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Talking to Children About Terrorist Attacks and School and Community Shootings in the News
National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement. 01/23/2018 This two-page guide offers advice on how to talk to children about tragic events, such as shootings and terrorist attacks, that they are likely to hear about at school and/or on the news. It provides answers to questions parents and caregivers may ask about talking to children about the tragedy, and guidance on how to tell if children need additional help. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Social Media Analysis During Disasters
National Library of Medicine [National Institutes of Health]. 02/07/2018 This course from the National Library of Medicine Disaster Information Management Research Center helps users to develop and implement a plan that will help effectively monitor and analyze disaster information on social media. It details how to develop a plan for monitoring social media for disaster information, monitor social media for actionable information during disasters, choose reliable social media sources and use a checklist to verify content, and practice techniques to lessen uncertainty and information overload. (Video or Multimedia) (Source...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Budgeting for Medical Countermeasures: An Ongoing Need for Preparedness
Bipartisan Policy Center. 02/13/2018 This 16-page report summarizes the progress to date in procuring medical countermeasures and prior Congressional funding mechanisms for Project BioShield. It discusses ways to optimize funding for medical countermeasures so that the existing public-private partnership can continue to thrive, by restoring the program's original multi-year funding structure. It reviews the Public Health Emergency Medical Countermeasures Enterprise (PHEMCE), and future considerations for chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear threats. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medici...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Children's exposure to intimate partner violence: a systematic review of measurement strategies - Latzman NE, Vivolo-Kantor AM, Clinton-Sherrod AM, Casanueva C, Carr C.
We conducted systematic review and content analysis of measurement strategies related to child exposure to intimate partner violence (IPV). We searched nine electronic databases and supplementary sources for studies published between January 1984 and March... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Evaluation of parentage testing accuracy of child trafficking cases: combining the exclusion probability and likelihood ratio approaches - Yu K, Fung WK.
The Chinese government established a national anti-trafficking DNA database in 2009 to help reunite trafficked children with their families. The database collects DNA information from missing children's parents, trafficked and homeless children, then condu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

FDA & #039;s Root Causes and Use Error
Since 2016, the FDA Recalls Database has had a pull-down menu of the FDA-determined root cause of each recall. There are 43 items on the list, including "other," "pending," "under investigation by firm," and "undetermined/unknown." This list appears to have hierarchical issues in that some items (e.g., device design) seem to encompass other items (e.g., component design/selection and software design change). I have not been able to find any explanation of these 43 terms or the methodology by which FDA selects them, and my inquiries to FDA in this regard ...
Source: MDDI - February 17, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: William A. Hyman Tags: Regulatory and Compliance Source Type: news

Helping Youth Cope with Disaster
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 09/2017 This two-page document provides guidance and tips for helping youth cope with disasters that take different forms: natural (earthquakes, tornadoes, and wildfires), family loss, school shootings, and community violence. It lists common thoughts, emotions, and behavior changes, and details when to get more help when it is needed. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Emergency Manager Law Primer: Protecting the Public's Health During Financial Emergencies: Lessons Learned from the Flint Water Crisis
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Network for Public Health Law. 01/2018 This 12-page fact sheet addresses the purpose of emergency manager laws; how they operate; the emergency manager's powers, duties, and limitations; the role of citizens and elected officials while under emergency management; transition after emergency management; and the intersection of emergency manager laws with other laws. It illustrates the variety of state emergency manager laws based on key features, and examines differences in their implementation, including in Michigan. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Fatal Overdose Review Panels: Overview of Laws in Six States
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Network for Public Health Law. 01/29/2018 This eight-page issue brief explains and contrasts the specifics of panels that specifically review drug overdose deaths to provide additional data regarding overdose decedents and, typically, make recommendations for policy improvements. It reviews panels in the six states that have established such panels as of late 2017, and discusses black market drug products, both heroin and counterfeit pills, which became increasingly adulterated with illicitly manufactured synthetic opioids, mainly fentanyl analogues. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Gui...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Texas Hospital Association Hurricane Harvey Analysis: Texas Hospitals' Preparation Strategies and Priorities for Future Disaster Response
Texas Hospital Association. 02/07/2018 This eight-page report analyzes Texas hospitals'disaster response before, during, and after Hurricane Harvey in 2017, including findings and recommendations for future preparation strategies. It identifies areas for improvement to better equip hospitals, governmental agencies, and other organizations for the next disaster and to delineate specific next steps to take in the improvement process; and recommendations on shelter facility requirements to care for residents with medical challenges, and coordinating communications with law enforcement, military, and civilian groups. (PDF) (So...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Weekly Postings
See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight Member Highlights: North Pocono Public Library, Moscow, PA – learn about this library’s community education series designed to address difficult life planning decisions. Is your organization working on a similar project? Tell us about it! NNLM MAR is always interested in learning about health outreach activities that are happening in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey and Delaware. Weekly Funding Tips: Funding Tip 1- Talk it through – through mid-April, NNLM MAR will offer weekly tips for members who inten...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - February 16, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

ISPE Launches New Online Guidance Document Portal
For the first time, the entire library of ISPE Guides—including GAMP® 5—can be accessed and searched online.(PRWeb February 16, 2018)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2018/02/prweb15217273.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - February 16, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

DataFlash: Data Horror Stories
In the spirit of Love Data Week’s 2018 theme, Data Stories, it’s important to consider cautionary tales as well as good outcomes. We should, after all, learn from our mistakes. Perhaps the best known collection of data horror stories is Dorothea Salo’s Research Data Management Horror Stories pinboard. Dorothea, a University of Wisconsin academic librarian and library-school instructor, has been pinning data tales of woe since 2010. We probably all have our own personal examples of data hell, but here are a few of my favorite themes… Submitting a grant proposal and neglecting to include a well thou...
Source: Dragonfly - February 15, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Ann Madhavan Tags: Data Science Data_Science Source Type: news

USDA AWIC Workshop: March 13-14, Beltsville, MD
Meeting the Information Requirements of the Animal Welfare Act: A WorkshopMarch 13-14, 2018 | Beltsville, MD The USDA Animal Welfare Information Center (AWIC) teaches a one and a half day workshop at the National Agricultural Library (NAL) in Beltsville, MD, for individuals who are responsible for providing information to meet the requirements of the Animal Welfare Act (AWA). The workshop is targeted for principal investigators, members of IACUCs, information providers, administrators of animal use programs, and veterinarians. (Source: OLAW News)
Source: OLAW News - February 15, 2018 Category: Research Authors: hamptonl Source Type: news

Semi-monthly new journal report by provider (02/15/2018)
​LinkOut journals added since 02/1/2018, arrangedby provider. ​​ (Source: Library-LinkOut Announcements)
Source: Library-LinkOut Announcements - February 15, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

NEH and NLM Renew Partnership to Collaborate on Research, Education, and Career Initiatives
The National Library of Medicine (NLM), the world ’s largest medical library and a component of the National Institutes of Health, and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) have reaffirmed a partnership, originally established in 2012, to develop initiatives that explore the intersection of biomedical and humanities research. (Source: NLM General Announcements)
Source: NLM General Announcements - February 15, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Public Health Handbook for Communities Under Emergency Management: A Case Study of the Flint Water Crisis: Legal Mapping Tools and Lessons Learned
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Network for Public Health Law. 01/2018 This 28-page handbook is intended to help policymakers and practitioners incorporate the lessons learned from the Flint water crisis to avert and/or mitigate future crises. It provides guidance for implementing several overarching recommendations produced through extensive research and analysis aimed at answering a key legal question with respect to the Flint water crisis: Given the emergency manager's appointment, what legal authority could state, local, and federal public health and environmental agencies use to avert or mitigate the crisis? (PDF) (So...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Learning from the Flint Water Crisis: Protecting the Public's Health During a Financial Emergency
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Network for Public Health Law. 01/2018 This 84-page report, co-authored by attorneys from the Network for Public Health Law and the University of Michigan School of Public Health, details why shortcomings in the structure and implementation of laws related to public health, safe drinking water, and emergency financial management failed to stop or mitigate the Flint water crisis. Along with key findings, the report provides recommendations to help prevent similar crises from happening in other communities. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

2017 Hurricane Response: Resources for Children with Special Health Care Needs
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response. 02/13/2018 This collection of resources provides response and recovery information for use by families, organizations, and clinicians providing care to children with special health care needs in the areas affected by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria in 2017. These resources complement guidance provided by state and/or local authorities, which may have more information about location-specific activities and services. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Funding Tip 1 – Talk it through
Introducing a new service from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region – weekly funding tips will run from now until the middle of April. The first week of March, NNLM MAR will announce a new round of funding up to $19,000 for health information awareness and outreach projects in NY, NJ, PA and DE. Once we announce, you will have just a few weeks to submit an application. Now is the time to think about how you could increase knowledge of National Library of Medicine and other reliable sources amongst your co-workers, students, community partners, professional organization, or clients/pat...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - February 15, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Kate Flewelling Tags: Funding Source Type: news

Pediatric Issues in Disasters
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response. 02/13/2018 This one-hour, 31-minute webinar from TRACIE (Technical Resources, Assistance Center, and Information Exchange) discusses how local, regional, state, and federal level entities are incorporating pediatric issues into their planning efforts. It details how to identify and incorporate pediatric special considerations into preparedness, mitigation, response, recovery, and resilience-building plans and actions; be prepared every day for an emergency; and integrate pediatric issues into healthcare preparedne...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

World Health Organization: 142nd Session of the Executive Board
World Health Organization. 02/2018 This Web page provides information, materials, and videos from the 142nd session of the World Health Organization Executive Board, held on January 22-27, 2018. It provides links to the agenda, and to documentation that includes reports on Public Health Preparedness and Response; Health, Environment and Climate Change; and Pandemic Influenza Preparedness Framework for the Sharing of Influenza Viruses and Access to Vaccines and Other Benefits. (Video or Multimedia) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Protecting Health in Europe from Climate Change: 2017 Update
World Health Organization, Regional Office for Europe. 11/2017 This 85-page document is the 2017 update of a 2008 publication, andaims to raise awareness and motivate readers to take and support action to protect health from climate change. It outlines the health effects of climate change, focusing on the World Health Organization European Region; sets out how health benefits can be created through mitigation; and proposes a championing role for the health sector: leading by example in mitigation and adaptation action. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Zika Virus and Emerging Mosquito-Borne Diseases: The European Emergency Risk Communication Challenge; A Response Guide
World Health Organization, Regional Office for Europe. 09/2017 This 46-page manual and the associated app are designed to assist public health authorities in the World Health Organization (WHO) European Region communicate in response to possible outbreaks of the Zika virus, and other mosquito-borne diseases. The main objective of the guide is to enable European countries to learn from the experience of other regions on how to communicate about Zika, and apply these lessons to the European context. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

February PNR Rendezvous webinar- decolonizing data
Join us for our next PNR Rendezvous, “Hope From Our  Grandmothers: Decolonizing Data Through Stories of Resilience” When: Wednesday, February 21, 1:00pm PT, Noon Alaska Time, 2:00pm MT Much research has been historically rooted in controlling American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) and other indigenous peoples to exploit land and natural resources, or even heredity and group identity. Yet, AIAN community ties, tribal sovereignty rights and claims, and cultural values are emerging as critical elements of resiliency key to reversing the very health and social issues that have plagued indigenous populations...
Source: Dragonfly - February 14, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Data Science News from NNLM PNR Training & Education Source Type: news

STM Association announce – Intensive Course in Journal Publishing, Singapore
The course is designed for people working in scholarly publishing and primarily with journals. To gain the most benefit from the course, the ideal participant will need to have at least one – three years publishing experience as junior or middle manager but others with more experience will find the course a useful refresher and an inspiration for their future career. The experience may be in editorial, sales, marketing or content management roles, but the course is also valuable for people working in other roles such as finance, web publishing and technology, or customer service. Experience has shown that participant...
Source: News from STM - February 14, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: Events World Source Type: news

Cambridge University Press expands partnership with AJE to include comprehensive suite of manuscript preparation service
Cambridge University Press has announced the expansion of its partnership with world-leading author services company American Journal Experts (AJE), to include a range of new manuscript preparation services. The Cambridge University Press & AJE site was launched in 2017 to offer language editing for prospective authors who are writing in English as a second language. Due to the success and high level of customer satisfaction with this service over the past year, Cambridge University Press and AJE have decided to expand the offering available to authors. In addition to language editing, authors will now be able to choos...
Source: News from STM - February 14, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: Editorial Source Type: news

Rituximab: More Effective Than Other Initial MS Treatments? Rituximab: More Effective Than Other Initial MS Treatments?
A Swedish database analysis shows that rituximab excels in newly diagnosed relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis. Dr Laurie Barclay takes a closer look.Medscape Neurology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Viewpoint Source Type: news

Health Information for Public Librarians Symposium
May 22-23, 2018 – Atlanta, GA The Medical Library Association, Public Library Association, and the National Network of Libraries of Medicine invite you to attend a new symposium designed to bring public health librarians, health sciences librarians, and health professionals together to learn from each other on how best to serve the diverse health needs of our community. Why attend the Symposium? Learn about educational, financial, and community engagement resources for health literacy outreach Meet colleagues with the same concerns about barriers and challenges in providing literacy services Understand national init...
Source: MCR News - February 13, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: ssawyer Tags: All Members Community College/Academic Libraries Health Sciences K-12 Public Libraries Source Type: news

Recruiting Advisor for the Librarian Impact on Cost of Patient Care Study
Dear Network members, We are recruiting an additional hospital librarian to advise the Librarian Impact on Cost of Patient Care Study. The research team needs assistance in developing the study that considers the many environmental/cultural/political nuances common to library professionals working in the hospital setting. This advisor will need to commit 3-4 hours per month and be able to attend online meetings using WebEx. If you are interested in this appointment, contact John Bramble (john.bramble@utah.edu) (Source: MCR News)
Source: MCR News - February 13, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: ssawyer Tags: Health Sciences Source Type: news

Considerations for the Use of Temporary Surge Sites for Managing Seasonal Patient Surge
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response. 02/12/2018 This 18-page document from TRACIE (Technical Resources, Assistance Center, and Information Exchange) describes the major considerations healthcare facility emergency planners must consider when determining patient surge management solutions for longer-duration events, such as weeks to months of managing seasonal illness surge. During the severe 2017-2018 influenza season, coupled with increases in other upper respiratory infections, many hospitals have surpassed routine surge management measures and hav...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Member Highlights: North Pocono Public Library, Moscow, PA
NNLM MAR is pleased to share successes of health outreach projects and activities in our region. Learn what your amazing colleagues are doing to increase access to quality health information for the communities they serve. Life Planning Series This community education series is designed to address difficult life planning decisions such as funeral arrangements and budgeting, important legal documents, and palliative and supportive care for the elderly. It is targeted at mid-life individuals caring for parents or older family members, older people who would like to be proactive in their planning, or mid-life individuals who...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - February 13, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Member Highlights Source Type: news

Info International presents a one day  
Pharma Reprints Summit
21st March 2018
Reprints from peer-reviewed medical journals help pharma engage healthcare professionals and patients – and provide the essential clinical evidence behind marketing claims – yet their use has been in decline over many years. Is technology about to disrupt the commercial content space as it did for research information over a decade ago and what are the key implications and opportunities this creates? This one day Pharma Reprints Summit brings together the key stakeholders in the medical content and marketing space to meet and to learn from one another. Presentations from stakeholders include the following topic...
Source: News from STM - February 13, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: European Events Source Type: news

Emerald launches new Engineering, Computing & Technology portfolio
For the first time, Emerald Publishing has created an opportunity for customers to take all of the available journals that are aligned to the Engineering, Computing and Technology (ECT) fields in one comprehensive collection. Available from 2018, the ECT journal portfolio was developed through extensive research to ensure that the content is aligned to the needs and output of academic engineering and computing departments. Closely connected to industry, many titles maintain strong links to key associations and professional bodies such as the European Aeronautics Science Network (EASN), International Microelectronics Assemb...
Source: News from STM - February 13, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: Editorial Source Type: news

Kudos launching new dissemination management and impact acceleration services
Research groups, departments, impact leads and units of assessment invited to join early access program. Kudos (www.growkudos.com), the award-winning service for maximizing the reach and impact of research publications, is launching a new dissemination management toolkit for research groups, university departments and REF Units of Assessment. Through this new service, research groups will be able to plan, action and report on a wide range of outreach activities for key outputs and projects, helping build a broad and international audience for their work, and accelerating its impact. Kudos is offering a limited nu...
Source: News from STM - February 13, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: Digital Featured Source Type: news

DataFlash: How DO You Tell a Story With Data Anyway?
As you may know, it’s “Love Data Week”! Formerly “Love Your Data Week”, this is the third year of this international data extravaganza, which seeks to “raise awareness and build a community to engage on topics related to research data management, sharing, preservation, reuse, and library-based research data services.”   The theme this year is “Data Stories”, which leads to the important question, “How DO you tell a story with data anyway?” There are many sites that will help you get started on this quest; here, here and here are some good ones.&nbs...
Source: Dragonfly - February 13, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Ann Glusker Tags: Blog data storytelling Data_Science Love Data Week Source Type: news

Building a DNA barcode library for the Canadian flora using herbarium collections
(Botanical Society of America) Researchers have built a DNA barcode library for the vascular plant flora of Canada based entirely on herbarium collections. DNA barcode libraries are important to facilitate plant identification for a variety of studies including analysis and regulation of supplements, food, and environmental or ancient DNA. The scale of the study surpasses previous library-building efforts, providing barcodes for 98 percent of Canada's vascular plant species (5,076 of 5,190). (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 13, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

World's biggest city database shines light on our increasingly urbanized planet
(European Commission Joint Research Centre) The world's largest data platform on cities, launched by the Joint Research Centre, the European Commission's science and knowledge service, reveals the planet is even more urbanized than we thought. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Heart Health Information Resources webinar
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at 1pm MT/2pm CT Discover NLM Resources and More series Registration and login information Dive into heart health resources from the National Institutes of Health with Annette Parde-Maass, NNLM MCR Education and Outreach Coordinator. She will focus on resources from the National Institute on Aging (NIA) and the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) and how they can help you and the people you serve. She’ll provide an overview of each site, demonstrate some sample searches, and show you where to find educational and outreach materials, including multilingual or multicultural pi...
Source: MCR News - February 12, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: liaison Tags: Health Sciences Public Libraries Webinars and Training Source Type: news

Cultural Competence for Information Professionals webinar
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at 10am MT/11am CT Breezing Along with the RML series Registration and login information According to the National Association of Social Workers, cultural competence is “a congruent set of behaviors, attitudes, and policies that enable a person or group to work effectively in cross-cultural situations.” This webinar will provide an introduction to cultural competence, discuss why it is important and how it applies to the work of information professionals. Guest Speaker: Shaundra Walker, PhD, Interim Library Director of the Ina Dillard Russell Library at Georgia College (Source: MCR News)
Source: MCR News - February 12, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: liaison Tags: Community College/Academic Libraries Health Sciences K-12 Public Libraries Webinars and Training Source Type: news

NLM Technical Bulletin, Jan-Feb 2018, New Maximum Length for Custom Filters in PubMed
In April 2018, NLM will start limiting the length of PubMed custom filters to 4,000 characters, and asterisks (*) for truncation will no longer be allowed in these filters. (Source: NLM Technical Bulletin)
Source: NLM Technical Bulletin - February 12, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

WHO/ICRC Technical Meeting for Global Consensus on Triage, 11-12 January 2017: Meeting Report
World Health Organization. 02/11/2018 This seven-page document summarizes a meeting co-convened in January 2017 by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) to discuss the current science of triage, including pre-hospital and facility-based triage during both routine operations and extraordinary/surge situations. The meeting also included a review of existing triage tools, and development of a consensus-based triage framework for both routine operations and surge situations. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Wiley, the Austrian Academic Library Consortium and the Austrian Science Fund announce combined open access and subscription agreement
(Wiley) John Wiley and Sons Inc. (NYSE:JWa) (NYSE:JWb), the Austrian Academic Library Consortium (KEM Ö ) and the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) today announced a three-year combined open access publication and subscription agreement. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Study examines shift work and genetic risk factors for type 2 diabetes
(Brigham and Women's Hospital) A new study takes a deep look at the connection between shift work and type 2 diabetes. Investigators at Brigham and Women's Hospital leveraged data on hundreds of thousands of people in the UK Biobank to better understand how shift work -- especially frequent night work -- contributes to the likelihood of type 2 diabetes. The team also developed a genetic risk score for type 2 diabetes, examining genetic data for tens of thousands of workers in the database. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

What Growth Charts Are Best?
Discussion “The value of growth assessment is thus its principal utility as a key screening tool in order to assess children’s general well-being, to identify faltering and excessive growth, to evaluate maternal lactation performance and infant feeding practices, and to manage her children with medical conditions known to adversely affect growth,….” Thus having assessment tools is important. Growth charts are assessment tools measuring height/length, weight, head circumference and body mass index. Some commonly used growth charts are: WHO child growth chart standards They were developed using lo...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - February 12, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

2018 Annual Review of the Blueprint List of Priority Diseases
World Health Organization. 02/08/2018 This Web page provides the 2018 List of Priority Diseases, which include Ebola virus disease and Marburg virus disease, Lassa fever, Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), and Zika virus. Experts consider that given their potential to cause a public health emergency and the absence of efficacious drugs and/or vaccines, there is an urgent need for accelerated research and development for these diseases. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Building the Evidence Base for Disaster Risk Reduction for Health Systems in Response to Natural Disasters: Webinar 2: Engaging Stakeholders
National Center for Disaster Medicine and Public Health [Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences]. 02/07/2018 This one-hour, 32-minute webinar is part of a series of webinars, workshops, pilot studies, and regional preparedness exercises to discuss the current state and future direction of critical healthcare infrastructure modeling for disaster events. It focuses on developing initial needs assessment from various sectoral stakeholders, including identification of specific planning and response needs; discussion of time and spatial scales; specific types and format of information to be output from models; and...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Building the Evidence Base for Disaster Risk Reduction for Health Systems in Response to Natural Disasters: Webinar 1: State of the Science
National Center for Disaster Medicine and Public Health [Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences]. 01/24/2018 This one-hour, 32-minute webinar is part of a series of webinars, workshops, pilot studies, and regional preparedness exercises to discuss the current state and future direction of critical healthcare infrastructure modeling for disaster events. It explains how to establish the framework for the overall predictive modeling project: its modular components, consideration of the foundational modeling platform, types of expertise to be brought together. (Video or Multimedia) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Effect of Variations in State Emergency Preparedness Laws on the Public Health Workforce's Willingness to Respond in Emergencies
Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health. 11/2017 This Web page provides information about a project that assesses whether state laws influence the public health workforce's willingness to respond in emergencies. The project's aims include identifying and classifying variations in emergency response laws in the 50 U.S. states, and assessing the association between specific state emergency preparedness laws and willingness to respond during emergencies among the public health workforce. The page also provides publications, tools, and project materials. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disa...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) National Network Learning Session: Innovative Ideas for Ensuring Your Emergency Operations Plans Are Inclusive for the Whole Community
ADA [Americans with Disabilities Act] National Network. 11/09/2017 This one-hour, 16-minute webinar explores innovative, efficient, and effective tools that will guide an agency to meet Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements for emergency preparedness, response, and recovery efforts. Resources are shared that will assist plans with compliance, while building comprehensive and collaborative partnerships in communities to enhance emergency plans. It discusses how to raise confidence in bringing the appropriate agencies to the table to help build inclusive plans. (Video or Multimedia) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resour...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news