Start the new academic year by learning how technology can help make your life easier. The Library Lunchtime Learning program will be coming to the downtown campus for a Hands-on Technology Expo on July 21. We’ll be rounding up some of your favorite gadgets, demonstrating how to access library resources from your mobile device, and talking about education apps. Bring your own tech tool too!
If you plan to attend, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. However, we welcome drop-ins. And if you can’t make it, send an e-mail and we’ll send the handouts to you.
July 21, 12-1 p.m.
Computer Laboratory, 4th floor Library, Resource Center Building
This week, LSU Health Sciences Center introduced an emergency reporting service that will allow faculty, staff, and students to send text messages to University Police in order to facilitate the reporting of crime, to help prevent crime, and to allow police faster and more accurate information.
Subscription and registration with campus emergency alerts is not necessary. Users can simply send a message to 50911 with a text beginning “LSUHSC” in order to notify University Police of emergencies, crimes, and suspicious activities or persons in the area. Normal text message rates assigned by cell phone providers will apply.
Users may also contact University Police with non-emergency information at 568-8270 or via online message at http://www.is.lsuhsc.edu/police/response.htm.
The graphic below provides more detailed information about this service from http://www.lsuhsc.edu/alerts/utip.aspx.
TO SEND A TIP
TEXT 50911 and begin your message with LSUHSC
University Police will not be notified If your text does not begin with LSUHSC
You will receive a text to notify you that the text has been received by uTip
Sample uTip Message
The Library is currently showcasing twenty new eBook titles that are available through nine of our subscription collections.
Library users also have the option of linking directly to the individual items at the New Books display shelves when visiting the Library, by scanning QR codes with their mobile device (code reader app required). The shelves are located in the Reference area (near the Library elevator), on the third floor of the Resource Center Building.
These titles include:
1. Barash, Paul G. Clinical Anesthesia (also: Ische Reserve, WO 200 B23c 2013).
2. DiClemente, Ralph J. Health Behavior Theory for Public Health.
3. Moore, Keith L. The Developing Human: clinically oriented embryology (also: Ische Reserve, QS 604 M78d 2013).
4. Current Medical Diagnosis & Treatment 2013.
5. DeCherney, Alan H. Current Diagnosis & Treatment: obstetrics & gynecology.
6. Mattox, Kenneth L. Trauma [AccessSurgery] (also: Ische Stacks, WO 700 M436 2013).
7. Burns, Catherine E. Pediatric Primary Care (also: Ische Reserve, WS 100 B93p 2013).
8. Gahart, Betty L. Intravenous Medications: a handbook for nurses & allied health professionals.
9. Diagnostic & Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders: DSM-5 (also: Ische Reserve, WM 15 Am3 2013).
Rittenhouse R2 Digital Library:
10. Allen, Hugh D. Moss & Adams’ Heart Disease in Infants, Children, & Adolescents (also: Ische Stacks, WS 290 M85h 2013?á v1-2).
11. Klatt, Edward C. Robbins & Cotran Atlas of Pathology.
12. Kummer, Ann W. Cleft Palate & Craniofacial Anomalies: effects on speech & resonance (also: Ische Reserve, WV 440 K96 2014).
13. Lo, Bernard. Resolving Ethical Dilemmas: a guide for clinicians (also: Ische Reserve, WB 60 L78r 2013).
14. Mitchell, Richard N. Pocket Companion to Robbins & Cotran Pathologic Basis of Disease.
15. Physician Assistant: a guide to clinical practice (also: Ische Reserve, W 21.5 B21 2013).
16. McGee, Steven R. Evidence-Based Physical Diagnosis.
17. Adams, Michael. Pharmacology for Nurses: a pathophysiologic approach.
18. Domino, Frank. The 5-Minute Clinical Consult 2014.
19. Taber’s Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary.
Thieme Electronic Book Library:
20. Koolman, Jan. Color Atlas of Biochemistry.
The Library has a new mobile website. You can access the site through the “Mobile Isch?®” link on the homepage. When you go to the homepage (http://www.lsuhsc.edu/no/library)?áon any mobile device, a screen will prompt you to select the Library Mobile Site. The site includes access to the library catalog (INNOPAC), some of our most popular databases in mobile format, electronic journals, research guides, the web chat with a librarian service, library hours, contact information, locations, and frequently asked questions. If you have any feedback about the mobile site, please e-mail email@example.com.
School of Medicine’s ?áfirst Senior & Junior block of the year for the began on Monday, July 9th. Before you head off on clinical rotations, download these free clinical apps ?áand feel a little more prepared.
Clinical summaries on over 3200 disease and conditions and over 800 drugs. Search by symptom. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for a Serial number and installation instructions
Evidence based information and comparative effectiveness for foods, herbs, supplements, health & wellness and integrative medicine. Search by brand name. Email email@example.com?áfor a serial number and installation instructions
For the previous apps, download the free?áSkyScape?áapp on your phone, then insert your serial numbers from the library in Skyscape’s settings to download & access the resource.
Micromedex -?áMicromedex has 3 apps available for Android and Apple.
Micromedex?« Drug Information app?áis free for anyone and offers over 4500 drug search terms.
Micromedex?« Drug Interactions is a free-to-LSUHSC app requiring a quarterly password. You can find the password on our MicroMedex page under mobileMicromedex or email firstname.lastname@example.org?áand we can send it to you. This app provides insight into: ?áwhy the drugs in question interact, how the results of those interactions will present in the patient and recommendations for monitoring patient outcomes.
Micromedex?« IV Compatibility?á?áis a free-to-LSUHSC app requiring a quarterly password. You can find the password on our MicroMedex page under?ámobileMicromedex?áor email?áreference@lsuhsc.edu?áand we can send it to you.?áThis app identifies?ápotentially dangerous combinations,?áassists in interpreting conflicting compatibility results by identifying contributing factors such as the physical compatibility, storage, study period, container and chemical stability, and includes drug-solution compatibility results as well as drug-drug compatibility results when creating an admixture or administering via Y-Site. (APPLE DEVICES ONLY)
To find and install Micromedex apps, search for Micromedex in your smartphone’s app store.?áYou can find the quarerly password via our MicroMedex page under?ámobileMicromedex,?áor email?áreference@lsuhsc.edu?áand we can send it to you.
Find more mobile apps on our Mobile LibGuide.
Considering a Kindle Fire tablet/ereader for Christmas? Check out these reviews:
Kindle Fire Usability Findings
Review by Jakob Nielsen, usability expert.
Summary: Mobile web sites work best on the 7-inch tablet. Users had great trouble touching the correct items on full sites, where UI elements are too small on the Fire screen.
AmazonÔÇÖs New Kindle Fire (Guest Post)
Review by Susan Smith, librarian at Lister Hill Library, Univ. of Alabama – Birmingham.
Summary: “the Kindle Fire is fun and useful ÔÇô especially for entertainment purposes. For anyone not wanting to spend $500 for an iPad, I think this is a great alternative.”
(Thanks to Lin Wu for the heads up!)
You can now register the same Dynamed serial number on up to 5 devices of the same operating system.
For example, if you have registered DynaMed on your iPhone, you can install it to your iPad using the same serial number. When you install Skyscape/DynaMed on the iPad, all of the resources that were registered to your iPhone are automatically installed. This behavior will also apply to the Android and BlackBerry platforms.
Serial numbers have a shelf life of one year, regardless of how many devices on which it is registered. Contact the library for a new serial number if Dynamed has stopped working for you.
Dynamed provides clinically-organized summaries with references for nearly 3,200 diseases and condition topics and over 800 drugs. It is available free to faculty, staff and students of LSUHSC.
Micromedex Drug Information is now available for Android phones.
We’ve previously mentioned the Drug Information app for Blackberry and iPhone way back in January 2010, it’s nice to see this drug information app for that *other* mobile operating system.
Just a reminder that Dynamed serial numbers have a shelf life of one year. If you downloaded Dynamed to your smartphone about a year ago, it may be time to renew your serial number. (The app will tell you when your serial number has expired.)
Renewing is simple. Just email email@example.com or call 504-568-6100 to request a new serial number and then enter it into the app on your phone.
More info on Dynamed: http://www.lsuhsc.edu/no/library/ss&d/data/dyna.html
Embryo is new app for iPhone, iPod Touch and the iPad from the NLM. This app provides a collection of digital serial sections of early stage human embryos for mobile devices. Features include human fertilization videos, photo micrographs of early-stage embryo development, 2D and 3D digital images using visual stack dissections, and a pregnancy calculator.
Embryo is especially cool because LSUHSC-NO scientists were involved in it’s creation. The app is a collaborative project between the NLM, the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development (NICHD), the Virtual Human Embryo Project at LSUHSC-NO and the National Museum of Health & MedicineÔÇÖs Human Developmental Anatomy Center.
The Virtual Human Embryo Project was developed in the early 2000′s as a collaboration between embryologist Dr. Raymond Gasser at LSUHSC and the Human Developmental Anatomy Center in Washington DC. Dr. John Cork at LSUHSC joined the project at its inception as the software developer with a special interest in 3D-reconstruction. The images generated from the earlier project provide the basis for Embryo.
More information and screenshots from iTunes.
If you are On Campus then simply go to AccessMedicine and then click on DDX in the menu bar.
If you are Off Campus then go to the link from the Library’s webpage and enter your off-campus information. Again, follow the DDX link.
If you are on a Handheld/Mobile Device with Web Access, then create a my AccessMedicine account while on the AccessMedicine page from a non-mobile device. Go to AccessMedicine on your mobile web browser and login. Diagnosaurus is in the list of choices.
If you are on a Handheld/Mobile Device with Web Access and want an App Download, go to the UnboundMedicine website. Downloads are free for Palm, Windows Mobile, and Blackberry and are 99¢ for iOS (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad), Android, and Windows Phone 7. An internet connection is still necessary to access the data.
|| Diagnosaurus is a popular differential diagnostic tool with a catchy name. LSUHSC users have multiple access points to search its content:
AccessMedicine, the popular resource that includes the full text of Harrison’s Online, diagnostic tests, and much more is now optimized for your mobile device!
To log in, go to m.accessmedicine.com on your mobile browser and log in with your MyAccessMedicine user name and password.
Don’t have a MyAccessMedicine user name and password?
You can create one through the Access Medicine homepage. Simply select “MyAccessMedicine” on the right side of the screen and follow the directions.
Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
iMedicalApps.com has updated their list of free top medical apps for iphone and raised the number to 20.
Top 20 Free iPhone Medical Apps For Health Care Professionals
The list is a mixture of news, point of care resources, and non medical but useful apps for iPhone and in some cases, iPad.
LSUHSC has an extended subscription to Micromedex, while the free app SkyScape also runs our subscription to Dynamed and Natural Standard. Email email@example.com for install information.
Also listed is ePSS - a public health tool from AHRQ that displays screening measures derived from the USPSTF based on patient demographic information, and Doximity, a “Facebook for doctors” – for those that need yet another social networking service.
Although it’s a little annoying to have to click through 20 pages to see them all, it’s a good list (and you can’t beat the price).
The New England Journal of Medicine has just released a new app version of their popular “Image Challenge” weekly email feature. Test your diagnostic and visual skills any time, any where with this $2.99 application.
Available on iTunes.
imedicalapps.com is reporting that Kaplan publishing, producers of such favorite books as Kaplan Medical USMLE Step 3 Qbooks is offering 19 FREE medical books via the Apple Bookstore until August 30th.
More info & screenshots at imedicalapps.com
You may not have the Step on your radar right now, but rest assured, time marches on. This offer ends August 30th, so get your books while you can!