Database Showcase: ClinicalKey

Des Moines, IA US
July 10, 2015

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This course is part of the Des Moines University Library Nerdfest Series.

Target Audience

Des Moines University faculty and staff. 


This class will introduce you to the key elements you and your students need to know to help you accomplish your clinical, research, and educational goals.  

Clinical Key combines a broad range of resources within a single interface: Full text journals & reference books; Medline citations; all medical and surgical titles from the Clinics of North America; First Consult point‐of‐care clinical monographs; Procedures Consult surgical videos; Clinical Pharmacology drug monographs from Gold Standard, and Practice Guidelines from the National Guideline Clearinghouse.

Learning Objectives

By the end of class participants will be able to independently explain key concepts and/or perform the following skills as indicated by the observation of the instructor and student’s self‐assessment:

  1. Define content & practice searching for the following types of information: disease overviews, Discuss EMMET, books, journals, clinics of North America, Medline, drug monographs, clinical trials, guidelines, patient education, FirstConsult, and multimedia.
  2. Demonstrate how to create and use a personal account, including Presentation Maker, PDF book chapters, and saved content and searches.
  3. Demonstrate various output options including email, print, and RSS.
  4. Summarize mobile access procedures.
  5. Identify CME options.
  6. Identify how to locate further training materials from the DMU library libguide at:


Hines, Rebecca-58422

Rebecca Hines, MLIS
Education Librarian, Des Moines University

Ms. Hines indicated she has no financial relationships to disclose relevant to the content of this CME activity.

Professional Competencies

ACRL Information Literacy

  • Standard Two: The information literate student accesses needed information effectively and efficiently (2, 4, 5)

Fundamental Osteopathic Medical Competency Domains: Guidelines for Osteopathic Medical Licensure and the Practice of Osteopathic Medicine

  • Application of Knowledge for Osteopathic Medical Practice (3.1.3, 3.2.2, 3.2.3)
  • Practice‐Based Learning and Improvement in Osteopathic Medicine (4.3.1, 4.3.2, 4.3.3, 4.7.1)
  • Professionalism in the Practice of Osteopathic Medicine (6.5.1, 6.5.4, 6.5.6)

Curricular Guide for Podiatric Medical Education ‐ AACPM Council of Faculties 2014 Edition

  • Epidemiology (13)

National Center for Healthcare Leadership (NCHL) Health Leadership Competency Model

  • Information Seeking (L11.4, L11.5)

The American Physical Therapy Association 2014 Strategic Plan

  • Effectiveness of Care Goal 1.b
  • Professional Excellence Goal 3.c

The National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants: Competencies for the Physician Assistant Profession

  • Practice‐Based Learning and Improvement

Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health: MPH Core Competency Model

  • Communication and Informatics

Continuing Education Credit

  • MD: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Iowa Medical Society (IMS). Des Moines University (DMU) is accredited by the IMS to provide continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this live activity for 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • DO: Des Moines University is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) and approves this activity for a maximum of 0.50 hour(s) of AOA Category 1-A CME credit(s).
  • DPM: Des Moines University (DMU) is approved by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education as a provider of continuing education in podiatric medicine. DMU has approved this activity for a maximum of 0.50 continuing education contact hour.
  • Other: This live activity is designated for 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

No commercial interest provided financial support for this continuing education activity.

Can't get enough Nerd?!

Library Appy Hour - 3 Friday's in July from 2-3pm in SEC #281

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • 0.50 AOA Category 1­A
  • 0.50 CE Contact Hour(s)
  • 0.50 CPME
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
07/10/2015 - 9:00am CDT
Event ends: 
07/10/2015 - 9:30am CDT
Des Moines University
3200 Grand Avenue
SEC #281
Des Moines, IA 50312
United States

Available Credit

  • 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • 0.50 AOA Category 1­A
  • 0.50 CE Contact Hour(s)
  • 0.50 CPME


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