|National Guideline Clearinghouse
National Guideline Clearinghouse is a freely accessible database that provides systematically developed and evidence-based clinical practice guidelines to healthcare professionals. The guidelines are formatted into easy to read structured abstracts.
The database, put out by AHRQ, also provides syntheses of related guidelines as well as expert commentary on select issues.
|Natural & Alternative Treatments
Natural & Alternative Treatments is a complementary and alternative medicine database of evidence-based natural health information.
The online resource allows users to search alphabetically within the following categories: Conditions, Herbs & Supplements, Drug Interactions, Alternative Therapies, and Functional Foods.
The database's contents are also provided in Spanish.
Natural Medicines systematically evaluates scientific data from the fields of complementary and alternative medicine, synthesizing and organizing the material into peer-reviewed and evidence-graded monographs. Monographs are provided at both the professional and consumer level to promote both informed clinical decision-making and patient education.
Monographs covering functional foods, herbs, and supplements critically review the safety, efficacy, pharmacology, and contraindications of such natural treatments. Searching by indication, comparative efficacy charts analyze and systematically grade the effectiveness of conventional and alternative treatments for the prevention and management of diseases. Evidence tables examining the reliability of current literature are provided as well.
Other online features include an interactive symptoms checker, online health calculators as well as databases on genomics, environmental resources, and health and wellness.
To find patient information handouts from the database, first browse for your appropriate subject term and select it; then choose the flashcard or bottom-line monograph option from the list of resources that appear.
To access the full content, you must register for an account. The easiest way is to request a CE ID, even if you're not interested in doing CE. You may put in four 0s for the SSN field if you prefer.
Natural Medicines provides CE/CME courses, through their Clinical Management Series. Before completing the CE/CME, you will first need to create a CE ID. You will receive a statement of credit following successful completion of the activity. To take a course or find more information on the courses, visit the Natural Medicines CE/CME Center.
The National Center for Biotechnology Information Bookshelf provides free online access to books and documents in life science and healthcare.
Newspaper Source provides users with access to an extensive collection of regional, national and international newspapers.
The database contains bibliographic records to all its indexed sources and full-text coverage for a number of the world’s leading periodicals. In addition to archiving print resources, Newspaper Source also houses transcripts from leading television and radio broadcasts.
A free EBSCOhost mobile app is available for iOS and Android devices. For more information visit: http://support.epnet.com/knowledge_base/detail.php?id=5718.
|NHS Economic Evaluation Database
NHS Economic Evaluation Database (NHSEED) is a part of the collection of evidence-based medical databases in the Cochrane Library. The database summarizes and critically appraises studies that examine the economic costs of healthcare interventions. The database covers both completed and ongoing assessments, and presents its findings in easy to read citations and structured abstracts.
NHSEED, produced by the Centre for Reviews and Dissemination, provides systematically reviewed economic assessments to aid in informed and evidence-based clinical decision-making. The database contains over 5000 abstracts.
Note: NHSEED is a part of OVID's EBM Reviews Collection
|NORD Rare Disease Database
NORD's Rare Disease Database provides brief introductions to more than 1,200 rare diseases. This is not a comprehensive database since there are nearly 7,000 diseases considered rare in the U.S. New topics are added on a continual basis, with the help of rare disease medical experts.
If you are seeking information about a rare disease that is not in the database, it is recommended that you contact the Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center (GARD) at the National Institute of Health. NIH has the most complete database of rare diseases in the U.S.
Individuals can access two full reports in a 24-hour period.
|Nursing Reference Center Plus
Nursing Reference Center Plus is a comprehensive clinical-decision support resource that provides nurses with critical evidence-based medical information at point-of-care. Evidence is evaluated and distilled into easy to read structured summaries and guidelines that aid nurses in informed and quick clinical decision making. The core of the database includes evidence-based care sheets, evidence-based patient education handouts, and evidence-based quick lessons for nursing procedures.
The database's other online features include nursing reference books, legal cases, diagnostic tests, point-of-care drug information, medical illustrations, links to practice guidelines from The National Guideline Clearinghouse, research instruments, and continuing education materials.
A free EBSCOhost mobile app is available for iOS and Android devices. For more information and to download the iOS app visit: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/nursing-reference-center-plus/id1012491954?mt=8. For more information and to download the Android app visit: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ebsco.nrcplus&hl=en.
CE credits are available through this resource. Click on the Continuing Education link (might be under the More dropdown). Search for or select a topic from the list. Click on the CE Module link. You will be redirected to the CINAHLeducation website. You will either need to register for account or sign-in to your previously created account. Alternatively, you can register for account and search for modules here: http://ceu.cinahl.com. Once you have created an account, you can take CE module tests to receive credit. For more information on credits, click here: http://support.ebsco.com/knowledge_base/detail.php?id=4634.
|Nutrition Reference Center
Nutrition Reference Center™, the premier point-of-care tool designed specifically for dietitians and nutritionists, gives users access to a trusted resource for education, practice and research allowing them to provide the highest level of care possible.
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