Friday, August 31, 2012

Alcoholism: Is it a Disease?

Dr Mary Jo Cannon, a professor at the University of Medicine & Health SciencesInternational University of Nursing, had an interesting article published last week in the "Health" section of our local SKN Vibes (St. Kitts news) which examines the question "Is Alcoholism a disease?"
Have you every considered the people you know in your life who always seem to be 'under the influence' as actually 'patients' who are suffering from a terrible disease?
Dr. Cannon states,"Alcoholism meets the standard definition of a disease better than multiple sclerosis or schizophrenia, two diseases for which the pathophysiology is far less clearly understood.Yet people with these diseases are recognized as qualifying to be ‘patients."
I challenge you to read this article and think about this issue as it does effect you, and those around you, in many more ways than you may realize. As for our nursing and medicine students, being vigilant and cognizant with regards to alcoholism and other possible addictions when serving your patients, will result in a more satisfatory health outcome. Three simple screening tests to help you identify patients with an alcohol problem are available on the NIAAA website (The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism).

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Friday, May 18, 2012

Going Beyond Keyword Searching

Take your searching skills to the next level with MeSH! What is MeSH? MeSH simply means Medical Subject Headings and is a taxonomy of medical subject terms compiled and maintained by the National Library of Medicine. Searching the medical journal literature via our EBSCOHost platform utilizing specific medical subject heading terms rather than keywords, can result in a more efficient, productive, and successful search. Please invest a few minutes of your time viewing this tutorial and then do a practice search or two in our full text EBSCO databases. UMHS / IUON subscribes to these online resources with full text for the benefit of our students and faculty.

Raising your level of expertise in essential information searching skills will serve you well throughout your medical career. Remember ~ dynamic evidence-based medical practice depends first on finding the current best evidence!

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Tuesday, May 08, 2012

MEDLINE® Complete is Here!

MEDLINE® Complete , the latest product offering from EBSCO and described as "an unprecedented full-text collection of the most sought-after medical journals", is now available to our faculty and students! "This exceptional database provides full text for the most prominent journals used in the field of medical research. MEDLINE Complete is the largest full-text companion to the MEDLINE index, containing full text for more than 2,060 journals." This upgrade to our EBSCO subscription provides access to an additional 500 medical journals. Check it out on your computer or mobile devise utilizing your EBSCO login. Please pop in to see me in the library for further instruction on how to search this, or any of our other great library resource databases.

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Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Enjoy Your Summer Semester Break!

As another semester draws to a close, the Library Staff would like to say 'good-bye' and 'all the best' to those students who are moving onward and upward! It has been a sincere pleasure serving you all over this past semester, and we look forward to hearing of your continued success!

With the semester end, also comes the time to return all your checked out items to the library and settle your accounts. We very much appreciate your full and prompt cooperation.

Every semester, both students and faculty generously donate materials to the library. Please accept our gratitude and thanks! All donations are very much appreciated!

During the semester break the Library will be CLOSED from Saturday August 20th until Monday August 29. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
We will reopen Monday August 29 until Friday September 2 between the hours of 8am~6pm, and CLOSED Saturday & Sunday ~ Sept 3 & 4. Normal library hours will resume Monday September 5th.

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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

The Library Addition is now OPEN!

The new study room addition to the Anne Ross Library is now open to students with 32 private study carrels!
Your cooperation is needed to maintain this space, along with the rest of the library, as a SUPER QUIET & FOOD FREE ZONE! We are also making a special request that you all take great care to not allow the furniture to get wet!

In addition, take note that any items left unattended are left at your own risk , and may be moved if the carrel is wanted by another student!

The power bars need to remain 'ON' at all times.
The hours for the Library Annex are the same as for the rest of the library:
Mon~Fri: 7:00am~10:00pm Sat/Sun: 9:00am~9:00pm

The Library Staff extends its thanks to President Warren Ross for approving this welcome addition to campus & to Dan Vitalo and the Facilities Crew for a job well done!

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Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Learning the Basic Principles of Pharmacology with EDGT

Attention IUON Nursing Pharmacology students ~ please remember the online supplementary tutorials that we subscribe to on your behalf from EDGT [Educational Global Technologies Inc.]. The Basic Principles of Pharmacology is on online tutorial designed to help you learn the basic concepts and principles related to the field of pharmacology including the safe administration of medications.This resource is divided into five modules:
Module 1: Introductory Concepts
Module 2: Drug Facts
Module 3: Principles of Drug Action
Module 4: Responses to Drugs
Module 5: Test Bank
[Ask at Library Desk for login.]

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Monday, May 10, 2010

Our EBSCOhost Databases are Mobile!

Now when you login to our EBSCOhost databases you will notice a new button to access a mobile friendly version of the search interface!
So now you should all be good to go!
You have mobile access to our Library Catalogue, DynaMed and now all the other EBSCO journal databases such as Medline & CINAHL with Full Text!
Check out the Toolkits as well for links to information on mobile 'Apps' for medicine and nursing.

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Sunday, April 04, 2010

Enhancing Mobility! Go Ahead ~ Try This at Home!

Now you can browse the holdings of the Anne Ross Library on your mobile device with the added feature of a new mobile-friendly interface!
Library World has added this new interface option to give you the flexibilty of browsing the physical and electronic resources of our library from wherever you happen to be.
To login:
1) Click on the post title.
2) Enter our Library's name ~ AnneRoss Library ~ [no space between Anne and Ross].
3) No password is required so leave it blank!

NOTE: Online materials that have been added to the catalogue include seamless linking to the full text ~ just click on the field 'Electronic Location and Access' in the item record.

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Friday, July 10, 2009

Student Nurse Association Election Results

Dear Students & Faculty,
I would like you to join the SNA Officers and myself in congratulating the newly elected Officers for IUON’s Student Nurse Association (SNA) Fall Semester 2009:
President: Amanda Barnes
Vice President: Rachita Patel
Secretary: Kristen Foster
Treasurer: Chris French
I am certain that with the support of their fellow student nurses, this team will accomplish great things next semester! Congratulations again to Amanda, Rachita, Kristen and Chris. I would like to encourage all nursing students to become a member of the association. Our officers are quite competent, but will certainly still need YOUR help to achieve their goals.
Thank you,
Juliet Battice, RN, B.Soc.Sc, BSN
Clinical Nurse Instructor

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Thursday, June 18, 2009

Come Check Out the New Library Books

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Monday, May 11, 2009

Anne Ross Library Receives Donation of Fiction Books

Thank you to a wonderful group of American fiction writers for their generous donation to the Anne Ross Library!

A special thanks to our own IUON nursing student, Jack Allison for all his effort to make this happen, and best-selling author Jo-Ann Mapson for calling on her author friends and coordinating the donation state-side! Thanks also to Dr. Ross for providing shipping to St. Kitts!
The collection is now available for check out, so come and see the display.

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Monday, December 22, 2008

The 1st Interdisciplinary Clinical Simulation Symposium

Join us in St. Kitts on February 13 ~ 15, 2009, for the 1st Interdisciplinary Clinical Simulation Symposium. Hosted by the University of Medicine & Health Sciences ~ St. Kitts and the International University of Nursing, this symposium will hold workshops designed for nurses, physicians and medical faculty.
Check out the ICSS website for further details and online registration.

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Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Mark your Calendars!

Tuesday, October 7th
You are all invited [students & faculty ; medicine & nursing] to attend a training seminar on searching our online journal & point-of-care databases.
Eric Block, our EBSCO Rep., will be conducting 2 sessions, demonstrating the various features of DynaMed, CINAHL, Medline, the Nursing Reference Center,etc.
You are welcome to attend one or both sessions.

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Friday, September 12, 2008

More Accolades for the Mediterranean Diet

Researchers Say Mediterranean Diet May Lower Risk of Cancer, Other Major Diseases
By Kelley Colihan
WebMD Health News

Sept. 11, 2008 -- More accolades are being heaped on the Mediterranean diet. This time, researchers say the diet may actually help prevent certain chronic diseases...

Our Healthy Women, Healthy Nation Project here in St. Kitts is promoting the right formula!

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Tuesday, May 13, 2008

DynaMed available on your PDA

Attention students and faculty ~
Please let us know at the Library if you would like access to the DynaMed point-of-care database via your PDA. I will be putting in the request early next week [by May 20, 2008] ~ so if you desire access in this format PLEASE let us know ASAP

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Thursday, February 28, 2008

Nevis Historical Tour

The History of the Caribbean class will take a Nevis Historical Tour on
Saturday, March 22th.
We will meet at Port Zante at 7:45 am & take the 8:00 am ferry to Nevis.
The itinerary is chock-full of historical sites and our tour guide will be Mr. John Guilbert, an official of the Nevis Historical Society.
The tour starts with a walk to the Museum of Nevis History and then a short walk around Charlestown. After that we board a bus for a three-hour tour around the island. Tour ends by 1:00 pm.
The cost for the ferry is $40 EC round-trip, the tour is $20 EC.
If you are interested in joining us, please see Prof Mark Bernstein ASAP with your tour fee, and reserve your place. Places are limited so first come first served.
Click on title to link for more information on Nevis.

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Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Excursion to Brimstone Hill

The History of the Caribbean class is planning an excursion to
Brimstone Hill Fortress
Saturday February 23nd.
We will board buses at the campus at 3 p.m.(sharp) and return by 5:15pm.
If you are interested in joining the class for this fascinating, historic excursion, please let me know by this Friday noon.
Transportation, entrance fee, and a guide will all be provided for $10 EC each.
Please come and join us! First come, first served!
Prof. Mark H. Bernstein

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Monday, February 11, 2008

Keeping up-to-date with RSS

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Thursday, February 07, 2008

Annie's Walking Tour of Historic Basseterre

The Caribbean History class invites you for an historical 2 hour walking tour of Basseterre on Sunday February 10th from 4:00 - 6:00 pm.
Annie is famous for her tours and she has agreed to substancially reduce her usual fee for IUON personnel to $10 US per person!
Hear the detailed background of the exciting and often tragic history of the capital of this wonderful island. Visit the site of the first company, stroll through the old village of Irish Town, learn about Pall Mall (presently called Independence Square) where slaves were sold on arrival and goods exchanged or battered.
Please come pay me by Friday 3:00pm to reserve your place.
Prof Mark Bernstein

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Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Mental Health Nursing Assessment Tools

Of particular interest to NUR 313 students,
Prof. McClane has gathered various mental health assessment tools into a kit for students to access in the library.
The kit is available at the library circulation desk.
It includes assessment tools for depression, mental status, heritage assessment [culture], risk assessment, etc.
Sheets may be photocopied.

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