Date: Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Presenter: Emmanuel Onwuachi
Location: Street Level Classroom
This class focuses on using PubMed tags (filters) to narrow and add specificity to one’s PubMed searches.
The following sites cover a variety of medical, scientific, reference, and educational topics. Browse the list or click hyperlinked keywords in the descriptions to find related resources. This list can be searched simultaneously with the Databases list.
Provider: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Description: This set of newsletters encompasses every application and type of spectroscopy, including medical imaging. The reader can sign up for RSS feeds on areas of particular interest (including MRI, NMR, proteomics and chemometrics), view podcasts, and check on industry conference schedules. Note: Free registration is required for access to some areas of this website.
Keywords: conference, education, industry, medical imaging, podcasts, portal, video, webinars
The SQUIRE guidelines for reporting on quality improvement in healthcare were first introduced in 2008 and a revision (SQUIRE 2.0) was published in BMJ Quality & Safety in September of 2015. These guidelines set a publication standard outlining the essential components and structure of a solid report on quality improvement interventions. An auxiliary "Explanation and Elaboration" document provides in-depth examples and further guidance. Relevant for authors and editors.
SQUIRE receives support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in the USA and from The Health Foundation in the UK.
Provider: National Academy of Sciences
Description: "Stem cell research is being pursued in the hope of achieving major medical breakthroughs. Drawing on expert scientists, doctors, bioethicists, and others, the National Academies have examined the potential of stem cell technologies and provided a forum for discussing the ethical implications of stem cell research. Explore this Web site for information on stem cell basics, the National Academies' Guidelines for Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research, current activities, related activities, and related reports."
Keywords: bioethics, reports, research, stem cell
Provider: Brigham & Women's Hospital, Boston, MA
Description: From the website: "The main research of the SPL is to develop post-processing methods for digital medical imaging data and to use these methods for answering real-life questions." Contains an image gallery, full-text access to publications, downloadable tutorials and software. Brigham & Women's Hospital is a teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School.
Keywords: human anatomy, measurement, medical devices, medical imaging, neurology, radiology, software, surgery, tutorial
Provider: HME Publishing
Description: By entering parameters defining key characteristics of a symbol, the user can search for the meaning of a symbol and also link to further information about the symbol's origins and related symbols. To find a symbol that expresses a specific meaning, search by keyword in the on-site Google box, or use the word index provided.
Keywords: dictionary, encyclopedia, general reference, images, symbols
Provider: TIGER Initiative
Description: From the website, the new vision statement: “To enable nurses and inter-professional colleagues to use informatics and emerging technologies to make healthcare safer, more effective, efficient, patient-centered, timely and equitable by interweaving evidence and technology seamlessly into practice, education and research fostering a learning healthcare system.” Some of the organizations involved in the TIGER initiative include the Alliance for Nursing Informatics, the American Nurses Association, the AACN, and the Association of Nurse Executives. Readers are free to join the effort or simply keep up with developments by reading the teams' WIKIs.
Keywords: care, decision support, electronic health record, evidence-based practice, informatics, networking, nursing, standard of care, technology, wiki, workforce
Provider: Texas Department of Public Safety
Description: This State of Texas site contains full-text documents and links to other helpful websites like weather alert sources. Advice to communities launching public awareness campaigns on hurricane preparedness is provided here, along with documents addressing issues like preparation for evacuation, securing one's home and property, facts about inland flooding, information on post-storm environmental hazards like asbestos, storm effects by wind strength, etc.
Keywords: disaster, emergency preparedness, hurricane, links, maps, public administration, Texas, toxins
Provider: Texas Health and Human Services System
Description: A very broad spectrum of useful health-related resources and information for Texas residents is presented or linked to by this website. Browse or search for information on state regulations, diseases, statistics, consumer product safety, food and drug safety, immunization, professional licensing, social services- and much, much more.
Keywords: consumer health, drugs, food safety, gateway, government, health services, health statistics, healthcare system, law, public health, safety, social services, Texas, vaccine
Provider: Texas Health and Human Services System
Description: "The DSHS Center for Health Statistics was established to provide a convenient access point for health-related data for Texas. Our objective is to be a source of information for assessment of community health and for public health planning. Our data are used to support research, grant applications and policy development and to provide rapid needs response to health emergencies." Statistical data provided by region in spreadsheet format.
Keywords: health services, health statistics, healthcare system, public health, Texas
Provider: Texas A&M University
Description: This Agricultural Extension website provides easy links from its home page to pages devoted to drought, hurricane, wildfire, influenza and disaster recovery resources. It provides valuable information not only for urbanites, but supplies advice to farmers and ranchers on securing crops and providing for livestock, and for seeking assistance from the federal government.
Keywords: agriculture, animal welfare, disaster, emergency preparedness, hurricane, Texas
Provider: Texas Department of State Health Services
Description: This page includes personal and family preparedness advice, information for health care professionals, and the Department's news on Swine Flu in the state of Texas, including school closings. Links to updated CDC information are also provided.
Keywords: communicable diseases, consumer health, epidemic, H1N1, pandemic, physician, public health, spanish, Texas, zoonoses
Provider: Texas Medical Board
Description: This is the official website of the Texas Medical Board, providing information for licensing of physicians, physician assistants, and acupuncturists in the state of Texas. Their stated mission is "to protect and enhance the public's health, safety and welfare by establishing and maintaining standards of excellence used in regulating the practice of medicine and ensuring quality health care for the citizen of Texas through licensure, discipline, and education."
Keywords: alternative medicine, certification, law, legal, licensing, news, physician, reports, spanish, statistical
Provider: State of Texas
Description: The State of Texas portal site's emergency preparedness section provides advice and a detailed list of resources on preparing family, home and vehicle for a storm; getting assistance for people with special needs; evacuating; and accessing government resources for recovery. Links to its related pages on coping with other types of natural disasters are available here.
Keywords: disaster, emergency preparedness, weather
Provider: Texas State Library and Archives Commission
Description: "For each Texas state agency we have included a link to the TRAIL page that provides contact information, addresses, phone numbers and links to enabling legislation for that agency. We have also provided a link directly to the agency's Web site."
Keywords: gateway, government, law, policy, social services, Texas
Provider: National Institutes of Health/U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services
Description: This NIH/DHHS page lists the categories of grant funding available to the State of Texas from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.
Keywords: health services, healthcare administration, healthcare policy, healthcare system, hospitals, law, Texas, U.S. Government