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Search UpToDate from OvidSP with One-Click

If you haven’t noticed the Search UpToDate feature from within OvidSP yet,
check it out the next time you are searching in one of the Ovid databases. Search
UpToDate links appear as an option for every result record in Ovid. Clicking on the
link will generate search results in UpToDate on the article’s title and related terms.
This provides a quick and easy link between the two systems.Ovid UTD link

Keep in mind that in order to accrue CME units in UpToDate you will need to
login with the username and password you designated upon registering for a CME/
Offsite account. If you are accessing Ovid from outside of the hospital’s wireless
network with a username and password login (instead of via Cerner) you will also
need your login information for UpToDate.

To request off-site access to Ovid and other hospital & library resources use our
Request Off-Site Access form.


Practice Changing Updates & What’s New on UpToDate: What’s the Difference?, and, How to Access

Access any of UpToDate’s “What’s New” topics within UpToDate by selecting “What’s New” from the tool bar (online); home page menu link (mobile); or by searching “What’s New” in the search box.


“What’s New” is a compilation, selected by our editors, of the most important updates related to recently published articles.

“Practice Changing UpDates” highlights those updates likely to have an immediate impact on clinical practice.

Select a “What’s New” topic below to learn more:

Practice Changing UpDates

Allergy and Immunology

Cardiovascular Medicine


Drug Therapy

Emergency Medicine (Adult and Pediatric)

Endocrinology and Diabetes Mellitus

Family Medicine

Gastroenterology and Hepatology

General Surgery



Hospital Medicine

Infectious Diseases

Nephrology and Hypertension


Obstetrics and Gynecology


Palliative Care


Primary Care (Adult)


Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine


UpToDate June Webinars on “How Research Enters into UpToDate”

Learn how research enters into UpToDate through a rigorous editorial process.

Topics in UpToDate are revised whenever important new information is published, not according to any specific time schedule. Updates are integrated carefully, with specific statements as to how the new findings should be applied clinically, and after extensive peer review.

In this webinar you will learn:

  • What the UpToDate editorial process consists of
  • Who makes up the editorial team
  • When new research is incorporated into topic reviews
  • How research may change recommendations for treatment
  • Where to find the latest clinical updates

Join this informative webinar to learn how the findings of new studies may be incorporated into UpToDate topic reviews and recommendations.

Register for a session that works best for you:

Tuesday, June 16 at 4:00am PST
Tuesday, June 16 at 10:00am PST
Tuesday, June 16 at 7:30pm PST

Earn Free CME/CE/AOA Credit on Library Resources

A number of library and hospital online resources offer free CME credits for searching and/or reading about clinical topics in the literature for point-of-care. A personal login account must be set up in order to start accruing CME credits. Contact the Library to request account set up. Here’s a list of what’s available:


UpToDate® offers Internet Point of Care CME. Physicians conducting structured searches on clinical topics may claim a half (0.5) AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™/CFPC MainPro®-M1 credit for documented completion (either at the point of care or later) of the three-step learning cycle. An UpToDate Anywhere account is required to accrue CME. See the UTD CME Help FAQ for more information: http://www.uptodate.com/home/help-faq-cme-ce

AOA Credit: The American Osteopathic Association (AOA) has approved as AOA Category 2-B credit.
CE Credit: CME AMA PRA Category 1 credit is acceptable for meeting RN continuing education requirements as long as the course has been taken within the appropriate time frames. CA Board of Registered Nursing website: http://www.rn.ca.gov/licensees/ce-renewal.shtml


Physicians may earn 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit for each search conducted through ClinicalKey. CME credit is provided by the Cleveland Clinic Center for Continuing Education. A ClinicalKey Personal Account is required to access this content. See the CK CME page for more information: https://www.clinicalkey.com/#!/cme

AOA Credit: The American Osteopathic Association (AOA) has approved as AOA Category 2-B credit.
CE Credit: CME AMA PRA Category 1 credit is acceptable for meeting RN continuing education requirements as long as the course has been taken within the appropriate time frames. CA Board of Registed Nursing website: http://www.rn.ca.gov/licensees/ce-renewal.shtml


Hospital affiliated physicians and nurses can now obtain 4 CME/CE credits for completing the tutorials and quizzes for all four levels of “Become a Journal Articles/eBooks Power Searcher on OvidSP.”

NATURAL MEDICINES (formerly NaturalStandard)

Clinicians in the community and other areas of practice are approached by many patients for questions on complementary and alternative medicines (CAM). High utilization herbs and supplements are popular topics. Confusion exists amongst healthcare professionals on the role of natural products in integrative care. The Natural Medicines/Natural Standard Continuing Education programs are aimed at addressing the evidence of benefit or lack thereof and safety concerns surrounding the use of various CAM herbs & supplements. For a listing of Continuing Education courses visit: https://naturalmedicines.therapeuticresearch.com/continuing-education.aspx

For more information and to request account set up, contact the library or visit Monday-Friday between 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. For self-service request forms and resource links, visit our website at http://huntingtonhospital.libguides.com.

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.

UpToDate Anywhere and Earning/Redeeming CME Credits with UpToDate

The UpToDate Anywhere App now allows you to have access to UTD where ever you have an Internet connection.


  • Free UpToDate Mobile App for your iOS, Android or Windows 8 device
  • Direct access to UpToDate from any Internet browser
  • Earn CME/CE/CPD credits when you research clinical questions

To access UpToDate from off-site and to earn and track continuing education credits:

  • Register for a username/password from a hospital networked computer
  • Download the UpToDate app for your device
  • Login with your newly created username & password

Additional Information:

  • Users already registered can login to UpToDate from a hospital computer in order to link their previous accounts with the hospital’s institutional subscription.
  • Accounts can be used on up to 2 devices. Users need to log in to their account every 30 days at a hospital computer for uninterrupted access.

Learning Forum Webinar Coming Soon:

Don’t miss the January 27th 30 minute UpToDate Learning Forum Webinar on Earning and Redeeming Continuing Education Credits with UpToDate.

To read a full description and register, click on a session time that works for you:

UpToDate Webinar: Register now for “UpToDate Throughout Your Care Team”

Learning Forum Webinar:
UpToDate Throughout Your Care Team
Dear Colleague,We invite you to join us for UpToDate Throughout Your Care Team, the next session in our Learning Forum Webinar series.Join us to learn how nurses, medical students, interns, residents and fellows are using UpToDate in clinical patient care, as well as a valuable educational resource in their continued training.

This session features two special speakers sharing their experiences in using UpToDate in nursing and medical education.

  • Shirley Vacanti, RN, BSN Nurse Educator at Swedish Medical Group in Seattle, WA
  • Dr. Brian Downey, Deputy Editor and Assistant Professor of Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, MA

Please register for the session that works best for you:

Tuesday, October 28 at 7:00am EDT (GMT -4)

Tuesday, October 28 at 1:00pm EDT (GMT -4)

Tuesday, October 28 at 10:30pm EDT (GMT -4)

This valuable session will help you and your colleagues encourage the expanded use of UpToDate throughout the healthcare delivery team. We look forward to your attendance.

Register TodayWhen: October 28
This complimentary session is being offered worldwide.
Not sure what time it begins in your local time zone? Click the time below to find out.
7:00am EDT (GMT -4)
1:00pm EDT (GMT -4)
10:30pm EDT (GMT -4)
Duration: 40 minutes
Cost: Free


Palliative care: newly launched UpToDate specialty

UpToDate Expert User Series

Tip: Clinicians across specialties can benefit from new palliative care content in UpToDate
New Specialty: Palliative CarePalliative care is a growing interdisciplinary specialty focused on patients’ quality of life and relief from the symptoms, pain, and stress of a serious illness. Many hospitals are developing palliative care programs to support patients and their families.This newly launched UpToDate specialty integrates the most current information on palliative care into recommendations that span many disciplines. Content includes comprehensive information on clinical and psychosocial issues and evidence-based recommendations for assessing and managing pain and non-pain symptoms.UpToDate in Palliative Care includes:

  • 90+ clinical topics — a list of topics for any specialty can be found through the “Contents” link on the top toolbar
  • 40 patient education topics — print or email information to help patients make informed decisions
  • 45 new graphics — created specifically for palliative care topics
  • 100+ contributors — as with all UpToDate content, authors and editors are clearly identified in each topic
Palliative Care

Email to a Colleague

Wolters Kluwer Health


Did you miss UpToDate’s Drug Info & Drug Database Webinar?

To view the archive of “UpToDate’s Drug Information & Drug Database” webinar at your leisure, click here. Login with your email address (if you’ve previously registered) or register first.

Free UpToDate Webinar: What’s New and Practice Changing UpDates – Feb 25th

How does UpToDate highlight new recommendations and updates that may impact practice? Join UpToDate from the comfort of your own computer to learn about the What’s New and Practice Changing UpDates features, designed so clinicians can find key updates quickly. Dr. Nancy Sokol, Senior Deputy Editor and Director for Editorial Projects for UpToDate, will discuss the criteria for inclusion in What’s New versus Practice Changing UpDates, as well as the editorial process behind both. Also, Kate Feeney, Senior Manager of Social Media, will offer tips on following our content updates through “What’s New Tuesday” on Facebook. This webinar is designed to help you and your colleagues take full advantage of UpToDate.


· Tuesday, February 25 at 10:00am (Pacific)

· Tuesday, February 25 at 7:30pm (Pacific)

Click here to register: