The College Library provides College registrants access to DynaMed, a point-of-care information tool available online and as a mobile app. DynaMed has clinically organized summaries for more than 3200 topics, including more than 1000 drug summaries from AHFS Drug Information, a source of comparative, unbiased, and evaluative drug information. Drug topics can be searched by generic or brand names. DynaMed’s content is updated daily and presented in an easy-to-read bulleted format.
Navigating DynaMed for a specific disease, condition, or drug topic is easy. On the main page enter a search term into the search box or select from the A-to-Z browse option to display topics. The browse option displays a list of subject specialties (e.g., allergic disorders, geriatrics) with related topics subsumed under the specialty heading. The recent-updates tab displays the daily updates made to DynaMed.
DynaMed includes more than 500 interactive calculators, equations, and decision trees that allow you to enter values in commonly used formulas to obtain numerical data, such as urinary protein excretion estimation.
Registrants may access DynaMed from the College Library’s Point of Care and Drug Tools web page (www.cpsbc.ca/library/search-materials/point-of-care-drug-tools). The DynaMed mobile app is available for download for iOS and Android devices, and downloading instructions are provided on the apps and audiovisual page (www.cpsbc.ca/library/search-materials/audiovisual).
For further information about DynaMed or any other e-resource, please contact the Library at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 604 733-6671.
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