Point of Care Tools
Consult these resources for guidance with patient care decision making.
Provides up-to-date, peer-reviewed, clinically-relevant information on all U.S. prescription drugs, as well as off-label uses and dosage, herbal supplements, nutritional and over-the-counter products and new and investigational drugs. This resource includes monographs, overviews of dozens of therapeutic drug classes, and advanced searching capabilities, drug interactions reports, IV compatibility reports, product identification, an enhanced product comparison utility, and patient education such as OBRA-compliant Drug Information Handouts written in English or Spanish and specific to each dosage form for educating patients on medication safety. From the American College of Physicians.
Provides point-of-care, evidence-based clinical topic summaries; updated daily.
REMM - Radiation Emergency Medical Management
Guidance on diagnosis and treatment for health care providers. From the US Dept of Health and Human Services. Also available as an app.
WISER - Wireless Information System for Emergency Responders
Designed to assist first responders in hazardous material incidents. WISER provides a wide range of information on hazardous substances, including substance identification support, physical characteristics, human health information, and containment and suppression advice.
The list below is not exhaustive. Additional electronic books can be found through Brown's online catalog, JOSIAH, or by searching the distinct textbook packages grouped in the Online Textbook section of Medical Connections.
eMedicine -Emergency Medicine section
Open access medical textbook for emergency medicine and 59 other specialties.
6th edition, 2006, through MD Consult.
6th edition, 2004, through AccessMedicine.
Clinical Procedures in Emergency Medicine
4th edition, 2004
Videos in Clinical Medicine
New England Journal of Medicine's videos of clinical procedures include Placement of an Arterial Line, Nasogastric Intubation, Basic Laceration Repair and other topics.
Current Medical Diagnosis and Treatment 2010
Access through AccessMedicine.
Principles of Critical Care
3rd edition, through AccessMedicine
DeLee and Drez
2nd edition, 2003. Through MD Consult
Clinical Electrocardiography: A Simplified Approach
7th edition, 2006 Through MD Consult.
6th edition Through AccessMedicine.
Ideally, guidelines coordinate evidence-based information with expert opinion. Check research methods to evaluate thoroughness.
National Guideline Clearinghouse
ponsored by the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research in partnership with the AMA and the American Association of Health Plans. Includes many full text guidelines as well as references to additional guidelines.
TRIP - Turning Research Into Practice
Use TRIP to broaden your perspective with an international approach.
TRIP Database searches over 75 sites of high-quality medical information, providing you with direct, hyperlinked access to the largest collection of 'evidence-based' material on the web as well as articles from premier on-line journals such as the British Medical Journal, Journal of the American Medical Society (JAMA) and the New England Journal of Medicine.
Poisoning / Toxicology Resources
FDA Poisonous Plant Database
Relates occupations to toxic exposures.
Household Products Database
Discover ingredients of everyday products. Links to Material Safety Data Sheets.
Drugs and Lactation Database. Can be searched alone or as part of TOXNET.
PAN Pesticide Database
Analyzes both active and inert ingredients of pesticides.
Includes a diagnostic tool to help determine cause of poisoning.
Plants Poisonous to Livestock and Other Animals
List of poisonous plants and corresponding toxic agents. Includes identifying photographs.
From Cornell University.
A portal of databases on Databases on toxicology, hazardous chemicals, environmental health, and toxic releases. A product of the National Library of Medicine.