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KEEPING IN TOUCH Literature retrieval and acquisition for the critical care physician in the 21 st Century. G.A.Richards MBBCh PhD FCP(SA) FRCP FCCP Director: Multidisciplinary ICU, Johannesburg Hospital
Literature Retrieval and Acquisition Critical Care Pulmonology Internal Medicine Anaesthesia Cardiology Infectious Diseases Antibiotics/Resistance Nutrition Nephrology Haematology Breadth of discipline unparalleled
Literature Retrieval and Acquisition Retrieval - access of the literature Acquisition - gained by or for oneself in the form of knowledge Only knowledge can be uitilized
Utilization: Utilization: Literature Retrieval and Acquisition Clinical practice Decision making Research Teaching Development of uniform Application to: Application to: evidence based practice nationally & internationally
2 Aspects: 2 Aspects: Literature Retrieval and Acquisition A. A. Remaining current with new literature Retrieval of data related to specific topics B. B.
Literature Retrieval and Acquisition Subscription to journals Journal review services Journal - table of contents Journal clubs Congresses Departmental meetings - review a topic - review a topic Remaining Current: Remaining Current:
Literature Retrieval and Acquisition Journals: Journals: useful to subscribe to some journals, particularly those with access to study or CME material, protocols, etc. useful to subscribe to some journals, particularly those with access to study or CME material, protocols, etc. e.g. ACCP e.g. ACCP (www.chestnet.org) Clinical networks PCCU: on line – monthly reviews CME: audio, tapes, CD-roms, etc
Literature Retrieval and Acquisition 1. Critical care, critically appraised topics. (evidence based reviews or practice and technique) Journal Clubs: monthly 5-7 reviews of critical care articles. 2. 2. http://www.thoracic.org.assemblies/cc/ccjcframe.html http://www.thoracic.org.assemblies/cc/cccat.asp Journals: Journals: AJRCCM/ATS: AJRCCM/ATS:
Literature Retrieval and Acquisition Table of Contents Library Drug Companies Computer e.g. e.g. Chest: Chest: NEJM: NEJM: AJRCCM: AJRCCM: www.chestjournal.com contents available www.nejm.com contents + abstracts and full text 6 months after publication ajrccm.atsjournals.org contents + abstracts Journals: Journals:
Literature Retrieval and Acquisition Monthly: Review of numerous journals Information on: Flash Cards Tapes CD rom Visual vs Auditory acquisition Review Services Journals: Journals:
Literature Retrieval and Acquisition Examples: Practical reviews – Oakstone Publishing Chest medicine – 13 journals Critical Care – 75 journals Available with tapes, cards and computer based updates, CME quiz or as multimedia reviews: (CD roms and cards) Service@oakstone medical.com (Jointly sponsored by Johns Hopkins Medical School) Cost: $290.00 Review Services Journals: Journals:
Literature Retrieval and Acquisition Intensive care monitor Intensive care monitor www.intensivecare-monitor.com Each article has an abstract, review and comment and comment 6 issues per year + index Cost: $85.00 Review Services Journals: Journals:
Literature Retrieval and Acquisition Congresses: Congresses: Pre-Congress Review Courses “The year in review” – Chest/SCCM/ATS Presentations by opinion leaders/authors of recent articles of recent articles International congresses – very expensive International congresses – very expensive Local refresher courses with review of Local refresher courses with review of specific topics – may be more reasonable specific topics – may be more reasonable
Literature Retrieval and Acquisition Journal Clubs: Primary use is to learn how to evaluate an article how to evaluate an article Often too slow to review large numbers of journals of journals Department Meetings: Topic Reviews
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