The National Health Library and Knowledge Service (HSE Library) has made BMJ Best Practice freely available to everyone in Ireland. BMJ Best Practice provides fast, easy access to the latest evidence on health conditions.
BMJ Best Practice features:
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UpToDate provides topics covering 25 specialties.
Each UpToDate topic has been compiled using a rigorous editorial process to synthesise the most recent medical information into trusted, evidence-based recommendations.
We recommend that you set up a personal account to download the UpToDate App and to track your CME.
ClinicalKey provides full-text reference books and journals, point-of-care monographs, drug information, videos, practice guidelines, customised patient education handouts and clinical calculators.
ClinicalKey can be accessed via desktop, mobile and App. A personal ClinicalKey account is required to use the ClinicalKey App, in addition to an OpenAthens account.
Steps required to set up your personal ClinicalKey account (required to use App):
You can access ClinicalKey anytime, anywhere using your OpenAthens details.
The NMIC team provides evidence-based information and advice to prescribers on all aspects of the therapeutic use of medicines. They offer a clinical enquiry answering service on all aspects of the therapeutic use of medicines including indications, drug interactions and drug use in pregnancy/lactation. This service is available to all prescribers.
The NMIC also produces publications and has an educational role in promoting safe and effective use of medicines.
More information is available on their website.
The Royal College of Radiologists (RCR) publish RCR iRefer Guidelines: Making the best use of clinical radiology (iRefer). iRefer promotes evidence-based imaging. Guidance is provided for adults and paediatrics suggesting the most appropriate imaging modality depending on the clinical presentation.
Access iRefer via automatic IP login from a HSE site. Select the green "Log in automatically" option on the right hand side to access this tool.
Cochrane Reviews are systematic reviews which have been conducted to a very high methodological standard to identify, appraise and synthesise all empirical evidence which meets pre-specified eligibility criteria to answer a specific research question.
Authors aim to minimise bias to ensure that their findings can reliably inform decision-making. Cochrane Reviews are updated regularly to reflect the findings of new evidence when it becomes available.
The Author's Conclusion segment of Cochrane Reviews feature short recommendations for further research and clinical practice, both of which are very useful to clinicians.
Cochrane Clinical Answers (CCAs) provide a readable, digestible, clinically focused entry point to rigorous research from Cochrane Reviews.
They are designed to be actionable and to inform point of care decision making.
Here are some recent highly accessed Clinical Answers:
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