"STAT" Talks


Ten of your colleagues will share information on a project or resource in a five-minute format. It’s like the weather in the NW; if you aren’t interested in the current subject, in a few minutes there will be something totally new.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009 2:00-3:00  p.m.

Jim Anderson

It Ain't Me! Online Resources Addressing Clinician Bias

Evidence continues to highlight the negative impact on patient care of clinician bias and stereotyping. Many online resources offer clinicians, librarians, patients, and students tools for assessing and addressing bias and stereotyping. This stat talk will look at salient data about bias, and focus on some of the online resources designed to reduce the impact of clinician bias and stereotyping, promoting the equitable care of all patients.

Susan Barnes

Evaluation Lightning Round

Planning and Evaluating Health Information Outreach Projects is a series of booklets available free from your Regional Medical Library. The series includes “Getting Started with Community-Based Outreach,” “Including Evaluation in Outreach Planning,” and “Data Collection and Analysis.” This will be a lightning-fast summary of the booklets' contents plus my opinions about why audience members might care.

Sally Bremner

Gardening at Alaska Medical Library - freshens the air and delights our clients!

From a few scraggly survivors of the 2003 renovation, our staff have propagated and repotted their way to the present cornucopia of 30 plants. Not only do these condition the air and beautify the space, but they immediately break the ice and produce unusual gifts for surprised visitors - a natural marketing tool!

Rose Campbell

Comparative Effectiveness Research and the Librarian

As a medical librarian you are already familiar with meta-analysis, systematic reviews and evidence based medicine; Comparative Effectiveness Research is related to all of these, and has just seen a dramatic increase in funding. I will to discuss the role of librarians in the support of comparative effectiveness research, map this work to expert search services currently provided by professional librarians and describe a number of resources available to support both librarians and researchers undertaking systematic reviews and comparative effectiveness reviews.

Susan Klawansky

We’re on the Team!: Librarians and the Clinical Effectiveness Team at Seattle Children’s

The Clinical Effectiveness Team at Seattle Children’s Hospital works to develop standardized, evidence-based processes for the development of clinical care tools and guidelines across the institution. As members of the team, the librarians at Children’s serve as expert searchers and offer unique input to the work of the Team.

Gail Kouame

Health Enhancement for Rural Elderly: Engaging Seniors and Communities for Better Health and Well-Being

This pilot project involved a combination of three well-established, evidence-based practice programs utilized to enhance the health and well-being of rural seniors in Eastern Montana. Participants indicated positive outcomes and were motivated to improve their overall level of health literacy and self-care management.

Joanne Rich

Virtual Reference with No Budget: Using DimDim for Information
Literacy Consultations

This talk will illustrate use of a free web conferencing service, DimDim, to provide live, virtual reference to answer patrons' search problems. Desktop sharing of computer screens allows librarians to demonstrate search strategies and solutions; audio capabilities are limited and may require telephone use for communication.

Andrea Ryce & Patty Miller

Collaborating for Visibility

Group Health Cooperative's distinctive Medical library and Business library work together to provide seamless library services to the organization as a whole. By partnering together to present classes, Open Houses or simply working on research requests together, the libraries are emerging as a unique library system to their patrons.

Chris Shaffer

AHIP is for Everyone

The Academy of Health Information Professionals is MLA's peer-reviewed professional development and career recognition program. The academy provides a structure for individualized professional development for all health information professionals, no matter how long they've been in the field.

Nancy Sutherland, Pamela Miles, & Meg Brunner

The Substance Use Screening & Assessment Instruments Database

To answer our own frustration over difficulty tracking down questionnaires, we created an online database of measures to screen and assess alcohol and drug problems. The database now includes nearly 670 measures, including those with demonstrated validity and research or clinical utility (“gold stars”), new instruments just published in peer-reviewed journals, public-domain and proprietary instruments (with information on how to obtain copies), and much more. http://lib.adai.washington.edu/instruments


Last Updated: September 17, 2009

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