Hudson, OH (PRWEB) August 15, 2008
Lexi-Comp, Inc., a provider of clinical information for healthcare professionals, has recently released several enhancements to its Web-based application, Lexi-Comp ONLINE. Clinicians can now access two new fields of information within Lexi-Comp's core database, Lexi-Drugs®. The Allergy Considerations field provides unique insight on topics such as the range of reactions associated with a drug class, cross sensitivity, timing of onset, plus patient assessment and management considerations. This data assists the practitioner in addressing allergy-related issues which are often difficult to interpret in clinical practice. Also available in Lexi-Drugs, the new Pregnancy & Lactation, In-Depth field contains content on drug use in pregnancy and breast-feeding. Medication-related information in this resource includes pregnancy issues related to the infant/fetus and mother, data from human and animal studies, and detailed information on how much drug enters breast milk and subsequently reaches the infant.
In addition to these new fields of information, the user interface of the I.V. Compatibility module has been improved. In response to client feedback, the King® Guide to Parenteral Admixtures®, Lexi-Comp's partner in I.V. compatibility content, has enhanced this application. Users can now enter up to 10 medications at once and the resulting analysis displays compatibility/stability data for drug pairs where such data exists. The I.V. Compatibility module provides information on over 460 fully-referenced parenteral drug products and is updated quarterly.
Lexi-Comp employs the expertise of an internal clinical team to collect, assimilate, and publish information in a concise, actionable format. Delivering these resources in an easy-to-use application helps clinicians locate answers quickly and improve patient care decisions.
For more information on Lexi-Comp ONLINE, please call 1-800-837-5394 or visit http://www.lexi.com.
Lexi-Comp, Inc. provides clinical information solutions to the healthcare industry, publishing point-of-care content utilized in both in-patient and out-patient settings. These advanced resources help improve patient outcomes, medication safety, and workflow efficiency. Pharmacotherapy knowledge areas include drug information for adult, pediatric, and geriatric populations; medication interactions; laboratory tests and diagnostic procedures; pharmacogenomics; poisoning and toxicology; dentistry; infectious diseases; and patient education. Over 500,000 clinicians worldwide access Lexi-Comp's content via the Internet, mobile devices, and through integration with health information systems. An extensive library of print titles is also available. To learn more about Lexi-Comp's clinical information solutions, call 800.837.5394, 330.650.6506, or visit http://www.lexi.com.
Heather Ciranna, Media Relations