UpToDate

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Connection note

Users must register in order to download mobile versions of the product.  Any email address may be used as long as the user does so on a computer on the Rutgers network/IP range.  A limit of thee downloads of the mobile app are allowed per person, on up to three devices. Registration is also required in order to earn CME/CE/CPD credit via UpToDate. ONLY AUTHORIZED RUTGERS UNIVERSITY USERS MAY ACCESS AND/OR DOWNLOAD THE APP FOR THIS PRODUCT TO A MOBILE DEVICE.

Description

UpToDate is a point-of-care information resource which contains over 10,000 topics representing 22 specialties.  In addition to the e-textbook content, UpToDate contains information on drugs/drug interactions, a library of images and videos, standard medical calculators and decision tools, “practice changing” current information, and training resources. There are multiple links to full-text content and the resource is currently searchable in nine languages. 

Help

Local campus contacts: (Newark) 973-972-4358 or infedadm@ca.rutgers.edu OR (New Brunswick) 932-235-7604 or rwj-ref@libraries.rutgers.edu.  UpToDate product information web site, see http://www.uptodate.com/home/why-uptodate.

For help using these indexes see: How do I find an article on my topic?

User tools and features

UpToDate covers 22 specialties and presents information on over 10,000 topics within those specialties.  It is searchable via keyword in textbox or by browsing its Table of Contents, which is as follows:

  • What’s New
  • Patient Information
  • Authors and Letters
  • Allergy and Immunology
  • Anesthesiology
  • Calculators
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Calculators
  • Drug Information
  • Emergency Medicine (Adult and Pediatric)
  • Endocrinology and Diabetes
  • Family Medicine and General Practice
  • Gastroenterology and Hepatology
  • General Surgery
  • Geriatrics
  • Hematology
  • Hospital Medicine
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Nephrology and Hypertension
  • Neurology
  • Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Women’s Health
  • Oncology
  • Primary Care
  • Pediatrics
  • Practice Changing Updates
  • Primary Care (Adult)
  • Psychiatry
  • Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
  • Primary Care Sports Medicine (Adolescents and Adults)
  • Rheumatology
  • Sleep Medicine

UpToDate is searchable in multiple languages -- Supported languages are as follows:  Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, and Spanish. UpToDate includes a searchable library of over 28,000 pictures, tables, illustrations, diagrams, graphs, algorithms, and videos.  Relevant graphics are also linked in each topic.  Graphics may be exported to PowerPoint or e-mailed.  The following medical calculators are available (by subject category):

  • Adult and Pediatric Emergency Medicine
  • Adult Primary Care and Internal Medicine
  • Allergy and Immunology
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Endocrine and Diabetic
  • Gastroenterology and Hepatology
  • Hematology
  • Hospital medicine
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Nephrology and Hypertension
  • Neurology
  • Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Women’s Health
  • Oncology
  • Pediatrics
  • Psychiatry
  • Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
  • Rheumatology

Users should click on “Calculators” on the UpToDate toolbar, then click on “All Calculators” and scroll through to click on the desired instrument.   Patient Education materials contained in the product meet the patient-specific Meaningful Use Sate 2 criteria for readability and content.  Two types of articles are published:  The Basics and Beyond the Basics    The latter are one to three pages in length and follow the principles of Plain Language.  The Beyond the Basics articles are five to ten pages in length and contain richer details.  Information on drugs and drug reactions is authoritative and is derived from Lexicomp. 

Registered users should log in each time they search UpToDate; continuing education credits are available by performing content searches.  CME/CE/C/CPD credit is available numerous sources, including the American College of Family Physicians, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American College of Emergency Physicians, and for Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants.  For more information, go to http://www.uptodate.com/home/cmececpd-accreditations   Registration also allows users to bookmark favorite topics and to view their search history, as well as download the mobile app version of the product.  The app may be downloaded from the App Store, Google play, Aazon app store for Andoid, and the Windows store. Learn more at http://www.uptodate.com/home/uptodate-mobile-access.  New and returning users can register/log in at the “Log In” prompt located in the upper right corner of the UpToDate home page.  

Dates covered

Most recent.

Updating frequency

Varies by section but generally continuous.

Sources

Lexicomp (drug info), author experts, biomedical literature.

Type of coverage

Health sciences e-textbook, organized by topic.  Includes standard medical calculators, drug information from Lexicomp.

Print counterpart or
related resources

Lexicomp (for drug information only).

Producer/content provider

UpToDate/Wolters Kluwer

Vendor/electronic presentation provider

Wolters Kluwer