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DynaMed Plus (DMP) is the next-generation clinical reference tool physicians can rely on for fast, easy access to point-of-care decision support.  With daily updates, DMP is the most current point-of-care, evidence-based resource available, and is designed to decrease time finding answers to clinical questions. It also provides a wealth of evidence-based information for researchers and medical trainees.

 

DynaMed Plus’ evidence-based contents are selected following strict protocols for:

(1) identifying evidence

(2) critically appraising the evidence

(3) selecting the best available evidence

(4) objectively reporting the evidence

(5) synthesizing multiple evidence reports

(6) drawing conclusions from the evidence. 

 Every article considered for inclusion in DynaMed Plus is evaluated and processed using this system, ensuring the integrity of the conclusions.  Additionally, CME/CE/CPD credit can be earned simply by using DMP.

Various independent studies have ranked DynaMed Plus higher than other point-of-care reference resources in various independent studies published by the British Medical Journal 1, the Journal of Clinical Epidemiology 2, and the Journal of Medical Ethics 3

 

The DynaMed Plus systematic literature surveillance process includes: 

• Cover-to-cover surveillance of high-yield journals, such as BMJ, JAMA, Lancet, NEJM, and many others

• Targeted MEDLINE searches for systematic reviews and randomized controlled trials for high-yield journals

• Targeted MEDLINE searches for selected subject areas (e.g., complementary therapies)

• Comprehensive MEDLINE searches for guidelines 

Other useful tools within DynaMed Plus are “Calculators” for Medical Equations, Clinical Criteria, Decision Trees, Statistics, Units and Dose Conversion, and others listed by specialty.     

 

To Access DynaMed Plus, visit the Calder Library website and click on the dropdown under e-Databases.  Sign up for a Personal Account to download the mobile app for convenient access from the office, hospital, or home.

Contact a Calder medical librarian for assistance:  305-243-6648 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

References

1. Banzi R, Cinquini M, Liberati A, Moschetti I, et al.  Speed of updating online evidence based point of care summaries:  prospective cohort analysis.  BMJ.  2011:343:d5856.  doi: 10.1136/bmj.d5856.

2. Prorok JC, Iserman EC, Wilczynski NL, Haynes RB.  The quality, breadth, and timeliness of content updating vary substantially for 10 online medical texts:  an analytic survey.  J Clin Epidemiol.  2012 Dec;65(12):1289-95.  doi: 10.1016/j.jclinepi.2012.05.003.  Epub 2012 Sep 10.

3. Amber KT, Dhiman G, Goodman KW.  Conflict of interest in online point-of-care clinical support websites.  J Med Ethics.  2014 Aug;40(8):578-80.  doi:10.1136/medethics-2013-101625. Epub 2014 Feb 3.

 

 

Resource Guides developed by Calder Medical Librarians provide links to relevant resources on different subjects and lists librarian subject experts with their contact information.   

  • Clinicians will find the guides for Clinicians, Drug Information, and Medical Mobile Apps useful.  
  • Researchers will be interested in the resource guides for Researchers, Collaboration and Mentoring, Grants, Scholarly Communication, Genomics, and Public Health.    
  • Medical students will save time by finding useful links on the guides for Medical Students, Evidence-Based Medicine, Online Tutorials, and Personal Librarian Program.  
  • For Residents, the most relevant guides are Residents, Clinicians, Drug Information, and Medical Mobile Apps.  
  • Psychiatrists and Psychologists will find important links in the guides that cover Clinical Psychiatry and Psychology, as well as the Clinicians, Drug Information, and Medical Mobile Apps guides.  
  • Useful links for Nurses appear in the resource guides for Nursing, Drug Information, Researchers, Consumer Health, and Free Authoritative Websites.  

Additional information about specific Resource Guides will appear in forthcoming blogs and the Librarians welcome recommendations for other Guide topics.  

Links to all of Calder’s Resource Guides can be found on the Library’s Website.

 


 

 

Calder Library personnel will locate books, book chapters and journal articles for you for FREE!

 

• Ever hit a paywall when trying to download an article?

• Ever arrive at a dead-end when searching for a book in the library?

 

Visit the library homepage and submit a completed Inter-library Loan / Journal Photocopy Request Form for library materials not held by the University of Miami:

http://calder.med.miami.edu/forms/journal_photocopy_request_patron.html

 

Although the average delivery time is 1-3 days for articles/book chapters and 1-2 weeks for books, articles and chapters are often received much sooner. 

For further assistance, please contact the Inter-library Loan (ILL) department at (305)243-6749 to request books, book chapters and articles from a non-UM library FREE-of-charge for all UM students, faculty, and staff and Jackson employees!

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