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Occupational Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences

Guide to locating OT and Rehabilitation research evidence in books, journal articles, databases, and on the web.

What are Point of Care Tools?

"Point-of-care" (POC) resources provide practitioners with filtered and timely access to high quality evidence to support patient care decisions in the clinical setting.  While designed for clinicians as a resource to make timely decisions, these tools provide a valuable starting point for students seeking overviews, summaries, and pre-appraised evidence for diseases, interventions, patient level education materials, and literature reviews to support evidence synthesis projects, such as "PICO" projects.

Point of Care resources differ from health databases (e.g., PubMed and CINAHL, which provide individual studies that must be evaluated and contextualized). POC syntheses and monographs are kept current and often produced as mobile apps for clinicians' convenience.

Table of Contents for Point of Care Tools & Mobile Health Apps

Nursing Reference Center Plus

Nursing Reference Center (NRC) Plus Logo.

Directions for Accessing NRCPlus App

  1. Go to the NRC Home Page
  2. Scroll to the very bottom of the page and click 'NRC Plus Mobile App Access'
  3. You will be prompted to enter an email address  ***Make sure you use an email address you can access from your mobile device!***
  4. You will be sent a list of instructions to download the app and an authentication link. This link must be opened from the mobile device where the app is installed!

UpToDate

UpToDate App Icon.

Directions for Accessing UpToDate App

  1. Open UpToDate via the library's subscription
  2. Register to create a personal account
  3. Download the free UpToDate app in your device's app store.
  4. Sign in with the username and password you created in Step 2.

**Note: To maintain your access to UpToDate you will need to confirm your affiliation with NYU every 90 days. To do this simply, login UpToDate.

uCentral by Unbound Medicine

Icon for uCentral App.Directions for Accessing uCentral App

  1. Access uCentral via the library's subscription.
  2. Click on the "Mobile" link in the top toolbar to Register for a uCentral account. 
  3. Once you have registered, you will be able to download the app from your device's app store.
  4. Sign into the app with your uCentral account credentials.

Lexicomp

LexiComp App Icon.Directions for Accessing Lexicomp App

(Wolters Kluwer offers detailed directions to Access Your Lexicomp App)

  1. Create an account on the Lexicomp My Account page.  Make sure you use your NYU email address to create the account
  2. Login to your account.
  3. Add the subscription authorization code (found on the Lexicomp authorization code look up page). 
  4. Download the app onto your device and sign in with your Lexicomp account to activate it.

Epocrates

Epocrates

Epocrates app icon.Join over 1 million health care professionals worldwide who use Epocrates in the moments of care:

  • Review drug prescribing and safety information for thousands of brand, generic, and OTC drugs
  • Check for potentially harmful drug-drug interactions among up to 30 drugs at a time
  • Identify pills by imprint code and physical characteristics
  • Access timely medical news and research information
  • Find providers for consults and referrals in the Provider Directory
  • Select national and regional health care insurance formularies for drug coverage information
  • Perform dozens of calculations, such as BMI and GFR

Directions for Accessing Epocrates

Download the free Epocrates through your device's app store:

Android App on GooglePlay button.  Download on the Apple App Store button.

 

 

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database icon.Directions for Accessing NMCD App

  1. Access Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database via the library's subscription.
  2. In the upper right corner, click 'Get Your Login ID' and create your NMCD profile
  3. Download the NMCD App from your device's app store.
  4. Use your CE ID# and NO PASSWORD to login to the app.

AccessMedicine

Access Medicine logo.The AccessMedicine app contains:

  • Quick Medical Dx & Rx - a collection of concise evidence-based outlines of conditions and disorders most often encountered in medical practice – perfect for high-yield review or for quick reference in the clinical setting.
  • Fitzpatrick’s Color Atlas of Clinical Dermatology - facilitates dermatologic diagnosis by providing color images of skin lesions, plus a summary outline of skin disorders and diseases. 
  • Differential Diagnosis Tool - provides more than 1,000 diagnoses through Diagnosaurus®, a McGraw-Hill Medical tool that efficiently allows you to browse by symptom, disease, or organ system at the point of care.
  • Diagnostic Tests - from Pocket Guide to Diagnostic Tests, a quick reference guide to the selection and interpretation of commonly used diagnostic tests, including laboratory procedures in the clinical setting.

Directions for Accessing AccessMedicine App

The AccessMedicine app is available to users at institutions with a full site license.

  1. Sign up for a MyAccess account today by logging into the NYU subscription and clicking on your institution name in the upper right hand corner. 
  2. To download the app to you mobile device, please visit the App Store or Google Play
  3. On your mobile device, open the app and log in with your MyAccess account credentials*

*To activate and for continued access to the app, the user must have an active My Access account and sign in every 90 days through the institution, either on-site or through a VPN. 

Point of Care Tools with No App Available