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BMJ Best Practice: Empowering Clinicians at the Point of Care

BMJ Best Practice gives you access to the latest evidence-based guidance to inform your decisions in an easy-to-digest format. You can use BMJ Best Practice as a resource for staying current with best practices and ensuring your patients receive the most up-to-date treatments.

Screenshot of the BMJ Best Practice page on gestational hypertension
Example of a BMJ Best Practice topic page on gestational hypertension.

Key Features of BMJ Best Practice:

  • Clinically-focused content: BMJ Best Practice curates information specifically tailored to real-world clinical scenarios.
  • Up-to-date knowledge: The resource is updated daily, ensuring you have access to the freshest research available.
  • Step-by-step approach: Navigate diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, and prevention with clear and concise guidance.
  • Expert-informed: BMJ Best Practice leverages the knowledge of international specialists, providing a trusted perspective.
  • Offline access: The mobile app lets you access this wealth of information even when you’re offline.
  • Clinical calculators: The mobile app provides quick access to a wide range of clinical calculators. You can also browse calculators by specialty.
Screenshot of the BMJ Best Practice page with calculators by the anesthesia specialty
Example of calculator feature with list filtered by specialty.

When should you use BMJ Best Practice?

  • Clinical decision-making at the point of care: Need a quick evidence check while seeing a patient? BMJ Best Practice has you covered.
  • Staying current with best practices: Ensure you’re incorporating the latest research findings into your daily routine. Use the “What’s New” section to quickly browse updates by importance or specialty. 
Screenshot of the BMJ Best Practice on the What's New page
Example of the “What’s New” area filtered to “important updates”
  • Developing differential diagnoses: Considering multiple possibilities? BMJ Best Practice can guide your diagnostic thought process.
  • Researching treatment options: Explore different treatment options and their supporting evidence. Summaries include links to relevant guidelines and references for more in-depth information.

Who can benefit from BMJ Best Practice?

This resource is a valuable asset for a wide range of healthcare professionals, including:

  • Physicians
  • Nurses
  • Physician assistants
  • Nurse practitioners
  • Medical students

You can also claim CME/CPD credit for using BMJ Best Practice to inform your care. BMJ Best Practice gives you 0.25 credits for every 15 minutes spent on the website and app. Create an account to track your activity and claim credits.

Ready to get started?

You can always access BMJ Best Practice through Lane Search on Lane Library’s website. You can also set up mobile access by following the instructions below.

How to Set Up Mobile Access

  1. Visit BMJ Best Practice through Lane Library on your computer or mobile web browser.
  2. Create an account by selecting “Your Profile” in the navigation bar and then “Set up your free use profile”
  3. Download the BMJ Best Practice app from the Apple or Android store on your mobile device.
  4. Login to the app with the user account you created.
  5. Now you have mobile app access, including offline access (note, it works best to be on wifi when setting up your app).

If you have any questions about using BMJ Best Practice, contact us. We encourage you to try it out the next time you need to consult the evidence at the point of care!

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