Another fun presentation at Miner Library in the UR Medical Center.
What’s for dinner? Does that question give you indigestion?
Miner librarians have some tips for you to ease this daily anxiety. Learn the ins-and-outs of meal planning. Discover new and inventive ideas for leftovers. Find out what you should have in your pantry. Stuck on lunch? No biggie, we’ve got some thoughts on that too (including peanut-free ideas for the kiddos’ lunches). Also, learn about some great food blogs, recipe apps, and favorite cookbooks.
Miner librarians Dan Trout (and, one-time Wegmans chef) and Linda Hasman (food enthusiast) will share their tips on the best ways to: Think it. Plan it. Make it. Eat it.
Join us at noon on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 in the History of Medicine Room at Miner Library. Feel free to invite your colleagues and bring your lunch!
For more information, contact Linda Hasman at 275-3399.
“There’s a meat shortage.” Menu from Highland Hospital School of Nursing during World War 2.
Recently we acquired materials that belonged to Esther Statskey, a Highland School of Nursing Graduate. They include her blue and white striped uniform, school handbooks on anatomy, physiology and charting, and her New York State nursing license.
Esther Edith Statskey graduated from The Highland Hospital in 1945; the archives have an original bulletin from her graduation, and she graduated alongside 31 other SON students and additional students from Rochester’s nursing schools – there were six hospital schools at the time.
We’ve all eaten at chain restaurants and shopped at national stores. Come hear Miner librarians Lorraine Porcello and Dan Trout share their experiences with eating and shopping locally in Rochester and Upstate New York. Come share your favorite local business during this interactive presentation so everyone can learn about local Rochester businesses just in time for the busy holiday season begins.
Join us at noon on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 in the History of Medicine Room at Miner Library. Feel free to invite your colleagues and bring your lunch!
For more information, contact Dan Trout at 276-3475.
Want to see Florence Nightingale’s ambulance carriage?
There is an intriguing new exhibit up at http://apps.nlm.nih.gov/exhibition/digitalgallery/index.cfm from the Zwerdling Postcard Collection at the National Library of Medicine. The exhibit has over 500 postcards from the US and around the world, featuring nurses. Some are from advertisement campaigns, others black and white candid photographs. Hope you enjoy!
One question we hear frequently is: how do I get the full text of an article? The two main things to remember are:
1. Always start from the library website
2. From the article citation, always select the red “Find Text @ UR” button
Example of Citation with Find Text button in CINAHL
Why start from the library website? Because when you access databases using library links, you will be connected to our journal subscriptions – otherwise you will be limiting yourself to what’s available for free online.
Most of the time you will be linked directly to the article. Find and select the “PDF” icon and the article will open.
You will be taken to the library catalog. Look in the center of the Find Text @UR window for:
• A link to the electronic journal, OR
• Special instructions, OR
• Text indicating the article is NOT available electronically.
NOTE: If the article is not available electronically, you can order it through interlibrary loan. Happy searching!
Happy belated Nurses’ Week! Lorraine and I were so proud to be considered for this award. Working with Highland nurses and the Nursing Research and EBP Council has been both rewarding and enriching.
Bonnie Archer and Lorraine Porcello, our friends and colleagues at John R. Williams Health Sciences Library, were nominated for the 2014 Highland Hospital Excellence in Service and Support of Nursing Award.
This award is given annually to an individual or individuals who provide consistent support to the Department of Nursing’s efforts to improve practice and achieve goals that reflect excellence in patient care. Highland nursing staff hold Lorraine and Bonnie in high regard and truly appreciate their collaboration and support. Of course, we do too!
Lorraine and Bonnie were recognized at the Awards of Excellence Ceremony on May 12.
Pictured above, on location at Williams Library: Lorraine Porcello (Librarian) (L) and Bonnie Archer (Library Assistant) (R)
Dr. Kildare. MASH. Scubs. Grey’s Anatomy. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. Call the Midwife.
These are just a few of the hit movies and TV shows that have captured the funny, dramatic, and mysterious sides of medicine.
Please join us at Miner on Wednesday, January 29 at HIGH NOON when librarians Linda Hasman and Valorie Hallinan will take you on a whirlwind tour of medical drama on the screen and how it has changed to reflect the times.
Sit back, relax (bring your lunch or popcorn if you’d like) and enjoy scenes from classic and ground-breaking drama, and some of the latest and greatest shows still in production. We’ll solve a few medical mysteries and watch a medical “blooper” or two, when the writers and directors obviously forgot to consult the experts.
Everyone is welcome to this free event. For more information, contact Linda Hasman at 275-3399 or Valorie Hallinan at 275-6873.
If you’re interested in learning more about the history of medicine right here at Highland, please visit the Historical Collections website at Williams Health Sciences Library. Our Finding Aid details what is available from the historical archives of Highland Hospital. We’ve also been digitizing selected images from the collection, making them accessible on New York State’s research portal, New York Heritage.
While cleaning out my inbox today, I came across an email about a report from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), published in April 2013.
According to their website, a recently completed AHRQ-funded study explores the use of a proactive risk assessment to identify hazards that can lead to surgical site infections (SSIs) in the ambulatory surgery center (ASC) setting.