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Archive for November, 2013

Critical Access Hospitals Information

Friday, November 22nd, 2013

Proposed Waived Testing Requirements for Critical Access Hospitals – from Joint Commission E- Alerts

Webinar: Emergency Preparedness and Children with Special Healthcare Needs

Friday, November 22nd, 2013

University of Pittsburgh / Drexel University

Pennsylvania Public Health Training Center

Wednesday, December 4 / 9 – 10 am (ET)

This lecture will review the major challenges for children with special healthcare needs during disasters, and present ways that healthcare professionals, public health professionals and families can work together to assure that their needs are addressed during and after disasters.

NAHRS Honors Committee: Request for Award Nominations

Friday, November 22nd, 2013

NAHRS Honors Committee Award for Professional Excellence:  Request for Nominations Letter & Recognition for Lifetime Professional Contributions

The Honors Committee seeks nominations for the NAHRS Award for Professional Excellence. This award recognizes a NAHRS member who exhibits outstanding leadership and exceptional librarianship in meeting the information needs of nursing and allied health professionals.  The nomination may be made for service and contributions to the information needs of nursing and allied health professionals as demonstrated by excellence in leadership and librarianship, a history of professional publications, conference presentations and participation in NAHRS and MLA. The nominee must be a member of MLA and a member of the NAHRS Section. For additional details, see the nomination form at  All nominations must be received no later than December 1, 2013. The recipient receives a $100 cash award and will be recognized at the 2013 NAHRS Annual Business Meeting. To view past recipients, please visit :

In addition, the Honors Committee seeks nominees for the Recognition for Lifetime Professional Contribution award. This award acknowledges a career of service at the time of retirement. If you know of a NAHRS member, or are yourself reaching retirement, please contact Sarah Katz ( so that NAHRS can recognize this milestone.

We know that many NAHRS members are doing great work, and invite you to take this opportunity to help them be recognized. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Sarah Katz (


Sarah Katz (Chair), Adrianne Leonardelli, Emilie Ludeman, Rebecca Raszewski, Barbara Rochen Renner, Heidi Schroeder

Evidence Aid Resources Updated

Friday, November 22nd, 2013

The Evidence Aid searchable resources page ( has been updated with free access to 13 new Cochrane Reviews – the resources include short evidence summaries and links to the full Cochrane Reviews, available free of charge. The 13 reviews are:

  • Antibiotic prophylaxis for preventing burn wound infection
  • Ready-to-use therapeutic food for home-based treatment of severe acute malnutrition in children from six months to five years of age
  • Surgical versus conservative interventions for treating fractures of the middle third of the clavicle
  • Specially formulated foods for treating children with moderate malnutrition in low- and middle-income countries
  • Zinc supplementation as an adjunct to antibiotics in the treatment of pneumonia in children 2 to 59 months of age
  • Physical interventions to interrupt or reduce the spread of respiratory viruses
  • Surgical versus non-surgical management of abdominal injury
  • Tissue adhesives for closure of surgical incisions
  • Pulse oximetry for perioperative monitoring
  • Antibiotics for preventing infection in open limb fractures
  • Intermittent iron supplementation for improving nutrition and development in children under 12 years of age
  • Community-based supplementary feeding for promoting the growth of children under five years of age in low and middle income countries
  • Single dose oral analgesics for acute postoperative pain in adults

Our freely available Special Collections available via the homepage of The Cochrane Library ( have also been updated.

Claire Allen

Knowledge Manager

AAP Offers Open Access to Journals to Those Treating Children in the Philippines

Friday, November 22nd, 2013

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is allowing open access to several of its journals to aid in the care of children. Please see:

The AAP offers a comprehensive Children and Disasters website at as well.

NISO Publishes Recommended Practice PIE-J: Presentation and Identification of E-Journals

Friday, November 22nd, 2013

PIE-J (Presentation & Identification of e-Journals)

Grand Challenges Awardee on Social Good Data

Friday, November 22nd, 2013

The Gates Foundation just announced the recipients of their latest Grand Challenges Explorations in Global Health competition, and one of the categories was in “social good data” –

One of the winning projects is below, and will probably be of interest to people interested in crisis mapping, social media, and information management and organization.

Gisli Olafsson of NetHope Inc. in the U.S. will work to improve humanitarian information management in emergencies, such as after a natural disaster. In a crisis, information needs to be quickly and reliably delivered to the right place at the right time.

Job Ad: Service and Systems Integration Specialist, Hershey, PA

Friday, November 22nd, 2013

The Harrell Health Sciences Library at Penn State Hershey is seeking a service and systems integration specialist to support, in collaboration with university libraries, the implementation, integration, and maintenance of disparate library systems including ILLIAD interlibrary loan system, SIRSI integrated library system, Summon, 360 Link, proxy server, content management system, etc., and services such as digital signage, etc., available within the Penn State Hershey system. The integration specialist will configure or collaborate on the configuration of these systems.

Required: Bachelor’s degree or higher (computer science, information science, etc., preferred) or 4+ years of related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Critical skills include: the ability to function effectively in a collaborative and respectful team environment, self-direction, and a facility for cross-departmental and cross-campus communications. Qualifications include: experience with data interchange and interoperability across a variety of systems including enterprise systems (preferably library systems and academic enterprise systems); knowledge of client server environments; ability to explain technical concepts to others; experience with common web tools (Perl, PHP, JavaScript, etc.) and building application programming interfaces (APIs); experience with access methods such as IP authentication and proxy servers; and strong project management, analytical, and problem-solving skills. When citing familiarity with specific tools and concepts in your resume and cover letter, please provide a context for how you used them and indicate your level of expertise.

Salary: $50,770, minimum, salary negotiable. To find a full description and to apply online, see job #40792 at Penn State is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity, and the diversity of its workforce.

See more at:

Award Recipient Reports (Lunch with the RML session)

Sunday, November 17th, 2013

Date / Time:                    November 21, 2013 / Noon – 1 pm (ET)

Where:                              Online

More Details:        

  • Awardee: Patricia Carroll-Mathes, Southeastern NY Library Resources Council (SENYLRC)
    Project: Medical Librarians Reaching Staff Where They Can Be Found
  • Awardee: Diana Cunningham, Health Sciences Library, New York Medical College
    Project: Better Technology for Better Reference Service
  • Awardee: Kristine Delaney, Crouse Hospital, College of NursingProject: Mobile Device Lending Program


NIHSeniorHealth and Drug Information Resources

Sunday, November 17th, 2013

Presenter:                      Lydia Collins, Consumer Health Coordinator, NN/LM MAR


Date:                                 December 2, 2013

Where:                             Online

Summary:  This session designed specifically for public library staff will provide an overview of NIHSeniorHealth and drug information resources available from NLM.  Registration priority will be given to NN/LM members in NY, NJ, PA and DE.