Galen College of Nursing

Subject Guides


APA Citation Style

APAStyle.org
An online guide from the American Psychological Association, excerpted from the 6th edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. Includes a beginner's tutorial on The Basics of APA Style, and much more!

APA Formatting and Style Guide
An APA formatting and style guide from The Owl at Purdue, with excellent links in the sidebar to different styles of writing.

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Fundamentals/Practical Skills

NANDA Nursing Diagnosis List 2012-2014
Most up-to-date nursing diagnoses grouped by division.

Auscultation Assistant
Heart sounds, heart murmurs, and breath sounds to help medical professionals improve their diagnostic skills.

Clinical Skills Online
Online videos demonstrating core clinical skills.

Guidelines for Isolation Precautions: Preventing Transmission of Infectious Agents in Healthcare Settings 2007
From the CDC, the most important, up-to-date guidelines on isolation and infection control in all healthcare settings.

FreeNurseTutor.com
Learning modules and activities covering all aspects of nursing education. Includes videos, games, and more.

HealthScout Video Library
From ADHD to pancreatic cancer, find a video about it here.

Infection Control Guidelines
From the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the latest guidelines on infection control.

MedicalMnemonics.com
A free, non-profit online database of mnemonic devices to help medical professionals remember the important details.  Includes downloadable palm/PDA programs.

Nursing Documentation
Information on and links to proper documentation skills, from Medi-Smart.

R.A.L.E. Repository
Digital recordings of respiratory sounds in health and disease.

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Medical-Surgical

AIDSinfo
From the NIH, AIDSinfo features the latest federally approved information on HIV/AIDS clinical research, treatment, and prevention, as well as medical practice guidelines for people living with HIV/AIDS, their families and friends, health care providers, scientists, and researchers.

CancerSource.com
A comprehensive site for information on cancer for patients and the people who care for them.

Critical Care Medicine Tutorials
Six tutorials on critical care: Introduction to Critical Care, Problem Oriented Approach, Respiratory Failure, Shock, Renal Failure, and Sepsis.

Guidelines for Isolation Precautions: Preventing Transmission of Infectious Agents in Healthcare Settings 2007
From the CDC, the most important, up-to-date guidelines on isolation and infection control in all healthcare settings.

HealthScout Video Library
From ADHD to pancreatic cancer, find a video about it here.

Heart Health
Information, animations, and illustrations on all aspects of the heart in health and disease.

Heart Institute Encyclopedia
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center's online encyclopedia of pediatric heart diseases, diagnoses, and treatments.

HeartPoint
Online multimedia news and information resource on heart health and other health topics.

Infection Control Guidelines
From the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the latest guidelines on infection control.

National Comprehensive Cancer Network
A site covering all aspects of cancer for health care providers and cancer victims and their families. Includes evidence-based guidelines, drug information, and more.

Nurse Bob's MICU/CCU Survival Guide
An outstanding critical care nursing site with information on all aspects of critical care, from basic protocols to reading EKG's.

OECzone.com
A Jones & Bartlett site devoted to Outdoor Emergency Care, with useful interactive simulations, anatomy reviews, and more.

OR Live
Video website featuring live, realtime webcasts of cutting edge surgeries being performed in Operating Rooms around the world.

Practice Standards for Electrocardiographic Monitoring in Hospital Settings
From the American Heart Association, a scientific statement from the Councils on Cardiovascular Nursing, Clinical Cardiology, and Cardiovascular Disease in the Young.

Chronic Wound Healing
An excellent tutorial on chronic wounds and their healing.

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Pharmacology

ABX Guide
The online version of Johns Hopkins' comprehensive "POC-IT" antibiotics guide that provides concise and up-to-date information on the treatment of infectious diseases in adults.

NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards
From the National Institute for Occupational Health and Safety, The NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards (NPG) is a source of general industrial hygiene information on several hundred chemicals/classes for workers, employers, and occupational health professionals, to help users recognize and control occupational chemical hazards.

Nursing Reference Center
The Nursing Reference Center database from EBSCOhost offers the latest, most up-to-date drug information from Davis's Drug Guide for Nurses and AHFS Drug Information Essentials. Offsite login required.

Study Stack: Pharmacology
Online flashcards to help you study pharmacology.

RxList
A free online index of drugs.

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Maternal/Infant

The Maternal & Child Health Library
From Georgetown University, a compendium of resources on maternal, infant, and child health.

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Pediatrics

Caring for Children and Families
An e-book from NetLibrary. Access restricted to Galen students and faculty. NetLibrary login required.

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Psych/Mental Health

Mental Health Care for Nurses : Applying Mental health Skills in the General Hospital
An e-book from NetLibrary. Access restricted to Galen students and faculty. NetLibrary login required.

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Leadership & Management/Ethics/Nursing Theory

Code of Ethics For Nurses
Code of Ethics for Nurses with Interpretive Statements, from the American Nurses Association.

Nursing Theory Page
Links to information about Nursing Theory, from the University of San Diego.

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Patient Safety

AHRQ PSNet
From the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Agency for Healthcare and Research Quality, the Patient Safety Network offers the latest annotated links to patient safety literature, news, and more.

NCPS: National Center for Patient Safety
The goal of the NCPS is "the nationwide reduction and prevention of inadvertent harm to patients as a result of their care." Offers information on a wealth of patient safety topics including Root Cause Analysis, training initiatives for healthcare professionals, and consumer-oriented patient safety tips. From the U.S. Department of Veteran's Affairs.

National Patient Safety Foundation
The NPSF is a non-profit organization dedicated to the prevention of healthcare errors, and the elimination or mitigation of patient injury caused by healthcare errors. Site includes news, information and a listserv for healthcare professionals, consumer information on patient safety, and an online learning center with CE courses and more.

National Quality Forum
The NQF advances measures and standards for quality control in healthcare, and is dedicated to building national consensus on priorities and goals in healthcare. Site includes searchable databases of measurements and reports relating to patient safety.

Preventing Errors
A list of consumer-oriented patient education links, documents, audiocasts, and videos on preventing medical errors. From the Agency for Healthcare and Research Quality.

PSI: Premier Safety Institute
Links, videos, and information on a wide variety of patient safety topics, from safe injections to Venous Thromboembolism (VTE).

Web M&M
Morbidity & Mortality Rounds on the Web Web M&M offers case studies in patient safety with cause analyses and commentaries. Some cases offer CE credits. From the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Agency for Healthcare and Research Quality.

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Evidence-based

ClinicalEvidence Glossary
A glossary of evidence-based medicine terms.

Evidence-Based Practice Tutorial for Nurses
The four steps to implementing an evidence-based nursing practice, with much more information, from Penn State University.

CINAHL : Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature
Full-text access to the definitive nursing literature database with access to over 2800 indexed and 500 full-text journals.

MEDLINE Full-text
Full-text access to over 1200 medical journals indexed in the National Library of Medicine's bibliographic database.

National Guideline learinghouse Index
The browsable, searchable index to the public resource for evidence-based clinical practice guidelines, from the U.S. government's Agency for Healthcare Quality and Research (AHQR).

Nursing Reference Center
An exciting new evidence-based, nursing specific database, with CINAHL and MEDLINE integrated but also with patient care sheets,legal case sheets, continuing education,Davis's Drug Guide for Nurses, and much, much more!

PubMed
The National Library of Medicine's database with access to over 16 million citations from over 5,000 peer-reviewed journals--some with full-text links.

Research & Clinical Resources for Evidence Based Nursing
A compendium of links and tools for evidence-based nursing.links.

Trip Database - Clinical Search Engine
"A clinical search tool designed to allow health professionals to rapidly identify the highest quality clinical evidence." Free registration required for use.

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NCLEX

Cliff's TestPrep NCLEX-PN
From NetLibrary, a NCLEX review e-book for LPN/LVN. Access restricted to Galen students and faculty. NetLibrary login required.

Cliff's TestPrep NCLEX-RN
From NetLibrary, a NCLEX review e-book for RN. Access restricted to Galen students and faculty. NetLibrary login required.

McGraw-Hill Review for the NCLEX-RN Examination
From NetLibrary, a NCLEX review e-book. Access restricted to Galen students and faculty. NetLibrary login required.

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Informatics

Medline Plus Guide to Healthy Web Surfing
A guide to critically evaluating internet resources, from the National Library of Medicine.

National Forum on Information Literacy
A forum about information literacy, with definitions of the different types of literacy, and much more.

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English & Humanities

APAStyle.org
An online guide from the American Psychological Association, excerpted from the 6th edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. Includes a beginner's tutorial on The Basics of APA Style, and much more!

APA Formatting and Style Guide
An APA formatting and style guide from The Owl at Purdue, with excellent links in the sidebar to different styles of writing.

Bartlett's Familiar Quotations
An online dictionary of the 1919 edition of the gold standard of quotation dictionaries.

Dictionary.com
Free online multi-source dictionary.

Merriam-Webster Online
The familiar Merriam-Webster dictionaries, in several variations, plus a thesaurus and a Spanish/English dictionary.

Project Gutenberg
Over 17,000 free literature and classics e-books online, in over 40 languages and in a variety of formats--including audio books.

Thesaurus.com
Free online multi-source thesaurus.

Writer's Resources: APA
A convenient online APA citation style guide from The Writer's Workshop at the Center for Writing Studies at The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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Anatomy & Physiology/Microbiology

Study Stack: Anatomy
Online flashcards to help you study anatomy.

Study Stack: Physiology
Online flashcards to help you study physiology.

Study Stack: Biology
Online flashcards and study tools to help you study biology and microbiology.

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Mathematics

Against All Odds: Inside Statistics
A video series on all aspects of statistics. From the Annanberg CPB Project.

Algebra: In Simplest Terms
Videos on 26 algebraic topics, from basic terminology through probability. From the Annanberg CPB Project.

Finding and Using Health Statistics: A Self-Study Course
From the National Library of Medicine, a self-guided course on how to find and use health statistics.

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