USEFUL LINKS AND RESOURCES!
Welcome to the links and resources page.  I will keep these links updated, and I will be adding to them as I find more, or have more suggested by members.  I am not going to keep throwing 100's of links out there like most sites do that I have come across!  I will always personally check them out and make sure they are going to be of use to you.  I will try not to add links to pages that just have lists of more links, which lead to pages with links to more......etc.  I have found that to be so frustrating! 

Check out whatever you need, and if you ever come across any links that are no longer working, please let me know at admin1@studentnurseslounge.com.  Thanks, and I hope you find some resources that are helpful for you!
***STUDY STACK

  -This site is great!  You use your computer to display a stack of virtual flashcards, you can find data to study or add your own .
  -Also has hangman games, crosswords, matching or word search games - great for learning!
  -There is a whole section just for medicine/nursing.
  -Can print or export to ipod, PDA or cell phone.
***INTERACTIVE BODY GAME

  -This is a great interactive game including organs,muscles,skeleton and nervous system.
  -Choose a gender, then drag and drop item into place.
  -Includes fact files about the part, and offers clues to help.
  -Really neat site!
***VIRTUAL STETHOSCOPE

  -Includes a tutorial on physical exam with emphasis on auscultation
  -A brief review of selected cardiac and pulminary physiology/pathophysiology topics
  -A virtual stethoscpoe for auscultating normal and abnormal respiratory and cardiac sounds
  -On-line interactive quizzes to help you master the stethoscope
***THE AUSCULTATION ASSISTANT

  -Provides heart sounds, heart murmurs and breath sounds to help students improve diagnosis skills
  -Includes detailed descriptions to go along with the sounds
***MEDICAL MNEMONICS

  -Database of mnemonics (using 1st letters of words to help remember important details).
  -Can add your own, customize and download for studying
***CAREPLAN GUIDELINES

  -Provides basics for making up care plans
***NURSING CARE PLAN   (Wikipedia)

  -Wikipedia is an online encyclopedia which everyone can contribute to.  It has really great info in it, not just on care plans, but nursing in general.
  -This section includes the characteristics of a plan, elements and the nursing process.
***INTERNET DRUG LIST

  -Important drug info, including side effects, drug interactions, other names, medical terminology, and patient info.
***PHARMACOLOGY MATH

  -Has tutorial section showing you how to do different problems, key points, abbreviations, conversions and equivalencies.
  -Quizzes on equivalencies, abbreviations, basic calculations, IV calculations, titration (critical care), pediatric focus, OB focus, and all together.
***DOSAGE CALCULATIONS FOR NURSES

  -Includes quizzes for systems of measurement, conversions, oral dosages, parenteral dosages, IV flow rates, dose by weight, IV push, critical care IV, tube feeding calculations, dosage calculation review.
ELECTROCARDIOGRAM (ECG) PRIMER

  -Really good site, gives a basic overview of a normal ECG and an abnormal ECG.
  -Gives explanations of waves in the diagrams, as well as methods for recording.
ECG SIMULATOR

  -This one is really cool!  You sign in with a name or nickname, and then you can test your skills through interactive skills testing.  You have to check this one out!
ELECTROCARDIOGRAPHY & CARDIAC ARRYTHMIAS

  -This site is set up for medical students, but it is great for anyone to use to study from.  Shows cardiac arrythmias, has quizzes after each section and clinical scenerios.
ER SIMULATOR GAME

  -Might be kind of fun for anyone who wants to test their diagnosis and treatment skills in an ER simulated game.
BASIC PATIENT CARE SKILLS

  -Video notes covering the basics ~ bandaging, bedmaking, enema, IV therapy, medication administration, NG tube, physical assessment, positioning, T-P-R, wounds.
MERCK MANUAL OF DIAGNOSIS & THERAPY

  -Online medical library which can give you help in various areas.
MERCK MANUAL OF GERIATRICS

  -Online journal specific to geriatric care.
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