eBook of the month: ACP Pier and AHFS DI Essentials

PIER® (Physicians’ Information and Education Resource) is a collection of over 400 evidence summaries published by the American College of Physicians. Each module provides authoritative guidance to improve the quality of care.
Important features of PIER include:
• Truly evidenced-based
• Defines the current standard of care
• Frequently updated (Monthly Content Updates and Module Additions)
• Consistently structured for rapid access
• Search or browse by organ system
• Integrated drug reference (AHFS DI® Essentials™)


Topics are selected by ACP (American College of Physicians) based upon prevalence in clinical settings. Evidence is then gathered by literature review and evaluated based on formal criteria. The level of evidence for each recommendation is displayed clearly within the application. PIER® also includes topics in complementary and alternative medicine, ethical and legal issues, and procedures.

AHFS DI® Essentials™ is designed to offer health professionals easy access to knowledge that is critical at the point of care. Essentials™ monographs draw on the meticulously evidence-based guidelines in the full AHFS DI® database, distilling for the health professional the essential information on prescription and key over-the-counter (OTC) drugs in an easy-to-use, highly structured outline format.

You can access PIER® from the Health Sciences Library website select Find Books> Electronic Books> and browse by title (A for ACP Pier and AHFS DI Essentials).


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