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Emergency Medicine

A guide to Emergency Medicine

Evidence Based Databases

Based on Brian Haynes 5"S" Organization and subsequent 6"S". Search for answers to your clinical questions beginning with the resources at the top of this box first.   

Summaries (aka Clinical Tools or Evidence Summaries)

  • ACP Smart Medicine (formerly ACP Pier)
    [CMA
  • BestPractice (Formerly BMJ PointofCare)
    [CH] [Dal]
  • Clinical Evidence
    [CH]
  • DynaMed Plus
    [CMA] [Dal]
  • eMedicine
    [WWW] (Free Registration)
  • Evidence Alerts (Previously Evidence UPDATES) (BMJ/Mcmaster)
    [WWW] (Free Registration)
  • Essential Evidence PLUS (formerly InfoPOEMs)
    [CMA]
  • UpToDate
    [SJRH/IWK]

Synopses (of Studies and/or Syntheses)

  • ACP Journal Club
    [Dal] (follow link to Annals of Internal Medicine for content 2008-present)
  • Evidence Based Medicine
    [ Dal]

Syntheses

Studies

MetaSearch

 



CH=Capital Health Libraries
SJRH=Saint John Regional Hospital

Directions for Mobile access

EBM Tools/Calculators

MedCalc 3000 [Dal] [CMA] [DNS]
Must have a JavaScript enabled, frames capable browser

Search strategy development tools

See video tutorials on searching for evidence here.

For instructions on importing references to RefWorks, watch this video tutorial.

Clinical Practice Guidelines

Canadian

Disease Oriented

International

Other Sources

To locate a particular specialty or disease society not found here search Google.

Drug Information

Drug Information - EBM Reviews

E-Books for EBP

Collections

AccessMedicine
[Dal]

Books@Ovid
[Dal]

Clinical Key
[CH] [CMA] [DNS]

STAT!Ref
[Dal] [CH] [CMA] [DNS]

Clinical Sources (Selected resources)

5-Minute clinical consult
[Dal] [CH]

5-Minute pediatric consult
[Dal]

Current diagnosis & treatment in family medicine
[Dal

Current diagnosis & treatment emergency medicine
[Dal] [CMA]

Current medical diagnosis & treatment
[Dal] [CH]

Current diagnosis & treatment: pediatrics
[Dal]

eMedicine
[WWW]

Fitzpatrick's dermatology in general medicine
[Dal] [CH]

Harrison's Online
[Dal] [CH]

Pocket guide to diagnostic tests
[Dal]


CH=Capital Health
DNS=Doctors Nova Scotia

How-to Guides for EBP

The EB approach described in these texts are designed to simplify the interpretation and integration of the best evidence from published research into patient care.

PubMed Search for Emerg topics

These search filters combine emergency medicine terms or journal titles to run searches in PubMed. Click the appropriate search and then go to the Advanced page (search history) in PubMed to add to Search Builder along with your topic of interest.