Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

Practical Nursing

How to Search

Global Search Box

* wild card phrase (same as OCtopus searching)
Filters on the left, content types

  • Drop-down Drugs & Conditions - ("Low back pain". Arthritis)
    • Canadian statistics and pathophysiology, therapeutic choices, suggested readings, linked references
  • Tip! Uncheck limits  or they will stick for the next search

Menu Bar Options

  • Drugs (ie. Naloxone/Narcan, Gleevec)
  • Full monograph - Left menu Table of Contents
  • Information for Patient (Patient Medication Information) (Summary, printable version)
    • Can Select specific elements only to print
    • Includes product image

Menu Tabs


  • Clinical Information
    • Interactive Clinical Tools - Calculations & Dosing Tools, drug administration and food (ie. Grapefruit) 
    • Topics - Drugs in breastfeeding and/or pregnancy, complementary and alternative therapies
  • Product Identification Tool - More than 1500 Canadian product images
    • Tablet, round, orange, scored
    • Tip! If you click the drug name, will not take you to the drug product monograph, you have to enter it into the global search box
  • Drug Interactions - Verify drug interactions and allergies
    • Drugs - Diazepam
    • Oxycodone and Ibuprofen (then click analyze)


  • Therapeutic Choices
    • Body system --> eye disorders --> glaucoma
    • Alphabetical --> Acute bronchitis
  • Minor Ailments - Information for patients (ie. conditions, cold sores)
    • Alphabetical (ie. Cold Sores)
    • Body system, gastrointestinal, assessment...


  • Directories - Poison control centres, health organizations, support societies (with web links)
  • Glossaries - Medical abbreviations
  • Calculators - Body surface area and body weight


  • Advisories will pop-up at the top of drug monograph
  • ie. Talc and ovarian cancer

APA Citation

  • Example on LibGuide or APA Guide
  • Drug Monograph from CPS Full Access database:

Canadian Pharmacists Association. (2016, February 19). Atacand. CPS Full Access.


  • First citation
    (Canadian Pharmacists Association [CPhA], 2016)
  • Subsequent citations
    (CPhA, 2016)
  • Drug monograph from CPS Full Access mobile app

Reference List

Canadian Pharmacists Association. (2016, February 19). Atacand. In CPS Full Access (Version [Mobile app]. Google Play Store.

In Text, first citation

(Canadian Pharmacists Association [CPhA], 2016)

In Text, subsequent citations

(CPhA, 2016)

This site is maintained by the librarians of Okanagan College Library.
If you wish to comment on an individual page, please contact that page's author.
If you have a question or comment about Okanagan College Library's LibGuides site as a whole, please contact the site administrator.