Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Faculty Center Database

A database designed to help college faculty keep up to speed with the publishing world, course textbooks and resources in their respective subjects.
The Health sciences, medicine and nursing materials are all included.

Books are ranked according to their usage so that you can easily pin point "the cream of the crop".

In order to access you must register to become a member,
however membership is free for faculty and bookstores.
This website offers lots of other great stuff too such as publisher news and contacts, personal notebook and adoption list capabilites, etc.
Thanks to Dr. David Gantt for recommending this resource!

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Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Visual Medical Dictionary

Check out this Visual Medical Dictionary!
Just enter a disease, drug or therapy name and not only do the definitons appear but you can also see where the term lives in the MeSH structure, and you are presented with a visual drug-disease relationship diagram.
Brought to you by CHI ~ CureHunter ~ Precision Medical Data Mining.

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Sugar Estate Tour

Here are some photos taken last Sunday during the historical tour of the sugar industry in St. Kitts:

Thanks to Prof Bernstein for organizing this great tour
& to Greg of Greg's Safari Tours for being our tour guide.

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Wednesday, January 23, 2008

St. Kitts "off the beaten track" Tour

Join the Caribbean History class students
on Sunday January 27
for an “off the beaten track” hinterland tour
of beautiful St. Kitts’
in specially modified 4x4 Land Rovers
to explore the legacy of Sugar.
Meet at IUON at 2:00pm.
Tour will return by 6:00pm.
Cost is $20 US or $55 EC.

Please see Prof. Bernstein ASAP to reserve your spot!

Stops on the tour include:
~ Sugar Plantation Home built in the mid 1700’s
~ cool mountain rainforest & panoramic mountain top views
~ ruins of the old "Muscavardo" Sugar Factory
~ Windmill and Boiling House
~ the sugar plantaion home of Lodge Estate

A not to be missed 4x4 driving adventure for an up-close look at the Sugar Heritage of beautiful St. Kitts as well as an unforgettable “off the beaten track” photo safari!

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Wednesday, January 09, 2008

CINAHL Database Makes Research Easier

"In the 1950s there were seven nursing journals;
today there are close to 500.

It’s essential that any kind of student, in nursing or any other field, has access to information because that’s part of the learning experience. They are required to do research and, in order to do it in a timely manner, they need a biblographic database. The one that covers nursing is CINAHL, ...”
June Levy, Director of CINAHL Information Systems.

As IUON students you have access to the CINAHL database
through your EBSCO login; via the regular EBSCO interface
or the new Nursing Reference Center interface.
[See the links in the sidebar.]

CINAHL = "Cumulative Index for Nursing & Allied Health Literature"
Title link to article by Christina Orlovsky posted on

Check out this great CINAHL tutorial:
"Using CINAHL Plus with Full Text to Find Medical Information"
by James Carson, Librarian at Lake-Sumter Community College.

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HIV/AIDS in the Caribbean: Guest Lecture

Dr. Kathleen Allen-Ferdinand,
the Island’s leading authority on HIV/AIDs, will be giving a guest lecture in the IUON Auditorium
Wednesday, January 23 at 6:00pm.

All students, faculty, and staff
are invited

She will be discussing the status of the epidemic in the Caribbean, with specifics about St. Kitts.
Please encourage all of your students to attend.
Catherine Garner DrPH, RN, FAAN
Provost / Dean

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Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Attention All Students!

Don't miss this important training session!

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Friday, January 04, 2008

Test your Nursing Knowledge for Fun!

Thanks go to Marilyn Smith-Stoner for these online games and puzzles to test your nursing knowledge and have fun doing it!

Also don't forget the games available for you to check out from the Library such as RNtertainment!

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UNICEF in Latin America and Caribbean looks ahead, behind at challenges

PANAMA CITY, 31 December 2007 – As 2007 comes to a close, UNICEF is looking back at the work achieved for children and preparing for the challenges and opportunities ahead in 2008 in the Latin America and Caribbean regions. Click on link to read more...

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