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Credo Reference helps you start your medical research with books of specialized terminology, references on anatomy and physiology, and works on medical practice.
Health Care: Topic Page
Health care refers to services provided by medical professionals aimed at promoting physical and mental welfare, through the prevention, treatment, and management of illness
Medicine: Topic Page
Modern medicine emerged in the nineteenth century, when the development of the germ theory of disease, the discovery of anesthesia to control the pain of surgery, and improved sanitation began to curb the horrors of infectious diseases.
Nursing: Topic Page
Nurses are the largest single group of staff working in the health service.
Public Health: Topic Page
Field of medicine and hygiene dealing with the prevention of disease and the promotion of health by government agencies
Nursing ethics: Topic Page
Nursing is a discipline that is critical to the health and welfare of all nations and the backbone of any health care system. Without a sufficient supply of nurses to care for the public’s needs, the public’s health is at risk.
Vital Signs: Topic Page
Vital signs, by definition, are a person’s temperature, pulse, respiration rate, and blood pressure (BP). These signs reflect the status of a person’s circulatory, respiratory, neurological, and endocrine functions.
Hospital: Topic Page
Hospitals are the centerpiece of U.S. healthcare. Hospitals are multipurpose healthcare institutions. They provide a place for physicians and other clinicians to treat patients, for special diagnostic and treatment services, and for emergency care services.
Nursing Homes: Topic Page
The nursing home industry remains an important part of the health care continuum, providing housing and health care services to more than 1.5 million older adults in the United States
Medical and Nursing Organisations
American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN)
From Nursing leadership Founded in 1969, the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) is the national voice for baccalaureate and higher degree programs in nursing.
American Nurses Association (ANA)
From The Encyclopedia of Elder Care
the only full-service professional organization representing the interests of the nation's 3.1 million registered nurses through its constituent and state nurses associations, and its organizational affiliates
National Health Service (NHS)
From Collins Dictionary of sociology The system of health care provided for all citizens by the UK government.
Nursing Organizations Alliance
From Nursing leadership The Nursing Organizations Alliance, also known as The Alliance, was created on November 17, 2001, with the merger of the National Federation for Specialty Nursing Organizations and the Nursing Organizations Liaison Forum
Royal College of Nursing (RCN)
From Collins Dictionary of businessThe main professional body for nursing staff in the UK
Nursing and Medical Specialties
Advanced Practice Registered Nurses
From Nursing leadership Advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) are registered nurses (RNs) with advanced educational and clinical preparation. APRNs include clinical nurse specialists (CNSs), certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNAs), certified nurse–midwives (CNMs), and nurse practitioners (NPs)
From Encyclopedia of nursing research As a specialty within the nursing profession, emergency nursing encompasses care of individuals across the life span, seeking help for perceived or actual physical or emotional alterations of health that require emergent or nonemergent interventions
From Webster's new world Medical Dictionary
A trained person who assists women during childbirth. Many midwives also provide prenatal care for pregnant women, birth education for women and their partners, and care for mothers and newborn babies after the birth.
From The Gale encyclopedia of nursing and Allied Health
Nurse anesthetists, or certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNAs), are advanced practice registered nurses with specialized graduate level education, training, and certification in anesthesiology.
From Encyclopedia of Women's Health Broadly defined, an NP is an advanced practice registered nurse who has attained a formal NP education, primarily at the master's degree level.
From The Columbia Encyclopedia
Health-care professional who provides patient services ranging from taking medical histories and doing physical examinations to performing minor surgical procedures
From Gale Encyclopedia of Nursing and Allied Health
Registered nurses, or RNs, are health care professionals who work as part of health care teams to promote health and prevent and treat disease.
Geriatrics: Topic Page
The branch of medicine concerned with conditions and diseases of the aged.
From Encyclopedia of nursing research The goal of palliative care is to prevent and relieve suffering and to support the best possible quality of life for patients and their families, regardless of the stage of the disease or the need for other therapies.