Debra Wertheimer, MD
Interviews and Vignettes
$150 Purchase Price
Recognizing and Preventing Emergencies
In this DVD filmed on-location in a nursing home, Debra Wertheimer, MD presents actual residents who describe the symptoms they have experienced to a group of nursing assistants. In interactive discussions, nursing assistants consider these symptoms which indicate potential emergencies. Topics include: signs and symptoms of heart attacks, strokes, choking and hypoglycemia and the essential actions which must be taken immediately when these symptoms are observed. The importance of taking vital signs is emphasized as is the importance of observing things like change in skin color, sweating, change in mental status and reporting of pain.
This is an essential program for all nursing assistants and students training for careers in long term care. It is unique in that it presents actual residents describing their symptoms related to medical emergencies. And of vital importance, Dr. Wertheimer works with nursing assistants to recognize emergencies by developing their skills in observation and reviewing with them the importance and relevance of vital signs.
Topics: observation, stroke, heart attack, choking, hypoglycemia, emergency procedures, safety standards
Audience: Nursing assistants working in long-term care, assisted living and adult day care. Allied health professionals in training.
This program is part of the “Basic Care Guide for the Elderly” series.
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