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Educational Media
This three-times a year newsletter is published by the Renton Technical College Library.  If you have any suggestions for topics, please call the library at     (425) 235-2331, or  email  Laura Staley at

The library has over 1300 videos and DVDs covering the RTC curriculum. Want to know if we have anything for your RTC program? Call us at (425) 235-2331.

The library is located at: 3000 NE Fourth St, Renton, WA 98056



Healthy Healthcare

Violence in the hospital—12 minutes. Live action. This video covers the warning signs of impending violence,  “the assault cycle” —the behavior that leads up to an assault—and examines ways of defusing an angry patient or family member.  It also covers what staff should do if they are threatened, or see another staff member threatened. MEDIA  363.15 VIOLENC 1996h


Reducing Radiological Exposure—22 minutes.  Live action. Aimed at nurses, but informative for anyone who works around medical devices that emit radiation. Includes the effects of ionizing radiation, shielding, scatter, monitoring exposure, and safe behavior.  MEDIA 616.075702 REDUCIN 2001e.


Safety for hospital housekeepers— 22 minutes. This video offers several tips on maintaining a safe work environment, including reporting defective equipment, cleaning up spills, removing objects on the floor and avoiding horseplay.  Also covers avoiding needle-sticks and mixing unknown chemicals. Each point is reinforced with a question, and a brief pause to identify the correct answer. MEDIA 647.9561 SAFETY 2002f

       Office Safety

Computer Workstation Safety—21 minutes. The nature of computer hazards, and ways to avoid injury. Covers repetitive motion injuries, eyestrain due to poor lighting, and muscular distress. Looks at how to organize your workspace to encourage safe work practices.  MEDIA 620.82 COMPUTE 2002w

You and Office Safety—9 minutes.  A dated—but funny—look at office dangers, including slips, trips, and falls. This is a humorous way to start a serious discussion. MEDIA 363.11 YOU 1969c 05223

Safety in the Office – Live action. Humorous – 15 minutes.  Avoiding the most common causes of accidents in offices—slips, trips and falls, and back injuries. Also covers electrical shock and fire hazards.  MEDIA 363.11 SAFETY 1992o

Safety orientation for office environment—12 minutes. Serious, thorough discussion of electrical, chemical, fire and ergonomic safety.  Mentions MSDS.  MEDIA 363.11 SAFETY 1995o


Terrorism Response

Bomb Threat Procedures—19 minutes.  Planning for and dealing with bomb threats. The most useful part of this video is  probably the section titled “Bomb Threat Response” which covers exactly what to do when you receive a bomb threat.  MEDIA 363.106 BOMB 1997t

Bioterrorism for Healthcare – 13 minutes. Live action, some animation. How to detect a bioterrorism- caused epidemic, the symptoms of plague, anthrax, smallpox, and botulism, how they are transmitted, health precautions, how to minimize public anxiety. Some epidemiological hints.  MEDIA 363.3202461 BIOTERR 2002h .   See also

Chemical Terrorism for Healthcare MEDIA 617.102 CHEMICA 2004t and Radiological Terrorism for Healthcare MEDIA 616.9897 RADIOL 2002t

HazMat/WMD Awareness—DVD—OSHA ”Hazwoper” Awareness Level training for people who may encounter hazardous waste spills. MEDIA 363.17 HAZMAT 2006


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