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Mobile Resources for Clinical

Information on clinical reference apps to prepare for Clinical Bound

Clinical Apps - Access and Installation

FNU provides clinical students with clinical reference mobile apps to use during clinicals. We feel that access to information at the point of care will enhance your clinical experience.  The apps provided are discussed below and on the following pages. You will need to read all of this information carefully. You will use these apps at Clinical Bound, so you need to download and install them on your mobile device prior to arriving in Hyden.

Lexicomp

Lexicomp is a drug and clinical reference tool. FNU provides clinical students with the Lexi-COMPLETE package which includes over 20 databases with comprehensive drug coverage and other clinical resources, such as Lexi- Drugs, 5 Minute Clinical Consult, and Stedman's Medical Dictionary.  The school supplies a one-year subscription, normally priced at $285. We also have access to Lexicomp Online, a web-based product with the same drug information.  That resource can be found on the Library homepage.  You will receive an email message from Billie Anne Gebb, Director of Library Services, approximately 3-4 weeks prior to the start of Clinical Bound, with the subject line "Important Information for Clinical: Lexicomp software for your mobile device."  This message will contain an access code and link to instructions for obtaining the Lexi-COMPLETE software (your subscription period begins when you activate your code).  You cannot acquire the software without the access code.  The access codes are unique to each individual - they cannot be shared. The code can be used to download the app to two devices.

Installing Lexicomp

Download instructions for Lexicomp are available at http://www.lexi.com/codes/?universal=Use_Code_Provided_By_Organization and are summarized below. For device compatibility information, see http://webstore.lexi.com/popups/compatibility/popup.html.

You must first create an account with Lexicomp. It may be easier to do this from a computer.

  1. Go to http://www.lexi.com/account/code/.
  2. Click on Create Account.
  3. Enter your information and create your login with your Frontier email address. You will need this same password to complete the installation.
  4. Click Log in now and log in with the same email address and password that you used to create the account.
  5. In the Subscriptions section, locate Add a Subscription by Code. (If you do not see Add a Subscription by Code, click on "Have a product code? Add the subscription here")
  6. Enter the code you received via email (From: Billie Anne Gebb; Subject: Important Information for Clinical). If entered correctly you will see a successful activation message.
  7. On your mobile device, download the Lexicomp app from the iTunes App store or Google play store.
  8. Open the app and accept the license agrreement.
  9. Sign In using your Frontier email address and the password you used to create the account on Lexicomp's website.
  10. Choose the databases you want to download or Select All. At a minimum, you should download Lexi-Drugs, 5-Minute Clinical Consult, Adult Patient Education, Pediatric Patient Education, Stedman's Medical Dictionary, Interact, Drug ID, Lexi-CALC, Natural Products.
  11. Once the databases are downloaded, tap the Home icon in the lower right corner to begin using your subscription.
  • You may receive a "Subscription Expired" message within 30 days of installation. This is only alerting you that the 30-day trial subscription you downloaded initially has expired. Your purchased software has not expired and will continue to function. If your subscription does expire, you have not activated your code. Log in to your account on the Lexicomp website and repeat steps 4 and 5 above. You can check your subscription expiration date by touching the i icon and then My Subscriptions.
  • The Lexicomp app requires a strong cellular or Wi-Fi signal for installation. The application may transfer a significant amount of data, which could result in charges from your carrier. We recommend that you utilize an unlimited data plan or connect to a Wi-Fi network when installing or updating this product.
  • After installing the app and downloading the content, the app can be used offline without a cellular or Wi-Fi signal.
  • Your subscription will be good for one year from the date you activated your code. Students may only receive one code.

DynaMed

DynaMed is a clinical reference tool that provides evidence-based summaries for over 3,000 topics.  DynaMed can be accessed from the Library homepage, but there is also a mobile version for use on a mobile device. Access and installation instructions are below. Your subscription will expire six months after you activate it for the first time. If you need access beyond six months, you can request another activation code.

Installing DynaMed Plus

Note: It may be easier to complete steps 1-3 from a computer.

  1. Go to https://frontier.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid&profile=dmp to access DynaMed Plus. You will need to login to the FNU portal, if you haven’t already.
  2. Click on “Get the DynaMed Plus Mobile App” on the left side of the page. 
  3. Enter your FNU email address to receive instructions and an authentication link.
  4. Download the DynaMed Plus Mobile app to your device from the iTunes App store or Google Play store, but do not open it yet.
  5. Open the email you received from “donotreply@ebsco.com” (if you don’t see it in your Inbox, check your Spam folder)  from your mobile device (if you do not have FNU email set up on your device, see instructions here: https://sites.google.com/a/frontier.edu/google-migration/mobile-users-2) using a mail app (not a web browser).
  6. Tap the authentication link in the email message.
  7. The DynaMed Plus app will open on your device.
  8. Click “Install Updates.”
  • The authentication link will expire in 48 hours.
  • You can use the authentication link on up to three devices. If you need to authenticate more than three devices, send yourself another link using the process above.
  • After installing the app and downloading the content, the app can be used offline without a wireless signal. A wireless signal is needed to perform updates.
  • Your subscription will be good for six months from the date you use the authentication link. If your subscription expires before you graduate, you may send yourself another link using the process above.

More information from EBSCO:

How do I install and authenticate the DynaMed Plus app on my mobile device? 

Using the DynaMed Plus Mobile App - FAQs