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Librarians Foster Student Success in Evidence-based Competencies

Dana librarians focus on teaching competencies important to evidence-based practice such as formulating clinical questions, and locating and acquiring information from electronic resources. They presented in 90 sessions within credit courses in the Larner College of Medicine, College of Nursing and Health Sciences, Graduate Medical Education (GME), and other UVM Colleges and programs in 2016. This tally more than doubled Dana Librarians’ 2015 curriculum sessions total of 37.

Competence in finding and evaluating evidence-based information sources is essential for clinical knowledge and developing patient-care decision skills in Medical and Health sciences education. The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) requires that graduating medical students “be able to identify key clinical questions in caring for patients, identify information resources, and retrieve information and evidence to address those questions.” Dana Librarians developed session content in collaboration with course faculty and tied retrieval and evaluation of evidence sources to specific educational goals needed for course success.

Library evidence-based education in 2016:

I had the opportunity to observe Nancy [Bianchi, MLS] in action with a small group of 1st yr DPT students as she guided us through a comprehensive search process.  Her guidance resulted in a successful learning experience for all involved and the students felt quite accomplished as they went on to find needed references for their specific project. On behalf of the DPT faculty, I thank you all for your ongoing interest to collaborate in the design of high impact learning experiences for the DPT students.

 ~ Barbara Tschoepe, DPT PhD, Director of the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program

For more information, contact Gary Atwood at 656-4488.

New Group Study Room Now Open for Use at Dana

Looking for a place for your group to meet? We have the perfect spot.

Room 120 F is designed to serve as a place for users to engage in collaborative work in small groups. The room comfortably seats six. Stop at the Main Desk to check out the key to this room. A minimum of two individuals must be present to check out the key.

Questions? Contact the Main Desk at 656-2200.

Dana Publishes List of New Available E-books

New e-books at the Dana Medical Library this month! From Basic Concepts in Pharmacology to Sjogren’s Syndrome, there is something for everyone in this month’s new e-book newsletter. For a list of new e-books, new editions, and other helpful information, go to E-Books, May 2017.

New Dana e-books as of May 2017:

Title: Basic Concepts in Pharmacology: What You Need to Know for Each Drug Class, 5e, 2017 Company/package: Access Medicine
URL: http://voyager.uvm.edu/vwebv/holdingsInfo?bibId=4025805

Title: Cancer Treatment and the Ovary
Company/package: ClinicalKey
URL: http://voyager.uvm.edu/vwebv/holdingsInfo?bibId=4024004

Title: Clinical challenges in therapeutic drug monitoring special populations, physiological conditions and pharmacogenomics, 2016
Company/package: ClinicalKey
URL: http://voyager.uvm.edu/vwebv/holdingsInfo?bibId=4024008

Title: Ganong’s Medical Physiology Examination & Board Review, 2018
Company/package: Access Medicine
URL: http://voyager.uvm.edu/vwebv/holdingsInfo?bibId=4025807

Title: Nelson pediatric symptom-based diagnosis, 2018
Company/package: ClinicalKey
URL: http://voyager.uvm.edu/vwebv/holdingsInfo?bibId=4024019

Title: Nurse Manager’s Guide to Innovative Staffing, 2e, 2017
Company/package: Ebook Central
URL: http://voyager.uvm.edu/vwebv/holdingsInfo?bibId=4023825

Title: Pediatric clinical practice guidelines & policies: a compendium of evidence-based
research for pediatric practice, 17e, 2017
Company/package: Ebook Central
URL: http://voyager.uvm.edu/vwebv/holdingsInfo?bibId=4024841

Title:  Prostate cancer, 2e, 2016
Company/package: ClinicalKey
URL: http://voyager.uvm.edu/vwebv/holdingsInfo?bibId=4024006