Archive for April, 2009

A trusted place to learn about Swine Flu: MedlinePlus

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009

MedlinePlus contains the latest news about the Swine Flu as well as provides links to a number of Swine Flu resources created by national and international agencies, such as Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO).

MedlinePlus, created and maintained by the National Library of Medicine, is a free, Web-based resource for quality health information and serves as an authoritative site for consumers of health information.

A service of the National Library of Medicine

Get it now: Psychiatric reference books on your PDA

Monday, April 27th, 2009

psychonline.jpgThe UCLA Library’s subscription to PsychiatryOnline now includes access from your PDA or smartphone. You can search or browse:

  • DSM-IV-TR® Manual
  • ICD-9-CM codes for selected general medical conditions and medication-induced disorders
  • Differential diagnosis decision trees and the DSM symptom index from DSM-IV-TR Handbook of Differential Diagnosis
  • APA Practice Guideline Quick References
  • Essentials of Clinical Psychopharmacology
  • Manual of Clinical Psychopharmacology

You can also download three books onto your mobile device for offline browsing:

  • Quick Reference to the DSM-IV-TR® Diagnostic Criteria
  • DSM-IV-TR® Handbook of Differential Diagnosis
  • Quick Reference to the APA Practice Guidelines for the Treatment of Psychiatric Disorders

To access these materials on your mobile device, you must create a free personal account with PsychiatryOnline using a desktop or laptop computer (it is not possible to create an account using a mobile device).  Access UCLA’s subscription to PsychiatryOnline, and click on the “MyPsychiatryOnline” link. Follow the instructions for creating an account and you will receive a username and password. You can then access PsychiatryOnline from your mobile device, and sign in with your username and password to access materials. Once created, you can also use your PsychiatryOnline account to have Table of Content notices sent to your mobile device.

<submitted by Amy Chatfield>

Mosby’s Nursing Skills: Over 800 different nursing skills

Thursday, April 16th, 2009

mosby-nursing-skills.jpgMosby’s Nursing Skills provides information on over 800 different skills, consolidated from diverse publications such as:

  • Perry & Potter, Clinical Nursing Skills & Techniques, 6e
  • Proehl, Emergency Nursing Procedures, 4e
  • AACN, Procedure Manual for Critical Care, 5e
  • AACN, Procedure Manual for Pediatric Acute and Critical Care
  • Wong, Nursing Care of Infants and Children

In addition to searching for a specific skill, you can browse skills by specialty (such as critical care nursing) or by category (such as diagnostic testing).  Each skill contains a variety of information, such as check lists, supplies needed and demonstration videos. 

The resource, accessible from the “Nursing – Staff Information” page on Mednet or by using the Search for Online Resources box on the Biomedical Library Homepage, also contains patient education information.  You can either search for material directly from the same search box used for skills or link directly to relevant documents from the skills.

<submitted by Cheryl Bartel>

New LibGuide available on East-West Medicine Resources

Thursday, April 16th, 2009

acupuncture.jpgThe Biomedical Library has created a LibGuide on East-West Medicine Resources. This guide, created by visiting librarian Weiyu Fan, is part of a pilot project between the Biomedical Library and the UCLA Center for East-West Medicine. The goal of this project is to build a model to provide evidence-based East-West clinical information services and strengthen clinicians’ ability to effectively access, evaluate, and use Chinese and Western medical information at UCLA.

<submitted by Tania Bardyn>

Complying with the NIH Public Access Policy: an upcoming faculty workshop on April 28th

Wednesday, April 8th, 2009

The UCLA Library, Academic Senate, Academic Senate Committee on Library and Scholarly Communication, and the Office of Intellectual Property Administration have created a series of lunchtime sessions to educate faculty about special topics in intellectual property.

Complying with the NIH Public Access Policy
Tuesday, April 28; noon – 1:30 p.m.
Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library Classroom

What does the new National Institutes of Health (NIH) public access policy mean for NIH-funded researchers at UCLA, and how can UCLA librarians help them comply? Find out more at this session led by members of the Library’s Scholarly Communication Steering Committee.

Attendance is limited to UCLA faculty, researchers, and administrators. Admission is free, and lunch will be provided. Advance reservations are required. Register here.

Medical Classics lecture by Professor Emily Abel on Tuberculosis in Los Angeles

Monday, April 6th, 2009

Dr. Emily Abel, UCLA Professor of Health Services and Women’s Studies, will speak on Tuberculosis and the Politics of Public Health in Los Angeles, 1880-1940 at the UCLA Faculty Center on Tuesday, April 14, at 6:00 p.m.  This lecture will discuss the changing demographics and racial politics in Los Angeles in the earth 20th century in relation to public health and the “health seeker” culture. 

The lecture is open, free of charge, but a reservation is required in order to ensure adequate seating and very light refreshments; call History and Special Collections for the Sciences at 310.825.6940. Full details are available in a printable flyer.  This program is sponsored by UCLA Programs in Medical Classics and by the UCLA School of Public Health.

April 7th NIH Webcast on nanotechnology

Friday, April 3rd, 2009

Join the National Institutes of Health for a symposium about nanotechnology on Tuesday, April 7, 2009. The all-day event that is part of NIH NanoWeek 2009, “Nanotechnology at NIH: Basic Concepts, Current Research, and Medical Applications,” can be viewed online. Other information about the symposium and NanoWeek events, such as speakers, can also be found on the NIH NanoWeek 2009 Web site.

2009-2010 Charles Donald O’Malley Short-Term Research Fellowships For Research in the History of Medicine and Allied Fields at UCLA

Friday, April 3rd, 2009

The David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and the UCLA Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library History and Special Collections for the Sciences are pleased to announce the availability of the 2009-2010 Charles Donald O’Malley Short-Term Research Fellowships to further investigation into the history of medical thought and healing practice and art from the earliest times to the recent past. Two fellowships will be awarded, each of which carries a grant of up to $1500 to defray travel and residence costs for research conducted at UCLA special collections libraries between July 1, 2009 and June 30, 2010.The award commemorates the work of Charles D. O’Malley, Ph.D. (1907-70), the Vesalian scholar and first full-time chair of the Department of Medical History at UCLA. O’Malley pioneered the study of the history of medicine at UCLA and facilitated its growth.Applications must be received on or before May 15, 2009. Questions about the fellowships may be directed to Russell A. Johnson by email, phone at 310.825.6940, or fax at 310.825.0465.