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Open Educational Resources (OER)

Textbooks

Vital Sign Measurement Across the Lifespan: 1st Canadian Edition

Vital Sign Measurement Across the Lifespan: 1st Canadian Edition

From the Preface:
"This open access textbook was developed as an introductory resource to guide best practices in vital sign measurement. Its intended audience is students in health-related post-secondary programs as well as healthcare providers. The project was supported and funded by eCampusOntario. This book is best viewed via the online, PressBooks format so that you can view the videos. However, a pdf format is made available."
Clinical Procedures for Safer Patient Care

Clinical Procedures for Safer Patient Care

From the Description:
"This open educational resource (OER) was developed to ensure best practice and quality care based on the latest evidence, and to address inconsistencies in how clinical health care skills are taught and practised in the clinical setting. The checklist approach, used in this textbook, aims to provide standardized processes for clinical skills and to help nursing schools and clinical practice partners keep procedural practice current. Each skill/procedure is covered in a chapter that has learning objectives, a brief overview of the relevant theory, checklists of steps for procedures with the rationale behind each step of the process, and a summary of key takeaways. Key terms are set in bold throughout the book and laid out again in a Glossary in the appendix. All 88 checklists are also summarized, and hyperlinked to the original checklist, in the appendix."
Authored by Glynda Rees Doyle, British Columbia Institute of Technology, Jodie Anita McCutcheon, British Columbia Institute of Technology
Nursing Pharmacology

Nursing Pharmacology

From the Introduction:
"This open access Nursing Pharmacology textbook is designed for entry-level undergraduate nursing students. It explains basic concepts of pharmacology and describes common medication classes. This book is not intended to be used as a drug reference book, but direct links are provided to DailyMed, which provides trustworthy information about marketed drugs in the United States.This textbook is aligned with the Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) statewide nursing curriculum for the Nursing Pharmacology course (543-103)."
 

Media: Podcasts, Videos, Interactives

Gale Interactive: Human Anatomy

Gale Interactive:
Human Anatomy

From the About Page:
"Human anatomy is known to be a challenging subject to master and teach, but traditional resources and lab materials are often limited, making it difficult for students to comprehend essential concepts. Now you can breathe new life into the study of Human Anatomy with Gale Interactive: Human Anatomy, an innovative learning aid that allows students to examine virtual 3D dissections and immerse themselves in interactive research. These powerful tools can be used for in-classroom demonstrations or help with homework and research assignments.

Students in 1st and 2nd-year Human Anatomy college courses can access a flexible and robust learning experience with Gale Interactive, allowing them to: delve deep into concepts with tools to zoom, rotate, and explore models; experience guided interactive lessons aligned with course curriculum; view relevant reference content from Gale for further study and research; use self-assessments to ensure concept comprehension; access resources on their computer at any time through multiple web browsers. "