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Polysomnography

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Polysomnography

  1. 1. POLYSOMNOGRAPHY
  2. 2. Where do you find research?  Subject Guides: Polysomnography  http://hvcc.libguides.com/polysomnography
  3. 3. The Web vs. Library Databases What’s the difference?  Library pays for access to information  Articles have already been printed in a magazine or journal or newspaper  In order to be published, articles went through a review process.  Pass review process = published = Reliable  Articles you find online are sometimes free / available through a subscription that the library paid for  Anyone can publish a website  No review process  Need use your critical thinking skills! Library Databases The Web
  4. 4. Website Evaluation Criteria  Use the CRAP test –  South Mountain Community College website evaluation  C = Currency  R = Reliability  A = Authority  P = Purpose / Point of View
  5. 5. Criteria for Website Evaluation: CRAP Test • Last updated? • Easy to find – usually at the bottom of the page or on the first page • Copyright date – 2015 – health information – need recent • Is the content fact or opinion? • Does it match other information you have found? • Is there bias? C = Currency R = Reliability
  6. 6. Criteria for Website Evaluation: CRAP Test • Is there an about or home page which would identify the author? • If the author is identified, is the author reliable? Is this person expert in the field, not just an enthusiast or a really big fan? • Is there contact information? • Are you being sold something? Are there a lot of ads that are not labeled? • What age range is the website developed for? Does it have a lot of graphics or large print? Is it professional looking? • Is it easy to navigate? • What is the domain? (.com, .org, .edu …) A = Authority P = Purpose / Point of View
  7. 7. Pap Mask Project  Mask name and manufacturer  Website  Type of Mask  Website; Book  Pros and Cons of the mask  DynaMed – general  PubMed - Specific  Common issues encountered  DynaMed – general  PubMed - Specific  Sizing and fitting of mask  Book; website
  8. 8. Pap Mask Project  Mask care  Website; book  Acceptable mask leak rates  DynaMed – general; Book  PubMed – specific masks and leak rates  Contraindictations  DynaMed – general  PubMed – specific masks  Patient population for mask  Book  Other  Example  Fisher & Paykel FlexiFit 431 Full Face CPAP Mask and Headgear
  9. 9. Search Words  What do you think?
  10. 10. Suggested Search Words  Pap mask or Positive pressure ventilation  CPAP or Continuous positive pressure ventilation  NCPAP or Nasal continuous positive pressure ventilation  Name of mask  Name of manufacturer AND mask name  Pap mask AND contraindication OR fit OR leaks  Mask OR Device OR face mask OR design  Plastic OR Cloth
  11. 11. DYNAMED  DynaMed –  Evidence-based  Clear, synthesized summaries of health topics  DynaMed Focus - Newsletter  App for mobile access  Clinical rotations at Albany Medical Center – will become familiar with this database  Offer HVCC students remote access
  12. 12. Searching
  13. 13. Medline with Full-Text  Select to search the MeSH; add terms as necessary  Can add more than one search term in MeSH  Subheadings are easy to use here  Can search using field searching; different results and the MeSH may not be used  Full-text where available  PMID #
  14. 14. PUBMED  Located at www.pubmed.gov  Use the basic search screen  Search details shows MESH and what you are searching  Limits – advanced search  Full-text  Free  PMID #  Citing – PMID #
  15. 15. Vancouver Referencing  On the Polysomnography Guide: http://hvcc.libguides.com/polysomnography/vanco uver  Vancouver Tab
  16. 16. Vocabulary  Use the MeSH (Medical Subject Headings)  The word you might use for something may not be the same word that is used in the database  PMID  PubMed ID
  17. 17. iPad - Apps
  18. 18. Reviewing Articles  Relevancy: Does it answer your question? What does the abstract say?  You may not understand the whole article, but you will be able to get some information out of the full- text  Scientific Article  Evidence: What type of evidence is it? RCT, Case study, physician knowledge (editorial)  Full-text
  19. 19. FULL-TEXT …  HTML full-text  This is just the text, no graphs, pictures, etc.  It’s a little harder to read  PDF full-text  This is the best copy  Looks exactly like the journal page  Check here for full-text  May or may not own it  May link to a journal that we own OR  May have to interlibrary the article  PMID Number  Works the same way in PubMed  Type in number and you’ll see if it’s available full-text and you can get a Vancouver citation
  20. 20. Interlibrary Loan …  A library service  Register  Receive books and journal articles that we do not own  Articles will come to your HVCC email account  Books will arrive at the HVCC library and are picked up at the circulation desk  Interlibrary Loan does take some time … plan ahead if you would like to use it
  21. 21. Searching for BOOKS …  Library Catalog - http://www.hvcc.edu/lrc/index.html  Select the tab that says books  Searches books in the HVCC library  World Cat Online Catalog - http://hvcc.worldcat.org/advancedsearch/  Searches college and university libraries throughout the US and internationally
  22. 22. Getting Help  Contact info:  Librarian  Cynthia Koman  c.koman@hvcc.edu or 629-7360

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