UptoDate is a point-of-care resource for health information. The content is written, reviewed, and updated by expert physicians and provide specific recommendations for patient care. To access UpToDate, visit the Spokane Academic Library website and select "UptoDate" under the heading for Recommended Databases.
UpToDate has a robust Help section to help you get started using the resource. It includes a user manual, demos, and an FAQ. To access, click "Help" at the top right corner of the webpage.
UpToDate offers patient education materials that are well-researched and easy to understand. To access these, select the "Patient Education" option at the top right corner of the screen:
Patient education materials are organized in two categories: The Basics and Beyond Basics.
UpToDate offers a number of useful calculators associated to different medical specialties, including cardiology, pediatrics, and surgery. To access, select the "Calculators" tab at the top right corner of the screen:
UpToDate's Drug Interaction feature links to a Lexi-Comp product, Lexi-Interact Online. This is a comprehensive drug-to-drug, drug-to-herb, and herb-to-herb interaction analysis program. To access, select "Drug Interaction" at the top right corner of the screen:
To use Lexi-Interact Online, enter the drug or herb you are interested in and select the best option from the list that appears under the search bar:
UpToDate editors select the most important updates in medicine and share them under the What's New tab. Updates are sorted by specialty. Select "What's New" at the top right corner of the screen to access: