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    • MEDICAL INFORMATION SPECIALISTS IN THE NETHERLANDS Heleen Dyserinck, Faridi van Etten, Hans Ket Academic Medical Centre, University of Amsterdam VU University, Amsterdam York, June 2007
    • THE NETHERLANDS
      • 8 University Medical
      • Centres
      • 19 Top Clinical Hospitals
      • 109 Regional Hospitals
    • MEDICAL LIBRARIES
    • ON BEHALF OF COLLEAGUES
      • Faridi van Etten, Clinical librarian AMC, Amsterdam
      • Hans Ket, Medical Information Specialist, VU Medical Centre, Amsterdam
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    • AMSTERDAM
      • University of Amsterdam
      • VU University
    • AMC
      • Academic Medical Centre
      • University of Amsterdam
      • 1002 beds
      • Advanced specialist functions including traumatology, pediatric and neonatal intensive care, neurosurgery
      • General care
      • Medical education
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    • VUmc
      • VU University Medical Center Amsterdam
      • 733 beds
      • VU University
      • Scientific reseach
      • Intensive cooperation with the AMC
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    • PURPOSE
      • Survey of the profession of medical information specialists.
          • Questionnaire
          • Meeting
    • QUESTIONNAIRE
      • 80 medical librarians were consulted by e-mail-lists of professional societies
      • 25 questions
      • 41 librarians responded to the questionnaire
    • Themes of the questionnaire
      • Organizations
      • Training, background and experience
      • Customers
      • Courses
      • Quality care
      • Search filters
      • Products
      • Communication and public relations
    • Examples of questions
      • What is your profession called?
      • What is your background, training, knowledge and experience?
      • Who are your customers and who are not?
      • What kind of courses do you give?
      • Do you use a reference interview?
      • Do you develop search filters?
      • Do you develop educational materials, websites or tutorials?
      • How do you communicate with your customers?
    • Results of the questionnaire
      • Different hospitals
      • Different training
      • Different functions
      • Different tasks
      • It is very hard to draw conclusions!!!
      • Diversity in the Netherlands
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    • HIGHLIGHTS
      • But we present some highlights
    • What’s in a name?
      • Medical information specialists (16)
      • Librarians (13)
      • Clinical librarians (12)
      • Medical librarians
      • Literature researchers
      • Head Medical Library
    • TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE
      • Basic education in librarianship (college level) (33)
      • University education (mostly biomedical) (20)
      • Medical terminology by experience (25)
      • Courses: (presentation skills, primary medical knowledge, database skills) (41)
    • CLIENTS
      • Students
      • Doctors
      • Nurses
      • Researchers
      • Paramedical personnel
      • No patients
    • CLINICAL LIBRARIANSHIP IN THE NETHERLANDS
      • No clinical questions and answer services
      • 1991 CL project in the AMC 1992 publication in the Dutch Medical Journal
      • In UMC’s and topclinical hospitals medical information specialists offer special services for the clinics
    • COMMUNICATION
      • Presentations for clients (24)
      • Instructions to departments (17)
      • Present at meetings (12)
      • Column in hospital magazines (16)
    • COURSES
      • Pubmed
      • Cochrane Library
      • Evidence based sources
      • OVID databases: EMBASE, CINAHL
      • Reference Manager, Endnote
    • LITERATURE SEARCHES
      • Reference interview – often PICO!
      • Search protocol (20%)
      • Reporting of search strategies
    • MEDICAL LIBRARY AMC
      • 9 divisions
      • Each division has its own CL
      • AMC first evidence based hospital in the Netherlands
      • Medical Library joins in Evidence Based Medicine courses together with DCC
    • AMC DCC AMSTERDAM
    • Different departments different needs
      • Students, hospital and research departments
    • NURSING
      • Courses
      • Help with individual searches
      • Training Course Evidence Based Nursing
      • Introduction Medical Library
    • PEDIATRICS
      • Searches
      • Cochrane Childhood Cancer Group
      • Patient information centre
      • Course EBM KEK
      • Emmakrant newspaper
    • OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH
      • Searches for the Government
      • Newsletter and
      • helpdesk for Dutch Centre Occupational Diseases
      • EBM Courses for all occupational health doctors in the Netherlands
    • OBSTETRICS/GYNAECOLOGY
      • Presentation of CAT’s at morning report
      • Courses ‘Evidence Based Searching for a CAT’
      • Participation in EBM course for the NVOG
      • Searches
    • Clinical librarians in EBM
      • PICO’s and CAT’s
      • Use of evidence based resources
      • Use of proper search terms
      • Speciality based training & courses
      • Evidence based searching courses
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    • April 3rd 2007
      • Meeting of medical information specialists in the AMC, Amsterdam
      • Reporting on the state of affairs of clinical librarianship/medical information specialists
      • Planning co-operation for the future
    • CONSULTATION / COURSE
      • Consultation OR course
      • Consultation AND course
      • Course NOT consultation
    • CRITICAL APPRAISAL
      • Critical appraisal of search results is not conducted by medical information specialists
      • Only quick selection of evidence
    • USE OF SEARCHFILTERS
      • Searchfilters (e.g.clinical queries Pubmed) are used a lot
      • Some libraries develop search filters
    • NATIONAL COOPERATION
      • Developing search filters
      • Pubmed course
      • Pubmed guide/book
      • Search protocol
      • WIKI
    • MEETINGS AND COOPERATION
      • WEB&Z (working committee electronic sources and searching)
      • MAILINGLIST Clinical librarians
      • Bulletin of the department of biomedical information of the NVB
    • PLANNING FOR THE FUTURE
    • CLINICAL LIBRARIANS/MEDICAL INFORMATION SPECIALISTS
      • Optimal quality search strategies are required for guidelines, systematic reviews, research and fundraising for research
      • Training courses in the curriculum
      • Digital libraries per discipline
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    • MEDICAL CURRICULUM
      • Clinical Librarian gives evidence based search training for students
      • Search skills for PICO’s and CAT’s
      • Lifelong learning
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    • INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION
      • Exchange of new ideas
      • Best practices of digital libraries
      • Best practices in teaching information skills
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