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How To: Give a massage

Psychetruth shows you how to give a massage. Start out by using any kind of oil, not to much, just enough to create slip. Take your thumbs and run down the spine. Feel if there are any points that need to be massaged longer. Move up to shoulder and work the mussels in that area. Then work the neck at the base of the skull. Lift up shoulders and massage out tension. Work your way down to the lower back. Move all around the back and work deep into the muscles.

How To: Make a Simple Herbal Extract

Hello there, people. Today, I am going to show you how to extract the essence from a useful plant, using either alcohol or olive oil. This is how you take a plant and turn it into a useful (and preservable) medicine. For those of you who know nothing about herbal medicine, let me explain it for you in a nutshell...

How To: Tape an ankle to prevent an injury in basketball

This video demonstrates how to tape an ankle in order to prevent an injury in basketball. To do this, first it is necessary to start off with some ace pads. The foot should be in a neutral position at a 90 degree angle. The ankle must be pre-wrapped with tape high toward the shin. Anchors must be applied around the top up by the leg and then another anchor with tape around the foot. Then there must be stirrups applied from the medial to the lateral. 3 stirrups are applied. Then they are ancho...

How To: Take an arterial blood gas sample

This medical how to video demonstrates how to take an arterial blood gas sample. The purpose or arterial gas sampling is to assess the patient's respiratory status as well as the acid/base balance in their blood. To perform this medical procedure you will need the following instruments: protective eye wear, gloves, alcohol, iodine, arterial blood gas sampling kit, gauze and a bag of ice. Please not that this video is intended for medical professionals only.

How To: Make methamphetamine

This video shows you how to make Methamphetamine. The process for making it in chemistry terms is called an acid catalyzed dehydration of an alcohol using an E2 mechanism. The chemical compound being used is called Ephedrine. To turn Ephedrine into Methamphetamine you first need to break down the OH molecule and replace it with a H molecule. In order to do this it needs to be soaked in a mixture of Hydrochloric acid. What this does is breaks off the OH molecule. The next step is to add a Hydr...

How To: Administer an intramuscular Z-track injection

This how to video demonstrates how to administer an intramuscular z-track injection on a patient. Watch and learn how simple it is do an intramuscular z-track injection in the leg or glutes. Make sure to properly measure your medication, identify the patient, and always wash the hands before injecting the patient. Note that this instructional video is intended for medical students and professionals.

How To: Administer a subcutaneous injection on a patient

This how to video demonstrates how to administer a subcutaneous injection on a patient. Watch and learn how simple it is do subcutaneous injections in the abdomen, back of the arms, outer thighs and love handles. Make sure to properly measure your medication, identify the patient, and always wash the hands before injecting the patient. Note that this instructional video is intended for medical students and professionals.

How To: You’ve Been Taking Pills Wrong Your Entire Life—Here’s How You Should Be Swallowing Them

It's a rare person who enjoys swallowing pills—and equally rare to find those who can toss a pill back easily and effortlessly without gulps of water and coughs. The transition from liquid medicine to pills, tablets, and capsules can be a rough one, and some of us still struggle well into our adult lives. Yet the reason your pills are getting caught in your throat may not be the medication's fault—it's all in how you swallow.

How To: Make a pipe out of a soda can

This how-to video shows you how to make a pipe from an aluminum can. You will need an aluminum can, a knife, and a lighter. First, crush the can horizontally. Next, cut a hole using the knife at the bottom of the can. Next, cut a few notches on the side of the can where it is crushed. Once this is done, you are ready to use the can as a pipe. You will put your mouth on the regular opening of the soda can. The material being smoked is placed on the crushed side of the can with the notches. Thi...

How To: Get rid of hiccups by drinking water upside down

There are a million suggestions for how to get rid of your hiccups but the most effective seem to involve drinking water. You don’t have to do a headstand or hang from the rafters. All you have to do is lean over to simulate being upside down and drinking some water. This video will demonstrate very clearly how to drink water upside down to get rid of your hiccups and this one really does work.

How To: Use and Set Up a Baxter Infusion Pump in Nursing

One important part of nursing is knowing how to use and set up an IV infusion pump. Follow along with this Baxter setup demonstration to learn how to carry out this procedure with a real patient. Keep watching and learn how to do a piggyback IV set up also. Watch, learn and practice setting up Baxter IV infusion pumps during nursing lab. Note that the Baxter infusion pump doesn't have a cassette to prime.

How To: The Trick to Hearing Your Friends Better at Loud Clubs & Concerts (And Having Them Hear You)

You may not notice it when you're intoxicated and banging your head to the music, but when you're at a club or concert, your ears are getting seriously damaged. The noise level is usually above most people's pain threshold for sound, which begins around 120 to 140 decibels. At that level, it only takes a few minutes to damage your hearing. For me, there's something even worse than long-term hearing loss in a loud environment—not being able to hear or talk to your friends.

How To: Make a soda can pipe

This video explains how to make a bong pipe out of a soda can. You will need an empty soda can and a piece of sandpaper. Remove the metal cap tab from the can and bend it until it breaks. You will need the piece with the two sharp ends later. On the side you drink out of, flatten out the top part. Now, start to form the walls of the can (this will be the bowl) by pinching the edges. Take the piece of sandpaper and sand away the paint in the bowl of the can so you don't get that paint in your ...

How To: Perform a nasogastric tube insertion

This medical how-to video demonstrates the simple steps for inserting a nasogastric tube. A nasogastric tube is more commonly known as a NG. Follow along and learn the basic protocol for doing this procedure. To do a NG tube insertion you will need 14-16 French gauge nasogastric tubing, water soluble lubricating jelly, catheter tip syringe, suction drainage system, and hypoalergenic tape. For your patient, you should have ready a cup of water with a straw, emesis basin, and a towel.

How To: Administer an intramuscular injection

This how to video demonstrates how to administer an intramuscular injection. Watch and learn how simple it is do an intramuscular injection in the deltoid, rectus femoris, vastus lateralis, dorsal or ventral gluteal. Make sure to properly measure your medication, identify the patient, and always wash the hands before injecting the patient. Note that this instructional video is intended for medical students and professionals.

How To: Treat a sunburn with lemon

While more severe sunburns may require special medical attention, a minor sunburn can be remedied naturally and organically. Follow these easy steps to find out how to treat your sunburn with lemons. Treat a sunburn with lemon.

How To: Hack Your Brain to Stop Motion Sickness

Many people deal with motion sickness on a daily basis, and if you're reading this, chances are you're one of them. Kinetosis can make your stomach roll, your entire body sweat, and make you feel fatigued and dizzy at even the slightest movement, whether it's related to carsickness, seasickness, or airsickness. And let's not forget the worst part—vomiting.

Fear the Itch: Prevent Mosquito Bites by Avoiding These Foods & Activities

There are many, many home remedies out there for relieving itchy mosquito bites. Everything from mud to banana peels and basil leaves to Alka-Seltzer tablets can help curb the itch. But before you even have to resort to any of those methods, you should be thinking about prevention. Wearing white clothing can help to keep mosquitoes aways from your skin, and there are many plants that will help mask your mosquito-attracting smell. But there's even more ways to keep those bloodsucking bugs away.

Shortcut: 5 Secret Body Tricks

Body hacks. So simple, so ingenious. They're the shortcuts in life. We love them, the internet loves them. Back in 2008, somebody named Alicia Goh wrote a friendster blog post that has been passed along far and wide. Her tricks of the body include quick solutions for an itchy throat, a stuffy nose, a dire need to pee, and more. My favorites:

How To: Make a dual-chambered bong from water bottles

This is a video tutorial in the Diet & Health category where you are going to learn how to make a dual-chambered bong from water bottles. You will need 2 empty water bottles, a small razor blade, duct tape, small pipe and a socket. Remove the labels from the bottles and join them up with duct tape. Cut a small hole on the cap of one of the bottles. Take a small piece of the pipe about 8 inches long and pass it through the hole in the cap. Fix the socket on the outer end of the pipe. Now mark ...

How To: Perform a figure 8 suture during surgery

There are a lot of different types of sutures out there, as any of your doctors, nurses, and medical students know, and performing them properly is a vital part of your job. This video details how to perform a figure of eight suture on a surgical patient. It is definitely made for the professional or student, so please, do not try this at home!

How To: Get rid of hiccups using question method

Are the hiccups killing you? Have you tried everything and still can't get rid of the dreaded hiccups? Well, here's a new method of getting rid of the hiccups and it's called the "question method". Learn how to get rid of those hiccups everytime by using this questions & answer interview that correlates with a breathing technique.

How To: Make a vaporizer out of common household items

This tutorial is about making a home made vapouriser with a light bulb.You will require knife,light bulb,bottle cap,a small tube and screwdriver.With the knife slowly and evenly pry the metal tip away from its ceramic base.After you bend the tip away from the ceramic base you can pry it out completely.Now use the knife and apply pressure to the centre hole,twisting the knife will help crack he ceramic base.After you crack the ceramic, remove the rest of the ceramic by twisting the knife and s...

How To: Make a non-toxic clay pipe for smoking marijuana

We are taught how to make a non-toxic pipe using baking clay and an eyelet and socket. First you form a bowl out of the clay with your hands. When thats done you poke a hole on the top to form the bowl, then a hole on the side towards the bottom to create the shaft for the pipe. Freeze it. While that's being froze the shaft of the pipe can be made. Rolling the clay the longer piece is formed. The inside is hallowed out. Blow through it to make sure its usable. Attach the long piece to the bow...

How To: Perform a HEENT exam (head, ears, eyes, nose & throat)

Most won't know what the acronym HEENT stand for, but if you're a medical student, doctor or nurse, you know that it stand for head, ears, eyes, nose and throat. To perform a HEENT examination properly, you must know all the steps and techniques to diagnose your patient. This video lesson will outline the examination procedure, from start to finish, and shows you general palpation techniques and examining the temporomandibular joint, superficial lymph nodes, thyroid gland, eyes, ears, nose, m...

How To: Use the Neti pot to help with your sinuses

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to use the Neti pot. The Neti pot is the personal hygiene practice in which the nasal cavity is washed to flush out excess mucus and debris from the nose and sinuses. Begin by filling your pot with warm water. Now add a heaping 1/4 tsp of finely ground, non-iodized or Neti pot salt. Next, lean over your sink and tilt your head. Put the spout into the nostril and raise the handle of the pot. Do the same for the other nostril. This video will benefit th...