Nigeria: Akure Community Opposes Akeredolu's Plan for State Hospital
[Premium Times] Some traditional rulers and residents of Akure on Wednesday, protested against the plan by the Ondo State governor to convert the state's specialist hospital into an annex of the University of Medical Sciences Teaching Hospital, Ondo. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 13, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Free, Online MeSH Webinars by the National Library of Medicine: 2019 Highlights and PubMed Searching in January 2019
Please join the National Library of Medicine (NLM) and National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) Training Office for two events in January 2019, introducing you to 2019 Medical Subject Heading (MeSH) and teaching you how to adjust to MeSH changes in your PubMed searches and alerts. Registration is required (see below). NLM Webinar: 2019 MeSH Highlights Join NLM staff for a highlight tour of the 2019 Medical Subject Headings (MeSH). A 20-minute presentation will feature: Addition of systematic reviews publication type Additional clinical trial publication types Subheading changes for manpower, s...
Source: MCR News - December 12, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: liaison Tags: #CC/Academic List #Health Sciences List Source Type: news

‘Creative’ AlphaZero leads way for chess computers and, maybe, science | Sean Ingle
Former chess world champion Garry Kasparov likes what he sees of computer that could be used to find cures for diseasesGarry Kasparov is not only humanity ’s greatest ever chess player but its highest-profile victim of artificial intelligence. His loss to IBM’s super computer Deep Blue in 1997 made global headlines and left him feeling bitter and, well, blue. Yet there is a warm glint in his eye when he talks about AlphaZero, the game-changing che ss programme that took just four hours to teach itself to becomethe strongest in history.Related:Magnus Carlsen beats Caruana in tie-breakers to retain World Chess cr...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 12, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Sean Ingle Tags: Chess Sport Garry Kasparov Source Type: news

Kenya: Report Reveals Huge Toll of Neglect at Mathari Hospital
[Nairobi News] The government's reduced funding to Mathari National Teaching and Referral Hospital in Nairobi has seen doctors forced to prescribe drugs that are not very effective, and which have serious side affects on patients, a report by the Senate Health Committee says. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 12, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Bedside Teaching in Neurology Bedside Teaching in Neurology
How might bedside teaching be most effectively used in neurology? This review discusses the theoretical foundations of bedside teaching and reviews the evidence available to support its use.Seminars in Neurology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

The reading behavior of students in the digital age
(University of Erlangen-Nuremberg) Knowing how to study properly takes practice, and this is especially true when students are working on academic texts. However, the way we read in this digital age and thus how we understand texts and generate knowledge has changed. Researchers at Carl von Ossietzky Universit ä t Oldenburg and Friedrich-Alexander-Universit ä t Erlangen-N ü rnberg (FAU) are now researching how to innovatively design university-level teaching in this digital age. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - December 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

NLM Technical Bulletin, Nov-Dec 2018, MeSH Webinars: 2019 Highlights and PubMed Searching in January 2019
Please join the National Library of Medicine (NLM) and National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) Training Office for two events in January 2019, introducing you to 2019 Medical Subject Heading (MeSH) and teaching you how to adjust to MeSH changes in your PubMed searches and alerts. (Source: NLM Technical Bulletin)
Source: NLM Technical Bulletin - December 11, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

The Art of Teaching: Perspectives on the Role of Radiologists as Master Educators
Why radiology is really all about teaching. (Source: Diagnostic Imaging)
Source: Diagnostic Imaging - December 11, 2018 Category: Radiology Authors: Mina S. Makary, MD Usama Awan Tags: Burnout Patient Relations Practice Management Source Type: news

New chair appointed to major teaching trust
A major teaching trust has appointed a new chair to take over when its current chair, the National Data Guardian, steps down next year (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - December 11, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

That was the year that was
January saw the union launch a campaign to encourage local government pension funds to divest from carbon – in other words, to pull their hard-earned money out of environment-unfriendly businesses. Some £16bn of local government pension funds is invested in fossil fuels and, with five million members in those schemes, the campaign can make an impact. Later that month, the higher education service group conference met in Chester. “We have to stand up for our members’ rights,” delegates agreed – particularly in the face of Brexit. Just over 10% of all university workers come from elsewher...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - December 11, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: Article campaigning care workers equal pay equality health care Industrial action local government organising recruiting recruiting and organising success Source Type: news

That was the year that was – the year in UNISON
January saw the union launch a campaign to encourage local government pension funds to divest from carbon – in other words, to pull their hard-earned money out of environment-unfriendly businesses. Some £16bn of local government pension funds is invested in fossil fuels and, with five million members in those schemes, the campaign can make an impact. Later that month, the higher education service group conference met in Chester. “We have to stand up for our members’ rights,” delegates agreed – particularly in the face of Brexit. Just over 10% of all university workers come from elsewher...
Source: UNISON Health care news - December 11, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: Article campaigning care workers equal pay equality health care Industrial action local government organising recruiting recruiting and organising success Source Type: news

Relations of early childhood education teachers' depressive symptoms, job-related stress, and professional motivation to beliefs about children and teaching practices - Jeon HJ, Kwon KA, Walsh B, Burnham MM, Choi YJ.
This study used teacher questionnaires to investigate the relationships of early childhood education teachers' depressive symptoms, professional motivation, and job-related stress to their beliefs about children and teaching practices. T... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Online game trains players how to sort waste correctly
(University of British Columbia) A simple online game can teach people to more accurately sort waste--with lasting results, a new UBC study has found. Study participants who played the game developed by UBC researchers received immediate feedback on their sorting choices. The second time they played--when feedback was no longer provided--players still improved their average accuracy from 69 per cent to 84 per cent. Even when a week passed between games, players still improved their accuracy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - December 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

What more could we do to prevent veteran suicides? Survey reveals clues
(Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan) Every day, 20 veterans die by suicide -- and most choose a firearm to do it. A new survey of veterans who receive VA mental health care could guide suicide prevention efforts. Ninety-three percent said they would approve of the VA offering options to address firearm access - such as having health providers ask about veterans' access to firearms, providing gun locks, or teaching veterans' family and friends about suicide warning signs and firearm safety. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - December 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Enhance your Interdisciplinary and Team Science Skills
Reports abound from professional societies, the Academies, government agencies, and researchers calling attention to the fact that science is increasingly an inter-disciplinary, transdisciplinary, inter-institutional, and international endeavor. In short, science has become a “team sport.” There is a real and present need to better prepare scientists for success in this new collaborative environment. The American Institute of Biological Sciences is responding to this call with a new program for scientists, educators, and individuals who work with or participate in scientific teams. Team science is increasingl...
Source: Public Policy Reports - December 11, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Pilot study of a brief WeChat intervention in China to increase students' willingness to assist a flushing student to reduce alcohol use - Zhang F, Yuen LW, Ding L, Newman IM, Shell DF.
OBJECTIVES: This pilot study tested the effectiveness of a brief alcohol-related intervention delivered by the social media app WeChat to teach about ethanol-induced facial flushing and increase the willingness of students who see another student flushing ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Interprofessional education model for geriatric falls risk assessment and prevention - Brown DK, Fosnight S, Whitford M, Hazelett S, Mcquown C, Drost JC, Kropp DJ, Hovland CA, Niederriter JE, Patton R, Morgan A, Fleming E, Steiner RP, Scott ED, Ortiz-Figueroa F.
BACKGROUND: One in three people over the age of 65 fall every year, with 1/3 sustaining at least moderate injury. Falls risk reduction requires an interprofessional health team approach. The literature is lacking in effective models to teach students how t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Teaching trust appoints new medical director
Sheffield Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust has appointed a new medical director, it has been announced. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - December 7, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Weekly Postings
See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight Join NNLM All of Us Community Engagement Coordinator Veronica Milliner as one of the panelists for the ALSC webinar: Leadership in Youth Services Part 2: Leadership in Action on December 11 at 2:00 PM ET. Working with children in a library setting provides vast opportunities to create and hone leadership skills if you know where to find them. By cultivating these skills in yourselves and others, you will elevate your profession and your community by creating and implementing beneficial programs and services. This webinar wi...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - December 6, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

CQC: Leadership must improve at ‘dysfunctional’ heart unit
Leadership and management problems from service to trust level contributed to failures at a London teaching trust’s heart surgery unit, the Care Quality Commission said today. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - December 6, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

What can a snowflake teach us about how cancer spreads in the body?
(University of Southern California) What can seashells, lightning and the coastline of Britain teach us about new drugs for cancer? The answer, according to a team of researchers at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering, may revolve around fractals, the infinitely complex patterns found in nature. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - December 6, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Oishei Children's Hospital attains top rating on national list
The John R. Oishei Children's Hospital was recognized this week by the Leapfrog Group as a Top Hospital, the only one recognized across New York state. The hospital, part of Kaleida Health, was among just 6 percent of hospitals across the U.S. to receive the distinction. Nationally, the Top Hospitals list includes 118 hospitals in 23 states and the District of Columbia. Included are 35 general hospitals, 13 children's hospitals, 53 teaching hos pitals and 17 rural hospitals. Oishei Children's was… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 5, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

Ohio Wrestling Coaches Save High School Athlete Who Collapsed During Practice
  LAKEWOOD, Ohio (FOX 8 NEWS) -- A couple of wrestling coaches at St. Edward High School are being credited with saving the life of a young athlete, who collapsed during practice last week. Assistant Coach Mark Jayne told Fox 8 News, "The student athlete was gasping, could not breath, there was like long gaps in between, so I know that does not count as breathing and he wasn't responding.” Jayne, who teaches CPR in his health class and certifies students, faculty and staff, grabbed an AED that had been secured by another coach, and applied the pads as directed. Read more at FOX 8 News. (Source: JEMS Patient Care)
Source: JEMS Patient Care - December 5, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: FOX 8 News Tags: Cardiac & Resuscitation News News Videos Source Type: news

Ohio Wrestling Coaches Save High School Athlete Who Collapsed During Practice
  LAKEWOOD, Ohio (FOX 8 NEWS) -- A couple of wrestling coaches at St. Edward High School are being credited with saving the life of a young athlete, who collapsed during practice last week. Assistant Coach Mark Jayne told Fox 8 News, "The student athlete was gasping, could not breath, there was like long gaps in between, so I know that does not count as breathing and he wasn't responding.” Jayne, who teaches CPR in his health class and certifies students, faculty and staff, grabbed an AED that had been secured by another coach, and applied the pads as directed. Read more at FOX 8 News. (Source: JEMS: Journa...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - December 5, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: FOX 8 News Tags: Cardiac & Resuscitation News News Videos Source Type: news

Health System in Haiti Takes Key Step by Launching National Tuberculosis Tracker
By Atwood Raphael, Deputy chief of party, USAID/Haiti Strategic Health Information System ProgramDecember 17, 2018Newly digitized data will help  the government address the disease, decide where to invest in clinics and staff, and more.Haiti ’s government this year launched a national electronic platform for reporting and tracking tuberculosis (TB), a key step in its efforts to capture, monitor, and report all patient-level data across the country.Information on cases of TB —a contagious and often deadly disease plaguing the Caribbean nation—is being prepared for aggregation into the System d&rsquo...
Source: IntraHealth International - December 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Tags: Tuberculosis Haiti Source Type: news

6 Central Florida hospitals make top national list for 2018
Orlando Health, Florida Hospital and Nashville,Tenn.-based HCA Healthcare Inc. all had local hospitals land on a national watchdog's list of top medical facilities for 2018. Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit The Leapfrog Group listed more than 118 facilities in categories for best general, rural, teaching and children's hospitals for its 2018 Top Hospitals awards. The group used its national hospital survey to rank its choices, which were only eligible to be recognized if they got an A for their… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - December 5, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ryan Lynch Source Type: news

Research funding is short-changing humanities subjects | John Marenbon
The humanities subjects do not benefit from the research excellence framework. They need a better systemThe government ’s research excellence framework (Ref) is perhaps the ultimate in bureaucratic exercises. It aims every seven years to assess, department by department, every “research active” academic in the UK. The aim is laudable: to ensure that a stream of research funding (known as QR) is distributed to universities fairly and transparently. But for the humanities, the Ref does nothing but harm.Few would quarrel with the principle of a system of assessment for the humanities based on reading and jud...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 5, 2018 Category: Science Authors: John Marenbon Tags: Universities Education Higher education Research Research funding Science Academics Lecturers Source Type: news

St. Louis hospital earns spot on national ranking
Mercy Hospital St. Louis was named to the Leapfrog Group ’s list of the 2018 top hospitals. Only 118 hospitals across the U.S. were recognized on Leapfrog’s ranking, which compares hospitals’ performance on national standards of patient safety, quality, efficiency and management structures that prevent errors. Mercy was the only St. Louis-area hosp ital that appeared on the list. In addition, Mercy Hospital St. Louis was named one of Leapfrog’s top teaching hospitals. Mercy Hospital Springfield… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - December 4, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Brian Robbins Source Type: news

St. Louis hospital earns spot on national ranking
Mercy Hospital St. Louis was named to the Leapfrog Group ’s list of the 2018 top hospitals. Only 118 hospitals across the U.S. were recognized on Leapfrog’s ranking, which compares hospitals’ performance on national standards of patient safety, quality, efficiency and management structures that prevent errors. Mercy was the only St. Louis-area hosp ital that appeared on the list. In addition, Mercy Hospital St. Louis was named one of Leapfrog’s top teaching hospitals. Mercy Hospital Springfield… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 4, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Brian Robbins Source Type: news

Epidemiological scope of traditional gold panning with trauma in emergency service at Gabriel Tour é teaching hospital - Mangané M, Almeimoune A, Diop TM, Dembélé AS, Diallo B, Napo A, Sogoba Y, Bomou Y, Doumbia M, Koita S, Tambassi SI, Diango MD.
INTRODUCTION: Traditional gold washing traumatism during traditional gold panningfalls within the scope of occupational accidents, which are common pathologies in developing countries such as Mali. Our work aimed to study traumatism during tradition... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Dayton-area university's teaching pharmacy to open in February
A Dayton-area university is moving forward with its plans to open a Greene County pharmacy. Cedarville University will open the Cedar Care Village Pharmacy at 63 N. Main St. in downtown Cedarville in February 2019. The address is the site of the former Cedarville Hardware, which closed last year after owner Glenn Fawcett's death. Cedar Care will serve as a teaching pharmacy for the univ ersity's pharmacy students. The village of Cedarville has been without a pharmacy sine 2015. Cedarville Mayor… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 3, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Cecilia Salomone Source Type: news

Sudan: Sudanese Hospital's Paediatric Section Now Five Days On Strike
[Radio Dabanga] Kassala -The paediatric section at Kassala Teaching Hospital has entered its fifth day of protests against the deterioration of the health environment in the hospital, a severe lack of available doctors, and shortage of beds. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 3, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Barts Charity funds £ 6.5m to grow Queen Mary University of London campus
(Queen Mary University of London) £ 6.5 million of funding has been awarded by Barts Charity to Queen Mary University of London to transform the Charterhouse Square campus at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, and provide cutting-edge teaching and research facilities. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - December 3, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Barts Charity funds £ 6.5 million to grow Queen Mary University of London campus
(Queen Mary University of London) £ 6.5 million of funding has been awarded by Barts Charity to Queen Mary University of London to transform the Charterhouse Square campus at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, and provide cutting-edge teaching and research facilities (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - December 3, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Barts Charity funds £ 6.5 million to grow Queen Mary University of London campus
(Queen Mary University of London) £ 6.5 million of funding has been awarded by Barts Charity to Queen Mary University of London to transform the Charterhouse Square campus at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, and provide cutting-edge teaching and research facilities. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - December 3, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Google now SPYING on students using classroom technology, while pretending to be "teaching" them
(Natural News) Large corporations usually have robust market research divisions filled with thinkers and analysts who busy themselves daily trying to figure out how to stay ahead of their competition by anticipating consumer, business, and economic trends. These folks aren’t reading tea leaves or glaring into crystal balls. They’re gathering and processing hard data so... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Virtual Surgical Simulator Debuts in Germany
Researchers presented the latest innovation in surgical training at this year’s MEDICA 2018 conference in Düsseldorf, Germany — the HandsOn.surgery trainer. The new prototype was designed to help surgeons prepare for individual patient surgeries by enabling them to practice the surgery on a virtual simulator. The new technology, created by Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits, offers surgeons the opportunity to extensively train for difficult procedures, such as the surgical placement of implantable hearing aids and the surgical treatment of tumor diseases. The new...
Source: MDDI - November 30, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Kristopher Sturgis Tags: R & D Source Type: news

Grimethorpe dinner ladies save their jobs
Dinner ladies at Ladywood school in Grimethorpe return to work today, having seen off a bid to make them all redundant. The school meals supervisors in the historic mining village just outside Barnsley, South Yorkshire, had taken 36 days of strike, beginning in September. UNISON reached an agreement with the school management to address the deficit in the school’s budget without any redundancies, due to expected natural staff turnover. The school had planned to have teaching assistants cover the work done by the school meals workers, leading to them joining the strike. “It was completely unacceptable to attempt...
Source: UNISON Health care news - November 29, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: News education services Industrial action local government redundancies redundancy school staff schools yorkshire Source Type: news

Assistant Professor in Microbiology
The University of Washington Tacoma invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Microbiology in the Division of Sciences and Mathematics within the School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences (SIAS). We seek an individual that shares our institutional values of excellence, community, diversity, innovation and access. This is a full-time position with a nine-month service period. The successful candidate will have a proven record of scholarship in microbiology with biomedical applications. We expect the successful candidate to actively seek extramural support to develop and maintain an excellent res...
Source: AIBS Classifieds - November 29, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Classifieds Tags: Other Positions Available Source Type: news

Doctors and Nurses Treat Gunshot Wounds All the Time. Now They ’re Preparing for Active Shootings at Their Own Hospitals
A shooting at Chicago’s Mercy Hospital, quickly followed by a false alarm at Maryland’s Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, sent shockwaves through the medical community this month — and exposed the reality that hospitals, the institutions tasked with caring for the victims of violent incidents, are also at risk of enduring them. The FBI defines an active shooter incident as “one or more individuals actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill people in a populated area.” Of the 50 such events that took place in 2016 and 2017, according to FBI data, only four occurred in healthc...
Source: TIME: Health - November 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime hospitals onetime Source Type: news

Weekly Postings
See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight Only Three Days Left to Apply! Call for Applications to the MLA Research Training Institute (RTI) – Apply by December 1 for this week-long residential workshop that provides librarians and library information professionals with the opportunity to work intensively on research design and planning to conduct research that improves practice and adds to the professional knowledgebase. The workshop will be held in Chicago from July 15–19, 2019. National Network of Libraries of Medicine News The MAR offices will be clo...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - November 28, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

Marketing Your Interlibrary Loan Service -webinar
Our next PNR Rendezvous webinar is: The Essentials of Marketing Your Interlibrary Loan Service Marketing a new library service is expected. Marketing a service that no one is using is expected. But what about interlibrary loan, which is an existing service that, statistically, patrons are already using? Should a library waste money, resources, and staff time to market interlibrary loan? Yes! Marketing interlibrary loan can teach patrons how to use the service more effectively and can introduce new users to the service. But currently, there is very little literature on the subject. Marketing other library services is writte...
Source: Dragonfly - November 28, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Resource Sharing & Document Delivery Training & Education Source Type: news

ECG Educational Standards for Prehospital Providers
Conclusion As the role of evidence-based medicine becomes more prominent in the field of emergency medicine, a clear view of the current state of ECG education and platform from which to implement uniform standards becomes increasingly essential; especially as research expands into the prehospital setting. Further research into EMS education may identify both strengths and weaknesses in basic ECG interpretation appropriate for first responders. Implementing minimum ECG interpretation standards for EMS personnel nationwide is one potential option to ensure prehospital educational institutions stay responsive to current scie...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - November 28, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Jonathan Barney, BA, EMT, MS3 Tags: Training Exclusive Articles Cardiac & Resuscitation Source Type: news

Upcoming Training Opportunities: December 2018
Looking for professional development opportunities? The National Network of Libraries of Medicine offers a variety of online classes to learn about new resources and programs, and develop your professional skills. All of our classes are free, and many are eligible for continuing education credit from the Medical Library Association. Even if you will not be able to attend a live webinar, you can still register to receive a notification when the recording is available on the NNLM YouTube Channel. Check out some of our December 2018 offerings and register today! Don’t do it alone! Starting, sustaining, and assessing par...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - November 27, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Education Source Type: news

Want to Learn CPR? Try an Automated Kiosk
TUESDAY, Nov. 27, 2018 -- Hands-only CPR training kiosks in public places are an effective way to teach this lifesaving skill, a new study shows. " These kiosks have the potential to lower barriers to training, increase the likelihood a bystander... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 27, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Arc mapping: a critical review (Letter to the editor in response) - Novak C.
Contained in the paper [1] are statements that need correction. Specifically, the following: "Recently, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) published a description of an arc mapping method that they apparently had been teaching... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Undergraduate biology textbooks fail to teach how science can improve industry practice
(Bentley University) Undergraduate biology textbooks do little to teach students how science can contribute to successful careers in industry or improved business practices at a time when some fear that science is under attack by corporate interests. A new study from the Center for Integration of Science and Industry at Bentley University shows that textbooks for first-year, undergraduate biology fail to provide context for applications of science in business and instead perpetuate a negative stereotype of industry and its relationship with science. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 27, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Early detection of epilepsy in children possible with deep learning computer science technique
(Georgia State University) Early detection of the most common form of epilepsy in children is possible through 'deep learning,' a new machine learning tool that teaches computers to learn by example, according to a new study that includes researchers from Georgia State University. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Enhance your Interdisciplinary and Team Science Skills
Reports abound from professional societies, the Academies, government agencies, and researchers calling attention to the fact that science is increasingly an inter-disciplinary, transdisciplinary, inter-institutional, and international endeavor. In short, science has become a “team sport.” There is a real and present need to better prepare scientists for success in this new collaborative environment. The American Institute of Biological Sciences is responding to this call with a new program for scientists, educators, and individuals who work with or participate in scientific teams. Team science is increasingl...
Source: Public Policy Reports - November 26, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Teaching the body to fight glandular fever could reduce MS symptoms
Research by the QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute in Queensland, Australia, found training the body to fight the Epstein-Barr virus reduced debilitating symptoms in MS patients. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news