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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Great Videos -- Global Health Media Project


Global Health Media Project has recently announced the arrival of ten great videos on newborn care best practices for front-line providers and healthcare workers in low-resource settings.

The first video I selected to watch was the video titled “Basic Skills”. The video was easy to watch and was demonstrated a live setting. Some of the information is very basic, but is always a nice review even if it is a skill you may perform daily. I would suggest that any nurse venturing out into the volunteering world in areas where supplies and resources are low to view these videos for helpful tips. 

One of the other great things about these videos are that they are free of charge and are available and formatted for two download options a mobile phone version (smaller file size with lower resolution) and a laptop/tablet version (medium size and resolution). Global Health Media Project newborn series videos are free of charge in low-resource settings through their Creative Commons license.

Our videos “bring to life” critical health care information for providers and populations in low-resource settings

Here are some of the topics covered in the newborn videos:
       
          BASIC SKILLS
          NEWBORN PHYSICAL EXAM
          REFERRING A SICK BABY
          INSERTING A GASTRIC TUBE
          FEEDING WITH A GASTRIC TUBE
          SETTING UP AN IV LINE
          INSERTING AN IV
          TAKING A HEEL BLOOD SAMPLE
          BREATHING PROBLEMS
          UMBILICAL INFECTIONS

What’s even better is the organization is getting ready to produce 25 additional newborn care videos, and a Spanish voice-over is planned in the next few months.  Additionally the media project has established two distribution partnerships, one with Health Phone in India, with videos embedded on a memory chip in a mobile phone…this gives health care workers access to visual training tools in 15 Indian languages without the need for Internet connectivity. Other programs taking advantage of this is the Perinatal Education Program in South Africa, here they will be embedding the videos into their eBooks, self-managed learning programs for nurses and midwives in southern Africa.

I invite you to check the videos out and to give feedback directly to Global Health Media Project. For more information, please check out their About tab  and click on “Terms of Use”.

The videos are easily accessible on their website at http://globalhealthmedia.org or by directly going to the videos at http://globalhealthmedia.org/newborn/videos/