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TODAY! How is the ACA helping rural minority communities? No-cost webinar this afternoon!

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

The National Rural Health Association (and I guess the NN/LM MCR is as well) is promoting today’s (12pm-1pm MT / 1pm-2pm CT) Health and Human Services no-cost webinar that will discuss the impact the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is having on rural minority communities. The webinar promises to demonstrate how HHS and other groups are educating minority consumers and communities of color on the health options available to them. To attend, you need to register – https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/376768106 – jb

Talking With Your Doctor Presentation Toolkit

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

The National Institute on Aging has created a presentation toolkit based on the booklet Talking With Your Doctor: A Guide for Older People. The toolkit includes slides, speaker notes and participant handouts.

Topics include:

  • Get ready for a doctor’s visit
  • Effectively talk with a clinician about health concerns
  • Make collaborative decisions about treatment
  • Remember what was discussed following the appointment

Access the toolkit: http://1.usa.gov/1sqa9Cr

Recording now available from Discover NLM Resources and More – Aug. 27, 2014

Friday, August 29th, 2014

Statistical Resources:   http://goo.gl/SLGzCq

One MLA Credit is available for this session up until Sept. 17.  Questions to Marty Magee : mmagee@unmc.edu

EDUCATION: Save the dates for September offerings in Breezing and Discover NLM Resources

Friday, August 29th, 2014
  • Wednesday, September 17, 10:00 MT/11:00 CT

Breezing Along with the RML:  Copyright FAQ – Get answers to the most common questions asked of librarians today.   If you find an image on the Internet, can you use it? Can the author of an article post it on a webpage? How can journal clubs share articles?  Presented by Heather Brown and Marie Reidelbach from the University of Nebraska Medical Center.

  • Wednesday, September 24, 1:00 MT/2:00 CT

Discover NLM Resources and More:  Topic Specific Queries in Public Health  presented by Monica Rogers

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.  One hour MLA CE will be available for the Discover NLM Resources session.   Questions to mmagee@unmc.edu

 

EDUCATION: Discover NLM Resources and More…Aug. 27, 2014, 1:00 MT/2:00 CT

Thursday, August 21st, 2014
  • Topic:  Statistical Resources.  News headlines concerning health often include statistics, such as “healthy life expectancy for males over 65 lowest in Mississippi” or “childhood obesity increased 11% from 1980 to 2012.”  Have you ever wondered how to find those statistics or if they’re accurate?  We’ll explore some of the resources available for valid health statistics at our next session of Discover NLM and More.

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.  One hour MLA CE will be available through September 17, 2014. Questions to mmagee@unmc.edu

 

 

Workshop on Use of DailyMed and RxNorm Drug Data

Monday, August 18th, 2014

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is sponsoring a free public meeting, “SPL/DailyMed Jamboree 2014 Workshop – Practical use of DailyMed and RxNorm Drug Data.” Speakers from the Federal government, industry, academia and non-profit sectors will speak on their experience with Structured Product Label (SPL) drug data as well as RxNorm. The workshop will be broadcast.

Audience: In addition to librarians, pharmacists and bioinformaticists may also be interested.

When: September 18, 7:30 – 2:15 MT, 8:30-3:15 CT

Please see registration information and the agenda is available. /ch

EDUCATION: Discover NLM Resources and More…Aug. 27, 2014, 1:00 MT/2:00 CT

Monday, August 18th, 2014
  • Topic:  Statistical Resources.  News headlines concerning health often include statistics, such as “healthy life expectancy for males over 65 lowest in Mississippi” or “childhood obesity increased 11% from 1980 to 2012.”  Have you ever wondered how to find those statistics or if they’re accurate?  We’ll explore some of the resources available for valid health statistics at our next session of Discover NLM and More.

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.  One hour MLA CE will be available through September 17, 2014. Questions to mmagee@unmc.edu

 

 

Joint Commission Topic: Communication Resources

Friday, August 8th, 2014

The Joint Commission has compiled a list of resources to support Advancing Effective Communication, Cultural Competence, and Patient-and Family-Centered Care. This annotated list supports communication with the diverse populations that are served by hospitals. /ch

New Resource: Healthcare Info Sources

Friday, August 1st, 2014

Are you looking for information on accreditation and regulations, healthcare quality, healthcare reform, patient safety, quality,performance and process improvement?  Check out Healthcare Info Sources (http://healthinfosources.com)  Developed by Barbara Duffy, who has many years experience in the quality improvement world, this resource is currently freely available to all.  Log in as a guest to check it out, and if you like it, create your own login.  (bbj)

“Re-skilling for Research”

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

Check out this free report from RLUK (Research Libraries UK) published in 2012 and conducted by Mary Auckland.  It is “an investigation into the role and skills of subject and liaison librarians required to effectively support the evolving information needs of researchers.  http://www.rluk.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/RLUK-Re-skilling.pdf  (bbj)