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Assessing Patient Information
Patient Information Sites
MedlinePlus is a health information website for patients, their families and friends, and the general public. Health topic pages on MedlinePlus contain links to topic-specific searches of PubMed/MEDLINE. MEDLINE is the United States National Library of Medicine's (NLM) premier bibliographic database providing citations to biomedical literature in the following fields: medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, allied health, and the pre-clinical sciences.
Patient Information Apps
The Doctor's Toolbag iPhone app developed by the BMJ Group and CEBMi Ltd. provides a fast and simple way to use the most effective rules in a busy clinical setting.
•Contains 74 of the most useful clinical prediction tools for prognosis and diagnosis. Each prediction tool tells you what clinical features to look for, and what they mean for your patient
•Evidence summaries supporting each tool, with links to abstracts from key publications
•Rules searchable by title, specialist area & condition
•Hide/reveal supplementary information, including useful pictures and sounds
•Customization of your homepage for one click access to your favourite tools
•Embedded article references, including links to sources, for convenient mobile browsing
•In-app web browsing of related content
•Adjustable font size
DynaMed Plus - FREE
DynaMed is a clinical reference database with more than 3,100 evidence-based clinical summaries updated daily and intended for use primarily at the point-of-care. If your institution subscribes to DynaMed, download this application and contact your site administrator for the necessary access code. Once the access code has been entered, you will have access to DynaMed content for the duration of your institution’s subscription.
To find more information about installing and authenticating this app, see
this link for more information.
First Consult - FREE
Do you need evidence-based answers to clinical questions at the point of care? The First Consult iPhone/iPad app is your solution. The app allows First Consult’s trusted answers to be stored on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. A data connection is required for the initial content download and content updates, but is not required to use the app itself.
Notes: Log in with your ClinicalKey account created from a WCMC-networked computer.