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Smith Library: Nursing

Resources for the WCUI and Smith Chason Los Angeles, Ontario and Phoenix campuses.

Evidence-Based Practice

Nursing Encyclopedias

Medical Spanish

Medical Terminology

Nursing Ethics

Pharmacology and Drug eReference

Drugs, Herbs and Substances: Based on data from the Society of Health System Pharmacists.

National Library of Medicine (NLM) - Rx Information: Prescription drug information.

Resources

Nursing Flash Cards: See bottom of this page for interactive cards.

Smith Library Contact Information

Online support: Carla, Librarian - librarian@wcui.edu

OT onsite support - Karen, Facilities Manager

LA onsite support - Carla, librarian

PH onsite support - Receptionists

Vocational Nursing Topics

Term 1: 
1. Hand Washing: How to execute the proper handwashing technique.

2. Vital Signs: How to perform correct vital signs' measurements (i.e., blood pressure, pulse, respiration rate, temperature, and pain assessment).

3. Physical Assessment: How to perform a proper head-to-toe assessment.

Term 2:  
1. Aseptic Technique: How to maintain a sterile technique during a nursing procedure.

2. Therapeutic Communication: How to communicate using the verbal and non-verbal therapeutic technique.

3. Specimen Collection: How to collect proper specimens, e.g., urine specimen, stool specimen, wound culture, etc.

Term 3:
1. Diabetes Mellitus: Foot care-How to maintain proper foot care (i.e., foot care with diabetic patients).

2. Respiratory Care: Asthma patients: How to care for patients with asthma (i.e., patient teaching) to:

  • Asthmatic patients.
  • Seizure Disorders: How to care for the patient during seizure disorders and after the event of seizure (i.e., patient teachings with the patient and family members).

Term 4:
1. Antepartum: Patient teaching about diet, caloric intake increases, and medications to take during pregnancy.

2. Postpartum: Patient teaching about uterine subinvolution and the high risk of UTI.

3. Pediatric teaching about the schedule of immunizations.

Term 5:
1. Mental Health: How to care for patients with Schizophrenia (i.e., communication with auditory hallucinations and medications regimen).

2. Leadership: How to delegate tasks to other nurses and CNAs (i.e., include the five rights of delegations).

3. Advance Med-surge: How to care for a patient with a CVA or stroke (i.e., feeding patients, the ambulating patient).

Scholarships

Educational Videos

Professional Associations and Resources

Quantitative Data on Health Disparities and Pathologies

PICOT Search Made Easier

Lab Tests

Podcasts

RSS Feeds

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Nursing Flash Cards from Studystack.com

                                                                                              Nursing Flash Cards from study stack.com