The following streaming videos are offered free-of-charge by various government organizations, universities, private companies, and hospitals.
Anatomy Videos - A series of videos on body systems and disorders, sponsored by MedlinePlus.
CDC-TV - "CDC-TV videos cover a variety of health, safety and preparedness topics as part of CDC′s goal of achieving true improvements in people′s lives by accelerating health impact and reducing health disparities."
eMedTV - Informational videos designed to help patients plan healthcare decisions with their physician.
Mayo Clinic - The official YouTube channel of the Mayo Clinic. Features a variety of videos on medical and public health topics.
MIT Video Health Channel - Videotaped lectures on health topics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering - These videos show the latest technological advances in diagnosis and treatment of diseases.
Stanford Health Video Library - Videotaped lectures of experts discussing the latest developments in medicine.
Videos of Surgical Procedures - Another series of medical videos provided by MedlinePlus.
Films on Demand offers over 18,000 high-quality academic videos in most academic disciplines. The link to the database can be found here. Links to two sample videos are provided below.
The Patient Care Nursing Team - "Wherever people need wellness services, acute care for an illness or injury, or medical support when bedridden or shut-in, nurses are standing by. This video introduces students to the rewarding career of nursing, the largest health care profession in America. Incorporating interviews with working nurses from a range of medical specialties, the program describes the challenges that nurses face in a variety of work environments—including hospitals, clinics, schools, and homes—and outlines the education and licensing process that nurses must complete. The importance of organization, coping with stress, and the personal and emotional benefits of nursing are also communicated."
Wound Management - "Effective wound care extends far beyond disinfection and dressing. In fact, wound management is a cornerstone of proper hospitalization, and nurses and nursing assistants may be required to assess, plan, implement, and evaluate the care of wounds. In order to fulfill these roles, it is critical to have an understanding of the diverse procedures involved. This program illustrates skin anatomy in a wound-care context, explores wound classification, and depicts wound treatment, dressings, and documentation. Viewers learn about the age-depth-color and red-yellow-black systems of classification, debridement procedures, the use of normal saline solution, the application of foam or hydrocolloid dressings, and more."