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Health Care Assistant

This guide will help students with Health Care Assistant research in the OC Library collection and on the Internet. Use the Tab on the left - "Courses and Assignments" - for specific campus and/or course information.

Off-Campus Access

Off-Campus Access

Many of OC Library's online resources are licensed for use by students and employees. You may be prompted to log in with your MyOkanagan username and password if you are off-campus.

Getting Started - Background (Reference) Resources

Nursing Reference Center Plus

Information about diseases and conditions, evidence-based care sheets, content on nursing best practices and skills, robust drug information, and videos and images to aid in patient care. Download the Nursing Reference Center Plus app for mobile access.


Results of evidence-based care sheets (also tagged as patient education) from this Center may appear in an OCtopus search on your health topic. The Center also draws on the CINAHL Nursing Guide for its Quick Lessons on health conditions and diseases. You may use the OCtopus limit as a database, selecting Health Reference Center Plus to see just these results.

At opening page left, see Spotlight for credible EBSCO resource links to research & care best practices for COVID-19


CINAHL Complete

As well as excellent research-based journal articles, this database provides access on the menu bar above the database search box to

1) Evidence-based Care Sheets : enter or browse for a disease, health condition (for nursing or medical outcomes) PDF

2) Click More ... on Menu bar and select Quick Lessons: enter or browse for a disease or health condition (can be used as handouts for caregivers & patients). PDF.

Tip! results from CINAHL Nursing Guide (tagged as Quick Lessons) may appear in an OCtopus search on your health topic. 


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