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Medical management reference materials, such as, clinical practice guidelines, clinical trial databases, medical textbooks, pharmaceutical information. Online CME continuing education courses. Patient handout materials. Discussion groups. Mental health resources. First aid manuals. Access to over 60 medical databases, including MEDLINE, TOXLINE, CANCERLIT. Occupational medicine. Infection control guides.

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Allergies

Asthma, pulmonary function tests, respiratory disease, contact dermatitis, multiple chemical sensitivity, etc.

Anatomy

Anatomy textbooks. Human anatomy quizzes. Tutorial on the human heart. Images of the brain. Muscle physiology.

Anesthesia

Resources for professionals related to anesthesia -related topics, safety, textbooks, etc.

Bioterrorism

Medical management of biological and chemical casualties - clinical guides.

Brain Injuries

Traumatic brain injury and coma articles, fact sheets, statistics, treatment guidelines, family assistance, legal issues and more.

Cancer

Large number of databases, articles, resources, patient handouts related to cancer topics. National Cancer Institute information designed for patients and the general public. SEER - cancer statistics.

Cardiovascular

Educational materials for medical professionals related to cardiovascular diseases. Patient education. Descriptions of heart and circulatory system diseases and treatment procedures.

Clinical Guidelines

Large number of medical management & clinical practice guidelines from the US federal government, medical schools, medical academies & associations. Examples: Occupational medicine, acute chemical exposures, heart disease & stroke, endocrine disorders, family practice, clinical preventive services, orthopedics, etc.

Databases

Access to MEDLINE, HealthSTAR, AISLINE, HISTLINE, HSRPROJ, SDILINE, TOXLINE & CANCERLIT. Full text of more than 150 National Academy of Sciences reports on medical sciences & health care. CDC Prevention Guidelines.

Dermatology

American Academy of Dermatology clinical practice guidelines. Full text of a textbook on dermatology. Patient education materials.

Diabetes

Comprehensive guides for medical professionals and patient handouts on diabetes. Clinical practice recommendations for medical practioners. Full text of Diabetes in America, 2nd Edition.

Disease-Infectious

Causes, prevention, diagnosis and treatment of bacterial and mycotic diseases. Online articles & brochures on infectious diseases & preventing foodborne illness. Information on emerging infectious diseases. Preventive vaccines and medications. Resources on vector-borne infectious diseases. Treatment recommendations for common infections.

Education

Clinical cases, academic review and interactive quizzes on primary care medicine. Lists of conferences, multi-media library, online CME courses, & other continuing education resources. Self-study in pharmacology for health professionals. Online tutorials/fact sheets on a large number of occupational and environmental health topics. Self-study tutorials for physicians to learn how to diagnose and treat environmental illnesses.

Emergency Medicine

Online medical text book on emergency medicine. Protocols for emergency medical services. Interactive patient-care simulators designed to help clinicians practice their ACLS skills. ATSDR emergency procedures for incidents involving hazardous materials/chemicals. Patient case studies of toxicological origin.

First Aid

First aid for chemicals, eye care, CPR, etc. Resources for first aid training. First aid books, guides and manuals. Food poisoning.

Infection Control

Guides and information on infection control. Tutorial on drug-resistant organisms. Issues and recommendations for the prevention of nosocomial pneumonia. Recommendations for isolation practices and infection control in hospitals. Guidelines for controlling the risk of VRE infection and colonization. Emerging pathogens and multidrug-resistant organisms. Laundry guidelines. Needle sticks.

Mental Health

Resources on prevention, treatment & rehabilitation services for specific mental disorders. Coexisting mental illness and substance abuse. Articles, fact sheets, patient handouts, resources.

Nursing

Managed care in nursing. Continuing education - online courses. AAOHN certification. Fundamentals of Nursing Guide. Certified Registered Nurse Intravenous (CRNI).

Occupational Medicine

Guidelines for OEM professionals to establish an effective employee health program. Medical management of laser injuries & radiation accidents. Index of medical illnesses, conditions & symptoms. ACOEM workplace guidelines. Indoor air pollution and radon guides. State of California medical guidelines and advisory protocols for occupational medicine. ADA enforcement guidance on pre-employment medical examinations. OSHA medical surveillance requirements.

Ophthalmology

American Academy of Ophthalmology FAQ reports on eye diseases, eye health and safety.

Orthopedics

Full text of Wheeles' Textbook of Orthopedics. Clinicial shoulder evaluation techniques, diagnosis and treatment. Guidelines for the initial evaluation of the adult patient with acute musculoskeletal symptoms. Clinical examination of ligamentous wrist injuries.

Pain

Patient pain assessment forms. Therapeutic options to migraines. Common conditions and treatments for low back pain and neck pain. Cancer pain research and practice.

Patient Handouts

Educational materials for patients about cardiovascular diseases, orthopedics, consumer drug information, health education, & a wide variety of illnesses & medical procedures.

Pharmaceuticals

Databases of over 4,000 generic/tradenames with information on dosage, indications for use, warnings, etc. Monographs on new drugs. Antibiotic guide. Food and drug interactions. Comparative drug charts. ASHP Practice Standards. Intravenous medication administration.

Pulmonary

Spirometry, medical treatment of asbestosis, asthma & other respiratory diseases

Radiation

Emphasis on safety & health references for the nuclear medicine department.

Radiology

Large number of resources for medical professionals relating to radiology. Explanation of medical imaging procedures & techniques. Safety concerns. Full text of a book on common recurring problems in musculoskeletal radiology. Full text of American College of Radiology Appropriateness Criteria Archive.

References

Conversions, formulas & equivalencies, ideal body weight calculations and more. Immunization schedules. Creatinine Clearance Estimating Methods and Renal Function Tests. Body Mass Index Calculator. Glasgow Coma Scale. Medical terminology. Convert apothecaries, metric and avoirdupois measurements.

Rehabilitation

Series of papers and articles related to clinical and nonclincial issues of the disabled. Practical strategies for accomodating the disabled.

Software

Free downloadable software for public health professionals for epidiological statistical purposes.

Sports Medicine

Online examining of virtual patients to learn about sports medicine injuries. Medical guidelines on camps from the American Academy of Pediatrics. Recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics on sports injuries.

Surgery

Online medical textbook on anesthesia. Suggested recommendations and guidelines for antiobiotic surgical prophylaxis. References such as Aldrete Scoring System, Ambulatory Surgery Discharge Scoring Systems and more. Spine and peripheral nerve surgery.

Textbooks

Full text of medical reference books, including the Merck Manual of Diagnosis & Therapy, Baron's book on medical microbiology, Clinician's Handbook of Preventive Services & others. Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion manuals. Family Practice Handbook.

Trials

Clinical trials listing services. Collection of research studies being conducted at the NIH Clinical Center. Ongoing or planned research studies or clinical trials related to rare diseases or conditions.

Wound Care

Wound Care Educational Guide. Classifying Pressure Ulcers. Chronic Wound Healing tutorial.


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