Users can search for information in UpToDate in five different ways.
Executing a broad search will capture results for conditions, lab interpretations , drug monographs, pathways, graphics, and patient information.
The search box contains auto-complete that will provide you will recommendations based on what you are typing.
Helpful Hint: On results page, sort the results by "all, adult, pediatric, patient, or graphics" and click the "right facing arrow" next to your topic to quickly navigate to a specific section of that topic.
Topic pages provide users will a comprehensive overview of the topic, including: graded recommendations, society guidelines, levels of information, management, images, and updates.
Helpful Hint: Click "Find" to search for certain keywords in the topic page.
UpToDate Drug Interactions is built on Lexicomp and is a straightforward approach to compare the potential interactions of two of more drugs.
Review the "Risk Ratings" to gain an understanding of the interaction.
Review the interaction in detail for a summary and discussion, including patient management and references.
UpToDate uses summary level information from LexiComp to build a comprehensive database of medication names.
Helpful Hint: Browse every Drug Monograph from one page by clicking on "Contents" in the left corner of the screen.
Drug Monographs provide a comprehensive overview of the topic, including: dosing, administration, adverse effects, and brands.
Helpful Hint: When you execute a broad search for a drug, the results page will include not only the drug monograph but topics pages about the application of that drug in different clinical situations.