Database trial: UpToDate

UpToDate

Wolters Kluwer

A trial has been set up for the decision-making tool UpToDate.

UpToDate is an evidence-based, physician-authored clinical decision support resource which clinicians can use to make point-of-care decisions. Recent medical information is used to author trusted, evidence-based recommendations proven to improve patient care & quality.

The trial runs until 30th June 2017 and can be accessed via the A-Z Databases list on the Library & ICT tab. Your feedback is greatly appreciated.

Please note that access to UpToDate during the trial period is limited to on-campus only.

For help with any of the Library’s resources, contact your Subject Librarian.

Th Library Subject Team

Get up to speed with health research with a free online course

Cardiff University is running a new MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) on the FutureLearn platform from Monday 7 September. It’s called The Informed Health Consumer: Making Sense of Evidence.

This free course is aimed at a lay audience and will be useful for people who want to find out more about a medical condition or those considering studying a health-related subject at university. It will also interest those who want to improve their knowledge of a health-related issue.

Over four weeks, the course will:

  • Look at the factors that affect the reliability of evidence;
  • Provide practical help on how to find the best evidence;
  • Improve understanding of the terminology of health research;
  • Provide some simple tools to help judge whether it’s reliable.

To apply, visit the course homepage at https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/informed-health-consumer

The Library Subject Team

Joanna Briggs Institute EBP Database – trial access

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Trial access to the renowned Joanna Briggs Institute EBP Database is available through the Library’s holdings until 28th May 2014.

Features include: 

Evidence Summaries — Literature reviews that summarize existing international literature on common healthcare interventions and activities

Evidence-Based Recommended Practices — Database of procedures that describe and/or recommend practice on various clinical topics

Best Practice Information Sheets — Series of information guideline sheets produced specifically for practising health professionals

Systematic Reviews — Comprehensive systematic reviews of international research literature completed by trained JBI reviewers

Consumer Information Sheets — Standardized summaries designed just for consumers of healthcare (patients, clients, and care providers)

Systematic Review Protocols — Developed by the Collaborating Centers of JBI, which are made up of international experts from over 40 countries from a range of health disciplines

Technical Reports — Documentation of all aspects of the development of Best Practice Information Sheets

Don’t miss the opportunity to explore this resource. We are very interested to hear your opinions and experiences, so please pass on your feedback.

Help using the database is available from the Life & Health Sciences Subject Team.