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Childhood Diseases and Conditions
Asthma - CDC
Asthma related information published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention with links to recommended asthma sites.
Autism Information - NIH
Basic information and resource links for autism, published by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (U.S).
Cerebral Palsy - NIH
Basic information and resource links for cerebral palsy, published by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (U.S).
Childhood Cancers - NIH
Provides access to information about childhood cancers including information about their treatment, prevention, screening, clinical trials, relevant cancer research literature, resources and statistics.
Diabetes in Children and Adolescents
Statistics and information about diabetes in children and youth. From the United States.
Reliable Online Sources
When using online sources, make sure they come from reputable organizations. You should generally use websites from academic institutions, governmental sources, and formal organizations like associations, medical groups, etc., as your main online resources.
General Health and Drug Information
Excellent information from the U.S. National Library of Medicine the latest health news, a medical encyclopedia and interactive patient tutorials.
Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy
A comprehensive guide to disorders and diseases with information on causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and drugs
Health on the Net (HON) Foundation
Aims to make legitimate websites identifiable by means of a certification process and a seal.
This site is excellent for looking up lab tests and reasons for them on line. It will be an asset to any student needing to understand lab tests and their relations.
Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement - Publications
Summaries of research evidence on healthcare issues, including management and policy.
RNAO (Registered Nurses Association of Ontario) Clinical Practice Guidelines
Evidence-based guidelines. Click on "Guidelines and Fact Sheets" for the complete list. There is typically a complete report on the guidelines and a shorter summary of recommendations.
National Guideline Clearinghouse
The National Guideline Clearinghouse(tm) (NGC) is a comprehensive database of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines and related documents produced by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). The NGC mission is to provide physicians, nurses, and other allied healthcare professionals and providers, detailed information on clinical practice guidelines and to further their dissemination, implementation and use.
Job Hunting for Nurses
from Service Canada
A popular Canadian job site. Search LPN as a keyword and choose a location.
Health Employers Association of BC
The association advocates for LPNs in BC. This site is updated regularly with new LPN jobs in various regions of BC.
BC Health Authorities
Choose an authority and go to its web site. Each authority has a Career/Job Opportunities Link that lists current job postings.
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