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Discovering TOXNET Class

Thursday, February 18th, 2016

The National Library of Medicine Training Center (NTC) is offering an online, free, asynchronous CE class called Discovering TOXNET from March 7th, 2016 – April 6th, 2016.

Learn about 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.

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 (and their CE credits) 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?

Follow the link below to register:

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

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

Thanks,

Rebecca Brown
Trainer/Curriculum Content Specialist
National Library of Medicine Training Center
Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library
University of Utah
10 N. 1900 E.
Salt Lake City, UT 84112
801-587-5673

Registration is Open: Knowledge Management in Hospitals

Thursday, February 4th, 2016

Developing a team to test and ensure success

This 1.5 day co-facilitated workshop will explore how the concepts of knowledge management as applied in the corporate environment can be realized in a hospital/health system. Multidisciplinary participants will work together to develop a foundational strategy for adoption of an expanded role for librarians in hospital knowledge sharing efforts to support the clinical environment and its provision of safe, high-quality care.

The purpose of the interactive workshop is to:

  • Explore how a corporate-modeled knowledge management process can be enabled in hospitals.
  • Provide opportunities for institutional teams to work together to design improvement tests and champion knowledge transfer within their health facility.
  • Translate foundational quality and safety improvement concepts to the work of knowledge management in hospitals.
  • Share ideal examples of participation in knowledge sharing in hospitals –- both traditional and expansive in nature — from which to build a list of model activities.
  • Design a team-focused process to illustrate an expanded application of the expertise of information professionals, break down silos, share experiences and sustain organizational learning.
  • Explore how to test this role and measure its impact on the quality and safety of health care.

Past projects have included:

  • Increase visibility and knowledge about librarian services, PR info gathering
  • Train-the-trainer program for database awareness-building
  • Engage librarians in EBM process through shadowing process at the unity level with nurses

 

Workshop Comments:

  • This is the most beneficial workshop I have ever attended
  • Adding a non-librarian team member as brilliant
  • Exceeded my expectations
  • Was an energizing session that offered applicable content to my work

Apply now

Full information and registration

Mary Piorun, PhD
Associate Director
NN/LM NER and the
Lamar Soutter Library
UMass Medical School
p) 508-856-2206

Plain Language Workshop

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016

Plain Language for Health: A Writing and Design Workshop, March 17–18, 2016

This workshop is designed for motivated individuals and teams working to communicate health information in ways people can understand. Join us for “Plain Language for Health: A Writing and Design Workshop” on March 17–18, 2016 in Boston, MA. Visit the website to learn more and apply.  Applications accepted on a first come, first served basis.

Learn new skills, gain valuable tools, and make lasting connections. The workshop will be led by Stacy Robison and Xanthi Scrimgeour, co-founders of CommunicateHealth, along with Sabrina Kurtz-Rossi, Director, Tufts Health Literacy Leadership Institute, and Alia BucciarelliHealth Writer and Guest Speaker. Funded in part by the National Library of Medicine under contract with University of Massachusetts Medical School.

Knowledge Management Multidisciplinary Workshop

Wednesday, January 13th, 2016

Knowledge Management in Hospitals:

Developing a team to test and ensure success

This 1.5 day co-facilitated workshop will explore how the concepts of knowledge management as applied in the corporate environment can be realized in a hospital/health system. Multidisciplinary participants will work together to develop a foundational strategy for adoption of an expanded role for librarians in hospital knowledge sharing efforts to support the clinical environment and its provision of safe, high-quality care.

The purpose of the interactive workshop is to:

  • Explore how a corporate-modeled knowledge management process can be enabled in hospitals.
  • Provide opportunities for institutional teams to work together to design improvement tests and champion knowledge transfer within their health facility.
  • Translate foundational quality and safety improvement concepts to the work of knowledge management in hospitals.
  • Share ideal examples of participation in knowledge sharing in hospitals –- both traditional and expansive in nature — from which to build a list of model activities.
  • Design a team-focused process to illustrate an expanded application of the expertise of information professionals, break down silos, share experiences and sustain organizational learning.
  • Explore how to test this role and measure its impact on the quality and safety of health care.

Participants should commit to:

  • Complete a modest amount of pre-work to prepare for the session:
    • light introductory reading
    • participate in two preparatory calls/web-x sessions focusing on the goals of the work and core theoretical concepts to be applied in the workshop (weeks of February 29th and March 21st)
  • Engage with others in a positive way to ensure group interaction and consensus building.
  • Partner with other teams to design a post-workshop pilot test of an improvement tactic using rapid-cycle change methods.
  • Conduct a pilot project and report back in two web-x sessions to the group on progress and share “lessons learned” as a to sustain the learning and inform progress.
    • Examples include:  Train-the-Trainer programs for database awareness-building, applying lean methodologies to physician “on boarding” process, increasing visibility and knowledge about librarian services.

Audience: This session is designed for librarians and project partners interested in the design of initiatives to support knowledge management and transfer concepts in their organization. One member of the team must be a librarian. This strategy will build a pair of change agents to support uptake of how knowledge management can be applied in the acute care setting through modeling hospital corporate culture. There will be a simple application process for interested teams.

Dates:
March 31, 2016, 1 – 5 PM
April 1, 2016, 8 AM – 4 PM

Location:
UMASS Medical School 333 South Street, Shrewsbury, MA.

Application:
To participate, please complete your application by Feburary 15, 2016.

The session will be limited to 30 participants to facilitate effective small group work.

For questions contact:

Lorri Zipperer, Cybrarian and meeting facilitator at: lorri@zpm1.com

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