Cumming School of Medicine

Department of Pediatrics (Clinical)

Pediatric

Child and Adolescent Mental Health

This book covers diagnosis, treatment, and social implications. The first section describes diagnostic processes. It describes a reevaluation of projective techniques, a new clinical tool in psychotraumatology, the foundations of the framing technique, and an overview on integrative approaches. The second section focuses on new developments in the field with special emphasis on culture-specific contexts. From parenting of adolescents in India to the influence of poverty on mental health issues in Mexico, as well as the use of marijuana and Internet addiction, some of the most important fields are highlighted. The third section concentrates on therapy. It shows how to react to bullying and reviews the use of antidepressants in children and adolescents.

Licence: CC BY

Post-Op Pediatric Clinical Simulation

The Post-Op Pediatric Clinical Simulation Game is an open educational resource (OER) containing a simulation game on the essentials of pediatric post-operative care.

Learners can test their knowledge related to post-operative care of a pediatric patient and practice their skills by playing the virtual gaming simulation. The game replicates real-life clinical situations whereby learners have unlimited attempts to practice their skills.

Learners will collect assessment data, choose from a variety of interventions, and experience the consequences of their decisions in a safe environment.

Throughout the game, feedback and rationales are provided to enhance learning. Furthermore, at the end of the game, learners are provided with a summary statement that synthesizes their clinical decisions and offers the basis for forming an individualized learning plan. For optimal learning, a debrief should be conducted after the game. The debrief can consist of a written self-debrief, a facilitated synchronous virtual debrief, or an in-person debrief.

Learners: The Post-Op Pediatric Clinical Simulation Game is tailored for undergraduate-level nursing students. Other learners who can benefit from this resource include: nurses preparing for their certification exam, practicing nurses who would like to review these skills, and healthcare providers involved in pediatric or post-operative care.

Instructors: This resource is a learning tool to facilitate and promote the application of knowledge related to pediatric post-operative nursing care. It can be used as an in-class activity or an individual student assignment. It is important to review the learning outcomes to ensure students have the foundational knowledge to play the game. A pre-brief related to the content and the game is an important aspect of preparing the student for playing the game. It is important to include a debrief after the game is completed to optimize the learning.

Licence: CC BY-NC 4.0

Adolescent Medicine

No suggested OER at this time.

Cardiology

Emergency Cardiology, 2nd Ed

This fully revised and updated second edition offers practical advice on the diagnosis and management of acute cardiac conditions.

Critical Care

No suggested OER at this time.

Dermatology

Illustrated Manual of Pediatric Dermatology

Illustrated Manual of Pediatric Dermatology presents simple approaches to the problems that pediatricians and dermatologists see in their practices on a regular basis. Including approximately 300 color photographs to aid accurate diagnosis, this easy-to-use book provides a rapid reference guide to a broad range of pediatric and adolescent skin.

Emergency Medicine

Emergency Cardiology, 2nd Ed

This fully revised and updated second edition offers practical advice on the diagnosis and management of acute cardiac conditions.

Virtual Healthcare Experience

Collection of simulation games covering the following areas of healthcare: Emergency, Gerontology, Pediatrics, Medical-Surgical, Maternal and Child, and Mental Health.

Licence: CC BY-NC 4.0

Endocrinology

No suggested OER at this time.

Gastroenterology

No suggested OER at this time.

Hematology

A Laboratory Guide to Clinical Hematology

The creation of this laboratory guide accompanied a project which digitized laboratory slides so students and the public could access these medical resources for study. The digitized slide images and descriptive text are included in this resource.

Licence: CC BY-NC

Immunology & Allergy

Foundations of Epidemiology

Foundations of Epidemiology is an open access, introductory epidemiology text intended for students and practitioners in public or allied health fields. It covers epidemiologic thinking, causality, incidence and prevalence, public health surveillance, epidemiologic study designs and why we care about which one is used, measures of association, random error and bias, confounding and effect modification, and screening. Concepts are illustrated with numerous examples drawn from contemporary and historical public health issues.

Licence: CC BY-NC 4.0

Open Oxford Immunology

High-interest research and reviews across all aspects of the immune system in health and disease. The journal brings together basic immunological research alongside clinical perspectives and applications for treatment of disease.

Licence: CC BY

Infectious Diseases

Foundations of Epidemiology

Foundations of Epidemiology is an open access, introductory epidemiology text intended for students and practitioners in public or allied health fields. It covers epidemiologic thinking, causality, incidence and prevalence, public health surveillance, epidemiologic study designs and why we care about which one is used, measures of association, random error and bias, confounding and effect modification, and screening. Concepts are illustrated with numerous examples drawn from contemporary and historical public health issues.

Licence: CC BY-NC 4.0

Medical Genetics

Chemical Biology & Biochemistry Laboratory Using Genetic Code Expansion Manual

From Oregon State University.

Downloadable images

Licence: Manual CC BY-NC; Images CC BY-SA

Cell Biology, Genetics, and Biochemistry for Pre-Clinical Students

An undergraduate medical-level resource for foundational knowledge across the disciplines of genetics, cell biology and biochemistry. This text is designed for a course in first year undergraduate medical course that is delivered typically before students start to explore systems physiology and pathophysiology.

Licence: CC BY-NC-SA

Diversity and Difference in Communication

Interpersonal communication in health and social care services is by its nature diverse. As a consequence, achieving good or effective communication whether between service providers and service users, or among those working in a service means taking account of diversity, rather than assuming that every interaction will be the same. This text explores the ways in which difference and diversity impact on the nature of communication in health and social care services.

Licence: CC BY-NC-SA 4.0

Genetics, Agriculture, and Biotechnology

This textbook provides an introduction to plant genetics and biotechnology for the advancement of agriculture. A clear and structured introduction to the topic for learners new to the field of genetics, the book includes: an introduction to the life cycle of the cell, DNA and how it relates to genes and chromosomes, DNA analysis, recombinant DNA, biotechnology, and transmission genetics.

Licence: CC BY-NC-SA

Genetics Home Reference

A gallery of illustrations related to genetic conditions.

Licence: Public Domain

Neonatology

No suggested OER at this time.

Nephrology

No suggested OER at this time.

Neurology

No suggested OER at this time.

Oncology

Rehab Techniques in Oncology Workbook

This workbook was created by physical therapist Jodi Steele to provide information on appropriate rehabilitation techniques for oncology patients. This book can be used in practice or in the classroom.

Licence: CC BY-NC-SA 4.0

Palliative Medicine

Health Promotion in Health Care: Vital Theories and Research

This open access book first discusses the theory of health promotion and vital concepts. It then presents updated evidence-based health promotion approaches in different populations (people with chronic diseases, cancer, heart failure, dementia, mental disorders, long-term ICU patients, elderly individuals, families with newborn babies, palliative care patients) and examines different health promotion approaches integrated into primary care services.

Respirology

No suggested OER at this time.

Rheumatology

No suggested OER at this time.


Your Subject Librarians in the Cumming School of Medicine are Diane Lorenzetti, Bronte Chiang, and Caitlin McClurg.


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