I always encounter different situations throughout my rounds and have found that no one reference is enough. That’s why I like how Skyscape has bundled so many references together with the Clinical Constellation.
By far, the 5-Minute Clinical Consult is my favorite reference. It has all the information of the 5MCC I used during Med School – only better. I trust this content and don’t have to ask where the information I call up is coming from—which can be an issue with other PDA medical references.
When I was leading rounds a few weeks ago, the Chairman Emeritus of our departments walked by and posed us a question regarding an esoteric disease. By simply clicking in 5-Minute Clinical Consult, I found the answer and could quickly link to the appropriate dosing information in the AHFS Dosing Companion.
Another great example of the versatility of the Clinical Constellation was when I was dealing with a potential infectious disease. I looked up Coryne bacterium in the 2004 Pocket Book of Infectious Disease Therapy to identify the different types and the preferred drugs for each. Prior to Clinical Constellation I would have had to stop rounds and check it up on a desktop PC. Now I can do it as I go.
Skyscape also includes the Archimedes Medical Calculator with the Clinical Constellation. Archimedes is a great reference and calculator and it is available for free.