"Point-of-care" (POC) resources provide practitioners with filtered and timely access to high quality evidence to support patient care decisions in the clinical setting. While designed for clinicians as a resource to make timely decisions, these tools provide a valuable starting point for students seeking overviews, summaries, and pre-appraised evidence for diseases, interventions, patient level education materials, and literature reviews to support evidence synthesis projects, such as "PICO" projects.
Point of Care resources differ from health databases (e.g., PubMed and CINAHL, which provide individual studies that must be evaluated and contextualized). POC syntheses and monographs are kept current and often produced as mobile apps for clinicians' convenience.
Free Micromedex Drug Reference provides clinical care professionals with on-the-go access to the industry’s most trusted drug information, when and where it’s needed most.
When multiple IV medications are combined, the risk of complication is very real. Efficacy of one or more drugs can be reduced or a potentially dangerous incompatibility can occur. With this app you will have access to the largest, most comprehensive IV compatibility resource.
With Drug Interactions, clinicians can check a patient’s entire medication list simultaneously for potentially harmful interactions and view severity ratings that range from contraindicated to minor.
Pediatrics Essentials is a reliable resource for on-the-go access to evidence-based drug information to efficiently and safely manage drug therapy for pediatric patients. It allows clinicians to make accurate and more informed treatment decisions at the point of care, while minimizing errors in this vulnerable patient population. This pediatric-specific app has clinical value for doctors, nurses, and pharmacists. An internet connection is not required, allowing you to make decisions with confidence at anytime, from anywhere.
NeoFax has a 25-plus year reputation as the leading neonatal drug information resource, and the Pediatrics content provides robust, evidence-based, fully-referenced content, with the off-label focus necessary for these patient populations. It is backed by the comprehensive editorial content and clinical rigor of Micromedex, using evidence-based data developed after careful review of the neonatal and pediatric literature.
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