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Point-of-Care Resources


   Connect to web version of PCO off campus with your Tufts Username or Library Login.

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Pediatric Care Online Mobile App

Pediatric Care Online

Created by the American Academy of Pediatrics, this app includes a point-of-care quick reference, guide to antimicrobials, Bright Futures and periodicity schedules.


  • Access Tufts' PCO on campus
  • Click Sign In, then Create account
  • Follow instructions for an Individual Account and complete registration form
  • Your AAP ID is displayed on the next screen.  Keep a record of the number
  • Enter a password and select a security question
  • Download the Pediatric Care Online app for your device and login. It may ask you for your AAP ID.

Features of PCO

Pediatric Care Online, produced by the American Academy of Pediatrics, contains these works full text:

  • AAP Textbook
  • Red Book:  Report of the AAP Committee on Infectious Diseases

Its Quick Reference tab gives concise answers for over 250 point-of-care topics and efficient problem-solving.   Its topics can be browsed by symptom.

Its Multimedia tab includes an image bank of radiographs and photographs along with videos of the 13 Pediatric Procedural Skills required by the ACGME for graduate medical education in pediatrics. 

Its Policy tab gives quick access to the AAP's clinical practice guidelines, policy statements, clinical and technical reports, and endorsed statements.

It also includes calculators, a guide for antimicrobial therapy, and well-child resources.