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Critical Care Nursing
  • Cardiac (7)
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  • Pediatric (6)

  • ACLS Aids (2)
  • Associations (5)
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  • Auscultation Simulators (7)

  • Acid-Base Balance: Introduction
    Features the history, physiology and treatment of acid-base disturbances, information on the production of acid, understanding pH, clinical considerations and references.
    http://www.acid-base.com/

    Anesthesia, Critical Care and Emergency Medicine
    Includes links to anesthesia principles, practices, journals and departments, as well as critical care and emergency medicine resources.
    http://www.invivo.net/bg/index2.html

    ARDS Support Center
    Offers a newsletter, education, a message board, and information for patients with Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome, survivors, families, friends, and medical personnel.
    http://www.ards.org/

    Asthma Management Model System
    A comprehensive site with information on research, treatment and concerns related to asthma.
    http://www.nhlbisupport.com/asthma/

    CCRN Net
    Includes articles, index of resources, chat, photography, and games.
    http://www.ccrnnet.com/main_index/

    The Critical Care Forum
    Includes commentaries on recent issues, research, clinical guidelines, reports, educational reviews of clinical practice, basic science, and technology, suppliments, links and a schedule of conferences. Available in print and online.
    http://ccforum.com/

    Critical Care Medicine Tutorials
    Provides information on respiratory failure, shock, renal failure, sepsis and other body systems in a question/answer format. Includes clinical scenarios.
    http://www.ccmtutorials.com/

    Critical Care Paramedic Protocols
    Includes prehospital medical protocols and standing orders. Site provided courtesy of Bryan E. Bledsoe, DO, FACEP.
    http://www.ssgfx.com/CP2020/medtech/procedures/protocols.htm

    GASNet
    Academic content for the Anesthesiology/Intensive Care community. Includes information on subjects such as airway management, pediatrics, hemodynamics, resuscitation, intracranial hypertension, acid-base balance, anesthesia.
    http://www.gasnet.org/

    ICUs and Nursing Web Journal
    Contains critical care and emergency related articles, associations, conferences, drug information, nursing links, online journals, medical and nursing cartoons.
    http://www.nursing.gr/

    IntensiveCare.Com
    Has resources for practicing Evidence-Based Nursing and Medicine.
    http://www.intensivecare.com/

    Introduction to Pulse Oximetry
    Describes mechanism, limitations, and myths.
    http://www.pulseox.info/

    Joint Statement on Resuscitative Interventions
    Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) has prepared this joint statement in collaboration with other national health related organizations. [PDF]
    http://www.cna-nurses.ca/CNA/documents/pdf/publications/PS21_Joint_Statement_Resuscitative_Interventions_1995_e.pdf

    The Medical Algorithms Project
    Contains more than 3,500 algorithms and 44 different chapters covering all major medical topics. Provides computation, formula, survey, or look-up tables, useful in health care with one chapter devoted to critical care.
    http://www.medal.org/

    Monitoring the Critically Ill Patient.
    An educational review covering topics such as responses to stress and trauma, tissue oxygenation, cardiovascular system monitoring, respiratory, renal and the central nervous system.
    http://www.rcsed.ac.uk/journal/vol44_6/4460010.htm

    Nepean Intensive Care
    Includes some academic work of these ICU nurses, an image library, quiz page and controversy issues.
    http://www.nepeanicu.org/

    The New England Journal of Medicine: Critical Care
    Offers articles, case reports, and reviews on topics such as shock, sepsis, and acute respiratory distress. [Subscription required to view some articles.]
    http://content.nejm.org/cgi/collection/critical_care

    Nurse Bob's MICU/CCU Survival Guide
    Offers a variety of resources including policies and procedures, synopses of systems and diseases, drugs, and drug calculation formulas.
    http://rnbob.tripod.com/

    Pulmonary and Critical Care Update Online
    An educational program provided each month by clinicians that offers lessons featuring diagnostic information on current pulmonary and critical care medicine.
    http://www.chestnet.org/education/online/pccu/

    Pulmonary Artery Pressure Monitoring
    Describes the procedure for insertion of PA lines, interpretation of waveforms and values and the potential complications.
    http://rnbob.tripod.com/pap.htm

    Pulse Oximetry
    Describes how it works, calibration, and performance considerations.
    http://www.nda.ox.ac.uk/wfsa/html/u05/u05_003.htm


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