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Nursing on the Net: Health Care Resources You Can Use

Abstract

Looking for the latest developments in patient care but finding too much, too little or inadequate information? This hands-on workshop is designed for librarians responsible for information services to the Nursing and Allied Health professions. Participants will learn to use and evaluate web based health information resources, find online news services, continuing online education courses, and consumer health web sites. Participants will also learn to search the National Library of Medicine's MEDLINE database of over 19 million citations using the PubMed interface. The workshop will also cover MedlinePlus, the National Library of Medicine's web site for consumer health information.

Objectives

Participants will be able to:

  • Describe the types of clinical information available on the Internet
  • Describe the types of health related consumer/patient education resources available on the Internet
  • Evaluate quality resources
  • Identify Internet sites that supply continuing education, both credit and noncredit courses
  • Search the Internet for news services
  • Perform basic literature searches in PubMed.

Course Materials

Continuing Education

This course has been approved for 4 hours of Medical Library Association Continuing Education Units. This course is on the list of approved courses for the MLA Consumer Health Specialization Program.

Pacific Southwest Region

Kay Deeney, Educational Services Coordinator, ,

Update Authors

In Person: Kay Deeney, Educational Services Coordinator, NN/LM Pacific Southwest Region

Distance Learning: David Midyette, Outreach/Communications Coordinator, NN/LM Southeastern Atlantic Region

Original Authors

Tammy L. Mays, MLIS, AHIP, former Consumer Health Coordinator at the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) Greater Midwest Region.

Edwina "Winn" Theirl, MSLS, the Outreach Coordinator at the University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center Library.