Professional Development: Systematic Review Workshop, Klinke
Award allows librarian to attend Systematic Review Workshop: The Nuts and Bolts for Librarians, April 2014 in Pittsburgh. Awardee statement: This course provides a comprehensive framework and discussion of the librarian?s role in the systematic review process, with special emphasis on successful completion of the literature search. Topics covered will include: 1) Understanding the structure and purpose of systematic reviews 2) The reference interview and communication issues 3) Approaches to comprehensive literature searching and 4) Project organization. One of the goals of MHS is to support evidence based practice and research. I serve as the solo librarian at MHS, and do literature searching to support both clinical care and research for five hospitals, and multiple clinics including specialty clinics. In my role I also support the MHS Institute for Research & Innovation. The MultiCare Institute for Research & Innovation supports and promotes medical research in a variety of therapeutic areas spanning the health care continuum from pediatrics to adult medicine to geriatrics. Their research includes a robust clinical research program consisting of Phase I-IV industry and federally-sponsored clinical trials, as well as federal and non-federal investigator initiated research. Investigator-initiated research is driven by research questions derived by MHS investigators (physicians, nurses, PhD scientists, etc.) at the bedside or in the clinic.