Archive for the ‘NLM Announcements’ Category
Thursday, October 8th, 2015
The Radiation Emergency Medical Management Team is proud to announce the first major redesign of our site since REMM was launched in 2007.
The redesign includes a more modern banner, a new color palette and font style, and a new navigation system.
There are now 6 content groups on the new home page.
We have added an easy to use navigational menu at the top of the home page with sections for
- Interactive Clinical Tools
- Diagnosis and Treatment
- Reference and Data
- Overview of REMM and
- Links to downloading the REMM app for various mobile devices
One of our most popular features, the Multimedia Library in carousel form, remains on the home page, with 7 categories of multimedia assets.
Since REMM’s last major content update in November 2014, significant content updates have been added including
- New references and on most of the Emergencies Incidents pages
- New references in the Key Guidance Documents section
- Information about the March 2015 FDA-approval of filgrastim for the indication of radiation-induced myelosuppression
- New section describing Selection of Radiation Detection Systems
- New listings in the Training and Education page
- New references on the Recovery and Resilience page
- New information on the Other Audiences pages for Legal Advisors, Senior Leaders, First Responders, Veterinarians, Public Information Officers and Others
- New references in the very large Biodosimetry Library
- Major revisions to the Dose Reconstruction page
- Major revisions to the Data Collection page
- Update to the Monitoring Drinking Water and Milk page
- Updates to the Use of Blood Products page
- Update to the Stem Cell Transplant page
- Additions to the page of REMM consultants
- REMM has a new email update notification system by GovDelivery. If you are a REMM Listserv subscriber, you don’t need to do anything. You were automatically moved to the new system.
Users who have previously bookmarked REMM pages of interest should know that all the prior URLs have been retained, so the bookmarks will still work just like before.
Users who have visited REMM pages before may need to refresh (reload) the web page to see the new design. Otherwise, only the old pages cached in your browser will display.
Thursday, October 8th, 2015
The National Library of Medicine will be closed on Monday, October 12, 2015, for the Columbus Day holiday. The NN/LM SCR administrative office will be open.
DOCLINE will be available on Monday, but DOCLINE Customer Service will not be staffed. DOCLINE libraries may send a message to NLM via the Contact Us link within DOCLINE or https://docline.gov/docline/help/contact_nlm/help_page.cfm. NLM staff will be available on the next business day.
DOCLINE’s Time-Triggered Actions will run on Monday. For more information on Time-Triggered Actions, see the FAQ at:
Wednesday, October 7th, 2015
DOCLINE 5.2 includes several new features. One allows lenders to set a “standard weekly schedule when library provides ILL service”. 5.2 also adds the ability for libraries to schedule multiple upcoming “out of office” dates along with a calendar date-choice widget. Lastly, temporary deactivation, i.e., “out of office”, no longer requires RML review.
To learn more about the upcoming changes, see the Release Notes, which have helpful screenshots.
The Regional Medical Libraries and CISTI have had the opportunity to test the new version. They can answer any DOCLINE questions and provide assistance to libraries in their regions. ILL software vendors Clio, ILLiad, QuickDoc, and Relais were given the opportunity to validate their software against DOCLINE 5.2.
DOCLINE and Loansome Doc will be unavailable for approximately two hours, October 14, from 6:00 am to 8:00 am Eastern Time while NLM makes the changes.
Friday, October 2nd, 2015
The next Disaster Information Specialist monthly webinar will be Thursday, October 8, at 10:30 AM PDT. The meeting is open to anyone wishing to attend.
TOPIC: “Stress and the Relaxation Response”
Stress is a very common reaction to disasters and humanitarian crises. Disaster-related stress affects the local population as well as the professionals and volunteers responding to a disaster. Even in the absence of a disaster, over 60% of visits (for any reason) to health care professionals are caused or exacerbated by stress for which there is no effective pharmacologic or procedural therapy. This presentation will focus on a counter-stress capacity – the relaxation response. Its elicitation effectively counteracts stress and is therapeutic for a multitude of stress-related disorders. The relaxation response will be defined historically and physiologically. Its genomic underpinnings as well as its dramatic impact on health care resource utilization will be described.
Herbert Benson, MD, Director Emeritus Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine, http://bensonhenryinstitute.org, at Massachusetts General Hospital, Mind Body Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School; Manoj Bhasin, PhD, Director of Bioinformatics, Co-Director of Genomics, Proteomics, Bioinformatics and Systems Biology Center, http://bhasinlab.org/wp, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Assistant Professor of Medicine Harvard Medical School; James E. Stahl, MD, CM, MPH, Section Chief, General Internal Medicine Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Associate Professor of Medicine Geisel School of Medicine.
To join the meeting at 10:30 am PT, Thursday, October 8, visit https://nih.webex.com/nih/onstage/g.php?d=624935657&t=a.
Event number: 624 935 657
Event password: 1234
MORE INFORMATION: For more information on this and past meetings, see http://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov/dimrc/dismeetings.html.
Wednesday, September 30th, 2015
John Edward Fogarty (1913-1967) was an American legislator who became known as “Mr. Public Health” for his outstanding advocacy of federal funding for medical research, health education, and health care services. As Democratic representative for Rhode Island, he served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1941 to 1967, and chaired the House Appropriations Subcommittee for the Departments of Labor and Health, Education, and Welfare from 1949. During his congressional tenure Fogarty championed a vast expansion of the National Institutes of Health, as well as aid to medical schools, libraries, and programs for blind, deaf, and mentally retarded children. He sponsored or contributed to virtually every piece of health-related legislation introduced during these years.
To learn more, visit http://profiles.nlm.nih.gov/ps/retrieve/Collection/CID/HR
Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015
The National Library of Medicine has announced the funding of partnerships between libraries and organizations with disaster-related responsibilities. The purpose of these projects is to improve the use of disaster medicine and public health information by librarians, health professionals, first responders, emergency planners, etc. These projects will use online resources on disaster topics including those from NLM.
The 2015-2016 projects are:
City of Portland, Public Health District
“Public Health Emergency Coordination with Libraries”
In partnership with:
Portland Public Library
The City of Portland, Public Health Division and the Portland Public Library will develop the role of libraries in disaster health emergency response in Cumberland County, Maine through training library staff on preparedness and disaster health information and creating a role for library staff to assist during a public health emergency.
Saint Louis University Institute for Biosecurity and the School of Medicine Medical Library
“The Value of Improved and Sustained Information access By Library Expertise (VISIBLE) in Missouri”
St. Louis, MO
In partnership with:
St. Louis Area Regional Response System (STARRS)
Mid-Atlantic Regional Council for Emergency Response (MARCER)
Boone County Department of Emergency Management
Missouri State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA)
The Saint Louis University Institute for Biosecurity and the School of Medicine Medical Library are collaborating with four emergency management agencies across Missouri to increase awareness and knowledge of National Library of Medicine information resources among emergency responders and reference librarians through a train-the-trainer format. This project will expand the role of Missouri reference librarians by partnering with local emergency responders and will increase the capacity of Missouri emergency managers, disaster planners, public health professionals, and reference libraries to access accurate and evidence-based information on disaster topics.
University of Washington Health Sciences Library
“RRAIN Washington – Response and Recovery App in Washington Phase II”
In partnership with:
Washington State Department of Health, Office of Emergency Preparedness and Response
Washington State Emergency Management Division
The University of Washington Health Sciences Library, in partnership with the Washington State Department of Health, Office of Emergency Preparedness and Response and the Washington State Emergency Management Division aims to improve access to National Library of Medicine (NLM) disaster information resources in Washington by developing a project website and mobile application (app) for Android devices called Response & Recovery App in Washington (RRAIN Washington). This is a follow-on project to the RRAIN app created in 2014 for iPhone and iPad devices. The app is intended to enhance first responder decision making by providing easy access to reliable health information for statewide disaster response and recovery.
For more information concerning these projects and others, please visit Disaster Health Information Outreach Awards
Monday, September 14th, 2015
From the National Library of Medicine:
The National Information Center on Health Services Research and Health Care Technology of NLM has created a new health services research resource on domestic violence. The new resource has been created to supplement NLM’s most recent exhibition, Confronting Violence, Improving Women’s Lives. Material can be found on Health Services Research Information Central’s web portal, HSR Info Central. The portal is designed to inform individuals involved in the detection, prevention and treatment services for the underserved. The domestic violence page includes the subjects of Intimate Partner Violence, Reproductive and Sexual Coercion, Child Abuse and Maltreatment and Elder Abuse.
HSR Info Central assists researchers by providing search queries from various NLM databases in an effort to assist users in locating published medical literature, clinical effectiveness research, current HSR projects, etc. The resource also identifies important guidelines, assessment mechanisms and measures.
Feedback on the Domestic Violence page would be appreciated. Please send comments to: HSRIC Suggestions
Tuesday, September 8th, 2015
The National Library of Medicine (NLM) has released a new web page – Nursing Resources for Standards and Interoperability. The page is a resource for nurses, students, informaticians and anyone interested in nursing terminologies for systems development. It describes the role of SNOMED CT and Laboratory Observation Identifiers Names and Codes (LOINC) in implementing Meaningful Use in the United States, specifically for the nursing and care domain.
NLM has provided this resource in response to the position statement released by the American Nurses Association (ANA) that reaffirms support for use of recognized terminologies in coding nursing problems, interventions and observations (SNOMED CT) and in nursing assessments and outcomes (LOINC). In addition to SNOMED CT and LOINC, the Nursing Resources for Standards and Interoperability page provides information about other highly utilized Nursing Terminologies. The resource page provides a new video tutorial that describes how to use the Unified Medical Language System (UMLS) Metathesaurus Browser to find Concept Unique Identifiers (CUIs) and extract concept-level synonyms between SNOMED CT and other nursing terminologies. Additionally, links to other NLM Terminology resources and helpful resources are provided.
Friday, September 4th, 2015
DOCLINE will no longer support Internet Explorer 8 or Internet Explorer 9, as of October 1, 2015. DOCLINE may continue to work with these browsers, however we will not test new versions of DOCLINE and Loansome Doc with them, nor fix any future issues that occur only in IE8 or IE9.
Microsoft is ending support for Internet Explorer versions 8, 9, and 10, as of January 2016, we therefore encourage users to upgrade to IE11, if possible. Seehttp://blogs.msdn.com/b/ie/archive/2014/08/07/stay-up-to-date-with-internet-explorer.aspx
We understand the challenges of different browser version requirements from multiple systems in library environments and in particular hospitals, so we encourage libraries to begin talking to their local IT departments about upgrading to Internet Explorer 11, or the latest version of Firefox. Users upgrading their browsers should update browser settings for use with DOCLINE. See http://www.nlm.nih.gov/docline/system_requirements.html#browser.
Please note that we are finishing up development of DOCLINE 5.2. This release will be tested with the current Internet Explorer version (11) and the previous version (10), as well as Firefox. 5.2 will add a library schedule feature, and will allow multiple ‘out of office’ date ranges over the course of a year.
If you have questions, reach out to DOCLINE customer support by clicking Contact Us in DOCLINE and filling out the Ask a Question form or athttps://docline.gov/docline/help/contact_nlm/help_page.cfm.
— The DOCLINE Team
DOCLINE Customer Service
National Library of Medicine
US: 1-888-FINDNLM (press 2)
Intl: 301-594-5983 (press 2)
Thursday, September 3rd, 2015
The National Library of Medicine and the administrative office NN/LM South Central Region will be closed Monday, September 7, 2015, in observance of Labor Day.
DOCLINE will be available, but DOCLINE’s Time–Triggered Actions will NOT run on Monday. For more information about Time–Triggered Actions, see the FAQ at: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/services/doc_time_triggered_actions.html
DOCLINE Customer Service will not be staffed, however participants may send a message to NLM via the Contact Us link within DOCLINE or athttps://docline.gov/docline/help/contact_nlm/help_page.cfm. NLM staff will be available to respond to your questions on the next business day.
Have a safe and healthy holiday!
History of the Labor Day holiday.