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Welcome to the DynaMed basic searching tutorial, where you will learn about the key DynaMed features, such as basic searching, browsing categories, recently-updated content, and obtaining Continuing Medical Education credit for your searches. At any time, you can return to the DynaMed home screen by clicking the Home link found at the top of the screen.
Well begin by conducting a basic search for coronary artery disease. Type the word coronary in the Find field and click Search. You may also choose to browse DynaMed alphabetically by clicking a letter below the Find field.
On the results screen, click Coronary artery disease (CAD) to access this topic, or simply hover your pointer over the title to preview all of the topic sections in the right column. When available, you can change the text size by clicking on the text icons in the upper right hand corner.
Sections can be expanded further by clicking the plus icon to the left of each title. Or you can view each topic with a specific section expanded by clicking the section title directly.
The topic screen is displayed. To access a persistent link to this record, click on the persistent link icon found in the right column of the screen, located below the print and icons. To view the individual sections within the record, click on the desired section. Here, we will click on Treatment.
All treatment information and subsections are displayed. To collapse the Treatment sections, click Treatment again. If enabled by your administrator, you can receive Continuing Medical Education Credit for your search. Click Get CME for this Topic, fill out the form in the resulting pop-up window, and click Submit.
You can search within the text of a topic by entering a term in the Search Within Text field and clicking the magnifying glass icon. All instances of your term available in the topic will be highlighted in yellow. You can also create an alert to be notified when the topic is updated. Simply click the Alert icon found in the right column. Select an alert frequency, enter your address and click Create Alert.
If your organization subscribes to other EBSCO medical full text databases, and has configured them in DynaMed, you have access to related search results from those resources in the right column of the DynaMed result list. To read a topic from another EBSCO medical database, click on a title.
The topic is displayed in DynaMed. Click the Result List link to navigate back to the result list.
DynaMed topics are updated daily. To view the most recent updates, click on the Recent Updates link found in the top toolbar.
Updates are displayed with the most current update at the top. Each topic lists an update reason, indicating the nature of the update. To access the updated topic, click the hyperlinked topic name.
Updates can be filtered by specialty area. Click the Limit by Category drop down menu and select a specialty. You can also limit Recent Updates to updates that are flagged as practice changing by clicking the Practice Changing Updates Only check box. Practice-changing updates are articles added to DynaMed which may lead a clinician to change practice patterns or medical decisions.
DynaMed includes over 1,000 drug topics. For demonstration purposes, we will enter Omeprazole in the Find field and click Search. In the results list, well click Omeprazole to access the DynaMed topic for this drug. As demonstrated previously, you can hover your pointer over Omeprazole to preview the Drug topic sections in the right column.
To expand any of the sections in the drug record, click on the title of the section. You can also expand or collapse all sections at the same time by clicking on the Expand All or Collapse All links found at the top of the result list. If a warning is present for a drug topic, it will be expanded automatically when the topic is opened.
You can also browse DynaMed topics by category. Click the Browse Categories link to see the available categories in DynaMed. Click on the desired category to reveal the available topics.
The available topics in your selected category are displayed. You can expand subcategories by clicking on the plus icon.
If the Search Other Services feature is enabled by your administrator, you can access links to other resources and websites directly from the DynaMed home page.
At any time, you can click on the Help link to view the complete online Help system.