Clinical Key combines a broad range of resources within a single interface: Full text journals & reference books; Medline citations; First Consult point-of-care guide ; Procedures Consult surgical videos; Clinical Pharmacology drug monographs and Practice Guidelines from the National Guideline Clearinghouse.
FirstConsult summarizes the evidence, primarily from the Cochrane Collaboration and the National Guideline Clearinghouse. The strength of the recommendations are based on the SORT (Strength of Recommendation Taxonomy rating system.
Procedures Consult is an online procedure reference tool that offers on how to prepare for, perform and follow up on the most common procedures required in today's hospital setting. "Procedures Consult covers the procedures required by the ABIM (American Board of Internal Medicine) and conforms to ACGME standards to help physicians and residents to consistently achieve the best patient outcomes."
If you prefer the app format, first register for a personal account using yourTouro email. If you have already created a personal account in another Elsevier product, you do not need to register again.
After you download and open the app, two options will appear – ClinicalKey and ClinicalKey for Nursing. Select ClinicalKey.
If you already have a personal account within another Elsevier product, like Scopus, you can log into ClinicalKey using this username and password.
To register for a new account:
Why create a personal account?
The original version of this guide was created by Rebecca Hines, M.L.I.S., Education Librarian & Assistant Professor at Des Moines University Library. She generously gave me permission to use hers as a template for this guide.