Wisely Canada just released 61 new recommendations compiled from 12 specialty organizations that are now available
in DynaMed. These recommendations are intended to help clinicians and patients
avoid unnecessary tests and treatments,
and to help them make smart and effective choices to ensure high-quality care.
"Unnecessary tests, treatments and procedures do not add value to
care. In fact, they take away from care by potentially exposing patients
to harm, leading to more testing to investigate false positives and
contributing to stress for patients. And of course unnecessary tests,
treatments and procedures put increased strain on the resources of our
health care system."
Choosing Wisely Canada is modeled after the Choosing Wisely campaign in the
United States, an initiative of the ABIM Foundation. The Canadian campaign has
been developed in partnership with the Canadian Medical Association and
involves more than 30 specialty societies. The recommendations are not meant to
be used to establish coverage decisions or exclusions but to spur conversations
about what is appropriate and necessary treatment.
All of these recommendations can be found in the Choosing
Wisely Canada topic in DynaMed and the DynaMed editorial team is working
with the Canadian Medical Association and related organizations to integrate
the recommendations across the relevant clinical topics in a way that maximizes
their visibility in the flow of patient care where they are most needed.
for more information and to read the official press release.
Labels: ABIM Foundation, Canadian Medical Association, Choosing Wisely, Choosing Wisely Canada, DynaMed
UPDATE Monday October 27, 2014: UMHS is pleased to announce that it is now in the process of purchasing a subscription to AccessMedicine! This is great news for our Faculty and Students, both in Basic Sciences and Clinical Sciences! Watch for more announcements as UMHS rolls out its Custom Curriculum using this platform.
The Anne Ross Library
is pleased to announce that for the next 2 months UMHS will be trialing the premier product from McGraw Hill Medical supporting medical education, Access Medicine
, along with the new companion product Clinical Access
What is AccessMedicine? AccessMedicine
is a comprehensive online medical resource that provides medical students and residents with a complete spectrum of knowledge needed to excel in basic science studies and clinical clerkships. Instant access to videos, self-assessment, and leading medical textbooks facilitates decision-making at the point-of-care; enables faculty to create, track, and report their students’ progress through a curriculum tool; and allows physicians to brush up on their medical knowledge.
Medical Reference Texts:
More than 85 medical reference texts such as Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine
and CURRENT Medical Diagnosis & Treatment
are available in their latest editions. Find the full list of texts on AccessMedicine at: accessmedicine.mhmedical.com/textbooks
Extensive multimedia library:
A unique collection of more than 250 examination and procedural videos, patient safety modules, audio files, and animations that feature complicated concepts presented in terms students can understand. For a complete listing of videos and animations go to: accessmedicine.mhmedical.com/multimedia
Differential Diagnosis Tool
: Connect to more than 1,000 diagnoses through Diagnosaurus®
, a tool that saves you time by allowing you to browse by symptom, disease, or organ system at the point of care.
Other Quick Reference Tools:
- Practice Guidelines are annually updated guidelines from Current Practice Guidelines in Primary Care that assist in disease screening, prevention, and management by providing succinct digest versions of longer original guidelines.
- Diagnostic Tests, from Pocket Guide to Diagnostic Tests, is a quick reference guide to the selection and interpretation of commonly used diagnostic tests, including laboratory procedures in the clinical setting.
- Quick Medical Dx & Rx is a collection of concise evidence-based outlines of conditions and disorders most often encountered in medical practice – perfect for high-yield review or for quick reference in the clinical setting.
Extensive Q&A to assist students and residents in exam preparation.
Comprehensive, reliable healthcare information for adults, pediatrics, medicines, and acute settings available in multiple languages and for over 7000 topics
Integrated Drug Database:
Look up dosing, indications, and adverse reactions quickly from more than 1,000 generic and brand-name drugs, with customizable, printable patient handouts presented in English and Spanish.
Tens of thousands of photos and illustrations to aid in visual diagnosis are available to save and download for educational purposes.
An invaluable resource that presents clerks with the complete scope of information they need to be familiar with to successfully become residents. Clerkship Corner provides a suggested reading list for students to master required topics. Content is organized by core topics in internal medicine.
A selection of cases from across the popular Case Files series and Pathophysiology of Disease helps medical students better understand and evaluate real world experiences by offering questions to frame the case and the approach to the patient.
This powerful online tool helps ease the workflow for program directors by customizing and managing resident training from one convenient site.To access this portion of the site you will need to create a personal login to a MyAccess
account. Watch a short video explaining how to do this
Watch your email for information on how to login and begin to enjoy this excellent resource!
[This information has been gleaned from the Access Medicine website]
Labels: Access Medicine, Anne Ross Library, Clinical Access, McGraw Hill, medical education, online resources, UMHS student resources
"Powered by leading online clinical resources - AccessMedicine, Access Emergency Medicine, AccessPediatrics, and AccessSurgery - ClinicalAccess
delivers trusted information, essential to effective patient care,
based on hand-selected answers drawn from landmark references such as Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine, Tintinalli's Emergency Medicine, CURRENT Medical Diagnosis & Treatment, and other essential texts."
Labels: Clinical Access, clinical decision making, clinical medicine, clinical point-of-care tools, clinical resources, ClinicalAccess, decision support, library resources, McGraw Hill, new online resource