Evidence-Based Practice at the Bedside

MLGSCA 2012 Symposium Supplemental Information

The following information is intended as a supplement to my poster session at the Medical Library Group of Southern California and Arizona’s March 2, 2012 symposium on evidence-based practice.  The poster, entitled Evidence-Based Practice at the Bedside: The Librarian’s Role in Promoting EBP Mobile Apps, addresses how librarians can effectively support EBP by educating their patrons about mobile apps.

Links to Apps

The following apps were highlighted as recommended resources:

Searching PubMed


Drug Information

Note Taking

More Helpful Links

Krafty Librarian – Apps: reviews of and commentary on apps from medical librarian Michelle Kraft

iMedical Apps: in-depth reviews of apps from a staff of doctors and medical students, plus tech-related medical news

UCLA Research Guide: PDA Resources: a guide to mobile apps from UCLA Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library

Additional Reading

Burkiewicz, J. S., Vesta, K. S., & Hume, A. L. (2005). Update in handheld electronic resources for evidence-based practice in the community setting. The Annals of pharmacotherapy, 39(12), 2100-4. doi:10.1345/aph.1G403

Davies, B. S., Rafique, J., Vincent, T. R., Fairclough, J., Packer, M. H., Vincent, R., & Haq, I. (2012). Mobile Medical Education (MoMEd) – how mobile information resources contribute to learning for undergraduate clinical students: a mixed methods study. BMC medical education, 12(1), 1. doi:10.1186/1472-6920-12-1


Doran, D. M., Haynes, R. B., Kushniruk, A., Straus, S., Grimshaw, J., Hall, L. M., Dubrowski, A., et al. (2010). Supporting evidence-based practice for nurses through information technologies. Worldviews on evidence-based nursing / Sigma Theta Tau International, Honor Society of Nursing, 7(1), 4-15. doi:10.1111/j.1741-6787.2009.00179.x

medGadget. The Anatomy of a Medical App. The Atlantic. Retrieved January 31, 2012, from http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2011/12/the-anatomy-of-a-medical-app/250470/

Morris, J., & Maynard, V. (2010). Pilot study to test the use of a mobile device in the clinical setting to access evidence-based practice resources. Worldviews on evidence-based nursing / Sigma Theta Tau International, Honor Society of Nursing, 7(4), 205-13. doi:10.1111/j.1741-6787.2009.00171.x