Nursing Reference Center Plus Content

Nursing Reference Center Plus provides evidence-based information for quick reference at the point-of-care. No other reference database offers nurses and educators the breadth and depth of content as Nursing Reference Center Plus.

Videos and Images

The videos in Nursing Reference Center Plus include short overviews of how to perform specific nursing procedures or skills. Graphical images assist at the point of care.


Nursing Reference Center Plus easily enables nurses and nurse educators to be updated on new/changed content to drive changes in practice.

Diseases and Conditions Quick Lessons

Nursing Reference Center Plus provides Quick Lessons equipping 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 with Nursing Reference Center Plus. Care Sheets provide evidence regarding what is known about a disease or condition and the best way to treat the patient. Evidence is coded according to reference strength.

Nursing Management Topics

Nursing Management topics offered with Nursing Reference Center Plus facilitate the process of planning, organizing, leading, and controlling the work of organization members and the process of directing, coordinating, and influencing the operations of an organization. Content supports nurses in their efforts to meet organizational goals, including attaining and maintaining accreditations/Magnet Status, improving outcomes, and decreasing costs.

Cultural Competencies

Nursing Reference Center Plus 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.

Drug Information

Nursing Reference Center Plus offers searchable drug information covering trade and generic drugs, drug classes, IV therapy tips and home care tips. It also contains information from Davis’s Drug Guide for Nurses and AHFS Drug Essentials as well as current drug news and updates.

Patient Education Handouts

Thousands of evidence-based patient handouts are available with Nursing Reference Center Plus. Handouts are created by a combined editorial network of hundreds of health experts, editors, researchers, writers and reviewers. Handouts are highly graphical with color illustrations and are provided in English and Spanish with optional upgrades for 15 additional languages. Content is easy-to-read and contains thousands of detailed medical illustrations. Nurses can add personalized care notes.

Continuing Education Modules

Nursing Reference Center Plus offers over 1,800 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 Nursing Reference Center Plus’ continuing educational modules can obtain contact hours and earn CEUs.

Nursing Skills and Procedures

Nursing Reference Center Plus offers clinical papers outlining 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 Checklists

Forms can be accessed through Nursing Reference Center Plus that can be used to check off each skill, as the nurse demonstrates competency in that particular skill.

Core Measures Topics

Topics in Nursing Reference Center Plus cover Core Measure sets in detail, providing nurses with access to the nationally recognized standardized performance measurement resource.

Nursing E-books

Featured e-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.

Legal Cases

Nursing Reference Center Plus 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.

Localized Notes

Administrators can add localized notes based on their hospital’s desired practice and care plans can be integrated into EMRs.

Research Instruments

Nursing Reference Center Plus 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.

Latest Medical News

Nursing Reference Center Plus provides HealthDay News with FDA updates and daily clinical and drug updates.

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