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Nursing & Allied Health

This collection of web sites has been created to help you manage your time online while sometimes saving you valuable time during the research process. These categorized links provide nurse clinicians and allied healthcare professionals with some of the most timely, comprehensive and relevant clinical information to improve patient care.

We aim to make the clinician's task of information gathering simpler, more fruitful, and less time-consuming as we provide educational tools you may need to stay current in your professions.

Check back often for new and updated resources which will be denoted by our "new" sign.

To begin the process choose a category listed below and click on it. Then find a resource that best fits your requirements. Click on that link and you will be taken to that site which will open in a separate window. When finished at that website, simply close that window and you will be back where you began!

Resource Categories

  • General Nursing Sites
  • Information Literacy for Evidence-Based Nursing Practice
    (from Western Connecticut State University)
    Medscape Nurses free registration required
    Resources for Nurses and Families

  • Evidence Based Nursing
  • Evidence-Based Medicine Tutorial
    (from Florida State University College of Medicine)
    EBP: Evidence-Based Practice
    (from the University of Washington)
    Evidence Based Nursing
    (from the University of North Carolina)
    Resources for Evidence-Based Nursing
    (from McMaster University)

  • Nursing CEU <--- click on the link to the left

  • Nursing and Allied Health Databases
  • InfoTrac's Nursing & Allied Health Collection contact library staff for offsite access
    Provides full-text coverage of many of the titles cited in CINAHL.
    Lippincott's Nursing Procedures and Skills
    Find detailed descriptions of procedures in a program that allows users to identify the needed procedure quickly and easily. Nurses can scroll through an alphabetical list, browse by nursing or clinical category, or perform a search to identify a particular procedure.
    Nursing Resources: A Self-Paced Tutorial and Refresher
    An instructional tool for online resources.
    PubMed Online Training
    TRIP Database: The Search Engine for Evidence-Based Medicine
    Try This:® Best Practices in Nursing Care to Older Adults
    The John A. Hartford Foundation-funded project created this web-based resource including demonstration videos, and a corresponding print series featured in the Lippincott's Nursing Center. Locate the specific article from this series there, you can then find it in AJN via Ovid

  • Nursing Textbooks (click here for additional books in our collection of Online Textbooks in Nursing)
  • Easy Auscultation "new"
    The heart and lung sound reference guides provide quick access to over 150 real and simulated auscultations with most available FREE!
    Interactive Atlas of Thoracic Viscera
    Provided by the Digital Anatomist Project, Dept. Biological Structure, the University of Washington.
    Heart and Lung Sounds
    Listen and learn to distinguish the differences between the normal and abnormal heart sound from Littman Stethescopes (all that is needed is a multimedia player)
    medi/Lexicon's Medical Dictionary
    medi/Lexicon provides many methods to lookup a word in Stedman's Medical Dictionary. An extra feature they have added is fuzzy logic search that uses Google's search engine to provide alternative variations on your search.
    Merriam Webster Medical Dictionary; 2012
    Practical Clinical Skills
    The simulation-based training modules include lessons on heart sounds, murmurs, lung sounds, carotid bruit, blood pressure assessment and EKGs. Try the mobile versions, as well.

  • Nursing and Technology
  • Epocrates
    Johns Hopkins ABX Guide
    All handheld and mobile devices are supported in using this "decision support tool" providing clinicians with concise, timely information about the diagnosis and treatment of infectious diseases especially at the point of care.
    Medical Calculators
    70+ medical calculators from Tucows the freeware and shareware web site!
    Mobile MerckMedicus
    Download and use an integrated set of useful medical resources for your PDA.

  • Nutrition
  • AACE Inpatient Glycemic Control Resource Center
    The AACE Inpatient Glycemic Control Resource Center is an educational tool from the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) that can be used to inform, educate, empower, and assist different members of the healthcare team.
    Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics | formerly the American Dietetic Association (ADA)
    For the Health Professionals
    For the Public
    For Students
    Resources in Spanish Language
    ADA Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes 2016
    ChooseMyPlate Food Guidance System
    ChooseMyPlate Plan helps you choose the foods and amounts that are right for you. For a quick estimate of what and how much you need to eat use the ChooseMyPlate box. More detailed food assessments can be found by using ChooseMyPlate SuperTracker. Here is information specifically for nutrition professionals which also has some available at the ChooseMyPlate Daily Food Plans website.
    The Fast Food Explorer
    Glycemic Index and GI Database
    The Glycemic Index by David Mendosa
    International Bibliographic Information on Dietary Supplements (IBIDS) Database
    Nutrition Analysis Tools 2.0
    From the Food Science and Human Nutrition Department at the University of Illinois
    Nutrition Source
    Produced by the Harvard School of Public Health,
    USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference

  • Nutrition Textbooks
  • Clinical ADA Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes 2016   "new"
    American Diabetes Association presents their clinical practice recommendations in their entirety as published each year in January. Click on the year to find the previously published clinical practice recommendations for 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, and 1996 versions here.
    Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2015-2020 , 8th ed.; 2015. "new"
    Since 1980, the Guidelines have been jointly issued and updated every 5 years by the Departments of Agriculture (USDA) and Health and Human Services (HHS). Click here for the previous Dietary Guidelines.
    Dietary Reference Intakes: Applications in Dietary Planning (2003)
    Preventing Childhood Obesity: Health in the Balance (2005)

  • Occupational Therapy
  • CUErgo: Cornell University Ergonomics Web "new"
    CUErgo presents information from research studies and departmental projects focusing on ways to enhance usability by improving the ergonomics to enhance people's comfort, performance and health especially in the workplace.
    e-Hand: The Electronic Textbook of Hand Surgery
    This site matches the skills you want to work on, with the materials you have, to a detailed treatment activity that will help you strengthen certain skills.
    This is a database that contains abstracts of systematic reviews and randomised controlled trials relevant to occupational therapy.
    PoinTIS - Point of Care, Team-based Information System
    This site provides comprehensive information on spinal cord injury rehabilitation and traumatic brain injury rehabilitation.

  • Online Journals / Newsletters for Nursing and Allied Health
  • The Annals of Long-Term Care
    Cath Lab Digest
    Clinical Geriatrics
    EP Lab Digest
    The Internet Journal of Advanced Nursing Practice
    Johns Hopkins Nursing
    Nursing Times
    Online Journal of Rural Nursing and Health Care "new"
    Ostomy Wound Management
    Today's Wound Clinic
    World Wide Wounds

  • Pharmacy
  • Drug Digest "new"
    FDA Drugs "new"
    Approved Drug Products with Therapeutic Equivalence Evaluations
    Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP)
    Lexicomp Online
    Available only to staff of Samaritan Health Services.
    Monthly Prescribing Reference (MPR)
    RxList - The Internet Drug Index
    Virtual Pharmacy Center

  • Pharmacy CE <--- click on the link to the left

  • Pharmacy Journals / Newsletters / News
  • Drug Topics
    Journal of Managed Care Pharmacy
    Pharmacy Today
    U.S. Pharmacist

  • Pharmacy Textbooks
  • Electronic Orange Book: Approved Drug Products with Therapeutic Equivalence Evaluations
    Medical Abbreviations Dictionary

  • Physical Therapy
  • Hosford Muscle Tables
    Hypermuscle: Muscles in Action
    PEDro: Physiotherapy Evidence Database
    PT Central
    Physicial Therapy [free full text after 1 year]
    Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine Collection contact library staff for offsite access
    Physiopedia "new"
    Think Wikipedia for physiotherapists with the content of Physiopedia being driven by experts and representing an evidence-based approach to patient care which is collaboratively edited.
    The portal covers rehab topics of interest for physiatrists, orthopedic & spine surgeons, and pain physicians. Use the search engine to search more than 400 rehab topics.
    (Virtual) Sports Injury Clinic
    You will find information on over 100 sports injuries. Get started by clicking on the image to the right or select from the links to the left or directly below.

  • Physician Assistant
  • Advance for NPs & PAs
    FREE Registration recommended.
    APCToday (Advanced Practice Clinicians Today)
    FREE Registration required for back issues.
    JAAPA: Journal of the American Academy of Physicians Assistants
    The Internet Journal of Academic Physician Assistants

  • Social Work
  • The Caregiver's Handbook
    COMBI: Center for Outcome Measurement in Brain Injury
    A large guide list to free Internet resource instruments for Quality of Life Assessment in Medicine from MAPI Research Institute.
    Stroke Scales & Tools
    Tools for Clinical Materials
    A tool is a document, spreadsheet or other file that you may download and use in your quality improvement work. These tools support the actions to be taken to achieve success with a particular strategy.

  • Speech-Language Pathology
  • Audiology Awareness Campaign
    Dysphagia Resource Center
    speech-language-therapy dot com
    The Stuttering Homepage

  • Patient Information Handouts
  • AAFP 's
    American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Public Information
    American Congress of Obstetricians & Gynecologists Patient Education Pamphlets
    You will find a large collection of patient education pamphlets in both English and Spanish ready for printing.
    Facts for Families
    From the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry.
    Health Information Handouts - Listed by Topics
    Produced by the McKinley Health Center of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    Heart and Stroke Encyclopedia
    JAMA Patient Page
    Find over 460 different topics with a new one each week.
    Multilingual / Multicultural Health Brochures, Translation Tools, and Information Resources
    Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine Articles for Patients
    From Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine Department of the University of Washington
    Society of Thoracic Surgeons Patient Information
    UpToDate for Patients
    Learn more about a diagnosis, treatment options presented, or a medical condition. All this to help you make informed decisions as you work with your healthcare provider.

  • Patient Safety Information
  • AHRQ Patient Safety Network (PSNet)
    AHRQ Patient Safety Tools: Improving Safety at the Point of Care (Toolkits by Setting Type) "new"
    AHRQ WebM&M: Morbidity and Mortality Rounds Patient Safety Web Journal
    ASHP Resource Center on Patient Safety
    Patient Safety Fact Sheets from the Joint Commission
    Patient Safety Resource Center from the National Patient Safety Foundation
    RID: Reduce Infection Deaths

  • Medical Terminology / Coding / Transcription
  • Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) ICD-10 Web site
    ICD-10 codes must be used on all HIPAA transactions, including outpatient claims with dates of service, and inpatient claims with dates of discharge on and after October 1, 2013. Select the links to the left on the homepage to access CMS' ICD-10 and Version 5010 transition resources for your industry segment.
    e-MDs ICD-9 Coding Search
    ICD-10-CM-/PCS Myths & Facts Sheet
    This fact sheet from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services summarizes structural differences between the two coding systems, and explains how organizations and facilities should be planning for the change. "new" takes the ICD-10 coding book and adds over 4.2 million cross references between codes to make finding what you need fast and easy. Here you will find the •2012 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Codes, •2012 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Codes-Index, and a tool to •Convert between ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM codes.
    Medical Terminology "new"
    This is a complete and self-contained course in modern medical terminology through SweetHaven Publishing.
    Practical Skill Building for the ICD-10 Coder
    This series of quizzes is designed to test your knowledge and provide you with basic, intermediate and advance skill building exercises in the application of ICD-10.
    Understanding Medical Words: A Tutorial from the National Library of Medicine
    This tutorial from the National Library of Medicine teaches you about medical words, how to put together parts of medical words, along with quizzes to see what you've learned. Please note that you will need the Flash Player to view the programs.
    Transcriptionist Reference Shelf "new"
    This organized list of resources has been created for Transcriptionists whether working at home or within a hospital. New links will be added regularly.

    Page Last Updated: April 13, 2017