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MSHS: Dietetic Internship: UpToDate

Guide to assist dietetic interns in finding resources available through the Library and elsewhere.

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Mobile Access

UpToDate content is automatically reformatted for mobile devices. Access it over Mayo wi-fi from the library web site: http://library.mayo.edu. Do Not add an icon to your home screen as it will only display partial contents.  Make sure the privacy setting for Safari is set to "from visited" (Setting/Safari/Accept Cookies/From visited).

UpToDate Overview

Up to Date is a clinical resource specifically created to assist with diagnosis and treatment. Topic reviews are presented that address a specific clinical issue. Recommendations are provided for those cases that are undergoing treatment or management. Images and references are included as well as links to related topics.

Strengths

- Contains synthesized topic reviews that cover all of the major aspects of a particular condition, including symptoms, tests and diagnosis, and treatment options

- Topic outlines allow for easy navigation and delineate different types of content such as graphics and references

- References link directly to the library catalog

- Topic reviews are written by clinicians and undergo a peer-review process; the date of last revision is also displayed

- Treatment recommendations are graded to quickly assess their strength and quality of the evidence

- A number of clinical calculators are available

- The What's New tab highlights important updates

- Printable patient information is readily available

Limitations

- Represents only 16 medical specialties 

- An updated version of UpToDate is released every four months

- Remote access is not available for UpToDate; you must be on campus to use