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Archive for October, 2013

FUNDING: DOCLINE Users- Apply now for EFTS Award – Deadline is soon

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

The MidContinental Region (MCR) is offering $150 in start-up funding for  the Electronic Funds Transfer System (EFTS) to each MCR library using DOCLINE but not currently participating in the EFTS program.  EFTS is used by health sciences libraries for processing payment of inter-library loan transactions.   Benefits include reduced costs,  minimizes human error, reduced paperwork and  increases efficiency.  More information on the program is here.

Any MCR DOCLINE library, but EFTS non-participant is eligible to applyDeadline for submitting an application is October 31, 2013. Applications will be accepted and reviewed until funds are no longer available, or until the deadline date.

For more information about the award requirements and how to apply : http://nnlm.gov/mcr/funding/#A3

Questions? Please Contact Jim Honour

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Restarting funding – NIH and NSF

Monday, October 21st, 2013

The National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation published announcements about restarting their funding processes following the re-opening of the government. The NIH posted revised application submission dates as well as information on the rescheduling of peer review group meetings. NIH reports that during the shutdown it canceled over 200 peer review meetings, affecting the review of over 11,000 applications. Click here for NIH informationClick here for NSF information. You may want to alert colleagues who apply for funding from either agency. /ch

EDUCATION: Spotlight! on NLM Resources – Wed, Oct. 23, 1:00 MT/2:00 – Resources for Community Colleges

Friday, October 18th, 2013

Spotlight! on NLM Resources - Wednesday, Oct. 23, 1:00 MT/2:00 CT – Resources for Community Colleges- Health careers abound at two-year colleges.   Students may use the community college library and  also use local public libraries for resources.  Librarians and health curriculum educators, alike,  can benefit from the many free resources provided by the National Library of Medicine.   These can include: MedlinePlus with tutorials on medical vocabulary, finding health statistics, using PubMed and  PubMed Health,  and more.   Marty Magee will be presenting.

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)

 

 

If you missed it…Health Literacy through Pop Culture – recording now available

Friday, October 18th, 2013

Health Literacy through Pop Culture was the topic for Breezing Along with the RML – Wednesday, Oct 16 .   Did you learn how to do a tracheotomy with an ink pen and a knife from CSI?  Know all the symptoms of ricin poisoning thanks to Breaking Bad?  Learned how to tie a tourniquet from Gunsmoke?  Monica Rogers provides examples and discusses the good, the bad, and the funny.  Come for the clips, stay for the edutainment:  http://ow.ly/pX9bn

New I’mPossible Mission: Health Information Literacy

Monday, October 14th, 2013

Hello Agents!

The Game Bosses have recently added a new game play area called “Mission: Health Information Literacy.”

Tasks created for you to complete will focus on identifying ways you can become a potential solution or partner in enhancing access to quality consumer health information and to facilitate collaborations with libraries, public health workforce and local/regional health agencies/organizations.

Your first mission from Game Masters Dana and Monica is ready. Are you willing to accept?

In the meantime, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact John Bramble, john.bramble@utah.edu.

More on the Mission I’mPossible Game./da

PREVENTING DIAGNOSTIC ERROR: WHERE DO I START?

Thursday, October 10th, 2013

PREVENTING DIAGNOSTIC ERROR: WHERE DO I START?
December 3, 2013 | 2:00 pm ET

A National Patient Safety Foundation Professional Series Webcast featuring

Mark Graber, MD, FACP

Attendees of this webcast will be able to:

•Discuss and estimate the likelihood of diagnostic error in your own institution.
•Identify diagnostic errors by asking patients and physicians, or using electronic “trigger tools”
•Perform an RCA of diagnostic error.

View details and register at:
http://www.npsfstore.com/PLSWebcast-December-3-2013/

This session should prove very interesting for librarians as they begin to consider diagnostic error and how their practice can impact the issue.  Attending will also bring the role of the librarian into the discussion with the physicians.  (bbj)

Open Access Week – October 21-27, 2013

Thursday, October 10th, 2013

Open Access Week is a global event providing an opportunity for academic and research communities to continue the conversation about the benefits of Open Access. There are some great resources on Open Access and Scholarly Communication from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine. One huge step in the arena of Open Access can be found in ClinicalTrials.gov.  Back in 2008, the ClinicalTrials.gov database was launched, providing basic results for certain trials. clinicaltrials_pic/da

 

EDUCATION: Spotlight! on NLM Resources – Wed, Oct. 23, 1:00 MT/2:00 – Resources for Community Colleges

Tuesday, October 8th, 2013

Spotlight! on NLM Resources - Wednesday, Oct. 23, 1:00 MT/2:00 CT – Resources for Community Colleges- Health careers abound at two-year colleges.   Students may use the community college library and  also use local public libraries for resources.  Librarians and educators, alike,  can benefit from the many free resources provided by the National Library of Medicine.   These can include: MedlinePlus with tutorials on medical vocabulary, finding health statistics, using PubMed and  PubMed Health,  and more.   Marty Magee will be presenting.

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)

 

EDUCATION: Breezing Along with the RML – Wed. Oct. 16 at 10:00 MT/ 11:00 CT – Health Literacy thru Pop Culture

Tuesday, October 8th, 2013

Breezing Along with the RML – Wednesday, Aug. 21 at 10:00 MT/ 11:00 CT - Did you learn how to do a tracheotomy with an ink pen and a knife from CSI?  Know all the symptoms of ricin poisoning thanks to Breaking Bad?  Learned how to tie a tourniquet from Gunsmoke?  We’re going to take a look at health information on popular TV shows.  We’ll provide examples and discuss the good, the bad, and the funny.  Come for the clips, stay for the edutainment. Presented by Monica Rogers.

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.  No registration required. Captioning will be provided and the session will be recorded.   Questions to mmagee@unmc.edu. (mm)

 

Mission I’mPossible – Add Your MCMLA Points

Tuesday, October 8th, 2013

Did you play the Mission I’mPossible game at MCMLA?  Did you input your point code into the online game?  If not, you have a week left, until October 15, 2013, to get credit for the points earned at MCMLA.  Go to http://ow.ly/pC66W and follow the link to register for the game.  This page also includes the game description and how to earn points.  Once you’ve enrolled and on the game site in Moodle, select “Mission: Advocacy” and then select the option for the number of missions completed.  On the next page, click on “Attempt quiz now.”  There is no quiz.  Just enter the secret point code in the Answer window.  If you lost your code or need additional help, contact John Bramble, john.bramble@utah.edu or Rachel Vukas, at rvukas@kumc.edu. /rv