Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Join us for the Nevis Historical Tour

Join the History of the Caribbean class on an Historical Tour of Nevis!
Saturday, November 10th.

Meet at Port Zante at 7:45 a.m.[taking the 8:00 a.m. ferry to Nevis]

Below is an itinerary of the tour, chockfull of historical sites, conducted by Mr. John Guilbert, an official of the Nevis Historical Society.
Starting with a walk to the Museum of Nevis History, then around Charlestown, after which we board the bus for a three-hour tour around the island. At 1 p.m. the tour will be over and you’ll be free to do whatever you wish in Nevis (there are some famous eating places, and of course, there is the 4 Seasons Hotel). Bring a hat, sunblock, good walking shoes, camera and bathing/snorkeling equipment [as you wish].

Ferry to Nevis and back $40 EC [pay directly to the ferry]
Tour $25 EC each [NOTE: space on bus is limited ~ first come first served]Interested? please come by my office ASAP with tour fee to reserve your spot for this wonderful opportunity to get to know the real Nevis.


Arrive Nevis @8:45am met by John Guilbert at the pier.
Walk to the Museum of Nevis History where John Guilbert will give you a tour of the museum, which is the birthplace of Alexander Hamilton (face on US$10 bill).
We will next do a small walking tour through parts of Charlestown, returning to the museum by 10:00 to get on our bus.
The bus tour will include:
Bath Spa, House & Hotel.
Horatio Nelson Museum
Government House
Marriage location of Nelson
Hermitage - oldest wood framed house in Caribbean, 1778
Old Manor - plantation for breeding slaves
St. George's Anglican Church
Golden Rock - plantation & slave infirmary
Fothergill's - old -time Nevisian village
New River & Coconut Walk - last working sugar mill in Nevis
Eden Brown - ghost story
St. James's Anglican - location of Black crucifix
Nisbet - birthplace of Fanny, Horatio's wife
Redoubt - 3rd permanent structure built by Europeans
Cottle's Church - first church where slaves and slave owners worshipped together
Oualie Beach or Mansa's for break
Fort Ashby & Jamestown
Nelson Spring
St. Thomas Anglican - oldest church, 1643
Back to Charlestown by 1:00pm

Prof Mark Bernstein

PDA Seminar at Noon Today!

Monday, October 29, 2007

Nursing Excellence Conference: Miami

The Nursing Excellence Conference:
Bringing Best Evidence to the Point of Care.

will spotlight nursing excellence and evidence based practice.
This conference is brought to you in conjunction with Jackson Health System, a world-class integrated healthcare delivery system, the University of Miami School of Nursing & Health Studies and RNAO (Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario), world leaders in the development and dissemination of nursing clinical and healthy work environment best practice guidelines.
The event will take place in Miami, Florida on January 10-11, 2008.

In conjunction the South Florida Winter Evidence-Based Nursing Institute will be held January 7 - 9, 2008 at the University of Miami.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Steps to a Healthier You

One size doesn't fit all.

MyPyramid Plan offers you a personal eating plan with the foods and amounts that are right for you. Click on the link in the title - then click on the MyPyramid Plan box to get started.

MyPyramid Tracker offers a detailed assessment of your food intake and physical activity level. Click on the Tracker box for an in-depth look at your food and physical activity choices.

Monday, October 22, 2007

ERI Guru on Campus Today!

Attention Students,

A representative from ERI is on campus today
~ Monday, Oct 22 and will meet with Students
from 2:30-3:00 in the Eastern Classroom.
If you have questions about ERI, please make it a point to be there.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Brimstone Hill Excursion

The History of the Caribbean class is planning an excursion to Brimstone Hill
Saturday, the 20th of October.
We will board buses at the campus at 10:45 a.m.(sharp) and return by 1:00 to the university.

If you are interested in joining the class for this fascinating, historic excursion, please let me know. One of the advantages of going as a group is that transportation will be provided from the university and back for $ 9 E.C. per person.
Another advantage is that we get a group rate for entry to Brimstone Hill of $1 E.C. per person if you are a local resident.
Another advantage is that the Brimstone Hill Society will provide a guide for us.
One last advantage is that you can join with your friends and colleagues and have a great time together!
There is a bar with refreshments at the Fort; wear good walking shoes and a hat and sun block if you are sensitive to the sun.
At the moment there is room for additional passengers. Come by my office by this Thursday in order to reserve your spot on the bus. First come, first served!

Click on title for a link to this incredible World Heritage Site if you’re interested in getting some background information.

Prof. Mark H. Bernstein

Googling for a Diagnosis

The Krafty Librarian says,
"The article in BMJ "Googling for a diagnosis--use of Google as a diagnostic aid: internet based study" had doctors search in Google for the correct diagnosis to 26 cases. Google brought up the correct diagnosis only 58% of the time.
The article also states,
"Clinical decision support programs have been reported to be valulable aids in diagnosing difficult cases...... We think Google is likely to be a useful aid in diagnosis too. It has the advantage of being easier to use and freely available on the internet."

What, What, WHAT?!?!?!?!?
First, the authors just stated that Google only displayed results to the correct diagnosis 58% of the time, and now they are ready to use it as a clinical decision tool!
Those odds are slightly better than flipping a coin!"

Click on title to READ more from the Krafty Librarian Blog ....

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Evaluating Information Flowchart

In Their Own Words

Nursing students in England talk about their learning experience with simulation software developed by their University, called "Virtual Ward".

In Their Own Words brings together key findings from the the JISC Learner Experiences studies focusing on the e-learning experience. You can download the booklet which summarises findings from previous research, and you can alo view or download 5 short videos which have different learners talking about some aspect of learning technology; e.g. use of videos and the web for a law student, use of a simulation for nursing students .

Monday, October 01, 2007

Dengue Fever Surges in Latin America

Published: September 30, 2007
Filed at 3:53 a.m. ET

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Dengue fever is spreading across Latin America and the Caribbean in one of the worst outbreaks in decades, causing agonizing joint pain for hundreds of thousands of people and killing nearly 200 so far this year. Click on title to read more....