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    1. 1. MD CONSULT K. Alix Hayden, PhD(c) Liaison Librarian for Nursing and Kinesiology University of Calgary
    2. 2. Developed by: K A Hayden, PhD(c) Liaison Librarian for Nursing and Kinesiology What is MD Consult? • Web-based online database/service which provides full-text access to medical textbooks and medical journal articles • MD Consult – answers clinical questions – provides knowledge at the point of care – helps keep practitioners up-to-date with the latest in medicine.
    3. 3. Developed by: K A Hayden, PhD(c) Liaison Librarian for Nursing and Kinesiology What does MD Consult include? • MD Consult clinical content includes: – key medical database searching including MEDLINE – 35 leading medical books, – full-text access to 52 of the world's best medical journals and Clinics of North America – drug information (Mosby’s GenRx) for more than 30,000 medications – over 600 practice guidelines – nearly 3,000 customizable patient handouts – and more!
    4. 4. Developed by: K A Hayden, PhD(c) Liaison Librarian for Nursing and Kinesiology Accessing MD Consult • Generic vs Personal Edition: – Generic provides limited services – Personal edition includes everything in Generic plus: • CME Center • Customizable patient education handouts • Today in Medicine - customizable daily summaries • Drug updates • Remembers your literature searches
    5. 5. Developed by: K A Hayden, PhD(c) Liaison Librarian for Nursing and Kinesiology Accessing MD Consult: Personal Edition • To access Personal Edition: – Get a Personal Account (free) – Do NOT use your email password
    6. 6. Developed by: K A Hayden, PhD(c) Liaison Librarian for Nursing and Kinesiology Arrangement • MD Consult is designed to provide two services to researchers and practitioners: 1 Stay up-to-date with the latest in medicine 2 Answer clinical questions
    7. 7. Developed by: K A Hayden, PhD(c) Liaison Librarian for Nursing and Kinesiology Stay Up-To-Date Today in Medicine – Daily updates of the newest medical developments, which include: • General interest • Personal interest (customizable to your own research interests) • Other specialties – Can view last seven days, since last visit, and new today
    8. 8. Developed by: K A Hayden, PhD(c) Liaison Librarian for Nursing and Kinesiology Stay Up-To-Date Today in Medicine continued • Provides – concise reviews of key articles published in all major journals – highlights of important conferences – special reports – other announcements
    9. 9. Developed by: K A Hayden, PhD(c) Liaison Librarian for Nursing and Kinesiology Stay Up-To-Date What Patients are Reading – Canvasses popular literature (including print and television) • e.g. provides review of last episode of ER – Provides links to peer-reviewed articles (often full-text), chapters in reference books, drugs and other resources, for each summary
    10. 10. Developed by: K A Hayden, PhD(c) Liaison Librarian for Nursing and Kinesiology Stay Up-To-Date In This Week’s Journals – Includes key contents and summaries from current influential medical journals • JAMA, New England Journal of Medicine, Lancet, BMJ, Annals of Internal Medicine, other featured journals
    11. 11. Developed by: K A Hayden, PhD(c) Liaison Librarian for Nursing and Kinesiology Stay Up-To-Date Clinical Topic Tours – Provides collections of information on timely and current opinion-type topics – Each collection may include practice guidelines, journal articles, book chapters – New topic added each week; archive of over 60 clinical topic tours
    12. 12. Developed by: K A Hayden, PhD(c) Liaison Librarian for Nursing and Kinesiology Stay Up-To-Date Drug Updates – Includes: • Drugs in the News • Newest FDA Approvals • Safety Notices • Newly Approved Indications • Other FDA Approvals – Updated daily
    13. 13. Developed by: K A Hayden, PhD(c) Liaison Librarian for Nursing and Kinesiology Stay Up-To-Date CME Center – Provides one of the largest collections of online CME materials • 300 Category 1 CME modules • New modules added each month with most recent listed first
    14. 14. Developed by: K A Hayden, PhD(c) Liaison Librarian for Nursing and Kinesiology Answer Clinical Questions • Includes: – Reference books – Journal search – Drug information – Clinical practice guidelines – Patient education handouts
    15. 15. Developed by: K A Hayden, PhD(c) Liaison Librarian for Nursing and Kinesiology Answer Clinical Questions • Using Answer Clinical Questions – Patient with non-ulcer dyspepsia, and you want background information on Helicobacter pylori
    16. 16. Developed by: K A Hayden, PhD(c) Liaison Librarian for Nursing and Kinesiology Answer Clinical Questions Reference Books – Includes 37 bibles in medicine – Choose a specific book: • Review table of contents/index • Connect to specific parts of chapter – Search all books • Be general in keywords • Books with the most coverage appear at top of result list • Book index shows only sections related to search topic • Click link to retrieve related sections • Search term highlighted in red for quick scanning
    17. 17. Developed by: K A Hayden, PhD(c) Liaison Librarian for Nursing and Kinesiology Answer Clinical Questions Reference Books continued • Numbered references in text are hyperlinks to citation • Figures appear as small sized images; can be enlarged by clicking • The arrows at the top and bottom of the page, “turn” the pages for you • To select a new book, click on Last Results
    18. 18. Developed by: K A Hayden, PhD(c) Liaison Librarian for Nursing and Kinesiology Answer Clinical Questions Journal Search – Full-text of over 50 clinical journals and Clinics of North America series – Choose Journal Literature – Term from previous search automatically displayed – Be more specific with keyword searching – Searches MEDLINE, AIDSLINE, HealthSTAR, and CANCERLIT
    19. 19. Developed by: K A Hayden, PhD(c) Liaison Librarian for Nursing and Kinesiology Answer Clinical Questions Journal Search continued – Icons indicate: • abstract, full-text, review, Cochrane • MDC Extra - article citations not available in MEDLINE • Year Book - notes significant article. Expert commentary is including, illuminating key aspects of each article – Arranged with full-text articles first
    20. 20. Developed by: K A Hayden, PhD(c) Liaison Librarian for Nursing and Kinesiology Answer Clinical Questions Journal Search continued – Select article of interest (either title link or full-text icon) – Search terms highlighted in red – Table of Contents facilitates easy navigation of the article – Print using browser print function
    21. 21. Developed by: K A Hayden, PhD(c) Liaison Librarian for Nursing and Kinesiology Answer Clinical Questions Journal Search continued – To return to article list, click Last Results button from top menu – To further the search, click Find More Articles Like This – Author search – Click Search to conduct another search or modify your search terms
    22. 22. Developed by: K A Hayden, PhD(c) Liaison Librarian for Nursing and Kinesiology Answer Clinical Questions Drug Information – Choose Drugs from top menu – Searching: • Can browse Table of Contents by category e.g. US Drugs, proleukin browse detailed Table of Contents • Search for keyword: e.g. meningococcal meningitis browse detailed Table of Contents
    23. 23. Developed by: K A Hayden, PhD(c) Liaison Librarian for Nursing and Kinesiology Answer Clinical Questions Clinical Practice Guidelines – Over 600 full-text guidelines – Arranged by: • Authoring Organization (e.g. American Academy of Pediatrics) • Specialty (e.g. Pediatrics) • Topic (e.g. Breast Feeding) – Search for specific topic (e.g. obesity) • Searches guidelines as well as MEDLINE, AIDSLINE, HealthSTAR, and CANCERLIT • Expand search - journal articles on this topic
    24. 24. Developed by: K A Hayden, PhD(c) Liaison Librarian for Nursing and Kinesiology Answer Clinical Questions Patient Education Handouts – Full-text patient handouts – Arranged by: • All topics (e.g. Alt Health, flaxseed) • Conditions and Treatments by Category (e.g. Pediatrics, meningitisl) – Customize handouts • Edit header (or use customize button on top menu) • Add special instructions • Print using browser print function – Search by keyword (e.g. meningitis)
    25. 25. Developed by: K A Hayden, PhD(c) Liaison Librarian for Nursing and Kinesiology Answer Clinical Questions Search All MD Consult – Search all parts of MD Consult simultaneously including: • clinical answers • stay up-to-date – Arranges results by area, indicating number of hits: • Reference Books • Journal Literature • Practice Guidelines • Patient Education • Drug Information • All Update Areas

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