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Cardiology: Apps for Mobile Devices

Account Creation & Renewal

Creating a New Account & Renewing Access 

Follow these steps while on the Vanderbilt/VUMC campus. 

  • Go to Lexicomp.

  • Look for the Vanderbilt Pharmacy Links box on the lower left side of the screen, below the search box.

  • Choose the app you need: either the VUMC or Vanderbilt Children's. 

If you are off campus, please use the instructions in the PDF located in the right under Instructions with Screenshots.

Creating a New Account

  • Go to Micromedex.

  • Find the Download Mobile Apps grey button in the Resources box in the lower right side of the screen.

 

  • On the next screen, click the Micromedex Native Mobile Apps option.

  • Vanderbilt has access to three apps: Drug Reference, Drug Interactions,  & IV Compatibility

  • You must download the apps one at a time.

  • Each app has a unique password. 

  • When you open each app on your device, you will be prompted to enter the unique password. 

  • If you receive a message that you need to update the password, follow these steps to see the new passwords.

  • Contact the library if you have questions or need assistance: https://www.library.vanderbilt.edu/biomedical/ask-librarian.php

Creating a New Account (both on & off campus)

  • Disconnect/Log out of the VPN or Pulse Secure.

  • Clear the browsing history and cache for your internet browser (Chrome, Firefox, etc.).

  • Use this link to access UpToDate: http://ckm.vumc.org/ckm/diglib/ckmres.html?rid=199

  • Use your VU ID and password to login into the Center for Knowledge Management login screen. 



*You might be redirected to UpToDate and see "Medical Center" at the top right of the page.*    

  • Once you are in UpToDate, use the register button to create an account using your Vanderbilt email.

  • You will receive an email confirmation. Download the app and login in with your new account.

  • Passwords must be 8-24 characters with at least one uppercase letter and one number or special character.

  • Contact the library if you have questions or need assistance: https://www.library.vanderbilt.edu/biomedical/ask-librarian.php.

Renewing Access (both on & off campus)

  • Disconnect/Log out of the VPN or Pulse Secure.

  • Clear the browsing history and cache for your internet browser (Chrome, Firefox, etc.).

  • Use this link to access UpToDate: http://ckm.vumc.org/ckm/diglib/ckmres.html?rid=199

  • Use you VU ID and password to login into the Center for Knowledge Management login in screen. 

*You might be redirected to UpToDate and see "Medical Center" at top right of the page.* 

  • Once you are in UpToDate, you might need to Log Out and then Log In again using your UpToDate username and password. If you do not see the log out option, just Log In using your UpToDate account information.

  • Contact the library if you have questions or need assistance: https://www.library.vanderbilt.edu/biomedical/ask-librarian.php.

Frequently Asked Questions for UpToDate

Q: How do I cite an UpToDate topic?

A: Follow this example for this topic Pathogenesis of Raynaud phenomenon

Wigley FM. Pathogenesis of Raynaud phenomenon. In: UpToDate, Axford JS (Ed), UpToDate, Waltham, MA. (Accessed on February 03, 2022.)

Q: How do I gain CME credits through UpToDate?

A: You will need to be logged into your personal account. Use the Log In/Register button on the main search page within UpToDate. This page can be accessed from any Vanderbilt University registered IP address by typing www.uptodate.com/online and using both your UpToDate User Name and Password or by completing the registration information (to obtain an UpToDate User Name and Password). CME/CE/CPD credit accrues when using UpToDate via mobile web or the UpToDate Mobile App. However, to redeem your credits, you must log in to your UpToDate account online via a desktop or laptop computer.

Q: What is my MOC/CC board ID for CME e-submissions?

Maintenance of Certification (MOC)/Continuing Certification (CC) is a program for board-certified specialists and subspecialists to maintain their specialty certification by meeting requirements to demonstrate they are staying current with medical knowledge and practice. Go Here to see contact information.

Q: I did not register upon my first access to UpToDate, how do I register now?

A: You may register by going to the My Account/CME tab and clicking on the Click here to register link, when accessing through an integrated access point. Or you may click on the Register/Login button on the main search page within UpToDate.

Q: When will I use my UpToDate username and password?

A: These credentials allow you to access the full features of UpToDate. This includes the ability to earn and manage CME credits, access to the UpToDate Mobile Apps for iOS, Android, and Windows 8 mobile devices, as well as the ability to login directly to www.uptodate.com from any computer outside the Vanderbilt University network.

Q: I have an Individual Subscription - can I still register?

A: Yes, when presented with the registration form, simply enter your user name and password in the Log In section of the page. This will connect your individual account with the Vanderbilt University enterprise account.

Q: How do I access from home?

A: Log into Vanderbilt University using your Vanderbilt network login that is established for remote access using the Login Button on the Eskind Library Homepage. Once in the Vanderbilt University network, you should be able to click on the link to UpToDate as you do when you are on site.

If you have registered for UpToDate Anywhere access, you can access from either the UpToDate Mobile app or you can use your UpToDate credentials by accessing www.uptodate.com and clicking the Register/Login button on the UpToDate main search page.

Q: Can I use the UpToDate mobile app?

A: Yes! The UpToDate Mobile App is now available for Vanderbilt University clinicians! The UpToDate app is available for iOS, Android, and Windows 8 devices. Please download the appropriate app, register for your UpToDate credentials through either your integrated access point within Vanderbilt University by using the Register/Login button on the UpToDate main search page from www.uptodate.com. Once your registration is confirmed you may now use those UpToDate credentials to login via your mobile device.

Q: Can I access UpToDate from my mobile device?

A: In addition to the Mobile App mentioned above, you are able to access UpToDate from any mobile device when located within any Vanderbilt University facility. When connected to Vanderbilt University wireless internet, open your internet browser and type www.uptodate.com/online to receive an optimized view of UpToDate.

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