DigitalMed is a clinical library that focuses on topics and learning that impacts direct patient care. Available exclusively through HealthStream, DigitalMed has 650+ courses and is organized into collections to support unit and organization-specific clinical initiatives for both Nursing and Unlicensed Assistive Personnel.
The cardiology collection provides clinicians with the essential knowledge and tools needed to deliver effective cardiac care. It covers a broad range of topics including cardiovascular diseases, diagnostic procedures, treatment options, and assessment strategies. With this collection, clinicians can stay up-to-date on the latest advancements in cardiology and deliver the best possible care to their patients.
The clinical practice collection is a comprehensive series that covers key areas in clinical practice, including but not limited to, specimen collection, substance overdose, precepting, and triage assessments. This collection aims to provide healthcare professionals with up-to-date and evidence-based information on best practices, guidelines, and protocols to improve patient care and outcomes.
The critical care collection includes over 80 hours of content designed to equip patient-facing teams with essential knowledge and skills required for effective care in critical situations. It covers key areas of care, such as neurological assessments of unconscious patients, seizures, sleep alterations, and bleeding disorders, among others. With these programs, teams can confidently provide optimal care to critically ill patients and improve outcomes.
The emergency collection provides a comprehensive guide for safe emergency care including topics such as mental health emergencies, legal and ethical considerations, and trauma and neurological emergencies. This collection is a valuable resource for emergency responders, healthcare professionals, and anyone who may encounter emergencies.
The oncology collection covers a range of topics related to cancer care, from diagnosis and treatment options to palliative care and end-of-life issues. Specific topics include breast cancer, gastrointestinal cancers, childhood cancers, gynecological cancers, prostate and GU cancers, lung cancer, melanoma, and other skin cancers. The collection also includes courses on pain management, nutrition, psychosocial and emotional issues, and cultural, legal, and ethical issues in cancer care.
The Patient Care Basics collection covers a wide range of topics essential to providing quality care in healthcare settings, from measuring vital signs and specimen collection to postoperative care and special procedures. It includes courses on conversational Spanish, communication skills, and assessment of various body systems. Other important topics covered in the collection are infection control, nutrition, patient safety, and the role of certified nursing assistants.
The leadership and communication collection is a valuable resource for clinicians seeking to enhance their leadership skills and improve communication with patients and colleagues. With a focus on effective communication strategies and leadership principles, this collection provides practical guidance for clinicians seeking to build strong relationships and inspire confidence in their leadership abilities. From problem-solving to fostering teamwork, this collection offers valuable insights for clinicians seeking to excel in their roles as leaders and communicators.
The medical-surgical collection offers comprehensive programs that provide best practices for key assessments such as ears, nose, mouth, and throat, endocrine system, hypertension, and others. This collection can help enhance your team’s skills and working knowledge to provide better patient care.
The pediatrics collection covers a wide range of topics including physical assessment techniques for pediatric patients, assessment of specific systems such as the respiratory, musculoskeletal, and neurologic systems, and developmental stages such as birth to 12 months and growth and development of the toddler and preschooler. Additionally, the collection delves into specific conditions such as chronic respiratory conditions, neurologic trauma, and infections of the central nervous system, as well as treatments for respiratory system alterations and respiratory monitoring and therapy.
This perioperative collection covers a broad range of topics related to the care of surgical patients, including anesthesia, infection control, patient positioning, wound healing, and environmental safety. Courses also focus on specific areas such as surgical instrumentation, malignant hyperthermia, sterilization, and aseptic technique, as well as broader topics like team building, cultural awareness, and emergency resuscitation. Overall, the collection aims to provide a comprehensive understanding of perioperative nursing care and its various aspects.
The neonatal collection covers a range of topics related to the care of newborns, including breastfeeding and weaning, newborn assessments, hematologic diseases, psychosocial aspects, birth injuries, bottle-feeding, GI development and diseases, glucose management, hydrocephalus, seizures, respiratory monitoring and therapy, and sepsis. The collection also includes information on nutrition and developmental care, with a focus on providing developmentally appropriate care to newborns.
The obstetrics collection covers a wide range of topics related to the prenatal, intrapartum, and postpartum periods. Topics include physiologic and anatomic changes during the postpartum period, postpartum assessment, complications, pain control, breastfeeding and weaning, alterations of labor and birth, and nursing management of the laboring mother. Other topics covered include obstetrical and gynecological emergencies, pain management during labor, newborn assessments, maternal adaptations, postpartum care, and the psychosocial needs of the family.
The pharmacology collection covers a wide range of topics related to medication administration, dosage calculations, and drug therapy. It includes courses on dosage calculation in critical care and age-specific considerations, as well as essential math for dosage calculation and accuracy and safety in dosage calculations. Additionally, the collection covers specific drug classes such as analgesics, antibiotics, and cardiovascular pharmacotherapy, as well as drug treatment for conditions like heart failure, chronic hypertension, schizophrenia, delirium, and psychosis.
The psychiatry collection covers various topics in psychiatric nursing such as therapeutic communication, psychosocial assessment, care of the psychiatric patient, and mental health emergencies. It also delves into specific issues including altered body image, depression, and personality clusters. Additionally, it explores the implications of age on physiological systems and offers strategies for therapeutic communication and treatment.
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