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This guide is designed to help Goodwin nursing students and faculty learn how to use UpToDate

This guide is designed to help Goodwin students and faculty learn how to use UpToDate and Lexi-Comp.

UpToDate® is an evidence-based, physician-authored clinical decision support resource which clinicians trust to make the right point-of-care decisions. More than 5,100 world-renowned physician authors, editors and peer reviewers use a rigorous editorial process to synthesize the most recent medical information into trusted, evidence-based recommendations that are proven to improve patient care and quality. More than 700,000 clinicians in 158 countries and almost 90% of academic medical centers in the United States rely on UpToDate to provide the best care. (Vendor description)

Key Features

  • Links directly to Lexi-Comp for expanded drug information.
  • Links to Lexi-Interact Online: Lexi-Comp's Comprehensive Drug-to-Drug, Drug-to-Herb and Herb-to-Herb Interaction Analysis Program.
  • Allows users to search in several different languages. 
  • Automatic mobile optimization  
    • UpToDate offers an app for iOS and Android, but it is restricted to current Goodwin Nursing students only.
  • "What's New" link provides a list of the most important new information added to UptoDate.