Drug Terminologies and RxNorm

This 1 credit-hour on-demand class introduces you to the basic concepts of medical terminologies (including what they are and why they are important), followed by a deep dive into RxNorm, an NLM-authored medical terminology specializing in drug information. Designed for health sciences librarians and other health information specialists seeking to serve more active roles in their health IT team and better support researchers. Expect to spend 1 hour learning through videos and exercises.

Objectives

By the end of this short course, you will be able to:

  1. Explain the purpose and value of medical terminologies.
  2. Identify some of the problems solved by RxNorm, and explain how RxNorm solves them.
  3. Explain what RxNorm is, and where it fits in the health ecosystem.
  4. Identify some basic use cases for RxNorm.
  5. Describe the structure of the RxNorm data files.
  6. Identify three ways to access RxNorm data.
  7. Use RxNav to browse and search RxNorm data.
Class Length

1 hour

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

This class qualifies for Medical Library Association (MLA) Data Services Specialization (DSS).

1 MLA CE

Classes

Event Title Event Start Date Summary Continuing Education Credits CE Categories Is Online Registration
Drug Terminologies and RxNorm Learn the basic concepts of medical terminologies, followed by a deep dive into NLM's RxNorm, an NLM-authored medical terminology specializing in drug information, in this 1 credit hour on-demand class. 1.00 DSS On
Event Title Event Start Date Summary Continuing Education Credits CE Categories Is Online Registration
Drug Terminologies and RxNorm Learn the basic concepts of medical terminologies, followed by a deep dive into NLM's RxNorm, an NLM-authored medical terminology specializing in drug information, in this 1 credit hour on-demand class. 1.00 DSS On