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Merck Manual Professional Version
Website includes a listing of medical abbreviations that you can look up and see the expanded form.
It is also a searchable website providing information on medical topics and health issues as well as drug information.
Help for Patients
bc211 (formerly Red Book online)
Lists agencies in the Lower Mainland that offer assistance with health issues, addiction, grief and many other situations.
Searchable by keyword but the Red Book personnel encourage call-ins to 604 875-6381 for the best help.
Top 5 Resources
CINAHL Complete This link opens in a new window
Access to articles nursing and related allied health fields.
Nursing & Allied Health Database This link opens in a new window
Articles in nursing and allied health fields including evidence-based resources and streaming videos
ScienceDirect This link opens in a new window
Find scholarly articles published in core health and life sciences journals.
Medline Plus This link opens in a new window
Excellent information from the U.S. National Library of Medicine the latest health news, a medical encyclopedia and interactive patient tutorials.
Compendium of Pharmaceuticals and Services (CPS) This link opens in a new window
Previously e-CPS and e-Therapeutics. Comprehensive drug information resource from the Canadian Pharmacists Association. Includes the Online edition of the Compendium of Pharmaceuticals and Services (CPS), as well as information on drug interactions, therapeutics and patients.
BC Ministry of Health
BC provincial website Information on all aspects of health care in BC, including surgical wait times.
The federal department responsible for helping the people of Canada maintain and improve their health.
Public Health Agency of Canada
Excellent site for information on disease prevention, and individual and community related information about promoting healthy lifestyles.
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