New Additions to Audiovisual Library - 2015


The following titles are new to the DSHS Audiovisual Library in 2015. To order an item (Texas residents only), please contact us at: Texas Department of State Health Services, Audiovisual Library, 1100 W. 49th Street, Mail Code 1975, Austin, TX 78756-3199, Toll free: 1-888-963-7111 ext. 7260, (512) 776-7260, Fax: 512-776-7474, e-mail

Do you have a suggestion for a new audiovisual title to add to the collection or a new health and safety video topic? We want to hear from you!
See also New Additions to the Early Childhood Intervention (ECI) and Rehabilitation Services collections.

See also New Additions to Audiovisual Library - 2013-14



7 steps to reduce the risk of SIDS - DV0853
DVD 15 min. 2013 Adult
This DVD teaches parents about the importance of back sleeping, providing a safe sleep environment, the use of pacifiers for sleep, breastfeeding, and well-baby visits. Parents are cautioned to avoid smoking and alcohol.

100 answers 20 question 6 perspectives - DV0876
DVD 130 min. 2012 Adult, Professional
This program is a compilation of honest answers about dementia from medical doctors, professional care partners, family members, and a person living with the disease. This DVD empowers families to deal with dementia on their own terms and encourages healthcare professionals to provide person- and family-centered care. Viewers will learn how to help those with dementia to continue to live purposefully. They also learn about the different forms of dementia, useful medications, behavioral concerns, and end-of-life care.

Adult, infant, and child CPR and AED awareness - DV0874
DVD 31 min. 2012 Adult
Included in this video is a step by step approach on what to do for an adult cardiac emergency, calling 911, and a comprehensive description and demonstration section on how to perform CPR for the adult age group. A brief introduction to the AED (Automated External Defibrillator), the importance of this life-saving device and how to operate one.

Anaphylaxis: what you should know about an allergic emergency (closed captioned) - DV0868
DVD 24 min. 2010 Adult
Anaphylaxis is a severe allergic reaction that involves a number of body systems and can be fatal within minutes. It is caused by allergies to certain foods, insect stings, medications, latex, or other allergens. There are up to 2,000 episodes of anaphylaxis per every 100,000 people each year. This program highlights ways to prevent anaphylaxis, shows how it is diagnosed, and discusses the available emergency treatments that can truly be life-saving.

Back safety basics - DV0882
DVD 10 min. 2009
Back injuries can affect workers in any type of occupation and devastate their quality of life. Many of the causes of back injury can be prevented by teaching employees how the back operates and the basics of proper lifting techniques, correct posture, and stretching exercises.

Basics: fruits and vegetables (closed captioned) - DV0869
DVD 16 min. 2008 JrH-SrH
Fruits and vegetables are an essential part of a healthy diet. In this program, Chef Paulette Mitchell discusses the variety of fruits and vegetables available while demonstrating preparation and cooking methods. Chef Paulette also demonstrates easy and delicious recipes including fruit kabobs, fruit smoothies, fruit ices, vegetable pizza, and a veggie tortilla roll-up

Color power: fruit and vegetables (closed captioned) - DV0867
DVD 24 min. 2014 JrH-SrH
When it comes to fruits and vegetables, more is better. Fruits and veggies are filled with a host of health-promoting benefits, but often times we fall short on our daily servings. How can we get ourselves to eat and enjoy more fruits and veggies? Viewers learn of the importance of eating fruits and vegetables, daily nutrition requirements, selection and basic preparation methods, proper portions and ways to incorporate more fruits and vegetables into their diet.

Communication difficulties - DV0877
DVD 41 min. 2009 Professional
This DVD discusses ways to assess the expressive and receptive skills of older adults with dementia or other medical conditions. It offers a number of interventions caregivers can apply, including the use of a 9-question assessment and intervention tool that promotes better overall communication and patient safety.

Delivering excellent customer service in the long-term care environment - DV0856
DVD 26 min. 2009 Professional
This DVD demonstrates important skills necessary to help caregivers provide care for their customers (residents and their families) and to ensure consistent customer satisfaction. Filled with practical information and useful instruction, this program illustrates the standard for excellent customer care.

Dementia in long-term care: communicating with residents - DV0855
DVD 23 min. 2012 Professional
Viewers learn of the communication difficulties associated with dementia. They see examples of verbal and non-verbal techniques to bridge the communication gap with residents with dementia. Caregivers can help residents by understanding residents’ capabilities and limitations, then using that knowledge to help provide individualized care.

Documentation: essentials of nursing documentation - DV0858
DVD 24 min. 2013 Professional
This program describes commonly used approaches to documentation, a review of the basic data to record in patient records, and practice guidelines to follow that protect patient privacy, comply with federal regulations, and protect the nurse against potential legal actions. It describes the functions of medical records, five commonly used approaches to documentation, lists the most common types of documenting mistakes and sources of inaccuracy, and explains the importance of maintaining patient confidentiality. It also describes strategies to preserve patient confidentiality at all times and explains how to address issues related to noncompliance, unusual occurrence reports and administrative considerations.

Driving stupid (closed captioned) - DV0863
DVD 16 min. 2014 Senior High - Adult
This program dramatizes that most teens overestimate their driving skills and underestimate the risks involved in texting while driving, driving drowsy, and driving under the influence. True to life stories accentuate these very real dangers. A young woman describes how a driver who was texting caused a crash that killed her parents and left her with severe injuries. Another teen describes falling asleep while driving and how the resulting crash left him wheel-chair bound for life. A trauma center nurse and a police officer describe the kinds of injuries they have seen for teenage victims of crashes due to alcohol and drugs. The film also shows teens participating in a driving skills program that safely exposes them to a variety of hazards and teaches them the importance of developing safe driving skills.

Getting control of yourself: anger management tools and techniques (closed captioned) - DV0870
DVD 75 min. 2012 Professional
Going beyond the old "count to 10, take a deep breath" models, and completely eliminating shame-based techniques, Christian Conte, PhD, offers radical new ways of understanding why people rage and how they can stop. Viewers learn about the neurochemistry of anger, how to recognize a client’s personal anger-types, and how to help clients master antidotes to each. In addition, they will become skilled at helping clients recognize triggers, detach from thoughts, and use self-awareness more effectively.

Hallmarks of good mental health (closed captioned) - DV0862
DVD 16 min. 2011 Senior High - Adult
This program helps viewers recognize the six key qualities that define good mental health in adolescence. The qualities that define good mental health are having satisfying relationships, being happy with one’s academic achievements, maintaining clear and achievable goals, being capable of delaying immediate gratification, making good choices, and resisting unhealthy peer pressure. Having a strong sense of self-esteem is especially highlighted: if you do not feel good about yourself, you are more likely to limit yourself and make bad choices. Each of the hallmarks is clearly demonstrated by real teens in a variety of settings, including at school, at home, and at play. The peer-to-peer approach focuses students’ attention on the key qualities that they should acquire as they make their way through adolescence.

Hazard communication in industrial facilities - DV0875
DVD 20 min. 2013 Adult
This DVD introduces employees to the Hazard Communication regulations and provides training on the various groups of chemicals found in the industrial environment. Created specifically to assist industrial facilities of all types in complying with federal, state and municipal hazard communication regulations, the course addresses the major education and training requirements in these chemical hazard laws.

Hearing conservation – basic training - DV0883
DVD 20 min. 2011 Adult
Hearing loss is easy to ignore; there is no pain, pressure, or bleeding as hearing loss from noise exposure occurs. It happens gradually and often is not noticed until it's too late. This program trains employees on the basic methods of protecting their ears from work-related hearing loss.

Heroin rising: cheap, addictive, and deadly (closed captioned) - DV0864
DVD 19 min. 2014 SrH-A
Teen heroin use is on the rise again. Heroin use can result in significant health problems including overdose and death; and, if sharing needles or other injection equipment, exposure to HIV, hepatitis C, and other diseases. This program interviews recovering teen heroin addicts to tell their cautionary stories. When, how and why did they start taking heroin? What damage did it do to their bodies and lives? How hard is it to stay clean? How many friends have overdosed on heroin? Drug abuse counselors add their advice and guidance on how to avoid this deadly drug.

HIPAA for healthcare workers - DV0857
DVD 18 min. 2014 Professional
This program describes the overall purpose and goals of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. It explains the role of the HIPAA advisory team as well as the role of the individual healthcare worker and five rules of administrative simplification.

Hospice services in long-term care - DV0879
DVD 16 min 2006 Professional
More and more long term care facilities are offering the option of special end of life care to residents by establishing relationships which bring hospice staff and philosophy into the nursing home. Find out how residents and their families benefit, how the process works, and the positive impact this collaboration provides for everyone. This DVD includes interviews with members of the Gilchrist Hospice team who regularly provide care in nursing homes. They discuss the one-on-one care they are able to give residents, how hospice is able to support families, and their role in educating staff on pain management and accommodating end of life wishes.

Influences on the health of individuals (closed captioned) - DV0871
DVD 18 min. 2010 SrH
This program was filmed in Australia. It explores the determinants of health or influences on health through practical examples over different life stages in today's society. It explains how health can be determined by a range of individual, social, cultural, environmental, and lifestyle factors that are dynamic and interrelated. We conclude by highlighting education and awareness as the greatest influences on our health and the decisions we make.

Introduction to GHS - DV0873
DVD 19 min. 2012 Adult
Created specifically to assist facilities in complying with the employee training requirements of OSHA's newly adopted GHS regulations, these products discuss the Globally Harmonized System for the Classification and Labeling of Chemicals. This program will review what the Globally Harmonized System is all about, why OSHA adopted the GHS, and the phase-in dates for implementing the GHS.

Last will and embezzlement - DV0878
DVD 23 min. 2011 Adult
This film examines the problem of financial elder abuse and its growing impact on a rapidly-aging population. It identifies why many older adults become vulnerable, tactics perpetrators use to gain trust, and what families and professionals can do to help protect loved ones and older adults in their care. Actor Mickey Rooney tells how he lost millions of dollars through a trusted family member.

Lifelong physical activity (closed captioned) - DV0872
DVD 15 min. 2012 JrH-SrH
This program was filmed in Australia. The benefits of regular physical activity from a young age are highlighted. Viewers will hear from Olympic rower Kim Crow and a number of amateur orienteers, as they discuss the physical, mental, and social outcomes of physical activity. The positive and negative aspects of group and individual activities are explored, including barriers to participation and how people from different backgrounds can overcome these challenges. This program provides valuable practical knowledge and the perfect motivation for getting started with any type of physical activity.
Staff Development

Miracle of birth 4: five birth stories - DV0854
DVD 61 min. 2014 Adult
From first contractions through birth, follow five women as they become new mothers. This diverse collection of birth stories shares personal experiences and emotions, emphasizes the importance of support people, and shows a variety of birth situations. Each intimate story offers a realistic view of common hospital births, while highlighting the benefits of skin-to-skin contact and breastfeeding. Natasha and Orion’s baby is born via a vaginal birth. Natasha uses natural comfort techniques before augmentation and choosing an analgesic. Jackie and Kevin have a long latent phase of labor before getting an epidural. Heather and Bill deliver twins vaginally with an epidural. Elana and Tim use a variety of comfort techniques and positions to have an unmedicated birth. Lea, a single mom, experiences an induced epidural birth. She tries several comfort techniques before getting an epidural.

Practical coach 2 - DV0861
DVD 25 min. 2014 Adult
Restricted to employees of the Texas Health and Human Services agencies and their contractors. The simplicity of letting employees know that what they do matters to you, remains the central message for those who supervise others. This program identifies the three most critical times to intervene as a coach. Managers are urged to intervene when they see good work, poor work, and a dead-end road. Managers are given specific examples of how to coach employees through each situation.

Resident’s rights: the resident’s perspective - DV0881
DVD 20 min. 2009 Professional
Residents themselves define the meaning of resident’s rights. In a series of interviews, residents emphasize that a resident’s room is a resident’s home. Anyone who enters a room is a guest and should respect that resident’s privacy and choices. A knock on the door, a courteous greeting, knowing personal preferences and offering choices are all included in their comments. They have preferences about activities in which they would like to participate, opinions about going outside, and where they would like to sit. The desire of residents to control their own destinies should be accommodated whenever possible.

Resident’s rights: why residents refuse necessary care - DV0880
DVD 15 min. 2011 Professional
When residents refuse care or make poor health choices, nursing assistants find themselves in a difficult position. At some point, all nursing assistants will be confronted with residents who refuse to be bathed, change soiled clothes, take medications, or other necessary care. The challenge for the nursing assistant is to respect the resident’s right to make these choices, however still make sure necessary care is provided.

Respectful communicator: the part you play - DV0859
1 DVD + 1 CD-ROM 15 min. 2011 Adult
Restricted to employees of the Texas Health and Human Services agencies and their contractors. In today's diverse workplace, a number of things can undermine successful communication, including a perceived lack of respect or inclusion. This program shows how taking a few extra steps can keep misunderstandings to a minimum. It illustrates how to communicate clearly without demeaning, devaluing, or offending others.

Respectful workplace: it starts with you - DV0860
1 DVD + 1 CD-ROM 18 min. 2011 Adult
Restricted to employees of the Texas Health and Human Service agencies and their contractors. This program combines dramatic vignettes and helpful onscreen hosts to illustrate actions individuals must take to ensure that their workplace is respectful and inclusive. They must avoid clearly discriminatory or intolerant behavior and respect the unique perspective and knowledge each person has to offer. They should act in ways that encourage people and let go of the belief that only one way is the right way. Employees are taught that while they don't need to be best friends with everyone on the team, they must respect each other, and appreciate their differences and look for the value that each person brings to the overall group effort

Skinny on solid fats (closed captioned) - DV0865
DVD 17 min. 2013 Senior High
This program explains the different types of fat and why solid fats are harmful to your health (and waistline!). Take a ride on an LDL and HDL raft to discover how fats affect your cholesterol. Find out where fats hide in your diet and ways to reduce the amount you consume.

Think before you drink: sugar shockers and beverage tips (closed captioned)- DV0866
DVD 25 min. 2014 Senior High
Soft drinks, sweetened teas, specialty coffee drinks, sports drinks, fruit-flavored juices, and energy drinks are sugary, empty-calorie culprits that contribute to rising rates of obesity and other chronic diseases. Viewers will discover the best beverage bets and learn more about how to make healthy choices through short video segments.

Understanding pregnancy: a comprehensive guide - DV0852
DVD 78 min. 2012 Adult
This DVD teaches expectant parents how to keep themselves and their babies. This DVD models healthy habits and partner involvement, all while stressing the importance of good prenatal health. Animation brings fetal development to life and will motivate moms to take good care of themselves throughout pregnancy. Viewers learn about nutrition, exercise, discomforts, hazards, and the emotional ups and downs of pregnancy.

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