Upon receiving a problem code request with an ICD-10-CM code, MedlinePlus Connect returns relevant health information from MedlinePlus, Genetics Home Reference, and other reliable health resources. MedlinePlus Connect will continue to deliver targeted responses to ICD-9-CM and SNOMED CT requests as well. For more information visit the NLM Technical Bulletin. /da
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In conjunction with National Patient Safety Awareness Week, the Patient Safety Collective of the Southwest (PSCS) will present: Attaining High Reliability and Safety for Patients–Collaborating for Change, featuring world-renowned speakers in the field of patient safety. The event aims to jumpstart the development of a “patient safety community” in southwestern states by facilitating connections and collaboration throughout the wider regional healthcare community. The conference will be held in Albuquerque, NM on March 6-7, 2014.
Library speakers at this conference include Linda Morgan Davis and Lorri Zipperer from New Mexico, and Margaret Bandy from Denver, CO.
To find out more about the conference, and to register go to www.patientsafetysw.org (bbj)
Do you know the definition of health literacy? According to the Affordable Care Act and Healthy People 2020 it is “the degree to which an individual has the capacity to obtain, communicate, process and understand health information and services in order to make appropriate health decisions.”
What does that mean to your practice of librarianship? How do you use this concept in order to serve your users? (bbj)
New tools can help community pharmacies and outpatient settings reduce prescribing and dispensing errorsThursday, November 21st, 2013
The Institute for Safe Medication Practices has new, free tools that can help community pharmacies and outpatient settings reduce prescribing and dispensing errors. Included are consumer leaflets for medication safety, scorecards to identify risk factors in the dispensing process, and a tool for helping pharmacies preparing to implement barcode product verification systems. /da
Are you improving health information literacy at your institution? Do you have a skill to teach? The Institute for Healthcare Advancement is seeking breakout session presentations for their Health Literacy Conference on May 9-11, 2014 in Irvine, California. The conference theme is “Operational Solutions to Low Health Literacy.” This year they are emphasizing the Affordable Care Act and ways in which health literacy skills help with outreach, education and enrollment efforts. Go to the Institute for Health Advancement web site, call 800-434-4633, or email Michael Villaire (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information. Deadline for proposal submissions is November 15, 2013. /ch
Sandbox Session: Mendeley – November 7, 2013 at 1 PM (MT) / 2 PM (CT)
Hello Network members,
It is time to come and play in the sandbox and check out a new(ish) toy…
At the next NN/LM MCR Technology Sandbox Session we will be “playing” with Mendeley, a free reference manager and academic social network that can help you organize your research, collaborate with others online, and discover the latest research.
For these sessions, we will bring a toy, such as an online app or cool tool, and quickly show you how it works (where the switches are). Then you’ll get to play with it.
Please come and play in our sandbox!
Date: Thursday, November 7, 2013
Time: 1:00pm (Mountain Time) / 2:00pm (Central Time)
***Dial-in instructions will be posted in the webinar room.***
How Sandbox Session work: We pick a toy /tool, in this case Mendeley where the…
presenter will demo some of the basic features with time for participants to try it out on their own.
To play with Mendeley, you’ll need to sign up and download the application
The only objectives for the Sandbox sessions are for you to 1) have a special time to learn something new and 2) project how this technology could be integrated into your professional life.
You do NOT need to register for the session. You do NOT need to pay anything. You NEED to COME and PLAY.
If you have any questions, please get in touch with John Bramble
Technology Coordinator / Utah Outreach
801 585 5743 (office)
800 338- 7657 (within Region)
If you missed the Oct. 23 Spotlight! session – Resources for Community Colleges, it is now available at: http://ow.ly/q71vF (mm)
The National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) has released PubMed Commons, currently in pilot phase, which is a new system that enables researchers to share their opinions about scientific publications indexed in the PubMed database. This is intended to be a forum for open and constructive criticism and discussion of scientific issues. Find out more about the project and how to participate. /da
EDUCATION: Breezing Along with the RML – Wed. Oct. 16 at 10:00 MT/ 11:00 CT – Health Literacy thru Pop CultureTuesday, 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 email@example.com. (mm)
“Surviving and Thriving Aids, Politics and Culture” is a new traveling exhibit now available from the National Library of Medicine. You can book this exhibit for your library and find more information at: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/hmd/about/exhibition/survivingandthriving-bookinfo.html . (mm)