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What's included? From clinical guides and evidence-based practice manuals to practical handbooks and professional growth titles, this collection includes more than 720 ebooks that provides researchers the information they need to provide outstanding care.
What's included? Full text of a selection of reference e-books.
Searching Databases for Medical Research
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MCTC Reference Books
Below are just a few drug reference books available at MCTC campus libraries. Some may be checked out and some may be located in the Reference areas, meaning they cannot be checked out. Books about medicine can be found in the Library of Congress Classification on the shelves in the area of the "R's." Ask if you need help finding a book!
Nursing2022 Drug Handbook by Lippincott Williams & WilkinsTHE #1 Drug Guide for nurses & other clinicians...always dependable, always up to date! Look for these outstanding features: Completely updated nursing-focused drug monographs featuring 3,500 generic, brand-name, and combination drugs in an easy A-to-Z format NEW! 32 brand-new FDA-approved drugs in this edition, including the COVID-19 drug remdesivir--tabbed and conveniently grouped in a handy "NEW DRUGS" section for easy retrieval NEW! Thousands of clinical updates--new dosages and indications, Black Box warnings, genetic-related information, adverse reactions, nursing considerations, clinical alerts, and patient teaching information Special focus on U.S. and Canadian drug safety issues and concerns Photoguide insert with images of 439 commonly prescribed tablets and capsules Plus FREE online companion Toolkit Monthly FDA updates featuring newly approved drugs, indications, and warnings Pharmacology videos, audio pronunciation guide, and English-Spanish translator Equianalgesic dosing guidelines for opioid drugs Mechanisms and sites of action graphics for selected drugs NCLEX®-style questions, free CE tests, plus bonus discounts...and more!
Essentials of Psychiatry in Primary Care: Behavioral Health in the Medical Setting by Robert C. Smith; Dale D'Mello; Gerald G. Osborn; Laura Freilich; Francesca C. Dwamena; Heather S. Laird-FickAn innovative psychiatry textbook that presents behavioral disorders from the perspective of what is seen in medical settings The goal of Essentials of Psychiatry in Primary Care is not to make psychiatrists out of medical clinicians, but rather, to help clinicians manage common behavioral conditions that most often present in a medical setting. Essentials of Psychiatry in Primary Care seeks to integrate medicine and psychiatry --- as the authors' systems-based biopsychosocial model proposes. The book identifies physical symptoms as a common mode of presentation of mental health problems and describes how to integrate them with psychological symptoms to make diagnoses of mental disorders. Essentials of Psychiatry in Primary Care also details a behaviorally defined, evidence-based mental healthcare model that can be effectively used in a medical setting. The combined experiences in primary care of the authors --- who specialize in both general internal medicine and psychiatry --- provide the perfect background for a book of this nature. Having trained medical students, as well as internal and family medicine residents since 1986, their experience and research demonstrates the information they outline is effective and associated with improved mental and physical health outcomes.
Call Number: Multiple campus libraries
Publication Date: 2019-06-05
Medical Dosage Calculations for Dummies by Richard Snyder; Barry SchoenbornScore your highest in a medical dosage calculations course A recent shortage of nurses in a society with an aging population has triggered the demand for students to enter the field of medical study. A dosage calculations course is required for most students earning an applied science degree in nursing, pharmacology, or paramedic programs. Medical Dosage Calculations For Dummies tracks a typical dosage calculations course and provides helpful content in an approachable and easy-to-understand format. Plus, you'll get examples of the various calculations made to determine the appropriate quantity of drug or solution that should be administered to patients. Calculating drug dosages utilizing ratio-proportion, formula, and dimensional analysis Systems of measurement, including metric and apothecary and other conversion equivalents for a global audience The ins and outs of the charting systems for MAR (Medicine Administration Records) If you're one of the hundreds of thousands of students aspiring to enter the medical field, Medical Dosage Calculations For Dummies is your ticket for scoring your highest on exams.
Call Number: Multiple campus libraries
Publication Date: 2011-05-03
Lippincott Review for NCLEX-PN by Barbara K. Timby; Diana L. RupertLippincott Review for NCLEX-PN , 11E is designed to help pre-licensure nursing students in practical and vocational nursing programs prepare to take the licensing examination. The book content is divided into comprehensive yet manageable sections. More than 2,000 questions are organized across five major units. The first four units correspond to specialty areas of nursing practice: (1) The Nursing Care of Adults with Medical-Surgical Disorders; (2) The Nursing Care of the Childbearing Family; (3) The Nursing Care of Children; (4) The Nursing Care of Clients with Mental Health Needs. The four major units are further subdivided into a total of 17 separate review tests, with the bulk of the tests aligned with the medical-surgical nursing unit, which is the most common clinical area where new practical nurses are employed. All questions reflect a specific category and subcategory of client need. A fifth unit consists of a two-part Comprehensive Examination containing a total of 263 items. Taken in total, the Comprehensive Examination provides practice with more than the maximum of 205 questions asked on the NCLEX-PN. Another feature is the sections containing the Correct Answers and Rationales and Test Taking Strategies, which follow each review test and comprehensive examination. These sections provide the best answer to each test question; the rationale for the correct answer, and reasons why the other answer choices are incorrect; a test taking strategy to guide the selection of the answer to the question; the Cognitive Level of the question; and the Test Plan Category and Subcategory. Additionally, the book contains a detailed review of Frequently Asked Questions, designed to provide information about the NCLEX-PN testing process, how the test is designed, and suggestions on how to prepare for the examination. The questions align with the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) 2017 PN test plan and are written in the style used on the licensing examination. Other features include the use of all the types of alternate-format questions found on the licensing examination, detailed rationales for both correct and incorrect answers, and information about the NCLEX-PN. This edition contains expanded numbers of alternate-format items and more photos and illustrations, to enhance the learning experience for visual learners. An accompanying free trial of PassPoint PN provides book purchasers an opportunity to practice with additional questions and gives a sneak preview of the full PassPoint PN product.
Why search here? Provides thousands of reliable full-text biographies.
What's included? Includes the complete full text of Biography Today and Biography, plus narrative biographies not available in other databases. Use keyword search, and also locate biographies by subject occupation, nationality, activity, gender, lifespan and more.
Health Reference Databases
You may search these library databases for scholarly information, such as peer-reviewed journals, pharmaceutical tools, and interactive anatomy study resources.
Including coverage of the COVID-19 outbreak, this database curates openly available content related to coronaviruses. It includes thousands of open-access articles from the world’s leading publishers as well as current research from pre-print repositories such as arXiv and will continue to grow and evolve as more is learned about the pandemic.
Why search here? AHFS Consumer Medication Information is a trusted source and recognized standard for patient drug information, available in both English and Spanish.
What's included? Drug information written in lay language for consumers. Available in a Spanish version translated by experienced human health and medical translators (not by computer programs)
Conforms to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Keystone Guidelines for the provision of “useful” prescription medicine information to consumers and the FDA's Guidance for Useful Written Consumer Medication Information. Includes “How To” monographs for administering different types of medications such as eye drops and inhalers. Identifies medications that have the potential for adverse events when used by elderly patients as recommended by a panel of nationally recognized experts (Beers Criteria). These criteria identify medications that should generally be avoided or that should be used with caution in older adults (65 years of age or older)
Why search here? Nurse educators and students depend on the CINAHL Database to research their subject areas.
What's included? Full text of nursing & allied health journals and access to access to health care books, nursing dissertations, selected conference proceedings, standards of practice, audiovisuals and book chapters, legal cases, clinical innovations, critical paths, research instruments, and clinical trials.
Why search here? Authoritative bibliographic database contains citations and abstracts, and some full text, for biomedical and health journals used by health care professionals, nurses, clinicians and researchers.
What's included? Contains journal citations and abstracts for biomedical literature from around the world.
Why search here? Prepares students for clinical success, helps build the research skills that students need today and to advance their careers tomorrow. Presents a unique mix of practical and theoretical content in a nursing and allied health specific interface.
What's included? Peer-reviewed journal articles, clinical skills videos, case studies, and multi-cultural reports.