Point of Care Tool – Access Medicine App

AM-ApphomeThe popular Access Medicine Database now has an app for mobile devices!  This app represents a portable, concise, easily searchable, version of the Access Medicine Database, making it an essential point of care tool and quick reference guide!

The App is organized into four distinct sections that provide speedy access to information:

  1. Quick Medical Rx & Dx – a collection of evidence-based outlines of conditions and disorders that are regularly encountered in medical practice. The content in this section is derived from Current Medical Diagnosis and Treatment. Information is organized on the left side bar of each entry and includes: Key Features, Clinical Findings, Diagnosis, Treatment, Outcome and References.QuickRxDx
  2. Fitzpatrick’s Atlas of Clinical Dermatology – color images and summary outlines of skin disorders and diseases. Information included for each image is: Epidemiology, Pathogenesis, Clinical Manifestations, Laboratory Examinations, Diagnosis and Differential Diagnosis, Course and Prognosis, Management, and Tables (if applicable).  See the example below for an example of what a search page will look like

  3. Diagnosaurus DDxa differential diagnosis tool to be used in a clinical setting.  This tool contains information that is browsable by symptom, disease and organ system to help you make the best diagnosis based on clinical presentations. Diagnoddx
  4. Diagnostic Tests – a reference guide to help in the selection and interpretation of diagnostic tests including laboratory procedures. The scope includes laboratory tests, diagnostic imaging tests, electrocardiography and echocardiography.

Unsure of where to start?  Take advantage of the Universal Search bar (located on the top right corner of the screen) to search the entire database.

Want to save something for further review? Add it to your favorites section, for quick access next time you log into the app. Refer to the ‘Recently Viewed’ tab to recall previous searches or results.

Download the App and get started today! Available from the Apple App Store or Google Play.

In order to activate your account, you must first create a free MyAccess Account by logging into Access Medicine from one of the Touro Campus Library locations.  Then input your MyAccess credentials when prompted by the app.

Contact your local campus library for additional assistance.

Contributed by: Rachel Oleaga, Assistant Librarian, Bay Shore

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