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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 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, paramedics and other direct care providers looking to incorporate evidence-based tools into practice.

Related LibGuide: Mobile Apps and Resources by Amanda Andrews

Thursday, February 29, 2024 Show more dates
10:00am - 10:30am
Time Zone:
Atlantic Time (change)
All Zones
  30 Minutes or Less     Library Services  
This is an online event. Event URL will be sent via registration email.
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To participate in an online session, you will need:

  • An audio output device connected (headphones or speakers) to be able to hear the instructor
  • If you do not have an audio input device (webcam or microphone), 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.

To make the session more accessible, check out the following videos that include instruction on how to enable live captions and use PowerPoint Live features such as magnification and high contrast colours:

You can join the Teams meeting on your computer or mobile app using the URL you will receive in the Confirmation and Reminder emails. 

You can join a Teams meeting whether or not you have a Teams account. If you don't have an account, follow these steps to join as a 'Guest': 

  1. Paste the Teams meeting link into a Microsoft Edge or Google Chrome browser address bar
  2. On the web page that opens, select Continue on this browser
  3. Enter your name and choose your audio/video settings
  4. Click Join now

For more information on joining as a 'Guest', please go to: Joining a Teams Meeting without a Teams account*

For more information on Teams Meetings, please check out: https://intra.nshealth.ca/UCS/BPS/SitePages/Teams.aspx*. The Join a Teams Meeting video on this page provides useful information for new Microsoft Teams users.

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

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Amanda Andrews

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