TIPS: When searching the Databases, Catalog or the Internet,
Try these keywords/terms: asepsis, antisepsis, disinfection, infection control, medical devices, medical instrumentation, operating room equipment, pathogenic organisms, perioperative, pharmacology, postoperative, preoperative, standard precautions, sterilization, surgical pathology, surgical procedures, surgical site infection, wound classification
Try browsing these subjects: asepsis, drugs, medical instruments and apparatus, operating room technicians, sterilization, surgery, surgical instruments and apparatus, surgical technology
Try phrases that link: diagnostic tools AND (surgery OR surgical procedure), operating room AND current events, surgical technology AND (roles OR responsibilities)
Hint** Use an asterisk (*) with the word root to expand your book and article searches. For example, entering pharma* would retrieve pharmacy, pharmacist, pharmaceutical, pharmacology, etc.
Journal, Newspaper and Magazine articles in databases(use Ebsco A-Z to search for specific titles in the databases)
Complete and medically accurate 3D model of the human anatomy.
Nursing & allied health journals, providing full text for more than 560 journals indexed in CINAHL.
Use this database to find articles on: Fitness, Pregnancy, Medicine, Nutrition, Diseases, Public Health, Occupational Health and Safety, Alcohol and Drug abuse, HMOs, Prescription Drugs, etc.
This database provides nearly 550 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines. Also features abstracts and indexing for nearly 850 journals. This database is updated twice a week.
A wide range of clinical databases, including information about drugs, toxicology, diseases, acute care, and alternative medicine.
Full-text electronic medical library; over 30 titles including CPT, DSM-IV-TR, ICD-9-CM and USP reference books.
Articles from journals, magazines, and newspapers on a variety of subjects.
Authoritative medical information from the National Library of Medicine, using NLM subject headings. No full-text.
National newspapers plus a broad range of subjects including arts, business, children, education, general interest, health, humanities, international, law, military, multicultural, psychology, sciences, social sciences, and women's interests.
Books, Videos and More:
available from the Library website http://www.lonestar.edu/library/index.htm
Search for materials in the Library Catalog.
From Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Neurosurgery
Contains extensive information on over 740 diseases/conditions and prescription and nonprescription drugs. Other key features are a medical encyclopedia, a medical dictionary, and hundreds of videos of actual surgical procedures performed at U.S. medical centers in recent years.
From the National Library of Medicine, authoritative, current information on a wide range of surgeries. Take special note of the sections on Latest News and the interactive patient tutorials.
Actual surgical procedures performed at medical centers in the U.S. since 2004.
Free access to full-text, peer-reviewed clinical medicine articles.
Click on the various objects in the surgery area to get information about potential health and safety issues related to them.
Over 17 million citations for biomedical articles back to the 1950 provided by the National Library of Medicine. Limited full-text.
This site provides a glossary of surgical technology terms and includes photographs of instruments, equipment, and operating room setups.
A display of surgical instruments from antiquity.
Links to medical dictionaries and glossaries, interactive anatomy browsers, and online medical journals, as well as surgical and anesthesiology sites.
Associations & Organizations
THE national agency
This is the state arm of the national association (AST).
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