The cover of the November 19, 2014 JAMA theme issue on cardiovascular disease features a paper heart model anyone can put together. Grab a pair of scissors, some tape, and the printout, and follow the directions to create your own anatomical heart model.
The internationally-renowned Jefferson Center for Interprofessional Education (JCIPE) hosted a conference, Interprofessional Care for the 21st Century: Redefining Education and Practice, in Philadelphia on October 10-12, 2014. Conference presentations and posters have been loaded in the Jefferson Digital Commons.
Lexicomp is a premier resource for drug information and clinical content available to all Jeffersonians. The most recent enhancements to this popular suite of databases include:
- A new HCAHPS (Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems) field with verbatim HCAHPS survey questions to guide nurses’ interactions with patients and actively work toward improved survey scores.
- Approximately 1,000 discharge leaflets now contain a new Teach Back field that “… helps both the patient and the clinical educator to confirm the patient’s understanding of their discharge instructions.”
- Links to pediatric clinical practice guidelines added to the pediatric and neonatal drug information database.
On Monday, November 10th Scott Library presented a talk by TJU’s Dr. Brainard on Light, Magic and Science in recognition of (and to wrap up) our hosting of the National Library of Medicine’s Harry Potter’s World Exhibit. Dr. Brainard lead a rapt and appreciative audience of about 80 attendees through a series of topics including the science of light in relation to sleep, space travel, and how light emerged from darkness referring to the Russian Revolution and Dr. Sorokin. The presentation was enhanced by the music of Ben Warfield (TJU Department of Neurology).
WASHINGTON (Nov. 10, 2014) — The American College of Cardiology, which has been developing clinical practice guidelines in partnership with the American Heart Association for more than three decades, has launched a new Guideline Clinical App to serve as the mobile home for all ACC/AHA guideline content and related tools.
The initial version of the new American College of Cardiology Guideline Clinical App includes three of the most recently updated practice guidelines and is available for free on iTunes and GooglePlay. Additional guidelines and features will be added over time.
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From the Pivot announcements:
Pivot users who have claimed a profile will begin receiving the new Funding Advisor Alert. This new email alert will be a part of the existing Funding Alerts email and brings the top recommended funding opportunities for each week directly to a users’ inbox.
Faculty of 1000 launched a mobile app for its F1000Prime service. It’s free to Jeffersonians: register for an account, then use the same login credentials after downloading the app from the Apple App Store or Google Play.
F1000Prime provides recommendations and reviews from top faculty of the best research articles in biology and medicine.
Scott Library added these 18 e-books in October to the growing collection:
- Brigham intensive review of internal medicine question and answer companion
- Cancer principles & practice of oncology: handbook of clinical cancer genetics
- Caring for the hospitalized child: a handbook of inpatient pediatrics
- Critical care medicine: principles of diagnosis and management in the adult (4th ed.)
- Current diagnosis & treatment: pediatrics (22nd ed.)
- Handbook of MRI technique (4th ed.)
- Harwood-Nuss’ clinical practice of emergency medicine (6th ed.)
- Johns Hopkins textbook of cardiothoracic surgery (2nd ed.)
- Medical statistics: a guide to SPSS, data analysis and critical appraisal (2nd ed.)
- Mindfulness-based treatment approaches: clinician’s guide to evidence base and applications (2nd ed.)
- New health age: the future of health care in America
- Pediatric injectable drugs (the Teddy Bear book) (10th ed.)
- Schwartz’s principles of surgery (10th ed.)
- Seidel’s physical examination handbook (8th ed.)
- Spine imaging: case review series (3rd ed.)
- Symptom to diagnosis: an evidence-based guide (3rd ed.)
- Understanding medical professionalism
- Williams obstetrics (24th ed.)
15 new posters have been deposited in the Jefferson Digital Commons:
- Overview and Impact of Implementation of a Pharmacy Concierge Service
- Development of Syringomyelia from Retained Bullet Fragment following Spinal Cord Injury
- TeamSTEPPS: Radiologic Sciences Students’ Perspective
- Seeing Is Believing: Optical Computed Tomography (OCT) and Histologic Analysis To Define Pathophysiology Of “Very”, Very Late Stent Thrombosis Occurring More Than 7 Years After Drug Eluting Stent Implantation
- Inferior Meatus Maxillary Antrostomy: Time to Revisit a Previously Abandoned Surgical Technique?
- “It’s persuasion disguised as information” The experiences and adaptations of abortion providers practicing under a new law
- Analysis of patient results distributions to reevaluate a reference range change for calcium, after a change in assay reagents on the Roche Cobas c500 analyzer
- Pharmacist Consult Service in Geriatric Trauma Patients
- Clinical Vignette: A Case of Successful Surgical Decortication for Empyema with Trapped Lung, in A Patient with Decompensated Cirrhosis
- Does a Contraceptive Bridge Method Affect Rates of Postpartum IUD Placement in a Resident Urban Clinic?
- A comparison of the WHO 2004 and 2010 classification systems in pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (Pancreatic NET)
- Treatment of Duodenal Variceal Hemorrhage with Endoscopic Band Ligation
- Listing practices for Morbidly Obese Patients at Liver Transplant Centers in the United States
- Unique Interdisciplinary Public Health Model Doubles Latent Tuberculosis Infection Treatment Completion of Refugee Patients in a Large Metropolitan Area
- Enteral Nutrition Support for a Sarcopenia in End-Stage Liver Disease
From the AMA News Room, 10/28/14:
CHICAGO – The American Medical Association (AMA) today introduced a first-of-its-kind resource aimed at helping physicians and other health care providers improve patient access to care.
The AMA’s Health Workforce Mapper is an interactive tool that illustrates the geographic locations of the health care work force in each state, including health professional shortage areas, hospital locations, as well as other related workforce trends. The tool is designed to highlight areas where the number of health care professionals could be expanded to enhance patient access to timely, quality care close to home. Read the rest of this entry »
Magna Learning Commons, a library of online seminars for faculty and administrators, is now available through the Center for Teaching and Learning Organization in Blackboard Learn. You can access this resource whenever and wherever you are. Watch seminars at home, at work, in a group, on a tablet, or even on a smartphone. The vendor’s site works best with Internet Explorer or Google Chrome (Mac or PC). These resources also work on the iPad.
- Grading and feedback
- Syllabus development
- Student engagement
- Academic integrity
- Online course design
Doximity.com is a social network for physicians that offers easy access to relevant medical news and many other benefits, including opportunities to:
- Connect with colleagues and alumni
- Learn quickly about research underway within your specialty
- Access CME resources
- Stay up to date through informative blog posts
Activating your Doximity.com account may help improve Jefferson’s U.S. News Best Hospitals rating.
Over the past few weeks Jefferson’s Family and Community Medicine department has presented grand rounds on a variety of topics:
- Jefferson Family Medicine Associates (JFMA): Hypertension Clinical Practice Guidelines
- Pediatric Trauma Informed Care: What the Primary Care Provider Needs to Know
- Evaluation and Management of Common Anorectal Conditions
- Use of Opioids in Primary Care
Visit this page to view new presentations from Family and Community Medicine.
If you would like your grand rounds recorded, contact firstname.lastname@example.org