Date: Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Presenter: Travis Holder
Location: Second Floor Temporary Classroom
Learn the fundamentals of PubMed searching.
Provider: TIGER Initiative
Descriptions: 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
Descriptions: 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
Descriptions: 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
Descriptions: "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
Descriptions: 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
Descriptions: 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
Descriptions: 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
Descriptions: 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
Descriptions: "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
Descriptions: 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
Provider: State of Texas/Texas Legislative Council
Descriptions: Searchable database of Texas law. Look up the Texas Code section by section, or search by keyword for a term in all or in specific sections, and find your term highlighted wherever it appears within the full text of results. Download full text in pdf or zip file format.
Keywords: law, Texas
Provider: Library of Congress
Descriptions: Until the end of 2014, the Library of Congress will continue to provide this searchable portal to a wide range of Congressional documents and activities-- directories, bills and resolutions, committee reports, treaties, the Congressional Record's Daily Digest, the U.S. Code, primary historical resources like the Federalist Papers-- and also links with other sites, most notably USA.gov, the official gateway to all US government information. After 2014, the new site for all this information will be Congress.gov (currently http://beta.congress.gov ).
Keywords: Congress, U.S. Government
Provider: Treatment Advocacy Center
Descriptions: The Treatment Advocacy Center is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to eliminating barriers to the timely and effective treatment of severe mental illness. The organization promotes laws, policies and practices for the delivery of psychiatric care and supports the development of innovative treatments for and research into the causes of severe and persistent psychiatric illnesses, such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. This site provides a guide to each state's laws governing the eligibility criteria that must be met for commitment for inpatient and outpatient mental illness treatment. A "Library" of free documents is also filterable by state and topic. A searchable section called "Preventable Tragedies" chronicles incidents involving individuals with neurobiological disorders.
Keywords: advocacy, consumer health, law, law enforcement, mental health, psychiatry, social services
Provider: World Health Organization (WHO)
Descriptions: Fact sheets, statistics, information on WHO programs addressing prevention and control, and other publications from the World Health Organization on tropical diseases and neglected tropical diseases are available here.
Keywords: diagnosis, disease, education, medicine, public health, travel medicine, WHO
Provider: National Library of Medicine
Descriptions: An online archive of medical texts from the 15th to the 17th centuries, including Vesalius's De Humani Corporis Fabrica and Robert Hooke's Micrographia. System requirements posted in a tab at the top; Macromedia Flash Player or its equivalent required.
Keywords: history of medicine