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RESOURCE LINKS


Vascular Resource Links

General Vascular Sites

aboutpad.org - About PAD sites
fmdsa.org - Fibromuscular Dysplasia Society of America
padcoalition.org - Peripheral and Arterial Disease (PAD) Coalition
pvss.org - Peripheral Vascular Surgery Society
SIRweb.org - Society of Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
svmb.org - Society for Vascular Medicine (formerly the Society for Vascular Medicine & Biology)
svnabi.org - SVN ABI Registry Site
vascularweb.org -- Society for Vascular Surgery
svunet.org - Society for Vascular Ultrasound
vdf.org - Vascular Disease Foundation
veinforum.org - American Venous Forum

Amputations

nationalamputation.org The National Amputation Foundation (NAF) has for over 80 years been offering valuable assistance to veterans of World War I, II, Korea, the Vietnam Conflict, Desert Storm and Iraqi Freedom.
amputee-coalition.org To reach out to people with limb loss and to empower them through education, support and advocacy.
amputeeresource.org It is our mission to disseminate timely and useful information, to perform charitable services, and to conduct research to enhance productivity and quality of life for amputees in America.

End of Life Information

lastacts.org A campaign to improve end-of-life care by a coalition of professional and consumer organizations.
tneel.uic.edu TNEEL is an innovative, easy-to-access, teacher/learner-friendly package of electronic tools for palliative care education.
aacn.nche.edu/elnec The End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC) project is a comprehensive, national education program to improve end-of-life care by nurses, and is funded by a major grant from The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Evidenced-Based Medicine

mclibrary.duke.edu The Duke University Web site.

General Guides to Nursing Information

bestnursingdegree.com Find Nursing Schools and Degree Programs
mastersinnursing Online Masters in Nursing Directory
MSN Nursing Programs - MSN Programs Online
nursingadvocacy.org Center for Nursing Advocacy.
nurse.net A nurse practitioner support site.
nurses.com A marketplace for industry professionals.
nursingexplorer.com - Nursing schools directory and career guide
nursingexplorer.com/scholarships - Nursing Scholarships
onlinenursepractitionerprograms.com/governmental-resources Guide to Governmental Nursing Resources
accreditednursingcolleges.org Nursing Education Resources
www.accreditedonlinecolleges.org/nursing Directory of Nationally and Regionally Accredited Institutions
rntobsnonlineprograms RN -> BSN programs Directory

acceleratednursingprograms Accelerated Nursing Programs

travelnursing.org - Career resource for nurses searching for positions in travel nursing

General Guide for Medical Information

mdconsult.com There is a fee for service required from this site (with the first ten days free. This site is a resource for books, journals, practice guidelines, patient information and drug information.
americanheart.org The American Heart Association Web site.
acponline.org The Website of the Annals of Internal Medicine.
www.treatment-strategies.co.uk Cambridge Research Center
viewer.zmags.com/publication/80ebc97c#/80ebc97c/1 Treatment Strategies – Interventional Cardiology
viewer.zmags.com/publication/b055d4eb#/b055d4eb/1 Treatment Strategies – Cardiology

Geriatric Links

aoa.dhhs.gov Adminstration on Aging
alz.org Alzheimer's Association
aarp.org American Association of Retired Persons
usc.edu Andrus Gerontology Center
elderweb.com ElderWeb
cdc.gov Fastats
ConsultGeriRN.org Evidence Based On-line Resource (formerly GeroNurseOnline.org)
hartfordign.org Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing
slackinc.com Journal of Gerontological Nursing
ngna.org National Gerontological Nursing Association
hcoa.org Texas Consortium of Geriatric Education Centers

Vascular Disease Information

dvt.net An Internet information source from Aventis on identifying and preventing Deep Vein Thrombisis
preventdvt.org The Web site of the Coalition to prevent Deep Vein Thrombosis
pcna.net Preventative Cardiovascular Nurses Association
natfonline.org North American Thrombosis Forum
stoptheclot.org National Blood Clot Alliance

Patient Information

my.webmd.com A site where the patient can conduct a search for specific medical problems and treatments.
aafp.org or familydoctor.org These are links to the American Academy of Family Physicians.
ASPMN Position Statement on Pain Management in Patients with Addictive Disease. Found on the ASPMN Web site.
The Health Gazette Web Site

Certification

ANCC The Administrator of the Vascular Nursing Certification Exam.

Government Sites

cdc.gov The Web site for the Centers for Disease Control. Here you can find publications, products, information concerning diseases and health risks, and prevention guidelines and strategies.
U.S. Food and Drug Administration The Web site of the Nation's Foremost consumer Protection Agency.
National Cancer Institute The Web site of the International Cancer Information Center.
National Institutes of Health Your connection to the NIH home page and on personnel information, images, scientific directories, etc.
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke Check here for updated information about discoveries and current research in neuroscience; news releases, funding information, clinical trialscms.
hhs.gov The Web site of the Health Care Financing Administration. There is patient and clinician information concerning Medicare & Medicaid regulations, reporting and fraud.
healthfinder.gov The Web site of the Department of Health and Human Services Consumer Health Information Division.
Smokefree.net Fighting for Smokefree Air
nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus A service of the National Library of Medicine/National Institute of Health providing information and links on health topics, drug information, dictionaries, directories, and other resources (including MEDLINE).
ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/ MEDLINE is the National Library of Medicine's database of references to more than 11 million articles published in 4300 biomedical journals.

Military Educational Resources

The US Service Member's Guide to Academic Programs and Aid - Military branches and non-profits provide active duty service members, veterans, and their family member with ample funding opportunities for college.
Higher Education Resources for Veterans and Their Families
Accredited Schools Online resource for veterans  focuses on  accreditation,
veterans support  needs, online learning options, and  financial assistance
for veterans.
Affordable Colleges Online Veterans Education  Resources page contains
information,  resources, and expert advice on the GI Bill, Yellow  Ribbon
Program, and scholarships and grants  for those who served.

Diabetes Information

diabetes.org The Web site of the American Diabetes Association.
diabetesaction.org The Web site of the Diabetes Action Research and Education Foundation. This site focuses on nutritional therapies.
Patient Information Documents on Diabetes This Government site provides an overview, a dictionary, list of organizations, statistics, etc.
diabeteseducationandresearchcenter.org This Web site is a patient education & clinical resource.
preventdiabetes.com This Web site is an excellent source of patient education.

Pharmacologic Information

PDR.net/nurse This Web site provides general pharmacologic information for nurses.
pharmacist.com The American Pharmacists Association Web site is another site that is a useful general information and patient education resource.
druginfonet.com This Web site provides patient information on drugs and healthcare.
nlm.nih.gov/services This Web site is an extensive resource for pharmacologic information. (Type Pharmacology in the search box)

Journals and Reference Books

Journal of Vascular Nursing The page on the Elsevier website with information on the journal.
Nursingcenter.com Lippincott Publisher's Web site with forums, journals and many full text articles (AJN & Nursing 2001), as well as Continuing Education.
Elsevier.com Elsevier Publisher's Web site for books and other publications.
Scope & Standards of Vascular Nursing Practice This book describes the specialty's practice characteristics, settings from acute care to community care, and roles along with education and certification requirements

Alternative Therapies

herbalgram.org A Web site with patient and industry information.

Industry Resources

ahd.com The American Hospital Directory.

Coalition for Patients Rights

patientsrightscoalition.org/about/contacts.htm