Point of Care and Drug Tools

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College registrants have access to the following evidence-based information tools to support clinical practice at the point of care. These tools are regularly updated with information from the latest research, reviews, and guidelines.

Point of care tools



Comprehensive medical information with access to a core collection of textbooks, practice guidelines, patient education and multimedia resources.

Best Practice

Fast and easy access to continuously-updated information for evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of a variety of diseases. Includes Comorbidities tool.

For CPD credits, click here.

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Medical information with access to textbooks, practice guidelines, patient education and multimedia resources.


A clinical reference tool created for use at the point of care. Contains topic summaries created by physicians, for physicians. Each module is evaluated for clinical relevance and scientific validity – DynaMed is updated multiples times a day.


STAT!Ref home page

Drug tools

Bugs & Drugs

Reference for management of infectious diseases and appropriate antimicrobial use. It is peer-reviewed, evidence-based, and frequently updated. Bugs & Drugs® is supported by the Do Bugs Need Drugs?® program and is funded in BC by the BC Ministry of Health, Pharmaceutical Services Division.

Mobile users: The website is adapted for use on mobile devices – please update your bookmarks. There is also an app available for iOS and Android for $14.99.

Clinical Handbook of Psychotropic Drugs OnlineAn evidence-based and user-friendly practical resource guide for health care practitioners working in any setting where psychotropic drugs are utilized.
Clinical Handbook of Psychotropic Drugs for Children and Adolescents OnlineSame information as the Clinical Handbook above, focusing on the needs of children and adolescents.
ClinicalKey: drug monographsThis link will direct to the ClinicalKey homepage. Select Drug Monographs from the drop-down menu in the main search box.
CPS (formerly RxTx)

Reliable evidence-based drug information published by the Canadian Pharmacists Association. Use the “Drugs/Conditions” tab to access drug monographs and Therapeutic Choices and the “Tools” tab to access Lexi-Interact for drug interaction analysis.


Drug monographs with a global perspective.

The Review of Natural ProductsA comprehensive resource providing evidence-based, clinically-relevant information about natural products.

Systematic reviews of clinical effectiveness

CADTHProvides evidence, analysis, advice and recommendations about medical devices technologies.
Cochrane Database of Systematic ReviewsSystematic reviews from the Cochrane Collaboration.

Note: Any third party links are provided for general reference only and no endorsement of their content by the College is implied.