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Database Resources

The University of South Carolina School of Medicine-Palmetto Health Continuing Medical Education Organization has identified databases / resources that can be used to obtain IPCC credit. Relevant sources must use professional, peer-reviewed literature. You may suggest another source for consideration by using the IPCC form and evaluation or by contacting us at PH.CME@palmettohealth.org . 

AAP: A professional association of approximately 60,000 members. Publications include Pediatrics, Pediatrics in Review, and various manuals and guidelines. Some areas of the web site are free; some require membership. The journals are available by subscription.

American Medical Association: The American Medical Association (AMA) plays a key health information management role by collecting, maintaining, and disseminating primary source physician data. Data guides the development and implementation of AMA policy and support a variety of data driven products and services. Learn how this rich repository of physician information is created, maintained, and utilized

Direct Facts and Comparisons: provides quick access to important drug information, saving time and money while helping ensure patient safety and satisfaction.

ERIC: The world's largest source of education information, containing abstracts of documents and journal articles on education research and practice. The database covers descriptions and evaluations of programs, research reports and surveys, curriculum and teaching guides, instructional materials, position papers, and resource materials.

MD Consult: brings the leading medical resources together into one integrated online service to help you efficiently find answers to pressing clinical questions.

Medline: Online index to medical literature produced by the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM). Access:

OTSeeker: A database that contains abstracts of systematic reviews and randomised controlled trials relevant to occupational therapy. Trials have been critically appraised and rated to assist you to evaluate their validity and interpretability.

PEDro: The Physiotherapy Evidence Database. It has been developed to give rapid access to bibliographic details and abstracts of randomised controlled trials, systematic reviews and evidence-based clinical practice guidelines in physiotherapy.

Procedures Consult: A medical procedures reference that helps physicians reduce potential medical errors and complications by providing information and resources to high-risk/high-volume procedures as well as medical procedures performed infrequently, but are critical to a patient's safety.

UptoDate: (this resource may also be used for AAFP credit) Resource designed to provide physicians access to current clinical information.

Visua Dx: links clinicians to superior-quality medical images and information prepared by respected physician specialists - all available on site at the point of care.  .Discern and accurately diagnose disease.  A comprehensive collection of digital medical images with regularly updated and physician-reviewed clinical information.

ZYNX Health: This database is based on articles that address the quality, safety , and efficiency of patient care. Each reference is classified according to study methodology. References contain lins to Synopses, Synopses, PubMed citations and/or abstracts, Web sites, and full-tex PDF files, when available.