|Evidence-based, Point-of-Care (POC) Resources.|
|Tips for Clinicians|
|Written by Barbara Wood|
|Monday, 01 April 2013 19:00|
Evidence-based, Point-of-Care Resources at Calder Library
The Calder librarians understand that students and clinicians are very busy people. They also know that it can be tempting to use Wikipedia or Google for background information and when there is not time to research the primary literature to find the best evidence, critique it, and apply it to patients. The Librarians suggest that you explore two point-of-care resources that can make life easier by providing quick access to trustworthy information, and are available at the Calder library homepage.
Calder Librarians like both of these products and think that the UM medical students and clinicians will too. Since Calder Library provides access to both products, you can choose which one best suits your searching style and clinical needs. The chart below summarizes the pros and cons of each of these point-of-care tools.
A recent study states that "the updating of point of care information summaries should be evaluated bearing in mind that these online tools are largely intended to be used by an audience sensitive to brand new information.” Please refer to http://www.bmj.com/highwire/filestream/396187/field_highwire_article_pdf/0.pdf