Point of Care Products in Health Science Classes

Point of Care products (POCs) provide health professionalswith access to digital information on medications, diseases, and the recent research results. These products are searchable on tablets, smartphones, and computers. Most health science libraries provide access to at least one POC. A survey of 138 Medical Library Association members, however, shows that most librarians rarely mention or incorporate POCs into health science classes. In the Fall of 2017, after reviewing the results of a survey, librarians at the University of Toledo, incorporated POCs, patient cases, and group activities into classes taught to first-year medical students hoping to see changes in student practices.
Abstract/Description: Point of Care products (POCs) provide health professionalswith access to digital information on medications, diseases, and the recent research results. These products are searchable on tablets, smartphones, and computers. Most health science libraries provide access to at least one POC. A survey of 138 Medical Library Association members, however, shows that most librarians rarely mention or incorporate POCs into health science classes. In the Fall of 2017, after reviewing the results of a survey, librarians at the University of Toledo, incorporated POCs, patient cases, and group activities into classes taught to first-year medical students hoping to see changes in student practices.
Subject(s):
librarians
Health professionals; point of care products; POCs; students


Date Issued: 2018