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How To: Draw blood with the butterfly method

If you are having a difficult time drawing a patients blood, you might want to considering doing the butterfly procedure. Watch this instructional medical how-to video to learn the proper way of drawing in blood with this method. The butterfly procedure involves drawing blood from the back of the hand. Start by placing a band around the wrist, palpating the back of the hand and identifying the direction of the veins.

How To: Do a daily check of the code blue cart in nursing

Going to be a nurse? Then one important part of your nursing responsibilities involves doing a daily check of the code blue cart or crash cart. The crash cart is checked every shift for emergency items and function. In this how-to video we review the nurse’s responsibility to test the defibrillator oxygen tank, most hospitals change tanks at 500 or 1000 psi. Follow along an see how simple it is to do a daily check of the code blue cart.

How To: Perform a Swedish massage on the chest

This video massage tutorial shows how to perform a Swedish massage on the chest. Proper draping technique is covered as well specific massage routines for the chest area. Watch this instructional video and learn how to do the strokes necessary to give a Swedish style massage on the chest.

How To: Give a full body lymph node drainage massage

First, open the nodes under the clavicle which opens the rest of the system. Begin with nodes beneath the clavicle, follow the neck chain up and down. Drain the face, chin, nose and cheeks. Open the upper portion of the lungs. Open the axillaries, which are under the arm pits. They go to the heart and liver and cast away toxins to the kidney, bladder and excrete. Next, work on the arms. Open proximally then distally. Open the nodes along the rib cage and open the abdomen. Work in that quadran...

How To: Clean a dirty piece for smoking pot

In this video, we learn how to clean a dirty piece for smoking pot. First, get a package of pipe cleaners, salt, and rubbing alcohol. Next, grab your piece and run it under some hot water. After this, add some salt to the bowl with alcohol, then swish it around. Next, rinse this out with warm water again, then keep adding in salt and alcohol until it's cleaned out. After this, use a pipe cleaner to scrub the inside. Also, use a q-tip to continue cleaning out all the gunk that is on the inside...

How To: Make medicated lollipops

In this video, we learn how to make medicated lollipops. First, place lactose into a scale and measure out .44 grams. Now, measure out .40 grams of absorbitol and 2 drops of apricot flavor and color. Last, add in 2ml of stevioside liquid. Mix these all together on a heated surface and then remove from heat and keep stirring vigorously after adding in active ingredients. When finished mixing, spray your lollipop mold with canola oil and add in your mixture to the bold along with a stick. When ...

How To: Make a water bong in 5 minutes

In this video you will learn how to make a water bong in 5 minutes. The materials you will need are a water bottle, some scissors, tape, a paper clip, a 3 16 wrench piece, a lighter, and a Bic pen grip. The first thing you'll need to do is prepare your water bottle (empty it remove cap and wrap) then get your paper clip, heat it up, and make your hole for your pen. Then you will need to chew on your pen tube on the end so that the socket will fit into the pen tube. Then simply put your pen in...

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.

How To: Live a long life

Everyone wants to live to join the ranks of the centenarians! By following longevity tips like taking care of your teeth, getting a college education, taking up a sport like golf or swimming, drinking a glass of red wine every day and even marrying a younger woman, you can live to be 100 years old! Not only that, you'll be able to make the best of your long life.

How To: Stop a nosebleed easily

In this tutorial, we learn tips from roadies. If you experience a nosebleed and don't know how to handle it, there is a very simple way to cure it. First, take a long string and tie it around the middle of your hand a few times until it's tight. Then, make a fist with your hand and squeeze for two minutes. By the time the two minutes is up, your nosebleed should have subsided. Another tip, is for when you have hiccups. First, take a pen and press it on the inside of the ear. After a few secon...

How To: Roll a fag

In case you may not know what a 'fag' is, it is quite simply a cigarette. Anyway, this video will show you how to easily roll a cigarette. Now understand that there are many different ways to rolling cigarettes so while this may work for one person, it may not work for another. So sit back, pay attention, and hope you enjoy it!

How To: Tie a figure eight suture in someone's mouth

This how-to video shows you how to tie a figure eight suture. This is useful for finishing up oral surgery dealing with things such as tooth extraction. First, pull the string through one side of the gum with your tools. Next, take the end and pull it through on the other side. Once this is done, pull the string through the gum on the opposite corner. Once this is done, pull the string through the gum on the opposite of the corner. From here, you have formed a basic figure eight suture. This ...

How To: Easily tape an ankle

This video shows how to wrap an ankle with athletic tape. First he sprays a little spray adhesive on the ankle and sticks a couple thin pads on places that are prone to blistering. He then wraps the foot and entire ankle with a prewrap to protect the skin and cover the hair so that the tape won't irritate the skin. Then he begins by taping two anchors around the top of the ankle, and putting a piece of tape down the side from the anchors, under the heel, and up the other side like a stirrup, ...

How To: Make herbal lozenges

John Gallagher explains the process of making herbal lozenges in which need slippery elm bark powder and licorice root slices both which sooth the irritation of the throat. You need half a cup of water and two tablespoons of honey along with a small bowl and a dough roller. To cut the dough get a bottle cap and store them in a small metal container. Boil half a cup of water and put licorice according to the number of lozenge required and simmer it on a low flame for 10 minutes. Take 2 tablesp...

How To: Smoke a bong for the first time

What's up friends. In this tutorial video, I show you all the steps to smoking a bong: breaking the bud, packing the bowl, getting the right amount of water, gauging the size of your hit, and a little smoking etiquette. This is a helpful tutorial on how to hit a bong for beginners. Sometimes newbies take too hard of a hit the first time they smoke a bong.

How To: Wrap a bandage correctly

Watch this instructional medical how-to video to learn how to wrap a bandage correctly. A circular wrap is used to wrap a small body region. First, three to four inches of the appropriate sized gauze wrap is unrolled and placed flat. It is held in place with the thumb of one hand as the bandage is rolled around to provide at least two overlapping layers of bandage. The excess bandage roll is trimmed and the gauze is secured in place with a strip of tape. Wrap a bandage correctly.

How To: Use a condom

Surprisingly, many people do not know how to properly use and put on a condom thereby decreasing its effectiveness as a birth control. Watch this tutorial to learn how to properly use a condom.

How To: Avoid date rape drugs

The two date rape drugs commonly used are Rohypnol and GHB (gamma hydroxybutyric acid) hidden in drinks. Watch this video to learn how to avoid being drugged and raped. One of the most important things is to be aware of the risks of date rape drugs. Follow along and learn about the types of drugs available out there and what types of symptoms to look out for if you have ingested them.