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Caregiver Training Videos

Healing Yourself with Your Own Stem Cells

Posted on July 7, 2016

Stem Cell injections offer an untapped potential to manage pain naturally as well as rebuild cartilage and collagen which regenerates damaged tissues, assists with repair processes, and offers alternatives to costly and risky surgeries.

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Diabetes, Kidney Disease and Dialysis

Posted on March 30, 2016

In this video Dr. Srinath K. Tamirisa, Kidney and HTN Specialist will cover the relationship beween diabetes and kidney disease as well as:

  • The different types of diabetes.
  • What happens when you have a high sugar level.
  • How diabetes causes kidney damage.
  • The stages of chronic kidney disease.
  • Signs of kidney disease in patients with diabetes.  
  • How dialysis works and what you can expect. 
  • What can be done to keep your kidneys working for as long as possible. 

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Living with Heart Failure Module 1: Identifying the Problem

Posted on March 28, 2016

 In Living with Heart Failure Module 1: Identifying the Problem, Beverly Tuomala, BSN, RN, CHFN, Heart Failure Nurse answers these questions and more: 

  • What is heart failure?
  • What causes heart failure?
  • How is heart failure diagnosed?
  • What does heart failure look like?
  • What can be done to improve the transition of care?

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Living with Heart Failure Module 2: Medications and Therapies

Posted on March 26, 2016

In Living with Heart Failure Module 2: Medications and Therapies, Beverly Tuomala, BSN, RN, CHFN, Heart Failure Nurse will help you to understand the complex medications used to treat heart failure as well as various therapies available to those living with heart failure.

  • Diuretics
  • Potassium
  • Ace-Inhibitors/ARB's
  • Beta Blockers
  • Digoxin
  • IV Medications
  • Pacemakers/Defibrilators
  • VAD

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Living with Heart Failure Module 3: Sodium/Fluid Restriction

Posted on March 26, 2016

 In Living with Heart Failure Module 3: Sodium/Fluid Restriction, Beverly Tuomala, BSN, RN, CHFN, Heart Failure Nurse explains why sodium and fluid restriction is so important to those suffering from heart failure. She will also answer the following questions and more.

  • What is the recommended sodium it a good recomment causes heart failure?
  • What is the correlation between the kidneys and heart failure?
  • What foods are considered to be "low sodium" or "sodium safe" foods? 
  • What should you order when eating out on a sodium restricted diet?
  • Why is education so important for someone on a sodium restricted diet?

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Living with Heart Failure Module 4: Putting It All Together

Posted on March 24, 2016

 In Living with Heart Failure Module 4: Putting It All Together, Beverly Tuomala, BSN, RN, CHFN, Heart Failure Nurse recaps the other three modules: Identifying the Problem, Medications and Therapies, Sodium/Fluid Restrictions and gives you practical ways to improve compliance when living with heart failure. Including: 

  • The Importance of Written Schedules and Weighing Daily
  • Medication Tips 
  • Practical Ways to Reduce Demands on the Heart 
  • Balancing Exercise and Rest: How do you know if you are doing too much or too little?

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Chronic Pain Management

Posted on February 16, 2016

Chronic Pain Management at a Crossroads - Addressing a Public Health Crisis

Chronic Pain the most common reason that people visit a doctor's office in the USA. This is especially true for aging seniors. People are searching for ways to manage chronic pain. Barbara Turner, MD,MSED walks us through this complex issue of how and why this is a public health crisis as well as answering the following questions and more:

What is Chronic Pain and how is this impacting the U.S.?
What are the risks and benefits of opioid therapy in managing chronic pain?
Where are we going with chronic pain managment?
Is there a role for non-pharmacologic managment?

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Senior Dental Care For Those With Dexterity Needs

Posted on February 16, 2016

As caregivers of older adults, caring for those with dexterity issues can make senior dental care difficult and challenging. In this video Brittney Wappes offers tips, techniques, and toothbrush modifications, to help improve dexterity and maximize independent oral care. 

Presenter:  Brittney Wappes - University of Texas Health Science Center - San Antonio,TX
Periodontics Department - Dental Hygiene Division 

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Senior Dental Care: Identifying Normal and Abnormal Structures in the Mouth

Posted on February 16, 2016

Issues in the mouth can have a significant impact on the quality of life, especially for seniors. Oral health is often thought to be an indicator of your overall health and wellness. This video will help caregivers of older adults who are responsible for senior dental care to identify normal oral structures as well as cancers and other suspicious lesions. 

Presenter:  Bree Valentic - University of Texas Health Science Center - San Antonio,TX
Periodontics Department - Dental Hygiene Division 

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Caring for Dentures and Partials in the Elderly

Posted on February 16, 2016

Proper denture and partial care is important for maintaining the life of the dentures as well as avoiding infectious diseases. This video provides the viewer all you need to know about caring for dentures and partials for successful senior dental care including maintenance, cleaning and storage techniques and securing and removing dentures. 

Presenter:  Brittney Wappes -University of Texas Health Science Center - San Antonio, TX
Periodontics Department - Dental Hygiene Division 

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Denture Adhesives and Senior Dental Care

Posted on February 16, 2016

Keeping dentures secure and comfortable is important for everyone. As a caregiver caring for someone who has dentures it is important to know the proper techniques for securing and removing the dentures as well as the the types of adhesives available and how to use them. This video offers techniques for securing and removing dentures for successful senior dental care.

Presenter:  Nina Galicki, University of Texas Health Science Center - San Antonio, TX
Periodontics Department - Dental Hygiene Division 

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Building Trust in Senior Dental Care

Posted on February 16, 2016

Communication is key in building trust with dental patients.This is especially true with senior dental care and those with dementia. Great tips and techniques for success in dental care of the elderly. 

Presenter:  Bree Valentic, University of Texas Health Science Center - San Antonio, TX
Periodontics Department - Dental Hygiene Division 

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