HELP PLEASE.....anyone !!!

  1. I'm a freshman ADN student nurse and am working on case studies and surgical procedures. I need a good site to find information explaining procedures to include with my clinical paperwork. I usually type in the surgical procedure into my google bar but have been getting some really weird stuff....either way over my head descriptions that are more geared towards docs or stuff that we aren't allowed to use b/c of the particular site which we must cite in our works. Does anyone know a good place to get surgery procedures from ??? Preferably and edu or org URL as we are allowed to use them..............looking for subtotal palmer fasciectomy currently.......thanks in advance bunches !!!!
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  3. by   TrudyRN
    I'm old fashioned, I guess. I use the computer a lot but still think that actually physically going to a library is often the better way. You can enlist the help of a live reference librarian. I hope this is some help to you.

    palmar fasciectomy
  4. by   TrudyRN
    Actually, I just googled Dupuytren's contracture. Try doing that and see if that helps. Good luck.
  5. by   TexasER_RN
    Thanks so very much for your time. I also saw the "D" contracture with some of the other stuff I was looking at. The problem with the library idea is that I live in a very small Texas town and our community college has very little of nothing especially related to anything medical or nursing, some silly videos made in the early 70's. I've tried to see if it was possible to use the hospital library but it is only available to recognized staff, not students. Our Med/Surg books only cover basic procedures not the greater detailed often less performed ones. Yes, I realized I spelled "palmar" wrong and felt like a goofball because I couldn't edit once posted. Anyways, I sincerely thank you for your help !!!!
  6. by   StrwbryblndRN
    I used the computer for everything I needed to research. But because we had to make use of actual medical journals I would use a database through our school's website. Specifically Blackboard. I am not sure if this is used at other school's but it was the only place I could find anything that met the requirements for my papers.
  7. by   TexasER_RN
    Great, thanks so much....I believe we do have access to Blackboard in our tutorial program from the library
  8. by   coolvibesRN
    Try web md and unders search type the procedure. Hope this helps alittle.
  9. by   GingerSue
    I would put your post in the student nursing forum
    there are some very helpful experienced nurses who
    respond for requests
  10. by   TexasER_RN
    Thanks you guys...I really appreciate the help....found some of what I need !!