Monthly Archives: December 2011

Side Effects of Herbs and Supplements

Two great resources identify the side effects of and potential interactions with herbs and supplements. Natural Standard, a comprehensive, evidence-based database of information on complementary and alternative medicine and Meyler’s Side Effects of Herbal Medicines, a textbook, are available online.

Natural Standard was founded by healthcare providers and researchers to provide evidence-based information about complementary and alternative therapies. Grades are used to reflect the level of available scientific data for or against the use of each therapy for a specific medical condition. Users can search by treatment, condition, or herb/supplement. Natural Standard provides a Foods, Herbs and Supplements database that includes interactions. It also offers interactions and depletions checkers.

Meyler’s Herbal Medicines is a textbook to which Dana has online access. Meyler’s covers herbal medicines and offers both adverse effects and interactions information.

Extended Hours at Bailey/Howe

Starting Monday, November 28th, Bailey/Howe will be open for extended hours. Get those assignments done and study for those finals, until 2AM most nights.

Extended Hours Schedule

  • Monday – Thursday, November 28- December 1 (7 am – 2 am)
  • Friday, December 2 (7 am – midnight)
  • Saturday, December 3 (10 am – midnight)
  • Sunday, December 4 (10 am – 2 am)
  • Monday – Tuesday, December 5-6 (7 am – 2 am)
  • Wednesday, December 7 (last day of classes – 7 am – midnight)
  • Thursday, December 8 (7 am – 2 am)
  • Friday, December 9 (7 am – midnight)
  • Saturday, December 10 (10 am – midnight)
  • Sunday, December 11 (10 am – 2 am)
  • Monday – Thursday, December 12-15 (7 am – 2 am)
  • Friday, December 16 (last day of exams — 7 am – 7 pm)
  • Saturday, December 17 (10 am – 5 pm)
  • Sunday, December 18 (CLOSED)

Study by JuditK used in accordance with Creative Commons.

Nursing Reference Center Mobile App

The NRC application is available for free from the Apple App Store. Once you download the app install it on your device, you must authenticate it.

To authenticate the NRC app:

1. Log into Nursing Reference Center.

2. Click the Nursing Reference Center iPhone/iPod Touch Application link at the bottom of the page and enter your email address. An email with an authentication key is sent to you.

3. Access the email from your device and click the link found in the email to authenticate the application. You have 24 hours to access the key from your device to authenticate the app. If the key is not used within 24 hours, it expires and you will need a new key.

Note: Once it is authenticated, the app can be used for nine months, after which you must send yourself a new authentication key from the NRC interface.

Contact the Reference Desk at 656-2201 or danaref@uvm.edu for assistance.