We are delighted to announce that one of our Network members will be at the NLM booth at MLA. Claire Joseph of Jules Redish Memorial Library, South Nassau Communities Hospital, Oceanside, NY, will be telling her story about the MLA Disaster Information Specialization. We hope you drop by.
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After many years of hosting Quick Heath Data Online, the Office on Women’s Health has decided to close down the website. The website, www.healthstatus2020.com, will no longer be available after March 31, 2015.
In the meantime, we encourage you to save and download the special features including:
If you have questions, please email us.
You can continue to find free and reliable women’s health statistics online.
The Western Region and Central New York Health Emergency Preparedness Coalition would like to invite you to the 2015 Health Coalition Emergency Management Workshop scheduled on May 5, 2015 in Farmington, NY. The workshop focus is “Trauma Management for Rural EMS and Community Hospitals.”
2015 Health Coalition Emergency Management Workshop: Trauma REACH
Trauma Management for Rural EMS and Community Hospitals
DATE: May 5, 2015 (8:30 am – 5:30 pm)
LOCATION: Finger Lakes Gaming and Racetrack’s Meeting and Conference Center, Farmington, NY
REGISTRATION FEE: $45.00 (includes access to all sessions, certificates, continental breakfast, lunch & breaks)
REGISTER BY: April 20, 2015
Workshop Details & Registration: https://2015t-reach.eventbrite.com
WORKSHOP AGENDA (timeline speakers and topics subject to change)
The overarching goal of the annual Health Emergency Management Workshop is to better prepare hospital and non-hospital response partners in planning, mitigating, responding to and recovering from natural and man-made disasters that impact the delivery of health care in a community or impact the environment of care for responders. The focus of the 2015 Workshop is Trauma Management for Rural EMS And Community Hospitals (T-REACH). The goal of the workshop is to enhance knowledge in the management of multi-injured patients and to understand the importance of working as a team of professionals in caring for patients with life-threatening traumatic injuries in the rural EMS setting and community hospitals. Relevant information and stimulated discussions will focus on best practices in the management of trauma/disaster patients.
At this workshop you will:
- Demonstrate knowledge of the New York State trauma system and the American College of Surgeons – Committee on Trauma (ACS-COT’s) verification process for NYS
- Define the “golden period” in trauma care and how transport measures (helicopter and ground transport) are an integral part of the regional trauma system
- Recognize priorities and protocol shifts in the initial assessment, transport and management of suspected spinal injuries
- Distinguish characteristics of the pediatric trauma patient
- Understand preparation needed to respond to Amish or Mennonite scenes and how to interact with “Old Order” communities
- Appreciate the impact of a natural disaster on the healthcare community through the sharing of best practices and lessons learned from Snowvember 2014
- Identify regional trauma center resources for continued outreach opportunities
- Erie County Medical Center – Western New York Regional Trauma Center
- University of Rochester Medical Center – Kessler Trauma Center
- Upstate University Hospital – Central New York Regional Trauma Center
- University of Rochester Medical Center – Finger Lakes Regional Training Center
- New York State Department of Health – Western Region Health Emergency Preparedness Coalition
- Central New York Health Emergency Preparedness Coalition
In Partnership With: New York State Committee on Trauma
Project: Body Apps: iPads for Undergrad Anatomy & Physiology Students
Awardee: Valerie Lynn / Penn State Hazleton, Hazleton, PA
Project: Healthy Libraries, Health Communities
Awardees: Nora Hardy / South Central Regional Library Council, Ithaca, NY
Project: Medical Library Technology Upgrade and Expansion
Awardee: Claire Joseph / Jules Redish Memorial Library, South Nassau Communities Hospital, Oceanside, NY
Details on each project available at: http://nnlm.gov/mar/training/lunch_schedule.html
Date / Time: March 26th / Noon – 1 pm (ET)
Online / No Registration Required
Presenter: Lydia Collins, Consumer Health Coordinator, NN/LM MAR
Date / Time: March 31st / 10 am – Noon (ET)
Where: Plattsburgh, NY
Summary: Audience: Information Professionals (3 MLA CEs)
Responding to mental health reference questions is challenging for even the most experienced librarian. In this class, participants will learn how to effectively provide reference services for mental health information for the public. Participants will learn the best websites, databases and collection development materials to respond to mental health related questions. Best approaches to handling challenging reference interviews will be explored. Participants will:
- Gain awareness of mental health issues
- Learn best approaches to consumer health reference interviews about mental health information
- Be informed of tools for collection development and mental health research including the latest web sites and databases
Presenter: Lydia Collins, Consumer Health Coordinator, NN/LM MAR
Date / Time: March 31st / 1 – 3 pm (ET)
Where: Plattsburgh, NY
Details/Register: Register. Please contact Julie Wever at CEFLS to register by telephone: 563-5190 x 18 or email: email@example.com
Summary: 3 MLA CEs: http://cech.mlanet.org/node/567
The National Library of Medicine (NLM) ToxLearn, Module II: Cells and Tissues: Injury and Repair is now available. It offers an introduction to biological molecules, cells, tissues, and organs, and to how they might be affected by toxicants. It also explains principles of cell damage and tissue repair and reviews physiological and morphological changes.
Created in partnership with the Society of Toxicology, ToxLearn is a multi-module online learning tool that provides an introduction to basic principles of toxicology. It can be used as a supplementary curriculum to a first-level undergraduate toxicology course and can assist users in interpreting search retrieval from NLM’s TOXNET databases.
ToxLearn Module I: Introduction to Toxicology and Dose-Response is also available. ToxLearn Modules 1 and 2 update some of the information in the earlier Tox Tutor.
Join the Institute of Medicine’s Roundtable on Health Literacy on March 24, 2015 for the workshop Health Literacy and Consumer Facing Technology.
The workshop will include presentations on health literate digital design strategies, consumer engagement in health IT, health IT and select populations and reactors from industry, federal government, and non-profit sectors. The workshop will take place in Washington, DC and be webcast for free on the IOM website.
For more information, registration, and webcast please visit: http://www.iom.edu/Activities/PublicHealth/HealthLiteracy/2015-MAR-24.aspx
The topics to be covered include:
- Health Literate Digital Design and Strategies
- Design specifications for apps
- The Federal Digital Strategy and Health Literacy
- Patient Portals
- Catalyzing Widespread Informed Engagement
- Skills needed by Health Professionals to interface with consumers around consumer generated information?
- Incentives for Consumer Engagement
- Ethical, Legal, and Social Issues
- Health IT and Select Populations
- Issues and Use in Native American Populations
- Mobile Technologies for Pregnant Women and New Mothers
- Lessons Learned from the Workshop: Digital Health Strategies, Health Disparities, and Health Equity: The Promises and Perils of Technology
If you are interested in a specific topic, you can tune in to the live webcast at that time.
As announced in the Federal Register, the Scientific Report of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee is now available. Individuals are encouraged to submit written comments to the federal government on the Advisory Report. Written comments will be accepted online through midnight EDT on April 8, 2015.
The Dietary Guidelines for Americans encourages individuals to eat a healthful diet — one that focuses on foods and beverages that help achieve and maintain a healthy weight, promote health, and prevent chronic disease. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) jointly publish the Dietary Guidelines every 5 years. HHS and USDA will host a public oral comment meeting on March 24, 2015. Meeting registration is now open, and the meeting agenda is available. Please direct all media inquiries to ASHMedia@hhs.gov or call (202) 205-0143.
Physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, or other providers practicing in community health centers and primary care practices are invited to participate in a Health Sciences Library System (HSLS), University of Pittsburgh study.
The purpose of this study is to validate whether or not a web-based clinical information tool provides access to free relevant information that can be used at the point-of-care.
For this reason, the study needs primary care providers working in community-based or primary care settings to individually volunteer for one month to use a website to answer their day-to-day patient care questions. The use of the web-based clinical information tool will take place where the provider currently uses the Internet to do this task. At the end of the month, these providers will be asked to complete an online questionnaire about their perception of the site. This questionnaire will take about 10 minutes to complete.
Primary care providers willing to participate in this validation study will receive an email containing directions on how to access the site, a short video about the site, and other instructional information for the study.
Web analytic software will be used to monitor the use of the site through collecting and analyzing non-identifiable usage information. Non-identifiable usage information includes search feature usage, keywords used in search, and time spent on the site.
There are no foreseeable risks associated with using this website or with completion of the online questionnaire. All references to study participant names, and any other identifiable data, will be kept anonymous if used in any report, presentation, or publication.
Participation is voluntary, and participants may withdraw from the study at any time.
After completion of the study and the questionnaire, each participant will receive a $500 stipend in a prepaid debit card, along with instructions on how to activate the card.
Whether or not you choose to participate in this study will have no effect on your relationship with NN/LM MAR or with the Health Sciences Library System, University of Pittsburgh.
If you have any questions or wish to participate, contact Charlie Wessel, Principal Investigator, by phone at (412) 648-8730 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Charles B. Wessel, M.L.S.
Head of Research & Reference Initiatives
Health Sciences Library System
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA 15261
We are pleased to announce the new issue of our newsletter, The MAReport. We have a nice range of topics in this issue. We want to highlight the interesting “Member Spotlight” article by Valli Hoski.
- Spreading the Word about NLM Resources in Kazakhstan! / Barbara Epstein
- Creating a Readiness Culture within Pennsylvania Libraries / Renae Barger
- Healthful Help for the Homebound during Disasters / Valli Hoski
- Patient Safety Begins with You / Michelle Burda
- What Matters Most to Seniors? / Lydia Collins
- Evidence-Based Practice Training for Rural Hospitals / Kate Flewelling
- MakerSpaces Could Be in Your Library’s Future / Missy Harvey