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Using Isabel to Support Diagnostic Decision-Making

Using Isabel to Support Diagnostic Decision-Making Online

Point-of-care tools are a handy, evidence-based starting point for health care providers who need to find information quickly to support patient care. This hands-on session will be an introduction to Isabel, a point-of-care tool that supports diagnostic decision-making. Isabel allows you to enter symptoms and clinical features for a rapid list of possible diagnoses, and links to guidelines, textbooks, and other relevant health evidence. When a diagnosis is unclear, Isabel can help you narrow down the possibilities and confirm your current thinking. 

Learning objectives:

  • Recognize when to use and how to access Isabel
  • Identify relevant evidence based on a patient’s symptoms and clinical features
  • Locate support for mobile applications and resources

Recommended for: Physicians, Nurse Practitioners and other direct care providers looking to incorporate evidence-based tools into practice.

Related LibGuide: Mobile Apps & Resources by Amanda Andrews

Thursday, October 21, 2021 Show more dates
11:00am - 11:30am
Time Zone:
Atlantic Time (change)
All Zones
  30 Minutes or Less     Library Services     Point-of-Care  
This is an online event. Event URL will be sent via registration email.

Registration is required. There are 6 seats available.


To participate in an online session, you will need to meet the following requirements:

  • You must have access to a computer with Skype for Business installed. If you do not have the software, you will be required to install a web app plugin that will allow you to attend as a guest
  • You must have an audio output device connected (headphones or speakers) to be able to hear the instructor
  • You must have an audio input device (webcam or microphone) connected whether you wish to participate verbally or not. If you do not wish to speak, you may type in the chat window
  • Experience using chat
  • Experience copying/pasting text and URLs

If you do not meet the above requirements, please consider requesting a one-on-one consult.

Prior to the start of an online session, test your sound settings to ensure you are ready. See Testing Skype Sound Settings* for step-by-step instructions.

To learn more about Skype for Business, see https://intra.nshealth.ca/UCS/BPS/SitePages/SkypeforBusiness.aspx*

*Internal link, you must be on the Nova Scotia Health network and use Microsoft Internet Explorer or Edge to access

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Amanda Andrews

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