Professional Development Resources
ANA membership gives you free access to a variety of tools such as CINAHL and other essential nursing resources to help your professional needs.
Please note that all of the tools and resources listed require member login.
CINAHL® provides indexing for more than 3,000 journals from the fields of nursing and allied health. The database contains more than 2.6 million records dating back to 1981. Offering complete coverage of English-language nursing journals, CINAHL covers nursing, biomedicine, health sciences librarianship, alternative/complementary medicine, consumer health and 17 allied health disciplines.
In addition, this database offers bibliographic entries for nursing dissertations, selected conference proceedings, standards of practice, educational software, audiovisuals and book chapters. Searchable cited references for more than 1,300 journals are also included.
Note: As of January 1, 2008, CINAHL® will no longer offer document deliver services. In order to obtain articles it is recommended that you contact your local library.
IMPORTANT: Please log out of CINAHL® when you are finished searching the database so that your fellow nurses may access these resources as well. The “Log Out” button is in the upper right corner of the screen. Thank you!
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For technical or database questions, please go to http://support.ebsco.com/cinahl/.
Global Disease Alert Map
This is a new service for ANA members…access to HealthMap (the Global Disease Alert Map), which is a collaborative and unique information service developed by Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences & Technology and the Children’s Hospital Informatics Program. It provides information on the global state of infectious diseases and aggregates news sources from a variety of news organizations and official alerts. Users of Google Maps will recognize the application that allows the user to focus on specific locations for disease outbreaks, alerts and news. It should be a useful tool for all health practitioners as well as travelers here and abroad.
Medication Safety Tools and Resources
The Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) offers a wide range of resources and information to help healthcare practitioners in a variety of healthcare settings prevent errors and ensure that medications are used safely. All of the ISMP tools listed below are free, downloadable, and easy to use.
In addition, ISMP offers teleconferences on timely topics in medication safety, educational symposia at leading healthcare meetings, and knowledgeable and articulate speakers from varied health disciplines who can provide expert advice and education on patient safety issues.
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