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Clinical Resources (FR) Guide

I need to know...

We designed this guide to support you in your clinical practica and point you towards the resources you need most. 

Clicking on any of the 'I need to know...' questions will take you to the section of the guide with the resources you need. 

You can also just skip ahead to the tab you need if you already know what you're looking for.

 

I need to know...

... what the results of a specific diagnostic test mean

... about the purpose, dosage, and considerations for a specific drug

... how to perform a physical assessment for a specific population / need / disorder

... some broad, basic information on a topic (a definition, brief explanation, etc)

... more about a diagnosis or condition

... how to assess the needs of an organization or population

 

 

General Information

General Information

Taber's cyclopedic medical dictionary

A quick look up tool for general medical language / terminology

UpToDate - available online or as a downloadable app

Quick information about diagnosis, clinical practice, and point of care considerations

Contains clinician-level information as well as patient-friendly handouts for many disorders

 

Physical Assessment

Physical Assessment

Bates' Physical Assessment Videos

Series’ of shorter videos

Covers both general and system/organ specific physical assessment

Clinical Skills Resources

Dermatological resources for skin of colour

** Many resources teaching about dermatological disorders provide visual examples that feature primarily caucasian skin tones.  This links below features examples of what certain dermatological disorders look like in skin of colour.

  • Mind the Gap: A handbook of clinical signs in black and brown skin
  • Skin Deep: Open-access bank of high-quality photographs of medical conditions in a range of skin tones.

Drug Information

Drugs

Davis's drug guide for nurses

Comprehensive drug information

Guidance for safe administration

Nursing implications

CPS - available online or as a downloadable app

Comprehensive drug information

Canadian measurements, names, and considerations

Micromedex

Only available at Horizon sites through Skyline.

Comprehensive drug information

IV drug interactions

Pediatric and neonatal considerations

Diseases, Diagnoses & Labs

Diseases and Disorders

UpToDate - available online or as a downloadable app

Quick information about diagnosis, clinical practice, and point of care considerations

Contains clinician-level information as well as patient-friendly handouts for many disorders

Nurse's pocket guide: diagnoses, prioritized interventions, and rationales

Information for selecting the appropriate diagnosis to effectively plan patients' care

 

Diagnostic Test Resources

Davis's comprehensive manual of laboratory and diagnostic tests with nursing implications

Tests and procedures in alphabetical order

Index searching using abbreviations, synonyms, disease/disorder, specimen type, or test type

List of common tests for each body system

 

 

Community Health

Community Assessment

Community Toolbox: Toolkits to help you get a quick start on key activities in community work.  Select the work closest to what you are doing to see an outline of key tasks, examples, and links to more detailed instructional sections.

 

Community Information

Quick How-To Videos:

Canadian Content Searching: A brief introduction to how to find Canadian information from reliable sources.

Community Health and Data: A brief introduction to how to find NB information from reliable sources.  This may be supplemented by the DLI Nesstar handout mentioned at the end of the video.

Websites:

Government & Major Organization Websites: Many major organizations, especially ones related to national and global health, produce reports that can be used to supplement the information you obtain in peer-reviewed research. You can find additional resources on the Health (Government Information) Guide.

Health Statistics: UNB Libraries has a page devoted to the many different sources and types of statistics that are available for your use.  Click here to access our Data Services page.  For some specific health-related website, try some of the links listed below.

Feedback

Only you know what you need

We designed this guide to support you in your clinical practica and we've done our best to point you towards the resources you need and we're happy to make changes as needed.  If there's anything we've missed, please let us know.

Which resources are you using the most often? Were they easy to find and access?

Are there clinical questions you couldn't answer using the resources listed here? What were they?

Are you using resources that aren't listed here?

Do you use these resources in unexpected ways? If so, how are you using them?

If there is anything we can do to improve this guide to better support your needs, please email r.witherspoon@unb.ca.

More Information More Information

  • Richelle Witherspoon (she/her/hers)
  • If you can't find the information you need, I am here to help. I provide support over email and Teams meetings.
  • Information Services Librarian
  • UNB Fredericton
  • r.witherspoon@unb.ca

Subject Specialties:
Nursing, kinesiology, and psychology.