Health information may be written for health care practitioners or for patients. As nursing students, you should become familiar with both types of information:
Nursing Resources that provide more detailed or scholarly information for health care practitioners and Patient Resources that provide more basic, patient-oriented information.
Online information on health topics is easy to find but it may not be complete or reliable. For more about evaluating the quality and purpose of online health information see: MacCabe K, Hull D (2014) How patients use online sources for information. Nursing Times; 110: 42, 24-25.
The resources listed below are examples of reliable health and nursing information.
AVON Includes collection of Nursing videos created specifically for the education and training of nurses, nursing assistants, and other healthcare workers. All of the videos in the collection have been created with the guidance of the Medcom-Trainex advisory board, and are regularly reviewed for accuracy, currency, and compliance with US Federal regulations from agencies such as OSHA and CMS.