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MEDICAL INFORMATIONMEDICAL INFORMATION
SPECIALISTS IN THESPECIALISTS IN THE
NETHERLANDSNETHERLANDS
Heleen Dyserinck, Farid...
THE NETHERLANDSTHE NETHERLANDS
 8 University Medical8 University Medical
CentresCentres
 19 Top Clinical Hospitals19 Top...
MEDICAL LIBRARIESMEDICAL LIBRARIES
ON BEHALF OF COLLEAGUESON BEHALF OF COLLEAGUES
 Faridi van Etten, ClinicalFaridi van Etten, Clinical
librarian AMC,librar...
AMSTERDAMAMSTERDAM
 University ofUniversity of
AmsterdamAmsterdam
 VU UniversityVU University
AMCAMC
 Academic Medical CentreAcademic Medical Centre
 University of AmsterdamUniversity of Amsterdam
 1002 beds1002 b...
VUmcVUmc
 VU University MedicalVU University Medical
Center AmsterdamCenter Amsterdam
 733 beds733 beds
 VU UniversityV...
PURPOSEPURPOSE
 Survey of the profession of medicalSurvey of the profession of medical
information specialists.informatio...
QUESTIONNAIREQUESTIONNAIRE
 80 medical librarians were consulted by80 medical librarians were consulted by
e-mail-lists o...
Themes of the questionnaireThemes of the questionnaire
 OrganizationsOrganizations
 Training, background and experienceT...
Examples of questionsExamples of questions
 What is your profession called?What is your profession called?
 What is your...
Results of the questionnaireResults of the questionnaire
 Different hospitalsDifferent hospitals
 Different trainingDiff...
HIGHLIGHTSHIGHLIGHTS
 But we present some highlightsBut we present some highlights
What’s in a name?What’s in a name?
 Medical information specialists (16)Medical information specialists (16)
 Librarians...
TRAINING AND EXPERIENCETRAINING AND EXPERIENCE
 Basic education in librarianship (collegeBasic education in librarianship...
CLIENTSCLIENTS
 StudentsStudents
 DoctorsDoctors
 NursesNurses
 ResearchersResearchers
 Paramedical personnelParamedi...
CLINICAL LIBRARIANSHIP INCLINICAL LIBRARIANSHIP IN
THE NETHERLANDSTHE NETHERLANDS
 No clinical questions and answer servi...
COMMUNICATIONCOMMUNICATION
 Presentations for clients (24)Presentations for clients (24)
 Instructions to departments (1...
COURSESCOURSES
 PubmedPubmed
 Cochrane LibraryCochrane Library
 Evidence based sourcesEvidence based sources
 OVID dat...
LITERATURE SEARCHESLITERATURE SEARCHES
 Reference interview – often PICO!Reference interview – often PICO!
 Search proto...
MEDICAL LIBRARY AMCMEDICAL LIBRARY AMC
 9 divisions9 divisions
 Each division has its own CLEach division has its own CL...
AMC DCC AMSTERDAMAMC DCC AMSTERDAM
Different departments differentDifferent departments different
needsneeds
 Students, hospital and researchStudents, hospi...
NURSINGNURSING
 CoursesCourses
 Help with individualHelp with individual
searchessearches
 Training CourseTraining Cour...
PEDIATRICSPEDIATRICS
 SearchesSearches
 Cochrane ChildhoodCochrane Childhood
Cancer GroupCancer Group
 Patient informat...
OCCUPATIONAL HEALTHOCCUPATIONAL HEALTH
 Searches for theSearches for the
GovernmentGovernment
 Newsletter andNewsletter ...
OBSTETRICS/GYNAECOLOGYOBSTETRICS/GYNAECOLOGY
 Presentation of CAT’sPresentation of CAT’s
at morning reportat morning repo...
Clinical librarians in EBMClinical librarians in EBM
 PICO’s and CAT’sPICO’s and CAT’s
 Use of evidence based resourcesU...
April 3rd 2007April 3rd 2007
 Meeting of medical information specialistsMeeting of medical information specialists
in the...
CONSULTATION / COURSECONSULTATION / COURSE
 Consultation OR courseConsultation OR course
 Consultation AND courseConsult...
CRITICAL APPRAISALCRITICAL APPRAISAL
 Critical appraisal of search results is notCritical appraisal of search results is ...
USE OF SEARCHFILTERSUSE OF SEARCHFILTERS
 Searchfilters (e.g.clinical queries Pubmed)Searchfilters (e.g.clinical queries ...
NATIONAL COOPERATIONNATIONAL COOPERATION
 Developing search filtersDeveloping search filters
 Pubmed coursePubmed course...
MEETINGS AND COOPERATIONMEETINGS AND COOPERATION
 WEB&Z (working committee electronicWEB&Z (working committee electronic
...
 Bulletin of theBulletin of the
department ofdepartment of
biomedicalbiomedical
information of theinformation of the
NVBN...
PLANNING FOR THE FUTUREPLANNING FOR THE FUTURE
CLINICAL LIBRARIANS/MEDICALCLINICAL LIBRARIANS/MEDICAL
INFORMATION SPECIALISTSINFORMATION SPECIALISTS
 Optimal quality se...
MEDICAL CURRICULUMMEDICAL CURRICULUM
 Clinical Librarian gives evidence basedClinical Librarian gives evidence based
sear...
INTERNATIONAL COOPERATIONINTERNATIONAL COOPERATION
 Exchange of new ideasExchange of new ideas
 Best practices of digita...
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  1. 1. MEDICAL INFORMATIONMEDICAL INFORMATION SPECIALISTS IN THESPECIALISTS IN THE NETHERLANDSNETHERLANDS Heleen Dyserinck, Faridi van Etten, Hans KetHeleen Dyserinck, Faridi van Etten, Hans Ket Academic Medical Centre, University of AmsterdamAcademic Medical Centre, University of Amsterdam VU University, AmsterdamVU University, Amsterdam York, June 2007York, June 2007
  2. 2. THE NETHERLANDSTHE NETHERLANDS  8 University Medical8 University Medical CentresCentres  19 Top Clinical Hospitals19 Top Clinical Hospitals  109 Regional Hospitals109 Regional Hospitals
  3. 3. MEDICAL LIBRARIESMEDICAL LIBRARIES
  4. 4. ON BEHALF OF COLLEAGUESON BEHALF OF COLLEAGUES  Faridi van Etten, ClinicalFaridi van Etten, Clinical librarian AMC,librarian AMC, AmsterdamAmsterdam  Hans Ket, MedicalHans Ket, Medical Information Specialist, VUInformation Specialist, VU Medical Centre,Medical Centre, AmsterdamAmsterdam
  5. 5. AMSTERDAMAMSTERDAM  University ofUniversity of AmsterdamAmsterdam  VU UniversityVU University
  6. 6. AMCAMC  Academic Medical CentreAcademic Medical Centre  University of AmsterdamUniversity of Amsterdam  1002 beds1002 beds  Advanced specialist functions includingAdvanced specialist functions including traumatology, pediatric and neonataltraumatology, pediatric and neonatal intensive care, neurosurgeryintensive care, neurosurgery  General careGeneral care  Medical educationMedical education
  7. 7. VUmcVUmc  VU University MedicalVU University Medical Center AmsterdamCenter Amsterdam  733 beds733 beds  VU UniversityVU University  Scientific reseachScientific reseach  Intensive cooperationIntensive cooperation with the AMCwith the AMC
  8. 8. PURPOSEPURPOSE  Survey of the profession of medicalSurvey of the profession of medical information specialists.information specialists.  QuestionnaireQuestionnaire  MeetingMeeting
  9. 9. QUESTIONNAIREQUESTIONNAIRE  80 medical librarians were consulted by80 medical librarians were consulted by e-mail-lists of professional societiese-mail-lists of professional societies  25 questions25 questions  41 librarians responded to the41 librarians responded to the questionnairequestionnaire
  10. 10. Themes of the questionnaireThemes of the questionnaire  OrganizationsOrganizations  Training, background and experienceTraining, background and experience  CustomersCustomers  CoursesCourses  Quality careQuality care  Search filtersSearch filters  ProductsProducts  Communication and public relationsCommunication and public relations
  11. 11. Examples of questionsExamples of questions  What is your profession called?What is your profession called?  What is your background, training, knowledge andWhat is your background, training, knowledge and experience?experience?  Who are your customers and who are not?Who are your customers and who are not?  What kind of courses do you give?What kind of courses do you give?  Do you use a reference interview?Do you use a reference interview?  Do you develop search filters?Do you develop search filters?  Do you develop educational materials, websites orDo you develop educational materials, websites or tutorials?tutorials?  How do you communicate with your customers?How do you communicate with your customers?
  12. 12. Results of the questionnaireResults of the questionnaire  Different hospitalsDifferent hospitals  Different trainingDifferent training  Different functionsDifferent functions  Different tasksDifferent tasks It is very hard to draw conclusions!!!It is very hard to draw conclusions!!! Diversity in the NetherlandsDiversity in the Netherlands
  13. 13. HIGHLIGHTSHIGHLIGHTS  But we present some highlightsBut we present some highlights
  14. 14. What’s in a name?What’s in a name?  Medical information specialists (16)Medical information specialists (16)  Librarians (13)Librarians (13)  Clinical librarians (12)Clinical librarians (12)  Medical librariansMedical librarians  Literature researchersLiterature researchers  Head Medical LibraryHead Medical Library
  15. 15. TRAINING AND EXPERIENCETRAINING AND EXPERIENCE  Basic education in librarianship (collegeBasic education in librarianship (college level) (33)level) (33)  University education (mostly biomedical)University education (mostly biomedical) (20)(20)  Medical terminology by experience (25)Medical terminology by experience (25)  Courses: (presentation skills, primaryCourses: (presentation skills, primary medical knowledge, database skills) (41)medical knowledge, database skills) (41)
  16. 16. CLIENTSCLIENTS  StudentsStudents  DoctorsDoctors  NursesNurses  ResearchersResearchers  Paramedical personnelParamedical personnel  No patientsNo patients
  17. 17. CLINICAL LIBRARIANSHIP INCLINICAL LIBRARIANSHIP IN THE NETHERLANDSTHE NETHERLANDS  No clinical questions and answer servicesNo clinical questions and answer services  1991 CL project in the AMC1991 CL project in the AMC 1992 publication in the Dutch Medical1992 publication in the Dutch Medical JournalJournal  In UMC’s and topclinical hospitalsIn UMC’s and topclinical hospitals medical information specialists offermedical information specialists offer special services for the clinicsspecial services for the clinics
  18. 18. COMMUNICATIONCOMMUNICATION  Presentations for clients (24)Presentations for clients (24)  Instructions to departments (17)Instructions to departments (17)  Present at meetings (12)Present at meetings (12)  Column in hospital magazines (16)Column in hospital magazines (16)
  19. 19. COURSESCOURSES  PubmedPubmed  Cochrane LibraryCochrane Library  Evidence based sourcesEvidence based sources  OVID databases: EMBASE, CINAHLOVID databases: EMBASE, CINAHL  Reference Manager, EndnoteReference Manager, Endnote
  20. 20. LITERATURE SEARCHESLITERATURE SEARCHES  Reference interview – often PICO!Reference interview – often PICO!  Search protocol (20%)Search protocol (20%)  Reporting of search strategiesReporting of search strategies
  21. 21. MEDICAL LIBRARY AMCMEDICAL LIBRARY AMC  9 divisions9 divisions  Each division has its own CLEach division has its own CL  AMC first evidence based hospital in theAMC first evidence based hospital in the NetherlandsNetherlands  Medical Library joins in Evidence BasedMedical Library joins in Evidence Based Medicine courses together with DCCMedicine courses together with DCC
  22. 22. AMC DCC AMSTERDAMAMC DCC AMSTERDAM
  23. 23. Different departments differentDifferent departments different needsneeds  Students, hospital and researchStudents, hospital and research departmentsdepartments
  24. 24. NURSINGNURSING  CoursesCourses  Help with individualHelp with individual searchessearches  Training CourseTraining Course Evidence BasedEvidence Based NursingNursing  Introduction MedicalIntroduction Medical LibraryLibrary
  25. 25. PEDIATRICSPEDIATRICS  SearchesSearches  Cochrane ChildhoodCochrane Childhood Cancer GroupCancer Group  Patient informationPatient information centrecentre  Course EBM KEKCourse EBM KEK  EmmakrantEmmakrant newspapernewspaper
  26. 26. OCCUPATIONAL HEALTHOCCUPATIONAL HEALTH  Searches for theSearches for the GovernmentGovernment  Newsletter andNewsletter and helpdesk for Dutchhelpdesk for Dutch Centre OccupationalCentre Occupational DiseasesDiseases  EBM Courses for allEBM Courses for all occupational healthoccupational health doctors in thedoctors in the NetherlandsNetherlands
  27. 27. OBSTETRICS/GYNAECOLOGYOBSTETRICS/GYNAECOLOGY  Presentation of CAT’sPresentation of CAT’s at morning reportat morning report  Courses ‘EvidenceCourses ‘Evidence Based Searching forBased Searching for a CAT’a CAT’  Participation in EBMParticipation in EBM course for the NVOGcourse for the NVOG  SearchesSearches
  28. 28. Clinical librarians in EBMClinical librarians in EBM  PICO’s and CAT’sPICO’s and CAT’s  Use of evidence based resourcesUse of evidence based resources  Use of proper search termsUse of proper search terms  Speciality based training & coursesSpeciality based training & courses  Evidence based searching coursesEvidence based searching courses
  29. 29. April 3rd 2007April 3rd 2007  Meeting of medical information specialistsMeeting of medical information specialists in the AMC, Amsterdamin the AMC, Amsterdam  Reporting on the state of affairs of clinicalReporting on the state of affairs of clinical librarianship/medical informationlibrarianship/medical information specialistsspecialists  Planning co-operation for the futurePlanning co-operation for the future
  30. 30. CONSULTATION / COURSECONSULTATION / COURSE  Consultation OR courseConsultation OR course  Consultation AND courseConsultation AND course  Course NOT consultationCourse NOT consultation
  31. 31. CRITICAL APPRAISALCRITICAL APPRAISAL  Critical appraisal of search results is notCritical appraisal of search results is not conducted by medical informationconducted by medical information specialistsspecialists  Only quick selection of evidenceOnly quick selection of evidence
  32. 32. USE OF SEARCHFILTERSUSE OF SEARCHFILTERS  Searchfilters (e.g.clinical queries Pubmed)Searchfilters (e.g.clinical queries Pubmed) are used a lotare used a lot  Some libraries develop search filtersSome libraries develop search filters
  33. 33. NATIONAL COOPERATIONNATIONAL COOPERATION  Developing search filtersDeveloping search filters  Pubmed coursePubmed course  Pubmed guide/bookPubmed guide/book  Search protocolSearch protocol  WIKIWIKI
  34. 34. MEETINGS AND COOPERATIONMEETINGS AND COOPERATION  WEB&Z (working committee electronicWEB&Z (working committee electronic sources and searching)sources and searching)  MAILINGLIST Clinical librariansMAILINGLIST Clinical librarians
  35. 35.  Bulletin of theBulletin of the department ofdepartment of biomedicalbiomedical information of theinformation of the NVBNVB
  36. 36. PLANNING FOR THE FUTUREPLANNING FOR THE FUTURE
  37. 37. CLINICAL LIBRARIANS/MEDICALCLINICAL LIBRARIANS/MEDICAL INFORMATION SPECIALISTSINFORMATION SPECIALISTS  Optimal quality search strategies areOptimal quality search strategies are required for guidelines, systematicrequired for guidelines, systematic reviews, research and fundraising forreviews, research and fundraising for researchresearch  Training courses in the curriculumTraining courses in the curriculum  Digital libraries per disciplineDigital libraries per discipline
  38. 38. MEDICAL CURRICULUMMEDICAL CURRICULUM  Clinical Librarian gives evidence basedClinical Librarian gives evidence based search training for studentssearch training for students  Search skills for PICO’s and CAT’sSearch skills for PICO’s and CAT’s  Lifelong learningLifelong learning
  39. 39. INTERNATIONAL COOPERATIONINTERNATIONAL COOPERATION  Exchange of new ideasExchange of new ideas  Best practices of digital librariesBest practices of digital libraries  Best practices in teaching informationBest practices in teaching information skillsskills  ??

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