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Clerkship Guide Welcome
Welcome to the KU Medical Library Clerkship Guide.
You will find general information and more detailed information for each of your clinical clerkship areas. Information includes specialty guides, patient information resources, app downloads, and more.
If you need help accessing, using, or suggesting resources, please reach out to your medical librarian:
The following resources are designed or are especially useful for work in a clinical environment. Which resources fit with which scenarios?:
Access Medicine is an online collection of key medical reference texts that provide authoritative and current medical data. Medical news, updates, patient education information, a diagnostic tool, and an integrated drug database with information about dosages, trade names, and pricing are also part of this resource. Searching is available across the entire suite of basic sciences and clinical texts.
Bates Visual Guide to Physical Examination
Bates’ Visual Guide to Physical Examination includes more than 8 hours of video content that provides head-to-toe and systems-based physical examination techniques. Note: OSCE Clinical Skills Videos not included in this subscription. Access is available via computer, smartphone, or tablet device.
ClinicalKey Student is a multi-purpose medical learning environment, that enables students to Assess, Review and Study to build knowledge, confidence and skills, in a single experience. Part of the ClinicalKey family, which enables seamless access from day 1 at medical school, through residency and into clinical practice.
Lexicomp is a point of care drug information resource for pharmacists, physicians and nurses aimed at helping to reduce risk, and improve patient outcomes when prescribing, and dealing with medications.
MedlinePlus is a free, public online source provided by the National Library of Medicine. It is an ideal tool for promoting consumer health and includes information in a variety of languages, including Arabic. Topics include disease overviews, drug information, health recipes, and much more.
Evidence-based point of care resource. Free mobile app is available for iPhones, iPads, Androids, and Windows 8 devices.
VisualDX is a clinical decision support tool aiming to help diagnostic accuracy, aid therapeutic decisions, and improve patient safety.
To find journal articles, systematic reviews and meta analyses, guidelines, other research-oriented information you can use the following:
Academic Search Ultimate
A comprehensive database with a coverage of more than 10,000 academic journals from multiple publishers. Its broad subject coverage includes the sciences and engineering, the arts, social sciences, and humanities.
The Cochrane Library is a collection of databases that provide high-quality, independent evidence to support decision making in healthcare.
Multidisciplinary database that provides access to over 19,000 periodical titles, and covers over 160 subjects areas including business, science & technology, health & medicine, literature & language, society & culture, the arts, history, news, social sciences and more.
PubMed comprises more than 29 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to free full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites. PubMed does not provide access to the subscribed full text articles. However, the special Khalifa University PubMed link (PubMed@KU) connects PubMed records to KU's library subscriptions and inter-library loan services (to request articles we do not own). Each PubMed record abstract page should have a Full text @ Khalifa University link in the upper right corner of the screen. Clicking this link will connect PubMed to the library's resources/ Inter-library Loan page.
Index (not full-text) for 20,000 journals, conference papers, patents and other resources in physical sciences, health sciences, life sciences and social sciences back to 1996 and arts and humanities back to 2002.
Conn's Current Therapy 2021 by Designed to suit a wide range of healthcare providers, including primary care, subspecialties, and allied health, Conn's Current Therapy has been a trusted clinical resource for well over 70 years. The 2021 edition continues this tradition of excellence with current, evidence-based treatment information presented in a concise yet in-depth format. More than 300 topics have been carefully reviewed and updated to bring you state-of-the-art information in even the most rapidly changing areas of medicine. Offers personal approaches from recognized leaders in the field, covering common complaints, acute diseases, and chronic illnesses along with the most current evidence-based clinical management options. Follows a consistent, easy-to-use format throughout, with diagnosis, therapy, drug protocols, and treatment pearls presented in quick-reference boxes and tables for point-of-care answers to common clinical questions. Includes new and significantly revised chapters on COVID-19, Diabetes Mellitus in Adults, Chronic Leukemias, and Osteomyelitis. Incorporates more electronic links throughout the text that connect the reader to apps and clinical prediction tools that can easily be accessed in practice. Features thoroughly reviewed and updated information from many new authors who offer a fresh perspective and their unique personal experience and judgment. Provides current drug information thoroughly reviewed by PharmDs. Features nearly 300 images, including algorithms, anatomical illustrations, and photographs, that provide useful information for diagnosis. Enhanced eBook version included with purchase, which allows you to access all of the text, figures, and references from the book on a variety of devices.
Call Number: ClinicalKey Student Ebook
Publication Date: 2020
Internship Survival Guide by Substantially revised since the previous edition, this Internship Survival Guide offers first-year residents practical, real-world medical and professional guidance from senior residents and faculty advisors at the Washington University School of Medicine. Advice is presented in a concise, bulleted format, lending itself to quick comprehension of the material. You'll learn the nuts and bolts of logistical issues and patient and colleague communication, as well as the basics of navigating your clinical rotations. To-the-point, updated explanations of the 10 most common diagnoses and patient complaints you'll encounter; includes key history, what not to miss, and when to call for help. Features a detachable pocket card with step-by-step instructions and full-color illustrations of basic procedures you need to master to pass residency requirements. Now with checklists--also on the pocket card--that serve as handy action items for interns. Includes helpful do's and don'ts on often overlooked workplace issues such as patient admission and discharges and communication with others on the medical team. Medical topics cover patient safety, risk mitigation, fluid management, operation of common devices like EKGs, as well as overviews of key clinical specialties. Enhance Your eBook Reading Experience Read directly on your preferred device(s), such as computer, tablet, or smartphone. Easily convert to audiobook, powering your content with natural language text-to-speech.
Call Number: RC55 .W369 2019
Publication Date: 2019
Medical Terminology for Health Care Professionals by For all courses in medical terminology in any health-related program, including Nursing, Medical Assisting, Medical Coding, Medical Records, Medical Transcription, Respiratory Therapy, Surgical Technician, Radiology, all Allied Health Programs, and even Business Education. A time-proven, word-building approach to learning modern medical vocabulary Medical Terminology for Health Care Professionals will help students quickly master the modern terminology of healthcare, and learn techniques for decoding any new term throughout their careers. It offers an intuitive system for learning medical vocabulary by building terms from word parts. Every chapter is built around a color-coded word list that shows how word parts are built, pronounced, and defined. Readers are introduced to medical terminology and its essential suffixes and prefixes, and then guided through each key body system. Proven to build both proficiency and confidence in students with a wide range of backgrounds and goals, special topics range from cancer, to mental illness, to lifespan considerations. Innovative pedagogy throughout the book offers plenty of opportunities for students to learn, practice, and connect terminology to real-world clients and clinical settings. The Ninth Edition integrates a new Insights feature that familiarizes readers with some of the latest coding terminology being used in The Complete Official Codebook ICD-10-CM, 2016, better preparing them for working in the field of modern healthcare. Also available with MyLab Medical Terminology MyLab(tm) Medical Terminology is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed to work with this text to engage students and improve results. Within its structured environment, students practice what they learn, test their understanding, and pursue a personalized study plan that helps them better absorb course material and understand difficult concepts. No matter their learning style, students will build a solid foundation of medical language through the interactive games, adaptive Dynamic Study Modules, and narrated lectures in MyLab Medical Terminology. Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; MyLab Medical Terminology does not come packaged with this content. Students, if interested in purchasing this title with MyLab, ask your instructor for the correct package ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MyLab, search for: 0134746279 / 9780134746272 Medical Terminology for Health Care Professionals PLUS MyLab Medical Terminology with Pearson eText -- Access Card Code Package Package consists of: 0134482182 / 9780134482187 MyLab Medical Terminology with Pearson eText -- Access Card -- for Medical Terminology for Health Care Professionals 0134495349 / 9780134495347 Medical Terminology for Health Care Professionals
Call Number: R123 .R523 2018
Publication Date: 2018
Practical General Practice, 7th by Practical General Practice is a highly practical manual, specifically designed for use during the consultation process. Containing over 1000 conditions, the unique underlying structure of the book allows the GP to see immediately what treatment is recommended and why. All recommendations are highly specific - giving a firm guide to the GP during the consultation process rather than a list of possibilities that the GP might wish to consider. It is thirty years since the first edition of this textbook was published. Since then there have been five editions, a wealth of new research and numerous new guidelines to improve the practice of evidence-based medicine. The seventh edition brings Practical General Practice right up to date with more robust guidance than has ever previously been possible. Bullet points for action which give the GP an immediate summary of the issues that must be covered in the consultation. Bullet points of the key evidence which justifies those recommendations. All chapters thoroughly revised, to reflect changes in the evidence, and in major guidelines, since the last edition. NNT values provided when available Appendices give the latest guidelines for management of various clinical conditions in general practice. New editorial team New research and guidelines relating to evidence-based medicine included Greater focus on international guidelines and opinion New introductory chapter, Principles and Practice of Primary Care, taking account of topics relevant to the MRCGP exam Appendices thoroughly revised and updated Many contributors new to this edition New chapters on Ethics, Diabetes and Long-term conditions Extensively revised combined chapter on palliative care and end of life issues Now with accompanying free e-book on Expert Consult for the first time Now in full colour
Call Number: ClinicalKey Student Ebook
Publication Date: 2020
Clinical Apps and Mobile Sites
Some resources are designed with smartphones and tablets in mind, such as PubMed, Others, like UpToDate offer dedicated apps. Below is a list for each:
Public and Consumer Health Websites