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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)

iPad and Innovations in Patient Education

Tuesday, February 12th, 2013

I have had several Network members ask about recent literature on the iPad and innovations in patient education, so I thought I would share the information:

  1. Lydia Witman (2012): Hospital Clinicians’ iPad Use: An Interim Report, Medical, Reference Services Quarterly, 31:4, 433-438. Abstract: An increasing number of hospital libraries are supporting the use of tablet computers such as iPads for access to information resources. To date, this adoption of tablets is not supported by high-quality research evidence. This article provides an interim report on a formal study of clinicians’ use of iPads in the hospital setting, currently being conducted at Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia. Other hospital librarians may wish to consider similar factors when beginning to support the use of tablet computers at their own institutions.
  2. Don’t get left behind: iPads making strong inroads with patient education. Patient Education Management. (May 1, 2011). Abstract: Patient education managers must stay abreast of the latest technology for delivering patient education to involve the learner and provide individualizing teaching to meet the needs of the learner, says Fran London, MS, RN, a health education specialist at The Emily Center, Phoenix (AZ) Children’s Hospital. “Technology can do both,” she says. “The key is knowing your audience and using appropriate technology to reach that audience.” The use of iPads for teaching is one of the most beneficial recent trends in technology, says London. Conversations between a patient and clinician can be enhanced with media, and the iPad provides quick access to illustrations and videos, she says.

Other online information:

10 ways an Apple iPad can help doctors improve patient care

How iPads Improve the Patient Experience

Better Care Delivered by iPad, M.D.

Have iPad—Can Travel : How tablets at the bedside save doctors an hour a day

Mayo Clinic is Using the iPad to Deliver Better Patient Care

The Curious Case of iPads in Healthcare

Have you come across some interesting literature on this topic? Post your resources to our Facebook page. [da]

EDUCATION: Breezing session on Feb. 20 and Spotlight on Feb. 20

Monday, February 11th, 2013
Breezing Along with the RML -Wednesday, February 20,  10:00 MT/11:00 CT
  • Rachel Vukas – Lib Guides
  • Barb Jones – “Winning the Story Wars” Bookclub
Spotlight! On NLM Resources -Wednesday, February 27, 1:00 MT/2:00 CT
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.
  • Senior Resources – presented by Marty Magee

NOTE 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: Breezing session on Feb. 20 and Spotlight on Feb. 27

Tuesday, February 5th, 2013
Breezing Along with the RML -Wednesday, February 20,  10:00 MT/11:00 CT
  • Rachel Vukas – Lib Guides
  • Barb Jones – “Winning the Story Wars” Bookclub
Spotlight! On NLM Resources -Wednesday, February 27, 1:00 MT/2:00 CT
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.
  • Senior Resources – presented by Marty Magee

NOTE 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: February Breezing and Spotlight sessions

Tuesday, January 29th, 2013
Breezing Along with the RML -Wednesday, February 20,  10:00 MT/11:00 CT
  • Rachel Vukas – Lib Guides
  • Barb Jones – “Winning the Story Wars” Bookclub
Spotlight! On NLM Resources -Wednesday, February 27, 1:00 MT/2:00 CT
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.
  • Senior Resources – presented by Marty Magee

NOTE 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: Spotlight! on NLM Resources – LiverTox -Wed, Jan. 23, 2012, 1:00 MT/2:00 CT

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

Spotlight!  on NLM Resources -Wed, Jan. 23 at  1:00 MT/ 2:00 CT. LIVERTOX is a freely available website that provides up-to-date, comprehensive and unbiased information about drug induced liver injury caused by prescription and nonprescription drugs, herbals and dietary supplements.  Drug induced liver injury is an important and challenging form of liver disease which is growing because of the increasing number of drugs used in medical care, and the increased numbers of people being treated with them.  Join Barb Jones for a tour of this new NLM resource.

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.   NOTE 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)

Got Medical Apps?

Tuesday, November 27th, 2012

As medical mobile applications are being used more frequently by clinicians, the health sciences library needs to provide information on quality mobile resources.  Are you aware of the many mobile sites and apps available from the National Library of Medicine?  PubMed and MedlinePlus are available for mobile devices along with a variety of other NLM resources.  A complete list is available here. (http://www.nlm.nih.gov/mobile/index.html) To help publicize these resources, a new trifold brochure is available here. (http://nnlm.gov/training/resources/mobiletri.pdf)

Knowledge Management Workshop Scheduled for February 7-8, 2012

Monday, November 5th, 2012

Knowledge Management in Hospitals:

Developing a team to test and ensure success.

This 1.5 day workshop will explore how corporate knowledge management techniques and processes are applied in a hospital/health system. Multidisciplinary participants will work together to craft a strategy to adopt an expanded role for librarians in hospital/health system. This expanded role will establish a foundation for librarians to support the clinical environment by providing excellent knowledge management techniques and processes.

The purpose of the interactive workshop is to:

  • Engage participants to explore how a corporate-modeled knowledge management process can be enabled in hospitals.
  • Provide opportunities for institutional teams to work together to design tests to measure project success and use these results to champion knowledge transfer within their health facility.
  • Craft a description of optimal roles for medical librarians and others in knowledge management.
  • Share examples of participation in knowledge transfer in hospitals from both the traditional and expansive views to craft a list of model activities. Tactics currently in the field include: building expertise directories, managing communities of practice, collecting and sharing best practices and stories to support clinical and organizational improvement.
  • Draft processes to implement these tactics to illustrate an expanded application of the expertise of information professionals, break down silos, share experiences and sustain organizational learning.
  • Define an implementation plan for this role that includes measurement of its impact on the quality and safety of health care.
  • Engage participants in evaluation in order to change and improve the role of librarians as partners in healthcare safety and quality.

Participants should commit to:

  • Complete a modest amount of pre-work to prepare for the session.
    • Light introductory reading.
    • Participate in two Adobe Connect sessions focusing on the goals of the work and core concepts to be applied in the workshop.
  • Engage with others in a positive way to ensure group interaction and consensus building.
  • Partner with other teams to run a post-workshop pilot test of tactics described using the Plan-Do-Study Act concept.
  • Conduct a pilot project and report back in several conference calls to the group on progress and share “lessons learned” as a to sustain the learning and inform progress.

Audience: This session is designed for pairs of individuals from hospitals who are interested in the application of knowledge management and transfer concepts in their organization. One member of the team must/should be a librarian. This strategy will build a pair of champions to support uptake of how knowledge management can be applied in the acute care setting through modeling hospital corporate culture. There will be a simple application process to interested parties.

 

 Date:  February 7-8, 2013

Co-Sponsors: NN/LM MidContinental Region and NN/LM Greater Midwest Region

Registration:   Register at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/GVDL3CK.  Registrations must be received by December 1, 2012.

Cost:                Three pair of applicants from each region will be selected to receive travel expenses to attend.

Location:         University of Illinois at Chicago Library of the Health Sciences.

The session will be limited to 30 participants to facilitate effective small group work.

For questions contact: Lorri Zipperer, Cybrarian and meeting facilitator.

lorri@zpm1.com / 505-559-4458

 

Funded by the National Library of Medicine under a Contract No. HHS-N-276-2011-00005-C with the University of Illinois at Chicago Library of the Health Sciences and

Contract No. HHS-N-276-2011-00006C

with the University of Utah Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library (bbj)