Healthcare Research Center

Monroe County Hospital understands the desire family members and patients have to conduct online health research. Below you will find a research library to tens of thousands of health sources where you may read and examine health topics of interest to you. The program includes the Merriam Webster Medical Dictionary, A research engine, and The FastNurse Personal Research Service as well as other interesting components.

Though your doctor is the best source of accurate information this online educational library of comparative health information links gives you a starting point for research so you do not have to turn to other popular search engines.

Begin Your Search Below

Click Here For Online Health Dictionary

Click Here For General Health Research

FastNurse Personal Research Coordinator

Research Top Health Conditions


CampaignZERO Checklists
This free, printable booklet of all the CampaignZERO Checklists are designed to be kept at your fingertips for times when a friend or family member is in the hospital and needs your help. Every patient should have someone with them 24/7 and you want to be prepared. This booklet includes checklists on preventing the following: Falls and Fractures, Infections, Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections (CAUTI), Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia (VAP), Pressure Ulcers, Surgical Errors, Medication Errors, Blood Clots (embolisms), as well as General Tips for managing your loved one's care.

Post-Discharge Tool
The Post-Discharge Tool was created to help patients and families take action to keep the patient's recovery on track. The tool's main focus is to keep patients out of the hospital. One way to do this is to make sure patients follow their care plan, and this tool can help. The NPSF post-discharge tool was written by health care professionals to help patients take the important steps to stay on the road to recovery.

Your Discharge Planning Checklist
This checklist is designed for patients and their caregivers preparing to leave a hospital, nursing home or other care setting


Hands on Insulin
This tool is a hands on interactive guide about diabetes.

American Association of Diabetes Educators
This website contains patient resources including handouts, brochures, videos, and more provided by the American Association of Diabetes Educators.

Diabetes Care and Education
This website contains reproducible patient education handouts available in PDF format provided by the Diabetes Care and Education (DCE), a practice group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

NDEP Diabetes HealthSense
Diabetes HealthSense provides easy access to resources to help you live well and meet your goals-whether you have diabetes or are at risk for the disease.


Using Medicines Safely: A program for family and friends caring for older people at home

Check Your Medicines: Tips for Using Medicines Safely


Get The Facts About Medical Imaging

My Medical Imaging History Pocket Card

Patient Safety Benefits and Risks
This website provides patients with resources about radiology.