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Archive for August, 2011

LactMed and WISER now available on the Android Market

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

LactMed, a free database of drugs and other chemicals to which breastfeeding mothers may be exposed, and WISER, a mobile application designed to assist first responders in hazardous material incidents, are now available for the Android. Visit the Android Market to install LactMed and/or WISER. [da]

NLM Launches ReferencePoint Blog

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

New blog is targeted to increase awareness of NLM products and services available online and onsite.  See the NLM Technical Bulletin:  http://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/techbull/ja11/ja11_ref_blog.html.  (mm)

NIH launches Medical Research Scholars Program

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has launched a Medical Research Scholars Program for medical and dental students. The program will offer research experiences with intramural investigators from across NIH in basic science laboratories, and in clinical and translational research conducted at the NIH Clinical Center, the world’s largest hospital dedicated to patient-oriented research. [da]

EDUCATION: Spotlight! on NLM Resources -Wed. Sept. 28, 1:00 Mountain Time, 2:00 Central Time -Diabetes Resources

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

This Spotlight! session focusing on National Library of Medicine Diabetes Resources, will be presented by Marty Magee.  Taking the one-hour class and completing the exercises and class evaluation makes you eligible to receive 1 Medical Library Association Continuing Education credit. This online training is FREE. Register online at http://tinyurl.com/mcrclasses (registration is not required but is appreciated).

URL: https://webmeeting.nih.gov/mcr/ Equipment: connection to the Internet and a phone, Login: as a guest with your first and last name. Instructions to connect to the audio will show up once you’ve logged in. Captioning will be provided.  Questions to mmagee@unmc.edu. (mm)

EDUCATION: Breezing Along with the RML -Wed. September 14, 2011 10:00 Mountain Time, 11:00 Central Time

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

Two topics:  1)  “The art of communication is the language of leadership.”  This is a quote by James Humes a presidential speech writer. The RML strives to be a leader within the MidContinental Region and in April of this year completed a communication audit to improve the language of our leadership.  Join Claire Hamasu for a sharing session on what the NN/LM MCR learned and how we plan to improve our communication with you. We’d like your feedback on our plans. and 2)  Dana Abbey will be presenting on Information Literacy.

URL: https://webmeeting.nih.gov/mcr/ Equipment: connection to the Internet and a phone, Login: as a guest with your first and last name. Instructions to connect to the audio will show up once you’ve logged in. Captioning will be provided a few minutes before the hour. Questions to mmagee@unmc.edu. (mm)

HSLNKC article published in Journal of Hospital Librarianship

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

The Health Science Library Network of Kansas City (HSLNKC) is featured in an article published in the latest issue of Journal of Hospital Librarianship.  Congratulations to authors Dick Kammer, Peggy Mullaly-Quijas and Joyce Sickel for a terrific article on the importance of the Kansas City library network and how the Kansas City librarians make it work.  Citation for the article is: Kammer RE, Mullally-Quijas P and Sickel J. The Local Library Network. Journal of Hospital Librarianship 11:209-227. 2011. (bbj)

Did you miss our August Breezing Along with the RML session?

Thursday, August 18th, 2011

There were two great topics:

1)  Barb Jones introduced Susan Meadows, MLS, librarian for the Family and Community Medicine Department, University of Missouri School of Medicine, who shared information about her clinical librarianship program within a teaching department, and

2) Betsy Kelly introduced Susan Fowler and Lauren Yaeger who shared their experience partnering with St Louis Children’s Hospital Medical IT and Emergency Unit to enable access to patient specific information through the SLCH electronic health record knowledge page. (mm)

URL: https://webmeeting.nih.gov/p16811532  or view any of our Breezing recordings on our web page at :  http://nnlm.gov/mcr/services/updates/updates.html

EDUCATION: Spotlight! on NLM Resources -Wed. August 24, 1:00 Mountain Time, 2:00 Central Time -Anatomy Resources

Thursday, August 18th, 2011

This Spotlight! session focusing on National Library of Medicine Anatomy Resources, will be presented by Marty Magee.  Taking the one-hour class and completing the exercises and class evaluation makes you eligible to receive 1 Medical Library Association Continuing Education credit. This online training is FREE. Register online at http://tinyurl.com/mcrclasses (registration is not required but is appreciated).

URL: https://webmeeting.nih.gov/mcr/ Equipment: connection to the Internet and a phone, Login: as a guest with your first and last name. Instructions to connect to the audio will show up once you’ve logged in. Captioning will be provided.  Questions to mmagee@unmc.edu. (mm)

Kansas Doctor Discusses Transition to EHRs

Wednesday, August 17th, 2011

http://bit.ly/DBrlHB
HealthITBuzz
When the clock struck midnight on April 18, 2011, Jennifer Brull, MD, was ready. She had already registered for the Medicare Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program. She had her certified EHR system firmly in place, and working with the Kansas Foundation for Medical Care Exit Disclaimer, the Regional Extension Center for Kansas, she had confirmation that her practice met meaningful use criteria. Dr. Brull was ready to complete her online submission to the Attestation System and qualify for Medicare/Medicaid EHR incentives. Dr. Brull was the first provider to attest in Kansas, and is a “MUVer” -a member of the Meaningful Use Vanguard, a group of  local leaders and advisors in the nation’s transition toward an electronically enabled health care system. She is also the first provider featured in ONC’s new series of print ads highlighting key MUVers who have adopted certified EHR technology.

The National Library of Medicine Healing Totem Journey Blog

Wednesday, August 17th, 2011

http://nlmtotem.wordpress.com/
The Healing Totem Journey is a blog produced by the National Library of Medicine to chronicle and celebrate the creation, journey and installation of a new work of art.  The Library has commissioned Master Carver Jewell Praying Wolf James, a member of the House of Tears Carvers of the Lummi Indian Nation, located in Bellingham, Washington, to carve a healing totem to be erected in front of the Library in October 2011, in conjunction with the opening of a new exhibition, Native Voices: Native Peoples’ Concepts of Health and Illness. [scb]