The Learning Center has a new print system. The new printer requires the following:
Printing costs 6 cents a page, is black and white only, and can print double-sided if your request it. If printing from a personal laptop you will need to install new printer drivers which are available at the Bevoware web site.
The Learning Center has just acquired a very lifelike newborn baby doll which can be used for teaching newborn care and breastfeeding. It is available for checkout from the Reserve Desk.
The Learning Center has recently purchased and received two Universal Laptop Battery Packs. These charging units can be plugged into your computer or one of the Learning Center computers and will keep your laptop charged for 6 to 8 hours. They can be checked out at the Learning Center Reserve Desk.
Free medical apps are available from Medscape for your iphone or other mobile device. Get an extensive drug reference and interaction checker covering over 7,000 brand, generic and over-the-counter drugs; multimedia clinical reference with over 3,000 diseases, conditions, and procedures; medical news and CME/CE in over 30 specialty areas.
This National Library of Medicine web site features the summaries for over 800 diseases, conditions and wellness topics as well as the latest health news, an illustrated medical encyclopedia, and information on thousands of prescription and over-the-counter medications. It is optimized for mobile internet access devices. Users can now access MedlinePlus information just as easily from a mobile device as from a desktop or laptop computer.
This PDF document contains two key nursing journal listings: "Summary of Nursing Journal ISI Impact Factors"- 47 journals listed (includes the 2007 cites, impact factor, immediacy index, 2007 articles, cited half-life) and the "Allen (CINAHL) Journal Ratings" - over 200 journsls (% research articles, where indexed, peer-reviewed or not, cites).
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Provides full text journal, book, and evidence-based monograph information on drug therapy and disease management. Has current news, clinical practice, evidence-based content and care planning tools. Also has patient education information and guidelines which can be individualized.
Clin-eguide is a new library database that provides a point-of-care clinical decision support system: drug therapy, disease management, lab test info, nursing considerations for over 2000 diseases. Find it under Databases ( on the light purple row): Drug/Diagnostic/Lab Test.
This encyclopedia is available for searching through the Gale Virtual Reference Library. Once you are in the Gale Reference Library, click on Advanced Search. In order to search just in the Encyclopedia use the "by publication title" box and click "Browse Publication Title".
Micromedex provides access to healthcare databases which provide information about drugs, diseases, patient education, drug interactions, lab tests, toxic substances and other health information. The databases include DRUGDEX, USP DI Advice for the Patient, Alternative Medicine, DISEASEDEX, Lab Advisor, PDR, MSDS from USP, POISINDEX, REPRORISK, DISEASEDEX. Some of the information can be downloaded onto a PDA.
GeroNurseOnline is the "go to" web site for authoritative information about nursing care of older adults. It was developed through the Nurse Competence in Aging initiative and is the official geriatric nursing website of the American Nurses Association. It has geriatric protocols, links to specialty nursing associations' offerings in geriatric care, the "Try This Assessment Tools series, opportunities for CE and an online course to prepare for ANCC gerontological certification.
Stat!Ref is a full text online database to many nursing and medical books. The books can be searched individually, all together or in subject groups. Some of the titles include A Nurse’s Guide to Cancer Care, Brunner and Suddarth’s Textbook of Medical Surgical Nursing, Davis’s Drug Guide for Nurses, Delmar’s Guide to Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests, Diseases and Disorders: A Nursing Therapeutics Manual, Nursing Diagnoses in Psychiatric Nursing, Pediatric Nursing, Olds Maternity Nursing and many other titles. A User Guide is available at the LC Reserve Desk.
Ovid is now making available, journal articles that are not yet released in the print version. To access these journals
The Ovid journals which now have publish-ahead-of-print access are as follows: American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology, Circulation, Circulation Research, Clinical Orthopaedic & Related Research, Critical Care Medicine, Epidemiology, Hypertension, Laryngoscope, Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, Menopause, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Otology & Neurotology, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, Pediatric Research, Retina, Stroke, Journal of Aids, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry