What is the role of healthcare assistants in administrating drugs to nursing home residents? – Crane Library Web Pick of the Week

Older people in nursing homes form one of the most vulnerable groups in our society. Their medical and support needs are increasingly complicated: Most care home residents are over 85 years old and have multiple comorbidities, including dementia and frailty (Office for National Statistics, 2014; British Geriatrics Society, 2011). Many rely on nursing home staff … Continue reading

FORTA – “Fit for the Aged” Drug Classification System – Crane Library Web Pick of the Week

FORTA is a drug classification system designed as a clinical tool to help in monitoring and optimizing the drug therapy and care management of older patients. 273 items consisting of the most frequently used substances/substance classes for the long-term drug therapy of older patients (with exceptions to this rule) aligned to 29 diagnoses/indication areas have … Continue reading

Updated eCPS Available (now with eTherapeutics) – RxTx

The Library now has the updated online version of the Compendium of Pharmaceuticals and Specialties (eCPS), which includes previously print-only content from Compendium of Therapeutics for Minor Ailments (CTMA). The updated resource is called RxTx. Formerly known as eCPS – the online version of the Compendium of Pharmaceuticals and Specialties (CPS) now includes the Compendium … Continue reading

LexiComp – Renewals Available Now

Lexicomp Mobile users will soon be receiving notices that their accounts are expiring or expired. Users will have to reapply for a limited number of licenses in January 2016. Current licenses are valid through the end of January 2016. Forms for 2016  licenses are now available http://libguides.lib.umanitoba.ca/healthdatabases/lexicomp and at the Library. As a reminder – Lexicomp … Continue reading