Clinical Pharmacology contains current, concise and clinically-relevant drug monographs for all U.S. prescription drugs, hard-to-find herbal and nutritional supplements, over-the-counter products and new and investigational drugs. Drugs may be searched by their generic or brand names. Clinical Pharmacology is made up of Drug Monograph and Patient Education Records. Drug Monographs include description, mechanism of action, and pharmacokinetics. Patient Education Records contain such information as what the medication is used for, what their health care professional should know before taking the medication, how the medication should be taken, what they should do if a dose is missed, what other medications can interact, what side effects may be noticed, what to watch for, and where to keep the medication. Patient Education records are available in English or Spanish.
First Consult offers tools for differential diagnosis, evaluation, and management of medical conditions, patient education and procedure skill review. Designed for use at the time and point of care, First Consult can be used on desktop and laptop computers. A sub-set of the First Consult knowledge base is available via handheld devices and in book format.
UpToDate Online is a medical knowledge database designed to deliver scientific research literature at the point of patient care. Its main feature is topical reviews of clinical specialties. UpToDate also provides Lexi-Comp data on drug interactions, evidence-based practice guidelines, and current medical news.
Under the onsite license, the service has certain physical boundaries for usage. Included are UIC facilities in Chicago, Rockford, Peoria and Champaign-Urbana. The UIC Library has also arranged for access in UIUC campus buildings to aid UIC students and faculty at our Urbana location. Within the designated sites, any web-enabled computer has immediate access to UpToDate. Access outside the physical confines of these facilities, e.g., from home, is prohibited. Attempts to access the service with VPN will be blocked whether they are on campus or off. Institutional users do not have access to the MyUptoDate features. Wireless PDA access within the service boundaries is permitted.
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