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Evidence-based research and practice | Summaries: Point-of-care tools
To be with the patient. In clinical medicine, point-of-care (POC) is often referred to as bedside care or bedside testing.
POC tools are powerful reference tools that you can help you make and inform clinical decisions quickly. These mobile and online reference tools can "are those research and reference resources that a clinician can utilize immediately at the point-of-care with a patient. They are often easy to use and contain filtered information”1
Citing a POC tool
How to Cite UpToDate example:
Marion DW. Diaphragmatic pacing. In: UpToDate, Post TW (Ed), UpToDate, Waltham, MA. (Accessed on November 25, 2013.)
Evidence based information about drugs, uses, identification, toxicology, diseases, acute care, drug interactions, and alternative medicine. Coverage: Current
Includes CareNotes which are monographs written at a consumer level on the care and medications for medical conditions. Note: Access Access is restricted to faculty, students and staff currently enrolled in the Pharmacy program at the University of Waterloo. Contact the Pharmacy Librarian for access information.
Cochrane Clinical Answers (CCAs) are designed to be actionable and to inform point-of-care decision-making. CCAs form a key strand of Cochrane’s Knowledge Translation strategy, providing concise, evidence-based answers to Patient, Intervention, Comparison, Outcome (PICO) clinical questions based on Cochrane Reviews.