Medical Links

Please select a category from the list below:
Clinical Medical Specialties Consumer Local Organizations Continuing Medical Education
Nurses Patient Education Podcasts
Quality/Evidence Based Medicine/Patient Safety
CLINICAL MEDICAL SPECIALTIES

SUB-CATEGORIES:

Cardiology

American College of Cardiology
Provides activities of the ACC including clinical/statements and guidelines, and conference information

American Thoracic Society
Organization site of ATS, it includes guidelines on critical care, COPD, environmental and occupational health

Cardiosource
American College of Cardiology- Stay updated on the latest news in cardiology, and contains a specialized clinical collection. Username and password required on portions of the site.

American Association for Thoracic Surgery
Provides thoracic surgery information and connects to the Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery offering table of content service

British Heart Society
Latest news on cardiology and a link to the table of content of Heart

 

Family Practice

American Academy of Family Practice
Provides a plethora of family practice issues including access to American Family Physician, Family Practice Management, and Annals of Family Medicine

American Diabetes Association
Organization site for professional education and meetings

Family Practice Notebook
Looks at ongoing diagnosis and management problems in family practice

Infectious Disease Society of America
Provides practice guidelines and standards on infectious disease by organ

Merck Manual of Medical Information
Second online home edition of the Merck Manual

Merck Manual of Medicine Spanish
Second online home edition of the Merck Manual in Spanish




Gastroenterology

American College of Gastroenterology
Gastroenterology organization information

American Liver Foundation
Information on liver health and disease prevention

Gastroenterology Resources
Academic and organization sites related to gastroenterology, liver disease and nutrition

 

Interventional Radiology

Society of Interventional Radiology
Society of Interventional Radiology, and it includes clinical practice guidelines

Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe
Organization and meeting information

 

Neurology

American Academy of Neurology
Membership information, practice guidelines, and CME and professional education

American Neurological Association
Organization, meeting and information to residents

American Academy of Neurological Surgeons
Neurosurgical education, clinical news, and legislative practice management resources

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

 

Obstetrics and Gynecology

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG)
Organizational site for obstetrics and gynecology

OBGyn.Net
Medical professional site for obstetrics and gynecology

 

Orthopedics/Sports Medicine

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Medical education, annual meeting, academy journals, and education resources for orthopaedic surgeons

American Academy of Neurological and Orthopaedic Surgeons
Organizational site for neurological and orthopaedic surgeons

American College of Sports Medicine
Information on certification and credentialing, education meetings, grants in the field of sports medicine

American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine
Understanding, prevement and management of lower extremity sports and fitness injuries

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
Describes the causes, treatment, and prevention of arthritis and musculoskeletal and skin diseases

 

Pediatrics

American Academy of Pediatrics
A plethora of information pertaining to pediatrics

Pediatric Critical Care
Peer-reviewed, multidisciplinary and practical resources in pediatric critical care

Virtual Children’s Hospital
Digital library of pediatric resources

 

Pharmacy

ISMP Medication Alert
Organization that educates the health care community and consumers about safe medication practices

 

Surgery

American College of Surgeons
Dedicated to improving the care of the surgical patient and to safeguarding standards of care in an optimal and ethical practice environment

Surgical Specialty Sites
Index of surgical societies

Surgical Specialty Boards
Index of surgical specialty boards

 

CONSUMER LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS


American Cancer Society
Cancer information as well as information on the disease state of cancer, studies, research, initiatives

American Cancer Society Northern California Chinese Unit
Provided in Chinese of community resources for Chinese cancer patients

American Red Cross Silicon Valley
Community information about the Silicon Valley Red Cross including local programs and services

American Heart Association Silicon Valley
Local contact names and phone numbers as well as consumer information about cardiovascular disease and stroke

Breathe California of the Bay Area
Community information and projects about lung health in Santa Clara County including  smoking cessation, exercise and breathing programs

Council on Aging Silicon Valley
A plethora of senior resources on aging

 

CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION


Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education

Identifies and develops standards for quality continuing medical education utilized by physicians

Addressing Language Access issues in Your Practice
Toolkit for physicians and their staff members

AMA Internet CME Site
Online CME courses

Annotated List of Online Continuing Medical Education
275 online CME courses and over 15,000CME courses

Cleveland Clinic Center for CME
Online courses in various specialties

CME Web
Online CME courses in featured specialties

Institute for Medical Quality
CME standards and policies for California

 

 

 NURSES


American Association of Critical Care Nurse

Critical care association information in clinical practice/standards, conferences, publications, issues and special interest

California Board of Registered Nurses
Nursing regulations for the state of California

American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses
Provides preanesthesia, postanesthesia, ambulatory surgery and pain management resources for nurses

Nursing Center
Portal to over 700 CE Courses, and clinical nursing articles

Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association
Information about assessing cardiovascular risk, facilitating lifestyle changes, and offers continuing education

National Association of Neonatal Nurses
Organization site for neonatal nurses

Association of Women’s Health Obstetrics & Neonatal Nurses
Association site of obstetric and neonatal nurses

Emergency Nursing Association
Association site for emergency nurses, provides nursing practice and connects to JEN

Oncology Nursing Association
Patient care, education, research in oncology nursing

 

Patient Education


Medline Plus
English and Spanish
Comprehensive, authoritative patient resources in English and Spanish

American Diabetes Association
A plethora of English and Spanish patient information on Diabetes

Consumer Med Safety Oraganization
Designed to bring adverse drug event prevention to consumers.

Ethnomed
Cultural specific pages, cultural health issues, medical issues pertinent to health care of recent immigrants

Family Doctor – American Academy of Family Physicians
Consumer health information in Spanish and English

KidsHealth for Parents, Kids and TeensEnglish and Spanish
Health information about children from birth through adolescence

Lab Tests Online
Resources on lab testing – a peer-reviewed clinical lab testing site

Mayo Clinic
Consumer health information on disease states

Other Language Resources
Multiple language patient education resource page

RX – Drug Index
Pharmacology information for the consumer

PODCASTS


JAMA

List of auditory commentary from JAMA

Science
Periodic interesting articles from the journal, Science

Society of Critical Care Medicine
Summaries of articles from Critical Connections, Critical Care Medicine, and Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

 

QUALITY/EVIDENCE BASED MEDICINE/PATIENT SAFETY


Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality

Clinical information, data surveys, patient safety information pertaining to quality of care

Evidence-Based Medicine Resource Center
Resources for finding evidence based medicine information

Clinical Trials
Updated  data about federally funded and private funded clinical trials in human volunteers

Institute for Healthcare Improvement
Resources for improving healthcare by advancing quality and value of health care

Joint Commission Accredited Healthcare Organization
Standards for quality of healthcare

JCAHO National Patient Safety Goals
Current data on National Patient Safety Goals

National Guideline Clearinghouse
Full text resources for clinical practice guidelines

National Patient Safety Foundation
Resource to improve the safety of patients