Monthly Archives: October 2012

UpToDate: New Licensing to Include Off-Site Access

A new license and contract  with UpToDate includes access for UVM medical students and faculty on campus or offsite.  UVM Dana Library and Fletcher Allen are partners in the contract. Access for UVM students and faculty, including faculty at affiliated sites, requires a UVM NetID. Click on UptoDate at the Dana Library website and you will be asked for your NetID. Additional off-campus access through COMET is anticipated at a later date.

Contact Dana Medical Library Director, Marianne Burke with any questions or concerns.

Next Brown Bag Lunch and Learn

Emphasis on rapid search methods leading to high-quality evidence from sources such as UpToDate, DynaMed, PubMed Clinical Queries. Critical appraisal and appropriate use of Google/Google Scholar will be explored.

Wednesday
November 7, 2012
Noon-1pm

Informatics Grand Rounds

NAVIGATING THE RIVER OF DATA TO WISDOM

Date/Time:   
Thursday, November 15th, 2012
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Location:   
Medical Education Center Room 300 (Reardon Classroom)

 

For remote attendees, click here for Live Meeting session
(Requirements: Microsoft Office Live Meeting Client. Computer audio conferencing is not available to participants using Web Clients.).

Speakers:   
Julie Jones, RN, MS (PRISM Department, Fletcher Allen Health Care) and Annie Moore-Cox, PhD, RN (NEC Corporation of America)

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The University of Vermont (Center for Clinical and Translational Science – Informatics Unit, Continuing Education, and Dana Medical Library), Fletcher Allen Health Care, and the State of Vermont are pleased to introduce a monthly Informatics Grand Rounds series that will provide a venue for learning about concepts and activities across the spectrum of informatics, from bioinformatics to clinical informatics to public health informatics. This series will feature the latest research and applications in informatics by local, regional, national, and international speakers.

Informatics has become a core element across the entire spectrum of biomedicine, from bench biology to medicine to public health. This transdisciplinary and integrative field combines biomedicine and health care with computer science, management and decision science, cognitive and social science, biostatistics, engineering, and information and communication technology. Recent national emphasis on personalized medicine, clinical and translational science, electronic health records, health care reform, public health surveillance, and global health has further highlighted the value and need for advancing informatics methods and applications.

For any questions and/or to be added to the mailing list, please contact Liz Chen (liz.chen@uvm.edu).

Archives of Past Informatics Grand Rounds

Watch Grand Rounds Remotely!

Microsoft Office Live Meeting will be used for each presentation (with plans to record and archive sessions). For any issues or questions during the presentation, email us (Requirements: Microsoft Office Live Meeting Client. To use computer audio, you will need speakers and microphone, or a headset. Computer audio conferencing is not available to participants using Web Clients.).


American Speech and Hearing Association Backfiles

 

 

 

Dana now has perpetual access to the following journal titles published by the American Speech and Hearing Association:

  • Language, Speech and Hearing Services in Schools- 1980 to 2005
  • Journal of Speech, Language and Hearing Research- 1980 to 2005
  • American Journal of Audiology- 1991 to 2005
  • American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology- 1991 to 2005.

Health Policy Reference Center

The Health Policy Reference Center is a comprehensive full-text database covering all aspects of health policy and related issues.  This collection provides full-text coverage of information relevant to many areas integral to health policy including, but not limited to: health care access, health care quality, health care financing, etc.  The Health Policy Reference Center offers cover-to-cover content from more than 300 publications, including journals, monographs, magazines, and trade publications, all directly dealing with health policy and closely aligned topics.  This includes complete coverage of more than 250 full-text titles.  The database also offers tens of thousands of additional relevant articles, selected from thousands of industry publications.

CatQuest Tip

You can search for an article in CatQuest, the new library catalog, by PubMed ID number! Just enter the PMID (numbers only) in the CatQuest search box, and you will be taken directly to your article.

Anatomy Website

 

 

http://www.instantanatomy.net/

Created by Professor Robert Whitaker, this website was designed to teach students about anatomy. Visitors to the site will find a range of materials, including diagrams, illustrations, quizzes, tips, mnemonics, and so on. On the homepage, visitors will find a What’s New area, which includes podcasts that deal with subjects such as the small muscles of the hand and the anatomy of the posterior forearm. Other sections on the homepage include Head & Neck, Thorax, Abdomen, Arm, and Leg. Each of these sections includes dozens of illustrations, along with some useful Brain Training Games. These games are designed to increase comprehension of the materials covered in each area. Moving on, the Lectures area includes talks such as “Parasympathetic Supply of the Head,” “Cortical Control of Cranial Nerves,” and several others. The site is rounded out by a collection of iPhone and iPad apps, along with a set of detailed flash cards.

Season 5 of “Emerging Science”

Season 5 of Vermont Public Television’s “Emerging Science” spotlights people doing research on problems as personal as chronic pain and as global as climate change. The first of four new “Emerging Science” programs will premiere on Wednesday, October 17, at 7:30 p.m. Programs will be rebroadcast the following Saturday at 10:30 a.m. and the following Sunday at 1:00 p.m. They will also be available on demand at vpt.org.

What helps heal the injured brain of an athlete or soldier? Can the Lake Champlain Basin adapt to climate change? How does acupuncture relieve pain? At local research centers, scientists are looking for ways to help people with traumatic brain injury and painful connective tissue disorders. They are exploring how the Northeast can prepare for a warming world.

Season 5 of Vermont Public Television’s “Emerging Science” spotlights people doing research on problems as personal as chronic pain and as global as climate change. The first of four new “Emerging Science” programs will premiere on Wednesday, Oct. 17, at 7:30 p.m. Programs will be rebroadcast the following Saturday at 10:30 a.m. and the following Sunday at 1 p.m. They will also be available on demand at vpt.org.

On Oct. 17, “Climate Change: A Northeast Primer” explores the effect of climate change on habitat, water quality and life in the region. The program hears from farmers in Burlington’s Intervale who lost their 2011 harvest to Tropical Storm Irene. Studies that may help people adapt to an unpredictable future include the work of spouses Tom and Pat Manley, professors of geology at Middlebury College who are studying the movement and composition of Lake Champlain to understand how it will behave as the climate changes, and UVM biologist Nick Gotelli, who experiments on how ants will respond to climate change.

The program airing Oct. 24, “Acupuncture: A Connective Tale” features the research of University of Vermont neurology professor Helene Langevin, who is exploring the role of connective tissue in acupuncture and the importance of connective tissue to overall health. The episode profiles Vicky Dubois of Burlington, Vt., who suffers from the connective tissue disorder scleroderma.

The Oct. 31 program, “Traumatic Brain Injury in Sports,” features research by Kalev Freeman at the University of Vermont’s College of Medicine. It profiles young Kacy Chicoine of Huntington, Vt., whose life has been altered by a series of concussions while playing hockey.

The Nov. 7 program is “Traumatic Brain Injury at War.” It focuses on studies by Matt Friedman of the National Center for PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) and Tom McAllister of Dartmouth-Hitchcock exploring the association between PTSD and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). Jom Hammack at UVM studies PTSD at a microscopic level. Sgt. Andrew Reeves, a veteran of the Iraq war who was injured by an improvised explosive device in 2004. He has been diagnosed with TBI and PTSD. Besides four new TV programs, the “Emerging Science” project includes Web content and community events. To spark students’ interest in science, VPT is working with Vermont educators to develop classroom materials and lesson plans for middle school and high school.

Producer of the programs is Anya Huneke. Executive producer is Dorothy Dickie. Vermont EPSCoR is the project’s funder. EPSCoR, the Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research, is designed to fulfill the National Science Foundation’s mandate to promote scientific progress nationwide.

Journals and Databases Provide CE Opportunities

Browsing the journal literature is a great way to keep up to date in your profession, but did you know it’s possible to receive low-cost continuing education credit from journals available through Dana Medical Library? In addition to being a resource for higher education, research and clinical care information, databases and journals may be used to earn continuing education credit. You can even choose the topic for which you wish to earn credit.

CINAHL, the reference database for nursing & allied health journal literature, has two methods for getting Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) credit:

  • Identify journal articles that include CNE in a topic of your choice. To do this, first search for a topic – endoscopy nursing, for example – then simply limit the search to CEU as the publication type – at this writing, fifteen articles featuring CNE credit were found, on just endoscopy nursing. Choose one of the articles that interests you, read the article, complete the evaluation form, and follow the instructions at the end to submit for credit, and you’re done. Some journals offer free CEUs and frequently, if you have a personal subscription to the journal, the fee is waived. Sometimes, however, there is a fee for submission.
  • Use CINAHL Education modules. Register at no charge at ceu.cinahl.com to select from a number of different topics, representing a broad selection of practice areas. Review the course materials online, practice with an interactive review program and when you wish, take the online test to demonstrate your knowledge. Certificates may be printed from this web site and a designated person, such as your nurse educator, will receive an email upon your successful completion of the module.

Contact Dana Library Reference for searching tips in CINAHL or other questions about using Dana Library’s resources in earning continuing education credit.

Next issue: Using Dana Library resources for Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits.

Fred Pond, MLS

15th Annual Breast Cancer Conference

The 15th Annual Breast Cancer Conference will be held on Friday, October 15 at the Sheraton Burlington Hotel and Conference Center.

About the Conference (from the conference web site)

“The Annual Breast Cancer Conference, presented by the Vermont Cancer Center at UVM/Fletcher Allen, is committed to serving the needs of men and women in Vermont, New Hampshire, and Northern New York who are interested in learning about breast health. The conference is also strongly attended by many of the region’s healthcare professionals. In 2011, more than 500 people attended the event, with representation from several New England states, including every county in Vermont, and nearly all counties of New Hampshire and Northern New York

The Vermont Cancer Center aims to educate, empower, and inspire Breast Cancer Conference participants to make healthy lifestyle choices to prevent cancer or its recurrence, to seek breast health maintenance, and to advocate for cancer prevention and high-quality breast care in our region. The primary goal for the conference is to be a trusted resource of information and educational opportunities for as many individuals as possible who have been touched by cancer, and their families, friends, and healthcare providers. Tantamount to that goal are the objectives of providing attendees with the most accurate and timely information available regarding the complex issues related to breast cancer and to inspire participants to maintain a healthy lifestyle, proactively seek healthcare maintenance, and advocate for high-quality breast care and health.

Our hope is that attendees will leave the event feeling more informed about their health and the myriad complexities of breast cancer, more empowered to make healthy lifestyle choices, and stronger and more hopeful for their experience of attending the conference.”

For more information or to view the agenda, visit Breast Cancer Conference.

Once again the Dana Medical Library will exhibit at the Conference with materials from its Consumer Health Collection and information about Library services. Stop by our exhibit!