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Nursing: Streaming Videos

An introduction to the services and resources for Nursing students at Bristol Community College.

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Bristol Community College Libraries provides access to a collection of streaming videos specific for nursing lab science.  To the left is a brief description of the selected titles and listed below are instructions on how to access.

Please visit the database Films On Demand for further streaming videos on your topic.

Films On Demand videos are accessible on campus and off campus.  If accessing from off campus, use your student ID number (begins with 900) or use the activated barcode on the back of your ID (22777...).  If it is not working please visit the Library at any of the four campuses to activate.

Any questions please email me @ Melanie Johnson.


Kanopy is an on-demand streaming video service for educational institutions that provides students and faculty access to a large collection of films.  In order to access, simply provide your student ID number (900 number).  If there are any issues logging on, simply contact us through the Ask a Librarian page.

Nurses: If Florence could see us now

Nurses play a critical role in our health care system and have touched the lives of just about everyone, sometimes in the most intimate, difficult or joyful moments of the human experience. But most of us know little about what nurses do, or the realities of nursing. Nurses - If Florence Could See Us Now offers a unique look into the complex and challenging world of being a nurse, exploring the many different roles that nurses play and their areas of practice, from the bedside to the board room, and the many ways that nurses impact the lives of others. Filmed on location in 10 states across the country, more then 70 nurses are featured from hospitals, clinics, business, nursing schools and nursing associations, including bedside nurses, nurse practitioners, public health nurses, nurse educators and nurse leaders, among them the Corporate CNO of Kaiser Permanente and the CEO and President of the American Nurses Association. The film would be useful in a wide range of health care, medical, nursing, career development, psychology and sociology classes.

Running Time
94 mins

Nursing (Activities of Daily Living and Client Observations) Client Observations 

This series of 11 videos explores some key client observations a nurse will undertake throughout their career, such as measuring blood pressure, weight and blood glucose level. The Nursing Clinical Skills videos provide a practical demonstration of many of the skills/tasks required for nurses and related health care professionals working in the Australian health and community services sectors. The techniques and procedures contained in these videos are only to be performed by a qualified person under the ANMC competencies and within their scope of practice. Please note that the following videos are to be used as a guide only. Different institutions may use slightly different procedures, and procedures do change over time. Please refer to the policy and procedure manuals approved by your organisation. The Joanna Briggs best practice manual can be used as a reference for current procedural techniques. Produced by TAFE SA. Copyright Copyright - 2013-2014 TAFE SA, Government of South Australia. All rights reserved. Terms and conditions may apply. 

Films on Demand

Wound Management
Effective wound care extends far beyond disinfection and dressing. In fact, wound management is a cornerstone of proper hospitalization, and nurses and nursing assistants may be required to assess, plan, implement, and evaluate the care of wounds. In order to fulfill these roles, it is critical to have an understanding of the diverse procedures involved. This program illustrates skin anatomy in a wound-care context, explores wound classification, and depicts wound treatment, dressings, and documentation. Viewers learn about the age-depth-color and red-yellow-black systems of classification, debridement procedures, the use of normal saline solution, the application of foam or hydrocolloid dressings, and more. Viewable/printable educational resources are available online. © 2010 Run time: 20:06 minutes

Antianxiety Agents: Psychotropic Medications
This video discusses the signs and symptoms of generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, phobic disorders, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. It discusses the classes of medicines used to treat each disorder, possible side effects, and precautions to take. It also considers the use of psychotherapy in treatment. © 2014 Run time: 22:43 minutes

Prevention of Medical Errors
With the staggering variety of pharmaceuticals available today, training in correct drug administration is more important than ever. This program serves to build skills and awareness that will ensure the safe and accurate administration of medicines by health care personnel, as well as by the layperson. It examines factors that lead to medication errors, explores methods of prevention, and features educational guidelines that help clarify best practices. It also illustrates basic drug administration procedures. Viewers learn about pharmacokinetics, drug classifications, detailed and accurate reporting, special populations, patient/family teaching, common abbreviations of drug names, standard systems of dosage and measurement, and more. Designated for 3 contact hours of continuing nursing education. A viewable/printable facilitator's guide is available online.© 2006 Run time: 43:49 minutes

A History of Care: Nursing in America
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. © 2004 Run time: 6 minutes

Administering Medications
Assisting with or directly administering medication is an important role of the personal caregiver and carries significant responsibility. In fulfilling this role effectively and safely, the caregiver becomes a vital member of the health care team. This program introduces safe and responsible medication practices. Topics include the “five rights” of medication administration, proper routes of administration, and the various techniques of managing and manipulating medicine consumption. Students will learn how to address the effects of medications—including intended effects, side effects, and allergic reactions—and how these should be documented. Viewable/printable educational resources are available online. © 2006 Run time: 43 minutes.

Health News and Interviews: Mental Health and the Human Mind Video Clips
This collection of 34 video clips (1 minute to 2 minutes, 30 seconds each) takes a close look at mental health and the human mind. Aspects of chronic stress, sleep disorders, seasonal affective disorder, depression, panic attacks, post-traumatic stress disorder, and schizophrenia are covered, along with insights into brain architecture and the psychological benefits of exercising, meditating, and having a pet. © 2007 Run time: 51 minutes





What is SymptomMedia?

Symptom Media is an online mental health education and training film library available via subscription streaming. Symptom Media’s library of over 160 films guided by the DSM 5 and ICD provide viewers with training tools critical for symptom recognition. These innovative films offer visual guideposts to better understand what a particular mental health diagnosis looks like and decreases the stigma for those facing psychological issues. Ranging from 30 seconds to 15 minutes, the films are currently integrated into training courses, individual and group therapy sessions, lectures, and other educational formats across the country. -

How do I access SymptomMedia?

The library currently subscribes to the SymptomMedia library.  The films can be embedded in your coursepace in elearning, or log in from the main page -  Please contact me at for access.

From the SymptomMedia Library

Below I have provided a small sampling of the titles (including some new releases) from the SymptomMedia library:

Volume 2 New Releases

DSM 5 Guided Child & Adolescent Series

DSM 5 Case Scenarios Series

Trauma- and Stressor-Related Disorders: Adjustment Disorders:

Trauma- and Stressor-Related Disorders: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

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