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April 3, 2012

From the GMR: Free online CE - Join us for the April Lake Effects!

Hello, Network Members,

Please join us on Thursday, April 19, 2012 at 1pm Central time as Heather Holmes and Susan Fowler present: Mobile Technology from the Perspective of a Hospital Librarian for our Lake Effects series. Two librarians in different settings have integrated mobile resources into their work. Get their perspectives on current barriers and proposed solutions to meet the needs of their patrons.

Presenters:

Heather Holmes is the Clinical Informationist for Summa Health System's Akron City & St. Thomas Hospitals in Akron, Ohio. She received her Master of Library and Information Science degree from the University of Pittsburgh in 1998. Prior to accepting the position at Summa, Heather worked for Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) in Erie, PA, Mount Carmel Hospitals in Columbus, OH and at Mercy College of Northwest Ohio in Toledo. She's presented at several international meetings including the Alliance for Continuing Medical Education (ACME), MLA, and was invited to ICML in Brisbane, Australia in 2009. Heather is a 2010 recipient of the National Library of Medicine's Biomedical Informatics fellowship held in Woods Hole, MA, as well as one of Library Journal's Movers & Shakers for 2011. The position she currently holds is a newly created one that evolved from the clinical work she's been doing over the past several years. She is also a Distinguished Member of the Academy of Health Information Professionals.

Susan Fowler is a clinical librarian at the Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Her current interests are embedding the delivery of library services in the clinician's virtual environment and developing standards for conducting systematic reviews. Before becoming a librarian, she was a network security engineer and instructor and finds that experience essential in her current field. She finished her Masters in Library Science in 2006 at the University of Missouri, Columbia. She has presented on the history, current state, and future of technology in libraries at Medical Library Association conferences. She has volunteered as a Technology Sherpa for the Mid-Continental Medical Library Association conference. She is currently serving as Vice President, President-elect for ICIRN (Interagency Council on Information Resources in Nursing) and is co-editor of the 26th biannual, Essential Nursing Resources: One Source fo Evidence-Based Nursing Practice due to be released this January. Susan is a 2011 recipient of the National Library of Medicine's Biomedical Informatics fellowship held in Woods Hole, MA at the Marine Biological Laboratory.

To register for this Lake Effects presentation, go to http://tinyurl.com/gmrregistration.

And don't forget that these monthly GMR webinars cover a wide variety of topics! In fact, the last one was: Preparing for the Ides of March! Help from the NLM Disaster Information Management Research Center. View previous recording in our GMR Lake Effects Archive at: http://nnlm.gov/gmr/training/lakeeffects/.

Thanks,
Max

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Max Anderson
Technology Coordinator
NN/LM GMR
University of Illinois @ Chicago
Library of the Health Sciences
1750 W. Polk St. (M/C 763)
Chicago, IL 60612
1-800-338-7657 (in region)
Skype: maxlibris

August 5, 2011

From the GMR: HHS Challenge: Apps Against Abuse

Hello, Network Members,

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has issues a challenge to us all. This challenge charges developers to create innovative apps to empower young adults to prevent abuse and violence. Be creative, be innovative, make an impact!

Read more: http://challenge.gov/HHS/199-apps-against-abuse

A webinar will be held on August 10, 2011 from 1-2pm with HHS and White House representatives to highlight the significance of this topic, provide additional information and answer questions from potential applicants about the developer's challenge, and offer opportunities for potential applicants to talk with others about forming collaborative teams. See: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/777958430

Thank you,

Max
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Max Anderson
Technology Coordinator/DOCLINE
NN/LM GMR
University of Illinois @ Chicago
Library of the Health Sciences
1750 W. Polk St. (M/C 763)
Chicago, IL 60612
1-800-338-7657 (in region)

July 13, 2011

From the GMR: NLM releases Chemical Hazards Emergency Medical Management (CHEMM)

The National Library of Medicine has released Chemical Hazards Emergency Medical Management (CHEMM) http://chemm.nlm.nih.gov/ .

Chemical emergencies are high risk events that require first responders to quickly make a series of complex decisions to minimize the risk of injury to their patients and themselves. The tools in CHEMM provide a comprehensive resource to help responders make safer decisions and provide them with the right information when it is needed most.

CHEMM enables first responders and other healthcare providers and planners to plan for, respond to, recover from, and mitigate the effects of mass-casualty incidents involving accidental or terrorist chemical releases.

CHEMM enhances and builds on the successes of the suite of Emergency Medical Management tools that began with the Radiation Emergency Medical Management (REMM; http://www.remm.nlm.gov/) web-based resource, which provides information for health care providers about clinical diagnosis and treatment of radiation and other injuries anticipated following radiological and nuclear emergencies.

CHEMM is a web-based resource that is downloadable in advance so that it is available during an event if the Internet is not accessible. It provides evidence-based information and guidance on a wide variety of topics, including quick chemical identification, acute patient care guidelines, and initial event activities.

CHEMM and REMM are the result of collaborative efforts between the United States Department of Health and Human Services, the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) - Office of Preparedness and Emergency Operations (OPEO), the National Library of Medicine - Division of Specialized Information Services (NLM/SIS), as well as many medical, emergency response, toxicology, industrial hygiene, and other experts.

http://www.phe.gov/Preparedness/news/Pages/chemm-110711.aspx

June 28, 2011

From the GMR: Access Drugs and Lactation Database (LactMed) with your mobile device

Need to know more about drugs and breastfeeding? The National Library of Medicine (NLM) Drugs and Lactation Database (LactMed) can help.

LactMed is a peer-reviewed and fully referenced database of drugs to which breastfeeding mothers may be exposed. Its information covers maternal and infant drug levels, possible effects on lactation and on breastfed infants, and alternative drugs to consider: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/factsheets/lactmedfs.html

Now you can access LactMed with your mobile device. The LactMed App for iPhone/iPod Touch and Android can be downloaded at http://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov/help/lactmedapp.htm