Fotonovellas for Education

July 21, 2014

medpage todayMelvin Baron, PharmD, associate professor of Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Economics & Policy at USC’s School of Pharmacy and Gregory Molina, program administrator at the School, are using the fotonovella format in Spanish and English to educate a low-literate audience in Southern California. To date, topics in the comic-book style novellas include diabetes, asthma and healthful eating. Learn more about how graphics are being used in medicine in the “medpageToday” article.


Lexicomp links to UpToDate

July 7, 2014

Lexicomp-online-uptodateNorris Medical Library subscribes to both Lexicomp Online, the drug reference database and UpToDate, the evidence-based clinical decision support resource. Now, users can quickly and easily access the content from within both solutions. Linking between pharmacology content in Lexicomp to related disease-state content in UpToDate enables clinicians to instantly connect to the relevant point-of-care information they need to inform their decisions and enhance patient care.

Advantages of bidirectional access from Lexicomp to UpToDate include:

  • Efficiency – Clinicians can easily access UpToDate from Lexicomp, or Lexicomp from UpToDate, without having to exit their workflow or open a new browser window; thus, they find the answers they need in less time.
  • Greater depth – The combined Lexicomp and UpToDate resources provide an extensive knowledge base for clinicians seeking information to support diagnosis and treatment plans.
  • Consistency – Lexicomp and UpToDate content is not just linked – its content is concordant and provides consistency and standardized care between physicians, pharmacists, and nurses.