Date: Thursday, August 17, 2017
Time: 10:00am – 12:00am
Location: Street Level Classroom
Irakli Samkurashvili from Elsevier will provide training on the Embase database at the TMC Library.
Provider: United States Environmental Protection Agency
Descriptions: This website emphasizes the Environmental Protection Agency's pledge to "protect human health and the environment." The latest EPA news is featured here, but more importantly, the site provides numerous in-depth topic sections: acid rain, asbestos, global warming, hazardous waste, human health, oil spills, etc.. Click at upper right to read the EPA's website in Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese or Korean. Some topics include links to the text of relevant laws and regulations.
Keywords: bioethics, biohazard, chemicals, consumer health, current events, environmental, federal agencies, government, healthcare, healthcare policy, law, nature, news, policy, public affairs, public health, toxins, U.S. Government
Provider: University of Oxford
Descriptions: University of Oxford's CEBM (Centre for Evidence Based Medicine) is "a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to the practice, teaching and dissemination of high quality evidence based medicine to improve healthcare in everyday clinical practice." On its website, CEBM provides open-access PowerPoint files of lectures and workshops; a YouTube Channel page featuring descriptions and links to instructive videos on the elements or steps in an evidence-based process, and on how to teach evidence-based practice; links to events and conferences; and links to other EBM-related resources and tools, such as medical calculators and critical appraisal worksheets.
Keywords: clinical evidence, education, evidence, evidence-based, evidence-based medicine, graduate medical education, health care, healthcare, healthcare policy, healthcare quality, medical education, medicine, networking, systematic reviews
Provider: RAND Corporation
Descriptions: COMPARE (Comprehensive Assessment of Reform Efforts) is a project of RAND Health, a division of RAND Corporation (a private, nonprofit research company.) COMPARE provides "...information and tools to help policymakers, the media, and other interested parties understand, design, and evaluate health policies." COMPARE synthesizes existing knowledge, delineates the policy options already on the table, and analyzes and creates projections of proposed policies' effects, whether intended or unintended, on our healthcare system.
Keywords: government, healthcare, healthcare policy, policy, public administration
Provider: Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME)
Contents: animation, charts/graphs, full text, images, maps
Access Level: Free, Open Access
Descriptions: GHDx is a catalog of the world's health and demographic data. Use the GHDx to research population census data, surveys, registries, indicators and estimates, administrative health data, and financial data related to health. The provider, the IHME, is an educational and research public health organization, and provides fellowships at the bachelor's and graduate levels. IHME publishes the BioMed Central journal, Population Health Metrics, and various open-access reports. There are many interesting resources here. Users should visit the Data Visualizations page and see other items listed under the "Tools" tab.
Keywords: curriculum, data, data analysis, education, healthcare, healthcare informatics, public health, public policy, trends
Provider: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Descriptions: This website provides a means to research and compare the quality ratings of nursing homes. Search for local facilities and view their ratings based on health inspection, staffing and quality measures that reflect the general well-being of residents. A link to the free "Medicare's Guide to Choosing a Nursing Home" is provided under Help & Resources/Publications.
Keywords: aging, care, consumer health, health services, healthcare, Medicare/Medicaid, quality, U.S. Government
Contents: audio files, full text, newspapers, video
Access Level: Licensed, On-Site Visitor, TMC Academic User
Descriptions: This database provides access to the full text of nursing and allied health journals, plus a wide variety of personal health information sources, including newspapers and multimedia. More than 21,000 publications are represented. Includes resources suitable for students, consumers and health professionals.
Keywords: allied health, consumer health, healthcare, nursing, periodicals, student