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NUR4307 Leadership Seminar WP Online Spring 2023: UpToDate

Health Prevention

UpToDate - Register a Personal Account to Use the Database

UpToDate is a clinical decision support database designed to provide syntheses of evidence-based research, followed by recommendations that can be acted on at the point of care.

To access UpToDate: Use this link and create a personal account for yourself by selecting the "Register Now" button. Complete the required form - using your William Paterson University student email account in the "Email" field - and make sure to retain the Username and Password you create for yourself. Once your account is created you can use UpToDate both on and off-campus. For more detailed instructions on creating your personal account, download this Registration Guide.

Features include:

  • What’s New — The “What’s New” notifications provide clinicians with a summary of, in the editors’ view, the most important new information added to the medical literature in recent weeks to topics they’ve previously read.
  • Practice Changing UpDates — This section highlights specific recommendations and/or updates the editors anticipate may change clinical practice. UpToDate will notify clinicians when a topic they’ve previously read has been impacted by a Practice Changing UpDate.
  • Drug Information and Drug Interactions — Clinicians can quickly check for possible drug-to-drug and drug-to-herb interactions with the UpToDate drug interactions program (in partnership with Lexicomp).
  • Patient Education (Basic and Beyond the Basics) — UpToDate includes more than 1,500 corresponding patient information topics, plus more than 1,000 in universal Spanish. Clinicians can review this information with patients in the exam room, print out as handouts, or send via email.
  • Topics by Specialty - UpToDate offers a comprehensive library of medical specialty topics under 25 broad headings.
  • Medical Calculators — UpToDate includes 200 different calculators to help you quickly and accurately calculate many different medical measurements.
  • Link to Full-Text Articles — Provides convenient links to full text of referenced articles where these are available through the Library's subscriptions.

If you have questions or need further assistance with UpToDate, please contact Linda Salvesen using the contact information at right.

Stay Connected to Your UpToDate Personal Account

Stay Connected - To maintain your access to UpToDate you will need to confirm your affiliation with William Paterson University every 90 days. To do this simply login to UpToDate from within the William Paterson University network. Tip: Not sure if you are logged in to UpToDate? If you do not see your name and CME tally on the top right of the screen, then click Login/Register to login.

Your Librarian

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Nancy Weiner
Assistant Director
Access & Information Services
William Paterson University
David & Lorraine Cheng Library
Reference Office 107f

UpToDate Guides and Training Videos