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EDUCATION: Save the dates for July sessions of Breezing and Discover NLM Resources

Thursday, July 3rd, 2014

Breezing Along with the RML – July 16, 2014, 10:00 MT/11:00 CT

  • Topic 1:  History of Medicine – The Four Humors Traveling Exhibit and a Humor Collection
  • Topic 2:  History of Veterinary Medicine with Trenton Boyd from the University of Missouri – Columbia

Discover the National Library of Medicine and More – July 23, 2014, 1:00 MT/2:00 CT

  • Topic:  Community College Resources .  Join Marty Magee, as she covers some of the requested topics from Community College librarians such as PubMed searching,  searching MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) and health statistic information.  Databases coverage will include: PubMed Health, Clinical Trials, and Genetics Home Reference.  And for faculty and students as well, there will be Apps and Mobile Resources.

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

 

“Patient Advocacy in Patient Safety: Have Things Changed?”

Monday, June 30th, 2014

Helen Haskell, President of Mothers Against Medical Error gives her perspective on the patient involvement in the patient safety movement in this Perspective.  This commentary may provide some enlightenment and underscore the importance of quality information in the life of the patient.  ( http://webmm.ahrq.gov/perspective.aspx?perspectiveID=160 )  (bbj)

In conversation with “e-Patient Dave”

Monday, June 30th, 2014

“e-Patient Dave” is a leading advocate for engaging patients in their care and allowing patients to access their medical records. He also coauthored Let Patients Help: A Patient Engagement Handbook. He was diagnosed in 2007 with metastatic renal cell cancer.  In this conversation, Dave discusses his views on the relationship with the patient in patient care and patient safety.  (http://webmm.ahrq.gov/perspective.aspx?perspectiveID=159)  (bbj)

 

DOCLINE Users: Summer Vacation? How to prevent requests from routing to your library

Monday, June 30th, 2014

Dear MCR DOCLINE Users,

Here’s some useful information, from the DOCLINE Team, about what to with your  DOCLINE account while away:

Summer vacation season has arrived so we would like to remind users that you can prevent requests from routing to your library during a closure by completing the ‘Out of Office’ request form in DOCLINE (Institutions, Update, Out of Office page). Detailed instructions for use of this feature can be found at: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/services/doc_deactivate.html.

You can set a future ‘Out of Office’ date range and request RML approval at any time. However, we do suggest you submit your request for deactivation a couple of days in advance of your departure to allow your RML time to review. Please note only one ‘Out of Office’ date range is permitted at a time; you cannot request a second deactivation period until the present period is past.

On the last day your library is active, please process as many requests as possible as ‘Filled’ or ‘Not Filled’. At the end of the day, please receipt any new requests and process all outstanding requests as ‘Not Filled’ so they will immediately route on to the next potential lender.

If you have questions, you can call your RML at 800-338-7657.You can also reach DOCLINE customer support by clicking Contact Us in DOCLINE and filling out the Ask a Question form or at https://docline.gov/docline/help/contact_nlm/help_page.cfm . Questions? Please contact Jim Honour  .   [jh]

 

 

 

Register now for Diagnostic Error in Medicine 7th International Conference

Tuesday, June 24th, 2014

Diagnostic Error in Medicine 7th International Conference
14-17 September 2014 │ Atlanta, Georgia │ DEM2014.org

Diagnostic error is the leading cause of medical malpractice claims in the U.S. and is estimated to cause 40,000-80,000 deaths annually. One in every ten diagnoses is wrong and one in every thousand ambulatory diagnostic encounters result in harm. Rapid changes and new developments are promising signs that reducing error in medical diagnostics is certainly on the horizon. Join like-minded professionals to learn more about this patient safety and quality care delivery issue. Register now and attend the Diagnostic Error in Medicine Conference — go to www.DEM2014.org to learn more and reserve your seat today.   (bbj)

DISCOVER NLM AND MORE….June 25, 2014 1:00 MT/2:00CT – Clinical Trials

Thursday, June 19th, 2014

We’ve renamed our” Spotlight! on National Library of Medicine Resources” to…. “Discover NLM and More.”

Our “first” new session will be on Wednesday,  June 25 at 1:00 MT/2:00 CT -Clinical Trials

  •  “However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the result.” Wise words from Winston Churchill, and they could not be more appropriate for this one-hour session on the ClinicalTrials.gov results database. This free public registry of clinical trials launched in 2000 with a mere 4,000 studies, and today boasts nearly 168,000. Join Dana Abbey to explore the basics of clinical trials, the purpose of registering and submitting results, and searching and interpreting results.  One MLA CE credit will be available for this class.

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

 

 

Diagnostic Error in Medicine Conference: Submit an Abstract

Monday, June 16th, 2014

Registration is open, the full conference program is available, and the deadline for submitting abstracts has been extended to June 30 for the Diagnostic Error in Medicine 7th International Conference to be held September 14- 17 in Atlanta. You are invited to submit abstracts that address the epidemiology of diagnostic error, factors that predispose to diagnostic error, and strategies to reduce diagnostic error or improve detection. As an event dedicated to the problem of diagnostic error, the Diagnostic Error in Medicine Conference will provide instruction, insight, dialogue, and tools to enable health care providers to reduce diagnostic harm.

Select for the complete conference program agenda, registration details, and more information on how to submit an abstract: http://www.improvediagnosis.org/?page=DEM_2014.  (bbj)

Copyright MOOC for librarians and k-12 educators

Friday, June 13th, 2014

For those of you interested in brushing up your knowledge about copyright:

Kevin Smith, the scholarly communication officer and copyright expert at Duke University, and two colleagues are organizing a four-week MOOC (Massive Open Online Class) on the basics of copyright.  The course is aimed at librarians and K-12 educators and offered on the Coursera platform.  A great, free opportunity to learn from one of the best.  For more information and to register click here. /ch

 

Scotland releases new health literacy policy

Tuesday, June 10th, 2014

Scotland has released a new health literacy policy and toolkit titled “Making it Easy: a Health Literacy Action Plan for Scotland.”  You can review the policy, action plan and toolkit at http://www.knowledge.scot.nhs.uk/healthliteracy.aspx  (bbj)

Resource Sharing: DOCLINE Users – Things You Need to Know!

Tuesday, June 10th, 2014

Dear DOCLINE Users:

Here are 5 DOCLINE best practice tips:

1) Review and maintain your institution’s serial holdings  data .  To review your institution’s serial holdings, you must log in,  and then click on the “Serial Holdings” tab. It’s very important to make sure your holdings are accurate for efficient and quick lending. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/factsheets/serhold.html

2) Make sure that your routing tables are current  Remove any libraries, on your routing table,  with the designation “Not a DOCLINE Library”  or “Library Closed.”

3) The fill rate target for all MidContinental Region libraries is at 75% or higher.  If you are having trouble meeting that goal, your state coordinators or the MCR’s Member Services coordinator will  be able to provide some suggestions.  You can find your fill rate by clicking on “Requests” and then “Reports.”

4) Review and maintain your institutional  record for accuracy and completeness.  The institutional record contains a list of those people, and their contact information, who have access to your DOCLINE account.  To find your institution record,  you must log in, click on the “Institutions” tab, click on “Update” and on the “People” button on the left side.  Remove names of those who do not now have access or add new names.  Update any changes of address.   You’ll also want to be sure all of your borrow and lend preferences are current too.

5)  Always submit an “Out of Office” request if your library will not be filling requests while staff are away from the office.  In DOCLINE, click on your “Institutions” tab,  “Update (LIBID)”  and then on the “Out of Office” tab on the left sidebar.

All reviews and updates should be performed at least once a year.  Taking these steps shows your commitment to the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) Resource Sharing Plan http://nnlm.gov/rsdd/docline/docdelplan.html

For more information you may contact Jim Honour

[jh]