The Library is pleased to announce that we now have CINAHL Complete! CINAHL Complete is EBSCO’s most comprehensive access point for full-text nursing and allied health literature. It replaces CINAHL Plus with Full Text, but don’t worry, you won’t have to learn how to use a new product; the look and functionality are the same. What is different is that now there are more full-text journals and indexed titles. “How many more?” you ask! Well, there are over 550 more full-text journals and over 150 additional indexed journals. In all, CINAHL Complete includes access to over 1,300 full-text journals and includes indexing for over 5,400 journals. Our subscription also includes over 130 Evidence-Based Care Sheets, 170 Continuing Education Modules, and more. To see a complete list of journals available, you can click on “Publications” at the top of the CINAHL Complete screen.
LSUHSC-NO faculty, staff, and students can access CINAHL Complete on or off campus. Visit our CINAHL Complete electronic resource page for more information: http://www.lsuhsc.edu/no/library/ss&d/data/cinahl.html.
Remember, many of the core journals are listed in the library catalog, INNOPAC, and you can link directly to a journal and browse available issues from there, too. And all these journals are listed in our EBSCO A to Z list.
For further assistance searching CINAHL Complete, contact a reference librarian on duty.
Some users new to RefWorks came across this message when attempting to install Write-n-Cite on their school laptops:
“Microsoft visual studio 2010 Tools for Office Runtime (x86) needs to be installed for this installation to continue.”
Write-n-Cite requires the users to have Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 installed on their computers. It is a free download available from the Microsoft website: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=35594
Once that program is installed, you may proceed with the instillation process.
If you would like more information about RefWorks and Write-n-Cite please email the reference librarians, firstname.lastname@example.org. Keep an eye out for upcoming Introduction to RefWorks classes.
Last week, MedlinePlus, the National Library of Medicine and National Institute of Health’s consumer health database, published the top 10 most visited health topic searches of 2012:
Looking at these searches, it would seem that the public are searching for information on the most common health threats in the United States. According to the Mayo Clinic, the top seven threats to women’s health are heart disease, cancer, stroke, chronic lower respiratory diseases, Alzheimer’s disease, accidents, and type 2 diabetes. The top seven threats to men’s health are similar: heart disease, cancer, accidents, chronic lower respiratory diseases, stroke, type 2 diabetes, and suicide.
Of course the most visited sites could also mean that people who were diagnosed with high blood pressure and diabetes started exercising but they had trouble breathing, had heart palpitations, got sunburned, and hurt their backs!
This January, the LSU Health Sciences Center jumps on the health education bandwagon as it inaugurates a brand-new ARC-PA accredited physician assistant training program. LSUHSC’s 29-month program of study in evidence-based medicine will instruct its students in patient examination, diagnosis, and treatment.
Dr. Charles L. Hudson first proposed the creation of a physician’s assistant position at a 1961 meeting of the American Medical Association (AMA) as a way to mitigate the decline in primary care providers. Ranked second in CNN Money Magazine’s “Best Jobs in America 2010,” this career’s “average annual pay was $86,410 in 2010 according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Federal labor officials projected a 30 percent growth rate in the occupation between 2010 and 2020.”
The John P. Isché Library would like to take this opportunity to welcome LSUHSC’s 30 new students to the School of Allied Health Professionals! We look forward to introducing you to all our Library has to offer.
What: 6th Annual Health & Wellness Event
When: Wednesday November 7th from 10 am – 2 pm
Where: MEB 3rd floor Room S4
Stop by and get a chance to win a lot of prizes including signed Saints photographs, gift cards, and many more! The first 200 people to come and fill out the exit survey will get a Mardi Gras cup printed with the event’s logo! The Wellness Center will also be offering 30 min sessions of some of their group exercise classes in Room S10:
11:00 – 11:30 am: Zumba
12:00 – 12:30 pm: Pilates and Yoga Challenge
1:00 – 1:30 pm: Kickboxing
Brought to you by: Physical Therapy Students Class of 2014
Our intrepid physical therapy students c/o 2014 are holding a health fair next month, and want to know what attendees (which would be all employees, faculty, and students of LSUHealth New Orleans) would like to learn from the event. Check out their quick survey and let them know what you want! The health fair is set for Wednesday Nov. 7th from 10:00 AM-2:00 PM by the cafeteria, and rumor is they may have some cool Saints-related prizes for participants.
Now that the hard work is over, here’s some fun and games from Healthelinks for Kids, a project out of LSUHealth Shreveport.
Milk Matters for Kids: Help Bo Vine the cow escape from the farm and make it to the great Calcium fair.
Big E’s Grossest Hits: He’s a rotten roll star, playing his germy music.
The Great Bully Roundup: Test your bully smarts in this interactive board game for one or two players. Be careful or you’ll land in Bully Corral.
Meet Julie & Simon. Or Misaki and Kyoko. Or Annike and Sven.
These free text-to-speech avatars turn text into speech with options to modulate speed, pitch, dialects, and more. This useful tool for speech therapists is engaging for the non clinicians as well – if only for the fact their eyes follow the mouse around the screen.
Found via the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association – Research Databases and Other Online Tools.
If you’ve been watching the Olympics, you’ve noticed the tape on various athletes. Mostly it seems to be a relatively new product, Kinesio Tape. NPR News wrote a story on its efficacy earlier this week. The news article linked to a 2012 study in Sports Medicine and a 2008 article in Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy; both are available to LSUHSC Library patrons.
Full text access to the articles may only be available to LSUHSC faculty, staff & students. It can be accessed off-campus with a valid LSUHSC library barcode & PIN. You can find more information at our remote access webpage.
Are you or your patients having strange symptoms after taking an new herbal supplement? Natural Standard can help!
Natural Standard, a source for high-quality, evidence-based information about complementary and alternative medicine, announced today the release of their new Adverse Effects Checker.
Simply check off the symptoms and the Adverse Effects Checker will provide a list of dietary supplements that may be causing those symptoms.
The Isché Library and the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) are celebrating April as Occupational Therapy Month. The Library has a group of important books on the subject of OT currently displayed on the third floor next to the Library elevator.
These titles include:
- Cole, MB. Group dynamics in occupational therapy: the theoretical basis and practice application of group intervention (2005; 2012 edition is also available on Reserve).
- Stein, F, & Cutler, SK. Psychosocial occupational therapy: a holistic approach (2002).
- Hemphill-Pearson, BJ. Assessments in occupational therapy mental health: an integrative approach (2008).
- Willard, HS, & edited by EB Crepeau, ES Cohn, BA Boyt Schell; 104 contributors. Willard & Spackman’s occupational therapy (2003; 2012 edition is also available on Reserve).
- Christiansen, CH, CM Baum, & J Bass-Haugen. Occupational therapy: performance, participation, and well-being (2005; 2009 edition is also available on Reserve).
- Law, M, C Baum, & W Dunn. Measuring occupational performance: supporting best practice in occupational therapy (2005).
- Letts, L, P Rigby, & D Stewart. Using environments to enable occupational performance (2003).
- Law, L, & MA McColl. Interventions, effects, and outcomes in occupational therapy: adults and older adults (2010).
- Moyers, PA, & LM Dale. The guide to occupational therapy practice (2007).
- Wilcock, AA. An occupational perspective of health (2006).
- McCormack, GL, EG Jaffe, & M Goodman-Lavey. The occupational therapy manager (2003).
- Jacobs, K. Ergonomics for therapists (2007).
- Fazio, LS. Developing occupation-centered programs for the community (2008).
- Kielhofner, G. A model of human occupation: theory and application (2002).
- Radomski, MV, & CA Trombly Latham. Occupational therapy for physical dysfunction (2008).
Don’t forget to also investigate the Library’s occupational therapy eBooks: an assortment is available through online resources such as the R2 Digital Library, Stat!Ref, and Books@Ovid.
More info about Occupational Therapy Month and the OT profession is available on the Association’s website at www.aota.org.
edit: as of today, Weds. April 11, the video has been removed. Sorry!
The Occupational Therapy students have created a video and posted it on YouTube to get the attention of Ellen Degeneres and promote OT Awareness. April is OT Awareness Month.
LSUHSC lost a piece of history earlier this year with the passing of Susan Daniels, the amazing woman who founded the Department of Rehabilitation Counseling in 1978.
Susan M. Daniels, Ph.D. died October 20 in Washington, DC. She was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, October 24, 1948, the daughter of the late Marie Ducote Daniels and Harry James Daniels, Sr.
Dr. Daniels was a graduate of St. Mary’s Dominican High School, New Orleans (alumna of the year 2001), and Marquette University (summa cum laude). She received her Master’s Degree in Psychology from Mississippi State University (alumna of the year 1995), and her Doctorate in Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
She contracted polio as an infant and spent much of her early childhood in rehabilitation hospitals, including the Georgia Warm Springs Foundation. At her parents’ insistence, Dr. Daniels attended school with her siblings long before mainstreaming was commonplace.
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The Doctor of Physical Therapy students, Class of 2013 will host the 5th Annual LSUHSC Health and Wellness Event on October 21, 2011. They want to find out what you, the LSUHSC community, would like to get out of the event this year. They will use the responses we obtain from the survey to formulate our event. They would like the opinions of everyone in order to maximize the experience for those attending.
Please click on the survey link below and complete a short survey. Your feedback is important and will contribute to the success of the event.
Thank you in advance for your participation.
Rehabilitation Reference Center is a wide-ranging collection of evidence-based rehabilitation resources for rehabilitation clinicians, physical therapists and occupational therapists to personalize and print at the point-of-care.
Users can locate information by doing a simply keyword search or by browsing through pre-determined topics such as “Diseases & Conditions,” “Drug Information,” “Patient Education,” “Exercise Images” and “Practice Resources.” Users will also find Key Features and up-to-date Health News from on the homepage.
LSUHSC faculty, staff and students can access RCC off campus with use of a valid LSUHSC library barcode & PIN. You can find a link to this resource from the Library’s Online Resource page.
On January 11, 2011, the National Library of Medicine (NLM) released a new design and organization for its Main Web site. Added features are navigation to popular links, social sharing functionality so users can share content to people through Facebook, Twitter, and social bookmarking services.