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Library Bowel Cancer

  Presented: 14th June 2023

  UpToDate for nurses  



Session summary


  1. Registration must be done on computer on the Austin Hospital Network
  2. Create your UpToDate account then download the App and use the same username and password
  3. Reverify every 90 Days (no, need to do this if logging in via Cerner)
  4. Set up your preferences to receive relevant What’s New alerts

 All links are available on the Austin Library Clinical apps page

Finding UpToDate

UpToDate is available via Cerner – look for the link - and the Library website 


Written by experts in the field, including Austin staff

Updated constantly

Overview of UpToDate (3.40 minute video)

Browse by specialty or do a keyword search (85 second video)

Over 1300 calculators (55 second video)– search or browse

Drug Interactions tool (1 minute video) - a Drug-Drug, Drug-Herb, and Herb-Herb analysis tool

Over 37,000 graphics which can directly imported, with references, to PowerPoint

Patient education

Patient education information is available and can be easily exported, however Austin requires you to use OPPIC. Use UpToDate patient education for reference


Register/create your own account so you can collect CME just by using up to date
Under your account, change your settings to Time-based tracking
Print out your CME certificate


How to reference UpToDate resources:

Jobson MD. Second-generation antipsychotic medications: pharmacology, administration, and side effects. Post TW, ed. UpToDate. Waltham, MA: UpToDate Inc. https://www.uptodate.com (Accessed on January 02, 2021.)

Please also see Linking Police-UpToDate-Wolters Kluwer

 Monash University have also put together a very helpful guide: Citing and referencing: Medicine and Health sources


Further Training

Fran can be contacted to arrange group or more in-depth training sessions.
Contact Fran Mkurazhizha (and please CC the Library) to arrange a time.

If you have any further questions, please contact the Library.