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Links

General

LibGuides (VCC)New Guide to practical nursing resources on the web and at the VCC Library
LibGuides (VCC)New Guide to nursing resources on the web and at the VCC Library
LibGuides (VCC)New Guide to "LPN to BSN Transitions" resources on the web and at the VCC Library
College of Registered Nurses of BCNew CRNBC website – good for resources and information regarding registered nursing
Medical Mnemonics If your memory is as bad as mine, then this site is for you. Cool methods for remembering anatomy, physiology, health sciences, etc ...
Medicine Net Information on various diseases and conditions, symptoms and signs, procedures and tests, and medications, plus MedTerm Medical dictionary online.
Nurse BuffNew A humourous look at the nursing lifestyle
Nursing CommunicationNew From CRNBC – online learning module with focus on effective communication. Learning module also contains scenarios and activities for practice.
Nursing Documentation From CRNBC – online learning module with focus on methods for documenting (DAR, SOAPIER, narrative charting)
Pharmacology CornerNew Pharmacology animations detailing the mechanisms of certain drugs – includes adrenergic receptor antagonists, ACE inhibitors, digoxin, etc.
STUDY SHEET: Disorders and DiseasesNew MCAT study sheet featuring a nice summary of common disorders and diseases (genetic, nutritional, infectious, etc ...) [PDF]

Calculations

Brush Up on Your Drug Calculation Skills Review the major concepts related to drug calculations, examine a few sample exercises, and check your skills using the practice exercises provided.
Dosage Help This website provides a dosage calculations tutorial, complete with explanations and examples, to help nursing students prepare for a medication exam.
Drug Calculations Quiz Page Metric conversions, tablet dosage calcs, fluid dosage calcs, IV drop rate calcs
Drug Dosage & IV Rates CalculationNew A PDF file illustrating dosage calcs and IV Rates calcs, created by the George Brown Learning Centre
Metric Units and Converting Between Them Excellent site about metric units and how to make unit conversions
Nursing Calculators Each calculator, along with examples and formulas, provides a unique way to review nursing math.
RN CalcNew Medical calculators for dosage calcs, flow rates, etc ...

Terminology

Error-Prone Abbreviations Frequently-misinterpreted medical abbreviations
Merck Online Library of medical terms with audio files to help with pronunciation.
Suffix Prefix DictionaryNew Most comprehensive online dictionary of biological and medical prefixes and suffixes
Understanding Medical TerminologyNew An interactive tutorial that examines common medical prefixes, suffixes, and combining forms