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Aged care
Alcohol & other drugs
Awards & conditions
Breast cancer
Clinical skills
Cultural diversity
Death & dying
Finding information
Government departments
Human body
Infection control
Medical terminology
Mental health
Mental health - counselling services
Mental health - older people
Mental health - young people
Palliative care
Professional organisations
Public health
Support groups
Surgical procedures
Teenage pregnancy
Welfare and wellbeing
Youth - health

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Aged care

Aged and Community Services Australia
National peak body representing the Australian church, charitable and community based organisations which provide accommodation and care services to older people, people with a disability and their carers.

Aged Care Association Australia - NSW
Information about quality services and support for the Aged Care industry in NSW.

Aged Care Funding Instrument (ACFI)
The ACFI was introduced on 20 March 2008 as the means of allocating Australian Government subsidy to residential aged care providers.

Aged Care Online
Online directory listing aged care facilities and services in Australia.

Aged Care Skills
Collection of resources available to teachers and learners at TAFE NSW.

Aged Care Standards and Accreditation Agency
Organisation responsible for managing the residential aged care accreditation process using the Australian Accreditation Standards. Information about best practice and the accreditation process.

Australian Government: Department of Health and Ageing - Aged Care
Links to the latest news and information on ageing and aged care. Topics include aged care e-Connect, forms, community care, legislation, Office of Aged Care Quality and Compliance (OACQC), palliative care, residential care and working in aged care.

Department of Health and Ageing - Residential Care Manuals
Links to the full text of Australian residential care manuals, standards and guidelines.

Quality Dementia Care Series
Resources with information to assist carers of people with dementia.

Residential Care Manual On-line
New version for 2012. Full text manual for use by all care staff employed in residential aged care facilities. Contents include: Introduction and background; Professional nursing practice; Professional care practice; Clinical records; Classification appraisal; Overview of the Residential care manual. Downloadable PDF version available shortly.

Seniors Information Service
Information on services and facilities available to maximise independence and improve quality of life for older people, their families and carers.

Alcohol & other drugs

QuickLinks - Welfare - Alcohol & other drugs
Links to information about alcohol and other drugs.

Awards & conditions

QuickLinks - Industrial relations - Awards & conditions
Links to award conditions and rates for various industries.

Breast cancer

National Breast and Ovarian Cancer Centre (NBOCC)
Australia's national authority and information source on breast and ovarian cancer.


Cancer Australia
Australian Government agency working to reduce the impact of cancer on all Australians.

Cancer Council of Australia
Australia's peak national non-government cancer control organisation which advises the Australian Government and other bodies on practices and policies to help prevent, detect and treat cancer.

eviQ – Cancer Treatments Online
Point of care clinical information resource that provides health professionals with current evidence based, peer reviewed, best practice cancer treatment protocols and information.

Inside cancer
Information and interactive animations about cancer. Covers causes, prevention, diagnosis and treatment.


Carers Australia (CA)
Organisation that works to inform and resource carers in Australia.

Clinical skills

Skills for Health
Video clips demonstrating essential skills for health and community care workers, including enrolled nurses, health services assistants, and aged care and community workers. The videos were recorded as part of the NSW DET Learncast program.

Cultural diversity

Multicultural health – a guide for healthcare professionals
Community Profiles to assist health care workers understand the health beliefs, pre-migration experiences, communication preferences and other aspects of their clients' culture. The profiles were developed for Queensland Health by Dr Samantha Abbato in 2011.

Death & dying

Death: the last taboo
Information about what happens to us when we die and the different ways we deal with death.


Alzheimer's Association of Queensland (AAQ)
Information, support and assistance for Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia. Links to support resources including an online video.

Alzheimer's Australia (NSW page)
Organisation representing the interests of people living with dementia in New South Wales.

Dementia Education Online
Freel dementia education resources designed by leading academics who are experts in dementia care.

Dementia Resource Guide
Links to information resources, tools, guidelines and best-practice principles for carers of people with dementia.

Is it dementia?
Understand and recognise the signs of dementia. Resource developed by Produced by Alzheimer's Australia SA.


Diseases and Conditions Centre for Disease Control (CDC)
CDC provides users with credible, reliable health information.

Online map showing the current state of infectious diseases and their effect on human and animal health around the world.

Infectious diseases
A-Z of infectious diseases, disease fact sheets and alerts from the NSW Department of Health.


Australian Drug Information Network (ADIN)
Links to Australian and international information about alcohol and drug issues.

Australian Institute of Criminology: Drugs and Alcohol
Information on alcohol and illicit drug use and related behaviours in Australia

Australian National Council on Drugs (ANCD)
ANCD is the main advisory body to the Australian Government on drug policy and strategies.

Drug Action Week
Information about activities held nationally to raise awareness about alcohol and other drugs (AOD) issues in Australia. Drug Action Week is coordinated by the Alcohol and other Drugs Council of Australia (ADCA).

Drug Information @ Your Local Library (di@yll)
Links to information on drugs and drug issues in Australia.

DrugInfo Clearinghouse (ADF)
Australian information about alcohol and other drugs plus drug prevention.

Frontline - medicating kids
This report examines outcomes of the increase in the prescription of behavior-modifying drugs for children.

Mental Health and Drug and Alcohol Office (MHDAO)
Develops, manages and coordinates NSW Department of Health policy, strategy and program funding relating to mental health and the prevention and management of alcohol and drug related harm.

National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC)
Information about research into the effectiveness of Australian and international approaches in reducing alcohol and drug related harm.

The Source for Drug Info
Young people's drug and alcohol service.

Finding information

Finding information for Nursing
Library guide to finding the topic information you need when you want it.

Search the Internet to find information on nursing, medical and health topics.

Government departments

Australian Government: Department of Health
Information on the Department's policies, programs and services.

Murrumbidgee Local Health Network
Murrumbidgee Local Health Network includes the Riverina, MIA and Border regions of NSW. Links to reports, maps, statistics and news from the region.

NSW Health
Public health information for NSW consumers, health professionals and services.


QuickLinks - Nursing - Influenza
Links to flu treatment and diagnosis information.


Australian Health Trends
Major trends in the health of Australians.

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare - Publications
All AIHW publications are available as free downloads. Includes: Palliative Care Services in Australia, Breast Screen Australia Monitoring Report, Australian Hospital Statistics, Australia’s Health 2012.

Australia's Health 2012
Biennial health report of the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare with information on patterns of health and illness, determinants of health, supply and use of health services plus health services expenditure.

Health and Wellbeing: A-Z Library
ABC gateway to information about health issues and conditions.

Comprehensive, current and quality assessed information on important health topics such as diabetes, cancer, mental health and asthma.

WHO - Health topics
Links to World Health Organization (WHO) projects, initiatives, activities, information products and contacts.

Yahoo Directory - Health
World listing of health topics and service providers.

Yahoo: Health Guides A-Z
Links to Common health topics and Health A-Z.


Links to information on AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome) and HIV (human immunodeficiency virus).

AIDSPortal global knowledge network
Tools to support collaboration and knowledge sharing in response to the AIDS epidemic.

UNAIDS: the joint United Nations programme on HIV/AIDS
Links to information about the incidence, prevention and treatment of HIV and AIDS around the world.

Human body

Get body smart
Interactive eBook about human anatomy and physiology

Gray's anatomy of the human body
This edition of Grays Anatomy of the Human Body includes 1,247 engravings and a subject index with 13,000 entries.

Human Anatomy Online (HAO)
Interactive diagrams and information about the major systems in the human body. You will need a Java capable browser to view this site - use the HAO website's help feature if you have problems viewing images.

Human Body & Mind
From the BBC Science & Nature website, interactive games and demos about the body.

Human Genome Project (HGP) Education Resources
The Human Genome Project (HGP) was set up to identify all the genes in human DNA and to determine the sequences of the chemical bases that make up human DNA.

Virtual body
Interactive 3-D information about human anatomy and physiology.


Australian Immunisation Handbook 10th Edition 2013
Clinical guidelines for health professionals on the safe, effective use of vaccines.

Protecting your child : understanding childhood immunisation
Health Dept video, with Australia's leading immunisation experts answering questions on childhood immunisation.

Save the date to vaccinate
This NSW Health website covers a range of topics including the why, when, where, myths and realities of vaccination plus protecting your community. Access to free videos and a brochure about immunisation.

Yarning about immunisation : protecting your baby
Queensland Health video, focusing on the need to immunise babies on time and addressing common misconceptions.

Infection control

Australian Guidelines for the Prevention and Control of Infection in Healthcare (2010)
NHMRC recommendations on the critical aspects of infection prevention and control in healthcare facilities.

Hand Hygiene Australia
National Hand Hygiene Initiative (NHHI) includes resources, data and online learning packages for healthcare workers.

Hand hygiene policy
NSW Health policy and guidelines for hand hygiene.

Infection Control Guidelines
Australian Government Health guidelines for preventing transmission of a range infectious diseases.

Infection Control Policy - Health Professionals
NSW Health policy and guidelines for infection control.

Medical terminology

Better Health Channel - Medical dictionary
Use this Australian medical dictionary to find the meaning of medical terms, abbreviations and acronyms. Website developed and maintained by the Victorian Government.

Health Source Nursing / Academic Edition - Medical dictionary
Full text Merriam-Webster medical dictionary included as part of this eResource. Available via EQUELLA and EBSCOhost for Riverina staff and students. Login with your DEC username and password.

MedTerms Medical Dictionary
Definitions for over 16,000 medical terms. Search for a specific word or phrase, or browse the A-Z listing.

Merriam-Webster Medical Dictionary Online
Find definitions of medical terms. You can also hear the words spoken and link to related information.


Guide to the Handling of Medication in Nursing Homes in NSW
NSW Health Department guidelines for handling medication in nursing homes.

Medication Handling in Community-Based Health Services/Residential Facilities in NSW - Guidelines
NSW Health Department guidelines for handling medication in community-based health services and residential facilities including group homes, boarding houses and hostels.

Mental health

Anxiety Treatment Australia
Information about anxiety disorders, treatment and support options around Australia.

Organisation working to raise community awareness of the issues associated with depression, anxiety and related substance misuse disorders in Australia.

Australian information from the Centre for Mental Health Research (CMHR) about the symptoms and diagnosis of depression, treatments and support resources.

Centre for Mental Health Research
Organisation working to improve the mental health of Australians. Links to information about early intervention, prevention and treatment.

Mental Health and Drug and Alcohol Office (MHDAO)
Project to strengthen the mental health assessment skills of clinical staff.

Mental Health Council of Australia (MHCA)
Australian organisation representing the mental health sector.

Mental Health Outcome and Assessment Tools (MH-OAT) for Mental Health Professionals
Standardised mental health assessments and reviews for clinicians to document their work with consumers and carers.

Mental Illness Fellowship of Australia (MIFA)
Self-help, support and advocacy organisation for people with serious mental illnesses, their families and friends.

Multicultural Mental Health Australia (MMHA)
Information and advocacy on mental health and suicide prevention issues for Australians from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

National Mental Health Reform
Information on the Australian Government's role and contributions to mental health reform activities in Australia.

QuickLinks - Nursing - Suicide
Links to information on suicide prevention plus coping with grief and loss.

SANE Australia
National charity working to improve the lives of people affected by mental illness.

SANE Australia Factsheets + Podcasts
Authoritative, current information and interviews on a range of mental health problems and related issues.

Schizophrenia Fellowship of NSW
The Fellowship works to improve the circumstances and welfare of people living with schizophrenia, their relatives and carers, and professionals working in the area.

Mental health - counselling services

Lifeline Australia
Australian organisation providing crisis counselling to link people with personal support, self-care resources plus information about community services and training.

Mental health - older people

Mental Health of Older People
Links to Australian information on mental health issues for older people.

Mental health - young people

Reach Out!
Australian web-based service that works to inspire young people to help themselves through tough times.

Youth Beyond Blue
Information for young people, their family and friends about ways to recognise depression, how to talk about it and how to find help.

Palliative care

CareSearch: Palliative Care Knowledge Network
Palliative care information and evidence resource. All materials included in this website are reviewed for quality and relevance.

Palliative Care Association of NSW
Information about palliative care services and support in New South Wales.

Palliative Care Australia
Organisation representing the palliative care industry in Australia.

Palliative Care Victoria
Information about palliative care services and support in Victoria.


Parenting and Child Health
Health and parenting information based on the latest research and best practice.


National Pregnancy Support Helpline
Counselling and support for women, their partners and families.

Links to Australian information about pregnancy including the health of pregnant women and their unborn children.

Professional organisations

Australian College of Nursing
Professional body to represent, assist, educate and support nurses in Australian and around the world. On 1 July 2012, the Royal College of Nursing, Australia and The College of Nursing unified to become Australian College of Nursing.

Australian Nursing and Midwifery Council
Peak Australian organization for the national regulation of nursing and midwifery. Previously known as the Australian Nursing Council.

Australian Nursing Federation
National union for nurses and the largest professional nursing organisation in Australia.

National Enrolled Nurse Association (NENA)
National organisation representing Australian Enrolled Nurses.

NSW Nurses' Association (NSWNA)
Registered union for all nurses in NSW.

Nurses and Midwives Board
Statutory authority responsible for registration and enrolment of nurses and midwives in NSW.

Public health

Toxicology Excellence for Risk Assessment
Non-profit scientific and educational corporation focussed on protecting public health by developing and communicating risk assessment information and methods.


Suicide prevention - Australia
Information service for anyone who is having problems, feeling down, sad or suffering from depression.

Suicide Prevention - HealthInsite
Information, research and statistics on suicide and its prevention in Australia, as well as information on support for people affected by suicide.

Support groups

Support groups and related links
Links to NSW and Australian groups offering support for individuals and their carers, via the University of Sydney Website.

Surgical procedures

Reality television show filmed at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Sydney. Follow the stories of patients facing a range of medical conditions and treatments.

RPA - Season 16 - Episode 4
Irene's left knee is very painful. Doctors reveal the half knee replacement she had fourteen years ago has well and truly worn out and she now needs a total knee replacement.

Teenage pregnancy

Teenage pregnancy
Australian information about health, welfare and social issues facing pregnant teenagers.

Teenage pregnancy in Australia
Information about and support resources for pregnant teenagers and young mums in Australia. Links to personal stories from the Plumpton High babies ABC TV series.


Non Smokers' Movement of Australia
Links to fact sheets about tobacco and smoking.

The Australian Government's tobacco and anti-smoking campaign.

Smarter than smoking
Tobacco education information for teachers and senior students. Compiled by Quit SA.

The dangers of passive smoking
Australian Government fact sheet about the personal and community risks of passive smoking.

Tobacco in Australia
An overview of the main issues concerning smoking and health in Australia. Compiled by the Cancer Council Victoria.


Health & Medicine - video training programs
Online videos on a wide range of nursing and health topics. Full text access on + off campus access with ProQuest for Riverina Institute staff and students.

Welfare and wellbeing

Australia's welfare
Biennial report of the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) about the state of welfare services in Australia.


NSW Nursing Association Work health and safety
News, resources and links to information on work health and safety for nursing and aged care sector workers.

QuickLinks - Work Health & Safety (WHS)
Links to information on work health and safety topics.

Work Health and Safety Essentials for Nurses and Midwives
NSWNMA's focus is on the prevention of injuries and the fair and equitable treatment of nurses and midwives who are injured at work or develop a work-related illness. Download the complete document in pdf format (4846kb).

WorkCover NSW - Manual handling for nurses
Developed by the NSW Nurses' Association to assist nurses to integrate manual handling principles into nursing practice.

Workplace health & safety and workers compensation
Australian Nursing Federation links to resources on WHS and workers compensation for nurses and midwives.

Youth - health

QuickLinks - youth subtopics
Links to online resources on a range of topics for and about youth.

World Health Organisation (WHO) - Adolescent health
Links to resources on the health of young people between the ages of 10 and 19 years.

Youth NSW - health
NSW Government website with health information for young people and workers in the youth field.