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Traumatic events – Preparing, Responding, and Coping

Wednesday, June 15th, 2016

The Disaster Information Management Research Center (DIMRC) has a number of resources regarding preparing for, responding to, and coping with traumatic events.

DIMRC Coping with Disasters, Violence and Traumatic Events, http://1.usa.gov/1Nwmm1n

Disaster Lit®  searches

Disaster Lit®  recently added resources

  • TRACIE Topic Collection: Mass Gatherings/Special Events, http://1.usa.gov/1U8wNMX
    • Provides resources designed to help emergency medical staff create robust plans for mass critical care before an incident strikes their jurisdiction.
  • TRACIE Topic Collection: Emergency Operations Plans/Emergency Management Program, http://1.usa.gov/1ZR6eQ1
    • Provides resources that highlight select standards, guidance, regulation, accreditation programs, and tools that can help healthcare emergency preparedness professionals create new, or bolster the foundation of, existing programs and plans. 

New Nursing Videos from NLM!

Thursday, June 2nd, 2016

NLM recently released two short YouTube videos for nurses. They are linked as part of the PubMed for Nurses TutorialThe titles are

NLM Resources for Nurses: Research http://bit.ly/1UjVvZH and

NLM Resources for Nurses: Patient Education http://bit.ly/1VzVvds

They briefly show information about various useful NLM websites, and are nicely done with music.  Both are less than four minutes long.

 

HealthReach Webinar

Tuesday, May 31st, 2016

Date: June 9, 2016

Time: Noon to 1 PM Eastern

Presenter: Laura Bartlett / Outreach and Special Populations Branch, National Library of Medicine

Description: HealthReach is a resource of quality multilingual, multicultural public health information for those working with, or providing care to, individuals with limited English proficiency. In Spring 2016, the site was redesigned.

Resources include:

  • Health education materals in various languages and formats (brochures, fact sheets, videos)
  • Provider tools (including best practices, cultural information, and effective use of interpreters)
  • Special collections on Emergency and Disaster, Women’s Health, and Mental Health

For more information and registration, visit http://1.usa.gov/1iI1qfS

MedlinePlus adds 3 lab tests

Monday, May 23rd, 2016

MedlinePlus has three new health topic pages on common lab tests.

Urinalysis: http://1.usa.gov/1sN60iG

Liver Function Tests: http://1.usa.gov/1TrnkFj

Blood Count Tests: http://1.usa.gov/1qF7nOo

 

 

New NLM Learning Resources Database

Monday, May 23rd, 2016

The National Library of Medicine has made it easier to find existing web-based training materials on its resources. The Learning Resources Database has webinars, short videos, tutorials, brochures and other materials that can be downloaded and used freely. Users can find materials by subject or product, such as:

  • Disasters and Emergencies
  • K-12 Education
  • Public Health
  • Consumer Health

The Database was launched two weeks ago, so not all categories have current materials attached. Additional resources are being added on an ongoing basis.

Learning Resources Database: https://learn.nlm.nih.gov/

Additional information about the Database: http://1.usa.gov/1RkQSwR

Redesigned Genetics Home Reference Web Site

Friday, May 6th, 2016

On April 25th, the National Library of Medicine (NLM) launched a redesigned Genetics Home Reference web site, http://1.usa.gov/23vNuX2. Some of the changes and new features include

  • A redesigned home page for enhanced usability
  • Colors and icons that help distinguish the Web site’s different content areas
  • In-text links that improve navigation between related topics on Genetics Home Reference
  • Educational images from the National Institutes of Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and other sources integrated into health condition summaries
  • Improved browser printing
  • Improved usability on mobile devices (mobile-responsive design)

Adapted from NLM News & Events, http://1.usa.gov/1TMSIuN

NIH MedlinePlus, the Magazine Spring 2016

Thursday, April 28th, 2016

One of the feature stories in the Spring 2016 issue of MedlinePlus Magazine concerns women and heart disease. See what Ta’Rhonda Jones, star of Fox TV’s Empire, has to say about her personal experience with a heart condition and her message to women. http://1.usa.gov/1XX6w6Z

Originally posted by Michelle Burda on April 28.

Defining Health Literacy

Wednesday, April 20th, 2016

On April 4, 2016, the National Academy of Medicine published a discussion paper “Considerations for a New Definition of Health Literacy” http://bit.ly/1Vk2TKt. One of the paper’s conclusions argues that a more “practical consensus on a definition of health literacy” will improve the ability to compare research and data sets and potentially improve health.

On April 13, the National Library of Medicine’s NLM in Focus, http://1.usa.gov/1SZBtU4, shared some of these definition difficulties as well as one of the most comprehensive definitions to date. In addition, the blog post includes numerous links to health literacy resources and research.

National Public Health Week 2016

Thursday, April 7th, 2016

Adapted from the Outreach and Special Populations Branch of the National Library of Medicine

It’s nearing the end of National Public Health Week 2016. Outreach and Special Populations Branch provides a variety of reliable information resources to help improve public health information access, including:

HealthReach – Multilingual and multicultural public health information for those working with or providing care to individuals with limited English proficiency.
HIV/AIDS Information for Specific Populations – Comprehensive HIV/AIDS information for scientists, physicians, educators, and consumers.
Multi-Cultural Resources for Health Information – Information about cultural competency, tools, health literacy, research, and policy.
K-12 Science and Health Education – Working with teachers and science experts to provide free reliable resources to help introduce, reinforce, and supplement education.

 

 

MedlinePlus Health Topic: Chikungunya

Monday, April 4th, 2016

MedlinePlus has published a new health topic page on chikungunya virus.

From MedlinePlus:

“Chikungunya is a virus that spread by the same kinds of mosquitoes that spread dengue and Zika virus. Rarely, it can spread from mother to newborn around the time of birth. It may also possibly spread through infected blood. There have been outbreaks of chikungunya virus in Africa, Asia, Europe, the Indian and Pacific Oceans, the Caribbean, and Central and South America.”

Chikungunya (English): http://1.usa.gov/1PQFtUD

Chikungunya (Spanish): http://1.usa.gov/1TwHj45