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Emergency Medicine

A guide to Emergency Medicine

CAT Information

2020-2021 Due Date: Jan 13, 2023.

Please send topic idea to Dr. Magee and Robin in advance for approval.

Feel free to book a virtual appointment with Robin to confirm search approach: Schedule a consultation

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)

  • BestPractice (Formerly BMJ PointofCare)
    [NSH] [Dal]
  • DynaMed Plus
    [CMA] [Dal]
  • eMedicine
    [WWW] (Free Registration)
  • Evidence Alerts (Previously Evidence UPDATES) (BMJ/Mcmaster)
    [WWW] (Free Registration)
  • Essential Evidence PLUS (formerly InfoPOEMs)
  • UpToDate

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]





NSH = Nova Scotia Health Library Services
SJRH = Saint John Regional Hospital

Directions for Mobile access

EBM Tools/Calculators

EBMCalc 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


Disease Oriented


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




Clinical Key
[CH] [CMA] [DNS]

[Dal] [CH] [CMA] [DNS]

Clinical Sources (Selected resources)

5-Minute clinical consult
[Dal] [CH]

5-Minute pediatric consult

Current diagnosis & treatment in family medicine

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

Current medical diagnosis & treatment
[Dal] [CH]

Current diagnosis & treatment: pediatrics


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

Harrison's Online
[Dal] [CH]

Pocket guide to diagnostic tests

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.