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General

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention A-Z Index
The CDC A-Z Index is a navigational and informational tool that makes the CDC.gov Web site easier to use. It helps you quickly find and retrieve specific information. The A-Z index is structured so that synonyms, acronyms, and cross-referencing provide multiple ways for you to access the topics and features on CDC.gov.

College of Physicians & Surgeons of British Columbia
Provides access to the College Quarterly Newsletter, policy manual, other organizations across Canada. In addition, the link to the college library provides access to some fulltext books and journals.

emedicine: Emergency Medicine
An on-line medical reference with over 650 topics. Provides detailed information on the diagnosis and management of disorders in emergency settings. Includes downloadable color x-rays, illustrations, and pictures.

Family Medicine Digital Resources Library
The mission of FMDRL is to support and enhance the sharing and collaborative development of educational resources among family medicine educators through a digital library that will include resources for all levels of family medicine education.

FlightWeb
Developed specifically for air medical professionals, FlightWeb offers original resources, classified ads, and links to related Web sites, including flight programs and industry vendors. Resources include Air Medical Clipart, legal issues, mailing lists and protocols.

InteliHealth
A comprehensive collection of consumer health information from various partners: Johns Hopkins University and Health System, Aetna US Healthcare and others. Site is updated daily with Today's News. Links to Top Story, Health Resources, Organizations, Health Library, Drugs (USP Drug Database) and more.

Mass Gathering Medicine Interest Group
Situated at the University of British Columbia, the Mass Gathering Medicine Interest Group is for those professionals interested in prehospital and emergency heath care at mass gatherings such as concerts, festivals and sporting or recreational events.

MedlinePlus
MedlinePlus will direct you to information to help answer health questions. MedlinePlus brings together, by health topic, authoritative information from NLM, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), other government, non-profit and other health related organizations. Preformulated MEDLINE searches are included in MedlinePlus and give easy access to the medical research literature. It also provides you with a database of full-text drug information and an illustrated medical encyclopedia.

Medscape
FREE registration. Features include: large collection of full-text, peer-reviewed clinical medicine articles; ability to search Medscape's database; unrestricted free access to MEDLINE, AIDSLINE, & TOXLINE; DrugSearch database; Daily medical news; Self-assessment features; Continuing Medical Education resources; Merriam Webster's Medical Dictionary and Free subscription to Medscape's MedPulse.

Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy,18th ed.
An online version of the well-respected general medical textbook. The manual is searchable via keyword or by sections and chapters listed in the extensive Table of Contents.

Public Health Agency of Canada
Focussed on more effective efforts to prevent chronic diseases, like cancer and heart disease, prevent injuries and respond to public health emergencies and infectious disease outbreaks, the Public Health Agency of Canada works closely with provinces and territories to keep Canadians healthy and help reduce pressures on the health care system.

PubMed Central
PubMed Central (PMC) is the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) free digital archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature.

Statistical and Research Resources from CHAS
A comprehensive list of links provided by the Center for Health Administration Studies (CHAS) at the University of Chicago. Links to US State Health Agencies, International Agencies, Health Administration Programs, Journals & News Sources, Professional Associations, Research Centers, and more.

WebMD
WebMD provides valuable health information, tools for managing your health, and support to those who seek information. This site provides information on numerous Illnesses & Ailments, Drugs & Treatments, Women's Health, Men's Health, Children's Health and Health News.

Webpath: Internet Pathology Lab
Electronic laboratory images demonstrating gross and microscopic pathologic findings associated with human disease conditions. Prepared by the Mercer University School of Medicine, Savannah and hosted by the University of Utah Eccles Health Sciences Library.

Wellcome Images
Wellcome Images is one of the world's richest and most unique collections, with themes ranging from medical and social history to contemporary healthcare and biomedical science. The Biomedical Collection holds over 40 000 high-quality images from the clinical and biomedical sciences. Selected from the UK's leading teaching hospitals and research institutions, it covers disease, surgery, general healthcare, sciences from genetics to neuroscience including the full range of imaging techniques.

Advanced Care

Cardiovascular Pharmacology Concepts
This site describes drugs that are used in the treatment of cardiovascular disease. The content emphasizes the biophysical, biochemical, and cellular basis for drug therapy.

HealthCentral
While aimed largely at the layperson, this comprehensive site includes a Symptom Checker and a Medications Library.

MEDLINE (PubMed)
PubMed, a service of the National Library of Medicine, provides access to over 12 million MEDLINE citations back to the mid-1960's and additional life science journals. PubMed includes links to many sites providing full-text articles and other related resources.

Virtual Pediatric Hospital
Virtual Pediatric Hospital is a pediatric digital health sciences library that has been uniquely committed since 2006 and through its predecessors [Virtual Hospital] since 1992: to educate patients, healthcare providers, and students in a free and anonymous manner; for the purpose of improving patients' care, outcome, and lives; using current, authoritative, trustworthy health information; while serving as a platform for research into the challenges facing world-wide information distribution.

Anatomy & Physiology

American Medical Association - Atlas of the Human Body
Gives concise illustrations of blood supply and anterior and posterior views of all the body muscles and more.

Anatomy and Physiology 
Open Access textbook from OpenStax College (an initiative of Rice University).

Anatomy & Physiology II Tutoring Links
Compiled by the Univeristy of Houston, Department of Biology and Biochemistry, Support in Biological Sciences.

Anatomy Atlases
An anatomy digital health sciences library that addresses the continuum of anatomy education.

eSkeletons
Provides an interactive environment in which to examine and learn about skeletal anatomy. From the University of Texas at Austin.

Gray's Anatomy
The Bartleby.com edition of Gray’s Anatomy of the Human Body features 1,247 vibrant engravings—many in color—from the classic 1918 publication, as well as a subject index with 13,000 entries ranging from the Antrum of Highmore to the Zonule of Zinn.

Thieme Medical Publishers - The Winking Skull
You don't need to register or pay to view 246 images, but you may need to download a free plug-in.  Use the Select a Region Box lower right) to choose the images. Includes views of muscles and bones with ligaments.

UC Davis University of California - Enhanced Neurological Eye Simulator
"Disable" various ocular muscles and as you move your mouse, you can see how gaze is altered.

University of Washington - Muscle Atlas
Color illustrations of individual upper and lower extremity muscles and concise information: Origin, Insertion, Action, Innervation, and Arterial Supply.

University of Washington - Musculoskeletal Atlas
Use the IMAGE LIST tab for a full listing of all images.  Be sure to click on the LICENSING tab to Request Permission to use for educational purposes - it's easy and necessary.

Visible Human Project
The National Library of Medicine's Visible Human Project is a creation of an anatomically detailed, three-dimensional representation of the human body. Site links to various articles about the project, including how to obtain the data (6 sets of tapes @ $150 each). A license Agreement is required for use.

Yale University - Cranial Nerves
Cranial nerve review by Yale University School of Medicine.

Auscultation

Auscultation Assistant
This site was designed primarily for second-year medical students to help them appreciate the different audio characteristics of heart murmurs and breath sounds.

Blaufuss
Blaufuss Medical Multimedia Laboratories is a company that develops clinical simulators for health care trainees and professionals on personal computers, networks, and the internet using actual patient data and custom animations. Specializing in heart sounds and cardiac arrhythmias, this website allows visitors to see and hear extensive digital recordings of actual patients, with high-resolution animations, ECGs and explanatory text. Tutorials and online quiz.

Easy Auscultation
Free courses that include over 80 heart and lung sounds lessons.  No registration required.

The R.A.L.E. (Respiration Acoustics Laboratory Environment) Repository
Presents digital recordings of respiratory sounds in health and disease. These are breath sounds that doctors, nurses, respiratory and physical therapists hear with a stethoscope when they auscultate the chest of a patient.

Screening Physical Exam Self Evaluation Lung Auscultation
From Loyola University Chicago and Loyola University Medical Education Network.  Cursor through the cases to hear normal and abnormal heart and lung sounds.

Multimedia Learning Objects

Anatomy Videos - Medline Plus
Animated videos showing the anatomy of body parts and organ systems and how diseases and conditions affect them. A service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health.

University of Manitoba - Health Sciences Libraries
A variety of links to health information and associations as well as some publicly accessible resources.

Mobile Resources

This list is a selection of mobile resources available on the Internet. Some of them are free to download; others require payment.

CompTracker  
By Great Big Solutions, provides high-quality custom software for handheld devices. System requirements are here.

Epocrates Rx Reference
Free mobile drug and formulary reference.

June Fabrics PDA Technology Group
June Fabrics brings users a selection of software that enhances the usability and productivity of PDAs.

MedCalc
A medical calculator for iOS devices. It is designed for rapid calculation of common medical formulas and scores used in anesthesiology, pediatrics, emergency, intensive care and internal medicine.

National Library of Medicine - NLM Mobile
Tools for searching MEDLINE.

pdaMD
A collection of tools for mobile healthcare professionals.

Skyscape
Skyscape sells many online full-text text in Emergency Medicine and other healthcare areas. Skyscape has established strategic relationships with industry leading publishers and associations to provide their customers with comprehensive, world-class healthcare solutions by offering medical references available from industry-leading organizations.

studentdoc: Medical Student's Resource Guide
Provides a variety of free medical software programs, available for the PDA/Handheld computer.

University of BC - SLAIS - Medical Resources for PDAs
A list of resources for PDAs for medical professionals from UBC's School for Library, Archival and Information Studies.

Associations & Organizations

Ambulance Paramedics of British Columbia (CUPE 873)
Message Board and Contract available to members only. Site contains information about the history of the ambulance paramedics, training, education and careers. Links to other paramedic associations provided.

American Ambulance Association
The American Ambulance Association represents ambulance services across the United States that participate in serving more than 75% of the U.S. population with emergency and nonemergency care and medical transportation services.

British Columbia Ambulance Service 
The BC Ambulance Service (BCAS) operates under the authority of the Emergency and Health Services Commission (EHSC), per the Emergency and Health Services Act. The EHSC is mandated to ensure both the provision of emergency health services, delivered through the BCAS, and the provision of non-emergency health and tele-health information services, through HealthlinkBC.

Canadian Association Of Emergency Physicians 
Covers various EMS issues such as treatment guidelines, EMS provision to remote communities, as well as member research and emergency health service job postings. This site can be a little difficult to navigate.

National Association of Female Paramedics
Links include Membership Applications, NAFP Scholarship Information, Bimonthly Letter, Job Opportunities, Licensing Information, Educational Links, Financial Aid, Reference Sites and Publication Links and more.

National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians
The U.S.-based NREMT serves as the National EMS Certification organization by providing a valid, uniform process to assess the knowledge and skills required for competent practice by EMS professionals throughout their careers and by maintaining a registry of certification status.

Paramedic Association of Canada
The national association for paramedics in Canada. Excellent source for news, job listings, and links to provincial associations and regulators.

Saskatchewan College of Paramedics
The official association of paramedics in Saskatchewan offers continuing education opportunities, professional events and more.

Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
The society's home page: links to information on membership, meetings, grants & awards and more.

St. John Ambulance Canada
This world-wide non-denominational charitable organization is dedicated to the service of others in over 40 countries. The Canadian site includes specialized pages for each provincial chapter.

Toronto Emergency Medical Service
The largest municipal paramedic ambulance service in Canada, and one of the most comprehensive pre-hospital emergency care systems in the world. Includes structural information as well as information on training.

Education

Canadian Medical Association (CMA)
Listing of Primary Care Paramedic, Advanced Care Paramedic, Critical Care Paramedic Training programs in Canada.

Criti Care EMS Paramedic Academy 
Located in Winnipeg, Criti Care has programs for the Emergency Medical Responder and Paramedic Basic and Intermediate.

Dalhousie Univeristy - Diploma in Emergency Health Services Management 
A Diploma Program for Emergency Health Services Professionals drawing on the experience of EHS practitioners, educators, managers and consultants across Canada and in the United States.

International Trauma Life Support
BTLS International, Inc., a non-profit corporation dedicated to providing trauma education. The site offers info about the organization, conferences, educational programs, the BTLS Bulletin and related web sites.

NAIT
Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (Edmonton), has an Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic Program (EMT-P).

Paramedic Academy of the Justice Institute of B.C.
Information, events, and educational programs available at the Paramedic Academy.

SAIT 
Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (Calgary) has several full-time programs for paramedics.

Toronto Emergency Medical Services 
The EMS Education and Development Division of the Metropolitan Toronto Department of Ambulance Services trains Metro paramedics. It also provides OPALS (Ontario Paramedic Advanced Life Support Study) to paramedics from several cities in Ontario.


Last updated February 28, 2014