The 2019 Video Catalog


The PreOp® Heart Center


heart, Heart Video Center

Permanent Pacemaker Implant

What is a Permanent Pacemaker Implant? The heart is located in the center of the chest, enclosed by the breastbone and rib cage. By contracting in a rhythmic way, it causes the blood in your body t...

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The PreOp® Orthopedic Center


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The PreOp® Women’s Center


Oncology Center, Women's Center

Needle Biopsy Breast

Your doctor intends to remove tissue from the breast – using a hollow needle to sample a portion of a lump or thickening in the breast – not because you’re necessarily ill, but because breast biops...

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The PreOp® Minimal Surgery Center


Email Series, Minimal Surgery, Oncology Center, cancer, cancer screening, care team, colon, colon cancer, colon cancer screening, colonoscopy, colonoscopy procedure, entire inside, entire inside of the colon, inside of the colon, large intestine, light and camera, lower endoscopy, medications, pain, prep, procedure, scope, stool

Colonoscopy Lower Endoscopy

What is a Colonoscopy Lower Endoscopy? Your doctor has recommended that you have a Colonoscopy, also called a lower endoscopy. It is a procedure to examine your colon. This video will help you to...

Minimal Surgery, abdomen, abdominal, abdominal wall, blood vessels, blood vessels that supply, canal, carbon dioxide, hernia, hernia sac, hernia sack, hernias, inguinal, inguinal canal, inguinal hernias, peritoneum, supply the testes, surgeon carefully, vessels that supply, vessels that supply the testes, wall

Hernia Repair – Inguinal (Laparoscopic)

In general terms, we can say that a hernia occurs when the layers that make up the abdominal wall weaken. In other words, the fabric of muscle and other tissues which protect the gut develops a def...

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The PreOp® General Surgery Center


General Surgery

Anesthesia Overview

What is Anesthesia? Anesthesia makes surgery possible for thousands of people every day. It blocks pain and relaxes you. It also keeps your body from moving during the procedure. For example, witho...

General Surgery, Oncology Center

Biopsy Surgery

Biopsy is a general term which simply means “the removal of tissue for microscopic examination.” Your doctor intends to remove tissue from your body, not because you’re necessarily ill, but because...

General Surgery

Cataract – Small Incision

It usually involves a single incision in the white of the eye. Through this single opening the cataract is removed and the artificial lens is inserted. PostCare™ Discharge Tasks...

General Surgery

Hiatal Hernia – Open Repair

What is Hiatal Hernia Open Repair Surgery? Your diaphragm is a muscle that separates your chest from your abdomen and helps you to breathe. Normally, the diaphragm has an opening for the...

General Surgery

LASIK Laser Eye Surgery

What is LASIK Laser Eye Surgery? LASIK laser surgery is a relatively simple and nonintrusive procedure that is designed to reduce or eliminate the need for glasses or contact lenses....

General Surgery

Myringotomy – Insertion of Tube

What is a Myringotomy? A myringotomy is a simple procedure in which a small tube is inserted into the eardrum in order to allow fluids to drain out of the middle, reducing pressure and allowing...

General Surgery

Open Surgery

Surgical procedures performed by making an incision large enough to expose the entire operative area are called “open” procedures. Your doctor believes that your medical condition and...

General Surgery

PRK Laser Eye Surgery

PRK is a simple and nonintrusive procedure that is designed to reduce or eliminate the need for glasses or contact lenses. PostCare™ Discharge Tasks...

General Surgery

Tonsillectomy

A tonsillectomy is a surgery to remove the tonsils, the two small glands located in the back of your throat. PostCare™ Discharge Tasks...

General Surgery

Vasectomy Surgery

What is Vasectomy Surgery? A vasectomy is a surgical procedure that serves as birth control by permanently cutting off the flow of sperm to the penis. PostCare™ Discharge Tasks...

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The PreOp® Bariatric Surgery Center


Bariatric Center

Gastric Bypass Open Surgery

Gastric Bypass is a surgical procedure used to help a patient lose weight. It is usually recommended to help those who are morbidly obese – meaning that their weight problem has become a...

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The PreOp® Oncology Surgery Center


General Surgery, Oncology Center

Biopsy Surgery

Biopsy is a general term which simply means “the removal of tissue for microscopic examination.” Your doctor intends to remove tissue from your body, not because you’re necessarily ill, but because...

Male Cystoscopy
Oncology Center

Cystoscopy – Male

A Male Cystoscopy procedure is a simple procedure during which your doctor will insert a well-lubricated, instrument called a male cystoscope through your urethra and into your bladder for a...

Oncology Center, Women's Center

Needle Biopsy Breast

Your doctor intends to remove tissue from the breast – using a hollow needle to sample a portion of a lump or thickening in the breast – not because you’re necessarily ill, but because breast biops...

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The PostCare™ Basic Care Tasks


Basic Tasks

Assist with Feeding

How Do You Assist with Feeding? Sometimes after surgery, your patient may need help with feeding. Before serving the food: Make the environment as attractive as possible. Complete any toileting...

Basic Tasks

Assist with Shower

How Do You Assist with Giving Someone a Shower? The supplies you will need to have easily accessible in the bathroom include:  Clean clothing Skid-proof plastic bath mat (2) Washcloths (2) Towels...

Basic Tasks

Assist with Tub Bath

How Do You Assist with a Tub Bath? The tub bath supplies you will need to have easily accessible in the bathroom include: Clean clothing Skid-proof plastic bath mat 2 washcloths 2 towels Soap...

Basic Tasks

Female Perineal Wash

How Do You Give a Female Perineal Wash? Once each day, or according to your doctor’s instructions, you will need to clean the urethral meatus – the opening where the catheter enters...

Basic Tasks

Gloving

How Do You Correctly Use Gloves? Gloving, correct use of disposable, non-sterile gloves helps prevent the spread of infection and protects both the caregiver (you), and the patient (the person...

proper hand washing
Basic Tasks, Email Series

Handwashing Guidelines

Why Is Handwashing Important? This video is about washing your hands to get rid of germs so that you don’t spread infection. Germs are bacteria, yeast and viruses that cause sickness and...

Basic Tasks

Infection Control in the home

Why is Infection Control in the Home So Important? Germs are present always on your hands and they can be transferred to other parts of your body, to the family member for whom you are caring, your...

Basic Tasks

Male Perineal Wash

How Do You Give a Male Perineal Wash? Once each day, or according to your doctor’s instructions, you will need to clean the urethral meatus – the opening where the catheter enters the body....

Basic Tasks

Subcutaneous Injection

How Do You Give a Subcutaneous Injection? A subcutaneous injection is the method used to administer medication under the skin. A short needle is used to inject the drug into the tissue between...

Basic Tasks

Use of a Peak Flow Meter

Use of a Peak Flow Meter A Peak Flow Meter is an inexpensive, portable, hand-held device. Your doctor or nurse will advise you which make and type to use. The device measures how hard and quickly...

Basic Tasks

Using a Transfer Belt

How Do You Use a Transfer Belt? The key to safely helping a frail or weak patient out of bed is to use a transfer belt. This is a heavy canvas belt, 2 to 3 inches wide. It can be purchased at...

Basic Tasks

Wound Care

What is the Best Way to Care for a Wound? The equipment you will need to assemble includes:  2 pairs of clean disposable gloves, cleaning solution, small gauze pads for cleaning, large gauze pads...

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The Diabetes Information Center


Diabetes Center

Injecting Insulin

The goal is to inject the insulin into the subcutaneous tissue between the top layer of the skin, the dermis and the underlying muscle layer. The only concentration of insulin available in the...

Diabetes Center

Insulin Pens

What are Insulin Pens? Insulin pens are devices that can provide an easy way to carry and give insulin when away from home. Also, for people who are not comfortable working with syringes and bottle...

Diabetes Center

Insulin Types

Click here for Our PreOp Amazon Support Page   What Are the Different Insulin Types? Insulin Types are hormones normally made in the pancreas that stimulates the flow of sugar – glucose – from the ...

Diabetes Center

Mixing Insulin

Your doctor or diabetes educator may ask you to mix a short-acting or clear insulin with an intermediate or long acting cloudy insulin in the same syringe so that both can be given at the same time...

Diabetes Center

Monitoring Your Blood Sugar

Monitoring and tightly controlling your blood sugar level can significantly reduce the risk of complications due to diabetes and provide you with a higher quality of life. Knowledge of your blood s...

Diabetes Center

Storage of Insulins

Storage of insulins before and after you open the vials or cartridges is very important. Unopened insulins are best kept in the refrigerator. This provides a constant temperature and they can be k...

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The PostCare™ Urinary Series


Urinary Video Tasks

Care of Suprapubic Catheter

How Do You Take Care of a Suprapubic Catheter? During your surgery, a suprapubic catheter was inserted through your lower abdomen into your bladder. The catheter helps your bladder rest and heal. I...

Email Series, Urinary Video Tasks, bag clean, bag tubing, care, care instructions, catheter, catheter site, clean, clean towel, collection bag, drain, drainage tubing, fresh clean, inside of the bag, large overnight, leg bag, new leg bag, tubing, warm water, water, white vinegar

Discharge Catheter Care Female

What is Discharge Catheter Care Female? You have a Foley catheter in place to drain urine. This video will help you to understand how to care for the catheter and the drainage collection bag....

Urinary Video Tasks, amount, amount of urine, bladder, dry, dry your hands, hand, hat, measure, measure the amount, measure the amount of urine, record, remove the catheter, residual column, soapy water, urine, urine in the hat, warm soapy, warm soapy water, wash and dry, wash and dry your hands

Female Intermittent Self-Catheterization

What is a catheterization While you were in the hospital, you received instructions on how to insert a catheter into your own bladder and practiced the procedure until you could do it on your own....

Urinary Video Tasks, amount, amount of urine, catheter, clean, column, dry your hands, flows, hat, measure, measure the amount, measure the amount of urine, penis, record, residual column, urine flows, urine in the hat, void, wash, wash and dry, wash and dry your hands

Male Intermittent Self-Catheterization

What is a catheterization While you were in the hospital, you received instructions on how to insert a catheter into your own bladder and practiced the procedure until you could do it on your...

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2019 Catalog