Building Reference Skills for Nursing and Allied Health Research

This 3 week, 4 credit-hour self-paced online class is designed for library staff who support, or want to support, nursing and allied health professionals with NLM resources. This class provides an introduction to the professions of nursing and allied health, and explores NLM databases used by health professionals such as PubMed, LactMed, MedlinePlus and DailyMed. The class concludes with learners developing their own plan on how to use this information in their work.  Expect to spend about 4 hours learning in this class. 

Objectives

After taking a 3 week, asynchronous online Moodle course, librarians providing information services to nurses and AH professionals will be able to:

1. Connect NLM resources to user needs when asked a reference question from a member of the nursing or allied health population.

For example, when asked about:

  1. Research literature uses PubMed
  2. Consumer health questions uses MedlinePlus
  3. Drug information uses DailyMed, MedlinePlus Drugs, LactMed

2. Reflect upon how they can improve library services to nursing and allied health professionals in their particular work environment. 

 

Class Length

3 week online course totaling 4 credit hours

Region: Region 5

The goal of the NNLM is to advance the progress of medicine and improve public health by providing U.S. health professionals with equal access to biomedical information and improving individuals' access to information to enable them to make informed decisions about their health.

The University of Washington Health Sciences Library serves as the Regional Medical Library (RML) for Region 5, which provides programs, services, and dedicated support for NNLM Members in Alaska, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, and U.S. Territories and Freely Associated States in the Pacific.

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Continuing Education

4 MLA CE credit hours

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