Date: Thursday, February 1, 2018
Time: 10:00am – 11:45pm
Presenter: Marcus Spann
Location: Street Level Classroom
This class is designed to help individuals with database searching and planning.
Provider: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
Contents: CE, charts/graphs, CME, datasets, full text, government documents, images, links, multiple databases, practice guidelines, reports, summaries, video
Access Level: Free, Open Access
Descriptions: First funded by Congress in 2005, the Effective Health Care Program funds and synthesizes the findings of teams of researchers and clinicians across North America, to identify ways to improve the quality of health care through evidence-based decision-making. Research summaries are available for consumers (many with Spanish translations), clinicians and policy-makers. Also for patients, short videos on treatment options, helpful comparative charts on the effectiveness of different treatments for various conditions. Many resources in various formats are provided. The Program invites comments and topic research/review suggestions, and data deposit by medical professionals. Links are provided to plug-ins for viewing video content.
Keywords: clinical evidence, data analysis, data-sharing, evidence-based medicine, evidence-based practice, healthcare policy, healthcare research, patient care, patient education, Spanish translation
Provider: National Library of Medicine/National Center for Biotechnology Information
Contents: full text, government documents, multiple databases, patient education, practice guidelines, summaries
Access Level: Free, Open Access
Descriptions: PubMed Health, covering 2003 to the present, provides summaries and full texts of selected systematic reviews in one place. There is also information for consumers and clinicians based on those reviews. A search on PubMed Health runs simultaneously in PubMed. A filter is used to identify all the indexed scientific articles at the NLM that might be systematic reviews. This search includes articles from before 2003. Information partners selected by PubMed Health to contribute clinical effectiveness information are:
Provider: CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
Descriptions: This sector of the CDC website on radiation emergencies is a prime resource on radiation disasters for public health professionals, emergency responders and individual healthcare practitioners. It presents patient and management information, guidelines and recommendations, and links to additional online training resources, including short videos. Some fact sheets contain general information suitable for the layman: being prepared, sheltering in place and other protective measures, facts about contamination levels and substances in food and water, the difference between contamination and exposure, and more.
Keywords: bone, clinical practice guidelines, consumer health, disaster, dosage, emergency medicine, emergency preparedness, environmental, federal agencies, patient education, physician, population, public health, radiation, skin, syndrome, toxins, tutorial
Provider: National Library of Medicine
Descriptions: This website (Formerly RHIN, Refugee Health Information Network) provides links and full-text patient education materials in many hard-to-find and currently relevant languages. (Not all topics are available in all languages.)
Keywords: consumer health, healthcare professional, multicultural, NLM, patient education, refugee
Provider: National Institutes of Health
Descriptions: "The ORDR [Office of Rare Diseases Research] Web site aims to answer questions about rare diseases and the activities of the ORDR for patients, their families, healthcare providers, researchers, educators, students, and anyone with concern for and interest in rare diseases. The site provides information about ORDR-sponsored biomedical research, scientific conferences, and rare and genetic diseases. It also serves as a portal to information on major topics of interest to the rare diseases community."
Keywords: biomedical research, clinical studies, consumer health, disease, gateway, genetics, patient education, U.S. Government
Provider: American Association of Nurse Anesthetists
Descriptions: This website informs the consumer or patient about preparing for anesthesia, including possible complications, drug and herbal interactions and anesthesia in children, and provides links to other anesthesia sites with useful information for the consumer.
Keywords: anesthesiology, consumer health, nursing, patient education
Provider: American Academy of Neurology
Descriptions: The American Academy of Neurology website provides a wealth of resources for the professional: an online community, CME opportunities, news, links on legislation affecting neurology, practice guidelines, position statements, podcasts, and sections devoted to neurologic specialties. Medical students, residents and fellows get special attention. Medical and PhD students who do not want a subscription to the Academy's journal can still register for free access to certain features of the website. Some resources, podcasts, for instance, are available only to AAN members. A section for patients and caregivers promotes greater understanding of neurology, and provides information on diseases and disorders, as well as links to further information.
Keywords: advocacy, brain, clinical practice guidelines, CME, disease, healthcare professional, neurology, news, patient education, physician