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Archive for 2007

NN/LM SCR DOCLINE Class at Texas Tech Health Science Center, Lubbock, TX

Friday, November 16th, 2007

The NN/LM SCR will be offering Getting the Best from DOCLINE 3 at the Texas Tech Health Science Center Library, Lubbock, TX 10:00am – 3:00pm on January 25, 2008 with a lunch break from 12:00pm to 1:00pm.

Course Description: Attendees will learn how to use the features of DOCLINE effectively. Instruction will include how to properly input and maintain their institution’s record and serial holdings, search for and request materials, and fill other libraries requests. Additional topics include DOCLINE upgrades, reports, Loansome Doc and EFTS.

Upon successful completion of the class, each participant will receive 4 hours of continuing education credit awarded by the Medical Library Association (MLA).

To register: http://nnlm.gov/scr/training/register.html

These classes are free and open to anyone.

If you have any questions, please contact Karen Bulow at karen.bulow@exch.library.tmc.edu or 1-800-338-7657.

DOCLINE Help Manual in PDF Format

Wednesday, November 14th, 2007

NLM is pleased to announce the release of the DOCLINE Help Manual in PDF format. A link to this file is located on the DOCLINE systems home page at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/docline. This additional format will permit users or trainers to easily print specific sections of the manual.

A new DOCLINE Manual PDF file will be generated with each DOCLINE release and provided on the DOCLINE systems home page. To obtain the latest DOCLINE information, go to the online Help files and FAQs linked in DOCLINE or at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/docline.

Subset Change for Consumer Health Information in PubMed

Wednesday, November 14th, 2007

NLM will change one of the ways users find consumer health information in PubMed though subsets. Currently a user may apply the following search strings to retrieve consumer health information on a given subject.

[SEARCH TERM] + consumerj [sb]

[SEARCH TERM] + jsubsetk

NLM will retire consumerj [sb] in January 2008. This subset was created as a temporary search string by NLM for MedlinePlus searches. NLM will keep jsubsetk which retrieves a group of MEDLINE consumer health journals on a given subject. To help users with the change, NLM has converted jsubsetk to retrieve consumerj [sb] as well as the MEDLINE consumer health journals.

For more information read the NLM Technical Bulletin on the consumer health subsets at
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/techbull/nd07/nd07_cons_health_j_subset.html

Grants and Proposal Writing Class in McKinney, TX

Wednesday, November 14th, 2007

The Grants and Proposal Writing class will be offered at the Collin County Community College Library (Central Park Campus), McKinney, TX on Friday, December 14, 2007 from 1:00pm – 5:00pm.

Designed for beginning grant proposal writers, this very basic class presents a general overview of the grant and funding processes as well as the level of detail required in a successful proposal. Each component of the grant writing process will be addressed, including:documenting the need; identifying the target population; writing measurable objectives; developing a work plan, an evaluation plan and dissemination plan.
Upon successful completion of this class, each participant will receive 4 hours of continuing education credit awarded by the Medical Library Association. This class is in the approved consumer health course list for the Level II Consumer Health Information Specialization Program (http://mlanet.org/education/chc/index.html).

For more information on the class: http://nnlm.gov/training/grants/

To register, contact Lisa Huang at: 972-548-6860

NLM Launches New Design of ClinicalTrials.gov

Tuesday, November 13th, 2007

NLM has launched a new user interface for ClinicalTrials.gov. An article detailing many of the changes was posted on the September 13, 2007 issue of the NLM Technical Bulletin: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/techbull/so07/so07_clinical_trials.html.

AHRQ Health Literacy Tools for Pharmacists

Monday, November 12th, 2007

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) recently announced two new tools to assist pharmacists in providing better information to people with low literacy:

  1. Is our Pharmacy Meeting Patients’ Needs? A Pharmacy Health Literacy Assessment Tool User’s Guide
  2. Strategies to Improve Communication between Pharmacy Staff and Patients: A Training Program for Pharmacy Staff

These tools were created to assist pharmacists in communicating with people with limited literacy skills. Individuals with low lliteracy are more likely to improperly take medications which can result in adverse effects and potentially lethal consequences. Drug warning labels are often inconsistent and misleading.

Is our Pharmacy Meeting Patients’ Needs? A Pharmacy Health Literacy Assessment Tool User’s Guide consists of a three part assessment of the pharmacy, staff and patients. Strategies to Improve Communication between Pharmacy Staff and Patients: A Training Program for Pharmacy Staff is designed to introduce pharmacy staff to the issue of low health literacy and to help staff better communicate with patients.

For more information on the tools:
http://www.ahrq.gov/qual/pharmlit/
http://www.ahrq.gov/qual/pharmlit/pharmtrain.htm

NN/LM SCR DOCLINE Class at University of Texas Health Science Center, Briscoe Library

Monday, November 12th, 2007

The NN/LM SCR will be offering Getting the Best from DOCLINE 3 at the University of Texas Health Science Center, Briscoe Library 8:30am – 12:30pm on January 10.

Course Description: Attendees will learn how to use the features of DOCLINE effectively. Instruction will include how to properly input and maintain their institution’s record and serial holdings, search for and request materials, and fill other libraries requests. Additional topics include DOCLINE upgrades, reports, Loansome Doc and EFTS.

Upon successful completion of the class, each participant will receive 4 hours of continuing education credit awarded by the Medical Library Association (MLA).

To register: http://nnlm.gov/scr/training/register.html

These classes are free and open to anyone.

If you have any questions, please contact Karen Bulow at karen.bulow@exch.library.tmc.edu or 1-800-338-7657.

NN/LM SCR PubMed and DOCLINE Classes at Oklahoma State University – Tulsa Library

Monday, November 12th, 2007

The NN/LM SCR will be offering Keeping Up with PubMed at the Oklahoma State University – Tulsa Library 8:30am – 12:30pm on December 7.

Course Description: With a hands-on approach, this class will show attendees how to use the features of PubMed effectively. Attendees will be able to describe the contents of PubMed; formulate basic search strategies; display, print, and save results in various formats; revise and refine searches; and use special features such as Related Articles, link to journals, Citation Matcher, and Clinical Queries. The instructor will demonstrate online searches and students, at computers connected to the Internet, will be invited to follow along. Time for individual practice will be provided.

Upon successful completion of this class, each participant will receive 4 hours of continuing education credit awarded by the Medical Library Association.

The NN/LM SCR will also be offering Getting the Best from DOCLINE 3 at the Oklahoma State University – Tulsa Library 12:30pm – 4:30pm on December 7.

Course Description: Attendees will learn how to use the features of DOCLINE effectively. Instruction will include how to properly input and maintain their institution’s record and serial holdings, search for and request materials, and fill other libraries requests. Additional topics include DOCLINE upgrades, reports, Loansome Doc and EFTS.

Upon successful completion of the class, each participant will receive 3 hours of continuing education credit awarded by the Medical Library Association (MLA).

To register: http://nnlm.gov/scr/training/register.html

These classes are free and open to anyone.

If you have any questions, please contact Karen Bulow at karen.bulow@exch.library.tmc.edu or 1-800-338-7657.

November Issue of NIH News in Health Now Online

Monday, November 5th, 2007

The November issue of NIH News in Health, the monthly newsletter bringing you practical health news and tips based on the latest NIH research, is now online at http://newsinhealth.nih.gov/. In this issue:

Feature Stories:

Health Capsules:

Featured Web Site:

We would be happy to send a limited number of print copies free of charge for display in offices, libraries or clinics. Just contact us for more information.

Harrison Wein
Harrison Wein, Ph.D., Writer/Editor
National Institutes of Health
Office of the Director, Office of Communications and Public Liaison
E-mail: weinh@od.nih.gov
The NIH News in Health: http://newsinhealth.nih.gov/
NIH Research Matters (eColumn): http://www.nih.gov/news/research_matters

NIDDK Website Features Spanish Health Information

Monday, November 5th, 2007

The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), National Institutes of Health, has launched three new portals to feature Spanish health materials and resources on its website.

People looking for information about diabetes, digestive diseases, or kidney and urologic diseases in Spanish can now go directly to the appropriate Spanish-language portal page, where they will find an A to Z list of topics and titles. The NIDDK has 40 diabetes-related publications, 10 publications about digestive diseases, and 18 kidney and urologic publications in Spanish and will be adding more than 30 Spanish publications in the future, including one-page fact sheets that are part of the NIDDK’s Awareness and Prevention series.

The new Spanish portals are available at

http://www.diabetes-espanol.niddk.nih.gov for diabetes information

http://www.digestive-espanol.niddk.nih.gov for digestive diseases information

http://www.kidney-espanol.niddk.nih.gov for kidney and urologic diseases information

The online system for ordering NIDDK materials now includes descriptions in Spanish of available publications to help visitors choose the resources they want.
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