Bristol Community College

Bristol Community College

Streaming Videos

Films on Demand

Before Help Arrives
This program demonstrates how to respond to an emergency. Topics include the use of gloves and other barriers to prevent disease transmission; checking circulation and breathing; controlling bleeding and managing shock; dealing with spinal injuries; identifying broken bones and poisoning; responding to a heart attack, seizures, asthma attacks, and diabetic emergencies; and treating burns, eye eye injuries, insect stings and bites, and heat and cold related injuries. (24 min.)

Electronic Health Records
This program highlights the important work of health information technicians and shows how electronic health records can help make medical care both safer and more efficient. In-depth commentary on medical information technology and its challenges comes from Dr. David Bates, Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, and Dr. Don Detmer, Professor of Medical Education at the University of Virginia. Both are leading experts in medical informatics. (28 min.)

Hazard Communication for the Medical Office
This program helps train health care staff in the proper use, storage, and organization of hazardous chemicals and other potentially lethal materials. Separating bodily risks (flammables and explosives) from chronic health risks (chemicals that can be inhaled, ingested, or absorbed), the video describes substances—from germicidal agents to packaging materials to photographic chemicals—that pose serious threats. (22 min.)

Health Information Management  
This video focuses on opportunities in the field of healthcare information management and technology. Examples of HIM-related positions are covered—including medical billing specialist, diagnostic and procedural coder, and privacy officer—along with the two main types of schooling that precede a HIM career: an associate degree leading to work as a Registered Health Information Technician, and a baccalaureate degree required for employment as a Registered Record Administrator. (15 min.)

Medical Assistant  
This program illustrates the work of the certified medical assistant. The video examines a CMA’s typical responsibilities, such as maintaining patient records, managing a physician’s schedule, and preparing examining rooms. It also examines the skills and requirements a successful medical assistant will need - including data entry, customer service, specimen collection, and first aid. (20 miin.)

Reinventing Healthcare - A Fred Friendly Seminar  
In this program, NYU law professor Arthur Miller guides a team of high-profile panelists through a series of hypothetical case studies - focusing on a middle-aged man who must choose between a higher-paying job and adequate health coverage; a woman who avoids seeing a doctor because of high co-pays; and an uninsured woman who, tragically, can’t afford to deal with a serious medical problem. (57 min.)

What Should I Do? The Basics of First Aid  
This video will prepare viewers to respond safely in emergency situations. Along with CPR and treating for shock, the program shows how to respond to minor injuries such as cuts, burns, sprains, and strains; how to recognize and care for heat and cold injuries; what to do in case of poisoning, bites, or stings; and how to pack a first aid kit with all the essential contents. (28 min.)