The 2017 Video Catalog


The PreOp® Heart Center


heart, Heart Center

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)

What is an Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)? An Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) is an aneurysms a bulge or swelling in a blood vessel. Your doctor has determined that a portion of the aorta passing ...

Heart Center

Cardiac Catheterization Angiography

What is a Cardiac Catheterization? In simple terms, a cardiac catheterization is a diagnostic procedure used when your doctor believes that blood is not flowing normally in and/ or around your hear...

heart, Heart Center

Permanent Pacemaker Implant

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

Share the PreOp Heart Video Center

The PreOp® Orthopedic Center


Orthopedic, Orthopedic Center

Bunion Removal Surgery

What is Bunion Removal Surgery? Bunion removal surgery corrects a deformed area of the foot near the big toe. A bunion is caused when the metatarsal bone in the big toe gradually shifts towards...

Share the PreOp Orthopedic Video Center

The PreOp® Women’s Center


Oncology Center, Women's Center

Cystoscopy – Female

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

Oncology Center, Women's Center

Mastectomy – Total

What is a Total Mastectomy? A total mastectomy is the removal of the breast but not the removal of lymph nodes or chest muscles that lie underneath the breast. In most cases, a mastectomy is requir...

Share the PreOp Women's Video Center

The PreOp® Minimal Surgery Center


Minimal Surgery

Anti-Reflux Laparoscopy Surgery

What is Anti-Reflux Laparoscopy Surgery? When you have acid-reflux disease, the weakened muscle allows the contents of your stomach to back up into your esophagus, causing a considerable amount...

Minimal Surgery

Endoscopy – Lower GI

What is a Lower GI Endoscopy? A lower GI endoscopy is a diagnostic procedure used by your doctor to inspect the inside of your rectum and colon. While it’s considered a surgical procedure, endoscop...

Minimal Surgery

Endoscopy – Upper GI

What is an Upper GI Endoscopy? An upper GI endoscopy is a diagnostic procedure used by your doctor to inspect the inside of your throat, esophagus, stomach and upper intestine. While it’s considere...

Minimal Surgery

Hiatal Hernia – Laparoscopic

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

Minimal Surgery

Laparoscopy Diagnostic

What is a Laparoscopy Diagnostic? Using the laparoscope’s video camera, the surgeon is able to explore and inspect the interior of the abdomen – often allowing the surgeon to see with greater detai...

Share the PreOp Minimal Surgery Video Center

The PreOp® General Surgery Center


General Surgery

Anesthesia Overview

What is Anesthesia? Anesthesia allows your surgical team to control – and to monitor – a wide range of natural physiological reflexes. Without anesthesia, a surgical incision would cause not only p...

General Surgery, Oncology Center

Biopsy Surgery

What is 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 nece...

General Surgery

Cataract – Small Incision

What is Cataract – Small Incision Surgery? 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....

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

What is 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...

General Surgery

PRK Laser Eye Surgery

What is 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....

General Surgery

Tonsillectomy

What is a Tonsillectomy? A tonsillectomy is a surgery to remove the tonsils, the two small glands located in the back of your throat....

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....

Share the PreOp General Surgery Video Center

The PreOp® Bariatric Surgery Center


Bariatric Center

Gastric Bypass Open Surgery

What is a 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...

Share the PreOp Bariatric Video Center

The PreOp® Oncology Surgery Center


General Surgery, Oncology Center

Biopsy Surgery

What is 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 nece...

Oncology Center, Women's Center

Cystoscopy – Female

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

Oncology Center

Cystoscopy – Male

What is a Cystoscopy for Males? Cystoscopy is a simple procedure during which your doctor will insert a well-lubricated, instrument called a cystoscope through your urethra and into your bladder t...

Share the PreOp Oncology Video Center

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 supplies you will need to have easily accessible in the bathroom include: Clean clothing Skid-proof plastic bath mat 2 washcloths 2 towels Soap Shampoo...

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? Your correct use of disposable, non-sterile gloves helps prevent the spread of infection and protects both the caregiver (you), and the patient (the person...

Basic Tasks

Handwashing

How to Correctly Wash Your Hands 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 patient, and to a...

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...

Share the PostCare™ Basic Care Tasks

The Diabetes Information Center


Diabetes Center

Injecting Insulin

How Do You Inject 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 in...

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

Mixing Insulin

How Do You Mix 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 b...

Diabetes Center

Monitoring Your Blood Sugar

How Do You Monitor 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 quali...

Diabetes Center

Storage of Insulins

How Do You Store Your Insulin? How you store your insulins before and after you open the vials or cartridges is very important. Unopened insulins are best kept in the refrigerator. This provides a...

Diabetes Center

Types of Insulin

What Are the Different Types of Insulin? Insulin is the hormone normally made in the pancreas that stimulates the flow of sugar – glucose – from the blood into the cells of the body. Glucose provid...

Share the Diabetes Information Center

The PostCare™ Urinary Series


Urinary Tasks

Care and Drainage of a Leg Bag

How Do You Handle the Care and Drainage of a Leg Bag? Wash and dry your hands. Put on disposable gloves. Place a paper towel under the connection of the catheter to the drainage tube. Disconnect th...

Urinary 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...

Urinary Tasks

Closed Urinary Drainage System

What is a Closed Urinary Drainage System? A closed urinary drainage system consists of a catheter inserted into the urinary bladder and connected via tubing to a drainage bag. The catheter is retai...

Urinary Tasks

Emptying a Urinary Drainage Bag

How Do You Empty a Urinary Drainage Bag? The drainage bag should be emptied at least daily, more often if it fills, in order to prevent infection in the system, reduce odors, and keep the system...

Urinary Tasks

Recording Urine Output

How Do You Record Urine Output? Following surgery, you may have a suprapubic catheter or be on a program of intermittent self- catheterization as your bladder recovers from the effects of surgery. ...

Share the PostCare™ Urinary Care Tasks