Health Sciences

Central Sterile Processing Guide

sterileinstruments.png

This guide is a starting point for locating CSP-related books, videos, journal articles, and credible websites.
Use the menu on the right to research, locate, evaluate and cite resources.

Ask Your Health Science Librarian

Do you need help finding information on a specific topic? In addition to using our face-to-face, online and phone Ask A Librarian options, you may call or email me to set up an appointment or to explain what you need (I can often help you via email). Please remember that while I can assist you in finding information and can educate you about locating and citing quality health resources, I cannot diagnose or recommend treatment for specific conditions or diseases. I also cannot interpret assignments--ask your instructor! I will always refer specific medical and assignment-related questions back to your health care provider or instructor. Your questions will be kept in confidence and your privacy will be respected.

Central Sterile Processing DVD Series "Of Critical Importance"

Micromedex & mobileMicromedex

What is Micromedex

MICROMEDEX provides full-text clinical information including: drug information evaluations and comparisions, drug dosages and interactions, drug product identification, reproductive risks, toxicity management, alternative medicine/herbal preparations information, acute/emergency care guidelines, drug, disease and condition information for patients, laboratory test information, dosage calculators, IV compatibility, and references.

CareNotes (available from within Micromedex)
CareNotes documents provide easy-to-understand information about all aspects of care and health. Available in English and Spanish (and up to 13 other languages), the System's concise, customizable patient education materials address patient condition, treatment, laboratory tests, follow-up care, psychosocial issues, continuing health, and the most frequently administered drugs. CareNotes information also helps meet JCAHO patient education guidelines.

Access the Micromedex database via the Library Web site (www.cod.edu/library)--either using the Databases tab OR access via the COD Library Nursing Resources Guide (http://codlrc.org/HS/nursing)

How to Get mobileMicromedex

mobileMicromedex Logo.png

To download and use Micromedex MOBILE apps, you will need to obtain the latest passwords from the Micromedex Solutions database's Download Center or Download Mobile Apps links.

Micromedex updates frequently and the mobile version's passwords change too. Don't contact the Library for passwords.

To get mobile app passwords, follow these steps:

Access the Micromedex database via the Library Web site (www.cod.edu/library)--either using the Databases tab OR access via the COD Library Nursing Resources Guide (http://codlrc.org/HS/nursing)

Click on the Download Center link located on the right side at the top of the page

micromedex8_2019.jpg

Several apps are available. If a password is necessary, it will be included in the app download information (usually in step #4).

Write down the password and then proceed to either the App store, or Google Play to download the app. Enter the password when prompted.

Micromedex is constantly tweaking apps as well as updating clinical content. Check the mobileMicromedex page frequently for updates!!!

Micromedex versus mobileMicromedex

Until you familiarize yourself with all of the features available in Micromedex, consider using the "full" version on a PC or Laptop. Then replicate your search on your mobile device using the mobileMicromedex app(s) and familiarize yourself with how to "drill down" to get the same information.

Micromedex (the full version) provides a clear visual picture (links) to all information available on a given topic, but the same information provided in mobileMicromedex may be available 3 or 4 screens (clicks) in on a hand-held device. If you aren't familiar with what information is available in Micromedex, it may be harder to locate information using the mobile apps until you learn where the information is embedded.

Citing from Micromedex and mobileMicromedex

See the Citing handout attached at the bottom of this page.

Health Sciences Resource Guides

HS Faculty: Streaming, DVD & VHS Video FAQs

thumb_question.JPG
Don't find the subject that you need listed below? Contact Debra Smith, your health sciences faculty library liaison (x4305 or smithkak@cod.edu). Remember that our streaming video databases and Library multimedia collection are constantly reviewed and updated. The items listed below are examples. For complete holdings, search the COD Library catalog and video databases or contact Debra!

Using Library DVDs, VHS tapes and Anatomical Models in the Classroom
Faculty members can "book" (reserve) Library items for classroom use via the Library's circulation services department. See Classroom Equipment. Please note that if you want materials for longer than the normal reserve time (picking up a few hours prior to your class and dropping the item back off right after the class finishes), you MUST contact Debra Smith via EMAIL and get written (email) permission PRIOR to checking out/reserving the item(s).

When requesting extended check-out:

  • List specific item(s) to be checked out
  • give exact dates/times for extended checkout
  • provide a brief description of why an extended checkout is needed. For example, "if loaned to me for a week, I will show the video in all 5 sections of HLTHS 1105" or "I'd like to show clips from this VHS tape in my Mon/Wed/Fri class and my Tues night class"

The collection specialist, Debra Smith, will review the usage statistics and current booking status of the requested items. If it is possible to extend the loan period, Debra will respond to the request email with approval (or alternative suggestions if the request cannot be met as given). Faculty then print the email and present it to the circulation staff when making an extended reservation. Please remember that our excellent circulation staff are authorized to create bookings for standard times -- collection specialists must pre-approve extended loan periods.

Anatomy & Physiology

Streaming videos:
Search for “anatomy and physiology” in the Academic Video Online AND the Nursing Education in Video databases.

Access databases:

Library homepage --> Databases link --> Health & Medicine

Click and play streaming videos in a classroom OR provide students with directions to view at home (embed video links in Bb course).

Physical DVDs, CD-ROMs and VHS tapes owned by the Library can be searched via the Library Catalog

OR

Search the Anatomy & Physiology Resource Guide linked from the main Research index page
direct link is: https://www.codlrc.org/anatomy

Alzheimer’s Disease

For streaming videos:

In Academic Video Online Database, search Alzheimer*

Access databases:

Library homepage --> Databases link --> Health & Medicine

Click and play streaming videos in a classroom OR provide students with directions to view at home (embed video links in BB course).

Select physical DVDs or VHS tapes (search the Library catalog for complete holdings)

LOCATION: Popular Collection DVD
TITLE: Still Alice
PUBL DATE: 2015
PHYS DESCR: 1 DVD (101 min.)
CONTENT:
Alice Howland, happily married with three grown children, is a renowned linguistics professor who starts to forget words. When she receives a diagnosis of Early-Onset Alzheimer's Disease, Alice and her family find their bonds thoroughly tested. Her struggle to stay connected to who she once was is frightening, heartbreaking, and inspiring.

LOCATION: General RC523 .S962 2014
TITLE: The sum total of our memory: facing Alzheimer's together
PUBL DATE: 2014
PHYS DESCR: 1 DVD (57 min.)
CONTENT:
Couples affected by a partner's recent diagnosis of Early Alzheimer's come to terms with their changing roles. Prominent Alzheimer's medical experts offer their perspectives on diagnosis, the nature of the disease, helpful attitudes in caring for loved ones, stigma, clinical trials, support for caregivers, and overall healthcare concerns.

LOCATION: General RC523.2 .Y687 2012
TITLE: You're looking at me like I live here and I don't
PUBL DATE: Peripheral Productions, c2012
PHYS DESCR: 1 DVD (53 min.)
CONTENT:
Broadcast on public television by PBS as an episode of the television program Independent Lens. The first documentary filmed in an Alzheimer's unit told from the perspective of an Alzheimer's patient. In Danville, California, Lee Gorewitz wanders on a personal odyssey through her Alzheimer's & Dementia care unit. From the moment she wakes up, Lee is on a quest-- for reminders of her past, and her identity.

LOCATION: General RC523 .A384 2009
TITLE: Alzheimer's disease: facing the facts
PUBL DATE: WGBH Boston Video, [2009]
PHYS DESCR: 1 DVD (ca. 56 min.)
CONTENT:
Originally broadcast by PBS in 2008. Examines Alzheimer's disease by profiling families living with Alzheimer's, interviewing the doctors on the front lines, and scrutinizing the latest research.

LOCATION: General RC523 .I746 2009
TITLE: I remember better when I paint: treating Alzheimer's though the creative arts
PUBL DATE: French Connection Films, c2009
PHYS DESCR: 1 DVD (ca. 106 min.)
CONTENT:
Explores how some day care centers, nursing homes and assisted-living facilities are achieving positive results with creative based therapies, using drawing, painting and museum visits to improve quality of life and to restore a dialogue between caregivers and families. Includes seven short films showing various creative therapies, and suggesting how to adapt and incorporated them into existing programs.

I remember better when I paint (54 min.) -- Recreating social bonds (6 min.) -- Organizing a creative workshop (7 min.) -- Organizing an outing (9 min.) -- The importance of physical exercise (5 min.) -- The memory garden (11 min.) -- The hearthstone way (9 min.) -- Art & care until the last stages (7 min.)

LOCATION: General RC523 .C364 2009
TITLE: Caregivers [disc 4 of the Alzheimer's project series]
PUBL DATE: Films for the Humanities & Sciences, c2009
PHYS DESCR: 1 DVD (49 min.)
CONTENT:
Originally broadcast on HBO in 2008. Illustrates the stages of Alzheimer's while documenting the sacrifices and successes, frustrations and triumphs, of caregivers experiencing a loved one's gradual descent into dementia. Issues such as denial and guilt are addressed, as are care-related changes in communication and intimacy. Caregiving tips, coping skills, and insights into the hidden rewards of Alzheimer's care are interwoven throughout.

LOCATION: General RC523.2 .S5352 2008
TITLE: The forgetting: a portrait of Alzheimer's: stories of love, courage and hope
PUBL DATE: WGBH Educational Foundation, [2008]
PHYS DESCR: 1 DVD (ca. 90 min.)
CONTENTS:
Originally broadcast on PBS on Jan. 21, 2004.
Explores the real-world experiences of Alzheimer's patients and caregivers, the history and biology of Alzheimer's and the ongoing struggle to end the disease. David Hyde Pierce hosts a half-hour follow-up program entitled "Alzheimer's, the help you need" with experts providing practical advice on coping with Alzheimer's disease.

LOCATION: General RC523 .U534 2008
TITLE: Understanding Alzheimer's: an introductory guide & Alzheimer's and safety: a guide to planning and preparation
PUBL DATE: Alzheimer's Association, c2008
PHYS DESCR: 1 DVD-video (ca. 50 min.) + 1 guide
CONTENTS:
Understanding Alzheimer's : an introductory guide (ca. 23 min.) -- Alzheimer's and safety: a guide to planning and preparation (ca. 27 min.)
Provides guidelines on diagnosis and treatment, as well as tips on daily living with dementia.

LOCATION: General RC523.2 .A5934 2007
TITLE: Alzheimer's and African Americans: echoes from the past
PUBL DATE: Terra Nova Films, c2007
PHYS DESCR: 1 VHS (27 min.)
CONTENTS:
Examines the high incidence of Alzheimer's in the African-American community as it documents the intimate, first-hand experiences of several families providing care for a loved one with Alzheimer's. Provides a discussion of the diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer's, genetic factors, financial concerns, and caregiver stress. Also shows how Alzheimer's can affect the interpersonal relationships between spouses and/or adult children who become caregivers.

LOCATION: General RC523 .F365 2004 v.1-5
TITLE: The family guide to alzheimer's disease
PUBL DATE: LifeView Resources, 2004
PHYS DESCR: 5 DVDs (277 min.)
CONTENTS:
v. 1. Understanding Alzheimer's (62 min.) -- v. 2. Behavior issues (67 min.) -- v. 3. Daily life (42 min.) -- v. 4. Family caregiving (62 min.) -- v. 5. Transitions (44 min.)

LOCATION: General RC523 .A4 1997
TITLE: Alzheimer's disease: how families cope
PUBL DATE Films for the Humanities & Sciences, c1997
PHYS DESCR: 1 VHS (28 min.)
CONTENTS:
Originally broadcast on the television program: The doctor is in.
Families who are caregivers provide practical information on how to manage the in-home care of a loved one who has Alzheimer's. Important decisions as to whether to use outside day care or in home health aids, are discussed. Hints on how younger family members can participate in the care giving include reading or telling stories to the patient. Two Alzheimer’s specialists describe stages of the disease, and discuss how care givers can modify its effects on patients and their family.

LOCATIONS: General RC 523 .C6 1994
TITLE: Complaints of a dutiful daughter
PUBL DATE: Women Make Movies, c1994
PHYS DESCR: 1 VHS (44 min., 49 sec.)
CONTENTS:
Shows interactions between an Alzheimer's patient and her daughter. The daughter discusses how she has dealt with her mother's illness and describes various stages of the disease.

Basic Nursing Assistant (BNA) Fundamentals (skills)

For Streaming Videos:

In Nursing in Education Database (Academic Video Online can also be searched), search “nursing assistant*” or search “basic clinical skills” or “wound care” or “wound management” (substitute specific words or phrases in the search box. Remember to put phrases in quotations and to indicate all possible endings (nurs*) by placing an asterisk where spelling would vary).

Access databases:

Library homepage --> Databases link --> Health & Medicine

Click and play streaming videos in a classroom OR provide students with directions to view at home (embed video links in Bb course).

Select physical DVDs and VHS tapes (search the Library Catalog for complete holdings).

Click here for the latest Medcom Trainex Nursing Assistant Skills Videos

LOCATION: Circulation Desk RT73 .T395 2011 Disc 1-5
TITLE: Taylor's video guide to clinical nursing skills, 2nd ed.
PUBL DATE Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, c2011
PHYS DESCR: 5 DVDs (ca. 728 min.)
CONTENTS:
From reinforcing fundamental nursing skills to troubleshooting clinical problems on the fly, this video series follows a team of nursing students and their instructor as they perform a range of essential nursing procedures.
Disc 1. Module 1. Vital signs (47 min.); Module 2. Physical assessment (34 min.); Module 3. Asepsis (27 min.)
Disc 2. Module 4. Oral and topical medications (88 min.); Module 5. Injectable medications (34 min.); Module 6. Intravenous medications (36 min.)
Disc 3. Module 7. Perioperative nursing (31 min.); Module 8. Hygiene (41 min.); Module 9. Skin integrity and wound care (44 min.) ; Module 10. Activity (48 min.)
Disc 4. Module 11. Comfort (22 min.); Module 12. Nutrition (30 min.); Module 13. Urinary elimination (30 min.); Module 14. Urinary catheters (42 min.); Module 15. Bowel elimination (25 min.)
Disc 5. Module 16. Oxygenation (23 min.); Module 17. Tracheostomy care (41 min.); Module 18. Intravenous therapy (56 min.); Module 19. Central venous access devices (29 min.)
Special features: DVD-ROM application and online review quiz

LOCATION: Circulation Desk RT87.T72 P768 2012 Pt.3
TITLE: Protecting your body at work. Part 3, Moving patients safely
PUBL DATE: Medcom, Inc., c2012
PHYS DESCR: 1 DVD (15 min.)
CONTENTS:
Demonstrates and describes ways healthcare workers can maintain their own safety and avoid injury when they move, turn, and ambulate patients, and when to obtain assistance of another
person or a lifting device.
Access and plan -- Patients confined to bed -- Working with someone in a chair -- Assisting with ambulation.

LOCATION: Circulation Desk RL675 .P747 2008
TITLE: Pressure ulcers
PUBL DATE: Films for the Humanities & Sciences, [2008]
PHYS DESCR: 1 DVD (28 min.)
CONTENTS:
Originally broadcast in 2007 as a segment of: Healthy body, healthy mind.
Explains what pressure ulcers are, shows how they develop and how they can be prevented. Examines an innovative therapy that is helping to heal pressure ulcers quickly and painlessly.

LOCATION: General RM865 .A7 1992
TITLE: The Application of heat & cold
PUBL DATE: Concept Media, c1992
PHYS DESCR: 1 VHS (21 min.)
SERIES: Basic nursing skills ; no. 621.3
CONTENTS:
Presents a basic review of normal body responses and demonstrates therapeutic use of heat and cold. Identifies conditions that would pose a risk to the patient, as well as guidelines to assure the maximal effectiveness of the treatment.

Bloodborne Pathogens, Standard & Transmission-based Precautions

For streaming videos:
In the Nursing in Education Database, search bloodborne pathogens and get the latest videos on BBP, standard and transmission-based precautions

Access databases:

Library homepage --> Databases link --> Health & Medicine

Click and play streaming videos in a classroom OR provide students with directions to view at home (embed video links in Bb course).

Select physical DVDs and VHS tapes (search the Library Catalog for complete holdings)

LOCATION: Circulation Desk RA761 .I544 2013
TITLE: Infection control in healthcare : [Vol. 4], Safe work practices
PUBL DATE: Medcom Trainex, 2013
PHYS DESCR: 1 DVD (13:52)
CONTENTS:
Faced with dangerous bloodborne pathogens like HIV and hepatitis B and C, and a rise in the number of multidrug-resistant organisms, preventing the spread of infections has never been more important for healthcare professionals working in all healthcare setting. This program--the fourth in a five-part series on infection control--provides healthcare professionals with background information on the development of infection control techniques and reviews the fundamentals of pathogen transmission, which serves as the basis for strategies to interrupt that transmission.

LOCATION: Circulation Desk RA761 .I545 2014
TITLE: Infection control in healthcare: [Vol. 5], Multidrug-resistant organisms
PUBL DATE: Medcom Trainex, 2014
PHYS DESCR: 1 DVD (16:43)
CONTENTS:
Faced with dangerous bloodborne pathogens like HIV and hepatitis B and C, and a rise in the number of multidrug-resistant organisms, preventing the spread of infections has never been more important for healthcare professionals working in all healthcare setting. This program--the fifth in a five-part series on infection control--provides healthcare professionals with background information on the development of infection control techniques and reviews the fundamentals of pathogen transmission, which serves as the basis for strategies to interrupt that transmission.

LOCATION: Circulation Desk RA642.B56 P744 2013 pt.1-3
TITLE: Preventing bloodborne infections
PUBL DATE: Medcom Trainex, c2013
PHYS DESCR: 3 DVDs (49 min.)
CONTENTS:
Part 1. Bloodborne viruses (16 min.) -- Part 2. Preventing transmission, protecting yourself (16 min.) -- Part 3. Engineering controls and work practice controls (17 min.)
Infection control practices in healthcare have changed radically since the advent of HIV/AIDS and hepatitis C in the 1980's. Discusses the viruses and how they are transmitted, prevention and means of stopping the spread of the pathogens in the healthcare environment, and OSHA mandated engineering and work practice controls.

LOCATION: General RA642.B56 B56 2003
TITLE: Bloodborne pathogens: the final standard
PUBL DATE: Envision, [2003]
PHYS DESCR: 1 VHS (20 min.) + 1 CD-ROM
CONTENTS:
Discusses precautions health care workers must take to prevent exposure to bloodborne pathogens, including protective equipment and safer medical devices.
Accompanying CD-ROM contains study guide in PDF format with post test and tool.

LOCATION: Circulation Desk RA643 .N877 2013
TITLE: The nursing assistant. Infection control skills
PUBL DATE: Medcom Trainex, 2013
PHYS DESCR: 1 videodisc (16 min., 48 sec.)
CONTENTS:
After watching this program viewers should be able to describe the use of and demonstrate basic infection control practices, including: standard precautions, transmission-based precautions, hand hygiene practices, use of protective gloves, use of a protective gown, handling infectious waste, handling linen, cleaning a blood spill.

LOCATION: Circulation Desk RA642.B56 P748 2013
TITLE: Preventing needlestick injuries for medical assistants
PUBL DATE Medcom Trainex, c2013
PHYS DESCR: 1 DVD (16 min., 41 sec.)
CONTENTS:
Designed to raise awareness about the importance of preventing needlestick injuries as this is the most common way for healthcare workers to acquire bloodborne infections. Also provides an overview of regulations, a detailed look at safety devices and techniques and guidance in prevention.

Caregiver Resources

See the Caregiver Resource Guide http://codlrc.org/HS/care

This guide is also listed in the General Research section of the Library's main Research index

Communication

For Streaming Videos:

In Nursing in Education Database (Academic Video Online can also be searched), search professional behavior and health or search communication .

Access databases:

Library homepage --> Databases link --> Health & Medicine

Click and play streaming videos in a classroom OR provide students with directions to view at home (embed video links in Bb course).

Select physical DVDs and VHS tapes (search the Library Catalog for complete holdings)

LOCATION: Circulation Desk RT86.3 .N877 2014
TITLE: The nursing assistant. Communication with residents & their families
PUBL DATE: Medcom Trainex, 2014
PHYS DESCR: 1 DVD (ca. 20 min.)
CONTENTS:
Features interviews with frontline caregivers, residents and family members. Their thoughts provide insight into why good communication is important.

LOCATION: General R727.3 .I87 2008
TITLE: It's a dog's world [kit] 2nd ed.
PUBL DATE: CRM Learning, c2008
PHYS DESCR: 1 DVD (15 min.), 1 CD-ROM
CONTENTS:
The DVD contains both the 1st and 2nd editions of the feature program. The CD-ROM contains a PowerPoint presentation plus participant handouts (PDF)
Demonstrates the subtle differences between quality patient service and being treated "worse than a dog." Follows a man and his dog, both of whom are injured, through their respective medical treatments. Emphasizes the contrasts between disastrous and delightful patient service. A painfully funny video about patient care.

LOCATION: General R727.3 .E443 2011
TITLE: Effective communication practices for the health care professional
PUBL DATE: Concept Media, 2011
PHYS DESCR: 1 DVD (89 min.), 1 CD-ROM
CONTENTS:
Effective communication is one of the cornerstones of providing good health care, and is essential for the health professional to relate to patients, their families, and even each other so that accurate information is shared in a positive way. Describes different techniques that can be used to impart knowledge and facilitate learning, provide support to patient and family members when serious or life threatening illness or injury is diagnosed, and to help loved ones cope with unexpected death. Explains proxemics and the four types of distance used in interactions; Compares and contrasts "facilitating" and "leading"; Provides the six steps in Buckman’s protocol for delivering bad news; Discusses in detail the death of a child and its impact on both family and staff.

LOCATION: Circulation Desk RT85.5 .P765 2012
TITLE: Professionalism in healthcare. Patient interactions, communications, and personal development
PUBL DATE: Medcom Trainex, c2012
PHYS DESCR: 1 DVD (13 min.)
CONTENTS:
Discusses ways to exhibit professionalism while caring for patients. It focuses on improving communications with patients and colleagues, and how to improve professionalism through personal development.
Maintaining professional interactions -- Growth and advancement.

LOCATION: Circulation Desk RT85.5 .P766 2012
TITLE: Professionalism in healthcare. Professional behavior, attitude, and attire
PUBL DATE: Medcom Trainex, c2012
PHYS DESCR: 1 DVD (13 min.)
CONTENTS:
Discusses the elements of professionalism focusing on personal behavior, attitude, and professional attire, and how these approaches and behaviors can ensure you are a responsible, accountable, and self-directed member of the nursing profession. Maintaining professional behavior -- Communication and courtesy -- Personal character -- Professional image.

LOCATION: Streaming Video available in Academic Video Online database
TITLE: Staff relations in healthcare: working as a team
PUBL DATE: Insight Media, c2010
PHYS DESCR: (33 min.)
CONTENTS:
This program describes multidisciplinary teams and emphasizes their utility in healthcare. It features vignettes and commentary from healthcare professionals and covers such topics as the qualities of effective teams, conflict management, and building team relationships..

LOCATION: General R727.3 .H69 2003
TITLE: How to connect in healthcare in 90 seconds or less
PUBL DATE: Media Partners Corp., c2003
PHYS DESCR: 1 VHS (17 min.)
CONTENTS:
Teaches employees how to make a genuine connection with those who matter most. By simply putting the power of this training to work for them, employees will learn how to improve relationships, raise productivity, and have more fun at work. Nicholas Boothman teaches employees to choose the right attitude, send the right signals, and engage others by getting them talking and keeping them talking.

Cultural Diversity

See the Cultural Diversity Resource Guide http://codlrc.org/HS/diversity

This guide is listed on the right-hand menu of all COD Library Health Science Discipline Resource pages

HIPPA, Confidentiality & Privacy

Streaming Videos:
Search the Academic Video Online AND the Nursing Education in Video databases :

Access databases:
Library homepage --> Databases link --> Health & Medicine

Type HIPAA in the search box in each database to pull up the latest healthcare-specific HIPAA videos (including ones from Medcom Trainex).

Also, search confidentiality and get even more privacy, confidentiality and HIPAA options

Click and play streaming videos in a classroom OR provide students with directions to view at home (embed video links in Bb course).

Select physical DVDs and VHS tapes in the COD Library (search the Library Catalog for complete holdings)

LOCATION: Circulation Desk R728 .H527 2014 pt.1
TITLE: HIPAA for healthcare workers. An overview
PUBL DATE: Cypress, CA : Medcom Trainex, [2014]
PHYS DESCR: 1 DVD (17 minutes, 14 seconds)
CONTENTS:
Discusses the overall purpose and goals of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. Explains the role of the HIPAA Advisory Team, as well as the role of the individual healthcare worker in ensuring compliance with HIPAA reforms. Describes healthcare access, portability and reliability and the five rules of administrative simplification.

LOCATION: Circulation Desk R728 .H527 2014 pt.2
TITLE: HIPAA for healthcare workers. The privacy rule
PUBL DATE: Cypress, CA : Medcom Trainex, [2014]
PHYS DESCR: 1 DVD (17 minutes, 11 seconds)
CONTENTS:
Describes the Privacy Rule that exists within the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. Lists covered entities that must comply with the Privacy Rule. Explains the rule which requires that patients be give written notice of an institution's privacy rules and practices. Explains patient's rights regarding the privacy of their medical and personal information. Describes key exceptions to the Privacy Rule as well as the most common violations of the Privacy Rule and the consequences for healthcare workers and business associates.

LOCATION: Circulation Desk R728 .H527 2014 pt.3
TITLE: HIPAA for healthcare workers. The security rule
PUBL DATE: Cypress, California : Medcom Trainex, [2015]
PHYS DESCR: 1 DVD (14:45)
CONTENTS:
Examines HIPAA Title II, the Administrative Simplification section of HIPAA. This regulation focuses on the security and privacy of protected health information and the national standards for its implementation.

LOCATION: Circulation Desk R728 .C5943 2015
TITLE: Confidentiality. Vignettes
PUBL DATE: Cypress, California : Medcom Trainex, [2015]
PHYS DESCR: 1 DVD (14 min)
CONTENTS:
Presents a number of scenarios, in a variety of nursing situations, so that the viewer may use critical thinking skills to identify types of actions and responses that constitute breach of privacy, consequences of the breach, privacy rules in special settings, and exceptions to the privacy laws.

LOCATION: Circulation Desk R728 .C594 2015
TITLE: Confidentiality. HIPAA regulations
PUBL DATE: Cypress, California : Medcom Trainex, [2015]
PHYS DESCR: 1 DVD (14:45)
CONTENTS:
Examines HIPAA Title II, the Administrative Simplification section of HIPAA. This regulation focuses on the security and privacy of protected health information and the national standards for its implementation.

LOCATION: Circulation Desk R728 .C5942 2015
TITLE: Confidentiality. How to maintain patient confidentiality
PUBL DATE: Cypress, California : Medcom Trainex, [2015]
PHYS DESCR: 1 DVD (17:22)
CONTENTS:
Examines various ways to preserve patient confidentiality in daily practice including how to keep electronically stored information private, guidelines for maintaining confidentiality when leaving messages, and how privacy rules govern conversations with coworkers.

LOCATION: Circulation Desk R864 .D638 2013
TITLE: Documentation. Electronic medical records, federal regulations
PUBL DATE: Cypres, CA : Medcom/Trainex, c2013
PHYS DESCR: 1 DVD (21 minutes, 36 seconds)
CONTENTS:
Examines benefits of electronic documentation of medical records, potential disadvantages that must be avoided and addressed, Joint Commission recommendations, HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) and HITECH (Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health).

Professionalism

For Streaming Videos:

In Nursing in Education Database (Academic Video Online can also be searched), search ("professional behavior" OR professionalism) AND (nurs* OR health*) (substitute specific words or phrases in the search box. Remember to put phrases in quotations and to indicate all possible endings (nurs*) by placing an asterisk where spelling would vary).

Access databases:

Library homepage --> Databases link --> Health & Medicine

Click and play streaming videos in a classroom OR provide students with directions to view at home (embed video links in Bb course).

Select physical DVDs and VHS tapes (search the Library Catalog for complete holdings)

LOCATION: Circulation Desk RT85.5 .P765 2012
TITLE: Professionalism in healthcare. Patient interactions, communications, and personal development
PUBL DATE: Medcom Trainex, c2012
PHYS DESCR: 1 DVD (13 min.)
CONTENTS:
Discusses ways to exhibit professionalism while caring for patients. It focuses on improving communications with patients and colleagues, and how to improve professionalism through personal development.
Maintaining professional interactions -- Growth and advancement.

LOCATION: Circulation Desk RT85.5 .P766 2012
TITLE: Professionalism in healthcare. Professional behavior, attitude, and attire
PUBL DATE: Medcom Trainex, c2012
PHYS DESCR: 1 DVD (13 min.)
CONTENTS:
Discusses the elements of professionalism focusing on personal behavior, attitude, and professional attire, and how these approaches and behaviors can ensure you are a responsible, accountable, and self-directed member of the nursing profession.
Maintaining professional behavior -- Communication and courtesy -- Personal character -- Professional image.

LOCATION: Circulation Desk RT86.7 .N977 2014
TITLE: Nursing transitions : new graduate to professional
PUBL DATE: Medcom Trainex, c2014
PHYS DESCR: 1 DVD (23 min.)
CONTENTS:
This course provides an overview of the challenges faced by the novice nurse, and facilities integrating the novice nurse into the nursing staff. It describes strategies the new nurse can take to ease the transition from student to professional, and programs facilities can institute to facilitate this transition and protect its investment in the new nurse.

Sexual Harassment & Violence in the Workplace

Streaming Videos:
Search the Academic Video Online OR the Nursing Education in Video databases :

Access databases:
Library homepage --> Databases link --> Health & Medicine

Type sexual harassment in healthcare in the database search box to pull up the latest healthcare-specific sexual harassment videos.

Search violence and get results including violence in healthcare, domestic violence, etc.

Click and play streaming videos in a classroom OR provide students with directions to view at home (embed video links in Bb course).

Select physical DVDs and VHS tapes in the COD Library (search the Library Catalog for complete holdings)

LOCATION: General R727.2 .V565 2013 Pt.1
TITLE: Violence in healthcare. Part 1, Empowering you to be prepared!
PUBL DATE: Medcom Trainex, c2013
PHYS DESCR: 1 DVD (ca. 18 min.)
CONTENTS:
Focuses on identifying potential sources of violence and conditions to reduce the risk of assault.
Identifies three primary sources of violence in healthcare -- Lists OSHA's three categories of risk for violence in healthcare -- Describes conditions in the healthcare environment that can be potential reasons for aggressive behavior -- Identifies patient conditions that may predispose to violence.

LOCATION: General R727.2 .V565 2013 Pt.2
TITLE: Violence in healthcare. Part 2, What to do when violence occurs
PUBL DATE: Medcom Trainex, c2013
PHYS DESCR: 1 DVD (ca. 17 min.)
CONTENTS:
Demonstrates and describes the "four R's" of dealing with violence through recognizing the signals, resolving conflicts, responding quickly, and reporting and documenting after an event.
Recognizing the signals for escalating agitation and assaultive
behavior or criminal intent -- Resolving conflicts by appropriately interacting with a hostile individual -- Responding quickly if the situation is out of your control -- Describing proper reporting and documenting after an event.

Speech Language Pathology Websites

thumb_child_computer.jpgANYONE can put information on the Internet. ANYONE. As a health care provider, you must carefully select and evaluate medical/health information before using it to treat patients or letting it influence how you perform your duties. Use the evaluating sources section of this guide to help you determine the credibility of Web sites. A great final test is to ask yourself, "Would I want myself or someone that I care deeply about to be treated based on this information?" If the answer is "no," don't include such non-credible information in your academic projects either!

small yellow star.jpgGeneral Medical Information Websites

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
CDC.gov provides users with credible, reliable health information on topics such as: data and statistics; diseases and conditions; emergencies and disasters; environmental health; healthy living; injury, violence and safety; life stages and populations; travelers' health; workplace safety and health; and much more. This site contains information appropriate for adults, teens and kids

MayoClinic.com
Easy-to-understand information on health and medical topics, all reviewed for accuracy by Mayo Clinic experts. Content includes interactive resources and tools, information on specific diseases and disorders, management of particular chronic conditions, suggestions for healthy lifestyles, consumer drug information, first aid, specialists' answers to frequently asked questions about diseases and health decision-making guides. (A service of Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research)

small yellow star.jpgMEDLINEplus
Provides access to 900+ health topics, medical encyclopedias and dictionaries, and links to self-help groups, clinical trials, preformulated PubMed searches, lists of hospitals and physicians, health and information in Spanish and other languages. Includes listings of diseases & conditions by body system

small yellow star.jpgMedScape Reference
An online clinical reference providing in-depth drug & disease information and tools to support clinical decision making. Content is designed for practicing medical professionals and includes diagnostic medical images. Free Registration to MedScape is required. To avoid registering and go straight to an entry in this resource, try Googling the word emedicine and your disease/condition (i.e. emedicine aphasia)

WebMD
Provides valuable health information, tools for managing your health, and support to those who seek information

Speech Language Pathology Associations & Organizations

American Academy of Audiology
The world's largest professional organization of, by, and for audiologists dedicated to providing quality hearing care services through professional development, education, research, and increased public awareness of hearing and balance disorders

American Speech Language Hearing Association
An excellent resource for Speech professionals. Includes information on recent research in the field, career, clinical and consumer information and much more

National Student Speech Language Hearing Association
The ASHA and NSSLHA websites have been integrated to help provide students with a more unified experience accessing member services (e.g., journals access, member benefits, mentoring information) online

Useful SLP Websites

Acoustics.org
Access information in the broad field of Acoustics

Anatomy & Physiology Research Guide
Print and electronic anatomy & physiology resources organized by C.O.D.'s Natural Sciences Librarian

Caroline Bowen's speech-language-therapy dot com
A carefully selected compilation of essential links for speech-language pathology consumers, students and professionals

Communication Connects
Designed for speech/language pathologists, educators and parents with resources that encourage the development of functional communication skills in children. Includes informational communication articles, a story-making machine, forums, therapy ideas/techniques, fun therapy activities, organizational forms

C.R.I.S. Community Resource Information System [DuPage County]
A fast and easy way to obtain basic information on social service programs throughout DuPage County [ Mozilla Firefox browser is recommended, Internet Explorer sometimes does not display correctly]

ECRI Guidelines Trust
Provided by ECRI Institute (the organization that served as sole prime contractor for the discontinued National Guideline ClearinghouseTM (NGC)), this publicly available web-based repository provides physicians, nurses, other clinical specialties, and members of the healthcare community with up-to-date, clinical practices and guidelines to advance safe and effective patient care. The repository includes evidence-based guidance developed by nationally- and internationally-recognized medical organizations and medical specialty societies. [FREE registration is required to access the database]

Hardin MD: Speech Pathology / Speech Therapy / SLP
Links to small, medium and large SLP directory sites as well as sites containing SLP-related images

Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulations (IDFPR)
IDFPR's web site contains information including the Speech Language Pathology and Audiology Practice Act and license applications and forms

Lab Tests Online
Designed to help the patient or caregiver better understand that many clinical lab tests are part of routine care as well as diagnosis and treatment of conditions and diseases. The site is a collaboration of professional societies representing the lab community

MEDLINEplus National Library of Medicine: Speech and Communication Disorders
This page can be accessed by searching the health topic Speech and Communication Disorders. Categories on this page include: overviews, diagnosis/symptoms, rehabilitation/recovery, treatment, clinical trials, specific conditions/aspects, overviews, organizations, statistics, specific populations, etc. There are also links to related MEDLINEplus pages (aphasia, hearing disorders and deafness, learning disorders, stuttering, voice disorders, brain and nervous system, mouth and teeth, symptoms) as well as a preformulated MEDLINE search retrieving recent article citations from the medical literature

National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)
NIDCD conducts and supports biomedical and behavioral research and research training in the normal and disordered processes of hearing, balance, smell, taste, voice, speech, and language. It conducts and supports research and research training related to disease prevention and health promotion; addresses special biomedical and behavioral problems associated with people who have communication impairments or disorders; and supports efforts to create devices which substitute for lost and impaired sensory and communication function

Net Connections for Communication Disorders and Sciences
Metaguide to net resources on communication disorders, for professionals and students in the fields of speech-language pathology, audiology, speech science, persons with communication disabilities or differences and their support persons

Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)
OSHA creates and enforces workplace safety standards

Speech Language Pathology Journals

thumb_yellow_scrubs.JPG

Locating Journal Articles

The Library provides access to many online article databases that will help you locate journal, magazine, and newspaper articles. You can search by keyword, subject, author and title.

Databases are organized collections of information that you can search by a variety of fields, like title, author's name, subject or keyword. iTunes is a database and so is Amazon. The Library has databases of articles from newspapers, magazines and journals. We also have databases of streaming videos, music and e-books. The difference between our databases and iTunes or Amazon is that our databases are free for you to use. You can browse the library's databases here: Article Databases by Subject

You must have a valid College of DuPage library card to access the electronic indexes and databases from off-campus.

Newspaper Databases
Includes Chicago Tribune, New York Times, Christian Science Monitor, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal and more

Databases by Subject
Choose a database according to your subject of interest.

  • Begin your research in the Health and Medicine Databases
    What databases contain the best Speech Language Pathology journals?
    • Each database contains different resources (journals, e-books, magazines, newspapers, pamphlets, etc.)--Run your search in several databases. Read the database descriptions to locate databases most relevant to your search.
    • Credible, professional SLP journal articles are indexed via our electronic databases. Full-text online articles are available in CINAHL, Communication and Mass Media Complete, Science Direct and the other health-related databases. Remember that each database contains a different set of journals.

    • Examples of SLP journals available include:
      Advances in Speech-language Pathology
      American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology
      Canadian Journal of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology
      International Journal of Speech Language Pathology
      Journal of Medical Speech-Language Pathology
      Journal of Speech and Language Pathology, Applied Behavior Analysis
      Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research
      Language and Speech
      Language, Speech & Hearing Services in Schools
      Topics in Language Disorders
    • Pay attention to online journal article embargos
    • Some journals are ONLY available in print—the Library has photocopiers and flatbed scanners

    "Best Bet" Health Databases

    Academic Search Complete
    Academic Search Complete contains indexing and full text for 9,100 journals. 7,100 of these journals are peer-reviewed scholarly titles. This collection provides both popular and scholarly journal coverage for nearly all academic areas of study - including social sciences, humanities, education, computer sciences, engineering, physics, chemistry, language and linguistics, arts & literature, medical sciences and ethnic studies.

    Care Notes
    Care Notes helps medical professionals educate patients and their families about certain conditions. Contains 2500 English and 2500 Spanish documents that address patient condition, treatment, follow-up care, psychosocial issues, continuing health, and the most frequently administered drugs.

    small yellow star.jpgCINAHL
    The online version of Cumulative Index to Nursing & Allied Health Literature, CINAHL Complete covers nursing, allied health, biomedical and consumer health journals, publications of the American Nursing Association, and the National League for Nursing. It now includes the CINAHL Thesaurus and full text of over 1,300 important nursing and clinical journals as well as over 130 Evidence-based Care Sheets; nearly 170 Quick Lessons providing Overviews of Disease and Conditions; 170 Continuing Education Modules; and full text for 360 Research Instrument Records.

    small yellow star.jpgCommunication and Mass Media Complete
    Communication & Mass Media Complete provides articles and other research materials in areas related to communication and mass media. CMMC offers cover-to-cover indexing and abstracts for more than 420 journals, and selected coverage of nearly 200 more, for a combined coverage of more than 600 titles. Furthermore, this database includes full text for 301 journals in the areas of communication, mass media, speech, and much more!

    small yellow star.jpgGale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL)
    GVRL is a collection of online reference books on a variety of topics including Business, History, Literature, Medicine, Social Science, Technology and many more.
    Individual entries from these resources can be printed and emailed.

    Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition
    This resource provides 600 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines. Coverage of nursing and allied health is particularly strong. In addition, this database includes the Clinical Pharmacology database, providing access to up-to-date, concise and clinically relevant drug monographs for all U.S. prescription drugs, hard-to-find herbal and nutritional supplements, over-the-counter products and new drugs.

    MedlinePlus
    MedlinePlus has extensive information from the National Institutes of Health and other trusted sources on over 900 diseases and conditions. There are also lists of hospitals and physicians, a medical encyclopedia and a medical dictionary, health information in Spanish, extensive information on prescription and nonprescription drugs, health information from the media, and links to thousands of clinical trials.

    small yellow star.jpgMICROMEDEX Healthcare Series
    Provides full-text information supporting clinical care decisions including: drug monographs and evaluations, drug dosages and interactions, drug product identification, reproductive risks, toxicity management, alternative medicine/herbal preparations information, acute/emergency care guidelines, drug, disease and condition information for patients, laboratory test information, dosage calculators, nomograms, and references.

    small yellow star.jpgScience Direct
    **Be sure to select "Subscribed Journals" from the Source drop-down menu**
    Indexing and full-text of 175 journals in science, chemistry, earth science, biology and other related disciplines.

    Browse all COD Library Health and Medicine databases

    Database (and Library catalog) Advanced Search Tips

    • Use the features of the database (print, navigation) before using your browser's back or print buttons
    • For keyword searching, use the advanced search feature so that you can use multiple terms and set limits (date range, peer-reviewed, full text, etc)
    • Remember that databases require you to spell correctly
    • To limit your search results to journals with editorial boards (or some type of review process by health professionals) look under the “limit” section of the initial search page. Select the option to limit to peer reviewed (some databases also call them refereed publications). Refereed publications and peer reviewed are synonyms for board-reviewed or scholarly journals. Don’t forget to set your date limits too!
    • When creating your search strategy, take a moment to write down your key words and any synonyms (alternative words meaning the same thing) that might be used. Also think about how you connect your key words together.
      • Connect different concepts with the word AND indicating that you want both concepts to appear in each retrieved article.
      • Connect variations (different words could be used for the same thing) with OR indicating that at least one variation should occur in the articles retrieved.
      • Put parentheses around actions that you want to be done first (just like you may have done in an algebra class).
      • Here are some examples of synonyms and “nesting” (using parentheses):
      • ("speech therap*" OR "language therap*")
      • ("language hearing therap*" OR "speech language hearing therap*")
      • Put key concepts together like this example:
      • ("speech therap*" OR "language therap*") AND ("delayed onset")
    • capitalize connecting words (AND, OR) to let the database know that you are giving a command, not just listing a word to be found
    • Use an asterisk (*) to find all possible endings. For example, therap* finds therapy, therapies, therapeutic

Speech Language Pathology Books, Videos & Models

thumb_slpa_BOOK.jpg

Browsing the Collection

Use the Library catalog to search the COD Library's collection of books, videos, e-books, and streaming media. Use your COD Library card to check these items out or access them online.

Get a C.O.D. Library Card

  • 24/7 access to our full-text electronic books and article databases
  • Check out videos, books, software, anatomical models
  • reserve small group study rooms
  • FREE book and article Interlibrary Loans (ILL) if we don't have the resources that you need
  • Cards are FREE for C.O.D. students and 502 community members
  • Learn more...

An easy way to start searching the Library catalog is to do a keyword search for words that describe your topic. You may need to experiment with keywords to find ones that work for your topic.

Keyword Searching

Do a keyword search of the Library catalog using words that are specific to your topic. Try using specific keywords, such as proper names, combining several keywords, or using keyword phrases. For example:

  • (speech AND language) AND (career* OR job*)
  • (speech OR audiol*) AND (therap* OR rehab*)

General Keywords:
speech-language pathology; speech therapy; communication sciences and disorders; speech and language development; phonology; morphology; semantics; syntax; pragmatics; voice; fluency; swallowing; children; families; students; speech-language professionals; speech and language research

Or search for specific condition/disease/disorder or therapy/treatment:

Example Disorders:
stuttering, hearing loss, aphasia, childhood language delays, articulation delays, phonological delays, laryngectomy

Example Therapies:
language therapy, articulation therapy, phonological therapy, plastic surgery to repair cleft palate, alaryngeal speech rehabilitation, passy muir valves, hearing aids, foreign accent modification

For more tips on creating keyword searches, see the Journal Articles section of this guide

Once you find some items, you can use subject headings to find other items that cover the same topic.

Subject Searching

Try these subjects to browse the General and Reference Collections.

aphasia speech therapists
articulation disorders speech therapy (with subcategories)
language acquisition stuttering
mutism voice disorders
speech disorders (with subcategories)

Call Number Searching

Another strategy is to search by call number. Health-related materials are shelved in the "R" section of libraries that use the Library of Congress classification system. SLP books are located in multiple call number areas.

Subject Call Number Range
Hearing, Psychology BF 251
Psychology of Language and Speech BF 455
Child Psychology Communication BF 723.C57
School Health Services LB 3251-3454
Language and Learning LC 4028
Early Language Acquisition/Emergent Lexicon P 118
Phonetics P 221
Anatomy and Physiology of Speech QM 251
Human Anatomy - Ear QM 507
Physiology of Aging QP 86
Physiology of Voice and Speech QP 306
Neurophysiology - Hearing - Physiological Acoustics QP 461 - QP 471
Communication Disorders RC 423
Stuttering RC 424
Articulation Disorders RC 424.7
Aphasia RC 425
Otology - Diseases of the Ear RF 110 - RF 285
Audiology - Hearing Disorders RF 290 - RF 294
Audiology - Special Tests and Methods RF 294.5
Hearing Disorders - Instruments RF 298 - RF 310
Diseases of the Larynx, Vocal Cords. Instrumentation RF 510
Language and Communication Disorders in Children RJ 496

There are two locations for "print" or physical material (videos or software) in the C.O.D. Library: the reference collection (items don't leave the Library) and the general stacks (items that you can take home). Library staff members will be happy to help you find books in either section--just ask!

Reference Materials

Reference materials are well indexed, up-to-date, concise, and highly credible. They provide overviews, definitions, specific information (such as causes & symptoms, diagnosis, treatments, prognosis, etc) or addresses. Types of reference books include: directories, dictionaries and encyclopedias, basic health books (describing diseases and conditions), and drug resources. Since you cannot normally take these materials home, remember that you will have to photocopy, or write down the information that you need. Some reference materials are available full text, online via our databases. Below are some examples of the types of reference books found in the C.O.D. reference collection.

Some of these resources are designed for consumers (such as the Johns Hopkins or Mayo Clinic health books), some for health students and consumers (the Gale Encyclopedia series), and some for health professionals (Cecil or Harrison's), so the type and level of information differs to suit each audience. Some reference works are available in Spanish language versions.

small yellow star.jpgReference Best Bets

Dictionary of Communication Disorders
ONLINE ACCESS

Dorland's Illustrated Medical Dictionary
REF R 121.D73 2012 ONLINE ACCESS

small yellow star.jpgGale Encyclopedia of Medicine, 4th edition
REF RC 41 .G35 2011 ONLINE ACCESS*
* This link will allow you to simultaneously search all of the specialized Gale Encyclopedias available in the Gale Virtual Reference Library database

Melloni's Illustrated Medical Dictionary, 4th edition
REF R121 .D76 2002

Merriam-Webster Online Medical Dictionary (select medical reference, includes audio pronunciations)

small yellow star.jpgGoldman's Cecil Medicine, 24th edition
REF RC46 .C423 2012

Conn's Current Therapy
REF RM101 .C87 2013

Current Medical Diagnosis & Treatment
REF RC71 .A14 2014

Encyclopedia of the Human Brain
REF QP376 .E59 2002 ONLINE ACCESS

small yellow star.jpgHarrison's Principles of Internal Medicine
REF RC46 .H333 2012

Streaming Health & Medical Videos

You must have a valid College of DuPage library card to access these video databases from off-campus.

Academic Video Online
A diverse collection of full-length streaming videos. A wide-range of disciplines are included. Most useful to SLPs is the Health & Health Care collection. Also included in the subscription are full transcripts of each video program that are keyword searchable, easy playlist and clip making functionality, permanent embeddable URLs for easy use in online courses.

Nursing Education in Video
Nursing Education in Video is an online collection of videos created specifically for the education and training of nurses, nursing assistants, and other healthcare workers. All of the videos in the collection have been created with the guidance of the Medcom-Trainex advisory board, and are regularly reviewed for accuracy, currency, and compliance with US Federal regulations from agencies such as OSHA and CMS.

Rehabilitation Therapy in Video
Rehabilitation Therapy in Video is a collection of video materials for the study of occupational therapy, physical/physiotherapy, and speech-language pathology. The collection allows students and faculty to easily find, cite, and share footage of top clinicians and academics explaining the underlying anatomical and neurological issues in specific patient populations, while demonstrating effective techniques and methods for their treatment.

Sports Medicine And Exercise Science In Video
Sports Medicine and Exercise Science in Video is the most extensive video collection ever assembled in the areas of fitness and health assessment, disease management, injury treatment, nutrition, medical fitness, sport science, work-site wellness, exercise adherence, and much more.

Remember that additional DVDs, CD-ROMs and health-related multimedia resources can be found by searching the COD Library catalog. Use your COD Library card to check these items out for in-library, home viewing, or online access (depending on availability).

Anatomical Models

thumb_MH900321153.JPG
Anatomical Models are available at the Library circulation desk.

For even more assistance with anatomy & physiology, check out the COD Library's Anatomy & Physiology Research Guide!

Speech Language Pathology Guide

thumb_child_reading.jpgThis guide is a starting point for locating Speech Language Pathology Assistant (SLPA) and Speech Language Pathology (SLP) books, videos, anatomical models, journal articles, and credible websites.

The menu on the right will help you research, locate, evaluate and cite resources in APA style.

Ask Your Health Science Librarian

Do you need help finding information on a specific topic? In addition to using our face-to-face, online and phone Ask A Librarian options, you may call or email me to set up an appointment or to explain what you need (I can often help you via email). Please remember that while I can assist you in finding information and can educate you about locating and citing quality health resources, I cannot diagnose or recommend treatment for specific conditions or diseases. I also cannot interpret assignments--ask your instructor! I will always refer specific medical and assignment-related questions back to your health care provider or instructor. Your questions will be kept in confidence and your privacy will be respected.

HIT Journals

thumb_doctor holding folder.jpg

Locating Journal Articles

The Library provides access to many online article databases that will help you locate journal, magazine, and newspaper articles. You can search by keyword, subject, author and title.

Databases are organized collections of information that you can search by a variety of fields, like title, author's name, subject or keyword. iTunes is a database and so is Amazon. The Library has databases of articles from newspapers, magazines and journals. We also have databases of streaming videos, music and e-books. The difference between our databases and iTunes or Amazon is that our databases are free for you to use. You can browse the library's databases here: Article Databases by Subject

You must have a valid College of DuPage library card to access the electronic indexes and databases from off-campus.

Newspaper Databases
Includes Chicago Tribune, New York Times, Christian Science Monitor, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal and more

Databases by Subject
Choose an database according to your subject of interest.

  • Begin your research in the Health and Medicine Databases
    What databases contain the best HIT resources?
    • Each database contains different resources (journals, e-books, magazines, newspapers, pamphlets, etc.)--You may need to run your search in several databases. Read the database descriptions to locate databases most relevant to your search.
    • Pay attention to online journal article embargos
    • Some journals are ONLY available in print—the Library has photocopiers and flatbed scanners

    "Best Bet" Health Databases

    Academic Search Complete
    Academic Search Complete contains indexing and full text for 9,100 journals. 7,100 of these journals are peer-reviewed scholarly titles. This collection provides both popular and scholarly journal coverage for nearly all academic areas of study - including social sciences, humanities, education, computer sciences, engineering, physics, chemistry, language and linguistics, arts & literature, medical sciences and ethnic studies.

    Academic Video Online
    a collection of full-length streaming videos. A wide-range of disciplines are included. Most useful to nurses is the Health & Health Care collection. Also included in the subscription are full transcripts of each video program that are keyword searchable, easy playlist and clip making functionality, permanent embeddable URLs for easy use in online courses.

    Care Notes
    Care Notes helps medical professionals educate patients and their families about certain conditions. Contains 2500 English and 2500 Spanish documents that address patient condition, treatment, follow-up care, psychosocial issues, continuing health, and the most frequently administered drugs.

    CINAHL
    The online version of Cumulative Index to Nursing & Allied Health Literature, CINAHL Complete covers nursing, allied health, biomedical and consumer health journals, publications of the American Nursing Association, and the National League for Nursing. It now includes the CINAHL Thesaurus and full text of over 1,300 important nursing and clinical journals as well as over 130 Evidence-based Care Sheets; nearly 170 Quick Lessons providing Overviews of Disease and Conditions; 170 Continuing Education Modules; and full text for 360 Research Instrument Records.

    small yellow star.jpgGale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL)
    GVRL is a collection of online reference books on a variety of topics including Business, History, Literature, Medicine, Social Science, Technology and many more.
    individual entries from these resources can be printed and emailed.

    Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition
    This resource provides 600 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines. Coverage of nursing and allied health is particularly strong. In addition, this database includes the Clinical Pharmacology database, providing access to up-to-date, concise and clinically relevant drug monographs for all U.S. prescription drugs, hard-to-find herbal and nutritional supplements, over-the-counter products and new drugs.

    small yellow star.jpgMedlinePlus
    MedlinePlus has extensive information from the National Institutes of Health and other trusted sources on over 900 diseases and conditions. There are also lists of hospitals and physicians, a medical encyclopedia and a medical dictionary, health information in Spanish, extensive information on prescription and nonprescription drugs, health information from the media, and links to thousands of clinical trials.

    small yellow star.jpgMICROMEDEX Healthcare Series
    Provides full-text information supporting clinical care decisions including: drug monographs and evaluations (including contrast media), drug dosages and interactions, drug product identification, reproductive risks, toxicity management, alternative medicine/herbal preparations information, acute/emergency care guidelines, drug, disease and condition information for patients, laboratory test information, dosage calculators, nomograms, and references

    Nursing Education in Video
    an online collection of videos created specifically for the education and training of nurses, nursing assistants, and other healthcare workers. All of the videos in the collection have been created with the guidance of the Medcom-Trainex advisory board, and are regularly reviewed for accuracy, currency, and compliance with US Federal regulations from agencies such as OSHA and CMS. Also included in the subscription are full transcripts of each video program that are keyword searchable, easy playlist and clip making functionality, permanent embeddable URLs for easy use in online courses.

    Science Direct
    **Be sure to select "Subscribed Journals" from the Source drop-down menu**
    Indexing and full-text of 175 journals in science, chemistry, nursing, biology and other related disciplines.

    small yellow star.jpgWestlaw Campus Research
    Westlaw Campus Research is an easy-to-use online research service that provides college and university students with access to a comprehensive collection of news and business information and law-related resources. Access federal and state caselaw, full text of the United States Code Annotated (USCA) and Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) and more than 800 law reviews and journals, including Harvard Law Review and Yale Law Journal.

    Browse all COD Library Health and Medicine databases

    Database (and Library catalog) Advanced Search Tips

    • Use the features of the database (print, navigation) before using your browser's back or print buttons
    • For keyword searching, use the advanced search feature so that you can use multiple terms and set limits (date range, peer-reviewed, full text, etc)
    • Remember that databases require you to spell correctly
    • To limit your search results to journals with editorial boards (or some type of review process by health professionals) look under the “limit” section of the initial search page. Select the option to limit to peer reviewed (some databases also call them refereed publications). Refereed publications and peer reviewed are synonyms for board-reviewed or scholarly journals. Don’t forget to set your date limits too!
    • When creating your search strategy, take a moment to write down your key words and any synonyms (alternative words meaning the same thing) that might be used. Also think about how you connect your key words together.
      • Connect different concepts with the word AND indicating that you want both concepts to appear in each retrieved article.
      • Connect variations (different words could be used for the same thing) with OR indicating that at least one variation should occur in the articles retrieved.
      • Put parentheses around actions that you want to be done first (just like you may have done in an algebra class).
      • Here are some examples of synonyms and “nesting” (using parentheses):
      • (aged OR geriatric OR old* OR elderly)
      • (medicare OR medicaid)
      • Put the key concepts together like this example:
        (aged OR geriatric OR old* OR elderly) AND (medicare OR medicaid)
    • capitalize connecting words (AND, OR) to let the database know that you are giving a command not just listing a word to be found
    • Use an asterisk (*) to find all possible endings. For example, old* finds old or older
Attached files: 

HIT Books, Videos & Models

thumb_HITbook.jpg

Browsing the Collection

Use the Library catalog to search the COD Library's collection of books, videos, e-books, and streaming media. Use your COD Library card to check these items out or access them online.

Get a C.O.D. Library Card

  • 24/7 access to our full-text electronic books and article databases
  • Check out videos, books, software, anatomical models
  • reserve small group study rooms
  • FREE book and article Interlibrary Loans (ILL) if we don't have the resources that you need
  • Cards are FREE for C.O.D. students and 502 community members
  • Learn more...

An easy way to start searching the Library catalog is to do a keyword search for words that describe your topic. You may need to experiment with keywords to find ones that work for your topic.

Keyword Searching

Do a keyword search of the Library catalog using words that are specific to your topic. Try using specific keywords, such as proper names, combining several keywords, or using keyword phrases. For example:

  • health care reform AND United States
  • (health management organization) OR HMO
  • (health OR medical) AND coding
  • (electronic medical record) OR (electronic health record)
  • For more tips on creating keyword searches, see the Journal Articles section of this guide

Once you find some items, you can use subject headings to find other items that cover the same topic.

Subject Searching

Try these subjects to browse the General and Reference Collections.

health care reform united states medical laws and legislation
HIPAA medical jurisprudence
malpractice medical policy
managed care medical records
medical care law and legislation United States medicine terminology
medical claims medical transcription
medical ethics nosology

Call Number Searching

Another strategy is to search by call number. Health-related materials are shelved in the "R" section of libraries that use the Library of Congress classification system. HIT and Coding books are located in several call number areas.

Sometimes books are located in other areas of the "R" section if they deal with specific age groups . Other resources may be located outside the "R" section if they deal with legal matters (such as malpractice or legal/ethical issues). Search the Library catalog to locate the call numbers for specific resources.

Subject Call Number Range
Health Communications R118
Medical Terminology R123
Health Information Processes (including Transcription) R728-730s
Electronic Health Records R858-R864
Health Office Management RA971-RA976.5
Coding RB115
pharmacology & drug handbooks or guides RM100-300s

There are two locations for "print" or physical material (videos or software) in the C.O.D. Library: the reference collection (items don't leave the Library) and the general stacks (items that you can take home). Library staff members will be happy to help you find books in either section--just ask!

Reference Materials

Reference materials are well indexed, up-to-date, concise, and highly credible. They provide overviews, definitions, specific information (such as causes & symptoms, diagnosis, treatments, prognosis, etc) or addresses. Types of reference books include: directories, dictionaries and encyclopedias, basic health books (describing diseases and conditions), and drug resources. Since you cannot normally take these materials home, remember that you will have to photocopy, or write down the information that you need. Some reference materials are available full text, online via our databases. Below are some examples of the types of reference books found in the C.O.D. reference collection.

Some of these resources are designed for consumers (such as the Johns Hopkins or Mayo Clinic health books), some for health students and consumers (the Gale Encyclopedia series), and some for health professionals (Cecil or Harrison's), so the type and level of information differs to suit each audience. Some reference works are available in Spanish language versions.

small yellow star.jpgReference Best Bets

Dorland's Illustrated Medical Dictionary
REF R 121.D73 2012 ONLINE ACCESS

small yellow star.jpgGale Encyclopedia of Nursing and Allied Health
ONLINE ACCESS*
* This link will allow you to simultaneously search all of the specialized Gale Encyclopedias available in the Gale Virtual Reference Library database

Merriam-Webster Online Medical Dictionary (select medical reference, includes audio pronunciations)

small yellow star.jpgGoldman's Cecil Medicine
REF RC46 .C423

Conn's Current Therapy
REF RM101 .C87

Current Medical Diagnosis & Treatment
REF RC71 .A14

small yellow star.jpgHarrison's Principles of Internal Medicine
REF RC46 .H333

Mosby's Diagnostic and Laboratory Test Reference
REF RB38.2 .M67

Religion : a Clinical Guide for Nurses
REF RT85.2 .R45 2012 and ONLINE ACCESS

Streaming Health & Medical Videos

You must have a valid College of DuPage library card to access these video databases from off-campus.

Academic Video Online
A diverse collection of full-length streaming videos. A wide-range of disciplines are included. Most useful is the Health & Health Care collection. Also included in the subscription are full transcripts of each video program that are keyword searchable, easy playlist and clip making functionality, permanent embeddable URLs for easy use in online courses.

Nursing Education in Video
Nursing Education in Video is an online collection of videos created specifically for the education and training of nurses, nursing assistants, and other healthcare workers. All of the videos in the collection have been created with the guidance of the Medcom-Trainex advisory board, and are regularly reviewed for accuracy, currency, and compliance with US Federal regulations from agencies such as OSHA and CMS.

Rehabilitation Therapy in Video
Rehabilitation Therapy in Video is a collection of video materials for the study of occupational therapy, physical/physiotherapy, and speech-language pathology. The collection allows students and faculty to easily find, cite, and share footage of top clinicians and academics explaining the underlying anatomical and neurological issues in specific patient populations, while demonstrating effective techniques and methods for their treatment.

Sports Medicine And Exercise Science In Video
Sports Medicine and Exercise Science in Video is the most extensive video collection ever assembled in the areas of fitness and health assessment, disease management, injury treatment, nutrition, medical fitness, sport science, work-site wellness, exercise adherence, and much more.

Remember that additional DVDs, CD-ROMs and health-related multimedia resources can be found by searching the COD Library catalog. Use your COD Library card to check these items out for in-library, home viewing, or online access (depending on availability).

Anatomical Models

thumb_MH900321153.JPG
Anatomical Models are available at the Library circulation desk.

For even more assistance with anatomy & physiology, check out the COD Library's Anatomy & Physiology Research Guide!

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - Health Sciences