Free Resources, Toolkits, and CEs
KAN strives to make our PBRN a place where members can come for free resources on topics which are relevant to family practice. We know how busy our members are, and enjoy creating and providing online resources for our members. Please check out our free toolkits and continuing education opportunities.
Transitional Care Management
Chronic Pain Practice Toolkit
- Skyscape: Clinical decision support app for physicians, nurses, students, and other health care professionals
- AHRQ - US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF): Recommendations for clinical preventive services developed by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality with a primary care focus
- AHRQ's National Guideline Clearinghouse
- CDC Travel: Prevention and treatment guidelines for travel-related illnesses
- CDC General: CDC guidelines and recommendations for prevention and treatment
- American Heart Association: Guidelines on cardiovascular disease
- American College of Physicians - Mobile Clinical Guidelines mobile app
- Johns Hopkins Guides: ABX, diabetes and HIV guides
- Electronic Textbook of Dermatology: Provides diagnosis and management information about common dermatology problems physicians may face.
- Family Practice Notebook: An ongoing compendium of the diagnosis and management of common medical problems seen in family practice, created by Scott Moses, MD.
- MD Consult: A subscription-based service of leading health care and medical publisher, Elsevier. Offers access to full-text articles and books across a wide range of specialties, clinically relevant drug information, medical images, practice guidelines, and patient handouts.
* Free to UK faculty via the UK Library. Click here, then choose "Clinical Key" from the main page and use your UK linkblue login.
- The Merck Manuals: Series of health care books for medical professionals and consumers free from Merck pharmaceuticals. Each manual also has a link to complimentary mobile phone sites that are pay-for-service.
Medscape: A drug information search tool. The database combines information from the National Drug Data File with information from the American Hospital Formulary Service Drug Information.
*Free online use, but registration is required
MedlinePlus: Drug Information: Consumer-oriented online drug information resource created by the U.S. National Library of Medicine. Provides information on thousands of prescription and over-the-counter medications (OTC).
Polypharmacy Network: A variety of educational resources and newsletters regarding medication use from the Polypharmacy Network. A grassroots nonprofit aimed at helping clinicians, patients, and all stakeholders in better understanding medication use along four domains: purpose, monitoring, efficacy, and personal experience.
Electronic Medical Records
- Health Care Information and Management Systems Society: Organization focused on providing leadership for the optimal use of health care information technology and management systems. Among other things, resources include tips, tools, and hot topics
- KLAS: Research and consulting group that reports on EHRS.
Evaluation of Diagnostic and Treatment Technology
- AHRQ Technology Assessments: Website containing the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality health technology assessments done for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).
- AHRQ Evidence Reports: Access Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's evidence reports and systematic reviews.
- PubMed Clinical Queries: This resource provides two filters to limit MEDLINE retrievals, a research methodology filter and a systematic review filter.
- UpToDate: A clinical reference tool comprised of topic reviews addressing many aspects of primary care. A paid subscription is required.
- TRIP Database: A database created in 1997 to bring together all the evidence-based health care resources available on the Internet. A free registration is required.
Medical Search Engines
- If you are with the University of Kentucky, click to see all medical library resources.
- PubMed: A service of the National Library of Medicine that includes over 15 million citations for biomedical articles back to the 1950s. These citations are from MEDLINE and additional life science journals. PubMed includes links to many sites providing full text articles and other related resources. PubMed provides access to bibliographic information that includes MEDLINE, OLDMEDLINE.
- Medscape: CME credit, online medical textbooks and journals, patient education handouts, drug information, practice guidelines, medical news, and daily updates. Medscape offers free, continuously updated continuing education activities for physicians and other health professionals.
Patient Education Materials
- Family Doctor.org: American Academy of Family Physicians' website containing printable health information for patients on a variety of topics
- American Heart Association: Patient-oriented information on prevention and treatment of heart attacks and strokes
- American Diabetes Association: Patient-oriented information on diabetes prevention and treatment
- American Academy of Pediatrics: Parent-oriented information on health and disease in childhood
- Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM): Dedicated to improving the health of all people through education, research, patient care, and advocacy
- Association for Prevention Teaching and Research: The national professional membership organization for individuals and institutions advancing the education of physicians and other health professionals in prevention and population health
- PubMed Tutorial: A web-based learning program that shows you how to search PubMed, the National Library of Medicine's journal literature search system.