The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have released the DentalCheck app!
Dental health care personnel can use this app to periodically assess infection prevention and control practices in their facility and ensure they are meeting the minimum expectations for safe care. The infection prevention coordinator and other staff are encouraged to use this app at least annually to review policies and observe patient-care practices. DentalCheck is now available for free download on iOS and Android devices.
Click HERE for more info!
If you’re up on your New Orleans medical history, you’ll know that the last outbreak of Yellow Fever here was in 1905. Brazil isn’t so lucky and are in the middle of an outbreak. The CDC is recommending a dose of Yellow Fever vaccine before traveling to Brazil or Africa.
Louisiana state health officials are investigating a confirmed case of measles in New Orleans. The illness was confirmed through laboratory testing in a recent traveler from Europe to New Orleans.
Read the full press release here.
As part of our New Books Display this month, we are highlighting the Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI) E-book Collection from Ovid Books. The Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI), based in Australia and one of the premier evidence-based practice organizations in the world, has developed an evidence-based practice model that is considered a benchmark in the healthcare industry.
This E-book series of 24 titles provides you with the tools you need to:
– Understand the JBI model of evidence-based healthcare
– Appraise qualitative and quantitative research
– Appraise evidence from intervention and diagnostic accuracy studies
– Learn ways to minimize risks from adverse events
Each of these book authors has been carefully selected for their expertise in the topic area.
The following titles are included in the JBI E-book Collection:
- CAN-Implement©: Planning for Best-Practice Implementation
- Clinical Wisdom and Evidence-Based Healthcare
- Comparison of Meta-Aggregation and Meta-Ethnography as Qualitative Review Methods, A
- Critically Appraising Evidence for Healthcare
- Guideline Adaptation: Conducting Systematic, Exhaustive, and Reproducible Searches
- Historical Emergence of Qualitative Synthesis, The
- Implementing Evidence Using an Action Research Framework
- International Collaboration in Translational Health Science
- Knowledge Translation in Healthcare
- Mixed Methods Approach to Evidence Synthesis, A
- Public Engagement in Translating Knowledge to Action
- Stakeholder Engagement: The Role of Tacit Knowledge and Value Statements in Translation Science
- Statistics for Systematic Review Authors
- Synthesis of Prevalence and Incidence Data, The
- Synthesizing Descriptive Evidence
- Synthesizing Economic Evidence
- Synthesizing Evidence from Narrative, Text and Opinion
- Synthesizing Evidence of Diagnostic Accuracy
- Synthesizing Evidence of Harm
- Synthesizing Evidence of Risk
- Synthesizing Qualitative Evidence
- Synthesizing Quantitative Evidence
- Translation Science and the JBI Model of Evidence-Based Healthcare
- Turning Knowledge into Action: Practical Guidance on How to Do Integrated Knowledge Translation Research
If you would like to read any of the E-books from this collection, search for the title in our library catalog (INNOPAC), access Ovid Books, or search our E-Journals & E-Books A to Z List. If you have any questions or would like assistance, do not hesitate to speak to a member of our Circulation Staff.
This Friday, the LSUHSC Alcohol & Drug Abuse Center of Excellence (ADACE) will be hosting a seminar and discussion here on the downtown campus in association with NIDA’s National Drug & Alcohol Facts Week.
Friday, January 26th
12:00PM-12:45PM: Seminar & Discussion in SON/AH Lecture Hall A (Room 228): Alcohol & Drug Abuse: Separating Fact from Myth
12:45PM-1:30PM: Pizza & Information Booth in Atrium (Outside Lecture Hall A)
Dr. Rebekah Gee, secretary of the Louisiana Department of Health, has renewed the standing order for Naloxone, an antidote medication for the reversal of opioid overdose. This action allows laypeople to continue to receive Naloxone without having to get a direct prescription from a doctor.
For more information, see the full health information bulletin.
This month the Isché Library is featuring some of our newest E-books on the New Books Display, located near the 3rd floor elevator. If you would like information on how to access E-books, the circulation staff would be happy to assist you.
These books and many more are available for online access.
Featured E-books from ScienceDirect EBS Collection:
The ScienceDirect EBS Collection is a group of e-books the LSUHSC Libraries have access to through June 2018. After that time, the most-used books will be added to the Libraries’ permanent collections.
Featured E-books from EBSCOhost:
EBSCOhost E-books may be printed, saved, or emailed one chapter at a time.
Featured E-books from Ovid:
Featured E-books from AccessMedicine:
AccessMedicine E-books may be printed one chapter at a time.
These are just some of the latest additions to our E-Book collection. E-Books can be accessed through our catalog and also through the various database links on our webpage.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has awarded LSU Health New Orleans School of Public Health $15 million over five years for its cancer education, early detection, comprehensive control and registry programs. The funding will support the Louisiana Breast and Cervical Health and Comprehensive Cancer Control programs, as well as the Louisiana Tumor Registry at LSU Health New Orleans School of Public Health.
The CDC has created a challenge that will optimize the usage of The Tracking Network. The CDC explains, “[t]he goal of this Challenge is to receive innovative uses for the Tracking Network data from CDC’s application programming interface to explore the connections between the environment and health”.
The submission period is open now and closes June 23, 2017.
The time line for the rest of the challenge is:
- Evaluation Period: June 27- July 29
- Notify Screening Participants: July 20
- Final Evaluation Period: August 15-29
- Winners Announcement: By September 1, 2017
The Judges for the contest are
- Jeff Markwell, Senior Firmware Engineer of Fitbit
- Kishore Hari, Director of Bay Area Science Festival
- Grant Pezeshki, Director of Public Portals
- CK Kochukoshy Cheruvettolil, Senior Financial Manager of Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
- Pat Breysse, PhD, Director of NCEH/ATSDR
- 1st place – $20,000
- 2nd place – $7,000
- 3rd place – $3,000
For more information on this challenge and how to enter, please visit the CDC website. http://www.envirohealthchallenge.com
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.
May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month.
- 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.
May is Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month ®.
May 22 – 28 is Healthy and Safe Swimming Week.
May is National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month.
- 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.
Researchers have been working on an experimental blood test that could point out autism in children. So far, the test is 98 percent accurate in children ages 3 to 10 in diagnosing if they have autism.
“The test was able to predict autism, regardless of where on the spectrum an individual was,” according to study co-author Juergen Hahn in the MedlinePlus article. The test was also able to indicate the severity of the autism-related condition with good accuracy.
This new test is a stark contrast to the current approach of diagnosing autism, which entails a consensus from a group of medical professionals. The blood test, on the other hand, looks for key metabolism markers in the child.
The study was small, with less than 200 participants, so more research is planned to follow-up on the claims.
To read more about the study, please visit “Could a Blood Test Spot Autism in Childhood?”
Reblogged from Blogadillo on March 23, 2017 from the NNLM/SCR. Like them on Facebook and like us on Twitter.
Our friends with the Environmental Public Health Tracking (EPHT) Program would like you to know that FEMA is hosting a Disaster Resource Fair this Saturday, April 8, 2017, at the New Orleans East Hospital (NOEH) located at 5620 Read Blvd from 9am-3pm. This event is for those residents affected by the 2016 Flood and the 2017 tornado.
The EPHT Program is part of the the Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) Section of Epidemiology & Toxicology Resources (SEET). EPHT operates and maintains Louisiana’s Health Data Portal where users can view and analyze environmental health data. Louisiana is part of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Environmental Public Health Tracking Network.
LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine will present LGBT Health Care Symposium
: Insight on Current Affairs and the Future of LGBT Health Care
on Monday, April 10, 2017, from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. on campus at the Medical Education Building, 1901 Perdido Street, in Lecture Room A (first floor). Parking will be available in Student Lot #2, located on Perdido Street between South Prieur and Bolivar streets. The event is free
and open to the public
The event is sponsored by ETHIKOS and LGBT+Allies Organization for the Cultural Understanding in the Health Sciences (LOCUS), the ethics and LGBT student interest groups at LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine.
The Louisiana Department of Health has an interactive map that allows state “health, environmental, population and exposure information and data” to be viewed and compared in a single place.
New fields and more information will be added in the near future, updating the tool continually.