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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Thursday, May 30, 2019

AccessMedicine Adds Great New Content

 AccessMedicine has added great new content, both brand new titles and some new editions.

These include:

Jawetz, Melnick, & Adelberg’s Medical Microbiology also comes with over 600 Q&A and the Text & Atlas of Wound Diagnosis and Treatment comes with over 100 Q&A that can be found under AccessMedicine’s Study Tools.

Under the Multimedia tab find a new series of  Patient Interview Videos  that will help you develop your communication skills, along with tools for communicating effectively with patients in the clinical setting.

Within this series, you will find such topics covered as:

  • Varying interviewing skills
  • Agenda setting
  • Breaking bad news
  • Dealing with demanding, inappropriate, and angry patients
  • Empathy

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