: Pediatric decision support at the point of care


  1. What is and what is its purpose? provides pediatric decision support at the point of care by using a search engine for searching pediatric peer-reviewed information.

    Pediatricians seeking answers to questions at the point of care may use for searching pediatric peer-reviewed information to improve patients' care, outcomes and lives.

  2. Can I obtain Continuing Medical Education (CME) credit for seeking answers to clinical questions using

    Yes, visit Cincinnati Children's Internet Point of Care Credit and PediaLink to receive CME credit for seeking answers to clinical questions at the point-of-care.

  3. How can I refine my search?

    On the search results page, you may click on one of the keywords under "Refine results" to refine your search results to Atlases or Drug References or Guidelines+Policies or Journals or Textbooks.

  4. How do you choose the pediatric information that powers

    The pediatric information that powers consists of pediatric journals and textbooks that must meet two criteria: 1) Peer-reviewed - The information must peer-reviewed by an editorial board and 2) Open Access - The information must be free to use without requiring registration or a login.

    Please note the information from the pediatric journals is made available by them due to their membership in the Washington DC Principles for Free Access to Science. Information from Pediatrics is made freely available starting one year after publication for a period of 8 years.

  5. What search engine powers is powered by the Google Custom Search Engine.

  6. Does have a Disclaimer?

    The information contained in is not a substitute for the medical care and advice of your physician. There may be variations in treatment that your physician may recommend based on individual facts and circumstances.

  7. How may I send comments or questions about the site?

    See our Comment Form. Please note: if you are a patient (including family members and friends), we are unable to answer your personal medical questions. Check for a list of resources that may help to answer your questions.

  8. May I link to

    Yes, please feel free to link to and to publicize it.

  9. How do you handle my personal information?

    No personal or non-personal information is collected. No cookies are used. Google Analytics is used to analyze the audience of this site and improve its content. No personal information is collected from Google Analytics. For further information on Google Analytics' privacy policy, look here.

  10. Who curates is curated by Donna M. D'Alessandro, MD.

    Donna D'Alessandro received an M.D. from Wayne State University School of Medicine, completed a residency in Pediatrics at the Children's Memorial Hospital / Northwestern University, and completed a fellowship in General Pediatrics at Children's Hospital Boston / Harvard Medical School. She is currently a Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Iowa and a pediatrician at Children's Hospital of Iowa.

    Dr. D'Alessandro's research is in the field of digital libraries and educational informatics.

  11. Who owns and funds

    All contents copyright © Donna M. D'Alessandro, M.D. All rights reserved.

    "", the logo, and "Searching pediatric peer-reviewed information" are all Trademarks of Donna M. D'Alessandro, M.D. is funded in whole by Donna M. D'Alessandro, M.D. Advertising is not accepted.

  12. What is the date was last revised?

    January 1, 2024

  13. Sum it all up? is a point-of-care decision support tool for pediatricians.

    By using regularly, individuals will be taking part in unstructured, situated learning that will result in continuing pediatric education.

Curated by Donna M. D'Alessandro M.D. and © 2008-2024

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