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This LibGuide is a collection of videos, databases, links, and other resources for RN students to utilize in pursuit of their degree. It was made in a collaboration between the nursing faculty and the Jefferson College Library, so please click the various tabs at the top to explore. If you have any questions on the content, click the chat bubble in the 'Ask a Librarian' box on any page to speak to a librarian, or come into the library in person.
Nurses: Their Vital Role in Transforming Healthcare
Magill's Medical Guide
Magill's Medical Guide
Covers diseases, disorders, treatments, procedures, specialties, anatomy, biology, and issues in an A-Z format, with sidebars addressing recent developments in medicine and concise information boxes for all diseases and disorders.
Laws and Guidelines
HIPAA is the acronym for the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act that was passed by Congress in 1996. Covers privacy in the use and transmission of medical records.
Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (1986)- enacted to ensure public access to emergency services regardless of ability to pay.
Section 3025 of the Affordable Care Act added section 1886(q) to the Social Security Act establishing the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program, which requires CMS to reduce payments to IPPS hospitals with excess readmissions...
Health Leads is a social enterprise that envisions a healthcare system that addresses all patients’ basic resource needs as a standard part of quality care.
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention work to protect America from health, safety and security threats, both foreign and in the U.S. Whether diseases start at home or abroad, are chronic or acute, curable or preventable, human error or deliberate attack, CDC fights disease and supports communities and citizens to do the same.
The NGC mission is to provide physicians and other health professionals, health care providers, health plans, integrated delivery systems, purchasers, and others an accessible mechanism for obtaining objective, detailed information on clinical practice guidelines and to further their dissemination, implementation, and use.
USPSTF published recommendations for various health topics and outcomes. Narrow your results by age group, gender, type( counselling, preventative medication, screening) and category (cancer, infectious diseases, injury prevention, etc).
The American Diabetes Association is a national organization devoted to stopping diabetes, and advocating for education about its consequences. We lead the fight against the deadly consequences They fund research to prevent, cure and manage diabetes,deliver services to hundreds of communities, and provide objective and credible information.
AHRQ offers several curriculum tools that health care professionals can use to make care safer and improve their communication and teamwork skills. Information on these tools is provided here.
Youtube channel for Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality educational and information videos.
The Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) institute addresses the challenge of preparing future nurses with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes (KSAs) necessary to continuously improve the quality and safety of the healthcare systems within which they work. This website is a central repository of information on the core QSEN competencies, KSAs, teaching strategies, and faculty development resources designed to best support this goal.
National Library of Medicine- NIH
The National Library of Medicine (NLM), on the campus of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, has been a center of information innovation since its founding in 1836. The world’s largest biomedical library, NLM maintains and makes available a vast print collection and produces electronic information resources on a wide range of topics that are searched billions of times each year by millions of people around the globe. It also supports and conducts research, development, and training in biomedical informatics and health information technology. In addition, the Library coordinates a 6,000-member National Network of Libraries of Medicine that promotes and provides access to health information in communities across the United States. (NLM Website)
The mission of NCCIH is to define, through rigorous scientific investigation, the usefulness and safety of complementary and integrative health interventions and their roles in improving health and health care.