U.S. Laboratories
U.S. Laboratories

Video Lending Library

U.S. Laboratories is in the process of updating our video lending library in order to offer our clients the most current, comprehensive laboratory and infection control information available. Note that several video programs have continuing education credits available.

Contact Linda Wright, RN, CIC, at (508) 583-2000,
ext. 537, for more information.

Please contact Tracey Agrella, Client Services Manager, to reserve a video at (508) 583-2000 x600.

An Ounce of Prevention (NEW)
Find out how you can prevent infections ranging from the common cold to deadly diseases by following seven simple and inexpensive steps. Produced by CDC. (29 min.)

Acute Respiratory Failure
Deal effectively with acute respiratory failure caused by either hypoxemia or hypercapnia. Various topics include: which patients are at risk, early signs and symptoms, arterial blood gas
measurements, Allen's test, pathophysiology of acute respiratory failure and assessment and interventions. (30 min.)

Approach to Urinary Incontinence in the Elderly
Learn about etiology, assessment and interventions for urinary incontinence in the elderly resident. (28 min.)

APIC Aseptic Technique: An Essential Strategy (NEW)
This program helps staff distinguish between clean and sterile techniques; explains basic principles of medical and surgical asepsis; and differentiates between antiseptics and disinfectants. (20 min.)
*Approved for one contact hour of CE credit.

APIC Clostridium difficle: A Growing Threat (NEW)
C.diff is considered by some “the new super bug” entering hospitals.  This program will help staff recognize the risk factors for acquiring C.diff; identify and appropriately care for patients infected with C.diff and discuss strategies to prevent transmission.  (16 minutes)  Program is on a DVD.
*Approved for one contact hour of CE Credit.Depression in the Long-term Care Setting
The discussion focuses on the nurse's role in assessing a patient for depression as well as involvement in the overall treatment plan. (25 min.)

Emergency Preparedness: What's Your Competency? (NEW)
This broadcast reviews core competencies in emergency preparedness and their application in multiple emergencies regarding public health. (60 min.)

This humorous guide helps viewers understanding the history, philosophy and principles of isolation. It reviews category-specific isolation, body substance isolation, universal/standard precautions, etc., and is suitable for both nursing and non-nursing personnel. (20 min.)

APIC Fighting Respiratory Diseases: Our Best Defense (NEW)
This program addresses transmission, signs and symptoms, CDC Guidelines (SARS and influenza), isolation precautions, hand hygiene, respiratory protection and PPE, and environmental services protocols. (16 min.) *Approved for one contact hour of CE credit.

APIC Hand Hygiene: Cleaning Up Our Act (NEW)
A MUST to increase compliance with CDC's hand Hygiene Guideline, this video includes information on hand antisepsis, hand washing, surgical hand antisepsis, glove use, skin care and artificial nails. (18 min.) *Approved for one contact hour of CE credit.

Immunization Techniques (NEW)
Review these best practices and learn what is most effective, least painful and competency-based. This video is an excellent review for seasoned and new nurses. (35 min.)

APIC IV Catheter-Related Infections: CDC Guidelines for Prevention (NEW)
Leading authorities discuss the critical issues surrounding intravascular infections and demonstrate strategies for prevention. (20 min.)
*Approved for one contact hour of CE credit.

Keeping Nursing Home Residents Safe
Excellent review of abuse, mistreatment and neglect. (9 min.)

Learning from and Preparing for SARS (NEW)
This program will provide participants with information about how the SARS virus spread to Toronto. It will also demonstrate the difference between isolation and quarantine and how each was used during the outbreak.
(60 min.)

MRSA: Time for Action (NEW)
MRSA is one of the most epidemiologically important antibiotic-resistant organisms with the fastest rising rates infection in the healthcare facility.  Featuring Dr. William Jarvis, this program will increase the awareness of the growing incidence of CA-MRSA and HA-MRSA, discuss modes of transmission, as well as outline strategies to identify MRSA and prevent and control its spread.  (20 min.) (Program is on a DVD)

Multiple Drug-resistant Organisms
This video addresses the growing concern of multiple resistant organisms, differentiates between colonization and infection and discusses disease transmission. (17 min.)

Nosocomial Pneumonia (NEW)
CDC guidelines were developed to help understand how to treat and prevent the spread of this disease. This program discusses types of nosocomial pneumonia as well as signs and symptoms, approaches to prevent transmission and how to identify high-risk patients. (20 min.)

Personal Protective Equipment (NEW)
Provides information on the selection and use of appropriate PPE in the healthcare setting. Demonstrated how to safely put on and remove PPE. Demonstrates proper hand hygiene. Produced by CDC. (12min.)

Restraint Reduction and Fall Prevention (NEW)
This important program complies with JCAHO standards and the CMS rule on restraints and seclusion. It focuses on individualized strategies in reducing fall risk and treatment without the use of restraints. (20 min.) Also included is a 10-minute video on assessment of the fallen patient.

This program explains and illustrates the pathophysiology of shock. It provides clinical examples of patients in hypovolemic, cardiogenic and septic shock. Improve your assessment skills. (30 min.)

TB Prevention and Control: The New Challenges
Designed by a team of experts under the direction of APIC and updated to reflect the 2005 CDC "Guidelines for Preventing the Transmission of M. Tuberculosis in Healthcare Settings," this informative program discusses the full spectrum of the disease. (18 min.)

Testing for MRSA: How to Swab (NEW)
The best way to assure accurate numbers is to assure accurate tests.  This video program provides a step-by-step how-to demonstration of both nasal and wound swab.  Help your staff conduct clean tests by providing them a visual example of the correct way to swab. (8 min.)   (Program is on a DVD)

Top Priority: CDC Isolation Guideline for Multiple Drug-Resistant Organisms
or MDROs  (NEW)
MDROs pose a serious problem across all healthcare settings.  Featuring HICPAC Committee member Vicki L. Brinsko RN,BA, this program outlines interventions to control or eradicate MDROs by explaining the new Guideline recommendations, how to implement them and when to conduct active surveillance. (15 minutes) (Program is on a DVD)
*Post Test Available

Was it Just a Drop of Blood?
Situational video depicting a health care worker accidentally exposed to Hepatitis B. Good review of blood-borne pathogens. (15min.)
*Available in Spanish only

Please contact Tracey Agrella, Client Services Manager,
to reserve a video at (508) 583-2000 x600.