The MICROMEDEX® Intranet Knowledge Bases
 User’s Guide
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Table of Contents

Getting Started

Introduction
Basic Search
Keywords
Links
Found n Documents
Document Continues
Printing Documents
Choosing Keywords
Introduction
Search Multiple Keywords
Searching Synonyms
Expanding Your Search Keywords
Limiting Your Search with "Find Exact Term Only"
Searching with the Integrated Index™ Feature
Introduction
How to search using the Integrated Index™ Feature
Integrated Index™ Search pages
Searching Knowledge Bases
Introduction
AltMedDex™ System
DRUGDEX® System
DrugPoints® System
DRUG-REAX® System
Physicians' Desk Reference®
Martindale
POISINDEX® System
ToxPoints™ System
IDENTIDEX® System
EMERGINDEX® System
ClinicalPoints™ System
CareNotes™ System
Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)
TOMES® System
REPRORISK® System
Searching the DRUGDEX® System
How to search the DRUGDEX® System
DRUGDEX® Search Pages
Searching the POISINDEX® and IDENTIDEX® Systems How to Search the POISINDEX® or IDENTIDEX® Systems
POISINDEX® and IDENTIDEX® Search Pages
Using the Dosing and Therapeutic Tools Introduction
How to calculate an emergency drug dosage
Drug Dosing Calculators Pages
How to view a Nomogram
Nomogram Pages
How to view Diagnostic and Therapeutic Pearls
Diagnostic and Therapeutic Pearls Pages
Searching the DRUG-REAX® System
How to Search the DRUG-REAX® System
DRUG-REAX® Search Pages
Using the CareNotes™ System How to Search the CareNotes™ System
CareNotes™ Search Pages
Customizing CareNotes™ Documents
About MICROMEDEX MICROMEDEX Contact Information
Referencing MICROMEDEX Databases


 
Getting Started

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Introduction Welcome to the next generation of clinical decision support systems – the MICROMEDEX® Healthcare Series Intranet Application. Around the world, the Healthcare Series knowledge bases are the medical profession's standard for knowledge base information systems. These combined knowledge bases support clinical decision making and quality patient care by providing comprehensive drug, acute care, and toxicology information. Now, they are more accessible with the help of your intranet, providing enterprise-wide access to this invaluable source of medical information.

The MICROMEDEX Healthcare Series Intranet Application offers easy access to the knowledge bases of your choice. You can search a collection of knowledge bases simultaneously by selecting the Integrated Index™ feature.

Best of all, the Healthcare Series Intranet Application is easy to use since you do not need to learn a complicated interface – it's like using a search engine on the Internet. You can instantly find all documents containing your search term(s) from the knowledge base(s) of your choice.
 



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Basic Search To begin searching, select a knowledge base from the main menu page of the Healthcare Series Intranet Application; each knowledge base opens to a Search page. On the Search page, enter keyword(s) to search the knowledge base(s). The system will search for documents containing each keyword entered. For example, a search for reyes syndrome aspirin returns documents containing each of these three terms, as if they were connected by "and."

Please note: Do not enter "and," "or," or any other Boolean search operator, even when searching more than one keyword at a time. For example, in a search for documents about the connection between Reyes Syndrome and aspirin, enter reyes syndrome aspirin.
 

Documents Every knowledge base contains thousands of documents covering medical concepts, illnesses, injuries, procedures, treatments, protocols, and drug information. In addition, documents are broken into smaller sections covering specific document information. For example, the document lithium is broken into sections including dosage information, pharmacokinetics, and clinical applications.Once you reach a document, you can:

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Keywords Keywords are terms describing the information for which you are looking. You search for documents by entering one or more keywords, then clicking links to get to the documents. Links bring you to another page or another place in a page; they are highlighted in some way, often underlined or colored.

Every document has special indexed terms associated with it. These terms correspond to the keywords entered on the Search page to begin your inquiry. When the Healthcare Series Intranet Application finds documents associated with the keyword(s) you entered, it displays a Search Results page. The Search Results page lists indexed terms related to your keyword and documents containing those index terms. Documents resulting from the search are listed as links; click these links to jump to that document page.

For example, if you enter optic, the Healthcare Series Intranet Application finds the following related index terms in addition to optic: opticardon, opticet, opticlox, opticorten, opticortenol, opticrom, and opticron. The documents listed on the Search Results page contain all of these indexed terms. In some searches, you can limit the search to only the term optic by checking the Find exact term only box on the Search page.
 



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Links It is easy to get caught up clicking links as you search the knowledge bases. Usually, you will find the information you need by clicking through consecutive links. However, you may get sidetracked from your original search.

When this happens, you can find your way back the following ways:



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Found n Documents If many documents match the keyword in a database, the results are listed as Found n documents..., where "n" is a number. For example, if the search term warfarin returns 200 documents, the results would be listed as Found 200 documents…

Your system administrator has set a limit to the number of results displayed. If the number of documents found exceeds this limit, click the Found n documents... link to see the details of these results.
 



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Document Continues If a document is more than a few pages long, a Document Continues link appears at the end of the section. Click this link to continue reading the document.

Because documents can be many pages long, the search engine breaks them into manageable segments that load on to your computer quickly. If you access a very long document, you might have to wait several minutes for it to load. When the document is broken into segments three to four pages long, it loads quickly so you can begin reading immediately.

This segmentation also helps you when printing a document. When you select Print, only the pages displayed in the current section are printed (usually three to four pages). Consequently, you can print only the information you need. Similarly, if you use your browser’s Find function to scan a document for a term or phrase, it searches only the current document section.

Your system administrator may configure the amount of data downloaded for each query.

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Printing Documents
 
If you want to print information you find in a knowledge base, you may print the entire document or selected text.

Printing an entire document
1.    Click the Print button on your browser toolbar.  The Print dialog box appears.
2.    Select the number of copies you want to print.
3.    Click OK.

Printing selected text from Internet Explorer 4.01 + or Netscape Navigator 4.5 +
1.    Use your cursor to highlight the text you want to print.
2.    Click the Print button on your browser toolbar.  The print dialog box appears.
3.    Choose Selection under the Range section of the dialog box.
4.    Click OK.

Printing selected text from earlier version browsers
With earlier versions of these browsers, you will need to copy the contents to a word processing application to print them.
1.    Open your word processing application to a new document.
2.    Highlight the desired text in your browser.
3.    Select Copy from the Edit menu in your browser.
4.    In the word processing application, choose Paste from the Edit menu.  The formatting of the text is not
       preserved, so you can choose to format from the word processing application.
 

Choosing Keywords

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Introduction When you enter and submit keywords, the Healthcare Series Intranet Application searches for all documents containing indexed terms matching your keyword or phrase. If you enter two or more keywords, the Healthcare Series Intranet Application searches for all of the words, as if they were connected by "and."

Please note: Do not enter "and," "or," or any other Boolean search operator, even when searching more than one keyword at a time. For example, in a search for documents about the connection between Reyes Syndrome and aspirin, enter reyes syndrome aspirin.

Start by entering common terms, diseases, conditions, drugs, symptoms, or side effects, as in the following examples:

          Diseases

lymphocytic leukemia, tuberculosis, rheumatoid arthritisDrugs (brand or generic names, or classes of drugs) taxol, tenormin, insulin, ceclor, cocaine, tylenol, analgesics, verapamil, nsaidsSymptoms fever, rash, blindness, memory lossSide effects incontinence, vomiting, angioedemaHazardous materials fertilizer, sulfuric acid, bleach, cleaners, lye, insecticidesIn general, the broader the term or phrase, the more results you will find. Similarly, the more specific the term, the fewer results you will find, as seen in the following diagram.

Occasionally, you may not get the result you were expecting. In this case, try one of the following strategies explained below:



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Searching Multiple Keywords Usually, you will find the most documents by entering only one keyword. However, you may want to enter more than one word in the following situations: Two or more narrowly related keywords may not return matches for your search. However, if the keyword phrase describes a specific illness, drug, or treatment, you will likely find some documents.

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Searching Synonyms When you do not find many relevant documents with your keyword search, try entering synonyms. Because the knowledge bases differ slightly, you might find documents in one knowledge base using one term and documents in other knowledge bases using synonyms. For example, if you search for skin cancer, you might also search for melanoma; you will find different results. Similarly, the keywords lung cancer return somewhat different results than lung neoplasm.

Synonyms can be generic drug names versus proprietary names, such as acetaminophen rather than Tylenol. They can also be a common name versus a more clinical name, such as head instead of cranium.
 



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Expanding Your Search Keywords If you find few results, your keyword or its form may be too specific.

First, try a more general synonym like cancer rather than neoplasm. If you need to further broaden your search term, expand the form of your keyword; type only part of the word and, if it is available, leave the Find exact term only box unchecked. The Healthcare Series Intranet Application searches for permutations of the keyword containing that string of letters.

Consider the following example:



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Limiting Your Search with "Find exact term only" By default, the Healthcare Series Intranet Application automatically looks for all index terms containing the keyword entered on the Search page. Often, the keyword is specific enough that only a few results are returned. However, many words, particularly short ones such as cardio and osteo, are part of multiple index terms. In these cases, the Healthcare Series Intranet Application finds all indexed terms containing that particular keyword string.

The Integrated Index™ feature and DRUGDEX® Product Index Search pages have a checkbox called Find exact term only, which allows you to search for only the entered term, not permutations of the term. If the box is not checked, a search for cardiac finds all words beginning with the string cardiac including cardiac, cardiaca, cardiacae, cardiacap, and cardiacton.



 
Searching With the Integrated IndexTM Feature

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Introduction When you search using the Integrated Index™ feature, the Healthcare Series Intranet Application searches for keyword(s) in the following knowledge bases: Documents found during an Integrated Index™ search are categorized by the knowledge base in which they are found. The documents are listed as links so you can click a name to open the document. Choose documents listed below the appropriate knowledge base. For instance, if you want an evaluation of a certain drug and a list of available products for that drug, choose a document under the DRUGDEX® System.

Quick Search Options

If you are looking for more specific information, you can narrow your search using Quick Search options. On the Search page, enter your keyword(s), then choose the specific type of information you want. The System searches the checked topics for information related to your keyword(s).
 



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How to Search Using the Integrated Index™ Feature To search using the Integrated Index™ feature, follow these steps:



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Integrated Index™ Search Pages The following buttons are used in an Integrated Index™ search:
Takes you to the main menu page of the Healthcare Series Intranet Application.
Takes you to the Integrated Index™ Search page where you can begin a new search query.
Takes you to the preceding Search Results page. 
Takes you to the Document Outline page (if one is available for the document).
Takes you to the product information for the drug you are searching.
There are three types of search pages associated with an Integrated Index™ search:

Search Results page

Document Outline page Document Section page
  • appears when you click a link from the Document Outline page
  • lists the name of the database searched, the document name, and the section name


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    Searching Knowledge Bases

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    Introduction Two search options are available:Searching via the Integrated Index™ feature AltMedDex™ System
    DRUGDEX® System
    DrugPoints® System
    POISINDEX® System
    ToxPoints™ System
    IDENTIDEX® System
    EMERGINDEX® System
    ClinicalPoints™ System
    TOMES® System
    REPRORISK® System
    Physicians' Desk Reference®
    MARTINDALE
    MSDS from USP DI® are searched using the Integrated Index™ feature. When you choose Quick Search options, the Healthcare Series Intranet Application searches the knowledge bases relevant to the type of information for which you are looking.  Not all knowledge bases are part of the Quick Search option.
    Searching Knowledge Bases Individually You can search some knowledge bases directly, without using the Integrated Index™ feature. The CareNotes™ System and the DRUG-REAX® System may not be searched using the Integrated Index™ feature – they must be searched individually. The DRUGDEX®, POISINDEX®, CareNotes™, DRUG-REAX®, and IDENTIDEX® Systems can be searched using either the Integrated Index™ feature or by selecting the individual database.

    The following descriptions offer brief overviews of the information contained in individual databases.



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    AltMedDex™ System

    Herbal and dietary supplements information

    The AltMedDex™ System provides evidence-based monographs covering herbal, vitamin, mineral and other dietary supplements.  The monographs:


    You can search the AltMedDex™ System via the Integrated Index™ feature.
     

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    DRUGDEX® System

    Drug & Pharmaceutical Information

    The DRUGDEX® System provides evidence-based drug evaluations and consults that contain information covering:

    You can search the DRUGDEX® System via the Integrated Index™ feature or the DRUGDEX® Product Index via the Drug Ingredient Information feature.
     



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    DrugPoints® System

    Accessible through the Integrated Index™ feature, the DrugPoints® System provides brief highlights of dosing, drug interactions, adverse effects, pregnancy warnings, indications, cautions, therapeutic class, and brand information. The DrugPoints® System delivers answers quickly and efficiently in a user-friendly browser interface. The System also links directly to more in-depth DRUGDEX® Drug Evaluations (available only with a current DRUGDEX® subscription).



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    DRUG-REAX® System

    Interactive Drug Interactions

    The DRUG-REAX® System provides drug-drug, food-drug, drug-disease, drug-ethanol, and drug-laboratory assay interactions. The System also contains more than 8,000 unique drug terms and distinguishes between trade names and equivalent generic names.

    You must search the DRUG-REAX® System individually. Initiate your search from the home page.



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    Physicians' Desk Reference®

    The electronic Physicians' Desk Reference® provides fast, easy access to information found in the popular Physicians' Desk Reference® (PDR), the PDR for Nonprescription Drugs®, and the PDR for Ophthalmology®, current FDA-approved prescription drugs, commonly used non-prescription drugs, and specialized ophthalmic pharmaceuticals.

    Physicians' Desk Reference® documents are returned in the result set from an Integrated Index™ search.



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    MARTINDALE

    The Extra Pharmacopoeia

    MARTINDALE offers extensive information on international drug products. System enhancements allow quick and easy searching for data on therapeutic uses, adverse effects, chemical forms, and manufacturer trade names.

    You can search by brand name or generic name for the latest information from European sources.



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    POISINDEX® System

    Commercial, Pharmaceutical, Biological Substance Identification & Management

    The POISINDEX® System identifies ingredients for more than 1,000,000 commercial, pharmaceutical, and biological substances.

    You can search the POISINDEX® System using the Integrated Index™ feature or the POISINDEX® Product Index.



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    ToxPoints™ System

    Accessible through the Integrated Index™ feature, the ToxPoints™ System provides brief highlights of clinical effect, treatment, and range of toxicity information. The ToxPoints™ System delivers answers quickly and efficiently in a user-friendly browser interface.



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    IDENTIDEX® System

    Tablet & Capsule Identification

    The IDENTIDEX® database identifies pharmaceutical tablets and capsules by imprint code and secondary characteristics, such as color and shape.

    You can search the IDENTIDEX® System using the POISINDEX®/IDENTIDEX® Product Index.



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    EMERGINDEX® System

    Disease & Trauma Information

    The EMERGINDEX® System is designed to provide treatment protocols and guidelines for use in acute care settings. Database features include pertinent clinical presentations, laboratory and diagnostic findings, therapeutic modalities, and answers to patient-specific questions.

    Integrated Index™ searches return documents from Clinical Reviews and Clinical Abstracts (including Dr. Rick Bukata’s Emergency Medical Abstracts). You can search the EMERGINDEX® System using the Integrated Index™ feature.



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    ClinicalPoints™ System

    Accessible through the Integrated Index™ feature, the ClinicalPoints™ System provides brief highlights of treatment, diagnosis, and key point information. The ClinicalPoints™ System delivers answers quickly and efficiently in a user-friendly browser interface.



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    CareNotes™ System

    Education for The Patient

    The CareNotes™ System is designed to assist healthcare professionals in providing patients with easy-to-understand information addressing all aspects of their care and health. CareNotes™ information helps address patient education-based regulatory guidelines presented by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO), the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1990 (OBRA ’90), and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Action Plan.

    Documents cover a variety of subjects including cardiovascular and thoracic surgery, dental and oral surgery, OB/GYN, infectious diseases, pediatrics, gastroenterology, and respiratory concerns.

    CareNotes™ Documents cover:
     
    · General Information · Discharge Care
    · Precare  · Continuing Care 
    · Inpatient Care · Drug Information (DrugNotes Documents)

    Search the CareNotes™ System by clicking the CareNotes™ System link on the home page.



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    Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)

    Prepared by the U.S. Pharmacopoeial Convention

    Electronic Material Safety Data Sheets offer quick access to drug and chemical information, including health hazards, handling procedures, and U.S. government regulations.

    Integrated Index™ searches return MSDS documents in the query result set.



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    TOMES® System

    Toxicology, Occupational Medicine & Environmental Series

    The TOMES® System provides rapid access to medical and hazard information needed for safely managing chemicals in the workplace, evaluating exposures, quick response to emergency situations, and regulatory compliance. The System includes MEDITEXT® Medical Managements and HAZARDTEXT® Hazard Managements.

    These documents are returned in searches of the Integrated Index™ feature.



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    REPRORISK® System

    Reproductive Risk Information

    The REPRORISK® System helps professionals evaluate risks of drugs, chemicals, and physical and environmental agents of women, men, and unborn children.

    REPRORISK® includes the following modules, accessible through the Integrated Index™ feature:
     
     
    · REPROTEXT® Reproductive Hazard Reference · Shepard's Catalog of Teratogenic Agents
    · REPROTOX® Reproduction Hazard Information · TERIS Teratogenic Information System



     
    Searching the DRUGDEX® System

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    How to Search the DRUGDEX® System You can search the DRUGDEX® System using the Integrated Index™ feature or the DRUGDEX® Product Index. If you are looking for information about trade name drug products, you should look in the DRUGDEX® Product Index. To search the DRUGDEX® System using the Product Index, follow these steps:



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    DRUGDEX® Search Pages The following buttons are used in a DRUGDEX® System search:
    Takes you to the main menu page of the Healthcare Series Intranet Application.
    Takes you to the DRUGDEX® Product Index Search page so you can begin a new search query within the DRUGDEX® Product Index.
    Takes you to the preceding Search Results page.
    Takes you to the Document Outline page (if one is available for the document).
    Takes you to the product information for the drug you are searching.
    The following search pages are found in the DRUGDEX® Product Index:Search Results page Product Ingredient page Document Outline page Document Section page

     
    Searching the POISINDEX® and IDENTIDEX® Systems

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    How to Search the POISINDEX® or IDENTIDEX® Systems The POISINDEX® System can be searched independently or through the Integrated Index™ feature. To search the Systems individually, follow these steps:
    Please note: The POISINDEX® and IDENTIDEX® Systems are searched very similarly. For the purpose of this guide, we are only demonstrating the POISINDEX® System.



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    POISINDEX® and IDENTIDEX® Search Pages The following buttons are used in a POISINDEX® and IDENTIDEX® search:
    Takes you to the main menu page of the Healthcare Series Intranet Application.
    Takes you to the POISINDEX® and IDENTIDEX® Search page where you can begin a new search query.
    Takes you to the preceding Substance Identification page.
    Takes you to the Toxicologic Substance Identification page (if one is available for the document.

    There are three types of search pages in a POISINDEX® and IDENTIDEX® search:

    Substance Identification page

    Toxicologic Substance Identification page Toxicologic Managements page

     
    Using the Dosing and Therapeutic Tools

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    Introduction

    The Dosing and Therapeutic Tools database provides answers to a wide range of questions that help clinicians make drug calculations and decisions for treating specific patient problems. A print option provides documentation for patient charts.



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    How to calculate an emergency drug dosage

    Dosing Calculators perform commonly needed mathematical calculations for several emergency drugs. To calculate the dosage of an emergency drug for a patient, follow these steps:



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    Drug Dosing Calculators Pages

    The following buttons are used in the drug dosing calculators:
     
    Takes you to the main menu page of the Healthcare Series Intranet Application.
    Takes you to the Dosing Calculators – Emergency Drugs screen to begin a new dosing calculation for another patient.
    Takes you to the page formatted to be printed for the patient. Click Print Ready, then print the page from your browser.

    The following calculation pages are found in the drug dosing calculators:

    Dosing Calculators – Emergency Drugs

    Adult/Pediatric Emergency Drug Dosing Calculator

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    How to view a Nomogram

    Acetaminophen, ibuprofen, and salicylate Nomograms provide charts and graphs that illustrate potential clinical outcomes with plasma or serum drug levels in overdose situations. To view an acetaminophen, ibuprofen, or salicylate nomogram, follow these steps:



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    Nomogram Pages

    The following buttons are used in the Nomogram pages:
     
    Takes you to the Nomograms page to enter information for a new nomogram.
    Takes you to the main menu page of the Healthcare Series Intranet Application.
    Takes you to the page formatted to be printed for the patient. Click Print Ready, then print the page from your browser.

    The following pages are found in the Nomograms feature:

    Nomograms

    Available Ranges for Nomogram Entry Toxicity Charts

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    How to view Diagnostic and Therapeutic Pearls

    Diagnostic and Therapeutic Pearls offer short charts and tables of pertinent medical, pharmaceutical, or toxicologic facts not easily found in one place via other sources. To view Diagnostic and Therapeutic pearls, follow these steps:



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    Diagnostic and Therapeutic Pearls Pages

    The following button is used in the Diagnostic and Therapeutic Pearl pages:
     
    Takes you to the main menu page of the Healthcare Series Intranet Application.

    The following pages are found in the Diagnostic and Therapeutic Pearls pages:

    Diagnostic and Therapeutic Pearls

    Document pages

     
    Searching the DRUG-REAX® System

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    How to Search the DRUG-REAX® System

    To search the DRUG-REAX® System, follow these steps:



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    DRUG-REAX® Search pages

    The following buttons are used in a DRUG-REAX® search:
     
    Takes you to the main menu page of the Healthcare Series Intranet Application.
    Takes you to the DRUG-REAX® Search page where you can add a new drug to the profile, calculate interactions, or begin a new search.

    There are three types of pages in the DRUG-REAX® System:

    Dictionary list

    Interactions page Interactions Monographs

     
    Using the CareNotes™ System

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    How to Search the CareNotes System



    Searching for Drug Information Within the CareNotes System
    A specific drug name must be entered to reveal a DrugNotes Document



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    CareNotes™ Search Pages

    The following buttons are used in a CareNotes™ System search:
     
     
    Takes you to the main menu page of the Healthcare Series Intranet Application.
    Takes you to the CareNotes™ Search page where you can begin a new search query.
    Takes you to the page formatted to be printed for the patient. Click Print Ready, then print the page from your browser.

    There are three types of search pages in a CareNotes™ System search:

    Topic Browse page

    Search Results page Document page

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    Customizing CareNotes™ Documents The following buttons are used when printing CareNotes™ documents:
    Takes you to a preview of the document.
    Prints the document using your browser's print function.

    You can customize CareNotes™ documents:

    Fill-in blanks


     
     
     





     
    About MICROMEDEX

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    The MICROMEDEX worldwide editorial team reviews and edits all information compiled from the most current sources available. The unbiased documents are thoroughly researched, evaluated, and referenced based on the world's leading literature.

    Healthcare and environmental safety professionals rely on MICROMEDEX information in over 8,000 facilities in more than 90 countries.



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    MICROMEDEX Contact Information MICROMEDEX has a commitment to quality products and extends this commitment by offering personal service to customers. An international sales force, as well as customer and editorial support representatives, are available to answer customer questions. Technical support professionals are available to assist with hardware or software concerns by calling (800) 525-9083. Outside the U.S. and Canada please call +1 303 486-6444.

    MICROMEDEX also welcomes your ideas and feedback on the Healthcare Series Intranet Application software. Please write, telephone, fax, or E-mail us at the following:

    Write us at:
    MICROMEDEX
    6200 South Syracuse Way, Suite 300
    Englewood, Colorado 80111-4740

    Contact us at:
    Corporate Headquarters: (303) 486-6400
    Technical Support: (800) 525-9083
    Fax: (303) 486-6464
    International: +1 303 486-6444
    E-mail: info@mdx.com
    Website: http://www.micromedex.com



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    Referencing MICROMEDEX Databases Subscribers to the MICROMEDEX Systems often ask how to reference the databases when publishing articles. The following formats should be used:

    The entire MICROMEDEX System

    MICROMEDEX® Healthcare Series:
    MICROMEDEX® Healthcare Series: MICROMEDEX, Englewood, Colorado (Edition expires [date]).

    An entire System or Database

    AltMedDex™ System:
    Winsauer-Burkett CI (Ed): AltMedDex™ Database. MICROMEDEX, Englewood, Colorado (Edition expires [date]).

    POISINDEX® System:
    Rumack BH, Hess AJ & Gelman CR (Eds):
    POISINDEX® System. MICROMEDEX, Englewood, Colorado (Edition expires [date]).

    DRUGDEX® System:
    Gelman CR, Rumack BH & Hess AJ (Eds): DRUGDEX® System. MICROMEDEX, Englewood, Colorado (Edition expires [date]).

    EMERGINDEX® System:
    Honigman B, Rumack BH & Silverstein S (Eds): EMERGINDEX® System. MICROMEDEX, Englewood, Colorado (Edition expires [date]).

    TOMES® System:
    Hall AH & Rumack BH (Eds): TOMES® System. MICROMEDEX, Englewood, Colorado (Edition expires [date]).

    REPROTEXT® Database:
    Dabney BJ (Ed): REPROTEXT® Database. MICROMEDEX, Englewood, Colorado (Edition expires [date]).

    REPRORISK® System:
    Dabney BJ (Ed): REPRORISK® System. MICROMEDEX, Englewood, Colorado (Edition expires [date]).

    DRUG-REAX® System:
    Hess AJ & Rumack BH (Eds): DRUG-REAX® System. MICROMEDEX, Englewood, Colorado (Edition expires [date]).

    An individual document

    AltMedDex™ System:
    Spoerke D & Rouse J: St. John's Wort (Monograph). In: Winsauer-Burkett CI (Ed):
    AltMedDex™ Database. MICROMEDEX, Englewood, Colorado (Edition expires [date]).

    POISINDEX® System:
    POISINDEX® Editorial Staff: Ace Inhibitors (Management/Treatment Protocol). In: Rumack BH, Hess AJ & Gelman CR (Eds): POISINDEX® System. MICROMEDEX, Englewood, Colorado (Edition expires [date]).

    DRUGDEX® System:
    McLean W & Ariano R: Evening Primrose Oil - Therapy of Polyunsaturated Fat Deficiency (Drug Consult). In: Gelman CR, Rumack BH & Hess AJ (Eds): DRUGDEX® System. MICROMEDEX, Englewood, Colorado (Edition expires [date]).

    EMERGINDEX® System:
    Hamilton G: Asthma (Disease & Trauma Monograph for Acute Care). In: Honigman B, Rumack BH & Silverstein S (Eds): EMERGINDEX® System. MICROMEDEX, Englewood, Colorado (Edition expires [date]).

    TOMES® System:
     

    MEDITEXT® Medical Management:
    Hydrogen Sulfide (MEDITEXT® Medical Management). In: Hall AH & Rumack BH (Eds): TOMES® System. MICROMEDEX, Englewood, Colorado (Edition expires [date]).

    HAZARDTEXT® Hazard Management:
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