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Archive for February, 2013

PSR and School Nurses!

PSR was invited to participate at the California School Nurses Organization Conference in early February in San Diego. Kay Deeney taught an extensive¬†workshop focusing on MedlinePlus and other NLM resources. She covered the NLM Drug Portal, the Pillbox, DailyMed and Genetics Home Reference. Topics on evaluating health websites and writing easy to read materials were also covered. The school nurses who attended appreciated learning about these resources. (more…)

DOCLINE & Other Document Delivery Questions from Network Members

As the RML for the Pacific Southwest Region, we receive a variety of interesting document delivery questions on a daily basis from our network members. We thought we’d share some of the questions we have received for the past few months and the answers we provided, in case others have been impacted. (more…)

Information Treasure Hunt Workshop: A Follow-Up from Connie Schardt!

by Connie Schardt
Associate Director for Research & Education
Medical Center Library
Duke University

Evidence-Based Practice is all about information management for providing quality patient care. Understanding the principles and concepts behind Evidence-Based Practice can help us enhance the services and resources we provide to our health care workers. There are lots of ways to do this within the constraints of budgets and staffing. (more…)

Demographic Report on Asian American, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders in California

The Asian Pacific American Legal Center (APALC) and Asian Law Caucus (ALC) have released a new report on California’s fastest growing racial groups: A Community of Contrasts: Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders in California, 2013. The report presents the latest data on Asian American and Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (NHPI) population, population growth, and key social and economic characteristics; such as income, poverty, education, and language. Key findings include: (more…)