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Research Guides@Tufts

PBL Research Guide

Point-of-Care Tools

What are point-of-care (POC) tools? 

  • Resources designed for clinicians to quickly look up information when they are with a patient
  • Summaries of evidence-based medicine and/or peer-reviewed sources curated and updated by health professionals
  • Some contain clinical practice guidelines and images

To learn more about these tools and others, see our guide on Point-of-Care Resources

Using POCs Effectively

Note the grading system, e.g.:

strong recommendation

  • While not standardized across resources, the internal grading scheme will help determine clinical recommendations


View references to quickly access best evidence, e.g.,: