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Basic (Streaming Videos only)

Direct links to streaming videos.  These links do not include supplemental materials, quizzes, etc. 

Basic infection control

Performing hand hygiene 

Using personal protective equipment 


Performing a complete or partial bed bath

Assisting with a tub bath or shower 

Performing a back massage 

Performing perineal care for a female patient

Performing perineal care for a male patient


Making an unoccupied bed 

Making an occupied bed 

Making a surgical bed

Safe patient handling

Assisting with moving a patient in bed 

Assisting with positioning a patient in bed

Transferring from a bed to a wheelchair with a transfer belt

Transferring from a bed to a stretcher

Assisting with range-of-motion exercises

Applying elastic stockings

Using a sequential compression device

Using a hydraulic lift 

Assisting with ambulation using a gait belt

Elimination assistance

Assisting with a urinal 

Assisting with a bedpan 

Applying a condom catheter 

Administering a cleansing enema 

Providing catheter care 

Nutrition and fluids

Assisting with meals 

Taking aspiration precautions 

Measuring intake and output 

Administering parenteral nutrition through a central line (CPN)

Administering PPN with lipid infusion

Personal hygiene and grooming

Performing oral hygiene for an unconscious patient

Cleaning dentures 

Performing hair care and shampooing in bed 

Shaving a male patient

Performing nail and foot care 

Assisting with gown change 

Vital signs

Taking a temperature with an electronic thermometer 

Taking a temperature with a tympanic thermometer 

Assessing the radial pulse 

Assessing the apical pulse 

Assessing the apical-radial pulse

Assessing respirations

Obtaining blood pressure by the one-step method 

Obtaining blood pressure by the two-step method 

Measuring oxygen saturation with pulse oximetry

Assessing pain

Measuring height and weight

Restraints and alternatives -- Using restraint alternatives

Applying restraints

Measuring height and weight


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