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Librarians Can Help Providers Improve Clinical Decision-Making & Education

Dr. Hageman the Pediatric Annals’ Editor-in-Chief  wrote a very informative editorial on how medical librarians play a key role in healthcare. A summary of his piece is below. Medical librarians play an essential role as members of the healthcare team.  They directly impact the quality of patient care by helping physicians, allied health professionals and researchers keep current… Keep Reading

February is American Heart Month

Matters of the Heart: The Library’s role in heart health and understanding Highlights from the blog post by Patti Brennan, Director of the US National Library of Medicine Full blog post located here: https://nlmdirector.nlm.nih.gov/2018/02/13/matters-of-the-heart/ Heart Disease is leading cause of death for men & women. PubMed, delivers the latest findings on heart disease and its prevention. Clinicaltrials.gov helps people interested in participating in research… Keep Reading

Getting to know your Eskind librarians: Heather LaFerriere

Heather Laferriere, MLIS, is a Health Sciences Informationist at the Annette and Eskind Irwin Family Biomedical Library and Learning Center. As a reference and instruction librarian for the medical and nursing communities, some of her primary duties include literature searching, research consultations, and resource training. Heather has been with the Eskind Biomedical Library since 2015… Keep Reading

Freely Available Clinical Guidelines

The ECRI Institute has reinstated the clinical guidelines formerly known as the National Guideline Clearinghouse. It is now known as the ECRI Guidelines Trust and the guidelines are still free but require registration. Additional information about the guidelines trust and their inclusion criteria are also available on the website. For more information, please contact the… Keep Reading

Update your mobile apps

All users of the Micromedex, Lexi-Comp, UpToDate, Epocrates, and Sanford Apps are reminded to update them regularly to ensure they are using the most current information. For more information on clinical mobile apps, please view our Apps for Mobile Devices guide, http://researchguides.library.vanderbilt.edu/mobileapps.  

Getting to know your Eskind librarians: Philip Walker

Philip Walker, MLIS, MSHI was appointed Director of the Annette and Irwin Eskind Family Biomedical Library and Learning Center at Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN) in July 2018. As director, the primary duties are to create and communicate a clear vision, allocate financial and human resources, develop policies and practices for collection development, build relationships with constituents… Keep Reading

Mobile App Now Available

Sanford Guide to Antimicrobial Therapy Mobile App The Eskind Biomedical Library has acquired more coupon codes for the Sanford Guide Antimicrobial Therapy App. The app is compatible with iOS and Android devices. For more information or to request your code, please contact us via the Ask Biomedical online form, http://library.vanderbilt.edu/biomedical/ask-librarian.php. Additional instructions to redeem the… Keep Reading

Course Reading List Tool – Training for Faculty & Staff

There is a new Course Reading List Tool to manage and streamline the copyright clearance process with Brightspace. The Course Reading List Tool helps create digital course reading lists by bringing together a wide variety of content data, pricing, copyright information and library holdings all in one place. If you would like to learn more or… Keep Reading

Getting to know your Eskind librarians: Camille Ivey

Camille Ivey is a Health Sciences Librarian at the Eskind Biomedical Library and has worked there for 20 years.  She worked as a Health Information Analyst for 17 years and then completed the University of Tennessee Master’s in Library and Information Science distance education program in 2015.  She is a native Alabamian and completed her… Keep Reading