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The OWL at Purdue: Writing in Nursing
Resources to help nursing students and nurses hone their skills in writing careplans, reports, charts, and other professional documents.
The CRAAP Test
A guide to evaluating sources for currency, relevance, authority, accuracy, and purpose.
Sources for Statistics
The Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project, providing "access to health statistics and information on hospital inpatient and emergency department utilization."
American Hospital Association
"AHA Hospital Statistics includes current and historical data on utilization, personnel, revenue, expenses, managed care contracts, community health indicators, physician models, and much more."
National Center for Health Statistics
An expansive resource including statistics on immunization, teen pregnancy, health insurance coverage, family growth, infant mortality, aging, nursing homes, and many more topics.
National Survey on Drug Use & Health
"Correlates in [these] reports include the following: age, gender, pregnancy status, race/ethnicity, education, employment, geographic area, frequency of use, and association with alcohol, tobacco, & illegal drug use."
World Health Organization
Global statistics on child malnutrition, child mortality, contraceptive use, malaria, tuberculosis, STIs, violence against women, and other topics of worldwide significance.
Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System
"Monitors six types of health-risk behaviors that contribute to the leading causes of death and disability among youth and adults. [... A]lso measures the prevalence of obesity and asthma among youth and young adults."
Alabama Nursing Education and Career Guide
How to Become a Nurse in Alabama
While nurses around the country study similar subjects whether they take traditional on-campus courses or attend nursing school online, Alabama nurses must meet licensure standards set by the state. The cost and procedure for becoming licensed will depend on the type of online nursing degree you receive. Not sure what the path of a nursing student entails? Let’s take a step-by-step look at the process of becoming a nurse in the state of Alabama.
Resources for Quality Care
Culture Clues are designed to help clinicians communicate effectively with patients from other cultures --- specifically Albanian, Chinese, Deaf, Hard of Hearing, Korean, Latino, Russian, Somali, and Vietnamese.
End-of-Life Culture Clues
This resource is designed to help clinicians work with patients of Vietnamese, Russian, and Latino origin in matters of end-of-life care. Topics include natural medicine, religious needs, and cultural views of death.
"A site for medical professionals, to help us do calculations and process algorithms and scores," such as maintenance fluids calculations, APGAR scores, and MELD scores.
Medical Tests 101
Designed to help parents explain procedures to their children, these guides go through 108 medical procedures, from chest exams to insulin tests, in close detail, often with illustrations.
Physical exam modules
"Instructional modules and videos demonstrating physical exam techniques," including vital signs, complete history, and abdomen.
"Today I Am Having a Blood Draw"
Advice for health care professionals interacting with patients with autism.
Working with Worried Parents
This resource from Seattle Children's Hospital is designed to help parents prepare their children for surgery or other procedures. This website may familiarize you with the kinds of questions and needs parents will have and various things that can help kids relax during a stressful time.
Nursing's Library Liaison
Eva B. Dykes Library Libguides by Oakwood University is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.