HEALWA assures anytime, online access to current, authoritative clinical information and educational resources to eligible health care practitioners in Washington State. This is a partnership with the Washington State Department of Health.
Answer: Nurses who are currently licensed in WA state as LPNs or RNs can access HEALWA, as well as members of all of the eligible professions named in the legislation.
Answer: See the Help page on the HEALWA website.
Answer: OC offers some databases, such as ScienceDirect, not included in HEALWA but HEALWA offers some resources we do not have access to, for example:
DynaMed Plus: A point of care resource that provides concise summaries and detailed recommendations based on the most current evidence. Practitioners can easily see the levels of evidence and guidelines behind each recommendation.
Joanna Briggs Library: A unique suite of information resources to help integrate evidence into your practice. Includes publications such as best practice information sheets, evidence summaries, and systematic reviews.
Nursing Reference Center Plus: Provides evidence-based information for point of care, continuing education, nursing and research.
Patient Education Reference Center Some of the patient handouts here are also accessed through the Patient Ed section of the Nursing Reference Center, but far more are available here.
If you hold a nursing license in Washington State, you are eligible for a HEALWA account. You will need to sign up for a UW NetID using the email account associated with your state license.
Full details available on HEALWA's Getting Started page.