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Archive for March, 2013

Sharing Experiences and Lessons Learned from Hurricane Sandy

Friday, March 29th, 2013

Hear stories from the front lines of libraries affected by Hurricane Sandy in this recently recorded 90-minute webinar.

FEMA just posted stats on Hurricane Sandy @ https://www.fema.gov/news-release/2013/03/29/new-york-recovery-hurricane-sandy-numbers

Representatives from damaged or destroyed academic, hospital and public libraries spoke on the state of their library/institution immediately following the hurricane, response efforts, follow-up activities and lessons learned to prepare for a future disaster. /da

EDUCATION: K-12 Resources – Spotlight! on NLM Resources – Wed. March 27, 1:00 MT/2:00 CT

Tuesday, March 26th, 2013
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.
  • K-12 Resources  presented by Monica Rogers. Learn about National Library of Medicine resources that can be used with any K-12 group.  In addition to learning about the resources and how to use them, you’ll get a handle on the grade level so you’ll be able to find age appropriate information.  Also, there will be a talking cat! , so don’t miss this free CE opportunity!

URL: https://webmeeting.nih.gov/mcr2/ 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: Highlights of EScience Conference and Disaster Communication Summit – April 10, 1:00 MT/2:00CT

Tuesday, March 26th, 2013

Professional Development Award winners will be “sharing back” information on conferences attended:

  • Ben Harnke and Alissa Fial  – EScience Conference
  • Sheryl Williams – Disaster Communication Summit

URL: https://webmeeting.nih.gov/mcr2/ 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)

Preservation Week Webinar: Preserving personal digital photos, documents, and videos

Thursday, March 21st, 2013

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Celebrate Preservation Week with the National Library of Medicine (NLM)! Join participants around the country on Tuesday, April 23rd (1-2P MT/2-3P CT) for the free webinar “Digital Memories: preserving personal digital photos, documents, and videos.” Login information:

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Health Literacy Webinar: Understanding the Problem and Developing Clear Solutions

Thursday, March 21st, 2013

Wednesday, March 27, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. ET

Click here to register.

About 9 of 10 Americans struggle to access, understand and act on health information. Limited health literacy is associated with medication errors, higher healthcare costs, and lower ability to self-manage chronic conditions. This webinar will help providers in Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) settings and other kinds of practices understand importance of creating patient-centered, clear health communication for all individuals. It will also teach specific practices that can help reduce health literacy barriers. Topics to be covered include:

  • Evaluating how well patient education materials and patient forms meet health literacy principles
  • Understanding how to develop educational materials to meet health literacy principles
  • Assessing your healthcare setting and staff to identify and overcome barriers to health literacy

This free SurroundHealth webinar, sponsored by the National Communication Association, will help you understand health literacy and assess whether your practice environment is set up in a patient-friendly way. Plus: get a certificate of completion and earn CEUs (pre-approved for CHES/RD). /da

Webinar: Brave New World of Health Communication Evaluation

Thursday, March 21st, 2013

There are more and increasingly diverse ways for health information to reach the public.  To maximize the impact of health information on the nation’s well being and empower consumers, communicators need to know whether their messages are reaching the right audience, whether the information is understood, and whether the materials make a difference in decision-making and health outcomes. As a result, evaluation is an integral and crucial part of health communication.

The second lecture in the National Library of Medicine’s five-part lecture series is coming up on Wednesday, March 27th from 3:30-6:00ET PM in the Lister Hill Auditorium (Building 38A). The event will be videocast live and archived at:  http://videocast.nih.gov. /da

Up, Up and Away

Wednesday, March 20th, 2013

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No, the 5th Dimension are not on a reunion tour – this is a reminder to secure your medications! There are lots of great sites to help you get your medications in check: MedlinePlus, CDC, and the FDA to name a few. /da

New Toolkit to Improve Discharge for Diverse Populations

Wednesday, March 20th, 2013

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality has published the new Re-Engineered Discharge (RED) Toolkit, which can help hospitals reduce readmission rates by replicating the discharge process that resulted in 30 percent fewer hospital readmissions and emergency room visits. The newly expanded toolkit provides guidance to implement the RED for all patients, including those with limited English proficiency and from diverse cultural backgrounds. The RED employs health literacy strategies to ensure that patients know how to how to care for themselves when they get home.

To view or download the toolkit, visit: http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/systems/hospital/red/toolkit/index.html. /da

EDUCATION: K-12 Resources – Spotlight! on NLM Resources – Wed. March 27

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013
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.
  • K-12 Resources  presented by Monica Rogers. Learn about National Library of Medicine resources that can be used with any K-12 group.  In addition to learning about the resources and how to use them, you’ll get a handle on the grade level so you’ll be able to find age appropriate information.  Also, there will be a talking cat! , so don’t miss this free CE opportunity!

URL: https://webmeeting.nih.gov/mcr2/ 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: Want to more about Data Collection? See: Breezing Along with the RML -Wednesday, March 20

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013
Breezing Along with the RML -Wednesday, March 20,  10:00 MT/11:00 CT – A session on Data Collection
  • Betsy Kelly – Academic Data Collection with guests Paul Schoening of Washington University and Jerry Perry of University of Colorado Health Sciences Library
  • Barb Jones – Hospital Data Collection with guests Emily Eresuma from Primary Childrens Medical Center, Michlene Mankin from Campbell County Memorial Hospital and Jennifer Plaat from Mercy Hospital  (mm)

URL: https://webmeeting.nih.gov/mcr2/ 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)