INTRODUCTION The idea of connecting medical librarians and quality health information resources with personal health record (PHR) consumers was the rationale behind the formation of the Medical Library Association (MLA)/ National Library of Medicine (NLM) Joint Electronic Personal Health Record Task Force. Among other tasks, the group was charged with identifying key providers of PHRs. […]
INTRODUCTION The National Library of Medicine’s (NLM’s) MedlinePlus Go Local  provides statewide or regional databases of health-related services linked to health topics in MedlinePlus, NLM’s consumer health website. Links between MedlinePlus and Go Local allow users to move easily between researching a health topic and searching for a health service related to the topic. […]
Byline: BADAR ABBASI AMIN PATHANI, SHEERAZ SHAIKH, SIRAJ-US-SALEKEEN, IFTIKHAR HAIDER NAQVI, SYED TEHSEEN AKHTAR and ABU TALIB ABSTRACT:
Byline: Anjum Shahid, Afroze Ramzan, Ashfaque Memon Pakistan Medical Research Council. Research Centre. NICH and National Institute of Child Health, Karachi.
Byline: Muhammad Masood Khokhar Abstract
INTRODUCTION/BACKGROUND Online tutorials can be a useful facet of a library’s instructional strategies. According to the Instructional Technologies Committee of the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL), web tutorials should include interactive exercises such as simulations or quizzes . These activities encourage active learning and allow students to respond to what is taught, while […]
INTRODUCTION Intensive care units have come to represent the most frequently identifiable source of nosocomial infections within the hospital, with the infection rates and rate of antimicrobial resistance several fold greater than the general hospital settings. Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) is defined as nosocomial pneumonia in mechanically ventilated patients that develops more than 48 hours after […]