Posted by: ccclib | June 7, 2010

Attention Nursing and Allied Health Students

Nursing Reference Center

Evidence-based Point-of-Care Online Resource

For Calhoun Nursing and Allied Health Students and Faculty

Brewer Library, Decatur campus, and the Huntsville Campus Library now subscribe to Nursing Reference Center™ for Calhoun nursing and allied health care students and faculty.

Nursing Reference Center™ is a point-of-care clinical resource based on the latest and best available scientific evidence from CINAHL®, MEDLINE, National Guideline Clearinghouse, and other reputable sources.

Nursing Reference Center offers Quick Lessons and Evidence-based Care Sheets; drug information; practice guidelines; customizable patient education handouts, CEUs and more.

Sample clinical question:   What are evidence-based strategies for preventing infections in patients with intravascular catheters?

  • Nursing Reference Center search:  “catheter”
  • Evidence-based Care Sheet: Intravascular Catheter Use and Prevention of Infection. Useful strategy: …maximal sterile barriers (MSBs) (cap, mask, sterile gown and gloves, and large drape) during insertion of a CVC… (HU, KK et al; systematic review of the literature)

Continuing education credits are available from the CINAHLEducation site at no cost to the nursing faculty and/or students.

Nursing Reference Center can be accessed from the Library Web site under Alabama Virtual Library and EBSCOhost by all Calhoun students, faculty, and staff, on campus and from home at the link below:


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