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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 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 should download and install them on your mobile device prior to the start of Clinical Bound.

Access for most of the apps requires you to create a personal account with the vendor. It will be easier to set up these accounts on a computer rather than a mobile device. Once you have the accounts created, you can then download the apps and login with that account information. More detailed installation instructions are below.

Lexicomp

Lexicomp is best known as a drug reference, but it includes other clinical information as well. FNU provides students with the Lexi-COMPLETE mobile app which contains over 20 databases with comprehensive drug coverage and other clinical resources, for example, 5-Minute Clinical Consult, Natural Products, Infectious Diseases, and Stedman's Medical Dictionary.  We also have access to Lexicomp Online, a web-based product with most of the same information, which is available from the Library homepage.

Installing Lexicomp

Note:  It will be easier to complete the set-up process for the Lexicomp mobile app from a computer.

  1. Go to https://frontier.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://online.lexi.com to access Lexicomp Online. You will need to log in to the FNU portal if you haven't already.
  2. Click the "Mobile Access Codes" button

Lexicomp online mobile access codes button

  1. Select whether you have an Apple or Android mobile device.

Screen shot of platform selection menu

  1. Select "new" or "existing" customer.

screen shot of Lexicomp mobile app new or existing

  1. Follow the instructions to create your Lexicomp mobile account and activate or renew your subscription.

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, and there is also a mobile app. To access the mobile app, go into the web version and create a personal account (click on "Sign In" in the upper right, then "Register.")

Installing DynaMed

Note: It may be easier to complete steps 1-4 from a computer.

  1. Go to https://www-dynamed-com.frontier.idm.oclc.org to access the web version of DynaMed. You will need to log in to the FNU portal if you haven't already.
  2. Click the "Create Account" button on the right-hand side of the screen to begin the registration process.
    Screen shot of DynaMed with create account button
  3. Complete the form and click "Register."
  4. Once the account is created, you will need to sign in. You should see your name below the University's name in the upper right hand corner.
  5. Download the DynaMed app to your device from the Apple App Store or Google Play app store.
  6. Open the DynaMed app and choose the "Sign In" method of authentication. Then sign in with the account information you created in Step 3.
  7. Choose an installation option:
    • Online Only: Use the app only while connected to the internet.
    • Partial Install: Store text and image thumbnails on your device. Full images are available when you are connected to the internet. This option helps you save space on your device.
    • Full Install: Store all DynaMed content on your device. You do not need to be connected to the internet to access content on the app.
  • You will stay logged in to the app for six months. After that time, you will need to reenter your account credentials (email address and password).
  • After one year, you will need to login to your account on the DynaMed website (using the link on the library homepage) in order to continue using the app.
  • You can use your account credentials to login to the app on up to three devices.

More information on DynaMed:

UpToDate

UpToDate is a clinical reference tool covering a wide variety of topics.  It can be accessed from the Library homepage, and there is also a mobile app. To access the mobile app, first click on the link on the Library homepage (under Clinical Resources) where you will be prompted to create a personal account. You can then use that account information to login to the app.

Installing UpToDate

If you do not have an UpToDate account:

  1. Go to https://library.frontier.edu/uptodate to access the web version of UpToDate. You will be immediately prompted to create a new account.
  2. Download the UpToDate app from the Apple App Store or Google Play app store.
  3. Open the UpToDate app and sign in using the account information you created in Step 3.
  • After one year, you will need to access UpToDate on the website (using the link on the library homepage) in order to continue using the app.

Sanford Guide

Sanford Guide is the gold standard reference material for infection disease therapies. The web version can be accessed from the Library homepage and there is also a mobile app. Access and installation instructions are below.

Installing Sanford Guide

  1. Go to https://register-sanfordguide-com.frontier.idm.oclc.org/register to begin the registration process.
  2. Fill in your Frontier email address in the box provided and click the "Start Registration" button.
  3. Check your Frontier email for a message from admin@sanfordguide.com. If you do not see the email, please check your spam or junk folder. You will be asked to verify your name and create a password.
  4. Download the app that has the red and white icon. (See image below) Use your email and password that you just created to log into the app.
    Sanford guide icon image