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Monthly Archives: August 2011

Prescribing under pressure using a mobile app: a study

In a recently published article in the journal Resuscitation, 28 doctors and seven medical students in the pediatric department of a British hospital “were asked to prescribe both a dopamine infusion and an adrenaline infusion for a hypotensive child. For one calculation they used the BNFC as their reference source and for the other they […]

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New look for STAT!Ref

The evidence-based e-resource STAT!Ref offered through the library’s website has a new user-interface. We invite our readers to try it and comment.

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Fall 2011 issue of eSynapse newsletter now available

The Fall 2011 issue of eSynapse, the newsletter of the Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, is now available online. Issue highlights include: From the Director — New Beginnings Library Champion — Don Blumenthal Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the Eccles Library — Part II Introducing . . . Amy Honisett Research Support for You […]

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Thoughts on what students don’t know

Thoughts on what students don’t know, and how higher education shares responsibility for this result.

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Replacing textbooks with eReaders?

If colleges and universities begin mandating that all class texts be eBooks, what would this mean for libraries?

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Health literacy: the need for “plain talk”

Searching Twitter using the hashtag “#healthliteracy,” I came across an item that sounded exciting: “MAXIMUS Center for Health Literacy to Hold Conference in September: ‘Plain Talk in Complex Times.’” Presented in collaboration with the American Public Health Association, the conference offers: Six preconference workshops: build your skills for communicating about health—in person, on the Web, […]

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Hospital IT headache: doctors using iPads?

In a recent post, the Krafty Librarian blog thoughtfully delves into the control issues faced by hospital IT departments when doctors make their rounds with iPads or other tablets, iPhones or other smartphones, etc. It has forced a paradigm shift for these departments: previously, security was focused on department or institution-owned equipment. They must now […]

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EBSCOhost app for iPhone

Review of the EBSCOhost app for the iPhone and iPod touch. Overall, it is a robust application with plenty of search options and tools. One feature lacking is the ability to export to citation management software.

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Free medical images app

Review of SpringerImages mobile app for iPhone and iPod touch.

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Health Literacy Integrated into High School Curriculum

As reported in the Colorado Springs newspaper The Gazette, El Paso County Public Health has partnered with Harrison High School to integrate health literacy education into classes beyond the traditional physical education and health offerings. Their goal is “to create a model that can be used by schools statewide to improve knowledge about all things […]

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