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What's new in PIER

From the December ACP Observer, copyright 2004 by the American College of Physicians.

PIER—ACP's Physicians' Information and Education Resource, a point-of-care, Web-based decision-support tool-now contains 350 modules that provide guidance and information on more than 260 diseases and conditions. PIER modules also contain information on ethical and legal issues; complementary and alternative medicine; and screening, prevention and procedures. PIER modules are online.

Recently added topics include:

  • Avoiding misrepresentation in advocating for insured patients
  • Bullous pemphigoid
  • Carbon monoxide poisoning
  • Chronic kidney disease in pregnancy
  • Electrocardiogram
  • Evaluation of postoperative fever
  • Hemophilia
  • High-altitude illness
  • HIV in pregnancy
  • Methanol toxicity
  • Otitis externa
  • Preoperative evaluation
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Screening for HIV
  • Screening for prostate cancer
  • Thoracentesis
  • Urinalysis
  • Venous thromboembolism prophylaxis in the surgical patient
  • Vulvodynia


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