The Clinical Calculator module encompasses over 280 calculators, pertinent medical formulas, clinical criteria sets and decision tree analysis tools. If your subscription includes this module, you will be able to access these tools within the Clinical Calculators section (under the "Resource Center" tab on the Clinical Pharmacology web page header), or from a Calculator link within the Indications/Dosage section of a monograph.
The Clinical Calculators are divided into four sections based upon the type of calculator:
This section includes general dosing and drug specific-dosing calculators, such as aminoglycosides, digoxin, phenytoin, iron, warfarin, and resuscitation calculators, (i.e. ACLS, PALS, and Neonatal Emergency calculators).
This section is comprised of tools that provide assessment and decision support tools for various conditions and drugs; (i.e. warfarin bleeding risk assessment, APACHE II Scoring assessment, osteoporosis assessment, and others).
This section consists of calculators to assess or determine certain medical values; (i.e. body mass index, creatinine clearance calculators, hemoglobin A1C, maintenance fluid rates for pediatrics, and others).
This section includes conversion calculators for different units for weight, length, time, temperature, as well as SI conversions for chemistry values.
To access Clinical Calculators directly from the Indication/Dosage section of a Clinical Pharmacology monograph:
For example, when viewing the Indication/Dosage section
of the warfarin monograph, a calculator icon will appear. Clicking on
this calculator icon will open a window where the warfarin related calculators
will be displayed.
Click here to view an example of the resulting warfarin calculator window that opens.
To access Clinical Calculators from the main Clinical Pharmacology menu:
The Clinical Calculators window opens and defaults to the Drug Calculators option. All four category types appear at the top.
Click here to view an example of this process.