Nurse Practitioner Resources


Point of Care Tools

RxTx3 (formerly e-CPS): the online version of the Compendium of Pharmaceuticals and Specialties plus other handbooks; includes both professional information and patient information for medications, according to Canadian regulations and standards. For users wanting to use the mobile application, the UPEI organizational code is: 0007249

RxFiles is an academic detailing program providing objective, comparative drug information to clinicians.  This resource is a practical tool for evidence-based and clinically relevant drug use information throughout Canada, serving health providers and educators through newsletter reviews, Q&As, Trial Summaries, and up-to-date drug comparison charts.  The clinical relevance of these materials comes from their initial focus as academic detailing tools for the front line practitioner wanting to provide the best possible drug therapy for their patients. [description from database website]


CINAHL (1982 - present)
Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature, the major indexing resource for nursing literature covering the English language nursing journals as well as the primary journals for the allied health disciplines

PubMed (1950’s - present )
Coverage includes bibliographic information from MEDLINE, OLDMEDLINE, and in-process citations. See the US National Library of Medicine tutorial PubMed for Nurses.

Cochrane Library
Contains information on systematic reviews of research on the effectiveness of healthcare interventions/therapies. It includes the full-text for both the completed reviews and the reviews in progress. Also contains a register of controlled trials with citations to journal articles about those trials.