Featured apps - BMJ Best Practice, MIMS, and Micromedex

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CKN provides clinicians with a range of apps from highly-regarded clinical information resources available on the site. Featured this month are BMJ Best Practice’s app with decision support information for patient diagnosis and treatment, and drug information apps from MIMS and Micromedex.

BMJ Best Practice app

The BMJ Best Practice app provides access to updated research evidence, guidelines and expert opinion to support clinicians in their decision making, from diagnosis to treatment.

  • Over 1,000 conditions, 11,000 differentials, 20,000 drug references and 70,000 citations
  • Daily updates - important updates are clearly flagged where there's been a significant change in evidence
  • Treatment algorithms and differentials tables
  • Links to over 6,000 international guidelines 
  • Multimedia content including videos, images and 250 medical calculators

MIMS app

The MIMS app contains comprehensive information about Australian approved medicines, and with many familiar online MIMS features.

  • Abbreviated product information: Concise summaries of key information check dosage, pack, use, indications, contraindications, precautions and comprehensive PBS information
  • Full product information: Complete, comprehensive TGA-approved product information on all aspects of the medication
  • Drug interactions: Evidence based drug-drug interactions, sourced from international primary and tertiary literature
  • Pill identifier: Over 2,400 pill images, searchable via shape, colour, therapeutic class

Micromedex apps

Micromedex provides comprehensive, evidence based drug information incorporating non-prescription drugs and alternative therapies. Three Micromedex apps provide information on drug references, interactions and IV compatibility guidance:

  • IBM Micromedex Drug Ref: Recommendations including off-label indications, dosing, therapeutic class, administration, monitoring, toxicology and clinical teaching
  • IBM Micromedex Drug Int: Includes prevention and management of clinical manifestations, the probability of an interaction, and the potential timeframe, with documentation ratings and the level of evidence supporting each recommendation
  • IBM Micromedex IV Comp: Using Trissel’s 2 Clinical Pharmaceutics Database it provides access to drug-solution and drug-drug compatibility results, including contributing factors such as the physical compatibility, storage, study period, container, and chemical stability

For more information and download instructions for these and other CKN resource apps, visit the Apps page.