Quickly find answers to patient care-related questions using clinical point-of-care resources, such as Clinical Key, DynaMed, Isabel, UptoDate, Micromedex, or Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database. Find resources that provide information for clinical decision-making, such as decision trees, clinical practice guidelines, differential diagnosis, and drug reference.
After completing this set of tutorials, participants will be able to:
Identify clinical point-of-care resources available through the Strauss Health Sciences Library.
Recognize which resource is best suited to use depending on the type of clinical information needed.
Use the appropriate resource to locate the answer to a clinical question in a timely manner.
For questions, contact the Strauss Health Sciences Library Monday through Friday, 8:00 am-5:00 pm via AskUs using chat, text, phone, or email.
If one of these topics aligns with your practice area, sign up to get automatic email notifications whenever new information has been added:
Create a personal account by going to DynaMed and clicking on the “Sign In” icon in the upper right corner, then clicking on “Register now” and registering using your @cuanschutz.edu email.
When you’re on the page of interest, click the plus sign in the upper right corner.
Strauss Library also has a COVID-19 online resource guide with even more information and resources for clinicians, researchers, and consumers. You can find the guide at the following link: http://hslibraryguides.ucdenver.edu/covid. Be sure to check out the “For Practitioners” tab for links to patient care information.
AccessMedicine provides medical students with a variety of resources needed to excel in basic science studies and clerkships; helps residents, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants with instant access to videos, self-assessment, and leading medical textbooks that facilitate decision-making at the point-of-care; and allows practicing physicians to brush up on their medical knowledge to ensure the best patient outcome.
AccessMedicine’s Case Files Collection offers Case Files content in an interactive format. Updated regularly, this comprehensive case collection helps students learn and apply basic science and clinical medicine concepts in the context of realistic patient cases. The Case Files Collection includes basic science, clinical medicine, and postgraduate-level cases, enabling students and residents to learn in the context of real patients at this challenging time.
Once you’re on the Case Files Collection site, a pop-up window will appear asking you to sign in. You do not need to sign in to access this resource. You can click the X in the upper right corner and it will temporarily go away, but it will reappear when you navigate to a new page. To keep it from reappearing, or if you would like to save answers to cases, create a Favorites folder, or access comprehension quizzes, you can click on “Create a Free MyAccess Profile” in the pop-up window, then sign in. If you’re accessing either of the sites off campus, you will be prompted to sign in to the library website using your Passport ID account.
Content Maps : These are vital resources for faculty in Medicine, PA and Advanced Nursing. You will find content maps for different programs that will help faculty find and map out content in Access Medicine to different classes and course quickly and stress-free!