The goal of 5-Minute Clinical Consult is to provide you with fast facts and quick answers to clinical questions in less than 30 seconds. With over 900 topics, the ebook would be an excellent resource for use on rounds or for a quick refresher on a topic you come across in the clinic.
You can access the online version through Ovid via Lister Hill. Topics are alphabetically ordered and then broken down into sections which are linked to their content so finding the required section is a simple and quick task. Alternatively, there’s also a search box if you prefer this method to browsing. If you prefer searching to browsing, make sure to search the “current book” so you only retrieve results from 5 Minute Clinical Consult.
Within the breakdown of each topic you’ll find a very basic overview, diagnosis, treatment, ongoing care, codes, and clinical pearls. Each of these sections offers basic information in a format that’s easy to absorb quickly. In the ongoing care section for example there are often lists of follow-up suggestions with recommendations that may include patient monitoring, diet, patient education, and prognosis. This information is basic and is meant to act as a quick guide allowing you to return your full attention to the patient.
The references and additional reading are linked to Lister Hill’s catalog so you can easily find the full text and more in-depth material.
Once you click WebLinks you are redirected to a UAB Article Linker Page. Using the “Go to Journal” or “Go to Article” link you can use the citation information in the 5-Minute Clinical Consult reference list to find the referenced article.