Description: Looking for the latest developments in patient care but finding too much, too little or inadequate information? This online course is for nurses, nursing students and faculty, and librarians interested in information services for Nursing and Allied Health professions. Participants will learn to use and evaluate web based health information resources for health professionals and consumers, including online news services and consumer health web sites. Participants will also learn to search the National Library of Medicine's MEDLINE database of over 26 million citations using the PubMed interface, and become familiar with MedlinePlus, the National Library of Medicine's web site for consumer health information. Available as web-based as well as face-to-face.
|CE Contact Hours:||2, 3, 4|
|Professional Competencies:||Health Sciences Information Services|
|Subject:||Consumer Health, Evidence Based Health Care, NLM Databases, Subject Specific Resources|
|Course Type:||Face to Face, e-Learning, RML Offerings|
Educational Objective: After this course, participants will be able to: · Describe the types of clinical information available on the Internet · Describe the types of health related consumer/patient education resources available on the Internet · Evaluate quality resources · Identify resources for continuing education · Search the Internet for news services · Perform basic literature searches in PubMed
Welcome and Introduction · Evaluation of Health Information · Nursing Resources · NLM Databases · Conclusion and MLA Evaluation
The instructional methods used include Demonstration, Discussion, and Hands-on Exercises.