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Join the NNLM SEA Consumer Health Program Advisory Committee (PAC)

SEA News - Mon, 2018-03-26 09:00

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM), Southeastern/Atlantic Region (SEA) is extending an invitation for network members to join and participate in the Consumer Health Program Advisory Committee (PAC).

The Consumer Health PAC will work cooperatively with Ashley Cuffia, Consumer Health Coordinator in planning and carrying out committee work. Members are volunteers who not only possess expert knowledge of consumer health and health literacy, but also share an interest and passion to act as conduits of information within their institution and to support outreach to the community.

The responsibility of PACs includes:

  • Advise NNLM staff on the need for and relative priority of education within the program area.
  • Assist with program evaluation.
  • Ensure that programming is aligned with local needs.
  • Evaluate Consumer Health related award applications.

The PAC will meet a few times a year via web conferencing software. NNLM SEA will select up to 7 members to participate in this PAC. If you would like to nominate yourself or a colleague as a member, please visit: https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/4259568/SEA-Consumer-Health-Program-Advisory-Committee-PAC-Nomination-Form. The deadline to apply is Friday, March 30, 2018.

 

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Guides to consumer health reference

PNR News - Mon, 2018-03-26 06:10

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) and the Public Library Association (PLA) have been partnering to promote health and wellness reference services and programs at public libraries. NNLM coordinators often present and exhibit at local, regional and national conferences where many public library staff attend in an effort to bring awareness to the many freely and authoritative resources from the National Library of Medicine (NLM). These resources provide helpful and trusted information for patrons who may have health concerns as well as to help provide information for social media, brochures and programming.

But many staff feel uncomfortable or less confident when it comes to health related questions at the reference desk. Where can public library staff look for help?

One way is to take the class, “Stand Up for Health: Health and Wellness Services for Your Community”. This 4-week 12 CE course is designed to provide public library staff with the foundation (or a refresher) of health and wellness reference, programming, and outreach for their communities. And it’s free!  Check here for upcoming sessions.

Not interested in a class? Guides to exist to assist you in providing health reference. The Health and Medical Reference Committee (part of the RUSA division of ALA) created and maintains the Health and Medical Reference Guidelines.

NNLM has also created some guidance with a list of topics such as health literacy, evaluating websites, consumer health reference interview and more.

The Medical Library Association (MLA) has a tab on their website for patients and consumers and this information can also be valuable to library staff with a list of trusted websites, evaluating websites, and tips for communicating with doctors.

Starting with these resources will help staff get started on building their knowledge around consumer health and patrons will appreciate the guidance through the maze of health information.

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Join the NNLM Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

NTO News - Mon, 2018-03-26 04:44
NNLM Edit-a-thon happens April 17, 2018 in Wikipedia

NNLM Edit-a-thon happens Tuesday, April 17, 2018 in Wikipedia

Are you interested in improving the consumer health information available on Wikipedia? Do you want to utilize your librarian research skills towards making Wikipedia a better, evidence-based resource? Have you always wanted to participate in an edit-a-thon? Join the National Network of Libraries of Medicine on April 17th as we add citations to existing Wikipedia articles on rare diseases! We’ll be working on those diseases listed by the Genetic and Rare Disease Information Center, using trusted National Library of Medicine resources like Genetics Home Reference, MedlinePlus, and PubMed.

If you’re new to adding citations, NNLM will be hosting a webinar with Dr. James Heilman, a physician and active WikiProject Medicine editor. Dr. Heilman will give attendees an overview of the importance of Wikipedia, and will demo how to add a citation. NNLM’s webinar with Dr. Heilman is scheduled for 2-3 pm ET on Thursday, March 29th. Participants are encouraged to register for the training even if they can’t attend, as all registered participants will receive a recording of the webinar. Please note: you must create a Wikipedia user account prior to the event to be able to participate.

NNLM staff from across the nation will be available Tuesday, April 17th from 9 am ET to 9 pm ET to support you as you add your citations. Follow along with the fun on Twitter–check for hashtag #citeNLM2018!

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Weekly Postings

MAR News - Fri, 2018-03-23 10:37

See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions!

Spotlight

Funding Available Now! NNLM MAR Members can apply by 11:00 PM ET on April 13 for projects starting May 15, 2018. Need more information?

Check out the Winter 2018 edition of The MAReport! This quarter, Erin Seger is highlighting the natural connection between libraries and public health education in her article, “Libraries as Health Equity Partners.

The Health Sciences Library Association of New Jersey (HSLANJ) Spring 2018 Group Licensing Offer is now available. The deadline to participate is Friday, April 27. NNLM MAR members are eligible for this cost-saving opportunity!

National Network of Libraries of Medicine News

NNLM Edit-a-thon: are you interested in improving the consumer health information available on Wikipedia? Do you want to utilize your librarian research skills towards making Wikipedia a better, evidence-based resource? Have you always wanted to participate in an edit-a-thon? Join the National Network of Libraries of Medicine on April 17th as we add citations to existing Wikipedia articles on rare diseases! Learn more about this opportunity and follow the event on Twitter using #citeNLM2018!

NNLM is offering stipends of up to $500 to support public library staff’s travel and lodging for the Health Information for Public Librarians Symposium at the MLA Annual meeting in Atlanta, GA. First come, first serve! Learn more about eligibility and instructions on how to apply. NNLM MAR will also purchase roundtrip airfare for public library staff from our region (Delaware, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania). Please Note: If your application is accepted, NNLM MAR staff will be in touch to coordinate airfare purchase.

Renew your membership today! If you have not yet verified that your organization’s record is up-to-date, see our recent blog post about the benefits of renewal and NNLM Membership. Are you having trouble creating an NNLM account? If you have received an error message such as, “email address already in use,” contact us for assistance. Please Note: Applicants for NNLM MAR funding must have updated membership records.

New on YouTube:

NLM/NIH News

Next-Generation Data Science Research ChallengesNLM Musings from the Mezzanine, Innovations in Health Information from the Director of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Q&A: James Ostell Maps the Future—and Present—of BiotechnologyNLM in Focus, a Look Inside the U.S. National Library of Medicine

NIH Director’s Blog

NLM Manuscripts on Loan to Romance and ReasonCirculating Now, from the Historical Collections of the National Library of Medicine

NLM and NNLM Educational Opportunities

All are webinars, unless noted. Please note that the class registration system requires obtaining an NNLM account prior to registration. Learn how to register for classes from the NTO.

NNLM and NLM classes are free and open to all. Please feel free to share these opportunities!

HealthReach: Health Information in Many Languages – March 28, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – Register for this next session of NNLM Resource Picks, our collaborative, bimonthly, webcast series that highlights resources from the National Library of Medicine. HealthReach offers easy access to free, quality, multilingual, multicultural health information for those working with or providing care to individuals with limited English proficiency (LEP). Join SCR and the HealthReach team to learn about the history, how to use, and the future of HealthReach.

Partnering to Transform the Care Environment for Transgender and Gender-Expansive Patients – April 5, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – As gender identity becomes a more contentious political topic almost by the day, healthcare professionals increasingly are interested in how they can partner with transgender and gender-expansive patients to provide informed and compassionate care. Sponsored by SEA, this presentation will review the ever-changing vocabulary around gender identity and expression, provide an overview of the information needs of both health professionals and patients, and highlight available online resources and other training opportunities that can be shared with health professionals.

Addressing a By-Product of the Opioid Addiction Crisis: Commercial Sexual Exploitation – April 10, 1:00-2:00 PM ET – In this webinar offered by NER, participants will learn what human trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation are. This presentation will debunk some of the commonly held misconceptions and arm you with the true facts and statistics about prostitution. It will provide warning signs and red flags and help to identify victims in need of support. Presenters will explain the do’s and don’ts of working with victims and survivors of commercial sexual exploitation and equip participants with the tools and resources to assist this marginalized and vulnerable group of individuals.

Teaching Evidence-Based Medicine: Perspectives of Academic Health Science Institutions – April 11, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM ET – Join SCR for this webinar that will discuss methods of teaching evidence-based practice, and of assessing EBP knowledge and skills, at various medical and health sciences schools. This presentation will explain the values and challenges of teaching EBP – and strategies for addressing those challenges.

How Do Communities Welcome People Managing Mental Illnesses and the Disease of Addiction? – April 18, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – Many communities have made concerted efforts to welcome and serve vulnerable people who manage mental illnesses and/or the disease of addiction. Very often, libraries function as the focal point for information about services, diagnoses and treatments, and other community groups turn to them for guidance. Sponsored by MAR, this webinar will provide ideas about how community members can learn about behavioral health issues, so they can serve these citizens with respect and dignity.

Other Items of Interest

All of Us in the news: The Struggle to Build a Massive ‘Biobank’ of Patient Data – NY Times

The 60th annual National Library Week is just around the corner, April 8-14. This year’s theme: Libraries Lead. Learn more about upcoming events and ways to celebrate from the American Library Association, including free, promotional graphics that you can download to participate on social media!

The 2018 County Health Rankings state reports: How to use data from these new reports to improve health and increase equity – March 27, 3:00 PM ET – This year’s County Health Rankings release will include enhanced state reports that focus on persistent gaps in opportunity that contribute to poor health outcomes. Building on a strong foundation of calling attention to the many factors that influence health, these reports highlight data on social and economic disparities based on place and on race and ethnicity, in addition to providing evidence-informed strategies and examples of communities taking action to address equity. This webinar will discuss key findings from the data, differences in outcomes and opportunity based on place and race/ethnicity, and specific evidence-informed approaches for taking action.

Dental Instruments: Past and Present – April 3, 4:00-6:00 PM ET – Join Stony Brook University Libraries as they celebrate the launch of an online exhibit inspired by, Dental Instruments: Past and Present, currently on display in the Health Sciences Library. This event will provide an opportunity for visitors to experience the physical display while exploring the digitized images and complementary text of the interactive online exhibit. The launch will feature a lecture by Dr. Andrew Spielman, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor, NYU School of Dentistry. The full event will be held in the Health Sciences Center, 3rd Floor Galleria at Stony Brook University in New York.

Bringing the Patient Voice to Evidence Generation: Patient Engagement in Disease Registries – AHRQ Views

MAR Postings is a comprehensive weekly news series authored by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region (NNLM MAR)

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NNLM SEA Digest News – March 23, 2018

SEA News - Fri, 2018-03-23 07:44

Welcome to the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM), Southeastern/Atlantic (SEA) Region’s Weekly Digest. This digest includes upcoming events, online training opportunities, news, and past events. 

Top Items of Interest

National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) News

Upcoming Online Training Opportunities*

Asynchronous Online Moodle Courses

Webinars: March 26-30

Webinars: April 2 – April 6

Webinars: April 9-13

Webinars: April 16-20

On-Demand Asynchronous Online Moodle Courses

In addition to the webinars listed, the NNLM Public Health Coordination Office provides webinars for subscribers to the Digital Library. Visit the NPHCO Calendar for training opportunities available. 

Recordings Available on YouTube**

National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Library of Medicine (NLM), and National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) News

NIH News

NLM News

NLM Technical Bulletin

NCBI Insights

Focus on Data

Focus on Precision Medicine

Focus on Substance Use Disorder

Miscellaneous News

NNLM SEA Communications

Notes on NNLM Training Opportunities

  • All sessions listed are sponsored by a specific regional or national office, but open to all.
  • Webinars are scheduled for 1 hour unless otherwise noted.
  • The NNLM class registration system requires a free NNLM account prior to registration.
  • Visit the NNLM Training Opportunities to register and view a full calendar of training opportunities.
  • Please visit the NNLM Acronym Guide to understand the acronyms.
  • Refer to this guide to claim MLA CE credit.
  • Not all Training Opportunities listed provide MLA CE credit. Please refer to the class page to see if a specific session offers credit.

** Please note that recordings from NNLM available on YouTube may not have MLA CE Credit available. Please contact the regional office that sponsored the webinar for details.

 

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Can UTI’s be Treated Without Antibiotics?

SCR News - Thu, 2018-03-22 11:13

“Urinary Tract Infections” via MedlinePlus.gov, August 8, 2016, Public Domain.

A new study finds that urinary tract infections (UTI’s) might have more than one treatment option.

A urinary tract infection (UTI) is an infection in any part of your urinary system.  The urinary system is comprised of the kidneys, ureters, bladder and urethra.  Most infections impact the bladder and urethra but more serious risks occur if the infection spreads to the kidneys.

If you have a bladder infection caused by bacteria, a health care professional is likely to prescribe antibiotics. Which antibiotic you take is based on the type of bacteria causing your infection and any allergies you may have to antibiotics.

Often, UTIs can be cleared up with antibiotics prescribed by a health care professional.  An appropriate antibiotic is chosen based on the type of bacteria causing the infection and that individuals health history; however, 10 to 20 percent of cases do not respond to current first-line drugs.  The new study looked at new treatment options.

One of the co-authors of the study, Scott J. Hultgren, professor of molecular microbiology at Washington University in St. Louis said,  “Millions of women every year suffer UTIs, and they’re getting harder to treat.  We’ve shown that just by blocking the bacteria from adhering to the mice’s urinary tracts, we can treat the infection. This is a new way of approaching the problem of antibiotic resistance.”

Click here to read more about the study.

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Funding Tip 6 – Review the Criteria

MAR News - Thu, 2018-03-22 11:00

How do you know what makes a good funding proposal? A proposal might be very well-written, but it won’t get funded if it doesn’t meet the review criteria of the funding agency. At the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region, we try to be very transparent in how we critique funding applications. The review team, consisting of NNLM MAR staff and outside reviewers, read each application carefully. Each reviewer completes a review sheet that tracks to what extent the application meets the criteria. We include the criteria in the Requests for Proposal, so that applicants can write to the criteria.

Today’s funding tip – Review the criteria before writing the application. After writing a draft, you may want to ask a colleague to read the application and review it using the criteria. Sometimes fresh eyes notice gaps or areas of potential confusion.

Funding applications are due April 13 by 11pm ET. Check out more tips on our blog.

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NNLM Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

SEA News - Thu, 2018-03-22 08:15

Are you interested in improving the consumer health information available on Wikipedia? Do you want to utilize your librarian research skills towards making Wikipedia a better, evidence-based resource? Have you always wanted to participate in an edit-a-thon? Join the National Network of Libraries of Medicine on April 17th as we add citations to existing Wikipedia articles on rare diseases! We’ll be working on those diseases listed by the Genetic and Rare Disease Information Center, using trusted National Library of Medicine resources like Genetics Home Reference, MedlinePlus, and PubMed.

If you’re new to adding citations, NNLM will be hosting a webinar with Dr. James Heilman, a physician and active WikiProject Medicine editor. Dr. Heilman will give attendees an overview of the importance of Wikipedia, and will demo how to add a citation. NNLM’s webinar with Dr. Heilman is scheduled for 2-3 pm ET on Thursday, March 29th. Participants are encouraged to register for the training even if they can’t attend, as all registered participants will receive a recording of the webinar. Please note: you must create a Wikipedia user account prior to the event to be able to participate.

NNLM staff from across the nation will be available Tuesday, April 17th from 9 am ET to 9 pm ET to support you as you add your citations. Follow along with the fun on Twitter–check for hashtag #citeNLM2018!

Genetics Home ReferencePubMedMedlinePlus

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Join the NNLM Wikipedia Edit-a-thon on April 17!

PSR News - Wed, 2018-03-21 18:36

Are you interested in improving the consumer health information available on Wikipedia? Do you want to utilize your librarian research skills towards making Wikipedia a better, evidence-based resource? Have you always wanted to participate in an edit-a-thon? Join the National Network of Libraries of Medicine on April 17th as we add citations to existing Wikipedia articles on rare diseases! We’ll be working on those diseases listed by the Genetic and Rare Disease Information Center, using trusted National Library of Medicine resources like Genetics Home Reference, MedlinePlus, and PubMed.

If you’re new to adding citations, NNLM will be hosting a webinar with Dr. James Heilman, a physician and active WikiProject Medicine editor. Dr. Heilman will give attendees an overview of the importance of Wikipedia, and will demonstrate how to add a citation. NNLM’s webinar with Dr. Heilman is scheduled for 11am-12pm PDT on Thursday, March 29th. Participants are encouraged to register for the training even if they can’t attend, as all registered participants will receive a recording of the webinar. Please note: you must create a Wikipedia user account prior to the event to be able to participate.

NNLM staff from across the nation will be available Tuesday, April 17th from 9 am ET to 9 pm ET to support you as you add citations. Follow along with the fun on Twitter by checking hashtag #citeNLM2018!

promotion for nnlm editathon on april 17 9am-pm

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SAVE THE DATE — NNLM Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon, 4/17

PNR News - Wed, 2018-03-21 17:22

 

Are you interested in improving the consumer health information available on Wikipedia? Do you want to utilize your librarian research skills towards making Wikipedia a better, evidence-based resource? Have you always wanted to participate in an edit-a-thon? Join the National Network of Libraries of Medicine on April 17th as we add citations to existing Wikipedia articles on rare diseases! We’ll be working on those diseases listed by the Genetic and Rare Disease Information Center, using trusted National Library of Medicine resources like Genetics Home Reference, MedlinePlus, and PubMed.

If you’re new to adding citations, NNLM will be hosting a webinar with Dr. James Heilman, a physician and active WikiProject Medicine editor. Dr. Heilman will give attendees an overview of the importance of Wikipedia, and will demo how to add a citation. NNLM’s webinar with Dr. Heilman is scheduled for 11am to noon PDT on Thursday, March 29th. Participants are encouraged to register for the training even if they can’t attend, as all registered participants will receive a recording of the webinar. Please note: you must create a Wikipedia user account prior to the event to be able to participate.

NNLM staff from across the nation will be available Tuesday, April 17th from 9 am ET to 9 pm ET to support you as you add your citations. Follow along with the fun on Twitter–check for hashtag #citeNLM2018!

(Thanks to NNLM-MAR for this post!)

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NNLM Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

MAR News - Wed, 2018-03-21 11:24

Are you interested in improving the consumer health information available on Wikipedia? Do you want to utilize your librarian research skills towards making Wikipedia a better, evidence-based resource? Have you always wanted to participate in an edit-a-thon? Join the National Network of Libraries of Medicine on April 17th as we add citations to existing Wikipedia articles on rare diseases! We’ll be working on those diseases listed by the Genetic and Rare Disease Information Center, using trusted National Library of Medicine resources like Genetics Home Reference, MedlinePlus, and PubMed.

If you’re new to adding citations, NNLM will be hosting a webinar with Dr. James Heilman, a physician and active WikiProject Medicine editor. Dr. Heilman will give attendees an overview of the importance of Wikipedia, and will demo how to add a citation. NNLM’s webinar with Dr. Heilman is scheduled for 2-3 pm ET on Thursday, March 29th. Participants are encouraged to register for the training even if they can’t attend, as all registered participants will receive a recording of the webinar. Please note: you must create a Wikipedia user account prior to the event to be able to participate.

NNLM staff from across the nation will be available Tuesday, April 17th from 9 am to 9 pm ET to support you as you add your citations. Follow along with the fun on Twitter–check for hashtag #citeNLM2018!

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NNLM SEA & NDCO Offices Closed March 21

SEA News - Wed, 2018-03-21 06:19

The NNLM SEA and NDCO offices will be closed today March 21, 2018 due to the inclement weather in Baltimore, MD, where our offices are located.

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NNLM Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

MCR News - Tue, 2018-03-20 17:03

Are you interested in improving the consumer health information available on Wikipedia? Do you want to utilize your librarian research skills towards making Wikipedia a better, evidence-based resource? Have you always wanted to participate in an edit-a-thon? Join the National Network of Libraries of Medicine on April 17th as we add citations to existing Wikipedia articles on rare diseases! We’ll be working on those diseases listed by the Genetic and Rare Disease Information Center, using trusted National Library of Medicine resources like Genetics Home Reference, MedlinePlus, and PubMed.

If you’re new to adding citations, NNLM will be hosting a webinar with Dr. James Heilman, a physician and active WikiProject Medicine editor. Dr. Heilman will give attendees an overview of the importance of Wikipedia, and will demo how to add a citation. NNLM’s webinar with Dr. Heilman is scheduled for 2-3 pm ET on Thursday, March 29th. Participants are encouraged to register for the training even if they can’t attend, as all registered participants will receive a recording of the webinar. Please note: you must create a Wikipedia user account prior to the event to be able to participate.

NNLM staff from across the region will be available Tuesday, April 17th from 9 am ET to 9 pm ET to support you as you add your citations. Follow along with the fun on Twitter–check for hashtag #citeNLM2018!

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Participate in the NNLM SEA Improvement Questionnaire

SEA News - Tue, 2018-03-20 12:13

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM), Southeastern/Atlantic (SEA) requests your participation in a questionnaire assessing ways in which we can improve the delivery of our services to network members. Your feedback will help us evaluate how we provide education, funding, and outreach in the SEA region.

About the NNLM SEA Improvement Questionnaire:

  • Questions cover a range of NNLM services, including training and education, outreach, communication, and funding opportunities.
  • The survey should take approximately 20-25 minutes to complete.
  • Responses are anonymous and we do not require any identifying information.
  • To preserve anonymity, participants who wish to enter their contact information will be directed to a separate form upon completion of the survey.
  • Responses to the questionnaire will help NNLM SEA examine the services offered to network members and support the needs of the membership over the remaining contract period.

Please consider taking part in the NNLM SEA Improvement Questionnaire.

The survey will be open until Friday, April 20, 2018.

Questions or comments can be directed to Aimee Gogan, Health Professionals and Evaluation Coordinator.

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March 18th – 24th is National Poison Prevention Week

SCR News - Tue, 2018-03-20 09:42

“National Poison Prevention Week Logo.” via Poisonhelp.org, March 2018, CCO.

This week is National Poison Prevention Week sponsored by The National Poison Prevention Council.  On September 26, 1961, the 87th United States Congress passed Public Law 87-319, a joint resolution, requesting that the President of the United States proclaim the third week of March National Poison Prevention Week.  On February 7, 1962, President John F. Kennedy positively responded to this request and the first National Poison Prevention Week was observed in March 1962.

The American Association of Poison Control Centers offers the following tips to prevent poisonings:

  • Be prepared for an emergency.
  • Practice safe storage habits.
  • Read and follow all labels and directions.
  • Detect invisible threats.

If a poisoning does occur, the CDC recommends:

  • Remain calm.
  • Call 911 if you have a poison emergency and the victim has collapsed or is not breathing. If the victim is awake and alert, dial 1-800-222-1222. Try to have this information ready:
    • the victim’s age and weight
    • the container or bottle of the poison if available
    • the time of the poison exposure
    • the address where the poisoning occurred
  • Stay on the phone and follow the instructions from the emergency operator or poison control center.

Other resources:

www.poisonhelp.org — When someone has come into contact with a poison, this tool can give information about what to do.

www.pillbox.nlm.nih.gov — The Pillbox website was developed to aid in the identification of unknown pills (oral solid dosage form medications). It combines images of pills with appearance and other information to enable users to visually search for and identify oral solid dosage form medications.

www.toxnet.nlm.nih.gov — A resource for searching databases on toxicology, hazardous chemicals, environmental health, and toxic releases.

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Can I Find Information about Research in Progress?

GMR News - Tue, 2018-03-20 09:31

 

What if I told you there’s a way to search for information about research that’s in progress before results are available in published format?  I know. I know. You must be thinking…there’s no way!

But, there is!

Enter the National Library of Medicine’s Health Services Research Projects in Progress (HSRProj) database.

HSRProj houses more than 32,000 ongoing and recently completed health services, system, and policy research projects and has added 1,000 new projects since the start of 2018.

Interested in learning more? You can visit the HSRProj website or consider taking NNLM’s 2-hour self-paced course Online Resources to Support Evidence-Based Practice on Population Health: An introduction to MedlinePlus, PubMed, and HSRproj. The course includes a tutorial on HSRProj and how it ties into MedlinePlus and PubMed!

HSRProj Description

 

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HSLANJ Spring 2018 Group Licensing Offer

MAR News - Mon, 2018-03-19 16:43

All medical librarians in a 20-state area including the NNLM’s Middle Atlantic (MAR), Southeastern/Atlantic (SE/A), and New England (NER) Regions are welcome to participate in the technology-sharing, cost-cutting consortium organized by the non-profit Health Sciences Library Association of New Jersey’s Group Licensing Initiative (HSLANJ GLI).

Deadline to participate in the Spring Offer is Friday, April 27. Due to the online ordering system, no exceptions can be made regarding the deadline. The HSLANJ GLI greatly appreciates and welcomes early orders.

The HSLANJ GLI is recognized by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) as a lead organization capable of assisting health sciences librarians obtain resources.

Additional feedback from librarians, along with previews of vendors’ fall resources, can be found on the HSLANJ news page.

Questions? Please contact Robert T. Mackes (570-856-5952 or rtmackes@gmail.com).

Founded in 1972, HSLANJ is a non-profit organization which encourages the professional development and advancement of librarianship to improve the quality of library services provided by health care organizations.  To learn more, visit www.hslanj.org.

NNLM MAR members are encouraged to view our regional member services page for more information about extended Member benefits in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware.

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Letter from Dr. Brennan, Director, National Library of Medicine

NTO News - Mon, 2018-03-19 09:46

Dear Network Member:

I am pleased to present you with A Platform for Biomedical Discovery and Data-Powered Health, the NLM Strategic Plan for 2017-2027:

Platform for Biomedical Discovery and Data-Powered Health

As it approaches its third century, the National Library of Medicine will do for data what it has done for the literature – create the tools to make it FAIR, guide the development of repositories to store it in a safe and accessible manner, and develop the linkages that makes seamless pathways between the literature, models, data, visualization tools, and people. The NLM will play a critical role in driving the shift to data-powered research and the inherent growing demand for access to our resources. We will foster new kinds of scientific communication while preserving the world’s biomedical knowledge in sustainable ways. In partnerships across NIH and around the world we will bring together the people and processes that create biomedical knowledge for health care, health, and economic growth.

This plan will guide us as we expand and enhance our research, development, training, and or literature and data resources to make more biomedical data easier to find, use, and understand. In doing so, we are fully committed to partnership with the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, the NIH Institutes and Centers, NIH grantees, scientists, health professionals, and members of the public.

Over 1700 NLM staff members, hundreds of national and international librarians, informatics professionals, biomedical scientists, data scientists, clinicians, public health specialists, and other stakeholders advised us as we charted a pathway for the next ten years. The National Network of Libraries of Medicine plays a key role in bringing the NLM to the scientific, clinical, and lay communities. We value its members as collaborators and look to a future of growth in outreach and impact.

Even though the plan is now in final form, I welcome your comments and advice, too, as we begin its implementation. I invite you to be our partner in the adventure.

Patricia Flatley Brennan, RN, PhD
Director
National Library of Medicine

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NLM’s 2017-2027 Strategic Plan

PNR News - Fri, 2018-03-16 15:56

“Every day more than four million people use NLM resources; every hour, a petabyte of data moves in or out of our computing systems.”

The National Library of Medicine Board of Regents has released the Strategic Plan for 2017-2027: “A Platform for Biomedical Discovery and Data-Powered Health.” Working in conjunction with NLM planning staff, the Board identified themes to use as a framework to develop future priorities and directions. Public input was solicited on these themes:

  • Advancing data science, open science, and biomedical informatics
  • Advancing biomedical discovery and translational science
  • Supporting the public’s health: clinical systems, public health systems
    and services, and personal health
  • Building collections to support discovery and health in the 21st century

In addition, the following topics were considered across the four themes: partnerships, user communities, user engagement and educational outreach, international engagement,health disparities, standards, infrastructure, workforce development, research needs and funding.

The Strategic Plan introduces three major goals:

  1. Accelerate discovery and advance health by providing the tools for data-driven research.
  2. Reach more people in more ways through enhanced dissemination and engagement pathways.
  3. Build a workforce for data-driven research and health.

From Dr. Patricia Brennan’s introduction:

  • Data-driven discovery requires sophisticated library and information science to open the door to thrilling new prospects for improving the public health, as well as informatics and data science to deliver insights and solutions.
  • The migration of clinical care from hospital to home challenges NLM to reach into these places where health occurs, not just where care is delivered.
  • Governmental and scientific forces are aligning under a philosophy that innovation is accelerated if data flow freely, that the results of government-sponsored research should be open to the public as quickly as possible, and that linking scientists, citizens, and industry yields social benefits.
  • Libraries continue to be essential places for knowledge repositories and community gathering, yet the advent of self-directed search, e-publishing and consolidation of hospital library services challenges librarians and libraries to devise new services and solutions.

Your comments on the Strategic Plan are welcome. Please send to: NLM Director’s Office (NLMDirectorsOffice@mail.nlm.nih.gov)

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SCR Webinar: Teaching Evidence-Based Medicine: Perspectives of Academic Health Science Institutions

SEA News - Fri, 2018-03-16 14:41

Title: Teaching Evidence-Based Medicine: Perspectives of Academic Health Science Institutions

Guest Speaker: Cathy Pepper, Medical Librarian and Coordinator of Library Field Services, Texas A&M University

Date: Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Time: 10am CT / 9am MT

Note: No registration is required.

Description: At the conclusion of the webinar, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe methods of teaching evidence-based practice, and of assessing EBP knowledge and skills, at various medical and health sciences schools.
  2. Describe content, delivery, and assessment approaches of EBM/EBP in some medical, pharmacy, nursing, public health, and allied health curricula.
  3. Identify challenges – and strategies for addressing those challenges – in teaching EBP.
  4. Explain the value of teaching evidence-based practice within the context of the availability of sophisticated point-of-care tools, such as UpToDate.
  5. Describe variations in librarian participation in EBM/P curricula and courses.

Speaker Bio: Catherine Pepper holds the rank of tenured associate professor and serves as coordinator of library field services for the Medical Sciences Library at Texas A&M University. Based in Austin, TX, as medical librarian for the Round Rock campus of the Texas A&M Health Science Center, she also teaches public health informatics courses in A&M’s School of Public Health as well as evidence-based medicine courses for A&M medical students. Cathy graduated from the CDC’s Public Health Informatics Fellowship Program (PHIFP) in 2008 and was recognized for outstanding service to the Informatics Office at the Coordinating Center for Infectious Diseases. She earned her master’s degree in library and information science at the University of Texas-Austin’s School of Library and Information Sciences and her master’s of public health in health informatics at the University of North Texas Health Science Center’s School of Public Health. Cathy’s research has focused on clinical decision support tools, the use of scholarly metrics to quantify faculty research impact, and the use of social network analysis for evaluation of public health information systems. Her current research is a qualitative study on best practices in teaching evidence-based practice.

For more information: https://nnlm.gov/scr/professional-development/connections. No registration is required for this class.

To Join the Meeting

  1. Go to nih.webex.com.
  2. Enter the session number: 627 561 838 and password: webinar
  3. Please provide your name and email address.
  4. You may have to download and install a web add-on or run a temporary application depending on the browser you use.
  5. Select your audio connection preference:
    *Call using computer – Adjust settings and test the connection
    *Call from WebEx – Enter your direct phone number and press 1 when prompted
    *Call in – Call: 1-650-479-3208 (US/Canada toll number)
    Enter access code: 627 561 838 #
    Enter the Attendee ID on your screen and press #
  6. If you are using a mobile device, your access code is: webinar

For live captioning, please use http://livewrite-ncc.appspot.com/attend?event=citwebex

For any technical issues, please call: 817-735-2223.

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