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CDC Blast Injury Mobile Application

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

Education: Cool Web Resource- Instructional Materials (for Trainers)

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]

July Issue of NIH News in Health Now Online

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

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

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)

 

Independence Day Holiday

NLM and MCR offices will be closed on Friday, July 4th for Independence Day. Enjoy the holiday!

Happy 4th of July

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

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”

“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

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]

 

 

 

Check with NLM Before Discarding Journals

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

Mission I’mPossible’s #1Secret Agent (and game winner): Kitty Serling

Mission I’mPossible has been accomplished!  We congratulate the game winner, Agent Kitty Serling from Research Medical Center, Kansas City, Missouri, as our super top secret RML agent.

We’d also like to recognize the other top scoring agents: Agent Erin Wimmer, Agent Jackie Hittner, Agent Sarah Weitzel, and Agent Margaret Bandy.

The game players had to accomplish a series of library-related tasks such as writing a disaster-preparedness plan or using the library value calculator so it took some (really really fun) work to gain those points!

Agent Kitty and Agent Erin performed as such a high level, they have agreed to become Special Game Masters for the up coming game.

Watch for announcements about the new game and plan on joining us for fun and professional development.