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2016 Edition of Current Medical Diagnosis & Treatment Now on AccessMedicine

The new edition of the CMDT is now available on the Library’s subscription to AccessMedicine. Click on the image below for direct access (onsite only). Stay up-to-date with new chapter content and online only content! Also, check out the CMDT Media Library a collection of key diagnostic videos, audios, and images.

Online only chapters for the 2016 edition include:

  • Anti-infective Chemotherapeutic & Antibiotic Agents
  • Fundamentals of Human Genetics & Genomics
  • Diagnostic Testing & Medical Decision-Making
  • Information Technology in Patient Care
  • Integrative Medicine
  • Podiatric Disorders

CMDT2016(click image to access – onsite only)

Off-site access for HMH Physicians & Hospital Employees: From a hospital-networked computer create a Free MyAccess Account from within AccessMedicine (using the pull down menu at the top right), use our Request Offsite Access form or contact the library (x5161) for assistance.


Try SHOWDOWN! A New Self-Assessment Game from AccessMedicine

Challenge colleagues on their medical knowledge, quiz-bowl style! 

You and your opponent will battle through two rounds of questions, each with five categories ranging from 100 to 400 points, plus a final question worth 500 points. Like other turn-based games, you can play live or opt in to get email notifications when it’s your turn. You can also hone your skills by challenging the computer.

Here’s how:

  1. Navigate to AccessMedicine ( and log in with your personal account username & password. If you haven’t set up a personal account, click on the Huntington Memorial Hosp Program pull down menu at the top right and follow the instructions to create an account (must be at a hospital-networked computer).
  1. Under the Self-Assessment tab, select Showdown, then click on Start a Showdown at the bottom (not shown).


  1. Click the Start a SHOWDOWN.


  1. Choose your New Game parameters and click Play


  1. Start accruing points as you answer questions under each of the categories.


Resources for the Diagnosis, Treatment & Control of Measles

The CDC reports that as of January 1st, 2015, there have been 102 cases of measles reported. A majority of those were in California due to an amusement park outbreak in late December. The number of measles cases in 2014 rose to 644, the greatest number documented since its elimination in 2000. According to the CDC, a majority of the cases were unvaccinated individuals.

The library has a number of authoritative online resources (click for our mini-guide) to assist with the diagnosis, differential diagnosis, treatment and control of measles.

Off-site access to all of the resources is also available via Citrix/Cerner (physicians only) or contact the library to request username/password access for off-site.

Planning on Doing a Little Research Over the Holidays? Set-Up Off-site Access to Library Resources

The Library will be closed and library staff will be unavailable during the Thanksgiving, Christmas & New Years’ holidays but that doesn’t mean you can’t access the library and its resources. As always, the physical library will be accessible to clinical staff via their badges on a 24/7 basis. For anytime, anywhere access you can request usernames & passwords to many of the library’s resources, read on to find out how!

Physicians: If you are a Huntington Hospital affiliated physician you are able to access the library’s resources from your Citrix/Cerner or CONNECT log in. See our Physicians Off-Site Access page to learn how. If you would prefer to have username/password access to a resource, please submit a Request Off-Site Access form or contact the library directly during business hours.

Hospital Staff: All other hospital staff, please fill out our Request Off-Site Access form to be set up with access to selected library resources. Please allow 1 business day for account set up.

For more information on the library’s resources download our  Directory of Electronic Resources brochure or visit the website:

AccessMedicine’s New Platform Now Provides Off-Site & Mobile Access

AccessMedicine has a new look and features, now providing:

• Mobile Device Access
• Download Images to PowerPoint
• Off-Site Access Using Your My Access Account

The library’s subscription includes full text access to 8 medical reference books:

Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine
CMDT: Current Medical Diagnosis & Treatment
Hall’s Principles of Critical Care
Hurst’s The Heart
Goodman & Gilman’s The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics
Williams’ Obstetrics
Tintinalli’s Emergency Medicine
Schwartz’s Principles of Surgery

Note: You may be able to search the content of other books on AccessMedicine’s platform but full text access is only available for these 8 titles.

To set up your off-site* and/or mobile login:

1. From a hospital computer, navigate to:
2. Click on [Huntington Memorial Hosp Program] at the top and select the option to “Login or Create a Free Personal Account” and follow the on screen registration instructions.

*Physicians can access library resources from off-site via Citrix or Connect without having to create separate logins. For mobile access, create a personal account login.

Contact the library for more information or to have an account set up for you x5161.