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Point of Care/Clinical Tools at SMH

What are Point of Care Tools?

In short, point of care tools are:

  • Syntheses of current evidence for diagnosis, tests and interventions (e.g. treatments, drugs)
  • Designed for rapid consultation at the point of patient care
  • Evidence-based and frequently updated, with links to relevant literature
  • May include drug information, ICD coding, information for patients, PDA application, and provision for links to electronic health records

Point-of-care tools in medicine. (2017, June 28). HLWIKI Canada, . Retrieved 22:11, September 14, 2017 from

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