Submitted by Vinson Li & Robin Parker
Dalhousie Libraries is now subscribing to the Clinical Handbook of Psychotropic Drugs Online (CHPD) to update the print editions held by the Libraries. Adding this online resource improves access for Dalhousie affiliates in a range of clinical and teaching settings.
The Clinical Handbook of Psychotropic Drugs Online is a collection of practical resources that are relevant to healthcare professionals who manage psychotropic drugs in all settings and includes content by Canadian authors.
The materials are evidence-based, drawing on literature including randomized control trials, PK trials, case reports and more. Colour-coded icons and comparison charts will facilitate decision making. Patient information for many interventions can be downloaded and shared for clinical use.
The CHPD contains two volumes: one relating to adults and the other focused on children and adolescents. The sections of the book are sorted by drug class, but individual drugs can also be searched. Off-label uses, adverse effects, drug interactions, pharmacodynamics, pregnancy usability, nursing implications, and information on dosing for children and adolescents are included for each drug.
The CHPD Online (for adults) can be accessed here: https://chpd-hogrefe-com.ezproxy.library.dal.ca/chpd/Main/intro and the CHPD for Children and Adolescents Online can be accessed here: https://chpd-hogrefe-com.ezproxy.library.dal.ca/chpd/CA/intro, or by searching the catalogue on the Dalhousie Libraries website.