Award report- Online Informatics Presentation
The Lankenau Hospital Medical Library”s mission is to support the clinical research and educational requirements of the Lankenau Hospital medical staff, nursing, ancillary staff, and other personnel through the maintenance of a comprehensive and current collection of educational materials. The primary objective is to teach medical staff and hospital personnel to access medical and health information so that they are better able to perform their duties and responsibilities. The presentation primarily introduces and demonstrates how to research information on the library”s web site. We increase awareness and focus on the resource sites available on NLM/PubMed, such as, LinkOut, MedLine Plus (Consumer Health), Clinical Trials and other PubMed Services.
The presentation is given by the Lankenau Hospital Medical Library Director, Mazen Hassan, M.D., as well as Library Staff, Kary Heller, BA, MLS and Maria Panoc, MT, MBA. At the presentation, the participants are shown how to access the system intranet and log onto the Medical Library Web Site. The audience is introduced to all the respective services available to our patrons. The emphasis is on performing a literature search utilizing NLM/PubMed and LinkOut. The presenters are quite interactive with the audience and it is a dynamic exchange of questions and answers.
At the end of the presentation, each participant receives an evaluation form. They evaluate both the presentation and presenters on a scale of 1 (lowest) to 5 (highest) on whether or not the objectives were achieved. The presentations have been quite successful with most objectives having a score of 5. The Library has experienced an increase in the utilization of our services by the nursing staff. The audience realized the breath and depth of information on our site and, in turn, the library web site has been linked to the nursing home web page.
Maria Panoc- The Lankenau Hosptial Medical Library. Wynnewood, PA