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DynaMed Plus is now available through the Hirsh Health Sciences Library and Tufts Medical Center!  This point-of-care resource provides current, evidence-based information in the easy-to-read format that you are accustomed to from DynaMed with enhanced content and features.  DynaMed Plus offers:

  • Robust content in a range of specialties, selected and evaluated by clinical experts
  • Internal medicine topics developed and maintained with the American College of Physicians (ACP)
  • Concise, evidence-based recommendations with supporting references
  • Daily content updates
  • Drug monographs and lab recommendations from Micromedex® allow you to choose the appropriate drugs and tests for your patients
  • More than 4,500 images, tables and illustrations, including content from ACP Smart Medicine

These unique features of DynaMed Plus will save you time and frustration:

  • Synthesized recommendations that use transparent levels of evidence
  • Links to patient handouts, review articles and PubMed/MEDLINE searches
  • Create alerts to receive email notification when a topic or specialty category is updated with new evidence or guidelines

DynaMed Plus is accessible from on campus or off and a free app is available for iOS and Android devices, which means you can start using it from anywhere today!

Follow these steps to install and authenticate the DynaMed Plus app on your mobile device:

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  1. Download the free DynaMed Plus app from the iTunes or Google Play store.
  2. Access DynaMed Plus on your computer from the link on the Hirsh Health Sciences Library homepage.
  3. Click on the Get the DynaMed Plus Mobile App link under the Spotlight section in left-hand column of the DynaMed Plus
  4. Enter either your personal or Tufts email address. An authentication link will be emailed to you.
  5. Open the email (from EBSCO) on your mobile device. Click the authentication link.
  6. The DynaMed Plus app should open and the initial content download will begin.

Note, if you currently have the DynaMed app on your mobile device, then you will need to delete it and install the new DynaMed Plus app.

Questions?  See here for answers to FAQs about the DynaMed Plus app, or contact us!

 

Post contributed by Laura Pavlech

 

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Are you tired of coming to us for a new DynaMed number?  Well you’re in luck because there is a new DynaMed Mobile App!

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Please follow these instructions for installing the new and improved app!

  • Download the free DynaMed App from the iTunes Store or Google Play.
  • Go to our library homepage and select DynaMed from our Popular Links drop down menu.
  • Select “mobile” from the top banner
  • Enter your email address. (An authentication key will be emailed to you.)
  • Open the DynaMed email from your device.
  • Within 48 hours, tap on the link in the email to authenticate the App.  (Note: after 48 hours, you will need to request a new authentication key.)
  • Your device is ready to go!

Please feel free to contact a member of staff if you have any questions!

Keep abreast of new guidelines and evidence emerging on many diseases with DynaMed, which is available to the Tufts community via the Library website and as a mobile app.

For background reading and a glimpse of the future, try Richard Preston’s “The Ebola Wars” in The New Yorker.

Facts about Ebola in the US

“Facts About Ebola in the U.S. Infographic” from the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Below are DynaMed’s most recent updates on Ebola and its summary of the changes in the CDC guideline.  Select its E-Newsletter tab to sign up for its email alerts, view the archive of EBM Focus, or register for CME credit for reading it.

Ebola Virus Disease

  • Updated 2014 Oct 24 01:59:00 PMcase description of care for an Ebola patient in a biocontainment unit in Germany (N Engl J Med 2014 Oct 22)
  • Updated 2014 Oct 22 10:57:00 AM: Government of Canada providing experimental vesiculars-stomatitis-virus based vaccine (VSV-EBOV) to the World Health Organization (Public Health Agency of Canada Fact Sheet)
  • clinical features associated with 2014 West Africa outbreak of Ebola virus  (N Engl J Med 2014 Oct 16)

Ebola: Updated CDC Guidelines

The world is presently experiencing the largest outbreak of Ebola virus disease (Ebola) in history. Over 9,000 persons have been infected in West Africa, resulting in over 4,500 deaths. Three cases have been diagnosed in the United States, two among nurses caring for the first patient.

Following the transmission of Ebola to healthcare workers, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have revised their guidelines on the use of personal protective equipment (PPE).  New CDC guidance emphasizes:

  1. Rigorous and repeated training in performing all infection control procedures, specifically the donning and doffing of PPE, with demonstration of competency for all healthcare workers involved in the care of Ebola patients.
  2. No skin exposure when PPE is worn.  New step-by-step instructions require full-body coverage, including use of a surgical hood with single use face shield, fluid-resistant gowns supplemented by waterproof aprons and boot covers, double gloves and either N95 respirator or powered air purifying respirator (PPAR).   Use of facemasks and goggles are no longer considered adequate.
  3. Supervision by a trained observer to ensure that there is no breach in protocol when healthcare workers don or doff PPE.

 

Special thanks to Research & Instruction librarian Elizabeth Richardson for compiling this post!

 

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