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EDUCATION: Spotlight! on NLM Resources – Multiple Language Resources – Wed. May 22

Monday, May 13th, 2013
  • Spotlight on National Library of Medicine Resources – Wed. May 22, 2013, 1:00 MT, 2:00 CT – Multiple Language Resources.

Research conducted over the past 25 years has shown a strong correlation between language barriers and poor quality health care. Language can affect the accuracy of patient histories, the ability to engage in treatment decision-making, poorer understanding of a medical diagnosis or treatment, underuse of primary and preventative services, lower use and misuse of prescription medications, and a decreased level of patient trust. In the MidContinental Region there are many languages used:  American Sign Language, Arabic, Cambodian, Chinese, Cushite, English, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Korean, Laotian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Serbo-Croatian, Spanish, Swahili, Tagalog, Thai, Urdu, and Vietnamese. Maybe more! In this session, Dana Abbey will discuss free and authoritative resources for meeting the multi-language health information needs in your community.

One MLA CE credit will be available for this class.

NOTE NEW URLhttps://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.  Questions to mmagee@unmc.edu. (mm)

 

 

Free Printed Summaries of AHRQ’s “Closing the Quality Gap” Evidence Report Series Available

Wednesday, May 1st, 2013

The federal government’s Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has developed a free resource to help health care providers learn more about the evidence supporting eight quality improvement strategies. “Closing the Quality Gap: Revisiting the State of the Science” offers Executive Summaries of eight evidence reports that focus on various aspects of health care quality. AHRQ’s evidence reports offer an unbiased analysis of available research on specific health care topics. The individual reports are:

  • “Bundled Payment: Effects on Health Care Spending and Quality” 12-E007-1
  • “The Patient-Centered Medical Home” 12-E008-1
  • “Quality Improvement Interventions to Address Health Disparities” 12-E009-1
  • “Medication Adherence Interventions: Comparative Effectiveness” 12-E010-1
  • “Public Reporting as a Quality Improvement Strategy” 12-E011-1
  • “Prevention of Healthcare–Associated Infections” 12(13)-E012-1
  • “Quality Improvement Measurement of Outcomes for People With Disabilities” 12(13)-E013-1
  • “Improving Health Care and Palliative Care for Advanced and Serious Illness” 12(13)-E014-1

To order the set, request publication OM 13-0014 from the AHRQ Publications Clearinghouse.  To order individual reports, please order by title and publication number.  For online copies, go to the AHRQ web site  (http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/evidence-based-reports/)./ch

 

EDUCATION: Spotlight! on NLM Resources – Multiple Language Resources – Wed. May 22

Wednesday, May 1st, 2013
  • Spotlight on National Library of Medicine Resources – Wed. May 22, 2013, 1:00 MT, 2:00 CT – Multiple Language Resources.  Research conducted over the past 25 years has shown a strong correlation between language barriers and poor quality health care. Language can affect the accuracy of patient histories, the ability to engage in treatment decision-making, poorer understanding of a medical diagnosis or treatment, underuse of primary and preventative services, lower use and misuse of prescription medications, and a decreased level of patient trust. In the MidContinental Region there are many languages used:  American Sign Language, Arabic, Cambodian, Chinese, Cushite, English, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Korean, Laotian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Serbo-Croatian, Spanish, Swahili, Tagalog, Thai, Urdu, and Vietnamese. Maybe more! In this session, Dana Abbey will discuss free and authoritative resources for meeting the multi-language health information needs in your community.

One MLA CE credit will be available for this class.

NOTE NEW 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.  Questions to mmagee@unmc.edu. (mm)

EDUCATION: Missed MLA? Hear about it on the Breezing Along with the RML session – May 15

Wednesday, May 1st, 2013
  • Breezing Along with the RML – Wed. May 15, 2013 , 10:00 MT 11:00 CT – Recapping the Medical Library Association conference – presented by the RML team.

NOTE NEW URL http://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.  Questions to mmagee@unmc.edu. (mm)

In Case You Missed It…

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

The Disaster Information Management Research Center (DIMRC) has some great resources for libraries, including many free, on-demand webinars. Here are two recent offerings:

The Ambulance-Riding Librarian: How Embedded Informationists Help the Responder Community
Kacy Allgood shared her experiences as a provider information services to Indianapolis EMS; the Indiana University Department of Emergency Medicine; MESH, a disaster preparedness agency; and Indiana Emergency Medical Services for Children. All of these agencies collaborate to provide evidence based pre-hospital care for Indianapolis.

Information Support During Emergencies: About VOST (Virtual Operations Support Team)
Scott Reuter, current president of Oregon VOAD (Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters) and DHS/FEMA certified course instructor for the National Disaster Preparedness Training Center, and Marlita Reddy Hjelmfelt, Team Lead of Pacific Northwest VOST and member of the VOST Leadership Council shared information about VOST, including how they lend social media and information support to incident management teams.

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EDUCATION for May 2013 – Save the Dates

Monday, April 29th, 2013
  • Breezing Along with the RML – Wed. May 15, 2013 , 10:00 MT 11:00 CT – Recapping the Medical Library Association conference – presented by the RML team.
  • Spotlight on National Library of Medicine Resources – Wed. May 22, 2013, 1:00 MT, 2:00 CT – Multiple Language Resources – presented by Dana Abbey . One MLA CE credit will be available for this class.

NOTE NEW URL http://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.  Questions to mmagee@unmc.edu. (mm)

 

 

Knowledge Management Workshop posting

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

For all of you who were interested in the Knowledge Management workshop, but couldn’t attend, you can read all about it at http://nnlm.gov/psr/newsletter/2013/03/18/knowledge-management-workshop/  This article was written by Sunny Sritongsook, librarian at Scripps Hospital in San Diego, CA.  (bbj)

If you missed it….Spotlight! on NLM Resources – Senior Resources – recording now available!

Monday, March 4th, 2013

The Spotlight! on NLM Resources session on Senior Resources is now available at http://ow.ly/i8TZ5 or from our webpage at:  http://nnlm.gov/mcr/services/updates/spotlightresources.html

EDUCATION: Spotlight! On NLM Resources -Wednesday, February 27, 1:00 MT/2:00 CT – What Seniors Want to Know!

Friday, February 22nd, 2013
Spotlight! On NLM Resources -Wednesday, February 27, 1:00 MT/2:00 CT
  • What Seniors Want to Know:  Health Resources, including the redesign of NIH Senior Health– presented by Marty Magee.   The session will include information on health topics,  directories for finding healthcare, drug information, exercise, diet  and issues related to aging.

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.   Join us at 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: Spotlight! On NLM Resources -Wednesday, February 27, 1:00 MT/2:00 CT – What Seniors Want to Know!

Tuesday, February 19th, 2013
Spotlight! On NLM Resources -Wednesday, February 27, 1:00 MT/2:00 CT
  • What Seniors Want to Know:  Health Resources, including the redesign of NIH Senior Health– 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.   Join us at 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)