This summer the LSU Health Sciences Center Library upgraded from DynaMed, a clinical information resource to DynaMed Plus. The new, visually appealing database offers information in bullet points, topic overviews on drugs, diseases, and therapies. Due to the ease of the resource, it is often compared to UpToDate. Topics included in the user interface update daily. Operators automatically receive practice changing updates. The amazing tool links to 2,500 full-text articles; handlers get answers quickly and efficiently. Most importantly, consumers can easily download the DynaMed Plus app to use on their phones or tablets.
Dynamed is a point-of-care resource for anyone involved with treatment of patients. It is available through our Databases and also as an app for Android and Apple devices. You can download the app from the Google Play Store or the ITunes App Store. Once the app is downloaded, follow these instructions to authenticate Dynamed for use on your mobile device.
The LSUHSC Libraries support Dynamed, a point of care database that provides the best available evidence to support clinical decision-making.?á DynaMed is?áa comparable product to UpToDate and much more affordable.
While the?áLSUHSC New Orleans Libraries were never involved in the UpToDate subscription and had no access, we are hearing that it is no longer available from various hospital websites. We suggest you try DynaMed as the alternative.
You can now register the same Dynamed serial number on up to 5 devices of the same operating system.
For example, if you have registered DynaMed on your iPhone, you can install it to your iPad using the same serial number. When you install Skyscape/DynaMed on the iPad, all of the resources that were registered to your iPhone are automatically installed. This behavior will also apply to the Android and BlackBerry platforms.
Serial numbers have a shelf life of one year, regardless of how many devices on which it is registered. Contact the library for a new serial number if Dynamed has stopped working for you.
Dynamed provides clinically-organized summaries with references for nearly 3,200 diseases and condition topics and over 800 drugs. It is available free to faculty, staff and students of LSUHSC.
Just a reminder that Dynamed serial numbers have a shelf life of one year. If you downloaded Dynamed to your smartphone about a year ago, it may be time to renew your serial number. (The app will tell you when your serial number has expired.)
Renewing is simple. Just email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 504-568-6100 to request a new serial number and then enter it into the app on your phone.
More info on Dynamed: http://www.lsuhsc.edu/no/library/ss&d/data/dyna.html
A new study from Australian Family Physician found “no clear ‘winner'” between DynaMed, MD Consult and UpToDate when it came to answering clinical questions.
You can read the full report free online here:
Honestly, I’m happy if you just use an evidence-based clinical resource instead of Google.
MD Consult: http://www.lsuhsc.edu/no/library/ss&d/data/mdconsult.html