374 First Aid: When Seconds Count(+$20)
 #5557 Emergency Professionals(+$20)
 #33056 High Speed Impact: The Hidden Toll(+$20)
 #39413 Emergency 9-1-1(+$20)
 #11893 Burn Center(+$60)
 #30339 The Critical Hour(+$60)
 #1426 Burn Care(+$80)
 #1452 Emergency Medicine(+$80)
 #1477 Treating Blunt Trauma(+$80)
 #1515 Planning for Disaster(+$80)
 #3139 In Case of Emergency(+$80)
 #39567 Gunther's ER: The Anatomy of Medical Emergencies(+$319.9)

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#2357 Emergency Medicine - Treating Medical Emergencies (Run time 26 min.) DVD $69.95

This program from The Doctor Is In covers electrical shock, anaphylactic shock, poisoning, dog bites, automotive accidents, and heart attacks; highlights the danger of high-velocity sports; discusses what should and should not be done at the scene of an accident; and stresses that the primary causes of automobile accidents and injuries are the use of drugs or alcohol and the absence of seat belts. A Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center production. (26 minutes)

#29744 Emergency Medicine - What Should I Do? The Basics of First Aid (Run time 28 min.) DVD $79.95

Knowing what to do until medical assistance arrives is what first aid is all about. This video will prepare viewers to respond safely in emergency situations. Along with CPR and treating for shock, the program shows how to respond to minor injuries such as cuts, burns, sprains, and strains; how to recognize and care for heat and cold injuries; what to do in case of poisoning, bites, or stings; and how to pack a first aid kit with all the essential contents. Taken into consideration in developing the video were the national educational standards and the standards of the National Association for Sport & Physical Education. A Cambridge Educational Production. (28 minutes)

#1476 Emergency Medicine - Diabetic Emergencies (Run time 15 min.) DVD $89.95

This program compares and contrasts two kinds of diabetic emergencies: diabetic coma and insulin shock. It looks at each in terms of symptoms, signs, and the emergency care required. (15 minutes)

#1722 Emergency Medicine - The Heimlich Maneuver (Run time 26 min.) DVD $89.95

This program teaches the viewer how to recognize the signs of choking and what actions to take to remove foreign matter from the victim's airway. Through step-by-step demonstrations, it explains the Heimlich maneuver and how to use it on an adult, child, or infant. (26 minutes)

#2358 Emergency Medicine - Preventing Injuries (Run time 26 min.) DVD $89.95

This program from The Doctor Is In covers the most common areas of danger and makes some very basic points about common sense and risk-taking. Automobile accidents are the principal cause of injury, and wearing seatbelts would prevent a large percentage of deaths; bicycle accidents cause 1,300 deaths annually, most of which could be prevented if the rider were wearing a helmet. The program divides injury prevention into five major categories: wearing seatbelts, using safe toys, care in sports on land and in the water, and winter hazards. It points out that alcohol doesn't mix with boats any more than with cars; discusses safety in helmets and flotation devices; covers the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of hypothermia and the dangers of accidental poisoning in children and adults; and offers a reminder that, in the case of children, no precaution beats supervision. A Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center production. (26 minutes)

#2660 Emergency Medicine - The First Aid Test (Run time 19 min.) DVD $89.95

This program shows some common safety hazards in the home, explains some common accidental injuries, offers suggestions on accident prevention, and stresses the importance of knowing how to perform emergency procedures to help accident victims. It concludes with a safety quiz. (19 minutes)

#5374 Emergency Medicine - First Aid: When Seconds Count (Run time 18 min.) DVD $89.95

This program features the story of a young man whose quick-thinking and preparedness helped him to save the life of a man rendered unconscious in a swimming accident. The water rescue and use of the Heimlich maneuver are described, as well as the many precautions to take when administering first aid, including careful movement of victims to avoid additional injuries to the spine or other areas. The program stresses the importance of first aid knowledge: proper first aid can mean the difference between life and death. (18 minutes)

#5557 Emergency Medicine - Emergency Professionals (Run time 23 min.) DVD $89.95

Fires, serious accidents, toxic chemical spills-emergency situations are becoming more frequent and more complex; at the same time, more sophisticated techniques and better-trained emergency personnel are becoming available. This program describes the technology and expertise of three types of emergency intervention teams: firemen, medical emergency squads, and companies that specialize in toxic spill cleanups. (23 minutes)

#33056 Emergency Medicine - High Speed Impact: The Hidden Toll (Run time 27 min.) DVD $89.95

Fatalities are the most tragic outcome of auto accidents, but in societal terms, injuries involving irreversible brain damage may exact a higher toll. In this program, a team of the auto industry's leading researchers reconstruct an actual side-impact crash to explore what happens to the human brain in a collision. Specialized crash-test dummies, high-speed X-ray cameras, and computer simulations are used to capture crucial information. The dangers of four-wheel drive vehicles, particularly SUVs, are also examined as part of ongoing initiatives to improve design safety. (27 minutes)

#39413 Emergency Medicine - Emergency 9-1-1 (Run time min.) DVD $89.95

Dialing 9-1-1 is simple in itself, but few people are truly ready for a siren-filled ride to the emergency room. This program will help viewers prepare for such a crisis, providing detailed information on when to call 9-1-1, how best to speak with the dispatcher, what to do while waiting for an ambulance, and what to expect upon arrival at the ER. Expert guests include Emergency Medical Services specialist Andrew Brave and Dr. Leigh Vinocur of the American College of Emergency Physicians. The program also reenacts a real-world situation in which an elderly man fell in his home and was unable to reach a telephone. Viewers will gain a better understanding of how seniors and other vulnerable individuals should prepare for medical emergencies. (30 minutes)

#11893 Emergency Medicine - Burn Center (Run time 51 min.) DVD $129.95

About 51,000 Americans are hospitalized annually for burns; they face countless operations, grueling physical therapy, and emotional trauma. Filmed at the University of California San Diego Regional Burn Center, this program takes an in-depth look at actual treatment of contact and electrical burn patients. Specialists demonstrate how to assess burn percentage and severity; induce a coma-like state with drugs called paralytics to ease internal swelling; and prevent kidney failure from massive dehydration. UCSD Burn Center director Dr. John Hansbrough discusses skin grafts, pressure garments, and the use of TransCyte, a renewable skin replacement he developed which the body will not reject. Viewer discretion is advised. Not available in French-speaking Canada. A Discovery Channel Production. (51 minutes)

#30339 Emergency Medicine - The Critical Hour (Run time 51 min.) DVD $129.95

Coined by Dr. R. Adams Cowley, the "golden hour" refers to the first 60 minutes after a severe injury-initiating restorative care in this period means the difference between life and death. This program uses real-time footage and interviews with experts at America's premier emergency center, the University of Maryland's Shock Trauma Unit, to track three men's race against the clock: a police officer shot in the stomach, a construction worker crushed under a truck, and a motorcyclist hit head-on by a car. Along with a computer-animated review of the physiology of uncompensated shock, Drs. Thomas Scalea, the Trauma Unit Director, and Norman McSwain, Tulane University's Chief Trauma Surgeon, discuss the science behind the "golden hour." Viewer discretion is advised. A Discovery Channel Production. (51 minutes)

#1426 Emergency Medicine - Burn Care (Run time 23 min.) DVD $149.95

The chances are one in 70 that an American will be hospitalized for burns during his or her lifetime. This program shows how advancements in the storage of skin and the manufacture of artificial skin are now helping thousands of burn victims avoid disfigurement, and have made possible regionalized treatment of burn injuries. (19 minutes)

#1452 Emergency Medicine - Emergency Medicine (Run time 19 min.) DVD $149.95

This program provides an overview of modern emergency medical care. It traces the history of modern emergency medicine to Vietnam, where thousands of wounded soldiers survived because of fast, effective stabilization and transportation. The program shows how a modern trauma team, equipped to handle the most serious life-threatening conditions, brings a gunshot victim from the street to the operating room in just 12 minutes. In interviews with a trauma surgeon and an emergency room physician, it describes the difference between a Level One trauma center and an emergency room. (19 minutes)

#1477 Emergency Medicine - Treating Blunt Trauma (Run time 15 min.) DVD $149.95

This program focuses on blunt trauma, especially the trauma resulting from motor vehicle accidents, which accounts for half of all trauma-related auto accident deaths in the U.S. Such accidents present special problems because the injuries are usually multiple and severe. This program explores the mechanisms of such injuries, what to look for, and what emergency treatments are called for. (15 minutes)

#1515 Emergency Medicine - Planning for Disaster (Run time 15 min.) DVD $149.95

This program shows a full-scale disaster exercise involving a fire and partial building collapse. Discussions with planners and participants provide insight into preparational emergencies and drills. (15 minutes)

#3139 Emergency Medicine - In Case of Emergency (Run time 19 min.) DVD $149.95

This program explores the conditions under which a patient should seek emergency care-chest or upper abdominal pain, difficulty in breathing, dizziness, weakness or sudden change in vision, severe vomiting-and the care typically available in community hospital emergency rooms. For minor conditions, a trauma center may be the last place to come for treatment, putting the patient at the end of a long line of more seriously injured people; but if an injury or illness is deemed serious and requiring immediate care, the patient should not hesitate to go to the emergency room. (19 minutes)

#39567 Emergency Medicine - Gunther's ER: The Anatomy of Medical Emergencies (Run time min.) DVD $389.85

Famous for his invention of tissue plastination and for his elaborate human dissection exhibits, Gunther von Hagens has turned death into a tool for studying life. In this three-part series, the renowned anatomist uses well-preserved human cadavers to shed light on medical crisis management. Approaching his "patients" in the manner of an emergency room doctor, von Hagens reveals the effects of various injuries and trauma and demonstrates lifesaving measures an ER team would likely take. Viewer discretion is advised. Contains clinically explicit language and demonstrations. 3-part series, 48 minutes each.

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