Category Archives: Point-of-Care

New Databases: ClinicalKey & VisualDx

The EVMS Library has recently added two new databases to their collection. ClinicalKey is by Elsevier, the producers of the MDConsult database. MDConsult is being phased out this coming year and will be replaced by ClinicalKey. The EVMS Library’s subscription … Continue reading

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VisualDX Trial

The EVMS Library has a trial through the end of June to VisualDX,  a visual clinical point-of-care decision support tool that helps clinicians diagnose visually presenting conditions. VisualDX integrates with UpToDate, so during our trial you may notice additional content … Continue reading

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Finding Answers to Clinical Questions: the 6 “S” Model

Where do most of you go when you need to find answers to clinical questions?  We posed that question to a group of students recently, and heard a lot of ‘Google’s in the audience.  Google is a great search engine, … Continue reading

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Dynamed and UpToDate ranked 1 and 2 out of 10 evidence-based summary sources.

McMaster University faculty evaluated 10 evidence-based “Summary” resources and found that DynaMed and UpToDate “consistently ranked near the top of each category.” 1 Breadth of coverage, i.e., percentage of ICD-9 topics covered, ranged from highs of 83% (UpToDate) and 82% … Continue reading

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DynaMed is the most current Clinical Point-of-Care database

An article published recently in BMJ1 identifies DynaMed as the most up-to-date clinical point-of-care database - by quite a margin.  The reviewers chose five *summary type databases based on their breadth of coverage, editorial quality, and evidence based methodology and checked … Continue reading

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First Consult iPhone app through MD Consult

All EVMS associates have access to the First Consult iPhone and iPad App through our site license to MD Consult.  First Consult is an evidence-based clinical decision support reference that provides  answers to treatment, evaluation, diagnosis, prognosis and prevention questions.  … Continue reading

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