Friday, March 11, 2022

WHO Embarks on the Creation of a Global Health Facilities Database

The World Health Organization is responding to a crucial global health care need. The need to simply know "Where are your health facilities?"

The WHO announced the creation of a new Global Health Facilities Database (GHFD) that will allow all populations to locate and access information about health care services and facilities on a global scale. This timely and essential repository will
"standardize the master lists of local and regional health facilities into an open database. Doing so will strengthen country's technical capacity at all levels, improve data interoperability across information systems, support the provision of universal health coverage..." etc.

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Wednesday, February 16, 2022

Welcome to AMBOSS!

The University of Medicine and Health Sciences now enjoys full institutional access to the AMBOSS medical knowledge platform.

AMBOSS is a breakthrough medical learning platform helping future doctors excel on their USMLE and NBME exams. Complete with a comprehensive, interactive library and Qbank of over 5,000 high-yield case-based MC exam questions, AMBOSS offers detailed analytics of your study progress and goals -- allowing you to study smarter, not harder.


Study Smarter, Score Higher

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Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Discover the EBSCO eBook Mobile App

Discover the quickest and easiest way to read EBSCO eBooks with the EBSCO Mobile App. Users have an effortless way to download and read EBSCO eBooks from any location, with an Apple or Android device. The app enables users to download e-books and read them in the app without needing an Adobe ID or third-party software.

EBSCO eBooks and the Mobile App from EBSCO on Vimeo.

The EBSCO eBook companion guide walks users through each step of the login and e-book download process. Post title links you to the Guide. UMHS Students and Faculty can find the link for the Guide, with personal login information, under the EBSCO eBook section in Library Services (under UMHS LMS - Student Services). Enjoy!

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Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Enjoy UpToDate (UTD) at UMHS

UpToDate (UTD) for Evidence-based Clinical Decision Support is now provided to UMHS students and faculty! Check out the access link on the Anne Ross Library Home page and further information on the UMHS LMS - Library Services section.

    "When you care for patients, the stakes are high and every decision counts.You need the best evidence and clinical guidance at your fingertips to answer even the most complex questions with confidence.

Healthcare professionals turn to UpToDate as the one trusted reference for answers even when the evidence isn’t clear. When you face a challenging clinical question or need to confirm your approach, you can turn to UpToDate for trusted answers based on the latest evidence and best practice.

    Registration provides the following benefits:

  • Easy remote access to UpToDate(outside of the UMHS network)

  • Convenient continuing education credits (CME/CE/CPD)earned researching clinical questions using UpToDate onsite, remotely, and on mobile.

  • CME Real-time reflection: Look for the blue checkmark in the top navigation of the topic review to complete your CME reflection in real-time.

  • Electronically submit UpToDate CME credits for MOC points for these boards:
    American boards of Internal Medicine, Anesthesiology, Ophthalmology, Otolaryngology (head and neck surgery), Pathology,Pediatrics, and Surgery."

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Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Autopsy.Online ~ A New Innovative & Exciting Database Acquisition at UMHS

The Anne Ross Library at UMHS is pleased to announce their latest resource acquisition.  

Autopsy.Online is a unique, real-case, clinical anatomy teaching resource from the Autopsy Center of Chicago. Explore actual forensic pathology cases from the anatomy, to the histology, to the pathology.

Check out the access instructions on the UMHS LMS under the Library Services section.

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Friday, July 02, 2021

JAMAevidence at UMHS

UMHS is now subscribed to  JAMAevidence - the premier online resource for the teaching, learning, and application of evidence-based medicine, brought to you by McGraw-Hill and the JAMA Network. Evidence-based learning is a necessity for the curriculum of medical students. 

With JAMAevidence, you are provided an authoritative, comprehensive database of resources that will help you identify, appraise, and use the best available evidence to assess health problems and the outcomes of health care.

Full Texts: Connect instantly to the most updated, fully-searchable versions of key JAMAevidence titles, including: Users’ Guides to the Medical Literature, The Rational Clinical Examination, JAMA Guide to Statistics and Methods, and Care at the Close of Life.

Online Education Guides: Online Education Guide slide sets including teaching points to enhance classroom and conference learning.

Exclusive Content: Exclusive online-only content including podcasts, a searchable glossary, and more from the leading minds in evidence-based medicine. All linked directly to reference articles on the JAMA Network journals.

Interactive Features: Powerful interactive features including functional calculators and customizable worksheets focusing on critical appraisal skills and mastering the information cycle.


To (re)activate remote access you will need to first be logged into the UMHS platform for AccessMedicine, and then login with your personal MyAccess account login that was sent to you when you first enrolled at UMHS. (If you are in an IP authenticated location you will automatically land on the UMHS platform for these McGraw Hill Medical Sites using any of the links from the LMS or the Library webpages for AccessMedicine.)

ENJOY this excellent and valuable new resource! Broaden your understanding, knowledge, and skills for practicing evidence based medicine - a must for the 21st century physician!

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Thursday, May 06, 2021

Announcing Harrison's Visual Case Challenge - New on AccessMedicine

McGraw Hill announced the latest feature on Harrison's Online--the Harrison's Visual Case Challenge.

This fun, educational feature allows users to test their diagnostic skills in assessing conditions where a visual element is key to the correct diagnosis, whether an EKG, a CT scan, a plain film X-ray, a skin lesion, or a pathology slide. Many conditions in medicine appear to be have similar features, so the ability to spot key differences in visual clues is an essential part of clinical reasoning.

This new Visual Case Challenge presents two conditions in each patient case; you can choose the correct diagnosis just based on the visual clue, or request further patient data before making the diagnosis. They have also included Clinical Pearls in each case for a complete learning experience. 

The Harrison's Visual Cases modules are available under the Cases tab of AccessMedicine.

For further instructions on AccessMedicine, how to login, reactivate, and navigate the database, or any of the resources provided UMHS Students and Faculty, please check out the Library Services’ section of the UMHS LMS (under 'Student Services').

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Wednesday, December 09, 2020

Searching PubMed with UMHS Full-Text Linking

PubMed comprises more than 30 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites.

Using the UMHS Outside Link to PubMed allows UMHS students and faculty to locate any full text that may be available through our UMHS library subscriptions. When you search PubMed using this special link to the new PubMed interface, you will see the UMHS logo link appear in the top right area of the article record page. The logo is a link back to the full text available from our EBSCO journal database subscriptions.

You may also create your own personal login to NCBI and then login to your MyNCBI account.This will allow you  to see the UMHS logo as well as save your searches, among other things. 

The new PubMed interface is now live! Check it out!

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Friday, December 04, 2020

EBSCO Introduces the Concept Map for Visual Searching

EBSCO's Concept Map 

This short tutorial demonstrates the features of the new EBSCO Concept Map. The Concept Map gives researchers a visual way to interact with their searches while also exploring additional related topics. This special new searching feature has now been added to the Anne Ross Library's Discovery Search for UMHS students and faculty! Check it out!

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Thursday, September 24, 2020

Oxford Textbook of Medicine at UMHS Library

 The Oxford Textbook of Medicine is published online and in hard copy, currently in the 6th edition with 4 volumes. Having been regularly updated for many years, the production of this latest and very substantially updated edition, provides a moment when it is natural and proper to reflect on what has changed in Medicine—and what has not—in recent years. 

"Modern medicine has much to offer patients and their doctors. Advances in biomedical sciences, the broader context of health and disease, patients and their expectations, and access to medical knowledge are some of the key areas examined in detail among the 30 sections of the book. Sections include introductory sections on patients and their treatment, background to medicine, cell biology, and immunological mechanisms, as well as more subject-specific sections such as infectious diseases, neurological disorders, cardiovascular disorders, rheumatology, and the kidney, as well as many more."

The Anne Ross Library Reference collection now has the complete hard copy set of the 6th edition for the use of our faculty and students. 

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Friday, July 24, 2020

Searching for Health Technology Assessment Now Streamlined

The International Network of Agencies for Health Technology Assessment (INAHTA) has launched the HTA Database 2.0. This new and improved international HTA database provides a single platform to search records of completed and ongoing health technology assessments (HTAs) from around the world. Previously produced by the NHS Center for Reviews and Dissemination (CRD), this new rebuild of INAHTA includes:
  • Streamlined and strengthened search function
  • Expanded records containing more abstract information
  • Records from 120 HTA producers including INAHTA member agencies and other organizations
  • Contains more than 16,000 records of ongoing and completed HTAs from around the world dating from 1989 to present
To search the database just click the link


Friday, July 17, 2020

Thieme MedOne Education Database Trialing at UMHS

Thieme MedOne Education is currently accessible for UMHS faculty on a trial basis. MedOne is a medical learning platform, providing users with access to Thieme’s collection of medical textbooks.

Covering every course in the medical school curriculum, MedOne Education is an exceptional resource for learning, review, and research in medicine and the life sciences.

Users have access to illustrated full-color medical textbooks covering anatomy, basic sciences, clinical sciences, and radiology.

Additionally, all titles can be download to the MedOne app to read offline.

Contact the Anne Ross Library for the login information and be sure to check it out before the end of July!

Send your feedback to the Library!

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Thursday, February 06, 2020

Ultrasound Training Enhances the UMHS Medical Student Experience

UMHS has acquired an ultrasound machine to enhance the students learning experience and their diagnostic skills through hands-on practice.
Guided by Dr Adegbenro Fakoya, Course Director of Histology & Associate Professor of Gross Anatomy & Histology here at UMHS, our students are thrilled with the valuable opportunity to personally give this indispensable diagnostic tool a test drive!

To further support these efforts, the Anne Ross Library has acquired four new key medical reference titles to augment the students understanding and knowledge of ultrasound procedures and diagnostic capabilities.

"Now in the fully updated 5th edition with more than 2000 new images, 380 new videos, and new content throughout, Diagnostic Ultrasound (2 volume set), remains the most comprehensive and authoritative ultrasound resource available. Spanning a wide range of medical specialties and practice settings, it provides complete, detailed information on the latest techniques for ultrasound imagining of the whole body; image-guided procedures; fetal, obstetric, and pediatric imaging; and much more. Up-to-date guidance from experts in the field keeps you abreast of expanding applications of this versatile imaging modality and helps you understand the ""how"" and ""why"" of ultrasound use and interpretation"

"This comprehensive book provides an in-depth examination of a broad range of procedures that benefit from ultrasound guidance in the point-of-care setting. It covers common procedures such as ultrasound-guided central and peripheral venous access to regional nerve blocks, temporary pacemaker placement, joint aspirations, per-cutaneous drainage, a variety of injections and airway management. Chapters examine a variety of topics critical to successful ultrasound procedures, including relevant sonoantomy, necessary equipment, proper preparation, potential complications, existing evidence and how to integrate these procedures into clinical practice. For each procedure, the book includes step-by-step instructions and discusses the advantages of ultrasound guidance over traditional techniques. Providing rich procedural detail to help in clinical decision making, 

The Ultimate Guide to Point-of-Care Ultrasound-Guided Procedures is an indispensable, go-to reference for all health care providers who work in a variety of clinical settings including primary care, emergency department, urgent care, intensive care units, pediatrics, pre-hospital settings and those who practice in the growing number of new ultrasound programs in these specialties."

Essential Ultrasound Anatomy, new first edition from Wolters Kluwer for 2020, Dr. Mario Loukas & Dr. Danny Burns provide the essentials of the anatomy and physics of ultrasound, as well as methods and imaging techniques involved in ultrasonography.

Pocket Guide & Protocols for Abdominal Ultrasound, new first edition from Wolters Kluwer for 2020, Steven Penny provides an overview of abdominal sonography.

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Friday, August 23, 2019

Essential Radiology Videos on AccessMedicine

A series of radiology videos are now available on AccessMedicine through Exploring Essential Radiology at the following link: Radiology Videos

Exploring Essential Radiology has been available on AccessSurgery for a few years now, but this is brand new content to AccessMedicine

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Monday, August 19, 2019

Access Medicine Provides Enhanced Functionality to Q & A Section

Access Medicine has added some new functionality to it's Q&A section.  As you know, your MyAccess profile keeps track of your practice quiz performances.  However, it only lists how many questions you took, the score, and the date/time you took that quiz. This makes it difficult to quickly identify what that quiz may have been related to.  

Students now have the ability to rename their quizzes so they can easily identify that quiz for future reference.  To help demonstrate this new functionality, Access Medicine has recorded this brief tutorial: Renaming Quiz Enhancement.  This new functionality should be particularly helpful to those students using the Q&A and the Board Review Q&A. 

Please contact Ann Celestine at the Library if you need assistance with your personal MyAccess login to Access Medicine, or otherwise navigating the database.

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