Nursing Reference Center Content
No other reference database offers nurses the breadth and depth of content as Nursing Reference Center which provides evidence-based information for quick reference at the point-of-care, continuing education modules, best practices and more.
NRC provides nurses with the following resources:
Diseases and Conditions Quick Lessons
Quick Lessons provide nurses with information about diseases including a description of the disease, its signs and symptoms, typical diagnostic tests and the interventions nurses will likely be involved in while the patient is in his/her care.
Evidence-Based Care Sheets
Nurses can quickly reference Evidence-Based Care Sheets directly at the point-of-care. Care Sheets provide evidence in terms of what is known about a disease or condition and the best way to treat the patient. Evidence is coded according to reference strength.
Provides information to help nurses communicate effectively with patients of diverse cultural backgrounds and provides guidelines on how to provide care that is appropriate to the culture and the individual.
Point-of-Care Drug Information for Nurses
Searchable drug information covering trade and generic drugs, drug classes, IV therapy tips and home care tips. NRC contains information from Davis’s Drug Guide for Nurses and AHFS Drug Essentials as well as current drug news and updates.
Nurses can provide patients with evidence-based patient handouts at the point-of-care. Handouts are provided in English and Spanish with optional upgrades for additional languages. Content is easy-to-read and contains thousands of detailed medical illustrations. Nurses can add personalized care notes.
Continuing Education Modules
NRC offers over 1,300 continuing education modules created by CINAHL Information Systems, an accredited continuing education provider by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). Nurses who successfully complete NRC’s continuing educational modules can obtain contact hours and earn CEUs.
Nursing Skills and Procedures
These clinical papers outline the necessary steps to achieve proficiency in a specific nursing task. Documents outline how the nurse should perform the skill, and provide additional information including a definition of each skill, why the skill should be performed and more.
Skill Competency Checklist
Forms that can be used to check off each skill, as the nurse demonstrates competency in that particular skill.
View a Skill Competency Checklist
Nursing Resources and Best Practices
Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guidelines
Full text for evidence-based clinical practice guidelines is included within Nursing Reference Center.
Books for Nursing Reference
Featured books include Davis's Comprehensive Handbook of Laboratory & Diagnostic Tests with Nursing Implications; Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary; Davis's Drug Guide for Nurses; AHFS Drug Information Essentials and more.
NRC provides legal case studies covering malpractice issues in health care. Each study gives a synopsis of the legal case, the contentions of each side, the damages claimed and the outcome. A bibliography with standards of care and other similar legal cases is also included.
View a Legal Case Document
includes descriptions of clinical assessment tools, psychological tests, attitude measures and more. The analysis also includes purpose and variables measured, the number of items and questions, the sample population, methodology, how to obtain the instruments and the source of the instrument.
View a Research Instrument Document
Latest Medical News
NRC provides HealthDay News with FDA updates and daily clinical and drug updates.