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Richmond: Medical Assisting

Fortis College's Richmond Learning Resource Center connects students with the resources and help they need, both on campus and at home.

Drug & Pharmaceutical Information

Government Resources

US Department of Labor - summary and statistics of Medical Assistants from the Occupational Outlook Handbook.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)- website includes an A-Z index to hundreds of health and safety topics. – This resource has proven tremendously beneficial to current medical assistants, covering every relevant healthcare-related topic. The site is maintained and updated by the United States Department of Health and Human Services in an effort to maintain heightened awareness throughout the healthcare industry.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services – In addition to a number of valuable resources, the website lists numerous grants and apprenticeships for aspiring nurses and medical assistants.

Medical Assisting at Fortis

Introductions, Overviews, & Definitions

Web Resources for Medical Assistants

Medical Terminology--This website is helpful to identify prefixes, roots, and suffixes for medical terminology.

Health Care Administration– The site covers a range of topics for medical professionals, assistants, and anyone interested in public health or the medical industry.

Gale Interactive Human Anatomy-  This site allows you to explore human anatomy using 3D models.  The site also provides detailed descriptions of anatomy which the computer can read to you and also breaks things down by systems in the body.  They also provide related research articles.

MedlinePlus: Drugs, Herbs, and Supplements- Learn about your prescription drugs and over-the-counter medicines, including side effects, dosage, special precautions, and more. Browse dietary supplements and herbal remedies to learn about their effectiveness, usual dosage, and drug interactions.

DailyMed-This website provides health information providers and the public with a standard, comprehensive, up-to-date, look-up and download resource of medication content and labeling as found in medication package inserts. The National Library of Medicine (NLM) provides this as a public service and does not accept advertisements.

Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Database- Search for plant and chemical information.

Dietary Supplement Label Database- Full label contents from a sample of dietary supplement products marketed in the U.S. Joint project of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS) and National Library of Medicine (NLM).

Testing- Provides information and guides regarding medical tests available.  Allows users to understand what is tested and measured by medical tests.

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