Medical Reference Resources
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By Vern Gillespie
Medical reference information can mean the difference
between life and
death, but is too often unavailable in the field. This
list of resources
points to information in a variety of formats.
CD-Rom and PDA formats are particularly useful
in remote field locations
that lack inexpensive broadband internet access, and many
of the websites here
provide information that could be saved on a Tablet PC,
PDA, or laptop when
a broadband connection is available.
We are interested in hearing about your field experiences
with medical reference information. Please contact
us if you have any
stories to share.
CD's and Online Information
York Emergency Room RN Portal (NYERN)
NYERRN.COM is a gateway to over 31,000 medical web links.
This portal’s links contain many free educational
tools, free on-line medical textbooks,
on-line patient simulators, encyclopedias, illustrations
Williams and Wilkins (LWW)
LWW is a 200 years old publisher of 275 medical journals,
Two hundred journals have online versions. The LWW.com
web site features more than 4,000 titles in over 100 disciplines.
They also have a European portal.
Medical Info Europe and Asia
EurasiaHealth Knowledge Network is funded by the American
International Health Alliance (AIHA) and the United States
Agency for International Development (USAID). The portal
includes databases that provides information to NIS/CEE
health professionals in their native language, in even
the most remote areas of the region. Users can search the
Multilingual Library by language, subject, and type of
material (articles, conference proceedings, presentations,
clinical practice guidelines, etc.), to find downloadable
full-text educational documents and other materials.
Mobile Devices (PDA’s,
JA Majors publishing was established in 1909. Click on “PDA
Center” to search their 448 PDA compatible titles.
Skyscape’s 200 applications run on Palm, Pocket PC
and CD formats. Skyscape was founded in 2000 and has 225,000
PC/ Mobile 2003 format)
Medical Pocket PC is a portal for medical applications
for PDA’s that use Pocket PC / Mobile 2003 operating
Medical Tablet PC is a portal for medical applications for Tablet PC computers
that use the Windows XP Tablet operating system.
PDA Cortex is a portal that contains helpful information
like informatics news, new user links…
Medical Applications (Palm OS format)
Ectoptic Brain is
a portal for medical applications for PDA’s that use Palm OS operating system.
Palm Pilot is a portal of medical applications
that boast a very powerful search engine and helpful summaries.
For example, see the results for
a search on “infectious”.
Free Medical Software (Palm and Pocket PC OS PDA’s)
New York Emergency Room RN Portal
Medical Reference Resources for Tropical Medicine and
Infectious Disease Medicine
Prince Leopold Tropical Medicine Library
Prince Leopold Tropical Medicine is located in Antwerp, Belgium and has an
extensive portal for tropical medicine links. Portal includes ebooks, online
Infectious Disease Medicine Sites
York Emergency Room RN
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Infectious Disease (Pocket PC OS PDA)
Medical Pocket PC site has an Infectious Disease section.
Go to “Software” and then “Medical” and
then “Infectious Disease”.
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