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Subscription to Mobile Reference Resources available for FSU College of Medicine Faculty, Students and Staff
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The following is a list of subscription mobile electronic resources available free for download and installation for all FSU CoM faculty, students and staff. Links to the web site for each of these products can be found by selecting Mobile Resources on the CoM Library web page. (link above) Instructions for downloading, installing and using each of these products are found by following the link to CoM PDA Instructions from the Mobile Resources page. The total value of these resources if purchased individually would exceed $1,900.00 annually.




Dynamed -- DynaMed is a huge, evidence based reference designed to provide the most useful and current disease information at the point-of-care for health care professionals. It is the most in-depth disease reference in our collection. Where available, links are provided to full-text electronic resources, including all FSU-available e-journals via a PubMed reference. Retail value: $395/yr. Information on disease entities are organized into the following categories for ease of use and quick answers to clinical questions:
  • Description (including ICD-9 Codes)
  • Causes and Risk Factors, Complications and Associated Conditions
  • History& Physical
  • Diagnosis
  • Prognosis
  • Treatment
  • Prevention and Screening
  • References
Link to Resources: http://www.epnet.com/dynamed/default.php
Available in iPhone, iPad, Android, and Blackberry versions.


Epocrates Essentials -- Epocrates is the most popular PDA drug reference among physicians. The database is constantly updated every time you synchronize your PDA, and gives you Doc Alerts of breaking medical news. All sections are interlinked for ease of use. Retail value: $159/yr. Epocrates Essentials features include:
  • Over 2,800 drug monographs, including off-label uses, dosing, contraindications, adverse reactions, cost, Black Label warnings, pharmacology, etc.
  • Alternative medicine monographs, including reported dosages and uses.
  • Drug interaction search among up to 30 drugs and/or alternative medicines at once.
  • Formulary information for hundreds of health plans and hospitals.
  • Sx – (only on Palm and Windows Mobile) differential diagnosis generator from DXplain which allows for input of multiple symptoms, age, gender and duration of symptoms.
  • Dx – Disease reference. BMJ disease reference is used on all mobile platforms.
  • Lab – laboratory test reference with normals and interpretation of results
  • ID - Infectious Disease, antibiotics guide reference
  • Calculators
  • CME articles. Read an article on the PDA, take a test, sync your PDA and get CME credit.
  • Tables of frequently used medical information
Link to the Resource: http://med.fsu.edu/index.cfm?page=medicalInformatics.EpocratesUsageAgreement
Available in iPhone, Android and Blackberry versions.


Essential Evidence Plus -- continues to feature InfoPOEMs, the highly-regarded daily EBM content alerting service, and the robust EBM search application formerly known as InfoRetriever. Retail Value: $85/year.
The incorporation of two new content resources-EBM Guidelines and e-Essential Evidence-will greatly augment the existing product features and content and position the re-branded resource Essential Evidence Plus as a state-of-the-art content system facilitating EBM practice, increasing clinical efficiency at the point of care, and improving patient outcomes.
EBM Guidelines is produced by the Finnish Medical Society Duodecim and includes a concise, easy-to-use collection of more than 1,000 Practice Guidelines, more than 3,000 Evidence Summaries.
Also included in Essential Evidence+ are ICD-9 and E&M coding tools, a Derm Expert, and 200+ Clinical Rules and Calculators.
Link to Resource: http://www.essentialevidenceplus.com/support/started_download.cfm
On the mobile device with wireless or cellular access, use the browser to connect online in mobile format at http://eeplus.mobi/m

The Medical Letter - This app allows you to read the latest issues of the respected journal Medical Letter on your mobile device. It also allows you to search previous issues for articles by drug, conditions or treatment guidelines.
Link to Resource: http://medicalletter.org/institutions/FSU/
Available in iOS and Android versions.

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database - This evidence-based resource focuses on non-prescription medications, supplements, and alternative therapies. Information and clinical tools include dosages, pharmacological actions, adverse reactions, side effects, safety, interactions, effectiveness, patient handouts, and references. Retail Value: $59/yr Link to Resource: http://naturaldatabase.therapeuticresearch.com/home.aspx?cs=CP&s=ND Available in iPhone, iPad and Android versions.

Pediatric Care Online Mobile - Provided by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), Pediatric Care Online Mobile integrates many different pediatric resources for quick access when you need it.
Retail value: $299/yr.
Included in PCO Mobile::
  • Point-of-Care Quick Reference – Over 240 select topics taken from the AAP Textbook of Pediatric Care outlined for quick retrieval of information
  • Bright Futures Pocket Guide – Comprehensive health supervision guidelines to help make the most of well-child visits. Its comprehensive health supervision guidelines include recommendations on immunizations, routine health screenings, and anticipatory guidance.
  • Interactive Periodicity Schedule – Interactive chart providing preventive screening and recommended actions for each well-child visit
  • Antimicrobial Therapy Guide – An instructional tool (based on the AAP Textbook of Pediatric Care chapter), that lets you easily find information about classes of antimicrobials and helps you to determine their appropriate use.
  • Pediatric Care Updates and News.
Link to the Resource: http://www.pediatriccareonline.com/
Available in iPhone, Blackberry, and Android versions.


PEPID CRC (Clinical Rotation Companion)-- Rotation-specific topics include step-by-step instructions for patient history and physical exam, admit and discharge orders, SOAP notes, cross-coverage protocols and more. Packed with pearls from experienced practitioners, PEPID CRC is all you need to successfully complete each rotation. Developed in partnership with the Family Physician Inquiries Network™ (FPIN), and other leading academic and clinical physicians, PEPID is embedded with evidence-based FPIN Clinical Inquiries™ and Help-Desk Answers™.
Retail value: $254.95/year.
Included in the CRC (Clinical Rotation Companion):
  • Sections on each of the 3rd and 4th year clinical rotations.
  • Nearly 2,700 Disease and Trauma topics with diagnosis, pathophysiology, treatment and disposition.
  • Instant access to Immediate Lifesaving Protocols BLS, ACLS, ATLS, PALS, RSI, procedures, quick drugs and drips, toxidromes, and algorithms.
  • New ACLS and PALS drug summaries detail how these drugs are used in acute care life support and pediatric life support.
  • NEW expanded pediatric information. From common complaints to life-threatening emergencies and trauma, complete information on caring for your smallest patients. Includes pediatric scores and scales, and a full range of weight-based drug dosing calculators to enhance your pediatric care and reduce errors.
  • Over 600 Evidence-Based Medicine topics from FPIN Clinical Inquiries ™ and Help-Desk Answers ™ with over 600 integrated recommendations.
  • History & Physical Exam principles with detailed information for performing a thorough H&P for every medical, surgical, or other specialty, including HEENT, Pulmonary, Cardiovascular, Abdomen, Pediatrics, and Mental Status.
  • Sample Admit Orders for many common diagnoses and all kinds of notes, including Progress Notes, SOAP Notes, Admit Notes, Discharge Summaries, Pre-Op, Post-Op, Obstetric, On Service, and Off-Service.
  • Principles of Rounding - patient interview, general principles, presentation, physical exam and sample presentations.
  • IValuable Toxicology section which includes toxin identification, drugs of abuse, household & cleaning agents, plants, mushrooms & seafood, pest, rodent & herbicides, inhaled gases, heavy metals & caustics, medication overdoses and antidotes.
  • Weapons of Mass Destruction - diagnostic and treatment information on the nuclear, chemical, and biological weapon threats YOU may encounter.
  • Over 600 high-resolution Illustrations, images of anatomy, poisonous animals/insects, procedures and rhythm strips. Created under the direction of emergency physicians, these are fully-integrated visual references you will use.
  • Superb navigation menu bar takes you directly to the Index, Quick Reference/Tutorial, Drug Interactions, Medical Calculators and Life Support/Critical Care.
Link to the Resource: http://med.fsu.edu/index.cfm?page=medicalInformatics.PEPIDUsageAgreement
Available in iPhone, iPad, Android and Blackberry versions.

PEPID Stedman’s Medical Dictionary – Faculty, Students and Staff also are provided this valuable resource in PEPID to help build their medical vocabulary. Retail value: $49.95.
Link to the Resource: Included in link above.
Available in iPhone, iPad, Android and Blackberry versions.

uCentral -- Contains the following: 5 Minute Clinical Consult, Clinical Evidence, Diagnosaurus, Harriet Lane, Harrison's Manual of Medicine, Johns Hopkins ABX Guide, Johns Hopkins Diabetes Guide, Johns Hopkins HIV Guide, MEDLINE Search, and Washington Manual of Therapeutics. 5 MInute Clinical Consult contains background, diagnosis, treatment and prognosis information on 900 clinical conditions. Cinical Evidence summarizes the current literature on the prevention and treatment of over 200 medical conditions. Based on the current, best available evidence, prevention and treatment guidelines are presented as being either beneficial, likely to be beneficial, trade off between benefits and harms, unknown effectiveness, unlikely to be beneficial, and likely to be ineffective or harmful. Harrison’s Manual of Medicine focuses on diagnosis and therapy with an emphasis on patient care. It offers high-yield coverage of etiology, signs and symptoms, physical examination, laboratory findings, and practice guidelines. The Washington Manual of Medical Therapeutics is the go to manual for inpatient management of diseases for residents and senior students. The MEDLINE search offered in uCentral is linked to the Maguire Medical Library journal holdings to facilitate finding full text articles on needed topics. Retail value: $550/yr
Link to the Resource: http://www.unboundmedicine.com/unbound
Available in iPhone, Blackberry, and Android versions.

Recommended Free

ePSS (USPSTF) Tool – Free from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), the electronic Preventive Services Selector (ePSS) identifies clinical preventive services for screening, counseling, and preventive medication based on the patient's age, gender, and pregnancy status. It reflects current recommendations of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) and can be used as a clinical tool for delivering appropriate services. Download this free tool from http://epss.ahrq.gov/PDA/index.jsp.
Available in iPhone, Android and Blackberry versions.

Archimedes – This collection of 75 handy medical calculators and unit converters is free from www.Skyscape.com .
Available in iPhone, Android and Blackberry versions.

Shots From STFM -- While Essential Evidence Plus has an immunization schedule in it, it is faster to use this product offered by the Group on Immunization Education of the Society of Teachers in Family Medicine at www.Immunizationed.org . This includes colorful adult, pediatric and special situation immunizations charts linked to small monographs on all immunizations.
Available free in iPhone and Andriod versions.

Medscape Mobile for iPhone. Includes a drug reference and interaction checker, a multimedia clinical reference from eMedicine with over 4,000 diseases and conditions, plus a very nice section on procedures and protocols supported with medical images and videos. Nice free resource for clinicians.
Link to the Resource: http://www.medscape.com/public/iphone
Available for iPhone, iPad, Android and Blackberry.

STAT Coder Tools. Statcoder.com provides a number of excellent free tools to use in practice, including a depression screening tool that contains the PHQ-9 questionnaire, a cholesterol screening tool that use the Framingham and ATP III criteria, BMI tool, ICD-9 coder and growth charts for peds.
Link to the Resources: http://statcoder.com/
Available for the iOS devices only.


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