Archive for May, 2010
Wednesday, May 12th, 2010
From the latest HealthCampNYC announcement:
HealthCampNYC is happening this Friday. We are very excited about the event and look forward to meeting everyone.
Here are a few things you should know:
* HealthCampNYC will take place at the Central Library located at
Grand Army Plaza and Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, NY 11238. Directions:
HealthCampNYC starts at 9am. Doors to the Library’s Dweck Auditorium
Eastern Parkway entrance (the side with the flag) will open at 8:45am.
* We will raffle some prizes, so bring your business cards to enter the raffle.
* Wireless internet access is available and the HealthCampNYC wiki will be used throughout the day. Feel free to bring your laptop.
* Schedule of the Day
Opening session: 9:00am-10:30am
AM discussion sessions: 10:45am-11:45am
PM discussion sessions: 1:15pm-2:15pm and 2:30pm-3:30pm
Wrap up session & raffle: 3:45pm-5:00pm
* Lunch options: We’ve created a list and map of area restaurants:
* More information about HealthCampNYC is on http://healthcampnyc.wetpaint.com
Please email us at email@example.com if you have any questions.
See you this Friday.
The HealthCampNYC Team
Carrie Banks, Angela Barnes, Stephanie Bouffard, Lisa Chow, Mel Gooch,
and Sandra Sajonas
HealthCampNYC is funded by a Small Projects Award from MAR.
Monday, May 10th, 2010
From ars technica:
“Here’s a program we missed out on when it was announced back in February: Text4baby. The government has partnered with private businesses to offer pregnant women three free text messages a week—which will continue until the child is a year old.
After registering online or by phone (text BABY or BEBE [for Spanish] to 511411), the Text4baby service will push out messages about ‘immunization (shots), nutrition, seasonal flu, prenatal care, emotional well being, drugs and alcohol, labor and delivery, stopping smoking, breastfeeding, mental health, birth defects prevention, oral health, car seat safety, exercise and fitness, developmental milestones, safe sleep, family violence, and more.’ …”
Read the full article at ars technica or visit the Text4baby web site.
Friday, May 7th, 2010
Crouse Hospital Library acquired a table skirt for use at health fairs that we participate in both in our organization and in our community. The skirt which is imprinted with our hospital logo helps us project and maintain a professional, recognizable image that is consistent with related hospital marketing materials. It is a big step up from the generic plastic dollar-store tablecloths we utilized up till now.
The Library table with the new skirt premiered November 5th at Crouse’s Community Education program Living Well with Diabetes; Managing Stress & Your Medications with presentation and panel discussion which included a hospital pharmacist, mental health counselor, diabetes educator, and endrocinologist. Participants were able to explore NLM’s MedlinePlus and received handouts such as MLA’s Diabetes Recommended Web Sites.
We look forward to using our new table skirt at the many community health fairs and hospital educational events that we participate in each year with other members of Crouse’s health care team.
Thursday, May 6th, 2010
From the NLM’s Distance Education Resources page:
Search Clinic: Building a PubMed® Search
A thirty minute online search clinic was presented by the NLM® via Adobe® Connect™ on Tuesday, April 20 (1:00 pm ET). The presentation covered the mechanics of the PubMed Search Builder and how to search using tags.
View the clinic recording
Wednesday, May 5th, 2010
MAR is pleased to announce several awards in support of the NN/LM mission to improve access to health professionals and the public.
Bioinformatics Training Award
With funding from NN/LM MAR, Diane Rein, SUNY Buffalo, will develop and offer two full-day workshops entitled “Fundamentals of Bioinformatics and Searching”: one in Philadelphia (fall 2010) and one in Buffalo, NY (spring 2011). The primary audiences for the workshops are those NN/LM Mid-Atlantic Region medical, clinical, hospital and public/consumer health librarians, as well as their managers/administrators, who are in environments where bioinformatics is practiced as a biological, medical or clinical research tool. Some scholarships will be available to help defray the costs of attendees.
Consortia Purchasing/Electronic Resource Access
Health Science Library Association of New Jersey (HSLANJ), Robb Mackes, Project Director, was funded to create a business plan for a nonprofit library group purchasing organization. The goal is to develop a plan that could serve as a model framework for e-resource group purchasing organizations in the MAR.
Four Outreach to Unaffiliated Health Professional awards:
Albany Medical College’s Schaffer Library of Health Sciences, with Enid Geyer and Vicki Vattimo serving as project directors for a project entitled, “Library Outreach to Unaffiliated Health Professionals at the Queensbury Family Health Center — part of the Hudson Headwaters Health Network system”, will offer classes to health professionals treating adults with Type II diabetes at the Queensbury Family Health Center in the Hudson Headwaters Health Network system. The classes will teach skills in effective searching of PubMed and MedlinePlus. Participants in the training sessions will also learn how to set up Loansome Doc accounts to retrieve needed full text articles.
Rochester Regional Library Council (RRLC) with Barbara Ciambor and Linda Cruttenden serving as project directors, has been awarded an Outreach to Unaffiliated Health Professional award entitled, “Extending the Reach: Health Information Resources for Unaffiliated Health Professionals”. Building on a NN/LM MAR Planning Award, “Getting the (Healthy) Word Out: a Train-the-Trainer Approach for Nurses”, this project will create online tutorials and deliver both web-based and face-to-face instruction to unaffiliated nurses and health professionals.
New York State Library has been awarded an Outreach to Unaffiliated Health Professional award entitled. Outreach to Unaffiliated Physicians in Federally Qualified and Federally Funded Health Centers and Private Practice”. The State Library can provide unaffiliated physicians with direct access to e-journals, online biomedical subscription databases and print materials so that physicians can access current reliable medical information, thereby improving public health. With funding from this Award, the State Library staff will promote these resources to unaffiliated physicians in New York State, with a particular focus on those in federally qualified health care centers and private practice, and provide them with training in the effective use of them.
The Columbia University Health Sciences Libraries with Michael Koehn, Acting Director, serving as project director for a project entitled, “Provide access to electronic resources and library services for the Institute for Family Health (IFH), a Federally Qualified Health Center serving New York City”, will partner with the IFH to investigate how and if an addendum to the Libraries’ e-resources agreements with publishers could be developed in such a way as to improve clinic access to licensed resources. At the same time, the Health Sciences Libraries will offer reference and education services to the staff of the clinic.
Wednesday, May 5th, 2010
Concord Evaluation Group (CEG) is looking for NN/LM member librarians to participate in a usability evaluation of the NN/LM Emergency Preparedness Toolkit Website (EPR Toolkit). The usability evaluation is part of an ongoing effort to evaluate and enhance the EPR Toolkit. The feedback we hear from member libraries is crucial to ensuring that the Toolkit meets users’ needs. Those selected to participate will receive $75 for their time and input.
Following are the usability study details:
- We will conduct the usability sessions remotely.
- To participate, you will connect through your PC and telephone.
- The sessions are one-on-one and will take place at the end of May and beginning of June at a time convenient for you.
- Sessions will last no longer 90 minutes (with a break midway through).
- Participants must have some level of familiarity with the EPR toolkit.
- Your full name will not be attached to anything you say nor will it be included in our reports to NN/LM.
If you are interested in participating, please click here to complete a brief, 3-minute survey. If you qualify, CEG will contact you within 3-5 business days. Many thanks!
If you have any questions, please contact Chris Bransfield.
Posted on behalf of Chris Bransfield, Concord Evaluation Group, LLC.
Wednesday, May 5th, 2010
The National Training Center and Clearinghouse (NTCC), in conjunction with the National Network of Libraries of Medicine Middle Atlantic Region (NN/LM MAR) and the Rochester Regional Library Council, is offering two FREE hands-on classes at the Rochester Regional Library Council offices in Fairport, NY!
The following two classes will be taught by the staff of the NTCC at the RRLC Training Center in Fairport, NY:
PubMed® (7.5 MLA CE Hours)
Thursday, June 17, 2010
NLM Gateway and ClinicalTrials.gov (3.5 MLA CE Hours)
Friday, June 18, 2010
All the training sessions are FREE and intended for health sciences library staff, public librarians, health professionals, and anyone interested in using these free National Library of Medicine (NLM) databases.
TO REGISTER for either or both of these classes, or to look for other class locations, simply click on this link http://nnlm.gov/ntcc/classes/schedule.html
Tuesday, May 4th, 2010
From the editor:
The May issue of NIH News in Health, the monthly newsletter bringing you practical health news and tips based on the latest NIH research, is now available at our new, improved website!
In this edition:
Major Ups and Downs
Bipolar Disorder Brings Extreme Mood Swings
Most people feel happy and energized on some days and less so on others. But if these mood changes last for a week or more and are severe—making it hard for you to sleep, stay focused or go to work—it may be a sign of bipolar disorder.
Strike Out Stroke
Quick Action Can Keep Damage at Bay
It can happen any time and any place. A stroke can come on suddenly, and its effects can be devastating. The good news is that you can halt the brain damage caused by a stroke if you act quickly. That’s why it’s important to know the warning signs of stroke, and to get help right away if you see them.
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Monday, May 3rd, 2010
As of May 1, the “Radiation Event Medical Management” (REMM) web site was renamed.
The new name is “Radiation Emergency Medical Management”.
From the Announcement:
“Searching online for any of the following text strings will still retrieve a link to the REMM home page:
• Radiation Emergency Medical Management
• Radiation Event Medical Management
REMM’s home page URL http://www.remm.nlm.gov and all interior page URLs are unchanged.
We changed the name to Radiation Emergency Medical Management in order to make it easier for users to find our content.”
The REMM Team
Radiation Emergency Medical Management (REMM)
Guidance on diagnosis and treatment for health care providers