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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.

Introductions, Overviews, & Definitions

Web Resources for Medical Assistants

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

(anatomyEXPERT) Thousands of 3D models, illustrations, and photographs of the human body. Complete description of anatomy structures and audio pronounciation tool. Simple to use, but with ability to zoom, pan, drag, and rotate viewing angle if the image is 3D.

Medi-Smart – Medi-Smart is a comprehensive resource covering a broad range of topics related to nursing. Medical assistants can access the site to learn about numerous topics related to nursing and healthcare in general.

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.
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.
Natural Standard: Foods, Herbs & Supplements
With your AML log-in, you can access the herbs and supplements database within the Natural Standard database.
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).

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