Himmelfarb Library recently licensed Epocrates Essentials to replace Best Practice. Both of these information resources provide access to the high-quality evidence-based disease information developed by the BMJ Publishing Group plus integrated drug information. Epocrates Essentials offers the additional benefit of better access to drug information and clinical tools. If you are already accustomed to Best Practice, you will immediately recognize the information layout, content, and interface in Epocrates Essentials. Alongside the familiar disease-oriented content, Epocrates Essentials provides access to a drug interaction checker, Pill ID tool, calculators, clinical tables, and patient education resources.
You can access Epocrates Essentials online and also install the app on your phone or mobile device. The Epocrates Essentials app normally costs $159 but is available to GW users for FREE as part of Himmelfarb Library’s license to this resource. To download the Epocrates Essentials app, access Himmelfarb’s Epocrates app page and provide information regarding your GW affiliation then click ‘Get it Now.’ Next, login or register for Epocrates account; Epocrates Essentials will then appear in your ‘shopping cart’ with charge for $159 and a credit for $159 – you will not be charged for this purchase. The Epocrates Essentials app is available for iOS (iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch) and Android devices.
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