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CINAHL Plus with Full Text provides authoritative coverage for thousands of journals from the fields of nursing and allied health. It covers nursing, biomedicine, health sciences librarianship, alternative/complementary medicine, consumer health and dozens of allied health disciplines.
ProQuest Nursing & Allied Health Source™ provides users with reliable healthcare information covering nursing, allied health, alternative and complementary medicine, and much more. This versatile database is designed to meet the needs of researchers at healthcare facilities as well as nursing and allied health programs at academic institutions.
Journal of Medical Insight is a peer-reviewed surgical video journal / virtual operating theatre. JOMI has published surgeons operating at Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Charite Hospital (in Berlin), Duke Medical Center, Rothman Institute, and many others and, at present, primarily focuses on general surgery, orthopaedics, orthopaedic trauma, neurosurgery, and head and neck surgery.
These are a selection of books available from the library in both print and electronic formats. More are available when you search the catalog.
With a strong emphasis on hands-on learning, this highly practical text helps you develop the phlebotomy-related knowledge and skills you need to become a confident, competent health care professional. The Fifth Edition accelerates learning by following key topics immediately with relevant exercises, integrating workbook elements and textbook content to deliver a complete learning experience. The text covers the latest professional standards and competencies while thoughtfully connecting them to the realities of practice today. Step-by-step guidelines for more than 20 collection procedures are provided, along with real-life scenarios and prompts emphasizing the phlebotomist's legal and ethical role in patient care decisions. Full-color photographs highlight important steps and relevant equipment, while illustrations depict anatomical components critical to proper technique. In addition, the digital edition includes videos and interactive exercises ideal for today's learners.
Up-to-date and easy-to-navigate, A Manual of Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests, 10th Edition is the perfect point-of-care guide for nurses and health professionals caring for patients undergoing diagnostic tests and procedures. Organized the way a nurse thinks--by specimen and function--this proven resource describes an extensive array of tests for diverse populations, providing step-by-step guidance on correct procedure, tps for accurate interpretation, and expert information on patient preparation and aftercare. Find the right test with ease , whether you know the name or not. Reference critical safety information at a glance with Clinical Alerts. Quickly access relevant Abbreviations and units of measurements. Master key information with helpful tips, inclusion of both conventional and SI units, and coverage of clinical implications for increased and decreased values.
Designed for shorter programs of 85 hours or fewer, Mosby's Essentials for Nursing Assistants, 6th Edition provides coverage of the concepts and skills that are essential for becoming a nursing assistant. Known for its reader-friendly approach, and bright visual presentation, the text covers OBRA-mandated content including step-by-step procedures for 76 skills covered on the latest NATSEP certification exams. With focus on quality of life in the patient/person and self-pride in the nursing assistant this concise text emphasizes the importance of treating residents with respect while providing safe, competent, and efficient care. New features include Focus on Math to help you master the formulas and calculations necessary for safe and effective caregiving and Focus on Pride: Application, which directs you to focus on residents' emotional and mental needs during specific procedures. Over 75 procedures boxes are divided into step-by-step format with instructions for performing each skill, including Quality of Life courtesies, Pre-procedure, Procedure, and Post-Procedure sections to make learning critical skills easier. Concise coverage of nursing assistant content written at a 7th grade reading level that's ideal and easy to use in classes with shorter hour requirements. Promoting?Safety and Comfort boxes highlight important considerations for providing safe and effective care while promoting patient comfort. Focus on PRIDE boxes highlight personal and professional responsibility, rights and respect, independence and social interaction, delegation and teamwork, and ethics and laws, encouraging you to promote pride in the person, family, and themselves. Caring about Culture boxes contain information to help you learn about the various practices of other cultures. Focus on Practice boxes at the end of each chapter present short case scenarios with questions so students can consider practical applications for providing patient care. Focus on Communication boxes suggest what to say and questions to ask when interacting with patients, residents, visitors, and the nursing team to ensure clear communication in practice. Delegation Guidelines identify the nursing assistant's specific responsibilities in accepting commonly delegated tasks. NEW! Getting a Job chapter describes the professional skills you need for seeking and landing a job after certification. NEW! Focus on Math feature increases your critical thinking and calculation skills to assist you in performing a variety of procedures. NEW! Urinary Catheters chapter focuses on safety concerns surrounding perineal care. NEW! Content on electronic communication covers safety rules and wrongful use of electronic communication methods including cell phones and social media. NEW! Focus on Pride: Application examines residents' emotional and mental wellbeing during care for specific issues.
This collection will help prepare future allied health professionals for practice across a diverse range of health care settings, whether they are learning how to draw blood, administer medications, or help deliver a baby. The videos include titles from trusted producers such as Elsevier, NEVCO, Center for Phlebotomy Education, InJoy Health Education, Classroom Productions, and others.
This collection is designed not only to help nursing students excel in their studies and pass licensure exams, but also to prepare them for long-term job success in an increasingly complex health care system.
See complete male and female anatomy models including 3D cross-sections with MRI scans and cadaver images for comparison, microanatomy, detailed bone models that show bony landmarks, and muscle anatomy that includes origin and insertion details, and animated muscle actions.
Standardized test-preparation materials including tutorials and/or practice tests for academic and licensing tests such as the GMAT, GRE, MCAT, Corrections Officer Practice Tests, Praxis I; Praxis II: Subject Assessments, TOEFL Practice Tests, and more.
Are you ready to start research on a topic for this course? Here are some tips from the library:
Search the right places. Where does the information you need live? Is it available through Google or do you need a specialized library database to freely access it? Make sure you pick the right resource when searching.
Search multiple places. Well-rounded research usually involves searching in multiple places. Don't limit yourself to just one place.
Use the subject headings. Databases usually tag things so that you can easily see everything on a specific topic. Find the subject headings that are related to your topic rather than relying just on a keyword search.
Use synonyms. Think carefully about your search terms (phrases, not sentences!) and try synonyms of your search terms.
Use Boolean Logic. This will help you get a smaller list of highly relevant results rather than a huge list of barely relevant results.
Don't wait until the last minute. Libraries usually can share resources with each other. If there is something you need that we don't have, we can possibly get it for you. This takes time though, so don't put off your research!
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