A peer-reviewed and fully referenced database of drugs to which breastfeeding mothers may be exposed. Among the data included are maternal and infant levels of drugs, possible effects on breastfed infants and on lactation, and alternate drugs to consider.
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Future is here: Health resources for all-2011
The Future is Here:Health Resources for All!Kay Deeney, MLS, AHIPEducational Services CoordinatorNN/LM Pacific Southwest Region Rebecca Swift, MLS Medical Librarian Phoenix Indian Medical Center
The Future is Here: Health Resources for All! Agenda MedlinePlus.gov MedlinePlus Connect NIHSeniorHealth.gov Other websites and databases Mobile options More MedlinePlus!
What is the National Library of Medicine?Part of the National Institutes of Health, NLM is the provider of PubMed.gov,MedlinePlus.gov, and many other health information resources http://www.nlm.nih.gov
Online Health Searching 88% of online searchers look for health information Over half of online health searchers later discussed information with their doctors Half of all searches are based on discussions with doctorsHarris Poll, “Cyberchondriacs” on the Rise?August 4, 2010
What are the top sources consulted forhealth information? Health professional = 86% Friend or family member = 68% Internet=57% Books or other print material=54% Insurance provider=33% Other source=5%Source: Pew Internet and American Life ProjectThe Social Life of Health Information, June 2009
Health Information is Everywhere!How does MedlinePlus differ from popularsearch engines and commercial health sites?
About MedlinePlus.gov Debuted in 1998 with 22 health topics, now there are over 800 topics Designed to be appealing and easy to use Not a search engine, but a current collection of the best links to health information Adheres to strict quality guidelines No advertising or collection of personal info
172 tutorials875 English 78 anatomy videos 112 surgery videos844 Spanish 5 Sp surgery videos~1,000 drugs 15-20 stories100 added dailysupplements1,445 links toClinicalTrials.gov 15 English issues 2 bilingual issuesOver 100 >40 languagesdirectories of >250 topicsdoctors, hospitals, >3,000 linksclinics & libraries >40 languages ~ 3,500 articles 2 RSS feeds >250 topics > 2,000 images 11 daily & weekly listservs 3,045 links
What is MedlinePlus Connect? A FREE Web application that allows electronic health record (EHR) systems to use existing code sets to link to relevant information from MedlinePlus.gov. Who can use it? EHR companies and developers EHR customers (hospital systems, doctors’ offices, etc)
To Find Quality Health Apps andMobile Sites of Interest to Library Users National Library of Medicine Mobile Gallery Directory of apps and sites at USA.gov Other government sites, such as the CDC and the Veterans Administration
Free Content for Emergency Responders, Health Professionals, and Consumers √ Wireless System for Emergency Responders (WISER) √ √ Radiation Emergency Medical Management (REMM)Apps √ √ AIDSinfo HIV/AIDS Glossary √ √ Health Hotlines √ √ Reunite √ Embryo √ Water Emergency Response for Libraries √ PubMed Mobile Beta and PubMed® for HandheldsMobile √ √ DailyMedSites √ MedlinePlus Mobile √ AIDSinfo Mobile
RadiationEmergencyWhat to do?MobileREMM App(Radiation EmergencyMedical Management)
MedlinePlus is Designed for Everyone People use different search strategies Type keywords in search box Scan list of topics Click on meaningful icons or visually appealing images Browse pages No matter how someone searches, they will find information on MedlinePlus!
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Reality Check One out of _____ American adults reads at the 5th grade level or below. The average American reads at about the 8th grade level, yet most health care materials are written above the ____ grade level.
Reality Check One out of 5 American adults reads at the 5th grade level or below. The average American reads at about the 8th grade level, yet most health care materials are written above the 10th grade level. Source: Partnership for Clear Health Communication, National Patient Safety Foundation http://www.npsf.org/askme3/pdfs/STATS_GLANCE_EN.pdf
Health Literacy Defined Ability to obtain and understand health information, and to act on that information 1 in 3 adults have Basic or Below Basic skills http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2006/2006483_1.pdf
MedlinePlus Offers Easy-to-understandInformation Easy-to-read How to Write Resources Easy-to-readPlain language information Tools to helpfrom government agencies recognize elements ofand health organizations easy-to-read resourcesInteractive Tutorials with Helpful informationaudio, images, and text at 6th for writinggrade level understandable information
Herbs and SupplementsNatural Medicines Comprehensive Database 100 English and Spanish monographs Herbals, dietary supplements, and how they work Effectiveness ratings for different indications Safety concerns, including precautions, warnings and possible interactions with medications, foods, and other herbs and supplements Extensive lists of references, with links to PubMedNational Center for Complementary and AlternativeMedicineNational Toxicology Program
Take-away Points 1) Help your patrons/ patients be informed health information searchers 2) Encourage them to ask questions 3) Be an advocate for health 4) Look to NLM for great resources!
Resources for Exploring NLM Gallery http://www.nlm.nih.gov/mobile/ PSR Midday at the Oasis Webinars http://nnlm.gov/psr/services/webmeeting/archives.html Going Mobile, Staying Social: Using Technology for Health, October 19, 2011 Not the Oscars, but Medline Plus! February 16, 2011 Technology Update: MedlinePlus Connect! December 15, 2010