Product Guide


Johns Hopkins Point of Care Information Technology Center (POC-IT) delivers trusted information at the point-of-care and develops evidence-based ABX, Diabetes, and HIV clinical decision support guides.

Johns Hopkins ABX Guide

The Johns Hopkins ABX Guide delivers up-to-date, authoritative information on infectious diseases, drugs, and pathogens written by the experts at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (memory required: 5MB).

Johns Hopkins Diabetes Guide

The Johns Hopkins Diabetes Guide delivers up-to-date information on the management and complications of diabetes to mobile devices and the web (memory required: 2MB).

Johns Hopkins HIV Guide

The Johns Hopkins HIV Guide is a comprehensive resource for the latest information about the diagnosis, management, and medications surrounding HIV
(memory required: 2MB).

System Requirements


The amount of memory space needed depends on which content you choose. See each content source for required amount of memory.

Johns Hopkins is available for: Android, BlackBerry, and iOS (iPhone, iPod, iPod touch, iPad). The Unbound platform also offers features such as:

  • Color and high resolution support
  • Landscape mode support
  • Memory card support(where applicable)
  • Navigation and interface customized for your device
  • FREE automatic updates delivered to your device

On the Web

Content Navigation

From your homepage, you can quickly utilize different sections of Johns Hopkins:

  • Perform a keyword search using the Search textbox
  • Browse the available content resources, including RSS Feeds and select MEDLINE Journals
  • Keep track of your recently viewed items
  • Stay up-to-date with news and announcements
  • Learn more about and/or purchase individual POC-IT guides

Additionally, you may use the links in the top navigation banner to move between the main application modules: Home, Mobile, Archive, and Medline.

Content View & Navigation

The content resources available are listed in the Browse section of your homepage. To access the content view, locate the desired resource and click its title to open it.

Once you’ve selected a particular resource, use the side navigation bars to browse, view available indexes (or chapters, etc) and access additional information. More specifically:

In the left navigation bar, you will find the indexes by which your particular resource is organized (for example, alphabetical, topics, specialties, appendix, etc). Use this navigation to easily browse your chosen content.

The right navigation bar will appear when you access an entry’s definition view. The tools available include:

Content Manager - This section offers four functions:

  • Save to Archive - Click here to save the entry in your online archive
  • Search Unbound MEDLINE
  • Font Size - Allows you to increase or decrease the font size
  • Print - Enables you to print either the entire topic or the particular section you are viewing

CrossLinks - When available, the CrossLinks section enables you to access desired information across different content sources.

Related Content - Here you will find links to related information, when available.

To return to the home page, click the Home link in the main toolbar.

Index View & Navigation

While viewing a specific resource, you will find the available indexes displayed along the left side of the screen. Click an index name (for example: Topics, Specialties) to display its subsections in the main viewing area. From here you can conveniently browse each index and decide which is of most interest.

Each of your Johns Hopkins content resources is organized by multiple indexes. Follow the navigation to move through each section.


Archive Elements

Johns Hopkins on the Web consists of a number of interlinking components that allow you to view and organize records saved from your mobile device.

Viewing Records

Records saved from your mobile appear in your Archive with links to more in-depth information. Preceding each entry you will find an icon which indicates the source from which the record came.

To return to the section from which you saved a particular record, simply click the link at the end of the record entry.

Managing Records

Records are displayed in the Record Display window. The default view is of your Unfiled records; however, you can view records in a different folder or for a particular date (see below).

Records may be content records that you viewed on your mobile device or saved from the chapter view on the web. The default view for your Archive shows your most recent activity, listed by date. If you decide to keep a record, and then synchronize your device, it will appear in your Archive.

Check the box to the left of each record to select it. You can then File or Delete using the buttons in the Archive Manager. These functions can be performed on multiple records simultaneously.

Managing Folders

The Folder Manager is located to the left of the record display area and contains two sections. Use the View section to switch from folder to folder. The active folder is designated by the open folder icon; to open another folder simply click on its name.

The Manage section allows you to perform such functions as: Creating new folders, Modifying existing folders (renaming them, or selecting a new color), and Deleting folders.

To make a new folder, click the Create link. Under Enter a New Folder Name, type in the name of the new folder. Next, using the dropdown menu, select a color for the Folder title. If you do not choose a color, it will default to black. When you have created the title and/or color, click Submit. If you wish to cancel the creation of the new Folder, click Cancel.

To modify a folder name, click the Modify link in the Folders section. Select the Folder you wish to change from the drop down menu. Type in the new name for the Folder. If you want to change the Folder’s color, select one from the dropdown box. Click Modify. If you wish to cancel the modification, click Cancel.

To delete a folder, select Delete from the Folders section. Choose a Folder from the dropdown menu. If you wish to delete only the Folder and not the Records filed in it, select the radio button next to Delete Folder Only. All of the records will return to your Archive as unfiled records.

If you wish to delete all the records within the Folder, click on the radio button labeled Delete Folder + All Records Within. After you have selected your preference, click Delete. A dialog box will confirm you want to delete the folder and its records. If you wish to cancel the deletion, click Cancel.

Using the Calendar

Your Archive contains a Calendar display that serves a number of purposes. Besides displaying the current date, the calendar also displays the days you saved records to your Archive. You can select a new date using the Month and Year drop-down menus or click one of the highlighted days and the content display area will reload with all your saved records beginning on that date.


Search Content

You can search Johns Hopkins from any screen within the application. Enter your desired search term in the text box and click the Search button.

Advanced Search

The search mechanism supports searching techniques which involve changing query terms to provide a wider range of searching options. For example, you can perform:

Wildcard Searches: Single and Multiple Character

To perform a single character wildcard search, use the "?" symbol in place of a single character. The search then looks for all terms that match the word with the single character replaced. For example, to search for long and lung, use: l?ng.

Multiple character wildcard searches look for results which include your search term, plus 0 or more characters. Place an asterisk after your query term to perform this type of search. For example, to search for long, longer or longest, you would use: long*

Wildcard searches can also be placed in the middle of a term. For instance: l*ng.

Boolean Searches

A Boolean Search combines search terms through the use of specific connecting words called operators. This application supports: "AND", "+", OR, NOT and "-" as Boolean operators. Boolean search operators must be in ALL CAPITAL LETTERS.

The most frequently used Boolean operators are “AND” and “OR”.

Example 1: The default operator is "OR". If you do not enter any operator between search terms, "OR" is used. For example, entering "heart lungs" will search for single documents where either the term "heart" or "lung" appears.

Example 2: The AND operator will find documents where both search terms exist in a single document. For example, entering "heart AND lungs" will find results containing only BOTH "heart" and "lungs" in a single document.

Search Results

A search performed from anywhere within the application brings you to the search results screen.

Your results may originate from any of the content sources within the application. To the left of each entry you will find an icon indicating the resource in which the result was located.


On Your Mobile

The resources that currently reside on your device are listed in the Mobile section of your homepage.

To manage your subscriptions, click the Mobile link in the main navigation banner. At the following page, click Select Content to arrive at the screen where you may add/remove programs and view all of the resources to which you are subscribed.

The resources currently on your device are displayed with a checked box before their title.

Add/Remove from Mobile device

If you wish to change what is on your mobile device, first locate the desired resource in the Mobile Resources section.

To add content, simply check the box next to the appropriate title(s). Next, click the Update button.

To remove content, uncheck the box next to the title of the appropriate resource(s). Next, click the "Update" button.

Any modifications to your content will be reflected on your mobile after your next synchronize.

Download Software

You may also use the Mobile section if you wish to install the most recent version of Johns Hopkins to your principal computer, a secondary computer, or a new device.

To begin, click the Mobile link in the toolbar and look to the Mobile Resources section. Click on Download Software and follow the on-screen instructions.

CME Credits

CME: Continuing Medical Education

Johns Hopkins offers the opportunity to obtain continuing medical education (CME) credits. To take advantage of this resource, you must answer a few questions relevant to selected topics found within the Johns Hopkins resources. If a topic or record is linked to the CME option, you will find a link in the right hand navigation section (as shown below).

Please keep in mind, however, that this link will only appear when CME credits are available.

To access the CME option:

  1. Perform a search within Johns Hopkins.
  2. From the topic level view of any record, click the Earn CME link located in the right-hand navigation section.
  3. The link opens in a new window, follow the on-screen instructions.


Click the Account link from the footer of any screen to access your Account page. Here you can update personal information such as your password, email address, and street address.

Mobile Web

Unbound Medicine offers customized views of the Johns Hopkins web application for smartphone and mobile web browsers. The mobile web version offers access to the complete resource. When you visit the website from a mobile web browser, you will see a site customized for viewing on your particular device.

User Guides

For more detailed information relevant to the type of device you use, click the appropriate link:



Who should I contact with questions about the application?

If you need any help with this application, please be sure to visit our support website at:

Here you can request your serial number, download install files, read FAQ’s or submit a support request.