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Archive for July, 2013

EDUCATION: New DOCLINE Online Training Series Begins in July

Friday, July 12th, 2013

Dear DOCLINE Users,

Part 1  in the series of DOCLINE training webinars, for 2013-2014, will begin in July:

Beginning DOCLINE,   Wednesday,   July 17, 2013

When:  12 p.m.  Central Time

Where:   https://webmeeting.nih.gov/memberservices

Please read this entire message and reply if you have additional questions.

It’s recommended that you have access to DOCLINE to take the class (The hands-on component of the class requires you to log-in to your DOCLINE account to complete the interactive exercises.)

The classes are FREE.  To login all you need do is key in your name and Enter as a guest.  You will receive instructions for the audio portion after entering the room.   Captioning will be provided.

You are eligible to receive 1 MLA CE credit for each class you take.

CLASS SCHEDULE

Wednesday,   July 17, 2013   – Beginning DOCLINE

Wednesday, July 24, 2013 –   DOCLINE: Routing Tables

Wednesday,   July 31, 2013 – DOCLINE: Serial Holdings

Wednesday, August 7, 2013 – DOCLINE: Borrow and Lend

Classes begin at  11 am (Mountain Time) 12 pm (Central Time)

 

We start promptly at the top of the hour. PLEASE arrive on time!

You can join the class and call-in 15 minutes before the class begins.

You are encouraged to test your connection prior to joining the class. To test your connection, go to this web address

https://admin.acrobat.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm

 

Questions to Jim Honour jhonour@uwyo.edu [jh]

Diagnostic Error and Librarians: What’s the Connection?

Thursday, July 11th, 2013

Did you know:

  • Diagnostic error happens between 5 – 15% of the time. (Berner and Graber 2008)
  • Diagnostic error is the #1 cause of medical misadventure claims for all primary care specialties. (SIDM)
  • A Harvard study showed diagnostic error accounting for 17% of adverse events. (Leape, Brennan 1991)
  • Diagnostic error was the #1 cause of claims in ambulatory care and #2 in hospitals (after improper performance of a procedure). (Bishop etal JAMA 2011)
  • Diagnostic errors are the leading type of insurance claim paid (28.6%) and accounted for 35.2% of total insurance payments.
  • The inflation adjusted, 25-year sum of diagnosis-related payments was $38.8 billion.

If you are interested in finding out how these statistics are related to the practice of librarianship, come to MCMLA 2013 and attend the CE class “Applying Information Expertise to the Challenge of Diagnostic Error Reduction”  (bbj)

EDUCATION: Spotlight! on NLM Resources – July 24 at 1:00 MT/2:00 CT – Diets and the Evidence

Monday, July 8th, 2013
  • Spotlight! on NLM Resources – July 24, 1:00 MT/2:00 CT – Diets and the Evidence.  Join four RML Coordinators as they explore a few current diets and the evidence behind them.  If diet terminology confuses you, this may help as topics will include plant-based diets, high-protein diets, fasting,  and “balanced diets” such as Weight Watchers.  One MLA CE credit will be available for this class.  No registration required.

NOTE URL https://utahntc.adobeconnect.com/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 and the session will be recorded.   Questions to mmagee@unmc.edu. (mm)

 

New Trends and Emerging Technology Webinar

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013

The next Disaster Information Specialists Program monthly conference call/webinar will be Thursday, July 11, 2013, at 11:30 MT, 12:30 CT.  Everyone is invited.

TOPIC:   New Trends and Emerging Technology

 SPEAKER:  Emily Hurst, Technology Coordinator, NN/LM South Central Region

Keeping up with new technology and forms of communication is critical in emergency and disaster preparedness. Emily Hurst will provide a review of today’s hottest technology trends. Some of the topics to be covered include cloud computing and augmented reality. Learn how you can stay on top of new trends and how they may be applied in your organizations!

 LOGIN:   To join the meeting at at 11:30 MT, 12:30 CT Thursday, July 11th, visit https://webmeeting.nih.gov/disinfo. Enter your name in the guest box and click “Enter Room.” A pop-up box will appear asking for your phone number.

Enter your phone number and the system will call you. For those who cannot use this call-back feature, the dial-in information is:

Dial-In:  1-888-757-2790   Pass-Code: 745907

 MORE INFORMATION:  For more information on this and past meetings, see http://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov/dimrc/dismeetings.html. /ch

 

Interested in economics of health care?

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013

If you are interested in news items on the economics of health care and health care reform, follow us on Twitter!  We will be posting  links to current articles on a regular basis.  Stay up to date with these issues to better understand the economics of your institution and the market in which it operates.  (bbj)

NIH News in Health – July Issue Now Available

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013

Check out the July issue of NIH News in Health, the monthly newsletter bringing you practical health news and tips based on the latest NIH research. In this edition:

Image of hikersHealthy Movements
Your Body’s Mechanics
Your body is an amazingly flexible machine, with bones, muscles and
joints working together to help you move.
Like any machine, your body needs regular care
and maintenance to work properly.
Read more about your body’s mechanics.

Woman sitting in front of window air conditionerStay Cool
Getting Too Hot Can Be Dangerous
Heat-related illness is preventable. Still, hundreds of deaths from extreme
heat occur in the United States each year.
You can take steps to beat the heat.
Read more about heat-related illness.

 Health Capsules:

Click here to download a PDF version for printing.

Visit our Facebook page to suggest topics you’d like us to cover, or let us know what you find helpful about the newsletter. We want to hear what you think!

Please pass the word on to your colleagues about NIH News in Health. We are happy to send a limited number of print copies free of charge for display in offices, libraries or clinics. Just email us or call 301-435-7489 for more information.

NLM/AAHSL Leadership Fellows Program Accepting Applications

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013

Reminder–NLM and AAHSL are still accepting applications for the Leadership Fellows Program. The Program is focused on preparing emerging leaders for the position of library director in academic health sciences libraries. Fellows from the last seven completed classes have responded to a survey on the impact of the program on their professional development and careers. In addition, Nancy LaPelle, Ph.D., is interviewing 13 fellows who hold director appointments about the effectiveness of the curriculum as preparation.  Among preliminary results, a large majority of fellows answered that the program enhanced their career goals and made them aware of additional learning needs, and what they learned was immediately relevant to their work responsibilities. Ninety-one percent rated the impact on their own professional development to be substantial or extremely positive.

The deadline for applications for the 2013-2014 cohort is August 1, 2013. The program brochure, (http://www.aahsl.org/assets/documents/2013/2013-2014_nlm_aahsl_lfp.pdf), contains additional information. /ch

July 4th Holiday

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013

NLM and NN/LM MCR offices will be closed on Thursday, July 4th for the Independence Day holiday.

Sewell Stipend to attend APHA – Applications being accepted now

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013

Librarians with an interest in public health, make this the year you attend the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting.  Stipends funded by The Grace and Harold Sewell Memorial Fund for this purpose will be awarded to at least 11 librarians in 2013.  This year’s APHA meeting will take place in Boston, MA from November 2-6, 2013. Its theme is Think Global, Act Local: Best Practices Around the World.

Applications are now being accepted.  The deadline for application is Friday July 26, 2013, 5pm EST.  For the complete Call for Applicants, application forms, and FAQs, go to http://www.phha.mlanet.org/blog/activities/sewell-stipend/

For more information on the 2013 APHA meeting see http://www.apha.org/meetings/highlights/ .

For more information on the Sewell Fund, see http://www.sewellfund.org/  –

What is the Value of Attending APHA as a Sewell Stipend recipient?

The mission of the Fund is to increase librarians’ identification with medical and health care professionals.  Stipends have been awarded annually since 2001.  The committee is looking forward to reading your applications!

Save the Date: Spotlight! on NLM Resources – July 24 at 1:00 MT/2:00 CT – Diets and the Evidence

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013
  • Breezing Along with the RML – no session in July.
  • Spotlight! on NLM Resources – July 24, 1:00 MT/2:00 CT – Diets and the Evidence.  Join four RML Coordinators as they explore a few current diets and the evidence behind them.  One MLA CE credit will be available for this class.  No registration required.

NOTE URL https://utahntc.adobeconnect.com/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 and the session will be recorded.   Questions to mmagee@unmc.edu. (mm)