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Palliative Care

Library services & resources to support Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust staff working in Palliative Care

Point-of-care tools support clinical decision making.  

We currently have 3 active subscriptions – BMJ Best Practice, ClinicalKey and UpToDate.

DynaMed has been trialled and access is still available but only to view. We are still assessing demand for this tool which is already well used in NDHT. 

All tools are accessed via NHS OpenAthens and each offers personal account customisation and app access.  They are also available via the Non-Clinical Systems on the RD&E Hub. 

Each of them offers different features to enable faster diagnosis and support. 

Point of Care Tools

UpToDate offers a number of current, evidence-based summaries across a wide range of topics, supporting all clinical staff groups right through from medical students to all specialised consultants.

It also offers two levels of downloadable patient information in 27 specialties:– The Basics (short overviews) and Beyond the Basics (longer, more detailed reviews for more informed patients).

BMJ BP takes you quickly and accurately to the latest evidence-based information, it is UK focused and is supported by HEE. 

Rated as one of the best support tools worldwide, BMJ Best Practice includes step by step guidance on diagnosis, prognosis, treatment and prevention as well as medical calculators, how-to videos and patient information leaflets.  Content includes clinical expertise from over 1,600 international authors and 2,500 peer reviewers which means you have up to date references available at your fingertips, anywhere, any time of day or night.

DynaMed is a clinician-focused tool designed to facilitate efficient and evidence-based patient care. Rigorous and daily review of medical literature by our physician and specialist staff ensures that timely and objective analysis, synthesis and guidance are at our users’ fingertips.

DynaMed has been trialled and access is still available, but only to view. 

ClinicalKey is a medical search engine that runs right from your browser via desktop or mobile device.  Offering the latest evidence across specialties in a variety of formats including; full-text reference journals, ebooks, POC monographs, drug information, videos, practice guidelines, customised patient education handouts together with clinical calculators and more resources. 

Point of Care poll March 2022

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