RefWorks & PDA Displays

Two new displays are available in the Isché Library.

The first highlights Refworks.
Library Refworks Display

Library Refworks Display

The second highlights PDA resources available without cost (FREE!) to LSUHSC – New Orleans users.
Library PDA Resources Display

Library PDA Resources Display


Starting on January 1, 2008, InfoRetriever with InfoPOEMs will be renamed Essential Evidence Plus.

Essential Evidence Plus will continue to feature InfoPOEMs (the daily EBM content alerting service), and the robust EBM search application formerly known as InfoRetriever. Plus, two new resources will become available:

EBM Guidelines – 1000 practice guidelines, 3000+ Evidence-Graded Summaries and 950+ high quality photographs
e-Essential Evidence (available Spring 2008) – 800 brand new topics designed to provide evidence-based answers to your most important clinical questions

Complete list of the tools and resources that will be included in Essential Evidence Plus.

Product access rights and core functionality for our existing subscription should remain the same and we do not anticipate that this update will result in a service interruption. Questions? Please contact us.

iCan’t believe it

If you have an iPhone you’ll be pleased to know that Epocrates Online has released a free web-based drug reference that’s optimized for iPhone and iPod touch devices. Just point your Safari browser to the following url to access over 3300 drug monographs (Note: you may be prompted to register with Epocrates):


Currently there’s not much medical software available for iPhone/iTouch. In fact, Apple only recently announced that they would allow developers to create iPhone software in early 2008. However, you can always use the Safari browser on your iPhone to access the many medical databases we have available online, just like on a computer.

Habla Medical Espa?â??ol with your PDA

Here’s a neat application for your Palm, Pocket PC or Smartphone:

FREE assessment tools to health care professionals who are charged with treating non-English speaking persons in the acute medical setting. These assessments are intended for all levels of Spanish proficiency, but especially for those with little or no Spanish language skills.

This could be really useful to you clinicians out there. These handouts give you phonetical pronunciations and translations of simple Spanish terms & phrases encountered during the medical interview. Whether you need to know
?Le duele el pecho? (Do you have chest pain?) to El sufre a menudo de nerios? (Does he have a history of anxiety?), these handouts show how to ask the right yes/no questions.

All you need to use it is Adobe Reader for Mobile Devices (also free – download here). Once you have Adobe reader, just download the files you want and sync your PDA. To access them from your PDA just use the Adobe link on your PDA.

You can print out regular PDFs of medical Spanish AND listen to MP3 pronunciations on this site as well.
As they say in Spanish, ?é?íp?â?ísatelo bien! (Enjoy!)

AccessMedicine PDA News

Access Medicine is simplifying the process of getting their book content onto your PDA starting July 17.

Instead of using the MobiPocket reader to download and view individual content chunks through ?óÔé¼?ôMy AccessMedicine,?óÔé¼?Ø (as it was in the past) users can now download full-text PDA-readable files from content pages using any commonly available PDA reader. Just find the content you want, click “PDA Download,” and sync the file to your PDA.

Please note: any PDA files you’ve saved to “My AccessMedicine” will be deleted from your subscription during the day on July 16 (today!)

Questions, problems? Contact AccessMedicine’s Customer Service at digitalmktg@mhprofessional.com

Updates Available for InfoPOEMS/InfoRetriever on PDA

What’s New?
Clinicians using InfoRetriever on a handheld device will find our new and improved interface easier to use and more intuitive than ever before.

Some of these exciting enhancements include:

-Updated navigation to help you move around the product with ease
-Increase or decrease the font display based on your personal preference with the click of a button
-Less scrolling makes it easier to navigate InfoRetriever on your handheld device
-Refine your search results to pinpoint information even further
?óÔé¼?ªand much more!

Your current installation of InfoRetriever Updater will continue to keep InfoRetriever’s content up to date, but to receive the latest program enhancements, you’ll need to download the latest version. Don’t miss out, download the new release today! (Off campus requires login with WAM)

PDA redux

Miss the PDA expo today on the 2nd floor of the MEB? It’s OK. We’ll be back in the same spot tomorrow for the New Residents Orientation. Even if you’re not in Medicine, drop by for literature on a variety of PDA resources available to you for free as faculty, student or staff of LSUHSC.

Thanks to everyone who stopped by, and if you’re an incoming third year medical student — welcome back!

RSS Readers – a closer look

Our bulletin board for June features a look at RSS feeds & blogs. Click the link below for more information.
RSS readers here

PDA update

Do you use the US Preventative Services Task Force’s ePSS for handhelds? If so, read on…
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