The Libraries are happy to announce that all Access products: AccessMedicine, AccessEmergencyMedicine, AccessNeurology and AccessSurgery. Previously we had a limited number of seats to some of these products which prevented more than a few users at once. The access databases provide books (including core textbooks), journals, testing, multimedia, case studies, patient education and study tools. They are also integrated with AccessMedicine – Case Files Collection, with cases in both basic sciences and clinical rotations.
The Isché Library is featuring books about subjects related to upcoming health observances in the Month of May! Information about these health observances as well as the featured books are in the New Books display. The display is located near the 3rd floor elevator. Subjects include Sports Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Dermatology, Environmental Public Health, and Immunology.
These books and many more are available for checkout and/or online access. If you have questions about checking out a book, do not hesitate to ask a library staff member.
May 26 is Heat Safety Awareness Day.
- PHTLS : Prehospital Trauma Life Support, 6th ed., by Norman E. Mcswain, Scott Frame, Jeffrey P. Salomone, Naemt Staff.
- Clinical Procedures in Emergency Medicine, 5th ed., edited by James R. Roberts, Jerris R. Hedges.
- Clinical Sports Medicine, 3rd ed., by Peter Brukner, Karim Khan.
- Motivating People to be Physically Active, by Bess H.Marcus, LeighAnn H. Forsyth.
- Physique, Fitness, and Performance, 2nd ed., by Thomas Battinelli.
- A Lifelong Guide to Wellness and Prevention, by Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, Department of Occupational Therapy, School of Allied Health Professions. Also available in E-book format!
- ACSM’s Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription, 8th ed., by American College of Sports Medicine; senior editor, Walter R. Thompson; associate editors, Neil F. Gordon, Linda S. Pescatello.
- Melanoma: Prevention, Detection, and Treatment, by Catherine M.Poole with DuPont Guerry IV; drawings by David Low.
- Fitzpatrick’s Color Atlas and Synopsis of Clinical Dermatology, 6th ed., by Thomas Bernard Fitzpatrick. Newer edition available in E-book format!
- Cancers of the Skin: Proceedings of the 8th World Congress, edited by R.Dummer, F.O. Nestle and G. Burg.
May 22 – 28 is Healthy and Safe Swimming Week.
- Water Recreation and Disease : Plausibility of Associated Infections : Acute Effects, Sequelae, and Mortality, by Kathy Pond.
- Guidelines for Safe Recreational Water Environments, Volumes 1 & 2. by the World Health Organization.
- Global Surveillance, Prevention, and Control of Chronic Respiratory Diseases : A Comprehensive Approach, edited by Jean Bousquet and Nikolai Khaltaev; core contributors were Alvaro A. Cruz … et al. Also available in E-book format!
- Clinical Manifestations and Assessment of Respiratory Disease, 6th ed., by Terry Des Jardins, George G. Burton ; medical illustrations by Timothy H. Phelps.
- Bronchial Asthma : A Guide for Practical Understanding and Treatment, 5th ed., edited by M. Eric Gershwin, Timothy E. Albertson.
- Allergy, 3rd ed., edited by Stephen T. Holgate, Martin K. Church, Lawrence M. Lichtenstein.
- Atlas of Allergic Diseases, edited by Phillip L. Lieberman, Michael S. Blaiss; with 39 contributors.
The National Library of Medicine (NLM) recently developed resource lists for three public health emergencies affecting both local and global communities. An incident Web page was created to gather resources on the emerging health issues arising from the Zika Virus and two PDF documents on recent chemical incidents have been updated.
Links to these resources are listed below and are also available on the NLM Disaster Health home page: https://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov.
Further information is available from two recent NN/LM PSR NewsBits postings:
Zika Virus Health Information Resources: https://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov/dimrc/zikavirus.html
Aliso Canyon/Porter Ranch Gas Leak: https://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov/dimrc/aliso_canyon_gas_leak.pdf
Lead in Flint, Michigan Water System: https://sis.nlm.nih.gov/enviro/FlintLeadWater.pdf
Thanks to the School of Medicine Office of Student Technology, LSUHSC now has access to a new web-based clinical application designed to aid in visual diagnosis and patient education.
VisualDx?á allows point-of-care assistance for the user. The differential builder, diagnosis search, and medication search provide the information necessary to compare symptoms, visual cues, diagnosis, and treatment options. The VisualDx image bank contains over 25,000 medical images of diseases of the skin, hair, nails, eyes, lungs, etc. and shows variations by age, skin type, and stage.
You can watch a video overview of the application here:?áhttp://www.visualdx.com/features/video-overview.
Access to VisualDx is currently available through August 2014 for use on campus as well as off-campus for those with remote access privileges.?áSupported browsers are Internet Explorer 7+, Google Chrome, Firefox, and Safari. VisualDx also supports mobile wireless devices with a 3G or 4G connection.
Any free time during the holidays? Well you might want to take advantage the Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers course. You will learn CPR techniques to assist people of all ages and how to use an AED. Cost is $50 and itÔÇÖll only take approximately 4hours.
For more info, check out the flyer:?á
Americans who turn up in the emergency room to get dental care aren’t lost, they’re probably just running out of options.
According to a new report from the Pew Center on the States more than 800,000 visits to the ER in 2009 were for toothaches and other avoidable dental ailments.
What effect will this have on the future of dental care??á It really depends on who you are talking to:
Academic life in Emergency Medicine blog linked to a resource out of University of Maryland that EM residents will find useful.
The Emergency Medicine Oral Boards Training Video Series covers general principles of the exam, along with 2 case studies and medical pearls. These 6-10 minute movies should play on any computer browser.
Emergency Medicine News has a brief article on the use of iPhones in the ER.
Take two apps and call me in the morning.
American College of Emergency Physicians discusses 5 apps for iphone any ER physician shouldn’t be without. (free Snellen EyeChart app FTW) Most of them free!
iPhone Apps for the Emergency Physician
Did you know?
Epocrates, the makers of Epocrates RX (a free comprehensive handheld drug guide for your smartphone), turns 10 years old this year. That’s a long time in the mobile industry.
Interested in emergency medicine? The Clerkship Directors in Emergency Medicine (CDEM) group put together an EM Clerkship Primer addressing the unique aspects of EM for the medical student. You can access this free guide to your EM clerkship at http://www.saem.org/saemdnn/Portals/0/NTForums_Attach/ED%20Primer.pdf
Via Academic Life in Emergency Medicine