Basic Nursing Care Video Library

Our faculty at the UAB School of Nursing provide these resources for faculty and clinicians to improve clinical practice and teaching.


Cardiovascular Assessment (10:32)

In this video, Dr. Dana Mitchell demonstrates basic techniques for performing a focused cardiovascular physical assessment. This video demonstration is geared toward students in the pre-licensure phase of nursing education.

Respiratory Assessment (9:15)

In this video, Dr. Dana Mitchell demonstrates basic techniques for performing a focused respiratory physical assessment. This video demonstration is geared toward students in the pre-licensure phase of nursing education.

HEENT Assessment (13:24)

This video is designed to teach the detailed assessment of the head, eyes, ears, nose and throat.  It includes assessment of cranial nerves associated with each area.

Vital Signs Assessment (8:16)

This video is designed to teach the basic principles of how to assess blood pressure, pulse and respirations.  It includes demonstration and details regarding the use of the sphygmomanometer and stethoscope; pulse rate, rhythm and amplitude; and respirations rate, rhythm and depth.

Gastrointestinal-Genitourinary Assessment (11:41)

This video is an example of a focused gastrointestinal assessment involving inspection, auscultation, percussion, and palpation. The assessment is performed at the level of an entry level registered nurse.

NICU Developmental Care (13:15)

This video gives an overview of developmental care provided by an interdisciplinary team of nurses, physical therapists, and occupational therapists in the Neonatal ICU. The premises of developmental care, including “dos” and “don’ts” are discussed. Proper premature infant positioning and feeding techniques are also demonstrated.

MARSI (Medical Adhesive Related Skin Injury) Removal (4:47)

Evidence based, practical tips and tricks are delivered in a time-limited individual session that further incorporates all learning styles, the use of metaphor and a teach teach-back method to facilitate quality improvement. In this video Prevention of MARSI is addressed by teaching proper removal of tegaderms, adhesive tape, and electrode pads which are common injuries on med surge units.