Point-of-Care Resource for Rehabilitation Therapists New from EBSCO Publishing, Providers of DynaMed and CINAHL

Rehabilitation Reference Center™ -- Evidence-based Medicine Supports Clinical Decisions in Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Orthopedics

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Ipswich, MA (PRWEB) November 12, 2008

Rehabilitation Reference Center™ (RRC) from EBSCO Publishing is now available, making the latest evidence-based clinical information accessible to thousands of physical & occupational therapists, orthopedists, and outpatient center & homecare facilitators. RRC is designed to deliver valid and relevant information at the point-of-care so that rehabilitation specialists can build treatment regimens for patients.

Rehabilitation Reference Center will grow to contain more than 600 Clinical Reviews which pull together the latest research on diseases and conditions. Clinical Reviews are written and reviewed by in-house physical and occupational therapists. The information in the Clinical Reviews is organized so that information is easy to find and easily fits into the work flow. Each review includes: a Description (including ICD9/ICD10 codes), Causes & Risk Factors, Overall Contraindications/Precautions, Examination, Assessment/Plan of Care, Desired Outcomes/Outcome Measures, Maintenance or Prevention, and References.

The Clinical Reviews are created using a seven-step evidence-based methodology developed by DynaMed™ and using the CINAHL® editorial system of systematic literature surveillance, indexing and reviewing. RRC content will be updated monthly and urgent issues will be included in real time.

The database will also provide users with access to tests & measures, patient education handouts, a drug reference guide, reference books, guidelines, clinical updates and nearly 10,000 exercise images. Each image demonstrates and explains an exercise. RRC users will be able to create custom patient education packets for individual patients that include home exercise images & instructions plus evidence-based patient handouts.

The EBSCOhost Integration Toolkit allows for easy integration of EBSCO's clinical reference content directly into Electronic Medical Record (EMR) systems. Bringing evidence-based information from a trusted source into the clinical workflow allows clinicians to quickly find relevant content and make informed treatment decisions.

Linking technology available from EBSCOhost allows RRC users to link to other subscription databases from EBSCO Publishing, such as CINAHL, MEDLINE®, SPORTDiscus™ and the soon-to-be-released Rehabilitation & Sports Medicine Source™. Rehabilitation & Sports Medicine Source contains full-text for more than 190 sports medicine and rehabilitation journals. This is an essential database for hospital rehabilitation and sports clinicians, with full-text coverage dating back to 1963 and key scholarly titles in this discipline.

While designed for the point-of-care, Rehabilitation Reference Center is able to serve many needs. Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Orthopedics are some of the largest services offered in US hospitals and there are many Physical Therapy Clinics, both private and those associated with hospitals. In addition many academic institutions offer Physical Therapy Programs and Occupational Therapy Schools.

About EBSCO Publishing
EBSCO Publishing is the world's premier database aggregator, offering a suite of more than 200 full-text and secondary research databases. Through a library of tens of thousands of full-text journals, magazines, books, monographs, reports and various other publication types from renowned publishers, EBSCO serves the content needs of all medical professionals (doctors, nurses, medical librarians, social workers, hospital administrators, etc.). The company's product lines include proprietary databases such as CINAHL®, DynaMed™, Nursing Reference Center™, Patient Education Reference Center™, Rehabilitation Reference Center™, SocINDEX™ and SPORTDiscus™ as well as dozens of leading licensed databases such as MEDLINE®, PsycARTICLES® and PsycINFO®. Databases are powered by EBSCOhost®, the most-used for-fee electronic resource in libraries around the world. For more information, visit the EBSCO Publishing Web site at: http://www.ebscohost.com, or contact: information@ebscohost.com.

EBSCO Publishing is a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., one of the largest privately held companies in the United States.

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