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Lock Icon - VA Network Required Commercial Medical References available through VA: Apps for VA Health Care Employed Professionals that display a lock icon require you to authenticate you are with the VA, by establishing a personal account while on the VA computer network. Register to get started with Skillsoft. This app is not maintained by VA but is included in the national subscriptions purchased and sponsored by the Human Resources Enterprise Center. If you need help with this app, please contact the app's developer: Skillsoft.

Access content across a variety of topics including business, personal development, desktop software and IT. Stay current with courses, videos, books, and audio books from world-class experts. Keep yourself on the leading edge to improve your performance on the job and throughout your career.

Features:

  • Access your licensed Skillsoft content from your iPhone or iPad
  • Take courses, read books, watch videos, listen to audio books
  • Access your favorite videos and audio while offline
  • Get personalized suggestions based on your interests
  • Utilize our full-text search to find just the right content
  • Get notifications for new content and new areas of interest
  • Save and manage content as favorites for easy access
  • Enjoy the app in English, French, German, and Spanish

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Lock Icon - VA Network Required Commercial Medical References available through VA: Apps for VA Health Care Employed Professionals that display a lock icon require you to authenticate you are with the VA, by establishing a personal account while on the VA computer network. Register to get started with Reprotox. This app is not maintained by VA but is included in the national subscriptions purchased and sponsored by the Library Network Office. If you need help with this app, please contact the app's developer: Reprotox.

REPROTOX® is an information system developed by the Reproductive Toxicology Center for its members. REPROTOX contains summaries on the effects of medications, chemicals, infections, and physical agents on pregnancy, reproduction, and development. The REPROTOX® system was developed as an adjunct information source for clinicians, scientists, and government agencies. Patients should consult their health care providers rather than relying on REPROTOX® summaries.

  • Reprotox Home Screen
  • Reprotox Detail Screen
  • Reprotox Search Screen
  • Reprotox Add to favorites/Send mail Screen

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Lock Icon - VA Network Required Commercial Medical References available through VA: Apps for VA Health Care Employed Professionals that display a lock icon require you to authenticate you are with the VA, by establishing a personal account while on the VA computer network. Register to get started with Natural Medicines. This app is not maintained by VA but is included in the national subscriptions purchased and sponsored by the Library Network Office. If you need help with this app, please contact the app's developer: Therapeutic Research Center.

Natural Medicines Database provides data on herbal products, dietary supplements, vitamins, minerals, homeopathic products, Ayurvedic medicines, complementary alternative medicines, integrative therapies, alternative treatment modalities (e.g., acupuncture), traditional Chinese medicines (fixed combination) products, and other natural remedies. Natural Medicines Database consists of multiple databases and interactive features including the Effectiveness Checker, Nutrient Depletion Checker, Natural Product / Drug Interaction Checker, Natural Medicines Brand Evidence-based Ratings (NMBER®), as well as accredited continuing medical education modules accredited for physicians, pharmacists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and dietitians.

Find evidence-based Safety and Effectiveness Ratings on any natural ingredient, commercially available product, or alternative treatment modality. Quickly identify potentially harmful drug/herb interactions, check for nutrients within the body that may be depleted by prescription medications, find ingredients with known Effectiveness ratings by condition or disease state, and much more.

The online Database is updated every business day. You get up-to-date reviews and more in the App, without the need for an internet connection.

Features:

  • Time-saving, concise recommendations and analyses that help you provide the best patient care.
  • The data you need to avoid interactions and other therapeutic problems.
  • Answers to questions your patients are likely to ask you.
  • Safety and Effectiveness ratings.
  • Interaction ratings between drugs and natural medicines; known Adverse Reactions.
  • Effectiveness ratings for natural medicines used for medical conditions, and more.
  • Answers anytime, anywhere, even without an internet connection.
  • Natural Medicines Home Screen
  • Natural Medicines Search Results Screen
  • Natural Medicines Search Details Screen
  • Natural Medicines Interaction Checker Screen
  • Natural Medicines USP Verified Products Screen

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Lexicomp Online for Dentistry

Lock Icon - VA Network Required Commercial Medical References available through VA: Apps for VA Health Care Employed Professionals that display a lock icon require you to authenticate you are with the VA, by establishing a personal account while on the VA computer network. Email Library Network Office to request instructions document. This app is not maintained by VA but is included in the national subscriptions purchased and sponsored by the Library Network Office. If you need help with this app, please contact the app's developer: Wolters Kluwer.

Lexicomp Online for Dentistry (LOD) provides reference information and screening tools to help answer questions on prescribing, diagnosis and treatment. It includes dental-specific pharmacology information on over 8,000 prescription drugs, over the counters (OTCs) and natural products, plus tools like a state-of-the-art lesion diagnosis aid and a drug interactions/drug allergy screener. LOD also includes an interactions screening tool, Medication Safety Check tab which displays a list of drugs from a medication category that aren't likely to interact with a patient's regimen.

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To install/renew your subscription, please click here for device specific installation instructions.

  • Lexicomp Home Screen
  • Lexicomp Library of Drugs Screen
  • Lexicomp Drug Details Screen
  • Lexicomp Drug ID Screen
  • Lexicomp Drug Interactions Screen
  • Lexicomp Drug Calculations/Lean Body Weight Screen

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Lock Icon - VA Network Required Commercial Medical References available through VA: Apps for VA Health Care Employed Professionals that display a lock icon require you to authenticate you are with the VA, by establishing a personal account while on the VA computer network. Register to get started with ClinicalKey.. This app is not maintained by VA but is included in the national subscriptions purchased and sponsored by the Library Network Office. If you need help with this app, please contact the app's developer: Elsevier.

This clinical search engine includes access to full text books, journals, guidelines and multimedia.

Features:

  • Persistent login
  • Intuitive search with auto-suggest
  • Ability to bookmark and save items
  • Access to full-text books, full-text journals, guidelines, multimedia and more

The single app works for Clinical Key or Clinical Key Nursing which are both national subscriptions from the Library Network Office. When you go into the app you select the databases needed by clicking on the hamburger in the upper left corner and then click on Change Edition. You will have the ability to select one of three apps. The login is the same for CK and CKN. Please note that Clinical Pharmacology is not a national VA purchase.

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To maintain your access to ClinicalKey you will need to simply login to ClinicalKey from within the Department of Veterans Affairs computer network.

  • ClinicalKey Home Screen
  • ClinicalKey Search Screen
  • ClinicalKey Search with Auto Suggest Screen
  • ClinicalKey Access to Full Text Books Screen
  • ClinicalKey Myocardial Infarction Screen

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Lock Icon - VA Network Required Commercial Medical References available through VA: Apps for VA Health Care Employed Professionals that display a lock icon require you to authenticate you are with the VA, by establishing a personal account while on the VA computer network. Access your site specific link to set up your BrowZine account.. This app is not maintained by VA but is included in the national subscriptions purchased and sponsored by the Library Network Office. If you need help with this app, please contact the app's developer: Third Iron, LLC.

BrowZine lets you browse, read, save, and monitor scholarly journals in your subject areas from the VA Core Collection and local VA subscriptions on your mobile device or desktop/laptop.

Features

  • Browse titles by subject to find journals of interest
  • View table of contents of current and past journals
  • Create a personal bookshelf of favorite journals
  • Save articles to EndNote, Mendeley, Zotero, RefWorks, Dropbox, and other services
  • Share with other researchers by posting to Facebook, Twitter and more
  • Favorite Journals Screenshot
  • Find journals of interest by titles or by subject screenshot
  • Abstract screenshot
  • Collection screenshot

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Lock Icon - VA Network Required Commercial Medical References available through VA: Apps for VA Health Care Employed Professionals that display a lock icon require you to authenticate you are with the VA, by establishing a personal account while on the VA computer network. Register to get started with UpToDate. This app is not maintained by VA but is included in the national subscriptions purchased and sponsored by the Library Network Office. If you need help with this app, please contact the app's developer: UpToDate, Inc..

UpToDate is a clinical decision support resource with evidence-based clinical information – including drug topics and recommendations that clinicians use at the point of care. UpToDate covers 25 specialties, including internal medicine, psychiatry, infectious disease, and cardiovascular medicine.

Features:

  • Persistent login
  • Search with auto-completion
  • Earn and track free CME/CE/CPD credit
  • Bookmarks and history
  • Print and email topics or graphics to patients and colleagues
  • Options for desktop access and mobile complete for remote use
  • Tools that can increase patient safety: clinical calculators, detailed medical graphics and a select set of drug and drug interaction databases powered by Lexicomp

UpToDate Demonstration (Video)

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To maintain your access to UpToDate you will need to simply login to UpToDate from within the Department of Veterans Affairs computer network.

Tip: Not sure if you are logged in to UpToDate? If you do not see your name and CME tally on the top right of the screen, then click Login/Register to login. View how.

If you need assistance contact UpToDate Customer Service , 1-800-998-6374 or +1-781-392-2000.

  • Home Screen
  • Search Screen
  • Topic Outline Screen
  • Introduction Screen

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Lock Icon - VA Network Required Commercial Medical References available through VA: Apps for VA Health Care Employed Professionals that display a lock icon require you to authenticate you are with the VA, by establishing a personal account while on the VA computer network. Register to get started with VisualDx. This app is not maintained by VA but is included in the national subscriptions purchased and sponsored by the Library Network Office. If you need help with this app, please contact the app's developer: VisualDx.

VisualDx is a reference tool for diagnostic clinical decision support. Searchable by symptoms, signs, and patient factors, VisualDx is a path to a customized differential diagnosis. The many images and graphics available speed comparison, recognitions and diagnosis. VisualDx is used to validate a diagnosis, access next steps for management and care, and for patient education.

VisualDx combines medical knowledge, standardized terminology, search, and medical images to deliver concise and accurate answers. Search by diagnosis, build a patient-specific differential, or look up drug-induced adverse reactions by medication – all at the point of care. VisualDx Mobile shows disease variation with images.

The national subscription now includes DermExpert which allows a clinician to take a photo of a skin condition and immediately analyze the patient’s skin lesion type to assist in making an accurate diagnosis at the point of care.

Features:

  • Quickly search by diagnosis for next steps on management and patient care.
  • Visually confirm a diagnosis by comparing medical images to your patient’s presentation.
  • Review diagnostic pearls and best tests at the point of care to aid with diagnosis.
  • Build a custom differential based on your patient’s signs, symptoms, and other key findings such as travel history.
  • View over 43,000 drug reactions.
  • Provide on-the-spot patient education with real medical images.
  • Access ICD-10 and SNOMED CT codes.
  • Perform VisualDx Quiz to test your knowledge of visual presentations of disease, and compete against colleagues via leaderboards.

Get Started with VisualDx

  1. From a computer on the VA Network, go to visualdx.com and click on Launch VisualDx in the upper right. Once inside the VisualDx app, click on VisualDx Mobile to register for a personal VisualDx user name and password to use on your mobile device.
    Screenshot of how to create your personal account

    You will receive an email from the VisualDx Team with instructions and your username and password.

    Screenshot of VisualDx email confirming personal account creation
  2. Download VisualDx for your iOS and Android devices.
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    Launch the VisualDx app from your device and sign in using your VisualDx personal account username and password.

    Screenshot of VisualDx sign-in with your username and password

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  3. Visit VisualDx's resources page to understand how VisualDx can assist you and your patients through virtual care and telemedicine.

  • VisualDx Home Screen
  • VisualDx Confirm Lesion Type Screen
  • VisualDx Body Location Screen
  • VisualDx Body Differential Diagnosis Screen
  • VisualDx Body Differential Diagnosis Screen
  • VisualDx Diagnosis Detail Screen

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VA Mental Health Checkup for Care Teams

The VA Mental Health Checkup application (app) for Care Teams supports measurement-based care for Veterans with various mental health conditions. Through the app, VA providers can engage Veterans in their own care with assessments to diagnose symptoms and evaluate levels of distress. With the app, VA staff members (i.e., mental health providers) can assign assessments to Veterans, provide feedback, receive alerts on Veteran assessment scores, receive notifications when Veterans complete assessments, and create Progress Notes for completed assessments. Veterans can complete their assessments on their personal devices at their convenience and obtain the results in real time directly after submitting their responses.

Features:

  • Assign and manage assessments to diagnose symptoms and evaluate levels of distress
  • Receive alerts and notifications on Veteran assessment scores and completed assignments
  • View assessment results in detail or as a graph
  • Create Progress Notes for completed assessments
  • Provide assignment feedback directly to Veterans

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Highlights

  • Dashboard

    View and manage assessment results when a patient has completed an assignment that is ready for review.

  • Create Assessments

    Create, edit, and end assessments for an individual or group of patients.

  • Apply Frequency and Other Details

    Apply or edit assessment details such as frequency, response window, total number of times, start date, clinic, and optional instructions.

  • Access Results and Create Progress Notes

    Access completed assessment details, including the overall score and answers to questions. Mark assessments as reviewed and, if desired, push the results of assessments to CPRS in a Progress Note.

  • Graph Multiple Assessments

    View a graph of completed patient assessments of the same type over time.

  • Site-Level Report

    Monitor compliance of assessment reviews for all providers at a facility. Identify assessments out of compliance and nudge the responsible provider to review.

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If you are a member of a Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) care team, the Patient Viewer, Version 4.2 mobile application (app) will allow you to find information quickly from patients’ Electronic Health Records (EHRs) from the convenience of a mobile device. The app will help you have a thorough understanding of a patient’s health and gain immediate access to EHR data – both in your VA facility and on the go.

This app is designed for use with VA Mobile tablets. If you have not used your device lately and need help with it or would like to request a device for testing, please contact the VA Mobile Help Desk 24/7 via web at http://help.vamobile.us, emailing help@vamobile.us, emailing help@vamobile.us, or by calling 844-4VA-MOBILE, (844-482-6624), 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. (CT).

Please Note: Patient Viewer is a web app that can be bookmarked on your mobile device. Read the instructions here.

Features:

  • Access data from a patient’s EHR such as:
    • Contact Information (Cover Sheet)
    • Vital Signs
    • Medications
    • Progress Notes
    • Documents and Reports
    • Consults (both by Staff and by Patient)
    • Lab Results
    • Radiology Reports
  • Graph data from your patients’ records, such as vital signs and lab results
  • View selected Veteran’s Self-Entered Data (SED)
  • Schedule and start video visits with your patients
  • View Orders
  • Request photo/video follow ups

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