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ACLS 2000 Algorithms
By Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS). Includes information on Asystole, Bradycardia, Cardioversion, PEA, Tachycardia, and VF/PVT algorithms.
By Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS). 10 question interactive quizzes on airways, electrical therapy, MI/stroke, and pharmacologic therapy.
First Aid InteliTool
By Aetna InteliHealth, Inc.. The time to prepare for accidents and emergencies is before they happen. This first aid guide can help you learn how to handle incidents both minor and major. Includes an A to Z database of conditions (like allergic reaction or unconsciousness) and a video library of instructional clips.
Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care
By American Heart Association. This reference helps healthcare professionals, EMS and lay rescuers understand important changes to emergency cardiovascular care as a result of the 2005 AHA Guidelines for CPR and ECC and how the changes to the Guidelines will impact resuscitation.
Hazmat for Healthcare Training Modules
By enMagine, Inc. These PowerPoint presentations are broken into four modules: Awareness, Operations Foundation, Personal Protective Equipment, Decontamination/Spill Response. The Awareness module is designed for hospital personnel who are likely to witness or discover a hazardous substance release. The Operations Foundation module discusses terminology, relevant standard operating procedures, and termination of an event procedures. The Personal Protective Equipment module describes how to select, don, and doff the proper personal protective equipment and the hazards and limitations of personal protective equipment. The Decontamination objectives are to explain decontamination procedures for victims, personnel, and equipment and relevant Standard Operating Procedures. Registration required.
By identityPal. IdentityPal LITE is a free, stripped-down version of the original IdentityPal Information Guardian software. This LITE version can be installed on any generic USB flash drive. Once installed, all you have to do is plug in the drive and the software will launch. Once launched, the software will inform the operator about any critical illnesses, food/allergies, and emergency contacts.
MediaLab First Aid
By MediaLab, Inc.. This basic course demonstrates how to perform the Heimlich Maneuver; tells how to administer bleeding aid; tells how to treat fractures; describes degrees of thermal burns and appropriate treament; and explains how to treat chemical burns.
MediaLab OSHA Electrical Safety
By MediaLab, Inc.. This basic course describes the types of injury resulting from electrical hazards; tells about specific safety measures that may be taken to avoid risks associated with electricity; describes correct procedure for containing an electrical fire; and tells how to treat victims of electrical injuries.
Medical Algorithms: Critical Care
By Institute for Algorithmic Medicine. Contains medical algorithms (computation, formula, survey, or look-up tables) useful in critical care. In MS Excel.
Medical Algorithms: Trauma Medicine
By Institute for Algorithmic Medicine. Contains medical algorithms (computation, formula, survey, or look-up tables) useful in trauma medicine. In MS Excel.
Medical Management Guidelines for Acute Chemical Exposures
By US Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR). Guidelines intended to aid healthcare professionals involved in emergency response to effectively decontaminate patients, protect themselves and others from contamination, communicate with other involved personnel, efficiently transport patients to a medical facility, and provide competent medical evaluation and treatment to exposed persons.
Patient Information (by Medical Specialty)
By The University of Iowa. Patient information organized by medical specialty.
By Mark Myatt. A sample size calculator for community-based LQAS (lot-quality assurance sampling) triage surveys.
Virtual Hospital Medical Textbooks (by Body Location/Systems)
By The University of Iowa. Read hundreds of online medical textbooks organized by body location/systems. Body location/systems include: Blood/Lymphatic System; Bones, Joints and Muscles; Brain and Nervous System; Digestive System; Ear, Nose and Throat; Endocrine System (Hormones); Eyes and Vision; Heart and Circulation; Immune System/AIDS; Kidneys and Urinary System; Lungs and Breathing; Mouth and Teeth; Pregnancy and Reproduction; and Skin, Hair and Nails. Virtual Hospital is no longer funded. This is from the April 1, 2005 archive of the site.
Virtual Hospital Patient Simulations
By The University of Iowa. Patient simulations that combine clinical information with images obtained during diagnostic evaluations or therapeutic interventions. Simulations include Adult Critical Care Core Curriculum; Adult Pulmonary Core Curriculum; ATS Radiology for Chest Physicians Conference: Continuing Medical Education Testing Modules; Carvedilol in Heart Failure Patients: Case Studies; Case-Based Learning in Gastroenterology and Hepatology; Correlapaedia: A Correlative Encyclopedia of Pediatric Imaging, Surgery, and Pathology; Gastrointestinal Nuclear Medicine Case Studies; Interpretation of Pulmonary Function Tests: Spirometry; Lung Tumors: A Multidisciplinary Database; Midwest Midwinter Lung Conference: CPC Session
Pediatric Airway Case Studies; Pulmonary Embolus Case Studies; and Virtual Pediatric Patients. Virtual Hospital is no longer funded. This is from the April 1, 2005 archive of the site.
Virtual Hospital Textbooks on Emergency Medicine
By The University of Iowa. Medical textbooks on emergency medicine for providers and patients. Virtual Hospital is no longer funded. This is from the April 1, 2005 archive of the site.
Wireless Information System for Emergency Responders (WISER)
By US National Library of Medicine. WISER is a system designed to assist first responders in hazardous material incidents. It provides a wide range of information on hazardous substances, including substance identification support, physical characteristics, human health information, and containment and suppression advice. Available for the Palm, PocketPC, and Windows.