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Nursing: Care


"What does point-of-care mean?"

Point-of-Care Databases

On this page you'll find resources that are evidence-based clinical reference tools with information that support direct patient care. Search in these resources for information on specific conditions, drugs, practice guidelines, etc. There are many factors to consider when picking a point-of-care resource to use to solve a problem, and these are three good factors to keep in mind: Relevancy to your patient/question. Currency of the information. Supporting evidence.

Best Bets
Background Information

Care Plans

The resources on this page will help you develop a nursing care plan: "based on a nursing assessment and a nursing diagnosis" that includes: identification of the problems or diagnoses and the approach to solve those problems; expected benefit to the patient; specific actions that reflect the nursing approach and achieve the goals specified; evaluation of the patient's response to care and readjustment of that care as required. [reference, - Mosby's Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing & Health Professions]

Our Books on Care Plans
Online Resources

Drug References Online

Consumer Health Resources

These resources are designed to be shared with consumers and to answer their questions about a variety of health concerns including mental health and reviews of clinical effectiveness research.