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Free Online TOXNET® Class Offered This Fall By the National Library of Medicine Training Center (NTC)

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

Free Online TOXNET® Class Offered This Fall By the National Library of Medicine Training Center (NTC)

The National Library of Medicine Training Center (NTC) is offering an online, asynchronous class called “Discovering TOXNET” from October 20 – November 14, 2014.

Discover TOXNET® and other NLM environmental health databases through videos, guided tutorials, and discovery exercises. The class is taught online in thirteen independent modules.

TOXNET is a web-based system of databases covering hazardous chemicals, environmental health, toxic releases, chemical nomenclature, poisoning, risk assessment and regulations, and occupational safety and health. The independent modules cover TOXLINE, ChemIDplus, TRI, TOXMAP, Hazardous Substances Data Bank, IRIS, Haz-Map, LactMed, WISER, CHEMM, REMM, LiverTox, and more.   You’ll learn about the resources through videos, guided tutorials, and discovery exercises.

Who should take the class?

Health sciences librarians and health or environmental sciences professionals interested in unlocking the information in TOXNET and the other environmental health and toxicology resources.

How much time?

You will work on your own time over a period of 4 weeks to complete the modules that are of interest to you. There is one required module; the remaining modules are optional. This class is offered for variable MLA Continuing Education credit. Each module will be offered for 0.5 to 2.0 credit hours, for a total of up to 12 hours. Credit will not be awarded for partial completion of a module. Total credit awarded will be based on completed modules with a minimum of 1.0 credit hours.

What happens during the class?

This course is offered asynchronously through Moodle; you will work at your own pace. Each module consists of guided interactive online tutorials AND/OR tutorial videos as well as discovery exercises. Instructors will be available to answer questions and provide assistance throughout the course.

The modules are:

  1. Introduction to TOXNET: 0.5 hour (Required)
  2. TOXLINE: 1.0 hour
  3. ChemIDplus: 2.0 hours
  4. Integrated Risk Information System & Risk Assessment: 1.0 hour
  5. Hazardous Substances Databank: 1.5 hours
  6. Toxic Release Inventory: 1.0 hour
  7. TOXMAP: 1.5 hours
  8. Household Products Database: 0.5 hour
  9. LactMed: 0.5 hour
  10. Haz-Map: 0.5 hour
  11. WISER & CHEMM: 1.0 hour
  12. REMM: 0.5 hour
  13. LiverTox: 0.5 hour

How do I register?

Space in the class are limited, so don’t delay!  Register now at:

http://nnlm.gov/ntcc/classes/class_details.html?class_id=809

For questions, contact the NTC at ntc@utah.edu.

Register for the PubMed® for Trainers Class in June (It’s free!)

Thursday, March 13th, 2014

Offered by the National Library of Medicine Training Center (NTC)

Would you like to gain new skills, brush up on existing PubMed skills and collaborate with colleagues to help create effective training strategies?  The NTC, along with the Community College of Rhode Island Library in Lincoln, RI, is offering PubMed® for Trainers (PMT).

PMT is held in 4 sessions; 3 online and 1 in person session (attendance in all is expected). The last of the four sessions will be in-person at the Community College of Rhode Island Library in Lincoln, RI.  

This hands-on course consists of 9 presentations created by the National Library of Medicine, live demonstrations, hands-on exercises, group work and discussions, and networking opportunities over the course of four sessions.  You can expect an additional 2-3 hours of independent homework.  Upon completion of the class, participants receive 15 hours of MLA CE credit.

By the end of the course, you should:

Have a functional knowledge of the MEDLINE database

  • Understand behind the scenes details of how PubMed translates your search
  • Know how to use Medical Subject Headings (MeSH)
  • Increase your knowledge of how to more effectively search for drugs, diseases, and patient centered research.

The dates and times for the four class sessions are:

Thursday, June 5, 2014, 1-3 pm ET (online via Adobe Connect)

  1. Thursday, June 12, 2014, 1-3 pm ET (online via Adobe Connect)
  2. Thursday, June 19, 2014, 1-3 pm ET (online via Adobe Connect)
  3. Friday, June 27, 9 am -4:30 pm ET (in-person in Lincoln, Rhode Island)

For more information and to register, visit http://nnlm.gov/ntcc/classes/class_details.html?class_id=359

I would highly recommend this course to anyone who teaches PubMed.” 

“You all did an amazing job of (1) modeling instructional design by providing a very well-designed course; and, (2) demonstrating how online instructional environments can still provide engaging learning experiences.”

 “I really learned a lot of new information about how to search PubMed and good ideas for how to best teach that to my students.

                                     –Comments from recent “PubMed for Trainers” participants

 

Health Literacy Leadership Institute

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

June 9-13, 2014

http://healthliteracyleadership.com

Enroll now in the Health Literacy Leadership Institute, June 9-13, 2014. Offered through the Health Communication Program at Tufts University School of Medicine, this one-week Institute is essential for those committed to improving the health literacy skills of health care providers and consumers.

Participants learn from faculty and guest instructors highly regarded for their pioneering work in medical education and adult literacy.  With peer support, participants work on an educational program of their choice resulting in a final product that is current, comprehensive, informed by research, and reflective of best practice. Those working in health literacy and students interested in pursuing health literacy work are encouraged to enroll.

For more information and to register, visit the Tufts Health Communication Summer Institutes website at http://publichealth.tufts.edu/Academics/HCOM-Program/Summer-Institute or the Health Literacy Leadership Institute’s website at http://healthliteracyleadership.com.

Contact the course director Sabrina Kurtz-Rossi sabrina.kurtz_rossi@tufts.edu / 781-835-6488 with questions about course content.  Contact the Tufts Public Health and Professional Degree Programs Registrar, Janice Gilkes Janice.gilkes@tufts.edu / 617-636-0935 with questions regarding registration.

Registration: Librarian’s Role in FMEA (Failure Mode and Effects Analysis)

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014

On Wednesday, January 29, 2:00 to 3:00 pm, the NAHSL CE committee is sponsoring a webinar on how librarians can become involved with their hospital’s quality improvement staff in carrying out a Failure Mode and Effects Analysis. Our information- and knowledge-management skills are valuable in this process. The class will give a practical introduction to the steps of FMEA, and point out how our skills can improve specific steps.

Registration is through Wild Apricot, and MLA credit has now been confirmed. Registration fee is $15 for NAHSL members.

http://northatlantichealthscienceslibraries.wildapricot.org/Default.aspx?pageId=1471749&eventId=824899&EventViewMode=EventDetails

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