Wolters Kluwer Health (about) produces several point-of-care-resources, including the widely used UpToDate Online (about) collection of over 11,000 healthcare topic summaries. It also produces a corresponding mobile app called UpToDate Mobile (about).
When on campus, MD students, MPAS students, full-time HWCOM faculty, HWCOM staff, and medical residents (who are at sites affiliated with FIU) can access UpToDate by going to medlib.fiu.edu > Databases A-Z > U > UpToDate (aka UpToDate via the Medical Library), and signing in with their FIU e-mail address and password. Only MD students and MPAS students can register for accounts that will allow them to access UpToDate from off-campus computers or from their personal mobile devices. When signing up for accounts, they must do so with their FIU e-mails. Below are instructions to download and set up the app version on your mobile devices.
If you already have a personal UpToDate account, download and open the app on your device and sign in. If you do not yet have a personal UpToDate account follow the instruction below.
FIU Medical Library Instructions with Screenshots
When you click "Register" you will be prompted to enter your e-mail and to create a username and password. Remember, to use your FIU e-mail.
Screenshot of what the conformation e-mail looked like in the Fall of 2019. The appearance of this form may have changed by the time you read this guide.
You will receive a confirmation message with further instructions which, as of the Fall of 2017 looked as follows:
Screenshot of what the conformation e-mail looked like in the Fall of 2017. The username has been blanked out. The appearance of this form may have changed by the time you read this guide.
In order to maintain your access to UpToDate, you must confirm your affiliation at least once every 90 days. In the days leading up to this expiration date, in-application and email messaging will inform you of the need to re-verify in order to maintain access. They will provide instructions for doing so. If you do not re-verify by day 90, you will lose mobile and remote access and you will have to sign up again.
Once you have set up your personal UpToDate account you do not have to be using campus Wi-Fi or simulating our IP range to use it. You may use your UpToDate mobile app by connecting to your hospital or clinic's Wi-Fi, (any Wi-Fi, actually) and making sure you are signed into your app with the personal account you just created.
More detailed instructions can be found at http://www.uptodate.com/sites/default/files/cms-files/pdf/printed-materials/355_AccessGuide.pdf
|The online version (via your internet browser) is available to users ON-CAMPUS via our Medical Library's institutional subscription (UpToDate via the Medical Library)||The online version (via your internet browser) is available to users OFF-CAMPUS via our Medical Library's institutional subscription (UpToDate via the Medical Library)||
There is a corresponding app that you can use on and off campus because it is tied to our institutional subscription.
|You need to create a personal account to use the mobile app.||You must use your FIU e-mail to set up your account/app.|