Last updated 11.15.2004
Online Resources for Healthcare

 
QUICK LINKS

On-Line Medical Dictionary
Medical Terms Dictionary
OMD is a searchable dictionary created by Dr Graham Dark and contains terms relating to anything to do with medicine or science. It includes: acronyms, jargon, theory, conventions, standards, institutions, projects, eponyms, and history.

CPT - ICD9 Search Utility
Search CPT and ICD9 codes by description or numerical code

FDA Orange Book
Approved Drug Products with Therapeutic Equivalents

Lab Tests Online
Resource on clinical lab tests
Designed for consumers by lab professionals, the site is peer-reviewed, non-commercial and truly patient-centered. Pull-down menus make it easy to select a test and get a thorough, simple explanation of how and why it's done. Select a condition to read about its symptoms or select a group (like adolescents) and read about the right preventive and diagnostic tests.

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CLINICAL REFERENCE


The Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy
The 17th edition of The Merck Manual available free of charge.
The goal of The Merck Manual is to provide useful clinical information to practicing physicians, medical students, interns, residents, nurses, pharmacists, and other health care professionals in a concise, complete, and accurate manner.

MEDLINE Plus
Health information from the National Library of Medicine.
The world's largest medical library contains extensive information from the National Institutes of Health and other trusted sources on over 650 diseases and conditions. There are also a medical encyclopedia, a medical dictionary, extensive information on prescription and nonprescription drugs.

Amersham Health's Medcyclopaedia
Online version of The Encyclopaedia of Medical Imaging
International leaders from various fields of diagnostic and therapeutic imaging have arranged this base of knowledge in an encyclopaedic form from A to Z covering 17,500 topics and containing 8,500 images.

Internet Public Library: Health and Medical Sciences
The IPL is the first public library of and for the Internet community.
This IPL collection encompasses all aspects of human and animal health and medicine including dental health, veterinary medicine, public health, and nutrition.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
CDC's website provides health information for general knowledge.

PubMed
PubMed, a service of the National Library of Medicine, includes over 14 million citations for biomedical articles back to the 1950's. These citations are from MEDLINE and additional life science journals. PubMed includes links to many sites providing full text articles and other related resources.

National Library of Medicine



ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY

THE Patho Plus Page
Refresh or update your knowledge of pathophysiology
This site will be of interest to those who wish to refresh or update their knowledge of pathophysiology, especially for application in clinical nursing situations.

Human Anatomy Online
Study the anatomy of the human body.
An ideal reference site for students or those who just want to know more about the medical descriptions.

Biology II Home Page
Human Anatomy and Physiology
This site is to enable you to gain an understanding of Anatomy and Physiology with the emphasis on Normal Structure and Function.

Gray's Anatomy of the Human Body
Features engravings from the classic 1918 publication, as well as a subject index with 13,000 entries.



CARDIOLOGY

Angioplasty.Org
The Angioplasty PTCA Home Page
Extensive resources for patients and interventional cardiologists alike, drug eluting stent center, discussion forum, list of meetings worldwide, extensive historical information, interviews with pioneering cardiologists and industry leaders.

Cath Lab Digest Online
Cath Lab Digest is the premiere resource for cath lab professionals involved in cardiac catheterization laboratories. The website offers current and past issues available for free online, a subscription page for Cath Lab Digest ENews, and job listings.

CathLab.com
Your Link to a World of Invasive Cardiology
Created to keep healthcare providers in touch with the world of invasive cardiology

Medical Image Resources
Site of links to medical image websites
REGULATORY

JCAHO
Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations
An online source for information from and communication with the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations
Take a Virtual Tour of the Joint Commission Website


National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN)
Leadership to advance regulatory excellence for public protection.
NCSBN produces important resources for boards of nursing, nursing faculty, nursing students, practicing nurses and others involved in the nursing community.
Boards of Nursing Contact Information and Web sites

N.C. Hospital Association Members
NCHA Member Organizations


Department of Health and Human Services
United States Department of Health and Human Services



NURSING

Internet Public Library: Nursing
Sites of interest to nurses or those interested in nursing as a career.

Nursing Department of the Warren Grant Magnuson Clinical Center of the National Institutes of Health.


LEGAL


FindLaw: Health Law


GREAT RESOURCE SITE FOR LEGAL NURSES
TAGLINE
DESCRIPTION

Health Privacy
The Health Privacy Project is dedicated to raising public awareness of the importance of ensuring health privacy in order to improve health care access and quality, both on an individual and a community level

HIPAAdvisory
The HIPAA privacy, security, transactions and code sets, and national identifiers resource on regulations and compliance for the healthcare industry.

FindLaw: Cases and Codes
TAGLINE
DESCRIPTION

FindLaw: Labor & Employment Law



MEDICATIONS


Drugs@FDA
A Catalog of FDA Approved Drug Products

PDR: Physicians' Desk Reference

Drug Information

DrugFacts.com

HealthCentral.com - People's Pharmacy

Roche U.S. Pharmaceuticals
ASSOCIATIONS


American Hospital Directory
Your source for hospital financial information and utilization data
Online data for over 6,000 hospitals built from Medicare claims data (MedPAR and OPPS), hospital cost reports, and other public use files obtained from the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services



Emergency Nurses Association


American Society of Pain Management Nurses
An organization of professional nurses dedicated to promoting and providing optimal care of patients with pain, including the management of its sequelae.

South Carolina Hospital Association (SCHA)
SCHA is a private, not-for-profit organization made up of some 100 member hospitals and health systems and about 900 personal members associated with our institutional members.




MISCELLANEOUS

Medical Mnemonics
World's Database of Medical Mnemonics
A free online searchable database of medical mnemonics to help remember the important details.

The National Women's Health Information Center (NWHIC)

WebMD
Online health information

HealthCentral.com - Home
Consumer Health Information
HealthCentral provides the latest consumer health information including news, mini-checkups, health library, encyclopedia, quizzes, tools. Medical health search on allergies, cancer, prescription drugs, cholesterol, digestive, menís health, womenís health, skin, sexual health.

HealthCentral.com - People's Pharmacy
Drugs and Herbs





FDA Heart Health Online
Your Source for FDA Information on Living with Cardiovascular Disease

North Carolina Association of Nurse Anesthetists

NursingNet

Emergency Nurses Association

Emergency Room!

Healthlinks
Directory designed to provide a listing of professional and consumer healthcare web sites around the world.

Healthscout

Home Medical Guide
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

AMA Health Information

National Health Information Center Database