Dr. Amy Mohl, our chief medical officer, recently shared some highlights of Plumb’s Pro in an interview with Shawn Wilkie and Dr. Ivan Zakharenkov of the Veterinary Innovation Podcast. Listen to the episode or take a look at the highlights below to discover what clinical decision support is and see what makes Plumb’s Pro a powerful support tool for veterinary professionals.
1. Where did the idea for Plumb’s Pro come from?
Veterinary medicine commonly looks to innovations in human medicine, and our human healthcare counterparts have been leveraging clinical decision support in a big way.
After seeing how powerful these tools can be at the point of care, the medical team behind Plumb’s and Clinician’s Brief has been working to offer them to our veterinary colleagues.
The results so far? Veterinarians love it. Plumb’s Pro has made a positive impact on their practice life.
2. What is clinical decision support?
Clinical decision support tools give clinicians access to reliable, up-to-date information that helps them make or double-check decisions at the point of care.
These digital platforms help clinicians find information that’s relevant to the patient in front of them fast enough to use it before the appointment is over.
3. Why does veterinary medicine need clinical decision support tools?
Veterinarians are great at using the resources at our disposal, but those resources often aren’t very efficient.
When you’re already running 30 minutes behind, the idea of distracting a colleague to ask a question or pulling out 3 different textbooks isn’t appealing.
We need real in-the-moment tools designed to keep up with the pace of practice.
4. How does Plumb’s Pro help clinicians?
Plumb’s Pro is an all-in-one tool that makes it easy and efficient to find answers you can trust.
Veterinarians already love the prescription support they get from Plumb’s Veterinary Drugs. This popular digital platform already allows you to quickly calculate dosages or send medication guides home with patients in a couple of clicks.
A Plumb’s Pro subscription makes it just as simple to search for must-have clinical content:
- Original clinical monographs that provide essential advice on common conditions
- Algorithms for navigating complex decisions,
- Pet owner guides that educate clients on diagnoses, preventive care, and procedures
And you can find it all on the same easy-to-use platform.
Plus, the information in Plumb’s Pro is written by experts, peer reviewed, and continually updated. That means you can depend on the answers they find and feel comfortable sharing the resources with pet owners.
5. How does clinical decision support impact small animal practice?
Early adopters love sharing how Plumb’s Pro has made a difference for them.
Dr. Mohl especially appreciates how Plumb’s Pro has helped coordinate client education between clinicians at her practice. Say a patient tests positive for Lyme disease on a snap test. Dr. Mohl can easily email a patient guide to the client curbside to help them walk through the next steps. With a quick note in the patient record, her colleagues know what that client should know if they see them on recheck.
Cynthia Courtney, DVM,* an associate veterinarian in Kansas, loves making sure she’s on top of the latest in diagnosis and treatment. After reviewing the Plumb’s Pro clinical monograph for feline herpesvirus, she added a hyaluronate eye drop to her best practices for treating flare-ups to slow the cycle of disease.
Like clinical decision support tools in human healthcare, Plumb’s Pro helps make clinicians more effective in their jobs and more efficient in their work.
Curious? See it for yourself. Watch Plumb’s Pro in action with this free demo.
*Dr. Courtney is also a contributing writer and editor on the Brief Media team.