Friday, October 3, 2014 11:30 am– 1:00 pm
Lobby of the TMC Library – 1133 John Freeman Blvd.
Provider: AIBS (Alfa Institute of Biomedical Sciences)
Descriptions: This portal lists and presents international medical education resources, mostly open-access. Included are linked lists of guidelines published by medical professional and specialty societies and government agencies worldwide, and Teaching Cases from the AIBS. The majority of information presented here is focused on infection and infectious diseases, including surgical infection and parasitic/zoonotic infections.
Keywords: clinical practice guidelines, CME, graduate medical education, infection, infectious disease, multilingual, parasite, portal
Provider: National Network of Libraries of Medicine, South Central Region
Descriptions: This agency's page is a portal linking to a variety of emergency/disaster resources, notably its own NN/LM Emergency Preparedness and Response Toolkit. Categories of resources included here are: Federal Government; Libraries, Schools and Medical Associations; People Locator; Animal Health; and miscellaneous Other Resources.
Keywords: animal welfare, disaster, emergency preparedness, federal agencies, libraries, links, NLM, organizations, portal, societies, U.S. Government
Provider: NIOSH (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health)
Descriptions: The Emergency Response Safety and Health Database (ERSH-DB) is a rapidly accessible occupational safety and health database developed by NIOSH for the emergency response community. The ERSH-DB contains accurate and concise information on high-priority chemical, biological and radiological agents that could be encountered by personnel responding to a terrorist event." The website offers a number of ways to search chemical agents. For each substance or compound, the database supplies information on its characteristics, signs and symptoms, labeling and packaging; the possible means and routes of dissemination; protective gear needed in emergencies; first aid; and decontamination procedures for patients and responders.
Keywords: biohazard, bioterrorism, consumer health, database, disaster, emergency medicine, emergency preparedness, federal agencies, First Aid, public health, radiation, safety, toxins, workplace
Provider: Encyclopedia of Life
Descriptions: The Encyclopedia of Life is a work in progress that aims to dynamically synthesize biodiversity knowledge about all known species: taxonomy, geographic distribution, genetics, evolutionary history, morphology, behavior, ecological relationships, and importance for human well being. As it becomes more complete, it may serve as the primary resource for scientists, natural resource managers, conservationists, teachers, and students around the world. The EOL's creators and contributors believe that "...its encompassing scope and innovation will have a major global impact in facilitating biodiversity research, conservation, and education." The EOL is staffed by both scientists and non-scientists working from museums and research institutions around the world.
Keywords: biology, botany, collaborative, encyclopedia, life sciences, nature, scientist, student, taxonomy, zoology
Provider: EPERC (End of Life/Palliative Education Resource Center)
Descriptions: This site provides links to educational materials, fact sheets, and other Web resources. The purpose of the EPERC is "to share educational resource material among the community of health professional educators involved in palliative care education." Visitors who will find these materials particularly helpful include nurses, physicians, and other health care professionals. Under the Browse heading on the homepage, visitors can look over nine sections, including Cases, Presentations, and Education Manuals. Along with looking through each of these sections, users can search all of the materials for items that are most germane to their fields.
Keywords: care, education, geriatrics, hospice, palliative care, physician
Provider: The Brookings Institution
Descriptions: The Brookings Institution is a nonprofit public policy organization based in Washington, D.C. The Brookings Institution seeks to present innovative and practical recommendations for public policy based on independent research. As a part of the Brookings Institution, the Engelberg Center for Health Care Reform "provides practical solutions to achieve high-quality, innovative, affordable health care with particular emphasis on identifying opportunities on the national, state and local levels."
Keywords: healthcare policy, international, news, public affairs, U.S. Government
Provider: Interagency Council on Information Resources in Nursing (ICIRN)
Descriptions: A extremely thorough and comprehensive listing of all categories of information resources for nurses and nursing education, compiled for the Interagency Council on Information Resources in Nursing (ICIRN); edited by Susan Kaplan Jacobs and Ysabel Bertolucci; copyright 2009. Now in its 25th edition.
Keywords: links, nursing
Provider: Virginia Bioinformatics Institute
Descriptions: While PubMed searches for "keywords", our search engine lets you input an entire paragraph and returns MEDLINE abstracts that are similar to it. This is something like PubMed's "Related Articles" feature, only better because it runs on your unique set of interests. For example, input the abstract of an unpublished paper or a grant proposal into our engine, and with the touch of a button you'll be able to find every abstract in MEDLINE dealing with your topic. No more guessing whether your set of keywords has found all the right papers. No more sorting through hundreds of papers you don't care about to find the handful you were looking for--our search engine does it for you.
Keywords: clinical trials, context search, free, grants, MedLine, search engine, Web tools
Provider: Health Sciences Library, Harborview Medical Center, University of Washington
Descriptions: EthnoMed was designed to be used in clinics in the few minutes before seeing a patient. This website actually provides an excellent multi-faceted service, a hub of well-rounded ethnic information for those who serve diverse communities. Links to, or full text of, multilingual patient education materials constitute one solid reason for visiting this website. There are also sections that present a wealth of useful and interesting knowledge about cultures-- customs and mores, religion, health beliefs and practices-- helpful to care providers who want to take a correct and culturally competent approach when relating to their immigrant and refugee patients.
Keywords: clinics, Creative Commons, culture, free, hospitals, patient education, physician, psychology, society, special populations
Provider: European Group on Ethics in Science and New Technologies
Descriptions: Convened by the European Commission, this group is composed of fifteen experts who examine various ethical questions of new science and technologies. View opinion papers and statements on topics like cloning and nanomedicine. Papers are available in European languages. All past publications of the group are posted here, along with copies of their newsletter, "Ethically Speaking."
Keywords: biomedical ethics, law, policy, science, technology
Provider: University of Illinois at Chicago Library of the Health Sciences-Peoria
Descriptions: Jo Dorsch of the UIC Library of the Health Sciences, Peoria has created an excellent guide to the practice of Evidence Based Medicine and this website is also a rich gateway to other EBM resources. Some links are to subscription resources held by UIC, but most are free.
Keywords: evidence-based medicine, gateway, links, tutorial