The National Institutes of Health has released a new Web resource to help older adults stop smoking. Quitting Smoking for Older Adults, a new topic from NIHSeniorHealth, offers videos, worksheets, interactive features, strategies, quizzes, and more for older smokers who want to or are thinking of quitting.
To see the topic page, visit NIHSeniorHealth.gov: http://1.usa.gov/1st3vQ7
A new iPad and iPhone app from the Centers for Disease Control helps hospital and pre-hospital personnel assess and treat injuries from explosions.
Learn more and download the app: http://1.usa.gov/1qDE9vY
If you are involved with training people on PubMed resources, the NLM has a web page rich with links to instructional materials. Check it out here [jh]
The July 2014 issue of NIH News in Health is now available. In this issue read about ways to protect your skin from sun exposure; learn how to properly handle food in warm weather; and, catch up on research targeting treatments for kidney failure. /da
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 firstname.lastname@example.org (mm)
NLM and MCR offices will be closed on Friday, July 4th for Independence Day. Enjoy the holiday!
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)
“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)
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]
The National Library of Medicine’s (NLM) Journal Donation System makes it possible for libraries to determine whether NLM need items you are discarding. The system can be used by DOCLINE and non-DOCLINE libraries to offer any title, including titles not owned by NLM.
The system can be accessed at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/journaldonation/ or by searching “Journal Donation System” on NLM’s home page. In the system, click on “Help” for detailed instructions. For additional assistance, contact NLM at (301) 496-0081 or NLMJournalDonation@mail.nlm.nih.gov.
NLM will pay shipping for needed volumes. To donate pre-1871 journal volumes to the History of Medicine Division, see http://www.nlm.nih.gov/hmd/about/donate.html /da