Selected readings from Delmar's Maternal-Infant Nursing Care Plans, by Karla L. Luxner Unit 1-Pregnancy & Appendices
|Resource||Type of Evidence||Level in Evidence Pyramid|
|AHRQ Evidence Reports||Guidelines, Evidence Summaries||Summaries|
|Campbell Collaboration Library||Systematic Reviews||Syntheses|
|CINAHL||RCTs, cohorts, case-control studies||Single Studies|
|Clinical Evidence||Evidence Summaries||Summaries|
|Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews||Systematic Reviews||Syntheses|
|DARE||Abstracts of Systematic Reviews||Abstract or Syntheses|
|DynaMed||All types||Meta-search engine|
|EMBASE||Bibliographic database for biomedical and pharmaceutical literature||Single studies and Systematic reviews|
|Evidence Based Nursing Journal (available in the library)||Research studies and reviews - critically appraised||Synopses of syntheses and synopses of single studies|
|National Guideline Clearinghouse (NGC)||Guidelines||Summaries|
|Natural Medicines Comprehensive database||Evidence Summaries, reference monograph||Summaries|
|PUBMED Clinical Queries (MEDLINE)||Research articles||Single studies and syntheses|
|PUBMED Systematic Reviews||Systematic Reviews||Syntheses|
|Registered Nurses Association of Ontario (RNAO)||Guidelines||Summaries|
|SumSearch||All types||Meta-search engine|
|TRIP (Turning Practice Into Research)||All types||Search engine|
|U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)||Guidelines||Summaries|
|PEDro||Physiotherapy Evidence Database||Summaries|
|Note: Some resources are by paid subscription only.|
Online Training Did you know that nurses must possess the skills to extract evidence-based information from online computer resources in order to provide the highest quality nursing care? In other words, nurses must be information literate. Did you also know that in the absence of information literacy skills, evidence-based practices cannot be implemented? The LISTEN (Learning Information Seeking and Technology for Evidence-based Nursing practice) project aims to address these issues and then some.
MMWR, Mortality and Morbidity Weekly Report
Your best resource for passing your tests are your teachers!
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National Council State Board Nursing provides comprehensive information about the test, test preparation, test plans, and what to expect on test day.
Quizlet is a free online learning tool to create study flashcards. Share cards with others and use on mobile devices.
collection of 64 sounds, easily identified by title by Dr. Ghanashyam Vaidya.
hort videos covering-Physical assessments, Inter muscular injections, Vitals, I.V. treatment, Transfers, Catheters, Nursing Diagnoses, Meds prep, and administration
Anatomy / Physiology / Pathology
Mayo Clinic Symptom Checker-Foot pain? Headache? Sore throat? Skin rash? Use this guide to find out what's causing your symptom.
Healthline-Human Body Maps- an interactive visual search tool that allows users to explore the human body in 3-D. Users can search multiple layers of the human anatomy, view systems and organs down to their smallest parts, and understand in detail how the human body works.
MEDtropolis: Home of the Virtual Body- An interactive guide to the body systems in English or Spanish. Find disease, condition, and injury fact sheets for more than 6500 conditions in the library. Watch video animations on medical procedures and wellness.
Drugs / Dosages / Math / Calculators
A Practical Guide to Clinical Medicine - sites and resources compiled by the University of California.
Lab Tests Online- designed to help patients or caregivers to better understand the many clinical lab tests that are part of routine care as well as diagnosis and treatment of a broad range of conditions and diseases. A peer-reviewed site produced by the American Association for Clinical Chemistry.
MDcalc- for medical professionals to help do calculations and process algorithms and scores.
The Merck Manual for Health Care Professionals: Clinical Calculator- calculators, conversion tables, drug tables, abbreviations and useful sites.
Fundamentals / Theory / Terminology
Nursing Theory-a list of major nursing theorists who have contributed to the development of professional nursing practice.
CoxHealth: Nursing Theory & Theorists-information about books, journals, and websites that provide in-depth reviews of nursing theories.
Who Named It- a biographical dictionary of medical eponyms (word related to medicine, whose name is derived from a person).
Medical Mnemonics- A free, non-profit, online searchable database of medical mnemonics to help remember the important details.