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VisualDx

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VisualDx is a visual diagnostic decision support system used to enhance diagnostic accuracy, aid therapeutic decisions, and improve patient safety. It combines high-quality, peer-reviewed medical images with concise, actionable information to support the decisions of health care providers.

The content is organized by common and diagnostic problem areas, age, and body location. It visually presents disease variations by skin type, age, and passage of time.

Clinicians can initiate a unique differential diagnosis based on the visual symptoms of a patient. A customized pictorial differential diagnosis tailored to a patient’s findings is formulated dynamically.

VisualDx compares most relevant diseases or drills down to research with handbook-length clinical information and variation in visual presentation.

We love this resource and think you will too. Why?

  • VisualDx does not require you to search by diagnostic name
  • You can enter the patient’s clinical features to view the diagnoses with the most relevance
  • VisualDx integrates within UpToDate! When you search UpToDate, keep a look out for the orange VDx icon, which indicates content from VisualDx.
  • It helps you better identify and visually diagnose presenting conditions such as skin, infectious, metabolic, nutritional, genetic, and immunologic diseases and adverse drug reactions
  • You get immediate access to more than 22,000 medical images as well as actionable peer-reviewed treatment, therapy, and management information on over 1,000 diagnoses
  • It presents variations both common and rare diseases, whether due to immune status, skin color, severity, or temporal stage

The VisualDx app is available on iPhone, iPad, and Android.

Complete the following steps to download the app:

  • Log in to VisualDx on a computer from the Library Website
  • Click the Get the Mobile App icon
  • Using your PCOM e-mail address, complete the form to request a user name and password
  • Follow the instructions in the activation e-mail to download and begin using VisualDx Mobile

Draw It to Know It

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Active Learning for the Medical Sciences! Draw It to Know It is an online educational platform that takes the classic approach to science education and revitalizes it for the modern classroom.

Draw It to Know It’s active learning approach has been praised for making science education simpler and more effective. The tutorials begin with a blank screen and proceed in hand-drawn steps that students master through active engagement, which, as research substantiates, greatly enhances the learning experience.

Product Features:

  • Animated, active learning style tutorials with variable playback speed.
  • Quiz questions that accompany each tutorial.
  • Interactive drawing pad with multiple colors and pen sizes.
  • Brain Atlas and Muscle Directory accompany the Neuroscience Course

Access Draw It to Know It directly from your mobile browser or download the Draw It to Know It iPhone/iPad app from iTunes, then click Login to enter your username and password. Register here to create your personal account.

AnatomyTV

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AnatomyTV includes a wealth of engaging content:

  • 3D anatomy atlas – Choose from over 290 interactive 3D anatomy views, including 148 trigger points, covering the whole body. All main views allow you to rotate and add or remove layers of anatomy from the models. All visible structures can be labelled and every 3D anatomy view and animation is accompanied by introductory text.
  • Library of 3D muscle function animations – Over 75 animations cover many common movements such as flexion, extension, adduction, and abduction for the head and neck, upper extremity, trunk, pelvis and lower extremity. Each animation can be exported into PowerPoint for presentations or teaching.
  • Gross motor movement animations:
    • Jogging
    • Stand from sitting
    • Push ups
    • Sit ups
    • Stand jump forwards
    • Walking upstairs
  • Library of more than 80 surface anatomy movies show the muscle action for real‑life context.
  • Short, accessible text explanations and links to related content.

AnatomyTV content is also available on iPad and Android tablets.