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1 CAROLYN KLATT, MLIS REFERENCE AND ELECTRONIC RESOURCES LIBRARIAN MERCER SCHOOL OF MEDICINE -- SAVANNAH HEALTH SCIENCES LIBRARY MEMORIAL UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER P.O. BOX / 4700 WATERS AVE. SAVANNAH, GA PHONE , FAX ing the Most from Essential Evidence Plus

2 Essential Evidence Plus (EEP)

3 Essential Evidence Plus is a powerful Evidence Based Resource. On the Pyramid of Evidence, it falls under the category of “Critically Appraised Topics (Evidence Syntheses)”.

4 Essential Evidence Plus (EEP) It is not just one database, but many.

5 EEP as a Point of Care Tool

6 You can look for information about your topic by limiting to “Content” such as “Treatment” or “Prognosis.” You can also limit by “Resource” ie by a specific database. For example, you can limit your search to just “Guidelines” or just “Calculators.”

7 EEP as a Point of Care Tool The “Essential Evidence Topics” are overviews of a disease or condition. They contain links to the other databases. Click on the “Essential Evidence Topic” that matches your subject.

8 EEP as Point of Care Tool You can quickly view the “Overall Bottom Line” for recommendations. Each recommendation is graded with a “Level of Evidence” – ie A, B, C You can click on a letter to see what this means.

9 EEP as a Point of Care Tool You will be taken to a page that explains what the codes for the various levels of evidence mean.

10 EEP as a Point of Care Tool You can also choose a Calculator or go to a section of interest, such as “Prevention” or “Diagnosis” or “Treatment”. In this example, we’ll go to “Prevention.”

11 EEP as a Point of Care Tool You will see more detailed recommendations, also with levels of evidence next to some of the recommendations. If you want to know where the author/s got their information, you can hold your mouse over the reference number at the end of the recommendation.

12 EEP as a Point of Care Tool The citation will pop up. Click the “PubMed” link to be taken to the citation in PubMed.

13 EEP as Point of Care Tool If you have access to the full text, you can click on the link and be taken to the article.

14 EEP as Point of Care Tool You can click on a calculator from within the recommendation.

15 EEP as a Point of Care Tool Click on “More Information” to learn more about the tool. In this case, an article in JAMA. It will also provide you with information about the population, the type of validation, and any comments.

16 Linking to Cochrane You can link directly to Cochrane from EEP Type in a subject. If there are Cochrane Reviews, there will be links to them.

17 Linking to Cochrane You can read an overview of the Cochrane Review. Click on the “Wiley Online Library” link to be taken to the full review in the Cochrane Library.

18 ICD-9 Codes EEP provides access to ICD-9 Codes Search by ICD-9 code or by Name or Keyword

19 Mobile EEP To access Mobile EEP you will need a personal account. Just with your name, specialty and address. Your username will be your address. You will be assigned a password. A personal account will not only give you access to Mobile EEP, but will also allow you to get CME credits via EEP.

20 Mobile EEP Go to the GaIN page Select “PDA, Mobile, & Handheld Resources” from the “Tools” section.

21 Mobile EEP Click on the “GaIN on the Go” wagon, or use the Scan Code or click on the link.

22 Mobile EEP Select Essential Evidence Plus.

23 Mobile EEP You can select a tool, or browse a database, or type in a subject.

24 Mobile EEP You can choose to look at an overview of the topic, which can be found in the “Essential Evidence Topics” database. You can also look at related information such as guidelines and calculators.

25 Mobile EEP Type in your username and password.

26 Mobile EEP You’ll see an overview of the subject. You will be able to choose a section, as in the web version.

27 Mobile EEP You’ll see the same bottom line recommendations as you would in the web version with levels of evidence.

28 Mobile EEP You can click on a reference, as in the web version, and be taken to the article in PubMed, but you’ll need to do some scrolling.


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