Free Epocrates Essentials

Epocrates is offering a free download of their Essentials package (usually $159) for medical students until August 31st. Users must have iPhone?«/iPod?« touch, BlackBerry?«, Palm OS?« or Windows?« Mobile platforms – Palm Pre & Android users are out of luck.

We aren’t sure what the catch is, but you know how the saying goes, you can’t get something for nothing.

Download here:

MobileMicromedex for iPhone, Blackberry

Another new mobile resource is now available for Blackberry, iPhone, and other web-enabled smartphones. MobileMicroMedex 2.0 gives you access to the same clinical evidence content you get on your desktop, at no additional charge, including:

* drugs
* interactions
* drug identification
* disease conditions
* laboratory test information
* alternative medicines
* toxicology
* convenient calculators

To access, follow these steps:
Step 1: Open your mobile browser.
Step 2: Go to http://www.thomsonhc.com/micromedex2/librarian
Step 3: Log in with the LSUHSC specific info. To obtain the LSUSHC login, contact mknapp@lsuhsc.edu, or view the ‘Mobile’ page on the Micromedex site.
(Note: The login should last for the current quarter on your device. At the end of the quarter you will need to return to the MobileMicromedex site to obtain a new username and password.
Quarterly Schedule: January 1, April 1, July 1, September 1)

Early reports from some of our users note that mobileMicromedex might be a little slow and the interface could be improved. Let us know your thoughts on this new product!

MedlinePlus goes mobile

You can now access FREE patient health information in both English and Spanish on your mobile phone.

Medlineplus viewed on your mobile browser

Medlineplus viewed on your mobile browser

Mobile MedlinePlus includes

  • Topic summaries ÔÇô ÔÇ£snackableÔÇØ pieces of information you can access and digest quickly
  • News ÔÇô the latest in treatment, medical research and healthy living tips
  • Images
  • Encyclopedia articles
  • Drug information
  • Access this new mobile resource at http://m.medlineplus.gov

    Go ahead! After all, your US tax dollars pay for it.

    Mobile Isch?®

    You can now access basic library information and databases on a web page formatted for smaller screens like your iPhone or PDA.

    Point your mobile browser to
    http://www.lsuhsc.edu/no/library/mobile/mobile.html to access directions, hours, databases and more!

    RefWorks Mobile

    RefWorks, the popular web-based bibliographic management system, is now available via web-enabled mobile phones, smart phones, and personal data assistants (PDAs). Your Group code is required. For more information on group codes, see our RefWorks info page.

    A RefWorks class will be held Thursday, May 28, 2009, 10 – 11 am, at the LSUHSC Main Campus- Library computer lab room 405. For more information, contact mknapp@lsuhsc.edu

    eBooks for your smartphone

    STAT!Ref, an online book provider of over 80 medical, dental and nursing textbooks, is now optimized for mobile devices. Simply access the link from your phone or PDA’s browser and you will be automatically redirected to the mobile site.

    You must be able to access to the internet on your mobile device to use STAT!Ref mobile.

    STAT!Ref on campus: http://online.statref.com/Search.aspx?grpalias=StFH&mobile=true
    STAT!Ref off campus: http://0-online.statref.com.innopac.lsuhsc.edu/Search.aspx?grpalias=StFH&mobile=true

    More info from STAT!Ref.com.

    PsychiatryOnline Goes Mobile

    This just in:
    PsychiatryOnline (off campus link), an ebook provider of psychiatry textbooks, is now available for Mobile browsers. Access to the mobile site is included as an added benefit of current subscriptions.

    You will be automatically redirected to m.psychiatryonline.com when visiting the main PsychiatryOnline.com site from a wireless-enabled mobile device (such as a smartphone or PDA).

    Before your first mobile visit, be sure to create a free personal ?óÔé¼?ôMy PsychiatryOnline?óÔé¼?Ø account. To create an account, go to www.psychiatryonline.com from a desktop or laptop computer while authenticated by your institutional subscription, click the ?óÔé¼?ôMy PsychiatryOnline?óÔé¼?Ø link from the homepage, and follow the instructions for creating an account. Your ?óÔé¼?ôMy PsychiatryOnline?óÔé¼?Ø username and password will then give you access to the mobile site. (IP-based recognition is not possible from mobile devices, and accounts cannot be created from the mobile site.) The mobile site will prompt users who haven?óÔé¼Ôäót yet created My PsychiatryOnline accounts with these instructions.

    Content Available
    Most mobile browsers are limited in their ability to transmit large files quickly, so only the most essential information is included in the mobile version of PsychiatryOnline. Search and navigation are simplified as well, to better suit the small mobile screen (e.g., the ?óÔé¼?ôrelated content?óÔé¼?Ø links usually seen at the left of content have been removed to unclutter the screen). Mobile site users do, however, get full advantage of PsychiatryOnline’s powerful semantic indexed search.

    The mobile view content set includes:

  • DSM-IV-TR?óÔé¼ÔÇØsearch or browse the Classification and criteria sets individually, or the entire DSM-IV-TR manual
  • ICD-9-CM codes for selected general medical conditions and medication-induced disorderS
  • Differential diagnosis decision trees and the DSM symptom index from DSM-IV-TR Handbook of Differential Diagnosis
  • APA Practice Guideline Quick References
  • Essentials of Clinical Psychopharmacology
  • Manual of Clinical Psychopharmacology
  • Diagnosaurus now available on iPhone

    Diagnosaurus, a free differential diagnosis tool featuring content from Current Consult Medicine 2007 is now available for iPhone.

    However, it is not exactly free. You have to pay $0.99 to download it from iTunes

    Download info: http://www.unboundmedicine.com/register/reg?cmd=diag&style.m=mh

    Shots 2008

    Did you know? The CDC postponed publishing updates to the adult immunization schedule until January 2009, but the folks at Group on Immunization Education (GIE) of the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine has updated their PDA-friendly immunization schedules. You can also find other resources such as clinical scenarios for teaching, online educational videos, and curricular materials.


    ActiveSync on iphone & PDA

    New directions on configuring a mobile device with ActiveSync are now available on the LSUHSC Intranet:


    Go Mobile guide available

    PDA medical software provider Epocrates has produced a healthcare professional’s guide to choosing and using a mobile device. Although this guide is produced by a company that is trying to sell you something, it is still a decent introduction to mobile devices and the various jargon associated with them.

    Epocrates Go Mobile: http://www.epocrates.com/gomobile/?cid=INGOMOBILE

    For a list of free software from LSUHSC for your mobile device, check out our PDA Resource Guide: http://www.lsuhsc.edu/no/library/resources/guides/pdalsu.html

    Dental applications for iPhone

    Planet DDS, a provider of web-based dental software, has recently created an interface with the iPhone, Medical iPhone blog reports. Denticon Web-Based Practice Management on iPhone has capabilities for scheduling, records management, insurance billing, digital radiography, and more.

    Dynamed now available for iPhone & BlackBerry


    Dynamed, the point-of-care reference designed to provide the best available evidence to support clinical decision-making, is now available for iPhone and BlackBerry. Interested LSUHSC users with these mobile devices should contact MKNAPP@LSUHSC.EDU for a Dynamed serial number & detailed directions.

    Here’s the press release from EbscoHost:

    We are pleased to announce that accessing DynaMed is more convenient than ever, now that we have expanded the list of PDAs supported by DynaMed, to include:

    Pocket PC
    Windows Smartphone

    For details on the compatible PDAs, such as models and technical specifications, please review this information:



    Natural Standard now available for PDA

    Natural Standard provides evidence-based information on herbs & supplements, health & wellness, allergies & immunology, interactions, and conditions. Now LSUHSC members can access this database on their mobile device!

    To get your free download & serial number, send an email Maureen “Molly” Knapp at the LSUHSC Library. Please use your LSUHSC account if you can, so we can verify your eligibility.

    If you want more information on Natural Standard read this review from the Journal of the Medical Library Association.

    Screen shots of Natural Standard:

    Recycle your old cellphone or PDA for free!

    Are you the new owner of a shiny new iPhone or other handheld device? Before you chuck your old phone or PDA in the garbage consider Palm’s Take Back and Recycling Program.

    The Palm Take Back and Recycling Program strives to keep Palm Handhelds and Treo smartphones out of landfills- and they gladly take other companies’ devices and all related accessories.

    Just place your handhelds, mobile phones and related accessories (chargers, headsets, memory cards) into a box large enough for you to safely send in all your retired mobile devices, apply the postage-paid mailing label, and put it in a mailbox or bring it to the post office. It’s free and a great way to reduce your carbon footprint.

    LINK TO: Palm site & postage free mailing label